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Video and screenshot of SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Beta 5

OSVids has released a screencast of SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Beta 5. and OSDir has a bunch of screenshots Here's the video And screenshots

Shuttleworth on Geographical Ubuntu Appeal and Gnome vs KDE

In Part III of the interview with the 451 Group, Mark Shuttleworth comments on HBD, ImpiLinux, Geographical Ubuntu Appeal and Gnome v KDE Read it here Quote: Mark Shuttleworth: No, not at all. I need to maintain a fairly even perspective across the project, and we do have a lot of KDE users in the […]

Debian Project Embraces OSDL Carrier Grade Specification

The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) has said that the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, with the help of HP, has successfully registered compliance with the OSDL Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) 2.0.2 specification. Read the announcement and nice words from Antony towns here Quote: “CGL registration marks an important milestone in Debian's support for Linux in communications […]

VPSLink Launches Ubuntu Linux VPS Hosting Plans

VPSLink, of, today announced the addition of Ubuntu Linux to its VPS product line. Ubuntu 6.0 (Dapper Drake) is now available on all VPSLink hosting plans. Press release here Quote: Stephen Koenig, Director of Research & Development, said “Ubuntu has carved a respectable niche with systems administrator and developers alike, and we are proud […]

My Etch Desktop in 150 Words or Less

This one at MadCarters is so simple and geeky that I just have to post about it here. It's a bit on the technical side, so enjoy at your own risk. It might be a joke, but in all circumstances I found it extremely precise (and actuallu funny) No quotes this time. It's less […]

Setting up proftpd with a postgresql backend

HowtoForge does Ubuntu – or you want to set up an ftp server, you need advanced functionality and you don't know where to turn? Try proftpd. Read here Quote: Setting up proftpd with a postgresql backend This tutorial is very niche, I'm going to cover only proftpd, and only insomuch as to get it operational […]

OSDL Grants Debian Linux CGL Status

The Debian Linux distribution has been certified under the Open Source Development Lab's (OSDL's) Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) specifications. Read about it here Quote: There are currently eight Linux distributions that meet the CGL criteria, including SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, MontaVista and Asianux.

Screenshot tour of Knoppix 5.0.1

Phoronix has again posted a bunch of screenshot of a Debian-based distribution, this time it's of the Knoppix 5.0.1 LiveCD. Enjoy them here

Debian PR picking up

By creating a debian-publicity list and planning/starting several activities, the Debian project tries to make Debian-News obsolete! Well, perhaps not that dramatic, but it's nice to see that actions are taken to market Debian better. I'm sure to read it all! Hi all, We held a BoF at DebConf6 about “Representing Debian”. We discussed many […]

DPL Threatens to Leave SPI Over Sun Java

Drama on the maillists and then on Slashdot. This threat from Antony Towns: Offering to separate Debian from its legal representative, SPI. Read it here on slashdot Quote: On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:47:03AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:> I am becoming increasingly concerned at the unilateral method in which> you and/or the archive maintainers […]

How To Save Traffic With Apache2's mod_deflate

This tutorial describes how to install and configure mod_deflate on an Apache2 web server. mod_deflate allows Apache2 to compress files and deliver them to clients (e.g. browsers) that can handle compressed content which most modern browsers do. With mod_deflate, you can compress HTML, text or XML files to approx. 20 – 30% of their original […]

SimplyMEPIS 6.0-beta5 Release: MEPIS on the Outside, Dapper LTS on the Inside

MEPIS has released beta 5, the final beta, of SimplyMEPIS 6.0. Read about it here Quote: MEPIS LLC was founded in 2003 by computer industry veteran Warren Woodford, to realize his personal vision for a computer environment that was complete and secure, while also being easy to try, easy to install, and easy to use. […]

Bug Squashing Party this weekend, June 9 – 11

This BSP will be kindly hosted by “VIA – Centrale Réseaux”, the student-managed network association of the École Centrale Paris engineering school at Chatenay-Malabry. Get more information here Quote: There should be plenty of bugs for all levels of complexity, programming language or legal skills and time requirements. So if you never attended to a […]

Posts from Debian-Devel

Busy times for the Debian developers: There's posts about GCC 4.1 now the default GCC version for etch, Summary of Debconf i18n/l10n activities and Report from the “Dzongkha Linux launch. Enjoy. Report from the “Dzongkha Linux launch Quote: From June 1st to June 5th, I have been invited to attend the DzongkhaLinux launch event, in […]

Bloggers switch to Ubuntu

Corey Burger have made a summary of bloggers writing about Ubuntu, and it's absolutely worth posting here too. It's here on the sounder maillistQuote: From: Corey Burger Subject: Bloggers switch to UbuntuNewsgroups: gmane.linux.ubuntu.sounderDate: 2006-06-06 06:12:31 GMT (23 hours and 32 minutes ago) Here we have three bloggers trying Ubuntu 6.06 and loving it: comparison […]

Detailed Bacula Network Backup Implementation Guide

This is very detailed 4-page tutorial for implemeting bacula network backup. Bacula is a set of computer programs that permits you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula can also run entirely upon a single computer, and can backup to […]

Debian Weekly News 24/2006

There's a new DWN for our pleasure. Security Support for Woody ending, Improving Debian's Publicity and Automatic Debian Installation with Pre-Seeding are amongst the topics. —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – June 6th, 2006————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 23rd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter forthe Debian community. Enrico Zini [1]reported that he has increasedthe […]

Six steps to installing Ubuntu Dapper Drake

The Ubuntu team has finetuned the installation of Ubuntu to restrict it to a mere six steps. Find the 6 steps here Quote: I would say that installing Linux is much more easier than installing Windows. For one, you can skip the licence agreement. Second, the installers bundled with most Linux distributions give a clearer […]

HP unveils Carrier Grade Debian

HP has registered Debian's “Sarge” distribution with version 2.02 of the OSDL's CGL specification, and started a Carrier Grade subproject within Debian Read the article here Quote: Meyer says the “biggest hump” in completing Sarge's CGL registration was the completion of tests measuring compliance with the Linux Standards Base (LSB). HP chose to outsource this […]

Desktop Linux revisited

The article is about how to get a quick taste of Linux without installing any software Read it here Quote: First impressions: Ubuntu is slick and clean, and comes with programs that most users will need to start working: the suite that works much like Microsoft Office; the Firefox browser; Gimp, an image manipulation […]

We've had downtime

On June 5th 02:04:50, our service providers disk failed and we've been down until now (June 6th 13:16). We are now setting up a seperate mirror so a similar event shouldn't remove us from the web – and I hope you haven't missed us too much!

Distrowatch Weekly in Ubuntu week

This weeks edition of Distrowatch has a bunch of items on Ubuntu, but there's also room for the etch update. Read it here Quote: As an Ubuntu beta-tester, I was particularly keen to see this awesome distro make its debut. And now that it's arrived, I'm sad to say that I'm just a little bit […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue #1

Starting from…now…there's a weekly Ubuntu newsletter for your pleasure. Edition #1 has focus on the release of 6.06 LTS. = Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue #1 = Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue #1 for the week of May 28 2006 – June 3 2006 You can always find this and other Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issues […]

Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu Long Term Support

In a press conference yesterday, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth talked about the Dapper release, and how the project plans to address enterprise needs. Read the entire article here Quote: Shuttleworth says that this is just the first software stack, and that the Ubuntu project plans to add other stacks, such as a mail server stack […]

What Sucks About DEs, pt. I: Ubuntu's GNOME

Thom Holwerda gives Gnome Desktop Enviroment a good bashing at OSNews and uses Ubuntu as the example. Read Part 1 Quote: I enjoy using many different desktop environments and operating systems. On a day-to-day basis, I use Finder, Explorer, GNOME, and KDE. They all have their good sides, but obviously, they have their fair share […]

Debian on fujitsu p7120

Joey finally got a new laptop. Got it yesterday, spent about 3 hours installing and downloading all the software, and then let rsync run all last night to transfer over my home directory. Of course like any good Debian user he's filed a detailed installation report. Read it here Ok, and if you want to […]

Updating My Toolbox – Knoppix 5.0.1

Enjoy this massive walkthrough and review of Knoppix 5.0.1 at TuxMachines. An impressive article. See it for yourself Quote: All in all, Knoppix is always a winner. It always performs well and is very stable as well as stands above the competition in hardware configuration. The livedvd comes with so many applications, I doubt one […]

Ubuntu Dapper Drake fires up

Tectonic have written yet another article about the wonders of Ubuntu – before reviewing it! Read here Quote: Dapper Drake is out! The most popular desktop Linux distribution, Ubuntu, released its latest version – Ubuntu 6.06 LTS – midday today. The “LTS” stands for “long-term support”, as overseeing company Canonical plans to take this version […]

How To Build A LAMP Server With Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Ubuntu 6.06 LTS server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (Apache web server, Postfix mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.). This guide comes with lots of screenshots and is therefore easy […]

Ubuntu in abundance

This article in ITBusiness comments and gets comments on the recent development on Ubuntu: 6.06, Sun support and Enterprise focus. Read it here Quote: A Linux distribution that's been around for some time is starting to make headway amid familar competitors such as Red Hat and Suse. Many penguin lovers are familiar with Debian Linux, […]

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