//EDIT_7:30pm: Just moments ago they have released it (finally). Thank you Ubuntu Team! check out the new features

It’s 23rd April 2009! Promised date for the final release of Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope". It's nearly end of the day for me but so far no sign of the final release. Since last night I have been waiting for the final release to hit the servers. Gotta agree it’s painful waiting for the final release. Next time I would recommend the ubuntu team to set not only the date but the exact time it would be available for download. Been waiting patiently for months, guess I could wait afew more hours, or a day for that matter.

There is going to be a mad rush for downloading the release version since there are millions of users waiting for the final release to hit the servers. However, if you can’t be patient until then, you could start downloading the last daily build. In all probability daily build available now would become the final release (maybe with afew minor modifications).

Daily build are available on: http://cdimage.ubuntulinux.org/
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Time for a fun post. About 90% of my web activity is spent on social networking and reading IT related stuffs. Below is a list of places where I like to waste my time when I need a break. Hope you’ll find it useful.

lifeHacker.com:
An award-winning daily blog that features tips, shortcuts, and downloads that help you get things done smarter and more efficiently. Lifehacker launched in January 2005, and now ranks as one of the top-linked blogs on the internet according to Technorati.



gizmodo.com
Gizmodo is a blog about gadgets and technology. Started in 2002, Gizmodo has grown to be Gawker Media's largest blog, bringing in upwards of 100 million page views a month in traffic. Gizmodo post about a variety of electronics, as well as all sorts of things gadget geeks will enjoy.


tbohiphop.net
The Best Of HipHop - HipHop; Mixtapes CD's, Music Videos, News, RnB, Reggaeton, Huge Community, Rap, Underground. You will find it very interesting if you are a fan of Hipop.


warez-bb.org
The biggest Forum and where the most traffic happens in the Warez world is warez-bb. Reaching the heights that this site has is quite a milestone in the community as a whole. It is unquestionable that WBB is the pinnacle. and just keeps growing. Ranging from latest Apps, upto-date movies, Music, Templates and Scripts, Warez-bb now has over 1 million active users.


enGadget.com
Similarly to the gizmodo, Engadget is a web magazine with obsessive daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics. Engadget was launched in March of 2004 in partnership with the Weblogs, Inc. Network (WIN).



withinWindows.com
Tech blog by Rafael Rivera Jr. who is responsible for a number of technical memes such as patched Uxtheme libraries, which nullify the need for having your Microsoft Windows themes digitally signed, and the Alky for Applications project (previously VAIO), a custom implementation of Microsoft Windows Vista API on older platforms such as Microsoft Windows XP etc.


iStartedSomething.com
It’s more than just a Windows Live blog. Consisting of some of the best stories first, Long Zheng, the self-proclaimed king of istartedsomething.com attracts more educated, young adults, slightly more male than female, more Asian, HH income up to $60k audience and growing.
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What do you think of my new blog design? It was actually completed afew days ago but I had to make sure it works fine with the top web browsers; opera, firefox, chrome and internet explorer. Surely still there are afew minor defects (that I hope you won’t recognize).

While the look has been transformed quite a bit, the idea was to keep the elements I liked from the old cobbled together theme while making the whole thing work and not appear so clumsy. That’s the main reason why I used a pre-coded bloggy (thnxs to falconhive).

Anyways, I guess I must publicize my old blogger theme for free download. So keep in touch folks.

Here's my old bloggy;



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Yesterday I logged on to my deviantART page and was astonished to see loads of unread comments in my inbox. It turns out that I received my first DD on the free-hand icon set. I actually made this icon set for my personal use; to theme up conky on my ubuntu desktop. Anyway I’m glad that it got DD. I'm so thankful to =eos8 for suggesting it and ^yingjunjiu for featuring it as a DD.

Btw, Thanks for all the watches, Favs and comments! Really appreciate it.



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