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Since missing out on the funky limited edition T-shirt when Hardy Heron was release, I was determined to be one of the first to get the Intrepid Ibex shirt when it was released.

Well it’s out now. But I’m not getting one.

Limited edition Intrepid Ibex T (mens)

Limited edition Intrepid Ibex T (mens)

Blaarrgh!

But, hey, if you like it, head on over to the Canonical shop and pick one up quick smart.

I’ve needed to google for this twice in the last week and took some time to find the answer each time.

If you dual-boot into Windows with Novell workgroup software installed (as is the case at my workplace) you may find that your machine enters a continuous reboot cycle the next time you power up. Here’s a post that documents how to restore grub in such cases.

Thanks to a post in the ever-useful ubuntuforums.org I was able to get my Wacom tablet working under Ubuntu. Under Gutsy I spent the best part of a day trying to get it to work without any luck, but under Hardy it just worked.

This, along with my recent banning from WoW, means I’m now only 1 step away from deleting my Windows partition … forever!

Every 6 months Canonical makes a new release of Ubuntu. Each release is codenamed with an adjective and an animal. Both words begin with the same letter of the alphabet and the given letter more or less progresses with each release. It’s a great naming scheme.

For example, there was Warty Warthog, Hoary Hedgehog, Breezy Badger, then Dapper Drake. Edgy Eft has been release for 6 months now and Feisty Fawn was released recently.

Names are chosen from suggestions put up by ubuntu wiki members on this page. Late last year I added a few proposals (heres my diff), including the adjective Lampooning and the animals Lagomorph and Gibbon. And recently it was announced that the next release would be codenamed Gutsy Gibbon! I’m stoked, they chose gibbon!

I’m very happy because, in some small way, I’ve helped out. Now this 5 seconds of fame is over, maybe I ‘get some skills’ and help the product in a more meaningful way. 😉