With the NASA already on a mission to Mars, with the Curiosity rover landing. Well, maybe the Martians are already here! And this time they have a message for the earthlings, Use Ubuntu, I guess.
Well, what else do you think, could these Ubuntu crop circles cropping up in Italy mean?
It doesn’t seem like aliens, but then who else could be making these crop circles in Carcia, Italy? The Ubuntu-shaped crop circles have emerged in wheat fields belonging to Joseph Fasciana’s family. And many of the designs span between 600 to 800 square meter in size.
The Italian Police are also on their toes now! They however say that it’s probably just a bunch of pranksters influenced by a May edition of a paranormal TV show ‘Mystery,’ that described how to make a crop circle.
Joshua and his family don’t seem to be convinced by this earthly explanation however. They say,
This time of year the wheat [will bend and break] if we walk in the middle,’ he told Italian blog Ctzen.it, ‘There are [no] signs of people who walk, nor wheels of vehicles; nothing that suggests that they were created by a human hand.
We have looked carefully, the designs are so perfect that they seem to be made with a compass and the ears are intertwined.
So the question is not who made the crop circles? It is in fact – “Do they also use open source software such as Ubuntu?”
So the Steam has finally been ported to Linux. Yes, that’s right you can now run Steam on Ubuntu. So, what’s next for the gaming people? Left 4 Dead 2, the zombie FPS is set to be the first Valve game to be released on the Linux.
Who would have thought Left 4 Dead 2 would go down the history lane!
The debut blog post on the blog read,
After successfully porting L4D2 to Ubuntu, interest grew within Valve and, as a result, the team and projects we were working on also grew. Currently, our focus is on the following projects:
▪ getting the Steam client onto Linux with full functionality
▪ optimizing a version of L4D2 running at a high frame rate with OpenGL
▪ porting additional Valve titles”
Hey, by the way, since the Valve Linux Blog is up and ready, waiting for your comments and suggestions. Do check that out, and don’t forget to make a request for Half Life!
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The problem is that if you enable Advanced visual effects by going to System > Preference > Appearance, you get the message “Effects could not be enabled.”
The solution to this problem is,
- Make sure your Ubuntu is updated.
- Virtual Box should be updated, along with the Virtual Box guest additions.
- Before starting the virtual machine, go to the machine settings.
- Then you must check Enable 3D Acceleration under Display, and allocate a decent amount of video memory (maximum possible).
This should solve the problem, and you should now be able to have those advanced fluid like effects on Ubuntu.
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