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Natvie IPv6 Networking Debian Based Distributions

Documentation for setting up native IPv6 on Redhat based distributions was a bit lacking so I’ve included the steps for adding an IPv6 address to eth0 below. I’ve also added details on how to add it to Debian based distributions. Read the rest for yourself Quote: In Debain and Ubuntu there is only one file […]

Simple Samba Printserver on Debian Etch

Rather than each user having to install their own drivers, configure up the printer settings and generally struggle with such administration tasks, you can configure your Samba server to push these configuration details to the users. Read the howto

Ubuntu and Linux-based GIS in Virtual PC

I posted about HostGIS for Linux server-based GIS the other day… Nice canned distribution, but if you want flexibility or desktop apps, you may want to try some other goodies. Read the blog entry here Quote: I am certainly no Linux guru, but was nonetheless able to get this environment up and running in Virtual […]

Ubuntu hug day

Lots of people work within the Ubuntu BugSquad, some of Ubuntu's teams have set up weekly bug goals and everybody is trying to get as many bugs fixed as possible for Feisty. It's time for a hug day! Quote: Hello Ubuntu Lovers! Feisty Fawn Beta is now released and everyone has done a great job. […]

The Problems with Ubuntu

For once, here's a blogger not too happy with Ubuntu – allthough the issues discusses is not with the usage of the distribution Read it here Quote: Instead of building on one of the three most suitable distributions at the time (each with advantages, disadvantages and often trade-offs): Debian, and Mandriva Linux (formerly Mandrake Linux) […]

VMware Server 1.0.2 on Ubuntu 6.10

Previously I documented installing VMware Workstation 6 Beta on my Thinkpad x60s. I decided to uninstall Workstation and install VMware Server 1.0.2. The rest is found here Quote: I should have used the vmware-uninstall.pl script but even without using it directly I managed to remove the old Workstation installation without real trouble. Running Server on […]

Building DVD Images Of Debian or Ubuntu Repositories

The title says it all – it's at Howtoforge, so it can't go wrong. Read it here Quote: This howto offers a simple way of creating DVD images of Debian or Ubuntu http/ftp repositories. Ubuntu doesn't offer DVDs ready to download with its main, universe, multiverse and/or restricted repositories. With the contents of this howto […]

The Lazy Guide to Installing Knoppix on an USB Key

Always active, TuxMachines have a guide for installing Knoppix on an USB key. Look here Quote: Of course, it can be even more portable when it runs entirely off of an inexpensive USB key. So let's install it to a 1 GB USB key, and create a persistent home directory in which to store files. […]

Trying Linux on the desktop

This article at WindowsitPro (!) tries Debian and UKuuntu to figure out what to do with an old Dell laptop. Read about it here Quote: If you're looking to load up Linux on that spare laptop over in the corner collecting dust both Debian and Kubuntu make pretty good choices, although it's clear to me […]

MEPIS Launches New Community Site

This new site should provide a better way for the MEPIS community to interact with each other, while making it easier for users to find helpful information. Read it here The site is here: http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/MEPIS_Community

Debian Etch release is very close

Andreas Barth mentions April 1st as release date, but quality is still more important than dates. Quote: Hi, we're almost at the release now, but before you start to party, thereare still a few important steps missing. So we thought we'd give you anoverview of our current status. Most release critical bugs are resolved now. […]

Ubuntu Is Magic!

And the bloggers still seems to love Ubuntu – here's another example. Read it here Quote: I rarely boot into Windows 2000 now on my development system there is just no need to. All of the development work I do with Object Pascal and Java I can do with Ubuntu. I have Lazarus installed for […]

Introduction to the Ubuntu Desktop Guide

Here's the Ubuntu Desktop Guide, a comprehensive guide to using Ubuntu in a desktop environment. Start here Quote: The guide is divided into the following chapters: Getting Started – An introduction to the world of Ubuntu and some basic concepts which are useful when getting started. Adding, Removing and Updating Applications – How to manage […]

Bayanihan Linux (Philippines Gvt ) now based on Debian

Bayanihan Linux 4 [0], the Philippines government sponsored Linux project, is from version 4 based on Debian GNU / Linux. Quote: Hello, Bayanihan Linux 4 [0], the Philippines government sponsored Linux project, is from version 4 based on Debian GNU / Linux.The latest version 4 includes customizations to adopt a Windows XP (TM) look and […]

Review of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Alpha 5) for new users

Quote:”” Ubuntu is the poster child of usable Linux and it's looking like Feisty Fawn is only going to hammer that flag deeper into the landscape Read it here Quote: Overall, I've been very impressed with how simple Ubuntu makes things. It's less “out of the box” than PCLOS because there's simply less installed to […]

Comments to Ubuntu 7.04

Matthew Newton, PC World writes that Ubuntu's Feisty Fawn is full of new features–and old troubles. Read it here Quote: Unfortunately, Ubuntu has met the goal only partially. Feisty has all of the drivers and infrastructure necessary to support desktop effects, but the new effects themselves are disabled by default.

New release paves the way for OpenVZ on Ubuntu

Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier comments that the update opens the door to providing OpenVZ under Ubuntu, since Ubuntu's upcoming Feisty release uses the 2.6.20 kernel. Read it here Quote: OpenVZ is the open source component of SWsoft's Virtuozzo, a virtualization solution that can partition servers into dozens or even hundreds of virtual environments (VE). The OpenVZ […]

How To Set Up suPHP On A Debian Based ISPConfig Server

When you've setup suPHP on your ISPConfig server, you are able to run the PHP scripts under the admin user of the website instead of www-data. Read it here Quote: With this howto I explain how to set up suPHP on a Debian based ISPConfig server with php4. Mainly, it is based on Falko's howto […]

Debian easier to install than Red Hat

Well, we don't see this often – Jason Brooks at eWeek.com compares installation of Debian and Red Hat Enterprise, and prefers Debian! Read it here Quote: Even better are free Linux distributions, which you can get in all sorts of forms and from all sorts of locations. Debian is my favorite example of deployment flexibility: […]

13 Applications to Install on Ubuntu running on Slow Computer

Recently this blogger managed to install ubuntu on my laptop(IBM Thinkpad Cel 1.4Ghz 256 MB RAM) – here's 13 good applications to use. Read it here Quote: 3. Lightweight Eye Candy for your Desktop – aDesklets If you want to have Weather information , CPU Status , Battery Status , and other useful information shown […]

Yet another call for votes for the DPL election 2006

Far too many people are sending the ballot to secretary@d.o; so this time I've set the reply-to to point to leader2007@vote.debian.org for people who do not look to see where their ballots are going to. Hi, Far too many people are sending the ballot to secretary@d.o; so this time I've set the reply-to to point […]

How to Enable Desktop Effects and Install Beryl on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Want to get cool visual effects in Feisty right off the bat? It’s easy at Arsgeek. Read how to do it here

Michlmayr advocates time-based release management for FOSS projects

Former Debian Project Leader Martin Michlmayr is completing his doctoral thesis at the Centre for Technology Management, University of Cambridge. His thesis is based on case studies of major free and open source software (FOSS) project, including Debian. Read about it here Quote: According to Michlmayr, a move to time-based releases benefits everyone involved. For […]

Ubuntu 7.04 Beta Linux Operating System Best Yet

What can I say – yet another happy blogger about the Ubuntu Feisty Beta. Read it here Quote: This is by far the best Linux distribution I have used so far and it just keeps getting better. This release of Ubuntu is so good that I enjoy using it as much as my Apple iMac.

Linux Foundation announces new board

Well, Ian Murdock leaves and Mark Shuttleworth joines – and then there's a lot of other important Linux-people in that board. Read about it here and here Quote: “It is essential that the Linux Foundation's board bring every Linux constituency's issues and opportunities to the table,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation. […]

Second call for votes for the debian project leader election 2007

Wake up! If you're allowed to vote, Debian needs your vote in the DPL election! Hi, At the time of writing, half an week into the second week of the vote, we have the the following statistics gathered at the beginning of the week: =================================================================== || |Total # of| |Valid|Unique|Rejects| | Multiple || ||Year|Developers|Quorum|Votes|Voters| |% […]

No, really! Ubuntu is not Linux! Try it on for size!

Penguin Pete tells us in his blog that there *is* a difference between Ubuntu and Linux! Read it here Quote: For reason/reasons unknown, ex-Windows users leaving Windows and seeking a free alternative somehow do not seem to be flocking to ReactOS. By all logic, the ReactOS project should be swimming in the cheering masses supporting […]

Portable Qemu Persistent Ubuntu Linux

PendriveLinux.com shows that Ubuntu can be run from a directory on a portable device or directly from an internal hard drive if you so choose Read it here Quote: One advantage to using Qemu hardware emulation as opposed to a native USB boot is that it allows you to plug your USB stick or portable […]

SAMBA Server For Small Workgroups With Ubuntu 6.10

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 6.10) to act as a file- and printserver for Windows ™ workstations in small workgroups. Read it here Quote: To install such a system you will need the following: A Ubuntu server install CD (available here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/) An internet connection […]

Multiboot Win XP and simplyMEPIS on laptop

This blogger found a way of booting between SimplyMEPIS and Windows and tells us about it. Read it here Quote: So how did I bridge this gap? By combining 1 and 2. I created a non-active fat 16 partition using Partition Magic. There might be other ways to do it that don’t involve 3rd party […]

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