17 Oct

Blessed Samhain!

The whole planet (specially the celts, the vikings and their descendants) knows that we’re close to Halloween but now, since I’m meeting with my ancestors (historically, I mean) just discovered the purpose of this rare ritual: the end of the harvest, the end of the light half, and the beginning of the dark half. According to Wikipedia:

Samhain ( /ˈsɑːwɪn/, /ˈsaʊ.ɪn/, or /ˈsaʊn/) is a Gaelic harvest festival held on October 31–November 1. It was linked to festivals held around the same time in other Celtic cultures […] and both the Gaelic and the Catholic liturgical festival have influenced the secular customs now connected with Halloween.

Yes, it ‘s whitchcraft, but we love it! So, for all Lubuntu users and lovers, I made a special version of the Quantal Quetzal wallpaper to download. Just click on the image to make it bigger (1280 x 1024 px). Blessed Samhain to everybody! Shona Oíche Shamhna!

14 Oct

Happy Birthday, KDE!

As my last post dedicated to Gnome’s birthday, it’s fair enough to dedicate this one to another of the greatest desktops all around the Linux computing: KDE. The Kool (or whatever) Desktop Interface is now 16 years old.

Even its technology is far away from GTK, the one used by Lubuntu, we can’t deny they made great things. A prove of that is our brother desktop, Kubuntu, is one of the most downloaded distros and, like us, about to release their own Quantal Quetzal version. So, have a very happy season!

Via Linux Freedom For Life.

06 Oct

Quantal Quetzal CD wallet

I’m proud to release the Quantal Quetzal version of the CD Set featuring the new “aztec” design. The guys from Canonical made a great job, doing a historical review of the pre-colombine societies.

You can see the quetzal in every poster (I’m finishing the Lubuntu one) or press element, as well as the God Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent, drawing the “1210” version number. I can’t help watching there the nibbles game moving thru the squares.

I hope you like them, I did it with all my dedication. You can download it at the marketing wiki.

05 Oct

Lubuntu countdown

Hey, just look right! The Lubuntu countdown widget is ready. Just copy and paste this piece of code on your own website:

<iframe src=”http://dl.dropbox.com/u/133108/lubuntu/lubuntu_counter.html
” style=”width:180px; height:160px; border:1px solid #bbbbbb” frameborder=1>There was an error loading the countdown.</iframe>

All credits go to Corbin Davenport. Great job, buddy!