Monthly Archives: April 2009

Perubahan Untuk Rakyat

Tulisan dari Annelies tentang Perubahan Untuk Rakyat yang dikampanyekan Prabowo Subianto.

Sehari jelang pemilu legislatif Indonesia 2009, saya tergelitik mengarahkan tikus komputerku ke sebuah banner di halaman detik. Banner itu tentang pemilu, dengan foto seorang calon presiden, bergantian muncul dengan gambar burung garuda yang adalah simbol partainya.

Oh iya, banner tadi akhirnya saya klik, dan membawa kepada sebuah website: http://www.perubahanuntukrakyat.com. Websitenya tentang Prabowo Subianto, Gerindra, dan seputar hal itu.

Prabowo, seorang Jenderal pada masa orde baru, memang banyak diberitakan miring setelah kajatuhan rezim Soeharto. Dari isu penculikan yang dituduhkan padanya hingga berakhir pada pemecatannya dari kesatuan. Sempat (seingat saya) tinggal di luar negeri (Jornadia), dan lalu kembali. Tidak tanggung-tanggung, kembali, membangun partai, dan mencalonkan diri jadi presiden.

Visi yang ditawarkan adalah perubahan. Kira-kira sama seperti jualan SBY pada pemilu 2004, dan juga Obama di Amerika pada 2009. Di luar isu perubahan, prabowo menggunakan pendekatan yang sangat baik, yaitu iklan-iklan yang menjanjikan harapan hidup yang lebih baik kepada petani-petani dan seluruh rakyat Indonesia, dan tentang kecintaan pada produk dalam negeri.

Jujur kalo soal iklan dan program yang ditawarkan, menurut saya, Prabowo (dengan Partai Gerindra) ini sangat unggul dibanding calon presiden (dan partai lainnya). Tapi, rakyat jua yang akan memilih, dan besok adalah waktunya. Kita lihat saja. Suara rakyat tak pernah bohong.

Oh iya satu lagi. Ketika mencari di google tentang prabowo, sebuah iklan adsense muncul dengan judul Prabowo Subianto Berpesan
Iklan di google adsense tampilannya seperti ini:

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History and Development of Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu was initially forked from the Debian project’s code base. The aim was to release a new version of Ubuntu every six months, resulting in a more frequently updated system. Ubuntu’s first release was on October 20, 2004. The name Ubuntu, pronounced IPA: in English, comes from the Zulu word “ubuntu”, translated as “humanity to others”, describing the ubuntu philosophy: “I am what I am because of who we all are”, a positive aspect of community.

New releases of Ubuntu coincide a month after GNOME releases. In contrast to previous general-purpose forks of Debian — such as MEPIS, Xandros, Linspire, Progeny and Libranet, many of which relied on proprietary and closed source add-ons as part of their business model — Ubuntu has stayed closer to Debian’s philosophy and uses free (libre) software, making an exception only for some proprietary hardware drivers.

Ubuntu packages are based on packages from Debian’s unstable branch: both distributions use Debian’s deb package format and package management tools, APT and Synaptic, although Debian and Ubuntu packages are not necessarily binary compatible with each other, and may need to be rebuilt from source. Ubuntu cooperates with Debian — to some extent pushing changes back to Debian, although there has been criticism that this doesn’t happen often enough. Many Ubuntu developers are also maintainers of key packages within Debian. However, Ian Murdock, the founder of Debian, expressed concern about Ubuntu packages diverging too far from Debian Sarge to remain compatible.

Before release, packages are imported from Debian Unstable continuously and merged with Ubuntu-specific modifications. A month before release, imports are frozen, and soon after a feature freeze is instated, which allows for packagers to work on ensuring that the current software works well, rather than supporting the moving target that is Unstable.

Ubuntu is currently funded by Canonical Ltd. On July 8, 2005, Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical Ltd announced the creation of the Ubuntu Foundation and provided an initial funding of US$10 million. The purpose of the foundation is to ensure the support and development for all future versions of Ubuntu. Mark Shuttleworth describes the foundation as an emergency fund in case Canonical’s involvement ends.

The Ubuntu logo and typography has remained the same since that first release. The hand-drawn, lowercase OpenType font used is called Ubuntu-Title and was created by Andy Fitzsimon. The font is distributed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) and use with logos derived from the Ubuntu logo is encouraged. The font is available as a package for Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 8.04, released on April 24, 2008, is the current Long Term Support (LTS) release. Canonical has released previous LTS versions every two years, and has committed to releasing the next LTS version in 2010, two years after 8.04. Meanwhile, the current standard-support period release, Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex), was released on October 30, 2008.

On March 12, 2009, Ubuntu announced full developer support on 3rd party cloud management platforms to deploy and manage cloud applications on cloud infrastructures such as Amazon EC2.
Ubuntu. (2009, April 6). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 09:14, April 7, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ubuntu&oldid=282126298

Mozilla Firefox Web Browser

Mozilla Firefox is a web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. Official versions are distributed under the terms of a proprietary EULA. Firefox had 22.05% of the recorded usage share of web browsers as of March 2009, making it the second-most popular browser in current use worldwide, after Internet Explorer.

To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements some current web standards plus a few features which are intended to anticipate likely additions to the standards.

Firefox includes tabbed browsing, a spell checker, incremental find, live bookmarking, a download manager, and an integrated search system that uses the user’s desired search engine (Google by default in most localizations). Functions can be added through add-ons created by third-party developers, the most popular of which include the NoScript JavaScript disabling utility, Tab Mix Plus customizer, FoxyTunes media player control toolbar, Adblock Plus ad blocking utility, StumbleUpon (website discovery), Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer (bookmark synchronizer), WOT: Web of Trust security site advisor, DownThemAll! download enhancer, and Web Developer toolbar.

Firefox runs on various versions of Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and many other Unix-like operating systems. Its current stable release is version 3.0.8, released on March 27, 2009. Firefox’s source code is free software, released under a tri-license GNU GPL/GNU LGPL/MPL.

Bangakbar.com, just another candidate’s website

Sebagaimana pemilihan anggora DPR dan DPD yang kian mendekat, pertarungan di bursa calon presiden dan calon wakil presiden juga kian memanas. Setiap hari, diberitakan mengenai manuver-manuver yang dilakukan tokoh-tokoh politik, pemimpin partai, dan juga kandidat-kandidat yang belum mempunyai partai pendukung yang memenuhi syarat pencalonan.

Di antara sekian kandidat calon presiden atau calon wakil presiden, kubu Akbar Tanjung mungkin salah satu yang masih giat mencari dukungan dengan membangun wacana dan menggulirkan hasil-hasil survey.

Akbar kehilangan kendali atas partai yang membesarkannya setelah kepemimpinanya atas Golkar direbut oleh Jusuf Kalla. Sekalipun demikian, hingga saat ini Akbar Tanjung tetap mendukung penuh partai tersebut, kendati partai Golkar tak kunjung memberi dukungan kepadanya, baik sebagai kandidat presiden maupun wakil presiden.

Di antara kekisruhan perpolotikan tanah air, kubu Akbar tidak hanya membangun wacana pencalonan Akbar untuk presiden, namun juga sebagai kandidat wakil presiden. Tidak tanggung-tanggung, website bangakbar.com memaparkan kepopuleran Akbar jika dipasangkan dengan presiden saat ini, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Bisa jadi survey ini tepat, karena memang para pendukung Akbar masih banyak. Selamat berjuang, Bang Akbar.