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Ubuntu Reps Respond to [H] Consumer Article

Matt Zimmerman, CTO and Chairman of the Ubuntu Technical Board, and Scott Ritchie, who works on the Wine project for Ubuntu, have left some feedback on the HardOCPforums regarding the Linux article they published yesterday. Start here Quote: I think you let us off a bit too easily on a few points, where you were […]

MEPIS wireless networking: it just works

I was very pleased today to discover that with a very little bit of pain, I could switch between wifi networks (hotel vs. convention centre) with my MEPIS-booted Thinkpad. Read it here Quote: To make matters more comical, my teammate from EMF, Marcelo Paternostro, made the mistake of upgrading his IBM Access Connections client to […]

Ubuntu's Proprietary Drivers manager

This short blog shows us how Proprietary Drivers manager works in Ubuntu. Read it here Quote: The use of proprietary drivers is quite controversial in the Linux community. Some argue that they have to be included to make Linux competetive, others warn that they compromise what Linux as free software stands for in the first […]

What it's really like to move to Ubuntu

This blog shows us how it is to switch to Ubuntu – but from a non-technical angle: “01. People will ridicule you for using Ubuntu” Read it here Quote: 07. The Internet will mostly be the same Whether you browse the web, chat online, watch videos, download music or talk to friends the internet experience […]

Sidux: A live CD for Debian unstable

Sid Linux equals Sidux. Linux.com reviews this new distribution, based on Debian Sid. Read it here Quote: It's a rare distribution that impresses me before I've even tried it, but sidux did just that when, a few hours after I'd downloaded and burned a two-day-old preview release, the project announced that the next release was […]

Ubuntu's Migration Assistant

This migration-assistant will make it easier to move your documents and settings over to Ubuntu from other operating systems. Read about it in this blog Quote: Switching Linux distributions can be a pain, but switching from Windows to Linux can be a disaster for most people. The Ubuntu migration-assistant hopes to lessen this impact by […]

How to Install Claws mail in Ubuntu

Claws Mail is an email client (and news reader), based on GTK+.The appearance and interface are designed to befamiliar to new users coming from other popular email clients, as well as experienced users. Full Story

DPL Elections 2007: rebuttals published

Debian.org has links to platforms, and as soon as webwl runs, it will also have rebuttals from the candidates that have sent those in to the secretary so far. Quote: Hi, http://www.debian.org/vote/2007/vote_001 has links to platforms, and as soon as webwl runs, it will also have rebuttals from the candidates that have sent those in […]

Damn Small Linux 3.3 RC2

The second release candidate of Damn Small Linux 3.3 is here for our enjoyment. From the announcement Quote: Cumulative Change Log for DSL v3.3RC2 * New gettime.lua to set clock from a time server.* Updated zoneinfo to support new Daylight Savings Time.* Restored menu item “Enable Apt” and dpkg-resore download script.* Updated mydsl tool; download […]

Second Life and Debian

Second Life runs on 2,000 Intel and AMD servers in two co-location facilities in San Francisco and Dallas. The company has a commitment to open source, with servers running Debian Linux and the MySQL database Read a bit more here Quote: Linden Lab chose Debian Linux because the software is suited to scaling massively with […]

30 Days with Ubuntu

Hardocp.com spend 30 days using nothing but Ubuntu Linux to find out if this is truly a viable alternative for the consumer. 10 pages of review! Read it here Quote: The Bottom Line Returning to the main thesis of the argument: Will the consumer really switch to Linux over Vista's annoyances? I believe a few […]

Enabling GNOME Desktop Icons in Ubuntu

By default, Ubuntu has no desktop icons. You can change that to include things like Computer and the Home Folder. It's at Techbycolin's blog

Install Win32 Codecs in Ubuntu Linux

Installing libxine-extracodecs will get you the most wide-spread codecs installed, but not all of them. Here's a quick how-to

Ubuntu 7.04 preview

Recently, Canonical released Herd 5, the last alpha release of the new Ubuntu 7.04. In this preview Masuran.org will take a look at the new features in Feisty Fawn, illustrated with lots of screenshots. Read it here Quote: Conclusion I like it. I like it a lot! Ubuntu 7.04 will be a very sweet release. […]

Switching to Ubuntu from Windows

The article “What you should know about switching to Ubuntu from Windows ” covers some of the potential issues you will encounter. Read it at arsgeek Quote: First, a brief history. Just a little over a year and half past, I made the switch from Microsoft XP to Ubuntu Linux. I’d dabbled in Linux before […]

The Perfect Desktop – Ubuntu 6.10

This tutorial is the third in a series of articles where HowtoForge will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop that fully replaces their Windows desktop Read it here Quote: The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that runs also […]

E17 — Enlightenment on Ubuntu

This article about the Enlightenment window manager shows also how to install it on Ubuntu. Read it here Quote: The performance of desktop computers increases year by year. This gives the programmers great opportunities to further improve the desktop experience of the users. However, what should you do when you have an old computer that […]

Install Oracle Application Server 10g in Ubuntu

Oracle Application Server 10g offers a comprehensive solution for developing, integrating, and deploying your enterprise’s applications, portals, and Web services. Read about how to install it at Ubuntugeek Quote: Based on a powerful and scalable J2EE server, Oracle Application Server 10g provides complete business integration and business intelligence suites, and best-of-breed portal software. As the […]

DPL Debate at 21:30 UTC on March 10th, 2007

Don't forget, the DPL Debate will be on IRC in #debian-dpl-debate onirc.debian.org (OFTC) at 21:30 UTC, March 10th 2007, ending at 00:30UTC, March 11th 2007. Quote: Don't forget, the DPL Debate will be on IRC in #debian-dpl-debate onirc.debian.org (OFTC) at 21:30 UTC, March 10th 2007, ending at 00:30UTC, March 11th 2007. Discussion of the debate […]

First call for votes for the upload package rules GR

The following ballot is for voting on a General Resolution to alterpackage upload rules. Voting period starts 00:00:01 UTC on Sunday, 4th March 2007 Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC on Saturday, 17th March 2007 The following ballot is for voting on a General Resolution to alterpackage upload rules. The vote is being conducted […]

How to install a specific version of a package using apt-get

In this blog entry, Andrew Beacock shows how to install any Debian package version using apt-get Read it here Quote: When I did an apt-get install subversion-tools Debian wanted to install the 1.1.4 stable release not the 1.3.2 backported release. By doing an apt-cache show subversion-tools I was able to see the two available packages. […]

Make your Ubuntu desktop look slick

Using the GTK engines, here's how to pimp your Ubuntu desktop. Read it here Quote: And here you thought the theme was the only thing that mattered. The GTK engine is like a house, and a GTK theme is the paint on the house. You can make the house look different ways with the paint, […]

Debian Etch Beta3 Graphical-mode installation

With step-by-step screenshots, here's a nice walkthrough of Etch installation. Update – wrong link corrected! Read it here Quote: Etch is the codename for the upcoming release of Debian, which will also be known as Debian GNU/Linux 4.0. Etch has been the testing “release” of the Debian distribution since the release of the current stable […]

Run Windows Apps Under Ubuntu

Here's one way to get your Windows apps (well, some of them, anyway) running under Ubuntu using Wine. Read it at PCWorld Quote: A couple months back, I was at home, working on some changes to my personal Web site. I wanted to see how my work in progress looked in Internet Explorer. On a […]

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Herd 5 released

Ubuntu “Feisty Fawn” 7.04 has month and a half before its planned release on April 19th. Herd 5, the last alpha release is another milestone on the road to final release. Update: Now with screenshots. Read about it here Quote: Xorg 7.2Keeping in step with the cutting edge mentality, X11R7.2, the third release of the […]

From Arch to Ubuntu

Here's how an Arch Linux user experiences how it is to swap to Ubuntu. Quote: So, I've been using Ubuntu for 2 weeks now. All in all, Ubuntu works well. The packages go through a reasonable QA process and the system really is stable. Still, Ubuntu is lacking in several respects. The first one would […]

Dual Boot Debian and XP

With the gift of a new computer the help of a friend Scott Ruecker at LX'er recently decided to move from running OpenSuSE to dual booting Windows and Debian. Subtiteled “The Debian Chronicles”, we can expect more stories from him. Read it here Quote: 1. I Formatted the 60g HD into ReiserFS using GParted and […]

DPL Elections 2007 overview

Have a look at the candidates for this year Debian Project Leader Election – you have relative unknowns candidates as Sam Hocevar and more high-profile persons like Anthony Towns again and Steve McIntyre. See their platforms from this page Quote: NominationsWouter Verhelst Aigars Mahinovs Gustavo Franco Sven Luther Sam HocevarSteve McIntyre Raphaël Hertzog Anthony Towns […]

Debian-based thin client OS steps up to 2.6 Kernel

In a press announcement, the company Athena claims NLX (New LinuX) 5 to be the first thin client OS based on a 2.6-series Debian kernel. Read it here Quote: Athena says it is now shipping NLX 5 on its own Linux-based thin client devices, and on its “IDE PC” plug-in modules aimed at turning superannuated […]

Dualboot Vista and Ubuntu

This guide shows how to do it, when Vista is installed first. Read it here Quote: Scenario: You want to install Vista on your PC alongside your XP installation, on the same drive. You have installed Vista already. (If you have XP installed first, check out our earlier tutorial on how to dual boot Vista […]

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