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List of Bandwidth Monitoring Tools For Linux

Bandwidth in computer networking refers to the data rate supported by a network connection or interface. One most commonly expresses bandwidth in terms of bits per second (bps).This is hude list of Monitoring Tools For Linux Users. Full Story

Ubuntu announces schedule and plans for Gusty Gibbon

Mark Shuttleworth announced a few tentative plans for the October release, dubbed Gusty Gibbon. Shuttleworth says that Gusty will have an “ultra-orthodox” flavor alongside the regular Ubuntu release that has no unfree software or content, developed in collaboration with the gNewSense project. Read about it at linux.com Quote: But, more interestingly, Shuttleworth also talked of […]

How to encrypt a diskdrive in (X)Ubuntu with dm-crypt and LUKS

This tutorial at HowtoForge shows how to encrypt a diskdrive in (X)Ubuntu Feisty with dm-crypt and LUKS Quote: Today security is one of the key aspects in our daily life – sometimes conscious, sometimes unconscious. Security has many aspects and one of them is computer security or security of your or your business' computer data. […]

SimplyMepis 6.5 – Simply Wonderful

Slipping my radar, TuxMachines have as usual reviewed SimplyMEPIS and – as usual! – almost loves it! Read it here Quote: I found SimplyMepis 6.0 lacking in functionality and showing some negative results of the then recent migration and underlying code change. But now with 6.5 most all the kinks have been straightened and nearly […]

Ubuntu's new Linux sports debugging tool

Feisty Fawn comes with software that can send debugging information to help programmers track down the problems that cause applications to crash. Read about it at News.com Quote: Automated crash reports also can help by supplying more technical detail than most people can provide. For example, “stack traces” show exactly what was on the computer's […]

Ubuntu Linux Forges Tighter DB2 Ties

As of this week, there will be improved coexistence between DB2 and the latest Ubuntu Linux release. Read about it here Quote: “Partnering with IBM enables us to combine the stability and ease of use of Ubuntu with IBM's leading database solution, ensuring that enterprise customers get the fully supported low-cost and robust solution they […]

Goodbye etch, hello lenny

Computerworld.com have an article about the comming work towards Lenny and the Debian Project. Read it here Quote: As is usual with new Debian releases, lenny will be built on an exact replica of its predecessor, etch. Already, updates have been made to just under 2000 packages, which constitutes about 10 percent of the distribution. […]

Screenshots of Debian 4.0

The title says it all – LinuxQuestions and Go2Linux have a bunch of screenshots for your pleasure. See them here and the installation shots at Go2Linux here

Ubuntu Linux: To the server side and beyond?

As the launch of Ubuntu “Feisty Fawn” 7.04 draws near, proponents of the Linux operating system (OS) are predicting much wider adoption of it in server environments. Read it here Quote: Furthering the Ubuntu on the server cause, the 7.04 server edition will add support for hardware facilities that speed up the use of virtual […]

Updating Ubuntu’s Edgy Eft to Feisty Fawn with Automatix2

With Automatix installed, updating Ubuntu can be difficult. This guide shows how to do it more comfortable. Quote: Here’s the scenario. You’ve got a 6.10 box with Automatix2 installed, which you’ve used to install a number of third party additions to your nice, shiney Ubuntu box. Now you want to upgrade from 6.10 to 7.04 […]

Beginner's Guide to Debian Etch

This is not a guide to every detail of Debian Etch – instead, over the 7 pages, it aims to get you going, so you can start tinkering away! Read it here Quote: Debian is one of the most common distributions in the world. With a possible total of twenty one CDs, it is also […]

Fluxbuntu becomes an "official" Ubuntu offshoot

The Fluxbuntu web site is being re-designed to reflect the change and the (first) Fluxbuntu release is due out within a few days of Feisty. Argh! It was an April's fool! Read about it here Quote: I've given Fluxbuntu middling marks in the past, but I see why the Linux community needs it. To have […]

Kyle's Ubuntu 6.10 Cheat-Sheet

Straightforward and simple. Usefull and clear. Check Kyle's Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Cheat-Sheet Read it here Quote: Table of Contents: 1. Useful Files and Folders2. Links to Ubuntu/Linux Resources3. Good Habits to Get Into4. Commonly Used Terminal Commands5. Using VI to Edit Files6. Essential Applications7. Mounting Wireless Cards with NDISWrapper

Review: Debian 4.0 (Etch)

Lunapark6 reviews Debian too and are happy with the very fast response and rock-solid stability. Read it here Quote: Pro’s :For a Debian release – Etch comes with cutting edge softwareEtch feels very fastAPT is still the fastest and most reliable package manager aroundSecurity & Stability is second to none Con’s :There are more friendly […]

Ubuntu Feisty beta on an HP NC8430 laptop

This blogger is impressed, but is not quite convinced yet about the superiority of Ubuntu. Read it here Quote: All in all, I’m positive but not quite convinced yet. The Ubuntu people have done a marvellous job, but Feisty Beta (up to date as of 2007-04-10) doesn’t quite Just Work(tm) on the HP NC8430. I […]

OpenSUSE vs Ubuntu

Abhay Srivastava have used Ubuntu in two years and makes an comparison with open SUSE. Conclusion: openSUSE is preferred. Read it here Quote: Conclusion: I must say that both of these distros have pleased me a lot and completely suffice my requirement of a home desktop system. Both automatically detected all my hardware and had […]

Ubuntu 5.10 reaches end-of-life on April 13th 2007

Ubuntu announced the release of 5.10 almost 18 months ago, on October 13th. As with the earlier releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 18 months. Quote: Ubuntu announced the release of 5.10 almost 18 months ago, on October13th. As with the earlier releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoingsecurity and […]

Debian 4.0: Not for the Average User

Softpedia have posted their impressions of Etch – consider it a review Read the lot here Quote: With all this in mind, Debian Etch is NOT the Linux distribution for the average user (definitely not for the new Linux users) and it will never be (just like Slackware). It's a very stable, mostly server related […]

The Perfect Setup – Debian Etch

This tutorial shows how to set up a Debian Etch (Debian 4.0) based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters Read it here at HowtoForge Quote: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial […]

More first impressions of Etch

This blog post goes through the Debian install and the experience of using the fresh Debian. Read it here Quote: Overall, the default Debian install 'feels' fast. Firing up OpenOffice.org took only seconds and Abiword came up almost instantly. Synaptic, GIMP and Scribus also 'felt' faster than I am used to under Ubuntu. The only […]

Ubuntu makes me work faster in Windows XP

My computing life has improved exponentially with Ubuntu that I try to spend as little time as possible in Windows XP in my office PC. Read how to do it here Quote: And here’s the perplexing—for an Ubuntu newbie—thing. I’ve read about how software crashes in Linux desktops don’t take the operating system with them. […]

Debian 4.0 finally arrives… does anyone care?

Linux-Watch comments the recent release and Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols seem to focus on the issues and controversies. Read it here Quote: With all this, how state of the art can Debian really be? How important is Debian really? It seems to me that while Debian in the past has been the solid foundation of such […]

Eight reasons why Ubuntu is the Linux poster child

User Base, Hardware support and six more reasons are found in this blog. Read it here Quote: Partly because of the package manager, Ubuntu has great media support. From video to music, Ubuntu comes pre-loaded with all the programs you need to watch and listen to your media.

Reactions to Debian's v4.0 release

Linux-Watch have made a nice overview of the different reactions to Etch so far. Quote: Now that Debian 4.0, Etch, has finally arrived, what do people make of it? Out in the blogosphere, some users like it. Over at Jed's Sandbox, this Gentoo Linux user finds that “Debian is stable, period.” Read the rest and […]

Ubuntu: Who Needs Vista?

Yet another blogger really, really likes Ubuntu. Read it here Quote: There are still a number of Windows-based applications that I rely on, but with some determination I’m confident I could adapt to a Linux-only life. Should Windows XP no longer be a viable platform then I will definitely consider abandoning the Microsoft ship. If […]

Debian Etch: first impressions

Debian deserves some extra attention. The latest release is being distributed and I have no doubt that it will be installed on quite a few machines over the coming days and weeks. Read the impressions here Quote: It is too early to draw major conclusions about this new release of Debian. I like the installer […]

Distrowatch weekly about Debian

This weeks DWN contains topics about an overview of Debian, Debian 4.0 and also a bit about the SimplMEPIS release. Start your reading here Quote: The success of Debian GNU/Linux can be illustrated by the following numbers. It is developed by over 1,000 volunteer developers, its software repositories contain more than 20,000 packages (compiled for […]

Gaim nicer notifications with libnotify on Ubuntu 6.10

Gaim comes with a “guifications” plugin to do “notifications”, those little popup “toast” messages to tell you that someone’s messaged you, someone’s logged on or off, all that sort of thing. Read about it here Quote: However, guifications is ugly and doesn’t look like the rest of my desktop, and there is a proper notification […]

Goodbye Windows, Hello Linux – A Year of My Life

Leaving Windows, this user tries a lot of distributions to end up with Ubuntu – and the desire to try Debian Etch. Read it here Quote: As I am typing this, Debian Etch has just been released and I’m downloading it for a trial. Debian is a fast distro from which Ubuntu was based on. […]

Howto upgrade Debian 3.1 to Debian 4.0

Debian 4.0 has been released. It is recommended that you upgrade the system to latest version. Upgrading remote Debian server is a piece of cake Read how easy it is here Quote: Following are essential steps to upgrade your system:1. Verify current system2. Update package list3. Update distribution4. Update /etc/apt/sources.list file5. Reboot system6. Test everything […]

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