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Call for testing of the sarge to etch upgrade path

Over the past few days a lot of work has been done to finalize the recommended upgrade path for the Etch release notes. Any upgrade tests that could be done over the next days to verify this procedure would be most welcome. Quote: Over the past few days a lot of work has been done […]

Ubuntu Linux running on Xbox 360?

Well, it might be a hoax- but it might also be real enough. This video should show Ubuntu running on a Xbox360 Read about it here and here Quote: The day that we all know will eventually come could be upon us: a hacker called Cpasjuste claims to have managed to get his Xbox 360 […]

Debian/etch Xen: Nice, but not quite ready for me

Sander Marechal have had some fun with Etch and Xen, but not that much fun…. Read it here Quote: Was it all bad then? Of course not. I have actually started to like Xen a lot. If it wasn't for the above snags I would use it all the time. I probably will anyway on […]

Kubuntu & Ubuntu 7.04 Beta Screenshots

Screenshots at Cybernetnews! See them here

Ubuntu Receives Editor's Choice Award from PC Welt

At the PC Welt awards dinner held during the CeBIT Exhibition in Hanover, on Friday 16th March, Ubuntu was awarded the “Editor's Choice Award for Open Source”. Here's a nice press release Quote: With the next release, Ubuntu 7.04, available on 19th April, desktop users will benefit from a host of new features and benefits […]

Debian at the crossroads

The Debian GNU/Linux project has come to some kind of crossroads – due to many factors, some of them artificial – and the man who takes over leadership next month will have to make some crucial decisions on the future direction of the project. Read it here at ITWire Quote: Murdock's interview was published in […]

Ubuntu and Debian in DWN

This weeks edition of Distrowatch Weekly News contains articles about Debian at the crossroads and Ubuntu Feisty. Start reading here Quote: The widely publicised words of Ian Murdock, the founder of Debian GNU/Linux, criticising the lack of strong leadership in the world's largest Linux distribution, has surprised the Debian community. He argues that despite its […]

Bluetooth PAND Howto For Debian Etch

I wanted to access the internet over bluetooth instead of GPRS/3G network from my mobile phone (SE K800i). Since I work in Linux most of the time, I decided to have a go and do it with Debian, my workstation's main OS Read it here Quote: This howto is for Debian Etch, current “testing” branch […]

Debian etch on Dell Precision M65 laptop

Images for Debian etch rc2 were released and I decided it was time to re-install it on my laptop. While doing this, I thought I would take notes. This will help when I re-install it next time, and hopefully others with the same or similar hardware… Read it here Quote: The installation was unexciting except […]

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta Preview

This is very detailed Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta Preview with nice screebshots. This preview includes Easy-to-install codec wizards, Migration assistant, and much more. More includes: Plug and play network sharing with Avahi,network manager,windows mount tool,artwork,help center,desktop effects,new partition tool,gnome control center. Full Story

Bloggers happy with Ubuntu Feisty Beta

These three bloggers have each tried the new beta – looking at wifi, the installation and the whole package. They seem all happy. They are here: Quote: Feisty get a +1 from me Some install notes Wifi in Ubuntu Feisty

Adopting Ubuntu

CBC News have a nice article about trying Linux and attempting to live without Windows. Read it here Quote: If you like it, you can load Linux permanently onto a cheap “bare bones” PC from your local computer store, saving yourself a chunk of cash that you'd otherwise have to spend on an operating system, […]

Feisty Fawn Beta 1 Review

This review of Ubuntu covers the installation procedure, hardware support, default configuration, default software, and optional software. Read it here Quote: For feisty to succeed it needs to improve where edgy has failed, and it most importantly in must not add any annoyances. I am testing on a real production machines. It makes no sense […]

Installing Ubuntu on a usb pendrive

This tutorial will show how-to install Ubuntu on a usb stick. Even though this tutorial uses Ubuntu as its base distribution, you could virtually use any type of Linux liveCD distribution. Read it here Quote: Being able to run Linux out of a usb bar is a great way to enjoy the live CD experience […]

Windows NTFS Read/write support made easy in Ubuntu 7.04

This program allow you to easily configure all of your NTFS devices to allow write support via a friendly gui. For that use, it will configure them to use the open source ntfs-3g driver. Read it here

Prepping a 128 MB USB Thumb Drive to Install Debian

This blogger tells us how he uswd a USB thumb drive to install Debian from Read it here Quote: Some months ago, I upgraded my main workstation. I had reached the point where if I was going to upgrade one component, I had to upgrade them all. This left me with my current new machine […]

Second Life Gets A Virtual Makeover

Information Week covers the issues with Second Life being too popular and the need for more server capacity and more Debian running them! Read it here Quote: The virtual world known as Second Life is struggling under the weight of its increasing popularity. The number of concurrent users in Second Life is growing about 20% […]

How To Revive An Old PC With Ubuntu

Here's a short guide to getting your old clunker up and running again with a free Linux download and a reasonably quick installation. It's at Information Week Quote: I can't say that it was a simple process. There's definitely room for improvement in terms of picking a distribution that'll work the first time, and in […]

Third SimplyMEPIS 6.5 release candidate adds Beryl

SimplyMEPIS 6.5 Release Candidate 3 (RC3) today was uploaded to the MEPIS subscribers' pool and propagated to the public mirrors — only nine days after RC2 was released. It features a 2.6.15 kernel, a KDE default desktop, and Beryl 0.2.0 Final. Read it here Quote: MEPIS has begun a new internationalization initiative, according to Woodford. […]

Ubuntu 7.04 BETA

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the beta release of Ubuntu 7.04. Read it here Quote: Ubuntu 7.04 is the most user-friendly Ubuntu to date and includes a ground-breaking Windows migration assistant, excellent wireless networking support and improved multimedia support. Ubuntu 7.04 server edition adds support for hardware facilities that speed up the use […]

Results for General Resolution: Altering package upload rules

At the end of voting, with 313 Ballots resulting in 260 votes from 257 developers, “General Resolution: Altering package upload rules” has carried the day. Quote: Hi, Hi, At the end of voting, with 313 Ballots resulting in 260 votes from 257 developers, “General Resolution: Altering package upload rules” has carried the day. ,—-[ Full […]

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL

Using Ubuntu 6.10 this article at HowtoForge shows the setup of Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL. Read it here Quote: The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota (quota is not built into Postfix by default, I'll show how to patch your Postfix appropriately). Passwords are stored […]

Screenshots: SimplyMEPIS 6.5 RC2

Phoronix have posted a set of picutures of the 2nd release candidate. You can find them here

Oracle's Linux business – why not go Ubuntu?

Long story short – Infoworld suggest that Oracle goes for a real Linux distribution like Ubuntu. Read it here Quote: Still, I'm still left wondering why Oracle doesn't simply adopt a Linux distribution that it could truly call its own. Why not Ubuntu? It's one of the best distributions out there – it may trail […]

Four weeks with Ubuntu Linux on the desktop. Part 3

The blog roll continues with part three on the experiences with Ubuntu. Read it here Quote: The installation and updating of software is an area where Ubuntu shines. The Windows Add/Remove programs dialog is a feeble shadow of Apt, Ubuntu’s package management system. There are several different ways to install software in Ubuntu including a […]

How I Accidentally Un-Installed Synaptic – The Debian Chronicles

Scott Ruecker install, begin to configure and unknowingly make a mistake in the second installment of my adventures in Debian-land. Read it here Quote: This is where I made a critical mistake, I didn't look closely (or at all really) at what the program listed as going to be installed, upgraded and (especially) un-installed. I […]

Installing Ubuntu 6.10 on Virtual PC 2007

For the past few weeks I’ve been trying to install Ubuntu 6.10 under VPC 2007, using the standard install model. I’ve come to an important conclusion. It can’t be done. Read it here Quote: Now, before you become distraught and start with the wailing and gnashing of teeth, note I said “standard install model”. There […]

Backup and Restore Ubuntu System using Sbackup

SBackup is a simple backup solution intended for desktop use. It can backup any subset of files and directories Read it here Quote: Exclusions can be defined by regular expressions. A maximum individual file size limit can be defined. Backups may be saved to any local and remote directories that are supported by gnome-vfs. There […]

Ubuntu in Venezuela

Another Venezuelan institution of the government, have deployed more of 700 HP PCs with Ubuntu and 150 IBM Laptops with Kubuntu. Some screenshots and very little else information here

Intel IOPs gain better Debian Linux support

Debian hacker Martin Michlmayr reports that Release Candidate 2 of the Etch installer, available now, adds support for Intel's ARM-based XScale I/O processors (IOPs), and for several IOP-based devices. Read it here

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