Unity is a new replacement for Gnome shell in Ubuntu. Canonical started working on it some time ago and Natty Narwhal, Ubuntu 11.04, will be the first to use it by default. I decided that Alpha 3 release after feature freeze is a good time to run things for the first time and give them a little bit of testing. Alpha 3 release is far from being stable environment and there will be feature freeze exceptions for Unity and few other applications and things will still change.
Let’s get something clear, from my point of view and my experience, if the product needs feature freeze exceptions, then most of the testing will be done after the final release. Which means that the product wasn’t really ready for a release. So, in my opinion, six months release cycle is not so bad, but Unity should be included as an option and not as a primary environment.
There are a lot of guides and howtos on how to migrate WordPress to another site when you keep the same domain name. That is easy. When you are doing a lot of development on WordPress for other people and you don’t have shell access to their servers it is much easier to develop locally and when you are finished you transfer everything to the production server.
Production server is usually on another domain and you might also end up with WordPress in a non-root directory. For example, your development instance of WordPress is on http://dev.uberdevs.com/important_client/ and production server will be http://www.importantclient.com/. We’ll migrate thist in four easy steps.
If you are like me, Windows accident prone, then you already had problems with booting your Windows, right? Probably. I manage to break even the non breakable things. So, the last time I was playing around with partitions on my hard drives Windows rendered themselves un-bootable. No, it really wasn’t me. The whole boot procedure is actually so weird that repairing often fails. When your boot fails and instead of Windows boot menu or a splash animation, you get a weird error message which you never saw before, you usually try to recover with Windows installation DVD. In some situations this might not be enough…