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Upcoming Release of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0

Martin Schulze have posted an update about the next Debian release. Quote: ————————————————————————The Debian Project Release of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 press@debian.orgJuly 24th, 2006———————————————————————— Upcoming Release of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 The Debian project confirms December 2006 as the date for the nextrelease of its distribution which will be named Debian GNU/Linux 4.0alias 'etch'. This […]

Debiancentric Distrowatch weekly

this weeks edition of Distrowatch weekly is full of Debian – Debian Version stories, Ubuntu offline, Comparing Apt-get Interfaces and quick looks at Ubuntu 6.10 + Debian Sid. Start reading here Quote: Debian GNU/Linux is one of the grandfathers of the Linux world, along with Slackware and perhaps Red Hat. Most of the distros available […]

Squeezebox on Ubuntu have written a how-to to setup Squeezebon on Ubuntu to enjoy the music. Read it here Quote: So what has this device got to do with Linux or Unix? Perhaps a unique feature of the Squeezebox is that the server software, which controls the device and streams music to it, is completely open source; […] is alive and kicking

The community-site has relaunched and is yet again full of activity and news – say hello to the 'new' site! They are found at – you can enjoy the article The ultimate Debian setup?

Ubuntu to Blubuntu

Not a fan of the brownish theme in Ubuntu – here's how to ..well… a more familiar colour-scheme. Read the blogging help here Quote: If you thought that the default Ubuntu mix of Brown and Orange sucked , then here’s your chance to make it cool blue. You don’t need to download anything big. Just […]

Suspected Weekend Hacker Attack on Ubuntu

Unfortunately, three significant factors appear to show signs of an all-out hacker attack against Ubuntu this weekend. Update: It was a power failure, so no need to worry. More news is here: Weekend Hacker Attack on Ubuntu As for a motive, I have no idea whatsoever. James Troup lets us know the facts right here […]

SimplyMEPIS 6.0: Linux Desktop on Steroids! have reviewed the new SimplyMEPIS release and is totally amazed at how fast and efficient this distro is. Read here Quote: As what I stated from the title, it's like Linux Desktop on Steroids! So far, a lot of improvements has been made since SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3, and MEPIS has live again to its slogan: […]

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS vs. SLED 10

Ubuntu 6.06 and The Distribution Formerly Known As SUSE are quickly compared on this blog entry. The score ends 10-10. Read here Quote: In conclusion, SLED 10 brings everything that Ubuntu does and feels slightly faster. But Ubuntu has bigger and nicer community and .deb is simply better than .rpm. Out of 10, I give […]

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 screenshot tour

OSDir has some great shots of SimplyMEPIS in the SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Screenshot Tour. Start here

Push Windows Printer Drivers with CUPS

Using “a Debian system”, Carla Schroder shows us how to get CUPS working. Read the article here Quote: Network printing is a leading cause of high blood pressure and premature hair loss in our long-suffering network administrator demographic. Fortunately, the FOSS world, as usual, does its best to mitigate our suffering. Today you shall learn […]

Top Ten Reasons to use Ubuntu and review

Jon Barnhardt writes his top 10 reasons to use Ubuntu and Flexbeta have a 3-page review of Ubuntu 6.06. 10 reasons? Quote: 1. Hardware Recognition: I would have to say that Ubuntu is by far the best Linux variant available today for hardware recognition. I have installed Dapper Drake (the latest Ubuntu release) on almost […]

Ubuntu team gets "edgy" with latest test release

Desktoplinux have made a small writeup about what's what on the next release of Ubuntu. Read the relative short article here Quote: Key features, according to the project team: * 2.0.3 * PostgreSQL 8.1.4 database * Thunderbird 1.5.0 email client * Firefox 1.5 browser * GAIM 2.0.0 instant messenger * GIMP 2.2.11

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Linux Final Release

MEPIS has released SimplyMEPIS 6.0. This is the first public release of SimplyMEPIS to incorporate an Ubuntu foundation. Based on the Dapper LTS package pool, 6.0 is designed for stable long term use and support. See the announcement Quote: Warren Woodford of MEPIS said, “Converting MEPIS to the Ubuntu pool while incorporating the latest Open […]

"Ubuntu Hacks" marketing

Marketing material? Preview? In all circumstances it's a short report about the book Ubuntu hacks and works as a teaser for me. Read about the book here Quote: This is a book written by passionate Ubuntu and Kubuntu users who are excited to talk about a powerful, cool distro that meets the needs of novice, […]

Ubuntu 6.10 Knot CD-1

Pre-releases of Edgy are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stablesystem or who is not comfortable running into occasional, evenfrequent breakage. Screenshot tour included. Here's the announcement – and here's the coverage at Distrowatch Screenshot tours of Ubuntu and Kubuntu Knot CD1 can be found here Quote: Knot 1 releasedTollef Fog Heen tfheen at ubuntu.comThu […]

Dzongkha Version of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 launched

Well, if you speak the national language of Bhutan, then this distro is for you – but it's announced on the Debian-news channel, so it's official Debian News! ————————————————————————The Debian Project Version of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 launched press@debian.orgJuly 19th, 2006———————————————————————— Dzongkha Version of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 launched The Information and Communication minister of […]

How to restore a hacked Linux server

I hope you'll never need it, but here's a short and precise article on what to do if you discover your server's been hacked. See if there is something you have forgotten to do Quote: Every sysadmin will try its best to secure the system/s he is managing. Hopefully you never had to restore your […]

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 RC3 Screencast

Check out the boot up and desktop features by watching the show at TuxVids The show is here

Nagios and Oreon installation and Configuration

Nagios® is a host and service monitor designed to inform you of network problems before your clients, end-users or managers do. It has been designed to run under the Linux operating system, but works fine under most *NIX variants as well. The monitoring daemon runs intermittent checks on hosts and services you specify using external […]

Bits from the Package Tracking System

Raphael Hertzog has some news about the latest changes made to the Package Tracking System. Hello everybody, here are some news about the latest changes made to the Package TrackingSystem. New derivatives keyword———————– The PTS will be used to relay informations from derivative distributions.Therefore, a new keyword “derivatives” has been implemented. By default, aPTS subscriber […]

Debian Weekly News 29/2006

This weeks DWN contains items on Debian Server restored after Compromise, Updated Sarge CD Images with newer Kernel and Old debian-devel Channel on Freenode. —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – July 18th, 2006————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 29th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter forthe Debian community. Harald Welte [1]announced the availability of aroot [2]filesystem […]

Ubuntu 6.06 Is Current Desktop Linux Champ have reviewed Ubuntu and like what they try and see. The three-page review is found here Quote: Since Linux distributions boil down to collections of software that are freely available to everyone, distributions most clearly differentiate themselves from each other in the ways that they bring together and manage this software. Ubuntu owes its […]

Getting closer with Etch

Wolfgang Lonien have been experimenting a bit with Etch, ahd have written about his experiences so far. Blog and screens here Quote: Being able to use Evolution instead of Outlook is like the last hurdle; everything else can be done within remote desktop windows already. Plus it is much safer as a groupware client than […]

Ubuntu 6.06 review and walkthrough reviews and goes through Installation; Logging On; Package Management and much more of Ubuntu The article starts here Quote: To sum it up – Dapper Drake is Ubuntu's best release to date, where just about everything just works. The massive array of packages, with the user friendliness bolted on, mean that I can recommend […]

release update: Etch 4.0, Blockers and Goals, Arch status, kernel 2.4, etc

Marc Brockschmidt provides an update on Etch on the debian-devel list. We're still on for a December release. Hi, Since our last release update, there were a few changes we want to informyou about – actually quite many and we should have written earlier, butwriting an update also takes time. Please note that as of […]

Setup of a Debian Desktop

eHomeUpgrade have written about “How-To: Setup Debian Linux Desktop with Full Multimedia Support and Faster Processing” With pictures and how-to's here Quote: Recently Debian-based distributions have been making the headlines these past few months (i.e. Ubuntu, MEPIS, Linspire, Xandros) and taking away some of the glory from its root source, so I decided to see […]

Preview of The Official Ubuntu Book

Just a short note to mention that there's an Official Ubuntu Book on it's way, written by Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Corey Burger, Jonathan Jesse and Ivan Krstic The notice is found here Quote: Anyway, on to the book. This is the “Official Guide”, but definitely isn't the dry tome you might expect if, […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue No. 5

In This Issue: Chicago LoCo Team, Kubuntu meeting, New KOffice and Amarok, Edubuntu Community Grows, Feature Of The Week – Baobab = Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue #6 = Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue #6 for the weeks of July 2, 2006 -July 15, 2006 You can always find this and other Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter […]

An update at Debiantutorials

MadCarter at Debiantutorials have been updating a bunch of articles, so have a look if there's anything interesting for you. He's updated: Copying or ripping DVDs in Linux (Debian) Resize that large Windows Partition Linux Conventions Debian GNU/Linux Desktop Configuration Tutorials Installing Software Linux Style (Debian)

Install VMware Server On Ubuntu 6.06

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install the free VMware Server (version 1.0) on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake). VMware has just released version 1.0 of its free VMware Server. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating […]

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