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Ubuntu 7.04 on your USB drive

This tutorial shows you how to get Ubuntu running from an USB stick. Read it here Quote: The basic idea is that the files that prevent persistence (the ability to save your data to the USB drive) from working can be replaced by their previous versions as present in Ubuntu 6.10 “Edgy Eft”. However, because […]

Ubuntu Live Stats

The main idea behind this project is to reflect the enormous activity Ubuntu has on all fronts. We parse every data source we think is interesting to show you how much the comunity is working and display it in an easy-to-read format. Read it here: NB! It is still in Beta – hopefully they […]

Virtualbox 1.4.0 on Ubuntu 7.04

This guide shows how to download, install and use Virtualbox 1.4.0 Read it in this blog Quote: Once you launch Virtualbox – you will be greeted by the Welcome message. I will go over setting up a Virtualbox Guest OS in the next post. For now read up on the user manual from their website […]

Release Team Meeting results

The Release Team members (except Steve) have met in Juelich recently to discuss our impressions of the Etch release cycle and kick-off the Lenny cycle. Hi, after the release is prior to the release. As we all know that, theRelease Team members (except Steve) have met in Juelich recently todiscuss our impressions of the Etch […]

Cleaning your OS in Kubuntu and GNOME

All these free software applications that we download, bring various files and libraries with them, as dependencies. When we decide to remove one of these applications, some of these files sometimes get left behind to float around. Read what to do in FreeSoftwareMagazone Quote: Presto, you’ve got an OS, so clean, that Steve Ballmer would […]

Starting an appliction on login with Ubuntu

I want my instant messaging client to start automagically when I login. It doesn't make sense to use /etc/init.d to start it, because I want the app to be run as my user, and I want it to start with my windowing session. Read what to do here

SimplyMEPIS 6.5 – A Review

Sounds positive: “I have been very impressed by the entire SimplyMEPIS 6.5 operating system. It was probably the best install experience I have ever had, offers great response, and has an enjoyable interface.” Read the long review with screenshots here Quote: The fact that SimplyMEPIS comes without the need to install many extras (yes, I […]

Compiz 0.5 in Debian unstable

Unfortunately, an installation of Compiz 0.5 from unstable on a testing system would update libc6 and hence almost all of the system to unstable. I waited. Read it here Quote: This was a bit harder to solve, but in the end I discovered that the package “libdecoration0″ had version 0.3.6, so it had not been […]

Participate in DebConf7 from abroad

Holger LEvsen shows us how we can follow Debconf7, if we're not in Edinburgh. Hi, as many of you are aware, today is DebianDay, the preceeding event to DebConf7, taking place from June 17 to 23 in Edinburgh in Scotland. Even if you could not make it to be here in person, you can participate […]

Ubuntu and Microsoft?

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols thinks that ubuntu will be MS' next partner, but that is dismissed by Mark Shuttleworth in his blog. First, there is the claim at Linux-watch Quote: So, who's next? Well, that same morning, I was thinking about Ubuntu as another possible candidate. Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu, […]

How To Compile A Kernel – Debian Etch

Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on a Debian Etch system. Read more at Howtoforge Quote: It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from […]

Ubuntu vs. Windows: It’s no Contest

No contest. Ubuntu is better, and progressing faster. The next few years are bound to see a global sea change! Read it here Quote: One of the most immediate annoyances with Windows is the difficulty of installing applications. Not that the process is hard, but rather it is not automated like Ubuntu’s Synaptic tool, and […]

Ubuntu Performance Tip – Preload

Just when you thought Linux couldn’t be any faster think again. There is a package in the universe called preload. Read it here Quote: Bottom line, if you run Firefox, GAIM, and VLC everyday for example, preload will determine these are common applications and will keep the libraries in your RAM before you even load […]

Ubuntu 7.10 to make Multi-Monitor Setup Easier

Besides for those features in Gusty Gibbons there is one thing that I am super excited to see implemented, and that’s a user interface (UI) for managing dual monitors. Read it here Quote: I have heard that NVidia’s drivers already make it easy to configure multiple monitors on your computer, but all of my computers […]

Debbugs Feature Enhancements and Archiving

There have recently been a few more feature enhancements added to the BTS. There have recently been a few more feature enhancements added to the BTS. The first and most visible are the version graphs which are present tothe right of all bugs with versioning information. Hopefully thesewill help resolve some of the queries about […]

PCworld review of Ubuntu 7.04

'Feisty Fawn' release installs seamlessly and has features that rival those in Vista and OS X. Read it here Quote: Some Windows power users may prefer the KDE desktop, which more closely resembles Windows. The Kubuntu variant of Feisty Fawn replaces Gnome 2.18 with KDE 3.8.5 as the default interface. (Another variant, Xubuntu, instead provides […]

Xalan gotcha with OpenSSO on Tomcat on Ubuntu Feisty

I use Tomcat on Ubuntu to run OpenSSO. I wrote a little while ago about some problems with Tomcat in Ubuntu 7.04 'Feisty Fawn'. Read the possible solutions here Quote: Ubuntu hanging at startup due to issues with catalina.out and security policy needing to be updated due to a change in where Tomcat keeps web […]

How to install KDE and XFCE on your Ubuntu computer

If you’re using the standard Ubuntu OS, which comes with Gnome but would like to try out other window managers like KDE or Xfce, you can easily install them and give them a shot. Read it at arsgeek Quote: KDE will take up an additional 400MB of space or so. Xfce will take a bit […]

Edinburgh Prepares for Free DebianDay Software Conference

The Debian project hosts a one-day event on free and open-source software. The event is open to the general public and attendance is free. Experts will be on hand to answer visitors’ open-source software questions. Advance registration is requested. Read it here Quote: “I'm very excited to host DebianDay in the beautiful city of Edinburgh,” […]

A (Ubuntu) Dapper day

I decided to connect the Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper) drive today, and I've spent quite a bit of time using it for work. Now this isn't the highest-spec machine (only 256 MB of ram, 1 GHz processor), but it's doing pretty well. Read it here Quote: Final question you might be asking: Why Dapper? Why […]

Indian-language mini PC runs Debian

A Canadian start-up has started shipping a compact, fanless PC pre-installed with a lightweight Debian Linux OS said to support all major Indian languages. Read about it at LinuxDevices Quote: Storage is provided by a removable 1GB CompactFlash card, which users can expand by purchasing a larger CF card, or adding a 2.5-inch hard drive […]

Configure PPTP VPN client for Microsoft PPTP vpn server

Tested on Debian and Ubuntu, Nixcraft have a guide for you. Read it here Quote: With this tip you will be able to work from home using VPN and that too from Linux / FreeBSD system for the proprietary Microsoft Point-to-Point vpn server.

Ralink Help For Ubuntu Feisty

If you are reading this, chances are you are running a RT2500 based chipset wireless card that worked perfectly with Ubuntu Edgy and then stopped working after your upgrade to Feisty. Read the help here Quote: How do I know if I am using a RT2500 chipset? In Ubuntu Feisty, go to Applications, accessories, then […]

Kilted Debian lovers to overrun Edinburgh

Yes, those wags behind the worldwide Debian conference have designed a tartan especially for the occasion. We're told that the pattern of the kilt says “Debian” in Morse code, and frankly, we are not surprised. Read more at The Register Quote: Anyway, many of the great and the good (and some of the less great […]

Why the Dell/Ubuntu Deal Won't Improve Linux's Market Share

Despite the fact that this is a huge step towards making a Linux distro mainstream, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes firmly believe this move won’t have any significant positive effect on the Linux market share. Read his argumentation: Quote: There are other flaws in the way that the deal was implemented. The limited range of PCs that are […]

Switching to PCLINUX from UBUNTU week 2

This blogger is now on his second week of using PCLINUX 2007 (PCLOS) and is really enjoying it. Read it here Quote: For the experienced Linux user, PCLOS is just about the perfect desktop – mostly because it is so trouble free. I have been using Linux since 2000 and Am very experienced with Perl, […]

Distrowatch covers Ubuntu in weekly edition

Distrowatch have a couple of articles about Ubuntu – that it wins LinuxFormat annual distro 'showdown' and that The Economist have covered Ubuntu. Read about it here Quote: It is always a pleasure to see a mainstream, non-technology publication reporting about Linux and open source software. The latest issue of The Economist caries a long […] web archive currently incomplete

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Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu’s success

Computerworld have interviewed Mark Shuttleworth about free software for the masses, cultural tidal waves and building rockets Read the interview Quote: You have pumped more than $10 million of your own money into the continuing development of Ubuntu Linux, and you have been on a personal campaign to bring a free, easy-to-use and reliable Linux […]

Installing And Working With eyeOS Under Debian 4.0

This tutorial shows how you can install the eyeOS on a standard Linux system. When you have finished ths tutorial, you will have a full, working eyeOS on your server. Read it here Quote: eyeOS is a kind of operating system which works online, i.e. it manages files on the server and enables the user […]

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