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MadPenguin reviews Ubuntu 6.06

MadPenguin has made a comprehensive test of Dapper Drake and are extremely positive. The three-page review starts here Quote: All in all, Ubuntu 6.06 is gearing up to be quite an impressive release. Granted, I saw some bugs during my stay on the distribution, but can I really complain? It's not a full release, so […]

Distrowatch weekly sums up the Debian election

DWN have commented the recent interviews with Anthony Towns and Bruce Perens (former DPL). They also cover the MadPenguin review of Ubuntu 6.06. Start the reading here Quote: On a related note, Ubuntu's Corey Burger has emailed us to say that the project's official name is now “Ubuntu”, not “Ubuntu Linux”, and its official web […]

Review of SimplyMEPIS 6.0A

Titled “ITS A DAPPER SIMPLYMEPIS 6.0-ALPHA 1″, have a look at the latest SimplyMEPIS. Quote: With UBUNTU maintaining the top spot at Distrowatch and Simply Mepis currently in the fifth spot, I truly believe this will be good for both. A consistent six month release schedule, a live CD version of the distro for […]

Curious About Linux?

…Why Not Give It A Try? shows Linux to the new user and uses Debian as showcase! Read it here Quote: Speaking of eye candy, I suppose you have heard about the new Windows Vista's glass effects. Have you seen the screen shots? Vista will probably get the award for the world’s prettiest OS! […]

Yet another Antony Towns article have made an overview about what the new DPL Anthony Towns wants to do with the title. Read the small article Quote: Towns told Builder AU sister site ZDNet Australia in an e-mail interview his greatest challenge in the job would be coordinating Debian's ongoing development. “I don't think it's a question of where […]

Ubuntu: A ramble through Drake Lake have had a look at Dapper Drake and reviews what they see. And they like what they see! Read it here Quote: Happily Ever After I like Ubuntu. I just do. There's a simplicity about it that appeals. Every successive release adds an additional layer of abstraction between the user and the 'plumbing'. While […]

Knoppix—the live CD that does it all

Free Software Magazine have reviewed Knoppix and the title kind of gives it away. Read it here Quote: Going further Knoppix is probably the quickest and easiest way to try out Linux, and I hope you will. Linux is a vast world of almost infinite possibilities that Knoppix makes easy to explore. For more experienced […]

Easy SugarCRM Configuration steps

SugarCRM includes a sales, marketing, and service suite of CRM applications. shows you how to set it up. Sugar. Sales includes account and contact management, opportunity management, activity tracking, charting, reporting, and email integration with MS Outlook. SugarCRM is easy to install and supports custom user interface templates that are optimized for speed. Read […]

Have you ever wondered who the people behind Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Xubuntu are and what they do? This website will over time carry interviews with them. Relevant enough, the first interview is with Jonathan Riddell of Kubuntu who is involved in the recent problems with Quote: How and when did you get involved […]

Bits from the experimental autobuilder team

Wouter Verhelst has posted a bunch of news and info about the experimental autobuilder team to the maillists. Hello World, As many of you undoubtedly know, experimental is autobuilt these days.Experimental is a bit of a special case in Debian's distributions,which means that our experimental autobuilders act slightly differentlyfrom those of unstable, stable-security, and others. […]

Bruce Perens talks UserLinux and Ubuntu

Former DPL and ounder of the Open Source Initiative and Linux Standards Base Bruce Perens has commented Userlinux and Ubuntu in LinuxFormat. Read it here Quote: LXF: Since UserLinux started up, Ubuntu came along and it seems to play the same sort of role. I think Jeff Waugh actually made a post saying “Hey, UserLinux […]

Comments to the Kubuntu collaboration problems

Tectonic have had a look behind the problems between the Kubuntu developers that has caused to go offline. Read it here Quote: Despite tomorrow being Ubuntu Hug Day (a bug-finding day where testers get a hug for finding a bug), there'll be little love between the German Kubuntu developers and the rest of the […]

Interview with Debian Project Leader-elect Anthony Towns has interviewed Anthony Towns about the maening of life and what to do with Debian. Quote: NF: You were asked about summing up your platform in three words — you chose “vitality, recruiting, direction” — could you expand on that for readers? AT: Debian's a great project — but we can get caught up […]

Performance tuning UNIX systems

Subtitled “Be nice to your processes”, this IBM text describes how to fine-tune your Linux setup. Get control here Quote: Conclusion If you carefully tune the processes that run on your workstations and servers, including setting the appropriate task priorities and removing tasks that waste resources, your computers will continue to be the good and […]

Debian Weekly News 15/2006

The 15th DWN contains Internationalisation Collaboration Server., Debian-Installer for Linksys NSLU2 and Xen in Debian. —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – April 11th, 2006————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 15th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter forthe Debian community. Martin Zobel-Helas [1]sent out an update of the[2]preparations for an updated [3]stable distribution. When thisnewsletter is released, […]

Network Monitoring With Zabbix

Zabbix has the capability to monitor just a about any event on your network from network traffic to how many papers are left in your printer. It produces really cool grahps. In this howto we install software that has an agent and a server side. The goal is to end up with a setup that […]

SimplyMepis 6.0 alpha builds on Ubuntu bits

Desktoplinux has checked up on MEPIS and grabbed a few comments on the recent release. Read it here Quote: The 6.0-alpha1 bootable/installable CD includes more than 900 packages and features OpenOffice 2.0.2, Firefox, Thunderbird 1.5, Amarok 1.3.9, and JBidWatcher 1.0. Over 15,000 additional packages are available for installation from the Mepis and Ubuntu package […]

Reforming the NM process

Marc Brockschmidt has made a request for reforming the the New Maintainer process for Debian develoopers. Heya, Problems with the New Maintainer process have been a regular topic onDebian mailing lists in the past few months. As I'm both interestedin not reading more flamewars and actually improving things, I'vesummarized my experiences and tried to come […]

Damn Small Linux plus pendrive

Is Paradis re-found? That is what claims in this review and describtion of DSL. Read it here Quote: My conclusion: DSL is a great little distro. I can hardly imagine spending a day now without my trustworthy DSL-powered pendrive. Pendrive-based distros beat live CDs because they let you quickly save your session preferences and […]

My desktop OS: Damn Small Linux

Continuing their “My desktop” series, Newsforge have asked Brandon Egbert about what he use. Damn Small Linux is the answer and the article mentions that: Quote: Damn Small Linux might not be the best choice for everyone. It takes a fair amount of work to give it all the power and functionality of more complex […]

Mepuntu: Mepis 6.0 Alpha 1

Tuxmachines have made a quick preview of the MEPSI alpha release and a bunch of screenshots. See it in action here Quote: Underlying the gui is kernel-2.6.15-20, Xorg 7.0, and gcc 4.0.3. At this early stage, the alpha was still quite stable and usable. Hardware detection was good, performance was adequate, but the fonts were […]

Switching from Ubuntu to Windows

Gems are hidden in the Wiki's. If you want to suggest anoyne to switch from Windows to Ubuntu, you'll find a nice guide to do it in the Ubuntu Wiki. You can see it as SwitchingFromWindows! Quote: So you've switched from Windows to Ubuntu, or are considering doing just that? This document is intended to […]

Mailman with Postfix Configuration

Mailman is free software for managing electronic mail discussion and e-newsletter lists and has made a guide for it. Mailman is integrated with the web, making it easy for users to manage their accounts and for list owners to administer their lists.Mailman supports built-in archiving, automatic bounce processing, content filtering, digest delivery, spam filters, […]

SimplyMEPIS 6.0-alpha1

MEPIS has announced the alpha1 release of SimplyMEPIS 6.0. The ISO image is available for download and testing in the mepis 'testing' subdirectory at the MEPIS Subscriber's Site and public mirrors Read more at Quote: Warren Woodford, founder of MEPIS, commented on the work so far, “The MEPIS community has been very helpful with […]

Comments to the DPL election

ZDNet and Distrowatch comments the recent election of Anthony Towns as new Debian Project Leader. Read it at ZDNet and Distrowatch Quote: In his platform for election, Towns said the most important issue for Debian was “increasing its tempo”. “We've been slow in a lot of things, from releasing, to getting updates in, to processing […]

The future of the amd64 port

Joerg Jaspert has on debian-devel-announcement posted a status of the amd64 port and how it is to be handled in the future. Hi, as some of you already noticed amd64 is now included in Debian unstableand soon in testing also[1]. This renders parts of amd64.debian.netunnecessary now (but please read on, especially mirror admins the lastparagraph, […]

Kubuntu developers not happy

OSNews have caught that a number of Kubuntu developers are complaining that Canonical is not answering their requests. It was spotted here at OSNews, but is written all over (the German Kubuntu page) Quote: We all from the have pursued this aim [to improve Kubuntu] together, but most of the work has been […]

SimplyMepis 3.4.3 Linux Review

After try many distros I have come to the conclusion that I prefer Debian based distros. The last Debian based distro I tried was Ubuntu 5.10 – I have been itching to get my hands on Mepis. Read it in the forums over at x64bit: Quote: Cons: a) The configuration centre is to my mind […]

Traditional DNS Howto

The tutorial at HowtoForeg describes the basics of the Domain Name System (DNS) that Linux system administrators should know of. Front-ends and quick templates to set up domain records have a place in managing sites, but when confronted with DNS configurations already in existence, nothing can substitute for knowing and using the fundamentals.

Debian Project Leader Election 2006 Results

The winner of the election is Anthony Towns – have a look at the votes. Hi, The winner of the election is Anthony Towns. I would like to thank all the candidates for their service to the project, for standing for the post of project leader, and for offering the developers a strong and viable […]

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