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Love has nothing to do with order.
St Columbanus (540 - 615AD)

Jaunty Update...

Recently, I posted about the upcoming Ubuntu release, 9.04, Jaunty Jackalope.  I just wanted to give an update.

The release in now in beta with a Release Candidate scheduled for tomorrow.  So far, this release has been rock solid with only a few minor incidents.  So minor, in fact, that they only regard a couple of apps.  But what I'm really jazzed about is the 'out-of-the-box' experience I am having with this release.

As some of you know, I work in a service center now and come in contact with several different laptops -- Dell, HP, Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba, etc.  And, just for giggles, I throw in my beta CD of Jaunty.  In every case, it finds all the hardware.  I have wireless; web cam, audio, video.  Every time.  I would say that the overall experience has been one of real surprise.  I am just blown away at how well this release picks up all of this different hardware.  It is just amazing how far we have come in the Linux world.

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Grandma Bonnie

This afternoon, my wife's Grandma Bonnie left this world's realm and entered the Otherworld.

The shade of death lies upon your face, our loved one,
but the Jesus of Grace has His hand round about you;
in nearness to the Trinity farewell to your pains;
Christ stands before you and peace is in His mind.

For Grandma Bonnie

God, omit not this woman from Your covenant.
The many evils that in this life she may have committed
she cannot count or list this night.
Gather this soul with Your own arm, O Christ,
great King of the City of Heaven.

It was Your work, O Christ,
the buying of the soul
at the time of the balancing of the beam,
at the time of bringing of justice.
Be this soul hidden in Your right hand.

May Michael, prince of angels,
come to meet her soul,
leading it home
to the heaven of the Son of God.