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Ubuntu or Debian, which one has the newest software

It is a common belief that Ubuntu provides newer software than Debian. This is of course true when Ubuntu is compared to Debian stable. This is also true for specific software packages, like Gnome. But how does it compare in general ? Read the blogging comparison Quote: Also, after a quick poll on IRC, I […]

ZABBIX monitoring System installation with screenshots

ZABBIX is a 24×7 monitoring solution without high cost. ZABBIX is software that monitors numerous parameters of a network and the health and integrity of servers. ZABBIX uses a flexible notification mechanism that allows users to configure e-mail based alerts for virtually any event. This allows a fast reaction to server problems. ZABBIX offers excellent […]

Debian is now a teenager!

On August 16th, 1993 Ian Murdock announced a new type of distribution and listed the goals he wanted to achieve. DebianTimes have a small notice of the event.

Debian Weekly News 33/2006

This week contains New Version Naming for Pre-Releases, Status of the Python Transition, Project Leader Report and much more Quote: —————————————————————————Debian Weekly Newshttp://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2006/33/Debian Weekly News – August 15th, 2006————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 33rd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter forthe Debian community. Debian turns 13 this week, so make sure you finda [1]party nearby. […]

Report of Cuba visit

David Moreno Garza have posted a long report of his visit to Cuba. Quote: I was able to visit Cuba on late past June. Maykel Moya, my main contactwith the Debian and free software community, had invited me severaltimes to the island, trying to build a bigger effort on free softwareinitiatives there. So I accepted […]

Commercial apps added to Ubuntu updates

With little fanfare Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu , has introduced a new “commercial” repository to its list of update options and a number of new commercial applications are being added to this list. Tectonic has the story Quote: Canonical's Malcolm Yates said the company had “worked closely with Panda Software, and in a very […]

Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS for UltraSPARC re-released

Due to an unfortunate hiccup in the CD build system, the ISO image forUbuntu Server on UltraSPARC had to be regenerated. Quote: Due to an unfortunate hiccup in the CD build system, the ISO image forUbuntu Server on UltraSPARC had to be regenerated. The original imagefeatured a set of mismatched kernel and module packages which […]

Create Incremental Snapshot-Style Backups With rsync And SSH

As neither human nor computers are perfect (humans err / computers may fail) it is quite obvious that a good backup system will prevent from too much damage once the computer may go down. This could be either because the harddrive is failing or because of hackers or because you accidentally deleted something important. This […]

New installer gives Debian Etch an edge

The Debian Installer team has released the third beta of its installer for Etch, the next version of Debian. According to the announcement, there is now an optional graphical installer for the i386 and amd64 platforms, and you can now set up encrypted partitions during installation. Not all features are present yet in this beta […]

Ubuntu turns to NUN to help new users

To help such newcomers, Ubuntu has put together a community team that ensures new users are handled with care. The New Users Network, or NUN, is a group of experienced Ubuntu enthusiasts who help new Ubuntu users come to grips with the operating system. Read about it at Linux.com Quote: In addition to reactive answers […]

Kubuntu 6.06 File Sharing and Using VMWare

In theis massive 'build a desktop'-article (51 pages!), LinuxLoader touches upon file sharing in Kubuntu and WMWare. Here's the filesharing part Quote: File sharing is one of the PCs main reasons for existence. Linux is no different and excels at being a file server (we'll cover that in a Samba Server Build) as well as […]

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Extras CDs Released

Warren and co have uploaded the SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Extras CDs to the MEPIS pool and the public mirrors. It is announced here Quote: Due to the recent issues with GPL compliance, we have done our best to make sure the CDs do NOT contain software that requires the use of libmad0, lame, or liblame0. These […]

Is the word Ubuntu in "Ubuntu" over-hyped ?

So as a long time Ubuntu user, I asked myself this very important question. Is the Ubuntu word over-hyped ? Is Ubuntu Linux riding on the wave of good will, on top of what this word actually mean ? Read the rest of the blog entry here Quote: To sum up, these are the factors […]

Ubuntu Linux Just Keeps Getting Better

Jim Lynch at ExtremeTech have had a look at Ubuntu and loves it. Read the review here Quote: We liked this version of Ubuntu, with its very fast, new graphical installer based on the Live CD Faster system startup and login, simplified menu organization, graphical shutdown process, easy access to power management settings with GNOME […]

The DPL's reaction on HP suport

Anthony Towns have commented the recent move by HP on his blog and is really pleased. Read his blog entry here Quote: It’s interesting that vendors are seeing enough interest in Debian from their customers to be specifically supporting it, whether on an specially negotiated basis as IBM does, or now on a standard basis […]

Ubuntu CTO on the desktop platform's runaway success

Networkworld have a Q&A with Matt Zimmerman, chairman of the technical board and CTO for Ubuntu and he focuses on the CTO. Read the interview here Quote: Q: To what do you attribute the sky-rocketing popularity of Ubuntu as a desktop platform, vs. more established desktop distros, such as Red Hat/Fedora, SuSE, etc.? A: There […]

How to Pick a Linux Distro

The Linux Newbie have searched for the best Linux distro and have compiled a massive pro/con list in this blog entry. Kubuntu seems to do it for him/her. Read it here Quote: Kubuntu 6.06 DapperPros: * Live CD * Graphical Installer * Good hardware detection (Same as Ubuntu) * Uses the KDE GUI (Very Windows […]

First French Speaking Ubuntu Certified Professionals Announced

Bonjour. The subject says it all. Now we just wait for the Germans, Swedes and the Italians. Here's the press release Quote: The first Ubuntu Certified Professional exams in French took place at Dakar (Senegal) on July 15, 2006. The certification exams were created by Canonical Ltd and a team of French-speaking experts from the […]

Ubuntu 6.06.1 Screenshot Tour

OSDir have put up a screenshot tour of the updated Ubuntu. See it in action here

Ubuntu On Thinkpad T43p

If you want to fly, do the same as Jeremy D. Zawodny – put Ubuntu on your Thinkpad T43p Read his impressions here Quote: I cannot overstate how important this is: Ubuntu is the first real “desktop” Linux I've ever seen. There's a lot of polish to it, most of the “right” things have been […]

Ubuntu where it counts

Visit the unofficial Ubuntu Counter project and you can register details of how many machines you have running Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Xubuntu and just about any other kind of Buntu. Thanks to The Fridge for the scoop Here's the Ubuntu counter Quote: The Ubuntu Counter Project is like a miniature version of The Linux Counter. […]

eRacks Offers Ready-to-Run Ubuntu Desktops and Servers

Here's a short press release: eRacks Open Source Systems has added the extremely popular Ubuntu Linux to its repetoire of Operating Systems that are configured-to-order on their line of computer systems. See the rest here Quote: Ubuntu, whose tagline is 'Linux for Human Beings', strongly focuses on usability. It is derived from Debian Linux, inheriting […]

HP offers Debian Linux support

HP expects the Debian offer to appeal chiefly to sophisticated customers who usually have internal software support and a long history of Linux expertise. Read it here at ZDNet Quote: The move reflects the continuing price pressure that exists in the Linux marketplace, where free versions of the open-source software always are an alternative to […]

RAID5 storage using Ubuntu

The purpose of this article is to build an inexpensive RAID 5 Network Attached Storage (NAS) system. It's here at Toms Networking Quote: As mentioned earlier, I used Ubuntu 6.06 desktop for the main operating system for my NAS. I'm not going to provide step-by-step instructions on how to install Ubuntu 6.06, but I will […]

Ubuntu adds a community manager

The Ubuntu position isn't just a cheerleader for Ubuntu. Shuttleworth described the job as “'uniquely Ubuntu' in that it brings together professional management with community integration.” Read about it here at Desktoplinux Quote: Shuttleworth continued, “It's a management position. Our community in Ubuntu is amazingly professional in its aspirations — folks want to participate in […]

Ubuntu vs. Debian

The bloggers at TechNews seems to be hitting hard on Ubuntu these days – the two posts named ” Ubuntu vs. Debian: What Canonical Doesn't Want You To Know” and ” STFU Ubuntu Users!!!” seems rather biased http://techanchor.blogspot.com/2006/08/ubuntu-vs-debian-what-canonical-doesnt.html Quote: The problem? Average Joe is used to that stuff happening so he doesn't care if it […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue #9

In This Issue: The 6.06.1 point release, Welcoming Jono Bacon, the new Ubuntu community manager, The Ubuntu web universe, MOTU School and much more Quote: = Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue #9 = Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue #9 for the week of August 6 – 12, 2006. You can always find this and other […]

Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS released

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS,the first maintenance release of “Dapper Drake”. Quote: The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS,the first maintenance release of “Dapper Drake”. This release includesboth installable Desktop CDs and alternate text-mode installation CDsfor several architectures, for Ubuntu, Kubuntu […]

release update: freeze, RC Bug count, python, toolchain

“the first packages have been frozen! Whoooa.” That's how Andreas Barth starts the release update! We're still talking about a December release. Quote: Hi, the first packages have been frozen! Whoooa. Although we all have been waiting for this to happen for a quite sometime now, this doesn't mean all is set. We have a […]

Debian Installer etch beta 3 released

The Debian Installer team is proud to announce the third beta releaseof the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Etch. Quote: The Debian Installer team is proud to announce the third beta releaseof the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Etch. Major new features introduced with this release: * Option to install using a graphical user interface on i386 […]

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