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Dunc-Tank: Success or failure?

Computerworld have interviewed Anthony Towns about Dunc-Tank and the succes or failure as well as the consequences of it. Read it here Quote: Do you think Dunc-Tank has been successful as an experiment? There was a definite effect [of funding] on it [etch], and there were some other indirect effects as well, such as the […]

How to install anything in Ubuntu!

Here's a graphical guide for all new users with a Windows background using Ubuntu Read it here Quote: Having problems installing something on your new Ubuntu operating system? “Where's the EXE?”, “Where do I need to extract this to?”, “How do I run it?”, “Where did it go?” – have you been thinking questions like […]

Installing Zimbra on Ubuntu 6.10

Zimbra is an open source email server. It does email, calendar, contacts, and various other useful things that software like Microsoft Exchange does. And there is a guide at bluish coder: Quote: The problem is that Zimbra has a number of dependencies on other open source projects and they don't provide direct downloads for those […]

The definitive dual-booting guide: Linux, Vista and XP step-by-step

APCmag have outlined what to do in specific scenarios: what to do if you've already got Linux installed, what to do if you've already got Vista installed, what to do if you're starting off with XP. Start here Quote: If you've ever asked for advice on how to set up dual-booting, you've doubtlessly come across […]

SimplyMEPIS 6.0-4 Beta 4

Warren Woodford has announced the fourth beta release of SimplyMEPIS 6.0-4, now with an option to install the distribution on a USB key. From the announcement Quote: Warren Woodford of MEPIS reports “A big change is in the kernel. Updating to 2.6.17-20 is a lot more difficult than it sounds. MEPIS is meant for everybody, […]

Ubuntu founder doesn't "get" enterprise Linux

Infoworld have an article about that the fundamentals of Ubuntu might be a hindrance in the business world. Read it here Quote: What Mark doesn't recognize – either out of pretence (meaning, he knows better but pretends otherwise) or out of ignorance (because Ubuntu isn't yet being used in the enterprise, so he doesn't yet […]

Installing dsl on a fujitsu lifebook b110

Here's a bloggers guide to install Damn Small Linux on the old Fujitsu Lifebook b110 read it here Quote: the fujitsu lifebook b110 is a neat little notebook just too sweet to let it lay around and collect dust. but since it has only about 24 megs of ram it’s hard to get any modern […]

Debian Weekly News – January 23rd, 2007

The first edition of DWN have focus on Erinn Clark as well as Debian and the one Laptop per Child Project and much more. —————————————————————————Debian Weekly Newshttp://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2007/01/Debian Weekly News – January 23rd, 2007————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 1st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for theDebian community. [1]Erinn Clark, co-founder and leader of [2]DebianWomen is […]

Why do you work on Debian?

Steve McIntyre blogs about why he's working on Debian – where does the motivation come from when all seems uphill. Read his blog post here Quote: I want to have a good free operating system for me to use, and Debian certainly fits that need. I'm a bit of a control freak – to make […]

10 Games from the Ubuntu Universe

Johan Carter blogs about 10 games he'd recommend from the Ubuntu repositories Read it here Quote: Now and again, I show some new Linux users some of the games that are available for Ubuntu. Many of those times, theres a seasoned Ubuntu user close by, who says that they haven’t seen that before. I decided […]

7 reasons why you should consider Ubuntu

This blog post is generally aimed at people who still use only Microsoft Operating systems (e.g. XP, Vista, Win98) etc. and shows you why Linux is a good alternative Read it here Quote: 1. It’s safer: Right now, thousands of people are busy writing viruses, trojans, spyware, and malware aimed specifically at people who use […]

An Introduction to Linux and MEPIS

This massive introductory video uses MEPIS to show what Linux is capable of. See it from here Quote: The demonstration video below is a walkthrough of what Linux is, how to get it, try it out in Live CD mode, install it as a dual-boot operating system with Windows, and how to use it, including […]

A newbies adventure into the work of Ubuntu

This blogger writes about his experiences with Ubuntu on an IBM Thinkpad R50e with a lowly 256mb RAM Read it here Quote: Well, at long last I’ve bitten the bullet and thought I’d go and see what this thing called Linux was all about. Many moons ago I dabbled with Unix and loved the fact […]

Windows based installer for Ubuntu

Here, there and everywhere – the number of articles and posts about the windows installer for Ubuntu is all over the place. It's at OSNews And Cybernetnews And Lifehacker.com And also blogs pop up Quote: I love the idea of the Ubuntu installer, and it sure makes it easy for folks to try Ubuntu out. […]

WebSphere Application Server 6.1 on Ubuntu

Here's a blog about one of the commen problems when installing WebSphere Application Server 6.1 on Ubuntu Read it here Quote: Thankfully a quick Google turned up this article. I was completely unaware that /bin/sh was linked to dash instead of bash – what on earth possessed them. I didn't really like the suggested solution […]

Debian ARM accelerates via EABI port

Embedded system specialist Applied Data Systems (ADS) has contributed an experimental new root filesystem for the ARM architecture to the Debian project. Linuxdevices: Quote: ARM announced its EABI nearly four years ago, with the release of version 2.0 of its RealView compiler collection. Described as a “cross-platform standard developed by ARM, in collaboration with major […]

Edgy pushed me over the edge

Alastair Otter at Tectonic explains why he's using an older version of ubuntu than the Edgy Eft. Read about it here Quote: But, after my recent experience with Edgy I am more than happy to stick with something a little less cutting edge and flashy. At least for now. It started a couple of days […]

Firebird 2.0 debian packages available for testing

DebCentral have discovered that Firebird 2.0 debian packages available for testing A short link and comment fromour friends at DebCentral, and the direct link here Quote: Debian users are encouraged to help proof-testing the newly packaged firebird 2.0.

Knoppix 5.1.1: Now with eye candy

Linux.com reviews Knoppix 5.1.1 and focus on the inclusion of Beryl 3-D desktop with the Emerald theming engine Read it here Quote: Knoppix 5.1.1 also features a number of significant changes under the hood. The UnionFS file system has been replaced with aufs (Another UnionFS). According to the changelog, aufs is a more streamlined implementation […]

Debian and localhost.localdomain

Juliet Kemp came across a problem whereby one of her hosts was identifying itself as host/localhost.localdomain Read about the solution here

Ubuntu Weekly News: Issue #28

In this issue we cover the recent community council meeting, herd 2 release, the new screencast team, the new xubuntu-users mailing list, Ubuntu Forums weekly update, bug stats, upcoming meetings and events, Ubuntu-Women IRC Meeting, feisty changes, Main Inclusion Requests, weekly quiz update, and much more. Quote: Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 28 […]

Startup Sound: Vista versus Ubuntu

That article take a look at the process of creating the startup soundin Vista and in Ubuntu. Read it here Quote: Today, Fast Company released an article from their February issue about how Microsoft created the new Windows Vista startup sound. Appropriately titled “twenty people, four notes“, the article explains how it took 18 months, […]

Debian developers take note

Regdeveloper have written a small article about the upcomming Debconf in Edinburgh Read it here Quote: If you just want to go and hear what is said and network with others with similar interests, registration details and more information can be found here. Or, if a week in Edinburgh ends up being economically indefensible, there […]

Debian Developers' Conference dates and venue announced

The Debian Conference Team is pleased to announce the chosen date for the 2007 Debian Conference. This year's DebConf event will be held from 17 June – 23 June 2007 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Immediately preceding the conference week on 16 June will be DebianDay. Read more on Newsforge

What it takes to make Ubuntu ready for use

Tristan Rhodes blogs thorough about the useability of Ubuntu in this post – plenty of analysis. Read it here Quote: Overall, this process was not very hard, especially if you consider how far Linux has come in the past few years. Once I completed the steps described above, my computer was ready for me to […]

Trying distributions on an old laptop

This blogger tries to get Ubuntu, Debian and Xubuntu to run on his PIII 600mhz/128mb laptop. Xubuntu stays there. Read it here Quote: As the title above probably gives away I have settled on Xubuntu for my laptops OS. I found this to be the best solution for everything. I still get the tools I`m […]

DSL v3.2 released

The latest small wonder has been released: Damn Small Linux 3.2 Here's the announcement Quote: DSL v3.2 is now released. Final Change log: * Updated murgaLua to v0.3* Updated sqlite to v3.3.10* Updated madwifi-ng modules.* Updated Broadcomm 10/100 module b44.o* Updated busybox with >2GB file support.* New Cron – A perl cron, with new boot […]

Ubuntu on the edge

WhatPC.co.uk have reviewed Ubuntu Edgy Eft and goes through much installation of this 3-page review. Read it here Quote: Away from the Desktop there have been some more adventurous developments. The start-up procedure has changed dramatically, replacing the standard init that Linux distributions have always used with a new system called Upstart. This is developed […]

Installing The Native Linux Flash Player 9 On Ubuntu

Howtoforge is at it again – this time on Ubuntu (and Debian) with the native flash player. Quote: This article describes how to install the new native Linux Flash Player 9 from Adobe on an Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop so that it can be used within Firefox. The procedure works for other Ubuntu versions and […]

Review of "The Official Ubuntu Book"

Softwarenews reviews The official Ubuntu book – and gives an overview of what to find in the book Read it here Quote: Another unique thing: Once you’ve installed Ubuntu to your hard drive using the included DVD, you’ll find a full copy of the book in your home directory. This means you can give the […]

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