Trio Edubook Review

Tuesday 28 December 2010 | post a comment

geckoSetelah sekian lama mengoprek-oprek banda ini dengan segala suka dukanya 😯 , saya merasa perlu membagi-bagikan sedikit review saya mengenai netbook Trio Edubook (di luar dikenal dengan nama Gecko Edubook). Netbook murah dengan tenaga batere jam dinding sebanyak 8 buah. Mengusung konsep device on chip, yang diklaim mudah untuk diupgrade komponen-komponen di dalamnya.
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5 reasons why Ubuntu isn’t ready for “human beings”

Wednesday 1 September 2010 | post a comment

kaskusActually, This is just a parody about Ubuntu with their slogan, “Linux for Human Beings”. Isn’t ready yet term in this post refers to situation in the country of Indonesia. Source in this post refers to a post by member in kaskus forum (which you can access here). Well, this is five reasons why Ubuntu isn’t ready yet for humang being 😆 .

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Jangan Beli Axioo Neon MLC-2222, Jika Anda Pengguna Linux

Thursday 14 January 2010 | post a comment


Atas rekomendasi saya dan temen saya, saya menyuruh teman saya yg lain untuk membeli Axioo. Pertimbangannya, after salesnya Axioo bagus dan barang juga tidak begitu mengecewakan, walau brand-nya tidak sekuat Dell atau HP (sory, Toshiba gw kagak maen). Sebenarnya bagus atau tidak after salesnya relatif juga, berhubung saya di Jakarta, dan pemerintah kita masih picik soal pemerataan pembangunan (terlihat dari kebijakan mobil dinasnya). Mungkin saja stok spare part di sini sangat mudah, ketimbang di daerah2 yang musti indent dulu beberapa selang waktu.

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Extending Battery Duration on Ubuntu Jaunty

Thursday 20 August 2009 | post a comment

I admit that Ubuntu Jaunty running well on my Compaq CQ40-337TU, except a small problem for sound device (already fixed). All devices work properly, VGA with 3D effects, WiFi device, webcam, optical drive, synaptic pointer, etc. But I notice one thing, the battery consumption with Jaunty is very bad.

I search in “Mbah Google” about this problem, and found many solution to extending battery life duration.

  • Adjust your desktop appearance without sophisticated effect (include 3d effect, which also have a same problem on Vista). This effect is cool, but it consuming too much electricity on VGA card.
  • Decreasing your display brightness into lowest level. I can still have a clear view on laptop LCD using the lowest level brightness.
  • Adjust CPU voltage into power save mode. If you hate to edit any script configuration, you can install kpowersave to easily adjust this configuration (monitor brightness also can be adjusted with this tools). Put kpowersave to always run when Ubuntu started first time.
  • Install powertop apps. This app will suggest you about the best way to lowering voltage consumption based on your hardware usage.

After doing those tweak, I got 3 hour battery life (before doing it, I only got 2 hour). Kpowersave and powertop are available on Ubuntu repository. Btw, Ubuntu has it default power management tools (gnome power manager), so I disabling it before installing kpowersave. I prefers to choose kpowersave since it had more integrated configuration setting.

I’m waiting for your response. Please give me another suggestion to tweak battery consumption on Linux, I still find another great way about doing this. Go green Indonesia.

Tulisan ini dibuat untuk menyukseskan Lomba Blog Open Source P2I-LIPI dan Seminar Open Source P2I-LIPI 2009.

Install Google Earth on Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty)

Monday 20 July 2009 | post a comment

This is the mirror file for Google Earth Linux, which you can freely download at Indowebster (Indonesian server mirror download). Google has been released Google Earth for Linux platform (now was reach version 5). Usually people using Wine to install Google Earth for Windows on Linux machine.

To installing it, download the program from link which I provide (or you can go to official site to always get the latest version). Use terminal and move to your downloaded program directory (a folder where you put the downloaded file). There will be contain a file named “GoogleEarthLinux.bin”.

Type this on terminal
sudo su
You’ll be prompted to enter your root password. Then type this:
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

Next, the rest of the install is self explanatory. You’ll be prompted to choose installation directory. Just click “begin install” to continuing it at default directory.


Other way to install it you can check this link.