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More Mepis and HP Printers

MEPIS are still creating soultions for the HP printer issues Read the latest announcement here. Quote: The problem is that the foomatic packages from Debian contain obsolete info. To clean it up, go to /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/driver and move or remove gimp-print.xml, omni.xml and/or stp.xml.

Creating a Wiki with kwiki on Debian

The title says it all. Debian-Administration tells you how. Read it here. Quote: Wikis are simple interactive websites which are extremely easy to use for storing easily updated text content. Using a Wiki you can easily create a lot of content with hyperlinks between them. Debian has packaged several different Wiki systems and here we'll […]

How to resize your Win partition using Knoppix

Here's a small help on how to make room on your Windows partition (using Knoppix), so there's room for Linux. The article is at nixCraft:Quote: You would like to install Linux/BSD Os but windows partition is taking up your whole hard disk space. Or you don't want to pay money to resize hard disk partition […]

Bug-squashing in Debian this weekend

David Moreno has announced that there will be a bug-squashing party in Guadalajara, Spain – even if if you not there, you can help out! (This mail has been shameless copied from another by Hanna M. Wallach). Hello, dear developers. This weekend the second edition of Debconf-es [0] will take place in Guadalajara, Spain, and […]

DSL 2.1r2 Report

Tuxmachines have had a quick look at Release candidat 2 and are still missing the wireless support. Read the short story here.' Quote: DSL 2.1rc2 was released on the 13th and with it comes a few more enhancements, but still no wireless for srlinuxx. There didn't seem to be too many changes afoot this release […]

Ubuntu Desktop News – issue 1

Containing lots of news from the maillists, wiki and web, it starts: “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the first issue of UDN, the UbuntuDesktop News.” The uUbuntu desktop news issue one is found here: —-o—- Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the first issue of UDN, the UbuntuDesktop News. UDN will be randomly issued once […]

Impressions of (K)Ubuntu Flight CD2 have a few comments and screenshots from the Flight CD's. Here's for Ubuntu.Here's for Kubuntu. Quote: Unlike a lot of people, I get very excited when a new beta of Ubuntu/Kubuntu is released. It's amazing how Ubuntu has taken the Linux community by storm over the past couple of years. Finally, Linux is stepping […]

Debian book review

Madpenguin has read and reviews “The Debian SystemConcepts and Techniques” in the article “The Beauty of The Debian System”. You can read the review nicely online. But if you want more than chapter 4 from the book, you'll have to buy it. Quote: Martin wants you to not only understand the tide, but also dive […]

Ubuntu 6.04 Flight CD2

The second Flight CD (milestone CD) for Dapper Drake has arrived. Here's the release note and here's the commented changes.Quote: This release also includes a new simplified live CD boot system(, included at the eleventh hourbecause the alternative options stood a good chance of takingconsiderably longer to get working. This system should ultimately end upbeing […]

SimplyMEPIS 3.4-2rc1

After some minor–and major–changes, SimplyMEPIS offers another release candidate, version 3.4-2 rc1. Read the release announcement here at Quote: Warren explained some other changes, “SimplyMEPIS now includes amarok and kplayer in addition to kaffeine. This gives us the capability to play a very wide range of movie and music files and streams.” “We've removed […]

Debian Sarge: APT Setup & HowTo

HowToforge has made yet another apt-get tutorial! You can read it here if there's more on the subject you need to know!

Ubuntu now also in VMware Images

Our friends at DebianPlanet have collected the misc. news about Ubuntu in WMware. This puts it again more in line with Red Hat and SuSE. Check it out from here and enjoy their link-collection of the news!

Ubuntu Server Project Unleashed!

Jeff Waugh has announced the creation of the Ubuntu Server Team and could use a hand or two on the project! Ubuntu Server Project Unleashed!================================ September 2004: Ubuntu 4.10 Preview launched to rave reviews. By all accounts, it was a smashing desktop… But deep underneath lay the foundations of a server powerhouse, waiting to be […]

Installation Face Off: Ubuntu or Windows

Here's someone who finally did the big comparison: Which it the easiest one to install. A bunch of screenshots and it ended in a draw! It's found here at the TechRepublic blog Quote: But… At the end of the day, I did not find one easier to install than the other. So all of you […]

Damn Small Linux 2.1 RC2

DSL 2.1 Release Candidate 2 is now available. Read the release note here. Quote: Change log for RC21. Updated Calendar – supports year and full page printing Calendar2. Improved Torsmo display3. Torsmo now displays IP4. Fixed boot error when trying to boot dsl embedded via cdrom5. Fixed Mountpoint function to correctly handle multiple mounts of […]

Debian Weekly News 50/2005

This weeks edition of DWN is here. Amongst others, it contains Joining Skolelinux Forces, Debian stabilising the Linux Landscape and Mixing different Upstream Packages —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – December 13th, 2005————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 50th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter forthe Debian community. Wouter Verhelst [1]called for talks for thedeveloper's room […]

A Concise apt-get / dpkg primer for new Debian users

The busy bloggers at LinuxHelp has made e nice overview of how to use apt-get/dpkg for the new users. Read it here if you're new or need to check if you've forgotten something:Quote: Debian is one of the earliest Linux distribution around. It caught the public's fancy because of the ease of installing and uninstalling […]

KDE vd. Gnome. Linus' comments…

In these Ubuntu-days, it is interesting to see a so clear and mean support for KDE from Linus Torvalds. OSNews summarizes it better than I can do: Quote: Without tip-toeing around the matter, Linus Torvalds made his preference in the GNOME vs. KDE matter quite clear on the GNOME-usability list: “I personally just encourage people […]

Gnome On-Screen Keyboard on Ubuntu

Henrik Nilsen Omma have had a look at the general usability of the touchscreen-enabled GOK! Read it here at the Ubuntu wiki: Quote: Does GOK have any users? Seriously. Or does it only ever get tested by it's developers? It certainly has many potential users. Those who currently have to pay large sums for a […]

Ubuntu backports

In this weeks Distrowatch news, John Dong, the Ubuntu Backports project leader has commented on the art of backporting. Read the entry/comment here Quote: Backporting is a sweet way for us to enjoy the hot new things in the Open Source world without compromising stability like running a development/CVS/snapshot release. Backporting can be a major […]

DebianHomepage ver. 0.1

As a response to the many comments, thoughts and ideas, DebCentral (with a little support from has created DebianHomepage which carries the RSS feeds from 9 different Debian-centric websites all on one convenient page. Read the announcement at DebCentral Quote: During the past week or so, my colleague from Debian-News and I have been […]

10 most popular Ubuntu sites

The title says it all…The big question is whether is amongst them? No it isn't Quote: So here I have put together a collection of sites which are dedicated to Ubuntu Linux and where one can find a wealth of information on general topics or accomplishing a particular task in Ubuntu.

Ubuntu packages

Here's a smart little site that shows which packages are i the different Ubuntu versions. Ubuntu packages! Quote: This site provides you with informations about all the packages available in the Ubuntu archive. It is generated with slightly modified scripts from Oh, by the way – guess what's at

Assess system security using a Linux LiveCD

The IBM developerworks have an article about assessing the system security using different Knoppix-based tools/distributions. Read the guide here. Quote: Want to assess security vulnerabilities on your Linux™ system without lengthy installation and configuration efforts? We introduce four packages — Auditor, Whoppix, Knoppix-STD, and PHLAK — that bring you that ability through the magic of […]

Finding out basic information about your hardware

Debian-administration has made another sweet guide for us not-so-technical-brilliant people – how to find the basic information about our systems. Read the short guide here. Quote: If you've inheritted a bunch of machines, or have only a single generic server in front of you, then you might be curious to learn what hardware you have. […]

Ubuntu wraps up a super year

Distroreview has commented the latest praise of Ubuntu – Edubuntu as well as the good response from OSDL's survey. The article is found here. And here's some sweet survey results for Ubuntu-enthusiasts! Quote: The three versions — Ubuntu (GNOME-based), Kubuntu (KDE-based), and Edubuntu — are being downloaded with increasing frequency; the distro was named best […]

Intel notebooks for needy Debian developers

Andreas Shuldei announces that Intel is so generous to provide Debian with ten notebooks, which the Debian Project would like to give to developers in developing countries. Intel is so generous to provide Debian with ten notebooks (besidessome server hardware), which we would like to give to developersin developing countries who – are technically able, […]

Why I choose Ubuntu – 12 reasons

LX'ers comment of the day lists tadelste's reasons for choosing Ubuntu. Alle the good resons are listed here on Dec. 8th. – he compares often with MEPIS. Quote: 3. It's free and they don't make you feel guilty about not giving them money. When you give something out for free (with out making people feel […]

Boot Debian from an external firewire drive on Mac.

Here's something to try out! Enjoy the experiment with Debian on a PowerPC Mac. Read the guide at Quote: Messing with a boot process is a delicate matter even on a Mac.Note that the Debian installer will fail at some point during the procedure.I offer no warranty and assume no responsibility for whatever loss […]

Samba server with Ubuntu 5.10

Howtoforge has made a little how-to on getting Samba to run for small workgroups With Ubuntu. Read the tutorial yourself…..Quote: This is a detailed description about the steps to set up a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 5.10 – Breezy Badger) to act as file- and print server for Windows ™ workstations in small workgroups. This […]

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