Postgresql 8.3 and Qgis 0.10.0 Io

Ecosur will soon be providing students and researchers with a networked data base for storing and visualising public domain spatial layers. This database should also store results from ongoing research. I am convinced that the advantages of providing a fully functional geographical data base at zero cost by using PostGIS/Postgresql are compelling. The release of…

Videos y DVDs con Ubuntu

Algunos estudiantes llevaron discos de Ubuntu Heron despues de mi presentación. Si han probado instalarlo estoy seguro que van a querer usarlo para ver videos. Para conseguir Flash para You Tube la mejor forma es abrir synaptics (sistema-administración-synaptics) y buscar “flashplugin-nonfree”. Luego los codecs se instalan cuando se necesitan. Para tener Medibuntu (el repositorio para…

Upgrade to Ubuntu Heron

I am impressed by Ubuntu Heron. The most important difference is  ease of installation. Both Feisty and Gutsy were simple enough to get running, given a reasonable degree of patience. However there were always a few problems to fix. These involved  screen resolution sound and video. Getting everything right needed  a search which produced multiple…

Installing Heron

Despite recent posts, I admit to being a long term Windows user myself. I therefore share many of the characteristics of Windows users. The most important of these is that I am naturally extremely conservative and very reluctant to change a laptop when I have things working the way I am used to. I have…