McDonald’s Forever Young

Looks like Mickey D’s are going to start showing off some bling bling with a redesign in their restaurants that may include lounge areas equipped with sofas, armchairs, large flat screen televisions and Wi-Fi Hotspots!
Who would of thought that McDonald’s restaurants would be such a cool place to hangout? The renovation is part of McDonald’s “Forever Young” campaign that will eventually effect all 13,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S.A. Cool stuff!

The restaurants are also being equipped with tall counters and stool seating, and a family section with large tables and leather booths.

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Google has some scary stories for free!

Google put together a nice collection of scary stories available as a free download (or read it online) just in time for Halloween!

What would Halloween be without a little trick-or-treating? This year, make exploring some of these classic spooky tales part of your treat. Discover who famously uttered “nevermore,” why Van Helsing was forced to behead the “bloofer lady” and how Ichabod Crane met his untimely end in a tranquil glen called Sleepy Hollow.

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Ubuntu 6.10 Released!

Looks like Ubuntu just released their 6.10 release (Edgy Eft) today.
If you’re like me and already running Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, then upgrading is the way to go.

If you want to upgrade from 6.06 LTS to 6.10, run the following command (either via ALT-F2 or a terminal):

gksu “update-manager -c”

The “-c” switch instructs Update Manager to look for upgrades at all. By default the 6.06 LTS release will not offer that automatically because of its long support cycle and high stability.

If you have a working network connection, it should then inform you about a new release and offer to upgrade your system.

Or you have other options as well here.

Some of the new features in the release include:

  • A new Startup Screen
  • Gnome 2.16 (Latest Release)
  • Gaim 2.0 beta 3.1 (Looking forward to using it)
  • A New Theme which includes some rounded window borders.
  • Orca
  • Proactive security features, preventing many common security vulnerabilities even before they are discovered – My Favorite
  • Lots more upgraded software including Firefox 2.0 and more!

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I’ve run the upgrade as mentioned above, and the results:
Upgrade was semi-successful, the only thing I had a problem with was re-establishing my wireless connection which always seems trivial for some reason. Otherwise it was rather painless. The whole thing took about 2-3 hours to download and install the upgrade.