I’m based in the UK but have worked for a US software company for a number of years, so I’ve got used to having meetings via videoconference on a regular basis.
The image quality of these meetings isn’t bad, but it’s not that great either, with images appearing slightly fuzzy, and often it’s difficult to see who is actually talking, or to see everyone clearly on the screen.
Well it looks like the videoconferencing technology could be starting to develop into a more real-world experience after reading an interesting article in UK IT publication Computer Weekly. HP have developed the Halo Collaboration Studio, which was first announced at the end of 2005.
I’m a recent convert to Ubuntu. I’ve been using it for a few months now and have no complaints. I can’t see myself ever going back to Windows. If you’re one of those people who are considering the switch from Windows to Linux, but have been put off by the lack of decent games, then it might be time to think again.
Whilst helping one of my readers install Ubuntu I came across a link on how to access information on a Windows hard drive from Ubuntu. The link is specifically for people whose Windows installation has crashed and need to recover information via Ubuntu, but is equally useful for people who have a working Windows installation and need to share data between Ubuntu and Windows.
I thought I’d give an update on how things are progressing since my upgrade from Ubuntu 6.06 to Ubuntu 6.10. Things are still working fine. Just one minor niggle so far. Ubuntu 6.10 no longer automatically detects my digital camera when I connect it to the USB port. I have to manually start the gThumb image viewer application before I can import pictures from my camera. Seems like I am not alone judging by the Ubuntu forums.