- Richard Hughes: PackageKit and Pango are now friends. When Pango comes across a document specifying particular fonts that you don’t have it can now ask if you want to install them.
- Herman Bos: From Evolution to Thunderbird (Part II). Last month Herman decided to go the opposite direction from me and move from Evolution to Thunderbird and he’s given us an update on how things are going. Personally I like how Evolution is working for me, although I wish it were easier to theme so I could get it working better with Mac4Lin.
- Mackenzie Morgan: Compiz? Emerald? Metacity? What’s the Difference? This has got to be one of the most asked questions Ubuntu users get (apart from what’s the difference between GNOME and KDE) and Mackenzie gives us a great article on straightening out confusion. In fact her article should be required reading (or at least really easy to find) for all Ubuntu noobs.
- Dustin Kirkland: Tux on a Groom’s Cake. Dustin read an article about Ubuntu bread (he has the link) and was reminded of the groom’s cake at his wedding. We should get one for the next Ubuntu release party.
- Miguel de Icaza: Moonlight 1.0 Beta 1. The Linux port of Microsoft’s Silverlight is finally available for beta testing. Now Linux users can enjoy the content that silly webmasters put up using Microsoft’s proprietary attempt at dethroning a very popular proprietary web media format, Adobe’s Flash. He also has a link to a page of sites you can test Moonlight out on, although Major League Baseball isn’t one of them. I tried watching some of their Silverlight video content and got stuck at “Loading…” forever so I’ll have to check it out on one of the sites they link to. He also has a nice article on Moonlight’s media stack that has some good info on Moonlight’s media rendering.
Before I put a lid on today’s post I need to point you over to a writeup about a new Ubuntu reference coming out in January. Even better? It will also be available in what looks to be a free PDF version. Thanks to this week’s Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter for the heads up.