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Got my wife on Unbuntu

My wife, Renata, has been complaining more and more that Windows is getting slower and it's a pain downloading and installing anti-virus software all the time. I occasionally tease that I don't have any of these problems, I don't even have an anti-virus installed on my Ubuntu machine.
So finally, this week, she said that she wants to a dual boot machine, like Victor has.
Compounding the issue is that over the past few weeks our Internet provider had been getting slower and slower, of course, making Windows appear even slower than normal.
I downloaded the DVD version of Ubuntu 8.10 which took a week with this slow connection and, of course, it didn't work (I believe her machine does like booting with a DVD). Luckily, some time on Friday our Internet provider fixed their problems and I was able to download the CD version of 8.10 in about 40 minuts.
In the meantime I backed up her machine to my hard drive which was much slower than it should have been (about 8 hours). I nee…

Launched

It's been a long road, but we launched Google Talk in Orkut.

Official Orkut Blog Post of the Launch