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Migrating to Ubuntu from Windows

After hearing Dell's recent announcement that it will sell computers with pre-installed Ubuntu Linux, I decided to see if Ubuntu was user-friendly. Read it at Associated content Quote: Conclusion I think Ubuntu Linux is definitely ready for almost anyone with a Windows system who is tired of having their computer infested with spyware and viruses. […]

How to dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu

Scenario: You want to install Linux on your system which is already running Windows XP. APCmag have the answer. Read it here Quote: Dualbooting Windows XP and Linux when Windows is installed first is by far the easiest method of dualbooting, because most up-to-date Linux distros are very aware and accommodating of other operating systems, […]

Giving up Ubuntu

This blogger have – after many attempts – given up using Ubuntu. Read the final blog comment here Quote: So I have three conclusions to add to my review a few weeks ago: The networking subsystem has huge compatibility issues that likely affect many users. From what I encountered while googling, I learned that there […]

College Server Administration(I), Preinstallation Notes

Planning to use Etch and awaiting acceptance, here are some thoughts on the installation process. Read it here Quote: To overcome this problem I suggested and wrote a report about using Debian etch and it's in the process of being approved. While awaiting approval, I carefully read the Debian installation reference and collected all the […]

Is Dell Good For Ubuntu?

XYZcomputing have a look at the Dell deal and comments on whether it is as positive as the reactions have been so far. Read it here Quote: There are many upsides that come along with the Dell/Ubuntu deal. These have been widely discussed, such as hardware compatibility, user support (a mixed blessing if you have […]

LTSP is now SUPER easy on Ubuntu 7.04

We’ve been running a LTSP thin client network at my son’s school for months and it is great. Super slow P3 computers now seem like Intel Core Duos. The short blog entry is here

LAMP On Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Server Edition

ZDNet carries yet another LAMP article about Ubuntu, this time on the Server edition. The tree pages start here Quote: With Ubuntu 7.04 Server Edition I decided to take a different approach and install this one using the text-based installer rather than downloading the easier to use (yet much bigger) Live CD. I did this […]

Ubuntu Weekly News: Issue #40

In this issue we cover the long awaited stable release of Ubuntu Studio, the new Ubuntu Central American LoCo Team, the growing media coverage on Ubuntu (both press and blogs), and we highlight the amazing work done by the MOTU Team. Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #40 for the week May6th – May […]

Java and Ubuntu

A great deal of noise has been made about feisty fawn, the latest version of Ubuntu, and better support for Java and the NetBeans Java development environment. Read it here Quote: Sun’s open sourcing of Java will fix these problems, I believe, once they release the whole system as open source. Enabling individuals and distributions […]

Ubuntu, Craft, and iTunes

What happends when you suddenly installs Ubuntu on your computer instead of XP because the computer become slower and slower? Read the entry here Quote: Update: Monday night 10:00 my wife just asked “What’s up with the computer?” and I had to explain what I’ve done. She of course said “Turn it back!” But has […]

Going political and Linux the Ubuntu way

Venezuela was shifting to Linux as their preferred operating system in sync with Cuba who has made a major re-commitment to Linux in an .attempt to grow its open source community and steer further away from tech dependencies on imperialism. Read the comment on this blog Quote: Here's the real charm I think: Ubuntu requires […]

Behind enemy lines: A post from Ubuntu

Jamie at MSDN have tried Ubuntu and is honestly impressed about the progress of Linux. Read it here Quote: Oh well – no beryl for me. So i put back in the cd to make this post. Reboot – welcome to ubuntu (i love this cd OS thing) Linux has come along way – it […]

Pocket PC Syncing with Evolution in Ubuntu

If you want to sync your pocketpC in Ubuntu we need to use SynCE and Multisync Read it at Ubuntugeek Quote: MultiSync is a free modular program to synchronize calendars, addressbooks and other PIM data between programs on your computer and other computers, mobile devices, PDAs or cell phones. MultiSync works on any Gnome platform, […]

Track the UME project

Technical specifications, source code, and even a few preliminary packages are now available for the Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded (UME) project It's announced at The Fridge

Using netselect-apt to select the fastest Debian mirror

Enter netselect-apt, a package which helps one to find and use the fastest Debian mirror for his region. Read about it here Quote: What this script does in conjunction with 'netselect' command is, it first downloads a list of all the Debian apt mirrors from the official Debian website using wget. The list is saved […]

13 Must Do things on new Ubuntu 7.04 installation

In this article i try to describe how to install Codecs / Applications easily on Ubuntu 7.04 installation making transition from Ubuntu to Windows easy , and making Ultimate Ubuntu Desktop . Read it at Linux on desktop Quote: ..because of many licensing restrictions and closed source nature of many popular applications a number of […]

Debconf 9: Call for bids

So it is that time of the year again: the time of year we see people arguing over why they want to host DebConf in their country. You can read the announcement at LXer Quote: Some of you have seen how Debianic processes inside the DebConforganization team can be. First, decisions just get made. Some […]

How To Back Up MySQL Databases Without Interrupting MySQL

This article describes how you can back up MySQL databases without interrupting the MySQL service. Normally, when you want to create a MySQL backup, you either have to stop MySQL or issue a read lock on your MySQL tables in order to get a correct backup; if you don't do it this way, you can […]

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) LAMP Server Setup

Automatic LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) In about 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Feisty Server Edition, you can have a LAMP server up and ready to go. The long blog about it is ready for you Quote: The LAMP option saves the trouble of installing and integrating each of the […]

Wanna See My Etch?

Through the luck of the draw, the one I found for myself was a 333 MHz Dell, still, I was awfully impressed with how well Debian Sarge worked on the Dell and it occurred to me that Linux might offer a way to give a second life to computers that would otherwise be considered obsolete. […]

Football Manager 2007 on Ubuntu

Today I just found that many guys can play FM2007 on their linux box with wine. Here is how i install FM on Feisty. Read the blog entry here

How Ubuntu nuked my laptop

Jonathan Schlaffer blogs/rants about what he thinks Ubuntu did to his loved laptop. Read it here Quote: Windows could be partly to blame but most of it lies with Ubuntu. The only real operating systems are Windows XP, Vista or Mac OSX there are no other operating systems, believing so is almost delusional. Everything was […]

Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Debian Etch

In this article Falko Timme at HowtoForge will describe how you can monitor your Debian Etch server with munin and monit Read it here Quote: munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server (load average, memory usage, CPU usage, MySQL throughput, eth0 traffic, etc.) without much configuration, whereas monit checks the […]

BTS subscription fixed

The mechanism that allows to subscribe to bug reports in the Debian BTS has been broken for some time (how long exactly is unknown), bit is now fixed. Quote: The mechanism that allows to subscribe to bug reports in the Debian BTS has been broken for some time (how long exactly is unknown). The problem […]

Bug Squashing Party — May 17th – 20th

Due to numerous transitions and many new upstream versions we had a big jump in the number of RC bugs since the Etch release. Therefor we hereby announce the first post-Etch Bug Squashing Party(BSP) next weekend, May 17th until May 20th. Quote: —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 Hi, Due to numerous transitions and many new […]

Ubuntu Unleashed (Free eBook)

Ubuntu Unleashed aims to provide the best and latest information that intermediate to advanced Linux users need to know about installation, configuration, system administration, server operations, and security. Start here: http://book.opensourceproject.org.cn/distrib/ubuntu/unleashed/ Quote: Written by renowned open source authors, Paul and Andrew Hudson, it includes detailed information on hot topics in Ubuntu Linux, such as wireless […]

Dual Monitors with NVidia in Ubuntu

It’s quite a pain to get dual monitors working your first time using Linux, however I hope this guide will make the process relatively quick and painless. Read it at Ubuntugeek Quote: Assuming everything went well, we’re quite close to having dual screens working. Let’s go back into xorg.conf using sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Now go […]

Howto: Install Xfce 4.4.1 on (X)Ubuntu 7.04

Some of us (like me) want the latest of the latest, so if you are not faint hearted and feel like upgrading your Xfce desktop to the latest stable version here is how. Read it here

Changing to Kubuntu Feisty Fawn

After a decade of using RPM-based distributions (first Red Hat 5.2, then Mandrake, then Red Hat 9, then Fedora), Rudd-O is now using a Debian-based distro. Read his blog here Quote: You should change tooThere’s a reason why the Ubuntu family of Linux distributions is the most popular now. It’s simply superior. Give it a […]

Troubleshoot Nvidia drivers with the Ubuntu 7.04

Part of the difficulty in troubleshooting a video driver issue is that after two or three unsuccessful tries, settings are changed and it’s hard to tell if new problems have cropped up as a result. Read it in this blog Quote: Too many tweaks and changes, added and removed packages, installed and uninstalled drivers and […]

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