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Tutorial: Setting Up An Ubuntu Web Server

Basically, if you want to setup a quick webserver (perhaps on a spare computer for testing), this will get things started Read it at gordaens blog: Quote: This will not tell you how to install Ubuntu (okay, I lied: put in the CD, boot from it, double-click the install icon, BAM!) This tutorial makes use […]

Build LAMP Server using Ubuntu 6.10 in about 15min

Automatic LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) In about 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Edgy Server Edition, you can have a LAMP server up and ready to go. Ubuntu Geek: Quote: The LAMP option saves the trouble of installing and integrating each of the four separate LAMP components, a process which […]

Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor in Ubuntu

UbuntuGeek have an article about Inkscape, an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format Read it here Quote: Inkscape’s main goal is to create a powerful and convenient drawing tool fully compliant with XML, SVG, and CSS […]

Distrowatch on Debian Live for PS3

Distrowatch weekly covers shortly the Debian Live CD for PS3 Read about it here Quote: Takeshi Yaegashi has announced the release of what appears to be the first Linux live CD designed for the Sony PlayStation 3: “I've released Debian live CD for PlayStation 3 which also integrates the Debian-Installer in a single ISO image.”

Top 3 Linux Distros – No Easy Choice

LinuxInsider have had a look at the top Linux distributions – basically an overview of the different distributions Read it here Quote: Figuring out the best Linux distribution depends entirely on one's intended use for the program. As open source, freely distributed software, Linux programs have been modified and redesigned in countless ways to fulfill […]

Windows based Ubuntu installer

Going straight for the Windows user, testers are needed for a Windows-based Ubuntu installer Seen at Quote: We have a development version of a Windows based installer for Ubuntu which is designed to be:very simple to useprovide a no-risk installationno repartitioning the hard diskno changing the windows boot loaderEasy uninstallation.Low riskDoesn't use a virtual […]

A realistic look at Ubuntu Linux on the Desktop

Yet another blog about Ubuntu – this time the perspective is on the useability of Linux for Average Joe. Read it here Quote: So.. I've just spent my first few days on a new machine, purchased specifically for linux to replace my windows XP desktop. So far, the Windows machine has sat in the corner […]

Screenshots Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Herd 2

Phoronix have been on a tour with the camera (screengrabber) again, and posted a bunch of pictures of Feisty Fawn Herd CD2. Update – also screens at See them here Or here at LinuxQuestions

Ubuntu sources.list generator

With this generator you can create your own custom sources.list from various available sources. It takes only two simple steps. Do it here

How To Automatically Scan Uploaded Files For Viruses With php-clamavlib

This guide describes how you can automatically scan files uploaded by users through a web form on your server using PHP and ClamAV on Debian Etch or Ubuntu Read it at howtoforge Quote: That way you can make sure that your upload form will not be abused to distribute malware. To glue PHP and ClamAV, […]

Stepping out of Windows ans into Ubuntu

Here’s a briefoutline for this post: Introduction, Installing ubuntu (including dual boot with Windows XP), First steps into ubuntu, Concluding thoughts Stepping out of Windows Quote: Me writing a post like this (stepping out of Windows and into Ubuntu) is somewhat self serving because anything I can tell you here has already been documented (usually […]

Ubuntu 6.10, OpenSUSE 10.2 better than Vista

Two atricles – one on Eweek and one on DesktopLinux are praising Ubuntu and OpenSUSE – have a read for yourself. Eweek: Quote: Two of the best all-around Linux distributions to emerge from this process are OpenSUSE 10.2 and Ubuntu 6.10, both of which bundle together the best of what open source has to offer […]

Trying Debian Etch Linux

Last Wednesday this blogger downladed and burned a boot iso ‘network install’ of Debian Etch Linux. He was bored with computers and needed something new to play around with. Read what happened Quote: As I recall, the download was small, only about 125MB, so that part was quick on the good old broadband connection. When […]

Announcing SimplyMEPIS-32 and SimplyMEPIS-64 Beta3

MEPIS LLC has released Beta3 of SimplyMEPIS-32 and SimplyMEPIS-64 Version 6.0-4. Read the announcement Quote: As of Beta 3, SimplyMEPIS includes updates to several packages including Firefox and kde 3.5.3. Bugs have been fixed in splashy, video detection, network configuration, long passwords, skype on 64 bit, klamav, installation, and more.

Installing Debian/Ubuntu on the PlayStation 3

I am going to show you how to cross-install Ubuntu Linux / Debian Linux on your PlayStation 3 from an existing Linux system Read it at this forum Quote: You can probably skip section 01 if you are an advanced user thats comfortable with the kboot prompt, as it's a minimal Linux environment with enough […]

Ubuntu Goes Low Spec

Madpenguin discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the lighter versions of Ubuntu. The blogger Rudd-o disagrees and you can read his comment too Read it here Quote: Pros and Cons: Lightweight Ubuntu Alternatives. I believe that taking one of the Ubuntu lightweight alternatives makes a lot of sense for one key reason that was not […]

Disk ARchive (Backup and Restore) using dar and kdar(dar Frontend)

Dar is a shell command that makes backup of a directory tree and files. Ubuntugeek has a guide of how to use it. Its features include splitting archives over several files, CDs, ZIPs, or floppies, compression, full or differential backups, strong encryption, proper saving and restoration of hard links and extended attributes, remote backup using […]

Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Herd 2

The second alpha release of Ubuntu 7.04 has been released. Read about it here Quote: The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. The Feisty Fawn Herd 2 is the second alpha release of Ubuntu 7.04, and with this new […]

Debian PPC quarrels force users to move elsewhere

Jan Stedehouder at Slashdot writes about the PPC developer quarrels and the concequences thereof. Read it here Quote: I am keeping up with the Debian PPC mailing list for some months now and apart from bug reports there is only one main theme: some nasty infighting between key Debian PPC developers.

Compiling your own kernel under debian

Tuxedup blogs/has mad a guide about how we can create our own kernel with Debian Read it here Quote: The following is a guide to compiling your own kernel. I have only just completed this task around half an hour a go, bare in mind this is the first time I have done such a […]

How To Automatically Scan Uploaded Files For Viruses With php-clamavlib

This guide describes how you can automatically scan files uploaded by users through a web form on your server using PHP and ClamAV. Howtoforge again is your friend Quote: That way you can make sure that your upload form will not be abused to distribute malware. To glue PHP and ClamAV, we install the package […]

vtiger CRM 5.02 on Ubuntu 6.06

This is a detailed description about how to set up a vtiger CRM 5.02 on an Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) based server. vtiger is an Open Source Customer Relationship Management solution built over LAMP stack and other third-party open source packages. HowtoForge tells us: Quote: I want to say first that this is not […]

KnoppiXMAME 1.3 beta 19

KnoppiXMAME is a bootable CD/DVD image with hardware automatic probing and configuration for playing MAME games. No games are included, but they can be added to the ISO image, as well as new versions of X-MAME, gxmame, and the Linux kernel. Read more at Sourceforge

Behind Ubuntu: Ben Collins

Ben Collins is the maintainer of the Linux Kernel in Ubuntu. In this interview you will learn about his work on Ubuntu, his love of vim, and why his servers are hosted in a real barn, surrounded by cows and electric fences. Read it here at behindubuntu

10 Must Have Ubuntu Resources

A small blog post that shows the way to 10 great Ubuntu ressources. By mistake, Debian-News isn't mentioned… Quote: Below is my top 10 must have Ubuntu resources for any user. If you aren’t familiar with any of these be sure to take a look. There is always more to learn or always more to […]

Ubuntu on the T60

Matthew Ryan Tierney writes about his work to get the T60 working like he wants it. Read it in his blog here Quote: When I got my T60, the first thing I had to was get Ubuntu working in full functionality. Here are the instructions that I followed from the Malta website ( The only […]

Ubuntu: Tips and tricks

Customise the panel (taskbar), Install Wine, Reconfigure Screen are amongst the 7 small tips on this blog. There'll probably be more tips and tricks in the series

Ubuntu Linux Is an Ideal Windows Replacement

This review at LinuxInsider is very, very, very happy with Ubuntu. Read it here Quote: While it is common for newcomers to Windows XP or the Mac OS to be dazed by installing and using the software's basic features, installing Ubuntu was a snap — the process took less than 20 minutes and did not […]

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 Woody Archived

The old-stable release of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0, codenamed Woody, has been moved to recently. Updated with the announcement from Martin Schulze. Read the short notice at times.debian Quote: ————————————————————————The Debian Project GNU/Linux 3.0 archived press@debian.orgJanuary 10th, 2007———————————————————————— Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 archived The old stable release Debian GNU/Linux (codename 'woody') has beenarchived. The […]

Ubuntu and its contradictions

Titled “Will Ubuntu revolutionise the Desktop? Or will it collapse under the weight of its contradictions?”, this blogger investigates the risks in Ubuntu's future Read it here Quote: I believe that if Ubuntu can stick to being a desktop for new users then they could really help to expand the total number of Linux users. […]

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