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A collection of disk encryption tools for GNU/Linux

This article lists a collection of disk encryption tools available for Linux. It also contain the benchmark results of a couple of them. A collection of disk encryption tools

Open Source Bandwidth,Network and Servers Monitoring tools have collected a bunch of tutorials for bandwidth monitoring,network monitoring and servers monitoring tools with clear step by step installation guides This includes Naios, MRTG, RTG, Netmrg, Darkstat, monit, munin, mon, oreon, Saidar ,Cacti,Bigsister,ibmonitor,zabbix. This resouce is useful for Users and Administrators to monitor their networks,bandwidth and servers. Read Full article here

Ubuntu xorg-server update breaks X: "no screens found"

IRC channels, LUG mailing lists, and Ubuntu wikis were buzzing with the news this morning that a recent Ubuntu Xorg update (xorg-server 1:1.0.2-0ubuntu10.3) crashes the X Window System on some video hardware. When X is restarted following installation, affected Ubuntu users get a "no screens found" error message instead of X. The Dell Inspiron 6400 […]

Win4Lin for Ubuntu

Win4Lin announced today full support for Ubuntu 6.06 for Win4Lin Pro Desktop and Win4Lin Virtual Desktop Server. See the press release Quote: Win4Lin Pro Desktop allows Linux users to run Windows applications from the security of the Linux desktop. Win4Lin Virtual Desktop Server is the enterprise/SMB product for delivering Windows applications on thin clients via […]

Problem with upgrade in Ubuntu

There is a problem with the latest upgraded package in Ubuntu. Installing this upgrade can break your x server on your next reboot. Details can be found here

Top 10 Ubuntu apps and tweaks

Lifehacker have had a go at Ubuntu and shares his findings with us in this article. Read the tips here Quote: After a little searching around the interweb, however, I've been more than impressed with the number of great, full-featured applications available for Linux, many of which outshine their Windows counterparts. And what's best – […]

Big test of LiveCD's

A blogger at TheLinuxNewbie have tested 11 LiveCD's – amongst those are Damn Small Linux, Knoppix and four flavours of Ubuntu. Mandriva One 2006 came out as the winner. Read the review here Quote: However, as I have skipped around web, I have discovered numerous choices beyond Ubuntu that are top quality Linux distributions. Here […]

Debian Installer etch beta 3

In case you missed it, the Debian Installer etch beta 3 has been released. The announcement is here at Quote: August 11th, 2006 The Debian Installer team is proud to announce the third beta release of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Etch. Major new features introduced with this releaseOption to install using a graphical […]

Debian Weekly News 34/2006

This weeks DWN contains Event Coordination in the German-speaking Area, WNPP Bug Report Page and Review of Debian Development Tools + much more —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – August 22nd, 2006————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 34th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter forthe Debian community. Jörg Jaspert [1]announced that the[2]backports archive also understands the […]

Ubunteros take over Google HQ

With San Francisco LinuxWorld Expo barely having finished, the Ubuntu camp have picked up their bags and headed across town for the world-famous Ubucon at Google Read the report at The Fridge Quote: We got lots more reports, “Google HQ was big and kind of confusing” and everyone was told that they had to stay […]

Ubuntu – Xorg-core update breaks X

Both Gnuman and mentions that you should be carefull with Xorg-core update as it breaks X Here at and Gnuman as well Quote: For those who are using Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu are effected. Please be aware that there is a problem when updating xorg-core. The latest update breaks X (X allows desktop […]

Linux 101: Installing Debian GNU/Linux

Every day someone takes a whack at installing some Linux distribution on a computer and ultimately gives up out of frustration. Follow this guide to installing Debian GNU/Linux and reduce your frustration to zero. Read it here Quote: Finally, you will see the message “Thank you for choosing Debian!” Congratulations. You now have a functional […]

Debian bug squashing party, Sept 8-10th

Anyone wanting to get the RC count down while drinking all forms of beverages and cutting down its sleep cycle is invited. As announced by Martin Wuertele Quote: Since we have an ongoing BSP Marathon [1,2] there will be a BSP in Vienna the weekend 8. – 10. September. For further details please have a […]

Debian Events

As the Debian group is increasing their marketing efforts, they have held a Debian Event coordination meeting – the minutes are now available and gives a good perspective on how they approach the public. Quote: Hi all It took a while, but here is the report on our event coordination meetingin Essen, Germany, last weekend. […]

Debian Etch Beta 3 Graphical Installer Screenshot Tour

OSDir have posted a bunch of pictures of the new Debian installer. Short introduction here Quote: reports – The Debian Installer team is proud to announce the third beta release of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Etch. Major new features introduced with this release includes the option to install using a graphical user interface […]

Distrowatch on Debian and Edgy Eft

This weeks edition of Distrowatch Weekly contains articles about Debian in Cuba as well as about the features in the next Ubuntu release. Read them here Quote: Our statistical analysis of readers' interest in DistroWatch in Central America, published in last week's DistroWatch Weekly, coincided with an interesting report of a Debian developer David Moreno […]

Washington Post tries Alternate Software

Testing different altervative software, Rob Pegoraro thinks it's a viable Windows replacement, especially for the “I just use the computer for Web and e-mail” contingent. Read it here Quote: That's not something I'm willing to say about most earlier Linux distributions; just compare yesterday's assessment with the verdict I rendered two years ago.(Yesterday's story is […]

A Weekend with Ubuntu

Ubuntu has a very drawn-out validation process, on top of the fact that it appears they changed some of the paradigms of Debian that can make it very difficult to just use an existing Debian-specific package on Ubuntu. Read what Payton Byrd did Quote: My saga started as I was going to code my Joined […]

Ubuntu Bug Day on Wednesday 23

Simon Law is hacking away on Edgy Eft and trying to get as much done as possible. As part of this event, we're throwing a Bug Day this Wednesday. A short notice on Quote: We'll be looking at the big issues that would block Edgy from releasing.These are: – Desktop bugs – Kernel bugs […]

Kubuntu linux review have written a short, positive review of Kubuntu – not much new in it; they like it too. Read it here Quote: Kubuntu is well thought-out and well implemented; the kde integration into ubuntu has been done seemlessly ( the main reason for this distribution is that many kde users wanted to switch to […]

Installing Debian GNU/Linux using debootstrap

In their series on CLI magic, covers installing Debian GNU/Linux using debootstrap It is described here Quote: If you're not afraid of getting your hands dirty with the command line, you can try an alternative method for installing Debian. Debootstrap creates a basic Debian installation, and can also be used for creating custom, minimal […]

Ubuntu Weekly News #10

Topics are: Ubuntu wins Golden Penguin, Ubuntu at LinuxWorldExpo in San Francisco, Security updates and Ubuntu 6.06 LTS updates + much more Quote: = Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue 10 = Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue 10 for the week of August, 13 – 19 2006 You can always find this and other Ubuntu Weekly […]

SCALE 5x Issues Call For Papers

SCALE 5x the Fifth Annual Southern California Linux Expo has issued a call for papers. SCALE 5x will be held on Feb 10-11, 2007 at the Los Angeles Airport Westin. Past speakers have included Chris Dibona, Jon "maddog" Hall, and Andrew Morton. If you are working on an interesting open-source / Linux related project, or […]

Carrying away the Golden Penguin Bowl

TheFridge have covered the Penguin Bowl, where there ensured an all-out battle of the Desktops as the sci-fi and tech questions rained in: Novell’s Open Audio team vs. the Ubuntu takedown squad. A bit on the geeky side, but its to read: Quote: After Ubuntu cruised to victory nearly 5,000 points ahead, the final score […]

Simply Mepis 6.0 – Simply a solid option

Having already been there once, my goal was to check out what it would be like to run the install as a newbie and focus on getting my eMachines up and running, rather on checking on the performance which has been well documented for Mepis and Ubuntu alike. Read the review here at Knolinux Quote: […]

Howto and Test: Debian Installer Beta3

The very active Debian user have delivered the promised test of the latest Beta3 of the Debian Installer for Etch Here's a look at the installer Quote: We are done! Remove the CD if you booted from one, and restart into your new Debian system. Congratulations! This was part one of our Howto and Test […]

ARM-based SBC comes with embedded Debian

Taiwanese embedded board start-up Embedian is shipping an ARM-based 3.5-inch form-factor SBC (single-board computer) based on Debian Linuxdevices: Quote: Software side The APC-7110 comes with a 2.6.13 kernel and an embedded filesystem based on Debian Linux. The system environment includes X11, Qt, and KDE. The company says that “every attempt has been made” to keep […]

Hoosier Daddy? In Indiana Schools, It's Linux

How's this for back-to-school fashion: More than 20,000 Indiana students are now Linuc-enabled under a state grant program to roll out low-cost, easy-to-manage workstations, which are running various flavors of the open-source operating system Read it here Quote: Levy also said he believes new Linux distributions, such as Linspire's recently announced Freespire free Linux OS, […]

3D Xgl Compiz Eye Candy for Ubuntu/Kubuntu Dapper and NVidia

To each his own, but I love eye candy. When I heard that you could get the 3D Xgl and Compiz environment running on Ubuntu/Kubuntu dapper (my default distribution), I immediately searched the web for instructions. It's here at LinuxJournal Quote: As the title says, these instructions are for Ubuntu/Kubuntu dapper with an NVidia binary […]

Edgy Eft (Ubuntu 6.10) & GNOME 2.16 Features

GNOME 2.16 Beta has been in Edgy Eft (Ubuntu 6.10) for the past few days [or even a week or so]. It is functioning extremely well. Read the overview here Quote: As for Ubuntu Edgy 6.10, there have been speed improvements in terms of booting, but it still needs some work, and I am sure […]

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