Archive for August, 2006

Christian Ubuntu

I have recently come across a new version of the very popular Ubuntu distrobution of Linux. Its called Christian Ubuntu. Here is a quote from the site about the project.

Ubuntu Christian Edition is a free, open source operating system geared towards Christians. It is based on the popular Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support.

The goal of Ubuntu Christian Edition is to bring the power and security of Ubuntu to Christians. Ubuntu Christian Edition is suitable for both desktop and server use. The current Ubuntu release supports PC (Intel x86).

Ubuntu Christian Edition includes more than 16,000 pieces of software, but the core desktop installation fits on a single CD. Ubuntu Christian Edition covers every standard desktop application from word processing and spreadsheet applications to web server software and programming tools.

Along with the standard Ubuntu applications, Ubuntu Christian Edition includes the best available Christian software. The latest release contains GnomeSword, a top of the line Bible study program for Linux based on the Sword Project. There are several modules installed with GnomeSword including Bibles, Commentaries, and Dictionaries.

Ubuntu Christian Edition also includes fully integrated web content parental controls powered by Dansguardian. A graphical tool to adjust the parental control settings has also been developed specifically for Ubuntu Christian Edition. These features are truly what sets Ubuntu Christian Edition apart.

If you want to see it in action check out this. They do have a script that can take a standard install of Ubuntu Dapper Drake and convert it. Here is a link to the page telling how to do it.


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Dresden files

Right now I am in the middle of reading a series of books by Jim Butcher called “The Dresden Files“. It is a set of books that follows the adventures of a man named Harry Dresden who is a wizard. The books are suspenseful and entertaining. He deals with all types including demons, werewolves and the like. Right now I am only on the second book but I plan to read the entire set before long. If you have ever read the Laurel K. Hamilton series about Anita Blake then these books have the same feel. I saw that there will be a TV series based on the Dresden files starting in Janurary 07 on SciFi. I am looking forward it and I am interested in seeing how close they can stay to the story line and characters in the books.

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Web 2.0 Bible

Have you seen eBible yet? It is one of the nicest online Bibles that I have ever used. They have at this time 6 different translations including the New American Standard Bible, English Standard Version and New King James Version. There are also dictionaries, commentaries and encyclopedias. The site is still in beta so that means that it is changing quite often. It includes the ability to tag verses for later use like tagging a photo on flickr.

For now the only ways to get access to use the site are to sign up to be notified when they are allowing more people in or receive an invitation from someone. Right now I have 2 invites available. If you would like to have one then post your email in the comment section asking for one and I will send it to you. Like I said I only have 2 so it is first come first serve. If I get more then I will make this same offer again.

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I have one left now.


Do you use Linux?

If are a Linux user then show it by voting on digg. If you aren’t a Linux user there are Mac and Windows post to vote for as well. Sure it isn’t totally scientific but hey it’s fun right.

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This is my very first post on my new blog and I wanted to take the time to say thanks for visiting. I hope to add new content here on a regular basis. Subjects of my postings will include Computers (mostly Linux stuff), Martial Arts (Aikido, Iaido) and Christianity. I will also post about books that I am reading at the time so check back often.

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