Managing Bookmarks on multiple machines

Ok, so you’ve got like 2 workstations, a notebook perhaps some netbooks and you have a load of bookmarks you want to have on all machines…. perhaps including your machine @ work….

There is a pretty nifty online bookmark manager plugin from StartAid which will allow you to manage your bookmarks online, publish them to other users and export to XML or HTML.

Get the Extension here

Here are some of the key features taken directly from the addon site:

– Similar feel to built in bookmark manager.
– All your bookmarks are accessible from Firefox and VIA through your personal account
– Built in Side Bar
– No Synchronization required, all changes are real-time
– Import existing bookmarks from your browser or favorite social bookmarking site.
– Your personal profile will allow you to track all your bookmark stats.
– Drag and Drop management system.
– Quick and Detailed bookmarking options.
– Organize bookmarks allows you to move multiple bookmarks and categories at once
– Quick Link buttons for your toolbar

Analyzing and optimizing netbook boot processes

Bootchart is a tool that monitors and graphs your Linux boot processes. The detailed view will allow you to view CPU and disk usage, as well as the timeframe that certain daemons and modules require. This seems to be an interesting option for Netbooks and optimizing OS startup time.

The analysis can be rendered in png, svg or eps format and are dumped to /var/log/bootchart/

Here is an example from my Acer Aspire One running Ubuntu


Ubuntu on the Aspire one A110L

Ubuntu is up and running properly and the most important devices are running. I had a USB IDE adapter handy so i installed it from the new 8.04.1 CD release.

WiFi will not run out of the box install, here is a quick tutorial to get it running

The install will require some tweaking in order to get everything running nice and smooth. Especially Firefox ist laggy at some time.

I will add some more stuff to the wiki page regarding the UME interface and card reader installation.

Here is a screenshot of ume running in XFCE. As you can see the formatting is a bit buggy

Ubuntu UME