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Ubuntu 7.04 on Thinkpad X41 – Upgrading

This is one of a number of posts detailing how to install Ubuntu 6.10 (codename Edgy) on a Thinkpad X41. This post focuses on upgrading from Ubuntu Edgy Eft (version 6.10) to Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (version 7.04). Read the blogger here Quote: Long story short, I’m less happy with Ubuntu now than when I was […]

How To Install VMware Server On Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions about how to install the free VMware Server on an Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) system. Read it here Quote: With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (“virtual machines”) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can […]

Free Upgrade in South Tyrol's Schools and the Debian Project

Andre Felipe Machado announces that the FUSS project, covering 83 schools at 23 cities in the italian Bolzano province, are going to use Debian for their servers and desktop. Quote: FUSS and the Debian project Even if there are several commercial structures that offer completelyfree (as in freedom) software distributions, we choosed to use theDebian […]

Ubuntu Weekly News: Issue #38

In this issue we cover Gutsy Gibbon's kick off off development and new additions, the availability of VMware server on Canonicals commercial servers and the Latinamerican Installfest. Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 38 for the week April22nd – April 28th, 2007. In this issue we cover Gutsy Gibbon's kickoff off development and new […]

Another Sam Hocevar interview

Hocevar's election comes at a time when Debian may be losing mindshare among both users and developers to Ubuntu, and looking for ways to improve its efficiencies and to mend internal divisions. Recently, Linux.com discussed these challenges with Hocevar via email in his first interview since his election. Read it here Quote: LC: You sound […]

How to switch a wordpress installation to use Debian packages

I was most pleased to find that Debian, my distro of choice, packages wordpress, so I can leave the worrying and work to them. Read more here Quote: It took me a while to figure out how to upgrade my weblog to use those packages, so I write it here for anyone else that might […]

The Perfect Desktop – Debian Etch (Debian 4.0)

Falko Timme have updated his “Perfect Dekstop”-article on HowtoForge with Debian Etch. Quote: With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. In this tutorial I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up […]

Optimizing Xubuntu's user interface

In this article I am going to focus exclusively on usability issues like interface optimization that might enhance older hardware functionality making xubuntu experience more enjoyable. Quote: Xubuntu targets slower older hardware with limited resources and display size like my IBM Thinkpad with 1 Gig Intel processor 250 Mb memory, 30 Gig hard drive and […]

Making Debian sexy again: Sam Hocevar interviewed

ITwire have a three-page interview with Sam Hocevar about the changes he's looking forward to bring to Debian. Debian should be sexy again! Quote: Some people are already writing off Debian as a project whose time has passed and predicting that Fedora or OpenSuse will be the number one community Linux soon. What is your […]

How to install anything in Ubuntu

This guide will help you understand with screenshots, instructional videos and to-the-point language. Read it here Quote: The package manager Installing software with Synaptic The 3 steps: Search, mark and apply But what if my program isn't available through Synaptic? I installed it, but where did my program go? How do I uninstall the program? […]

SimplyMEPIS 6.5.02 Update

SimplyMEPIS 6.5.02 is a minor update to the 6.5 release. The update adds Vista detection, newer alsa sound utilities, better handling of CDROM devices It's announced here Quote: The .02 release ISOs include the follow recent updates: alsa-lib, alsa-oss and alsa-utils updated to better match the 1.0.14 alsa sound kernel drivers; MEPIS Installer and MEPIS […]

Debain WrEtch: review of an UnAmerican Linux system

This article was written by a group of devout Debian users who regularly read and enjoy articles by noted IT journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. Read it here Quote: Overall, I have to say that Debain WrEtch Linux is not a bad first effort from a bunch of uneducated, non-American, hippie/terrorist programmers. In some ways, it's […]

Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota) On Debian Etch

This howto is meant as a practical guide; it does not cover the theoretical backgrounds. They are treated in a lot of other documents in the web. Read it at howtoforge

Perfect Setup Of Snort + Base + PostgreSQL On Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

This tutorial describes how you can install and configure the Snort IDS (intrusion detection system) and BASE (Basic Analysis and Security Engine) on an Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) system. Read it at howtoforge

Debian.org website meets mentors layout

Gustavo Franco have decided to take a break reading and arguing and do a mockup based on mentors.debian.net (and also now live.debian.net). Read about it here Quote: I was thinking about the two threads going on debian-www mailing list, one about our website look&feel and other about the navigational structure.

Ubuntu Lays Down the Trademark Law

Ubuntu has decided to address possible trademark issues by creating its own trademark policy. Read more at eweek.com Quote: Ubuntu's trademark policy opens by stating what's covered by the policy. “Canonical owns a number of trademarks and these include UBUNTU, KUBUNTU, EDUBUNTU, and XUBUNTU. The trademarks are registered in both word and logo form. Any […]

Ubuntu's Gutsy target: Windows-level device support?

Less than a week after the latest Ubuntu Linux release – version 7.04 “Feisty Fawn” – users are already crying out for driver support to rival that for Windows in the next release. Read it at Linuxworld Quote: If there is a Linux distribution listening to those concerns it is Ubuntu. Since its inception it […]

Dell and Ubuntu: deal or no deal?

Have Michael Dell and Mark Shuttleworth come to some kind of understanding that will see Dell machines out on the shelves soon with Ubuntu installed? Read the thoughts at ITWire Quote: Then Shuttleworth came up with his piece that supported Dell's weasel words. I reacted by casting reasonable doubt on most of his assertions. (As […]

Bits from the new DPL

Sam Hocevar posts his first update on how things are: “Since Etch was released before my term started, Debian is now rid of the stress and bubbles with new ideas and new projects, and I love the atmosphere I've been thrown into.” Quote: Hello fellow developers! It's already been 10 days since I started my […]

PCLinuxOS And Ubuntu Examined

For myself, I have been happy with Ubuntu and for others looking at expanding into an addition OS, I have been pushing Linux Mint. Well, after looking at PCLinuxOS from head to toe, I have some new insights that I would like to share. Read it at Lockergnome Quote: But on the flip side of […]

Running WinXP and Ubuntu on a custom-built Mini-ITX box

For the first few projects I was using a VIA EPIA MII10000 motherboard with an embedded 1.0GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM. This worked well with lightweight versions of Linux and even Ubuntu, but it did not offer the power I wanted for future projects. Read it here Quote: Overall, this part of the […]

All roads lead to Debian

I've always wanted to install a distro over the Internet — so I burned the CD this morning and am currently installing a Debian system over the Internet. Read it at CLICK.com Quote: Debian 4.0 is a great product, and if there was a lot of hype, I'd encourage you to believe it. As it […]

Adventures with XP and Ubuntu

About a month ago I got a new laptop at work. A nice one (or at least, nicer than my old one) — a Lenovo ThinkPad T60p. I installed PartitionMagic 8.0, shrank the XP partition down to 65GB and carved out 35GB to install Ubuntu. Read it here Quote: I was desperate. So desperate that […]

Interview with Scott, Ubuntu and Upstart developer

I decided to interview Scott James Remnant (by e-mail), he who appears as the lead Upstart developer. He’s letting us in on juicy details and a glimpse of his life. Read it here Quote: But “why replace init?”, you might be asking? The answer is dynamism. Modern Linux distributions have lots of usage scenarios, and […]

Is Ubuntu enterprise ready?

Anyone who follows Linux at all knows that Ubuntu is currently the Linux community's favorite distribution. But can Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu, translate that popular success into business success? Read it at Linux-watch Quote: Even without the equivalent of Red Hat's RHN (Red Hat Network) or Novell's ZENworks system management programs, thanks to […]

Operating System Showdown – Ubuntu vs. Vista

Other tech sites will bore you with in-depth “technical details” and performance specs in their product analysis. At BBspot we pull back from the boring benchmarks to compare the superficialities, and we do it all on a single page. Read it on this page Quote: Ubuntu beats Vista by a score of 4-3. It looks […]

Top Ten Distributions

Distrowatch have a wrapup of their top ten distributions: Amongst them are Debian, Ubuntu, SimplyMEPIS and Knoppix Read more here Quote: Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS and MEPIS Linux are considered the easiest for new users who want to get productive in Linux as soon as possible without having to master all its complexities. On the other end […]

Mass Interview With Mark Shuttleworth

OSNews cover the Ubuntu Open Week, which is a series of IRC meetings of people behind the distribution and the community. They link to a bunch of ressources on the week. Start here Quote: Mark Shuttleworth answered various questions on Tuesday and Wednesday. The interview covers many issues, including: GPL v3, proprietary software, Microsoft's $3 […]

Review: SimplyMEPIS Linux 6.5

A few weeks ago, MEPIS released SimplyMEPIS 6.5. After spending a fair amount of time with the release, I found it to be a worthy update to earlier versions of MEPIS. Update: There's another review at FriendlyLinux too. Read the rest here Quote: There's not a great deal to distinguish Linux distributions these days, since […]

Debian Project participates in Google's Summer of Code

The Debian project is proud that it has been accepted by Google as amentor organisation for this year's Summer of Code program, with ninetasks in total. ————————————————————————The Debian Project http://www.debian.org/Debian participates in Google's Summer of Code press@debian.orgApril 25th, 2007 http://www.debian.org/News/2007/20070425———————————————————————— Debian Project participates in Google's Summer of Code The Debian project is proud that it […]

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