Thursday, October 29, 2009

Syntensity Celebrates Ubuntu 9.10

If you read this blog then you probably already know that I am a big fan of open source, and of Linux in particular. I'm also an Ubuntu user, so today the Syntensity lobby world is lighting up with fireworks to celebrate the release of Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala:

Log in to the lobby world to see it in person. (The fireworks effect, btw, like everything else is reusable for your own Syntensity worlds. See packages/base/welcome/KarmicKoala.js in your home directory for example code. Note that that file will only be there after you connect to the lobby world, at which point it will be automatically downloaded.)

I've been using Ubuntu 9.10 for a while now, and it was definitely worth the upgrade for me: It feels significantly faster, and also better supports my hardware. Thank you to the Ubuntu people, and all the open source projects that are included in Ubuntu (the Linux kernel, etc. etc.)!

Btw, speaking of Ubuntu 9.10, the nice people at Playdeb have packaged Syntensity for Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10, 32- and 64-bit.

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