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DistroWatch meets Mark Shuttleworth

In Distrowatch weekly news, they have a feature on Mark Shuttleworth with info from his Asia tour. Read it here Quote: And what a speech it was! Dressed in a tie and suit after a day of meeting with local business leaders, the 32-year old South African multimillionaire delivered a lecture combining topics as diverse […]

Using Ubuntu to filter children's web surfing

If you want to restrict your kids from some stuff on the internet, here's a guide for Tinyproxy on Ubuntu. It's found at the Nuxified forum Quote: At my house, I'm a dad who uses Linux. I have some kids. They're starting to grow up and go to more questionable sites on the Internet (on […]

Which Distribution Do You Use for Your Desktop?

LX'er is running a series where users write about their desktop distribution. Read all the classical reasons. Amongst others, they cover Debian, MEPIS 3.3.1, more Debian, some Debian unstable, Ubuntu, yet another Debian, SimplyMEPIS….

Dapper Drake + XGL Compiz screenshots

Phoronix has made a bunch of pictures of the latest alpha of Ubuntu running XGL Compiz The show is here And on Tuxmachines they have a description accompanying the screenshots. Quote: The plug-ins utilized were cube, decoration, fade, minimize, move, place, resize, rotate, scale, switcher, wobbly, and zoom. Unfortunately, the Gconf Compiz abilities were not […]

New things about Ubuntu

In a recent visit to the Phillipines, Mark Shuttleworth mentioned Ubuntu for PDA's, support for non-technical users and the spread of Ubuntu. Read it here in Manila Bulletin Online Quote: Over the next couple of months, Shuttleworth said they would be providing round-the-clock global assistance for non-technical, enduser services such as sofware installation. He expressed […]

Last week for nominations for DPL

This is the final week of the nomination period for candidates for the position of the Debian Project Leader. The announcement goes:Quote: Hi, We are in the final week of the nomination period for candidates for the position of the Debian Project Leader. The new project leader term starts on April 17th, and that sets […]

Dapper Drake Flight CD4 released

The 4th alpha release of Dapper Drake is released: Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu images are released. Read the announcement here Quote: This week brings us Dapper Flight 4, the fourth alpha release of Ubuntu 6.04 – The Dapper Drake. Dapper Flight 4 is the product of over 3 months of tremendous effort to mold the […]

Monitoring Servers and Clients in Debian has made an article about using Munin to monitor servers and clients. You can see it here Quote: Munin the tool surveys all your computers and remembers what it saw. It presents all the information in in graphs through a web interface. Its emphasis is on plug and play capabilities. After completing a installation […]

Fixing Linux with Knoppix has a massive article about how to fix your mess wth Knoppix! The many pages starts here Quote: TABLE OF CONTENTS• Introduction• Repairing Boot Issues• Fixing LILO and GRUB• Working with Key System Files• Fixing X• Performing a Filesystem Check• Performing a Filesystem Check–Continued• Partitioning with QTParted• Backing Up Partitions• Restoring Lost Partitions

C*Net comments Murdocks job shift

Titled “Progeny Linux leader takes new job”, C*Net takes a look at Ian Murdocks new job at Linux Standard Base. Read it here Quote: But Murdock foresees greater success. “This promises to be a breakout year for the LSB and for free standards in general, and I'm excited to be a part of it,” he […]

Automated backups for laptops

Debian-Administration have a good article about automated distributed backups for laptops using Debian. You can read how to do it here Quote: This document will describe the setup I made for automating the backup tasks for all laptops here in the house. My servers use the same backup server and infrastructure, but right now they […]

Linspire, Ubuntu and Desktop Linux Summit

Kevin Carmony, CEO at Linspire comments why Ubuntu isn't present at the Desktop Linux Summit. He *might* be a bit biased, but comments it here that Quote: I just got off the phone with Mark Shuttleworth (founder and leader of Ubuntu), and the call inspired this week's Linspire Letter. I have a tremendous amount of […]

Ubuntu takes on XP in the gadget arena

NewsForge has compared Ubuntu and Windows XP to see how each performed with three late-model digital accessories The article is here and the conclusion is: Quote: Ubuntu starts out with brownie points because it is clean, fast, and powerful. Software opens and shuts down quickly, and the number of open applications seems to have no […]

Debian Weekly News 07/2006

DWN is here, this week with Delivering Free Software at 2 Gbit/s, Trademark Policy for Packages and Wireless with iBook G4 —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – February 14th, 2006————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 7th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for theDebian community. Lars Wirzenius [1]nominated himself as a candidatefor the upcoming Debian project […]

Debian package administration has made a page containing the “complete Debian pagkage administration” with lots of info about package management. It is found here

Nominations for DPL 2006

They are one week into the nomination period for candidates for the position of the Debian Project Leader and are still looking for candidates. Hi, We are one week into the nomination period for candidates for the position of the Debian Project Leader. According to the constitution (5.2. Appointment), project leader elections should begin “nine […]

Goobuntu is a Rumour

In his blog, Mark Shuttleworth classifies the recent news flow about Google's Linux-version as a rumour Read the blog entry here Quote: I keep getting asked about Google’s “distribution of Ubuntu”, so perhaps this is a good place for me to say that as far as I’m aware there is absolutely no truth to the […]

Mandrive CEO and Ubuntu again

Are we seing the rise of lies and FUD from Mandriva boss François Bancilhon against Ubuntu? The original comments are found here and they are given a thorough comment on Fellowship of fsfe Quote: François Bancilhon, CEO of Mandriva, recently did an interview for the Mandriva Club. During that interview, he did some serious Ubuntu […]

Ubuntu 5.10 & WinXP DualBoot

Here's a tutorial with lots of pictures of how to setup a dualboot system with Ubuntu and Windows XP. Check it out here

Recover Files using Ubuntu Live

Over at they have made a nice tour of how to rescue data of a Windows PC using Ubuntu. Plenty of screenshots. You can see for yourself here Quote: My preaching the joys of Mac to all my coworkers has claimed another victim; John, who I share my office with, purchase a shiny new […]

Tomcat5 and Apache2 with Virtual Hosts using mod_jk

The good thing about Howtoforge is that they allways use Debian for their tutorials, here's how to configure Tomcat5 and Apache2 with Virtual Hosts using mod_jk Enjoy it here Quote: This tutorial explains how I was able to setup a web server in order to support Java Server Pages (JSP) and Servlets using virtually hosted […]

Debian: A Force To Be Reckoned With

Benjamin Mako Hill is to make a presentation with that subject at the Debconf and needs a bit of support with examples et. al. for it Read his plea for help here or on his wiki, here Quote: To make the talk excellent, I wanted to solicit examples from you, great Debian community. I've already […]

Misc. covered in Distrowatch Weekly

The distrowatch weekly news this week covers the MEPIS and Damn Small Linux releases. Amongst other news, you'll find it here Quote: Following the new release of SimplyMEPIS last week, Warren Woodford, the distribution's founder and lead developer spoke to NewsForge about some of the issues affecting the production of the new version. Apparently, the […]

Comments on the Ubuntu/MEPIS thingy

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols comments the consequences for the distributions and the DCC Alliance. Interesting read. He's thoughts are here Quote: MEPIS has been one of the leaders of the DCC Alliance programming. However, as Brockmeier reported, Woodford isn't in favor of basing MEPIS's future on the DCC Alliance's common core, because, as Woodford said, “it's […]

Mandrivas boss comments Ubuntu

François Bancilhon doesn't see Ubuntu as the big competitor-monster, but is concerned about the amount of money behind it! Read his comments in the recent interview Here's the Ubuntu bit:Quote: In your opinion, is the Ubuntu distribution a threat to Mandriva? Do you think Ubuntu's special circumstances make competition with it too hard?We watch very […]

Ubuntu Desktop News – Second issue

It's been 6 weeks, but here's the second news bulletin from the Ubuntu lists: Snappier multimedia experience, What's new in the Dapper desktop? and Interview with a desktop hero. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the second issue of UDN, the UbuntuDesktop News. The previous issue was released more than six weeks ago,but we're sure you […]

Test Plans and Hug Day

Behind the odd title is hidden Ubuntu news about testing the next release and bug hunting. The Fridge covers the story. Quote: Got a spare computer and some free time? Daniel Holbach is looking for volunteers for the new testing program. It’s a short list of things you can check off while installing a test […]

SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3 released

Yes, you read it right, the latest version of SimplyMEPIS is finally here! Read the announcement Quote: SimplyMEPIS, version 3.4-3 is finally released. Any further changes will be made available as updates from the MEPIS pool. Look for 3.4-3 in the released subdirectory at the MEPIS Subscriber's Site and public mirrors. The over 900 packages […]

MEPIS may be going Ubuntu

MEPIS founder Warren Woodford is considering building future MEPIS releases from Ubuntu sources rather than from Debian Read the article here at Newsforge Quote: MEPIS is frequently criticized by some in the Linux community over the licensing of its scripts and installer. Woodford said that he has committed to releasing the installer under the GPL […]

Review of SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3 have had a look at SimplyMEPIS and can recommend it to novice and intermediate users looking for a desktop Linux. Read it here Quote: In short, SimplyMEPIS has a broad selection of software that should cover most (if not all) of a users' desktop needs. After using SimplyMEPIS for more than a week, I […]

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