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UW meet-up day !

The Ubuntu Women are having an open “meet-up day” to be held on Thursday, January 11, 2007 on IRC Read about it at The Fridge Quote: Be there to exchange ideas with other like-minded technically inclined women in the Ubuntu community. Please note that this event is not restricted on the basis of gender and […]

TestDriving SimplyMepis 6.0-4 Beta 2

SimplyMepis is in another development cycle and version 6.0-4 beta 2 was recently released. weren't overly impressed with the original 6.0 release and was a bit curious as to how things were progressing. Read it here Quote: All in all, SimplyMepis is beginning to get back into their groove again I think. Overall, I […]

SimplyMEPIS-64 Beta1 Release

On December 29th, MEPIS LLC has released Beta1 of SimplyMEPIS-64 Version 6.0-4. Read the announcement Quote: The 64 bit version of SimplyMEPIS offer the same advanced hardware autodetection, multimedia integration, and easy to use installer that is included with the 32 bit edition. This release includes Firefox, Flashplayer 9, OpenOffice 2.0.2, the very stable […]

Running GNU/Linux Debian s390 under a i386

Ever wanted to feel the power of a s390? Here's a guide how to emulate this IBM monster. Read it here Quote: Using the hercules emulator it is possible to have your system emulate an IBM mainframe! Here we'll give a brief overview of using the emulator to install a pre-made image of Woody, giving […]

To binary or not to binary, that is the question

Allison Randa at O'Reilly comments the concers regarding using binairy drivers in Ubuntu. Read it here Quote: The Ubuntu developers are in the process of deciding whether to enable binary-only drivers by default in their installation process, under certain limited circumstances. This decision process has prompted the latest wave in a conversation that's nearly as […]

DebConf7 registration/sponsorship/CFP deadline

As previously announced, DebConf7 will take place in Edinburgh fromSunday 17 to Saturday 23 June 2007. If you would like to apply for sponsored accommodation, food, or travel, please register now. Quote: * Deadline for sponsorship: Wednesday 31 January As previously announced, DebConf7 will take place in Edinburgh fromSunday 17 to Saturday 23 June 2007. […] (and related infrastructure) updates

Ryan Murray writes about changes to the – the LDAP schema, exim4 config, SMTP reject time and much more – there's also an clarification from Joerg Jaspert The update from Ryan: Quote: Here's some news on recent changes that are now available: The LDAP schema has been updated to include several new fields: […]

release update – main blockers for release

In December 24th, Andreas Barth posted this update of the release progress. Quote: Hi, we wish those of you who celebrate it a Merry Christmas, and those ofyou who change year soon a Happy New Year. Release status of etch is notas far as we all wanted at this time of the year, but – […]

How To Use NTFS Drives/Partitions Under Ubuntu Edgy Eft

Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play. ntfs-3g is an open source, freely available NTFS driver for Linux with read and write support. Read it […]

Ubuntu Weekly News: Issue #26

Welcome to a special holiday edition of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 26 for December 12th to 31th, 2006. In this issue we cover the community council meeting, Ubuntu XMas Edition 2006, changes at the UWN, upcoming meetings and events, BehindUbuntu's latest interview, Ubuntu in the press, general community news and much more. Quote: Welcome […]

Debian Weekly News – December 26th, 2006

I'll start the new year with the last news from 2006 – Welcome to this year's 42nd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Quote: —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – December 26th, 2006————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 42nd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter forthe Debian community. DWN is currently not […]

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