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Ubuntu Linux Live CD: Save data & desktop information on USB device

nixCraft have writtten a small tutorial on how to use the feature that allows saving both data and desktop settings. Read the blog entry here Quote: How do I test persistent mode? * Attach USB pen/hard disk to system. * Boot from Ubuntu Linux Live CD * At boot menu you need to type persistent […]

Ubuntu and Debian criticism

On madduck's droppings, there is a detailed overview of the diffeernt complaints about Ubuntu from Debian developers Get updated here Quote: Ubuntu caused a lot of friction with and for Debian. In discussions with its founder, Mark Shuttleworth, and other Ubuntu developers during (and before) Debconf6, I was able to spell out the main criticisms […]

Get some answers on Ubuntu Linux

ZDNet have reviewed Ubuntu and had a chat with Jeff Waugh at the same time. Read the article here Quote: Not all Linux distributions are the same. In fact, each distro has its own personality and presents its own set of challenges. Contributor Jaqui Greenlees had a few problems with his attempt to install Ubuntu […]

Installing Ubuntu video presents another training video – how to install Ubuntu on your computer. In other related news, Opera 9 is available for Ubuntu. See the video here Quote: In our first set of training videos we showed you how to download Ubuntu GNU/Linux and run it from a CD without installing it. Today, in […]

Spiffing up Ubuntu 6.06

Over at TAZ-forum, the user J_K9 have written a massive guide to making Ubuntu a bit more fun to use. Read the forum thread here Quote: However, with a default Ubuntu install you can't listen to MP3s, you can't watch your new DVD copy of Chicken Little, and you can't even test out those spankingly […]

Upcomming site changes at has announced that the site is about to get a bunch of changes to the layout and sontent management system. Read the announcement here Quote: Sometime soon the software that runs the debianHELP web site will be changed. This will be, in effect, creating a new web site. It's often said that change is […]

Debian Weekly News 27/2006

The 27th DWN this year contains items on Python Policy Transition, Spanish Planet Debian and about the Five Years of DWN! —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – July 4th, 2006————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 27th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter forthe Debian community. Andreas Barth [1]announced that four moreassistants have been added to the […]

Installing DSL on a Mitsubishi Amity CN

Caitlyn M. Martin writes about the positive experience of installing Damn Small Linux on the Amity CN, who has 48MB of RAM so performance on a system with 32MB Read it here Quote: On my two Amity CNs, each with 48MB of RAM, I've found that Damn Small Linux runs surprisingly quickly. All the applications […]

Wardriving with Ubuntu Linux

Using Ubuntu and Google Earth, Matt Perry have fun wardriving. Read how to do it here Quote: Wardriving is fun. Going around the neighborhood and mapping all the wireless networks may be nothing more than a geeky hobby but it can sure teach you alot. And viewing the results in Google Earth is icing on […]

Results of the Ubuntu census survey

The survey attracted more than 330 responses of which around 290 were complete and valid. These responses were then processed and analyzed for presentation at the Ubuntu Developer's Summit where it unfortunately couldn't fit on the agenda. See it on the web site And here's the announcement Quote: —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 In May […]

Cold Turkey Ubuntu

Five hours ago, after months of deliberation, this user finally gave his overly analytical mind the middle-finger and just decided to install Ubuntu. Complete cold turkey from Windows Read how it went in his blog here Quote: Once the updates were completed, I rebooted as requested and just sort of sat in awe, not really […]

Cracking WEP with Ubuntu

This post should enable anyone to get Linux up and running and crack a WEP key. It took me about 2 days and myriad tutorials to finally get this to work, and now that I have I feel that I should share it with everyone. Read the rest of the blog here Quote: I am […]

Postfix Monitoring With Mailgraph And pflogsumm

Mailgraph creates daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly graphs of sent, received, bounced, and rejected emails and also of spam and viruses, if SpamAssassin and ClamAV are integrated into Postfix Read it here at Howtoforge Quote: In the following I will describe how to install and configure Mailgraph and pflogsumm on Debian Sarge, Ubuntu Dapper Drake […]

Darkstat – Nework Traffic Analyzer or Network Monitor

Darkstat is a network statistics gatherer – a packet sniffer which runs as a background process. Darkstat is a network statistics gatherer. Effectively, it's a packet sniffer which runs as a background process on a cable/DSL router, gathers all sorts of useless but interesting statistics,and serves them over HTTP. Read Full article here

Bits from the 2IC

Steve McIntyre updates on the Google Summer of Code projects, move and several other topics. Hey people! I'm Steve and it has been 7 weeks since my last confession^WBitspost. So, what's been going on? First, I'll describe progress on some of the items from my last mail. Our projects under the Google Summer of […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue #5

This weeks edition contains Edgy release schedule, Dapper backports is open for business, Ubuntu marketing team gearing up, Pictures from UDS Paris (and personal ramblings) and much more = Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue 5 = Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue 5 for the week of June 25, 2006 – July 1, 2006 You can […]

Good-bye to Ubuntu 6.06

Carla Schroder drops Ubuntu as it just isn't good enough Read the public goodbye here Odd thing, as she seemed a bit more happy with it for the enterprise users

Social Power of Inclusion

In Issue #15, July 2006, TUX carries a story about that Ubuntu and Dapper Drake Illustrate the Social Power of Inclusion by Phil Hughes (subscribtion) Subscription starts here The table of content is found here And if you allready subscribe, get it here

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