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Ubuntu Edgy under Parallels Desktop for mac

As Ubuntu Edgy has not long been released I thought I would see how it runs on parallels desktop for mac. I downloaded the standard .iso and followed pretty much the same instructions as when I installed Ubuntu Dapper. Read the rest here at http://muffinresearch.co.uk/ Quote: Aside from a few glitches Edgy seems faster and […]

Behind Ubuntu: Raphaël Pinson

Raphaël is known for his work on Kubuntu, and more recently on Ichthux, a Linux distribution based on Kubuntu and aimed at Christian users and communities. Read the interview here Quote: In what way are you involved in Ubuntu? I am an Ubuntu core-dev, focusing on Kubuntu. I make packages, review the packages of other […]

Installing Ubuntu 6.10 on old Hardware

O'reilly.net have installed Ubuntu on a Presario with 192MB of RAM, a 10GB hard drive, and an 800Mhz Celeron processor. See how it's done here Quote: So far, with the exception of install media and the desktop installer, this has been a surprisingly easy experience. (Much easier, in fact, than upgrading my own laptop from […]

Comments to the Ubuntu release

Arsgeek have posted their comments on ” Some Thoughts on Ubuntu Edgy Eft, Upgrades and Free Software” and people's expectations of the software of today. Read it here Quote: Early adopters face problems. I’m one of those folks who rush out and update my system on the day a new release hits the street. An […]

Knoppix 5.0.1: A solid live DVD

Debian-based live CD distribution Knoppix is widely known as a distro with excellent hardware detection. The latest 5.0.1 version, released in June, builds upon its legacy and is reviewed at Linux.com Oh, yes: Quote: Accelerated or not, after Knoppix boots you will be treated to arguably the best hardware detection system in the Linux world, […]

Etch will be LSB 3.1-certified

Today, the Debian Release Managers announced in a mail to all developers, that the upcoming stable release 4.0, codename “Etch” will be certified according to the Linux Standard Base (LSB) version 3.1. Read it at times.debian or the full announcement Quote: Release Policy==============We have done some last minute adjustments on the release policy. We havenow […]

Interview with Warren Woodford

The MEPIS distribution has been one of the bigger KDE-centric distributions. Warren Woodford talks to KDE Dot News about the history and current vision of the distribution. Read it here Quote: Can you tell us about the history of your distribution?I started MEPIS in November 2002 because I wasn't satisfied with the distros I had […]

Ten tips for new Ubuntu users

The hsn blogger have compiled a list of tips that might save you some time while you're getting used to Ubuntu. They are found here Quote: Ubuntu has become the most popular Linux distribution for new Linux users. It's easy to install, easy to use, and usually “just works.” But moving to a different operating […]

Ubuntu Tricks – How to mount Windows partitions read/writable

Previously I looked at mounting your NTFS drive on your Ubuntu box using raw Fuse to do it. Now we’re going to look at what may be a better way to do it. Read it here at arsgeek Quote: It’s certainly easier and from reports, NTFS-3G is a bit more stable as well. This Howto […]

Debian HOW-TO : Writing to NTFS

On July 14th, Szakacsits Szabolcs, a developper for the Linux-NTFS project published a major update of the driver. It is now possible to write to an NTFS partition in a safe and simple manner. Read the blog entry at Techno Wizah

Remotely Manage Machines Using VNC

VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. And here's an article of how to do it using Debian It is, in essence, a remote display system which allows you to view a computing `desktop’ environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of […]

Etch release adjustments

Andrteas Barth brings us the announcement that there are release adjustments to Etch – no, not a delay – an adjustment back on track. Quote: Hi, as you (probably) all noticed, we delayed the full final freeze of Etch abit. This mail contains important information what you should do asmaintainer of any frozen package (which […]

Debian Developers Conference (India) 06

We are Organising Debian Developers Conference in India for thesecond year now along with foss.in from Nov 24-26. Quote: Hi, We are Organising Debian Developers Conference in India for thesecond year now along with foss.in ( http://www.foss.in/2006 ) fromNov 24-26. Co-ordination page http://fci.wikia.com/wiki/Debian/Conf/06 We are planning to have BoF sessions on localisation, contribution toDebian and […]

How To Install VMware Server On Debian Sarge

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install the free VMware Server (version 1.0.1) on a Debian Sarge system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. In this article we use Debian Sarge (3.1) as the host […]

DebConf7, 17–23 June 2007

Moray Allan announces that DebConf, the Debian Project's developer conference takes place from Sunday 17 to Saturday 23 June 2007, inEdinburgh, Scotland. Quote: DebConf7 will take place from Sunday 17 to Saturday 23 June 2007, inEdinburgh, Scotland. We hope to see you there, at what is expectedto be the biggest DebConf yet. DebConf is the […]

Ubuntu Weekly News #20

In This Issue Ubuntu 6.10 released, Firefox 2.0 released, 6.10 first to ship with it, Topics chosen for Mountain View and much more Quote: Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 20 for the week of Oct22 – 28, 2006. In this issue we cover Ubuntu 6.10, Firefox 2.0, topicschosen for Mountain View, last uploads […]

Kubuntu vs. Simply Mepis 6.0

Which Linux distribution is the easiest to install and use with as little tweaking as possible? On the KDE front, two of the key choices are Kubuntu and Simply Mepis. MadPenguin have a comparison of the two:Quote: In the End, It's All KDE. When all is said and done, I find myself more drawn to […]

Quake 3 on Ubuntu Edgy x86_64

Installing Quake III Arena on a 64-bit Linux box isn't that bad actually. I couldn't find instructions anywhere on how to do this, so after figuring it out I'm writing them down here. Read it here

Debian HOW-TO : Flash 9

Since October 18, Flash 9 is available for Linux. Here is a quick how-to on how to install it Read the blog entry here

Debian Weekly News 40/2006

DWN is back! Let's hope it last – this week contains Source-less Binary Objects in the Debian Linux 2.6 Packages, Practical Linux Day in Gießen + Videos of the Internationalisation Meeting and much more. Quote: —————————————————————————Debian Weekly Newshttp://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2006/40/Debian Weekly News – October 31st, 2006————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 40th issue of DWN, the newsletter for […]

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