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Ubuntu Gutsy Ximeta NDAS Howto

Now after I reinstalled ubuntu and upgraded to gutsy which comes right now with a 2.6.22er kernel I tried to build the driver from source. Read it here Quote: A month ago I bought a TREKSTOR NDAS device. This devices promises on it's package to be linux compatible. So after I unpacked the hardware and […]

Encrypted home in Ubuntu

This article is like a second edition to Encrypted home in Ubuntu (or Kubuntu… or Debian…). Important changes include that I have tested it for Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn and it works, but the devices are sd instead of hd due to all hard disk being viewed as SCSI. Read it here Quote: The level […]

Over 16 Small Games For Ubuntu Linux

Now in this tutorial i will show you how to install a large number of small , easy and less resource hungry games on Ubuntu Linux with screen-shots of games . Read it here Quote: 16. LBreakout2The polished successor to LBreakout offers you a new challenge in more than 50 levels with loads of new […]

Ubuntu Weekly News: Issue #44

In this issue we cover the release of Gutsy Tribe 1, newly approved MOTU Lionel Porcheron, upcoming Ubuntu Hug Day, the new Launchpad release, an interview with Mark Shuttleworth, an Ubuconheld by the Colorado LoCo at Google offices, and much much more. Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #44 for the week June3rd -June […]

Howto Install E17 Enlightenment Desktop in Ubuntu

Enlightenment, commonly referred to as e, is a open source software X window manager primarily for Unix-like computers. Enlightenment focuses on pushing the limits of existing technologies while remaining lightweight, flexible, and beautiful. Read it here Quote: Install E17 Enlightenment Desktop in Ubuntu First we need to add the repo to our apt sources list […]

Installing SwiftFox in Debian

If you are like me who is fond of youtube videos or some site which uses youtube or macromedia flash and you are using AMD64 based pc, chances are you cant browse and watch that site without tweaking something in your Debian/Ubuntu. Read the blogging howto here

Building An Ubuntu MythTV Box

The subject really says it all – Phoronuix have made a thorough guide for us. Find it here Quote: For those that have never tried out MythTV before, it is much more than just a PVR (Personal Video Recorder) for Linux. MythTV is licensed under the GPL and is popular on such distributions as Knoppix […]

UPnP AV streaming in Ubuntu with a D-Link DNS-323

I’m writing this little tutorial because I couldn’t find the info nicely laid out anywhere else on the web. So, about month ago I bought myself a D-Link DNS-323 NAS device. Read how to do it here Quote: So far, it’s been pretty awesome (after I upgraded the firmware, at least), allowing for networked RAID-1, […]

Extended warranty options for Dell Ubuntu systems to be restored

We recently reported on the lack of extended warranty options on Ubuntu systems from Dell. It seems that a software update is responsible for removing the options and this is simply a glitch in the system. Read it here Quote: That may be PR rhetoric as in it removed the warranty but the community outcrying […]

123-reg offers Ubuntu on dedicated servers

First major web host to offer Ubuntu free to Linux users. Read the notice here Quote: “We’re pleased to be one of the first web hosts to offer Ubuntu as its Linux operating system of choice,” says Mark Beyer, sales and marketing director, Pipex SME Hosting. “We spoke to our customers about which operating system […]

Debian as a society: an outsider’s view

There was a time when the Debian team was just a bunch of packet maintainers, sharing little outside a set of general principles, and the desire to build a distro together. This time is over. Read the blog entry here Quote: Some of the best organized free software projects already have, or aim for a […]

Debian Installation and Hardening

Although this tutorial should help majority of the users install Debian but my main focus will be on hardening the Debian installation after the installation process. Read it here Quote: If you are looking for more detailed information on Debian installation then refer to the Debian manual and come back to this tutorial after installation. […]

Embedded computer maker adds Debian Linux

Embedded board-maker VersaLogic has started shipping free Linux BSPs (board support packages) for two more of its single-board computers (SBCs). Read it here Quote: Based on Debian Linux, the BSPs are expected to streamline hardware setup for customers of the company's Gecko and Puma boards.

No Starch Refreshes Ubuntu for Non-Geeks

As the Dell Ubuntu machines roll out, No Starch Press re-releases “Ubuntu for non-geeks. Read about it here Quote: To that end, No Starch Press is releasing the second edition of Rickford Grant's Ubtuntu for Non-Geeks, a task-based books which promises to get new Linux users up and running—and productive—on Ubuntu quickly and painlessly. The […]

The Linux Battle: Ubuntu vs. Fedora

Among the open source operating system crowd, there are 2 main contenders: Ubuntu and Fedora – and there is short overview here. Read it here Quote: The userbase of Linux operating systems is growing rapidly. More and more people are venturing away from Microsoft Windows and finding their way to open source operating systems. Just […]

Getting Feisty with Ubuntu Linux

The blogger Peter Pilgrim have installed Ubuntu and have been working hard with it. Read it here Quote: Yours truly installed Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) on his trusty Dell Inspiron 9400. Graphical installation with the downloadable ISO image disk failed, because there was something wrong with X Server.

Hands on: Ubuntu 7.04

ITWeek have yet again reviewed Ubuntu 7.04 – this time they are rather neutral. Read it here Quote: The attractive 3D desktop effects you may have seen, such as rotating images and transparent windows, were hoped to be a standard part of Feisty. This has been postponed until the next release (Gutsy Gibbon), but in […]

Is Debian Etch The Other "Easy Linux"?

Voices are currently rising in support of the recently released Debian 4.0 “Etch” desktop. Read the review here Quote: Enthusiasts have long contended that Debian (the full name of which is the Stallman-approved Debian GNU/Linux) is one of the geekier Linux distros, by which they mean it requires a significant amount of wrangling to set […]

Dell XPS 410n with Ubuntu 7.04

I received my XPS with Ubuntu today. The first thing I will say is that when the Fedex guy delivered it he asked if Dell was having some kind of liquidation sale because he has delivered more Dells today than ever before. Read the review at ubuntuforums Quote: I think Dell has done a good […]

Ubuntu Light

I re-installed Ubuntu, but I didn't go the usual way. I got a minimal install CD. The main difference between this install disc and the standard one is that it gives you a little bit more control, and it downloads all the packages it needs instead of pulling them from the disc. Read it here […]

Debian as a desktop system

This article at Free Software Magazine covers Debian on the desktop. It is not a step by step tutorial, but focuses on the highlights of the recent Etch release. Read it here Quote: ConclusionI feel that Debian Etch is as good on the desktop as it is on the server. It has a long rich […]

AntiX aims to bring MEPIS to lightweight machines

Don't throw that old computer away just yet. MEPIS let the word out yesterday about AntiX, a community-developed derivative of MEPIS 6.5 that will work with machines with as little as 64MB of RAM. Read it here Quote: AntiX is recommended for machines with 128MB of RAM, but will also work with machines with only […]

Development Release: Ubuntu 7.10 Alpha 1

Martin Pitt has announced the first alpha release (also referred to as “Tribe 1”) of Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon”. Read it here Quote: “Welcome to Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 1, which will in time become Ubuntu 7.10. Tribe 1 is the first in a series of milestone CD images that will be released throughout the Gutsy […]

Full circle #1 – get it while it's hot!

Full Circle – the Ubuntu Community Magazine are proud toannounce their first _full_ issue, containing: Ubuntu install step-by-step, Linux Directory Structure, MythTV Intro, Learning Scribus and Adding/Removing Software and much more. Quote: Been a long time coming but here it is! full circle #1 Full Circle – the Ubuntu Community Magazine are proud toannounce our […]

Multitasking in Ubuntu

In this chapter from the ExtremeTech book Hacking Ubuntu: Serious Hacks Mods and Customizations you'll learn about switching applications, tweaking the workplace switcher, customizing applications, using buffers, and tracking projects. Read it here Quote: Multitasking does not just mean running two programs at once. The definition encompasses your ability to switch between programs, communicate between […]

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL

This document describes how to install a mail server based on Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. Read it here Quote: I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database […]

Ubuntu Weekly News: Issue #43

In this issue we cover an interview with Mark Shuttleworth, newly approved Ubuntu Core Developer Sarah Hobbs, the new batch of Ubuntu Members, an interview with Daniel Holbach, and much much more. Quote: Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #43 for the week May28th – June 2nd, 2007. In this issue we cover an […]

30 days with Ubuntu 7.04

Truthfully, I never really bothered with Ubuntu as a distro, it just seemed 'too popular' and I was already more than happy with my chosen distro, Fedora so why change ? Read the many pages at linux-noob Quote: Ubuntu's first release (October 20th, 2004) version 4.10, came at a time when Fedora Core release 2 […]

The Perfect Xen 3.1.0 Setup For Debian Etch

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen (version 3.1.0) on a Debian Etch (4.0) system (i386). Read it here Quote: Using Xen you can separate your applications into different virtual machines that are totally independent from each other (e.g. a virtual machine for a mail server, a virtual machine for a high-traffic […]

SE Linux in Debian

I have now got a Debian Xen domU running the strict SE Linux policy that can boot in enforcing mode. I expect that tomorrow I will have it working with full functionality and that I will be able to run another SE Linux Play Machine in the near future. Read it here Quote: Another thing […]

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