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Install Beryl with latest nvidia drivers in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Nvidia have released their 9xxx series drivers. This allows compiz/beryl to now run directly on an x server (xorg7.1) without separate aiglx or xgl. Read it at Ubuntugeek

My customization on Ubuntu 7.04

This blogger shows us briefly how he customizes Ubuntu 7.04 to make it – in his opinion – better and more beautifull. Read it here Quote: I am sure everyone who read this blog regularly knows that I am running Ubuntu on my production system. Ubuntu’s performance, features, and all blah.. blah.. all every one […]

The Business Ecology of Ubuntu

OpenBusiness took the opportunity at MiniBar to interview Mark Shuttleworth and he took us on a space ride through the Ubuntu galaxy Open Source land The audio interview is found here

Debian Rookie Mistakes

Learn from the mistakes of this blogger so you don't do them yourself! Read it here Quote: Two weeks ago Debian 4.0 codename ‘etch’ was released. Allthough I have two debian LVSes I don’t keep myself up to date on Debian news and goings ons. Which in retrospect was a big mistake.

How To Install VMware Server On Debian 4.0

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions about how to install the free VMware Server (version 1.0.2) on a Debian Etch system. Read it at howtoforge 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 […]

Make a customized LiveCD or bootable USB thumb drive using Knoppix

In this article, I will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create a customized Knoppix CD and how to use that customized CD to create a bootable USB thumb drive. Read it here Quote: I have also created a few scripts to help automate the remastering process: one to set up the remastering directories and […]

Book review: Moving to Ubuntu Linux

Arsgeek have a look at Marcel Gagne's book about shifting from Windows to Ubuntu. Read it here Quote: Marcel Gagne put a lot of thought into Moving to Ubuntu Linux. He’s careful to look at the move from the perspective of someone completely new to Ubuntu and in the process was able to illustrate in […]

Recover Data From RAID1 LVM Partitions With Knoppix Linux LiveCD

This tutorial describes how to rescue data from a single hard disk that was part of a LVM2 RAID1 setup like it is created by e.g the Fedora Core installer. Read about it at howtoforge Quote: Why is it so problematic to recover the data? Every single hard disk that formerly was a part of […]

Ubuntu Performance Guides

This blogger have listed none less than 10 guides of how to improve performance in Ubuntu 7.04. Enjoy! Read it here Quote: I must say, Ubuntu rocks but has it’s drawbacks. I hate to give Windows any credit when it comes to better performance, but unfortunately out of the box, a Windows XP system for […]

Community Council nominations and confirmation

Mark Shuttleworth have announced the 5 nominations to expand the Ubuntu community council, and voting starts today. Quote: Members of the Ubuntu community, We have 5 nominations to expand the community council, and voting starts today. Each candidate is standing individually, so there are 5 separate votes. If a majority of the voters approve that […]

Debian for small business

This blogger have started a blog about using Debian Linux to manage the daily operations of a really small business. It will be interesting to follow. Read it here Quote: However, I thought the open source community, and particularly Debian, would be interested in following the challenges and opportunities I encounter in doing so. Perhaps […]

Ubuntu tutorial – set a new resolution

Fosswire shows us how to alter the screen resolution using reconfiguration of xserver-xorg Read it here Quote: Most of the time, in Ubuntu, you can easily change the screen resolution by going to Preferences > Screen Resolution. However, sometimes that doesn’t work, and sometimes the resolution that you want isn’t on the list.

Ubuntu 7.04 in the Distrowatch Weekly

This weeks edition of the DWN contains another article about the release of Ubuntu 7.04 Read it here Quote: If you've had your doubts about how popular Ubuntu really is, then the events of the past week must have removed them once and for all. With the release of its latest and greatest — version […]

Debian used in Bristol Digital Recycling Project

The connecting Bristol project use Debian to extend the life of computer hardware and offer the public fully functioning, refurbished PCs for the price of £50. Read about it here Quote: The individual machine specification may vary, but they come with a minimum of a Pentium III processor, with a decent-sized hard drive, 256 MB […]

SugarCRM Now Speaks Ubuntu

Ubuntu has announced the availability of Sugar Open Source for users of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS edition (Long Term Support). Read about it at TCM.net Quote: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS is freely available, including security updates for five years on servers, with no restrictions on usage. Businesses can download and install Sugar from the Ubuntu repository using […]

Ubuntu Weekly News: Issue #37

In this issue we cover the release of Ubuntu 7.04 and related press coverage, a week long series of events to introduce the diverse Ubuntu community, and a friendly competition where individuals and Lo“Cos can win money and prizes. Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #37 for the week April15th – April 21st, 2007. […]

μHOWTO: Beryl on Debian

Last week Jordi Fernández gave me a quick hands-on tutorial for a working Beryl setup on Debian. He owns a Dell Latitude D620 running Debian GNU/Linux just like mine, so leeching his setup was even easier for me. Read it at this blog Quote: I have the official nvidia drivers (1.0-8776) installed via module-assistant and […]

Hakix for Debian 4-0

Hakix is a simple GUI installer program for Debian Etch 4.0. It provides an easy ‘one-click’ installation of various popular applications, as well as other popular features (and notoriously troublesome-to-install/configure) packages such as Beryl/AIGLX 3D Desktop software, nVidia drivers, and other tools Read about it here Quote: Version 1.0 is in beta and testers are […]

Ubuntu Server 6.10 and WebLogic Workshop 9.2

In this post, I will be recounting my experience with Ubuntu server 6.10, WebLogic Workshop 9.2, and REST Read it here Quote: That said: I had a chance to play with the new Ubuntu server over the long weekend. I set up a server in my garage, and loaded the latest linux bits from WebLogic […]

Howto: Set up Feisty for speed, v1.0

This guide is a collection of tips and tweaks for Ubuntu Linux 7.04, gleaned from the Ubuntu Forums and countless other sites, collated and narrated with links to external resources and supplemental information. Read it here Quote: The howto includes a step-by-step procedure for setting up a system, tips on increasing system speed and suggestions […]

Merge from Ubuntu, and do it now!

Blogger: “Please never write again “I never received patches from Ubuntu for my package foo”. You don't own a part of the Debian project, you're a maintainer, stop crying, go there and raise the bar again.” Read it here Quote: Well, I'm really tired of these comments on how Ubuntu doesn't contribute patches back for […]

Feisty Fawn and media formats

FOSSwire looks at one of the new features: The new codec download feature read it here Quote: Another addition, and the best in my opinion, is the option to automatically install the required codecs for a video file when you try to play it. You simply click to open the file, and if you do […]

lintian.debian.org back up and running

lintian.debian.org has been updated to lintian 1.23.29 and should now beup to date. As of today, it should resume its daily update cycle. Quote: —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 Hello all, lintian.debian.org has been updated to lintian 1.23.29 and should now beup to date. As of today, it should resume its daily update cycle. This […]

RPM Installer for Konqueror or Dolphin in Kubuntu

I'm a Kubuntu user and I ran into a situation recently where the app I wanted to install only came in an RPM. Read it at Linuxappfinder Quote: There is one potential issue that I should call out. Typical filenames in Debian and Ubuntu use an underscore to separate the package name and the version. […]

My Edgy but not Feisty day

After trying — and failing — to install about 10 distros yesterday on my Maxspeed Maxterm thin client, I slid my Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty alternate-install disc into the drive and hoped for the best. Read about the hard work here Quote: Update (5:55 p.m.): The updates download and install fine. Another try at the 7.04 […]

Ubuntu 7.04 on PS3

As Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04) has just been released two days ago, I thought it would be nice to give it a try on my brand new PlayStation 3 (PS3) gaming console. Read it at Softpedia Quote: After some long testings, I've realized that Ubuntu is the best mach for the PlayStation 3 gaming console. […]

Install World of Warcraft in Ubuntu Fiesty Fawn

Here's a screenshot guide to installing WoW on Ubuntu 7.04 Read it in this blog Quote: People seemed to like my article on installing WoW in Fedora, and with the release of the new Ubuntu, I thought I’d write another one. Read on for my HowTo complete with screenshots of the progress (I’m writing this […]

Ubuntu and Sun vs. Red Hat and JBoss?

In the release of Ubuntu 7.04, with its optional Sun Java application server stack, the actively attacked piece is Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but JBoss is the real target. Read it here Quote: Mark Shuttleworth, the CEO of Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu, said, “My hope is that these [Java] packages will migrate into […]

Sun injects NetBeans into Ubuntu

Sun has hitched its open source and Java developer fortunes to Ubuntu by inserting NetBeans into the latest version of the fast-growing distribution. Read it here at Regdeveloper Quote: Ubuntu’s support for NetBeans is the latest phase in a relationship with Sun that started last year with integration of the JDK, saw certification and support […]

DebConf6 Final report, DebConf7 list of events and reconfirmation

The DebConf team has released the final report for the seventh annual Debian Conference, which took place in Oaxtepec, Mexico in May, 2006. The report is intended for a large audience, and includes impressions and facts from the conference. Read it here Quote: Meanwhile, preparations for DebConf7, to be held in Edinburgh from Sunday 17 […]

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