Tuesday, February 12, 2008

How to install anything in Ubuntu guide

Web site Cutler Software posts a detailed guide to installing any Linux app from the perspective of a new-to-Linux Windows user.

The guide starts with the basics of Synaptic (sort of the Add/Remove software tool for Linux), delves into installing apps from the command line, then finishes with steps necessary to manually install a package. When I installed Ubuntu in a triple-boot setup with Vista and XP, this straight-forward guide would have come in so handy. If you've made the move to Ubuntu - or you're considering making that leap - this guide is a must-bookmark.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Planet Ubuntu

Planet Ubuntu

Time for a little perspective on the Open Source industry in Australia… Yesterday, the ABS shipped some findings about digital game development companies:

At end June 2007, there were 45 businesses in Australia involved in the provision of digital game development services. These businesses employed over 1,400 people and generated a total income of $136.9m which represented an average of $3m per business.

Total expenses incurred for the same period were $128.5m. Almost two-thirds of this amount was attributable to labour costs ($83.8m).

During 2006-07 digital game development services businesses recorded an operating profit before tax of $8.5m, and an operating profit margin of 6.2%.