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ARM now third most-popular Debian arch

ARM is now the third most popular architecture among Debian Linux users who run “popularity-contest,” a Debian utility that anonymously collects user system data Read about the contest and the conclusions at Linux Devices Quote: In any case, as of the latest data compiled today, ARM is currently used by 460 popularity-contest users, behind only […]

Ubuntu Server 6.10 and WebLogic Workshop 9.2

In this post, Bill Roth will be recounting his experience with Ubuntu server 6.10, WebLogic Workshop 9.2 Read it here at – website of one of the products he use Quote: That said: I had a chance to play with the new Ubuntu server over the long weekend. I set up a server in […]

Shuttleworth responds to openSUSE invitation fallout have comments to the blog post of Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth that deals with the outcome of his post to openSUSE's list. Read it here Quote: Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth's invitation to openSUSE developers last week has generated heat from openSUSE developers and some members of the Ubuntu community. In an effort to set the […]

DSL 3.1 has been released

Damn Small Linux 3.1 has been released – enjoy this wonder of maximum content for minimum requirements. Read the announcement and changelog Quote: * Converted 54 Lua and Lua/Fltk programs to Lua 5.1.1 Fltk 1.1 via MurgaLua interface.* Updated sqlite to 3.3.6* Made unionfs the default boot. Use “legacy” option to skip.* Improved mount tool […]

Debian Weekly News 48/2006

Topics are: GNOME 2.14 in Etch, Debian Conference 7, First Debian Installer Release Candidate and much much more. —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – November 28th, 2006————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 41st issue of DWN, the newsletter for theDebian community. Due to unfortunate [1]circumstances the weeklynewsletter stopped being released weekly and will only be[2]finalised when […]

Canonical and Debian – friend or foe?

Sven Müller blogs about the relationship between Ubuntu and Debian – and that he doesn't see it as quite as good as Canonical tells us. Quote: Pointed at the issues by Josselin Mouette’s post, I got aware of a list of issues posted by JP Rosevear, which is a reply to Mark Shuttleworths post to […]

Ubuntu founder solicits openSUSE list, irritates developers

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols comments the recent announcement of Mark Shuttleworth to OpenSUSE Read it here Quote: There has been a great deal of heat in open-source circles over the Novell/Microsoft patent deal, but Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth, took it to a whole new level when he went to the main openSUSE list to invite openSUSE's […]

Microsoft, Novell, and now Ubuntu join to boost Apple and Debian

Newsforge comments the entire chaos between Microsoft, Novell and Ubuntu with a: “I don't know about you, but suddenly I'm starting to think Debian ought to be my GNU/Linux distribution of choice” Read the comment here Quote: Microsoft is apparently getting ready to do something with Linux. We don't know what, but if the company's […]

Set Up Ubuntu-Server 6.10 As A Firewall/Gateway For Your Small Business

This tutorial shows how to set up a Ubuntu 6.10 server (Edgy Eft) as a firewall and gateway for small/medium networks. The article covers the installation/configuration of services such as Shorewall, NAT, caching nameserver, DHCP server, VPN server, Webmin, Munin, Apache, Squirrelmail, Postfix, Courier IMAP and POP3, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

Ubuntu Weekly News #23

In This Issue: mEDUXa Released, Jono Bacon Interview, Free Geek Burgled, Free Poster for Quiz Winner and LoCo Team News Quote: Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 23 for the week of Nov19 – 25, 2006. In this issue we cover the hot new BehindUbuntuinterview with Jono Bacon, the mEDUXa release, the free geek […]

Distrowatch weekly: Etch update, Ubuntu vs. SUSE

Distrowatch comments this week on the Etch progress as well as the Ubuntu/SUSE issues. Read it here Quote: The development of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 “etch” is nearing its end. After some 18 months of hard work there is certainly a lot to look forward to, including the latest 2.6.18 kernel, X.Org 7.1, GNOME 2.14.3 and […]

Debian: libx11 with Xlib/XCB now in experimental

Josh Triplett announces that the XCB ( developers and maintainers have released xcb-proto 1.0, libxcb 1.0, and libx11 1.1. Quote: The XCB ( developers and maintainers havereleased xcb-proto 1.0, libxcb 1.0, and libx11 1.1. (More details aboutXCB at the end of this mail.) We have uploaded packages of xcb-proto 1.0and libx11 1.1 into experimental, with […]

Setup SYMPA, WWS with Apache2/FastCGI on Debian/Ubuntu Edgy

Debian/Ubuntu sympa packages rely on apache1, so one may have problems running sympa on Ubuntu Edgy, for instance. Read how to get it working here Quote: This simple HOWTO explains how to configure Sympa and WWS to run with Apache2 and FastCGI. FastCGI is used instead of CGI because of the performance impact it has. […]

A Quick Look at DSL 3.0.1

Here's a look at Damn Small Linux running on Dell Inspiron 1200 and a very old IBM Thinkpad 390E. The specs are 333 MHz and 64 MB of ram. Read how it fares here Quote: By this point, everyone has heard of Damn Small Linux (DSL). When it comes to packing a full-featured Linux desktop […]

Support for Broadcom wireless : Ubuntu

To quickly install and configure support for your broadcom chipset, follow this simple guide Read it here Quote: Since the release of Ubuntu (6.06.1) “Dapper Drake” there have been some great improvements in support for wireless and broadcom chipsets. You no longer need to configure ndiswrapper for wireless support. This supports *MOST* broadcom chipsets. I […]

Java on Debian including Firefox plugin

Here you’ve got a comprehensive guide of installing Java on Debian GNU/Linux and enabling it on Firefox. Read it in this blog Quote: First of all get the JDK package from File name should look like jdk-[version]-linux-[architecture].bin. While it’s downloading edit your /etc/apt/sources.list and add contrib non-free repositories.

Ubuntu Tutorials

Thanks to TuxMachines, this batch of tutorials popped up: Parental Controls with dansguardian, tinyproxy & firehol : Ubuntu (6.06.1 / 6.10), How to install multimedia codecs : Ubuntu (6.06.1 / 6.10) and How to install Adobe Reader (PDF) for Firefox : Ubuntu (6.06.1 / 6.10). They are found here – and thanks to Tuxmachines

Welcome, OpenSUSE developers!

In his blog and on OpenSUSE's developer list, Mark Shuttleworth has invited them to support Ubuntu in the light of the Novell's patent agreement with Microsoft. Read it in his blog here and commented on Quote: Tensions are already high over Novell's patent agreement with Microsoft, but Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth's invitation to openSUSE […]

Ubuntu Open Week

Jono Bacon writes: Next week, the Ubuntu community hold their Ubuntu Open Week – a week of IRC tutorials and sessions designed to encourage more and more people to join their diverse community. Read about it at Newsforge Quote: In addition to the formal events, Friday 1st Dec (the Friday in the Ubuntu Open Week) […]

Dell + Ubuntu, Again

China Doll have posted yet another blog about the work needed to instal Ubuntu on his Dell computer. Read about it here Quote: It took me a few days to get it right. Didn’t have any problem installing Ubuntu5.10 on my old DIY desktop pc. But the same couldn’t be said about installing the newer […]

Interview: Andreas Barth, As Etch progresses have interviewed release manager Andreas Barth and have comments the implications of the current structure. Quote: Release managers are not mentioned in the Debian Constitution, yet few positions in Debian are more influential, especially in the final stages of preparation for a release. Recently, Andreas Barth, who shares the release manager position with Steve […]

Jono Bacon interviewed by BehindUbuntu

Ubuntu’s Community Manager is interviewed on about his work, his thoughts and meaning of life. Read it here Quote: In what way are you involved in Ubuntu? I am the Ubuntu Community Manager, and my role is to help keep the wheels of the community rolling. I am here to optimise how the community […]

Wardriving Using A Ubuntu Notebook

Howtoforge also uses With Garmin Etrex, Kismet, And GPSDrive to have fun on the roads Read it here Quote: This tutorial is about wardriving using GPS. It explains how to install Garmin Etrex on Ubuntu and how to configure it. It also shows how to use Garmin with GPSDrive and how to convert the data […]

DSL to offer FREE market place for merchants

In an attempt to passively earn funding for the Damn Small Linux project, the developers of DSL are offering free storefronts to merchants. Having a store front on is an opportunity for retailers to increase visibility and sales without risk. Read the announcement here Quote: Sounds good, but what does DSL get out of […]

Desktop Adapted for Dad (DAD)

Here's an unusual article seen at A story of how to setup a computer for your old dad! Read it here Quote: My father had never used a computer when I gave him his. He had never worked in an office environment or used a typewriter. Like many people his age his eyesight is […]

Book review: Ubuntu Hacks

Joseph Hall blogs about his read of Ubuntu Hacks, he sees it as okay, but not fantastic Read it here Quote: I've read many an O'Reilly book in my time, and this one certainly didn't make it to the top ten. But it's far from being the worst one either. It's certainly better than one […]

Reports from BSP's and LinuxWorld

Steve McIntyre brings us short reports from LinuxWorld Expo in London, 25-26 October 2006, BSP Marathon – Cambridge, 28 – 29 Oct 2006 and BSP Marathon – Helsinki, 11 – 12 Nov 2006. Read them * Here for BSP in Helsinki* Here for BSP in Cambridge* Here for LinuxWorld Expo Quote: We had a good, […]

Adobe Photoshop CS2 on Ubuntu

This bloggin how-to shows how to put Photoshop CS2 on Ubuntu – from the amounts of comments, there seems to be room for improvement Read it here Quote: This HOW-TO covers up the whole process of installing Adobe Photoshop CS2 on a Ubuntu box in a few simple steps. This method has been tested only […]

Ubuntu Wins Most User Friendly Linux Distribution Award

Canonical today announced it has scooped another two awards for Ubuntu, its leading-edge Linux distribution, 'Most User-Friendly Linux Distribution'/'Best Linux/Open Source Distribution' and Canonical picked up the 'Best combination of Community and Commerce' award. Read the press release in all its wonder here Quote: London (PRWEB) November 22, 2006 — Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor […]

Step-By-Step Configuration of NAT with iptables

This tutorial shows how to set up network-address-translation (NAT) on a Linux system with iptables rules so that the system can act as a gateway and provide internet access to multiple hosts on a local network using a single public IP address. This is achieved by rewriting the source and/or destination addresses of IP packets […]

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