I added a couple new features to the ubuntuforums this week allowing users to post a direct link to an ubuntu bug report when replying or creating a new post. Also added was the option for users to link their Launchpad account into their forum profile.
Well I decided to setup dual boot on my macbook pro tonight, I installed refit, edited the partitions with boot camp and burned by feisty beta cd.. Only to be utterly disappointed, the beta cd won’t even boot it crashes with an X error. Other people have reported similar things on the Apple Intel section at Ubuntu Forums.
Once that failed I decided to go download Feisty Herd 5 and give it a try, I figured why not. Luck! it booted up without a hitch and I began the installation it took about 20 minutes or so. At 99% the installer crashed, so I rebooted and thought ah well maybe it actually finished. On the refit screen I selected Ubuntu, bah! Nothing it wants a boot disk.
So in the end, I still got my partitioned space I’ll just wait for the final release of feisty and hope that works. But still I am pretty disappointed I wanted to fiddle 🙂
- over 14,000 new accounts each month
- average ~22,000 new threads a month
- average ~136,000 new posts each month
- average ~3.7 million visits each month
- average ~12.6 million page views per month
- ~74% of visitors use Firefox
- ~12% of visitors use IE
- ~61% of visitors use Linux
- ~35% of visitors use Windows
- ~57% of traffic is recurring visitors
- ~42% of traffic is new traffic visitors
- ~69% of traffic comes from google
- ~5% of traffic comes from *.ubuntu.com
- ~3% of traffic comes from digg.com
I currently use a dns hosting provider for my more popular domains and then host them myself, except for the ubuntuforums which canonical providers the hosting for.
However, I have become increasingly interested in moving my my own dns cluster and developing a tool to manage my domains and possibly providing a free or low cost dns hosting platform. Enter moxiewebdns, the backend is powered by PowerDNS and mySQL and the web front end is developed with php using mySQL as the storage engine.
I decided to go back to my own hosting after trying out mediatemple for a few months. I was intrigued by their “grid” hosting platform, but in the end was ultimately disappointed in the speed and lack luster features for multiple users.