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Laptop webcam works with AMSN in Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

AMSN in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn didn’t detect the built in webcam in my laptop. It did detect the external webcam in my desktop. I’m not sure if the fix was in AMSN or Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon. Read about it hereQuote: I did a fresh install of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 3 on my laptop on […]

Enterprising Ubuntu?

In the three years since Ubuntu was unleashed upon an unsuspecting populace, debate as to its viability and marketability within “the enterprise,” whatever that means anymore, has been rampant Read the blog comment Quote: Step one, then, in Ubuntu’s multi-year “enterprise” strategy needed to be “be there in three or four years.” It’s sort of […]

Tech writers think Ubuntu is for morons

Everywhere I turn, I see articles on how to do obvious things in Ubuntu. Books on Ubuntu concentrate on listing every insignificant detail of every obvious procedure Read the comment here Quote: I don't know what specifically pushed me over the edge about Ubuntu articles. Maybe it was the daily “How to do something obvious […]

Encrypted Ubuntu 7.04

Did you ever live with the fear that somebody may break into your system one day and steal your files? Well, those days are over, because you can now have an entire encrypted operating system. Read what to do here Quote: But the following guide is supposed to work with your actual Ubuntu 7.04 installation […]

Custom Kernels with Debian and Fedora

Last week we took a tour of the generic way of building custom Linux kernels. Today we'll look some nice Debian shortcuts, and Fedora's unique way of building custom kernels. Read it here Quote: Binary Debian kernel packages are named linux-image-[version]. It's been this way since version 2.6.12, if you're remembering the olden days of […]

64 Studio 2.0, a Debian GNU/Linux for digital content creation, released.

64 Studio is a GNU/Linux distribution tailor-made for digitalcontent creation, including audio, video, graphics and publishing tools.A remix of Debian, it comes in both AMD64/Intel64 and 32-bitflavours, to run on nearly all PC hardware. “64 Studio [0] is a GNU/Linux distribution tailor-made for digitalcontent creation, including audio, video, graphics and publishing tools.A remix of Debian […]

MEPIS to switch back to Debian

SimplyMEPIS, a very popular desktop Linux, is going to change back to using Debian Linux for its core. Read it at Desktoplinux Quote: Things have changed. “Dapper was not updated in the way our users expected,” Woodford said. “Personally, I think the Ubuntu people spoke sincerely and accurately, but perhaps ambiguously. So there was a […]

Ubuntu Weekly News: Issue #50

In this issue we cover Canonical seeking help with training courses, last call for Software Freedom Day registrations, a call to arms for US Lo“Co teams, new Drag & Drop Gnome tabs, new Launchpad features, and much much more. Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #50 for the week July21st – July 27th, 2007. […]

Windows Guy Tries Ubuntu 7.04: Two Weeks Later

So it’s been two weeks since I started using Ubuntu 7.04. I have to say that it has been a very interesting experience so far. It's found here Quote: To say that it has been easy and seamless would be a lie. However, I have to say that I’ve been able to do 99% of […]

Scratching an itch with Ubuntu

Yet another blogger installs Ubuntu and is happy, but without wireless access. Read it here Quote: I used to dabble in Linux a lot, but not so much these days. Macintosh does everything I need it to do, and then some, but from time to time I do find myself pining to take a look […]

Install Ubuntu onto the Toshiba Portege 3490CT

When I first got the Toshiba Portege 3490CT from an auction at work, my main goal for the machine was to install Linux on it. Read the blog here Quote: He (I assume) pointed me to PXE netboot install and a detailed set of instructions posted on Ubuntu Forums. I tried it last weekend and […]

The Nokia E61i as a modem via Bluetooth in Ubuntu on 3

Wanting to not fuss with a laptop card or USB modem, I decided that its time to setup a connection via my mobile phone, i.e. use my phone as a modem, via Bluetooth. Read it at the blog of Colin Charles Quote: A quick word of warning: the phone doesn’t register how much packet data […]

DebConf7 Videos

Debconf7 videos can now bee downloaded It's announced at The Debian user And they are found here:

release update: Release goals, testing transition, arch requalification

We have promised to send out regular release updates, and this one issupposed to be the first one in a long tradition from Luk Claes —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 Hi, We have promised to send out regular release updates, and this one issupposed to be the first one in a long tradition. In the […]

A Linux Experience

I tested my Ubuntu setup for about 45 days and found that I didn’t ever boot into the Windows partition. So I bought a large external hard drive and copied whatever was left on that partition over to it. Read it here Quote: So when I loaded the live CD six months ago, it was […]

Ubuntu Installation In Windows

These days, we have come to a point when we can install Linux from inside our Windows OS by using a native Windows executable. Read it in this blog Quote: What are those steps I'm talking about? Well… this is about everything you have to do: Dowload Wubi. Run Wubi from Windows as you would […]

Madera, California replaces its Cisco gear with the Debian

The city of Madera, Calif., has spent the last year successfullyrunning an open-source-based network as a replacement for one based on Cisco Systems Inc. gear. “Madera [0], California replaces [1] its Cisco gear with the DebianGNU/Linux operating system [2].” “The city of Madera, Calif., has spent the last year successfullyrunning an open-source-based network as a […]

Second call for votes for GR: Accept concept of Debian Maintainers

We are now nearing the end of the first (out of two) week of this vote. At the time of writing, 190 people have voted, out of a potential 1035. Hi, We are now nearing the end of the first (out of two) week of this vote. At the time of writing, 190 people have […]

New LX installer for Debian GNU/Hurd

Together they build the basefor the GNU operating system. Debian have a GNU/Hurd distribution on Development for a long time (It reached K14 now). Read it here Quote: GNU/Hurd aka Complete GNU system is a futuristic project. It was started by the end of 80’s . But was stagnant due to the architectural problems and […]

Testing stuff with QEMU – Part 3: Debian GNU/kFreeBSD

Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is a port that consists of GNU userland using the GNU C library on top of FreeBSD's kernel, coupled with the regular Debian package set. Read the rest Quote: Both kfrebsd-i386 and kfreebsd-amd64 seem to be reasonably stable already (and more than 70% of the whole Debian archive builds fine on these architectures, […]

Grandpa Gets a Dell with Ubuntu Linux Preinstalled

Groklaw member Tyche got a Dell Inspiron 530N with Ubuntu Linux and, I asked if he'd please write up a quick review after it arrived. He has done so, and as you will see, he found getting online so easy he had nothing at all to do to make it happen. Read it here Quote: […]

The Disconnect That Could Fail Thousands

Helios at Lobby4Linux discuss in his blog that many people see Ubuntu as Linux and the issues with that. Read it here Quote: As much as I disagree with the fact, Ubuntu and the baby-buntus have reached number one status in more than just some website's rankings. Ubuntu is getting big on the streets. I […]

Setting up an Encrypted Debian System

Given recent news stories about loss of identity information from stolen laptops, it is certainly not paranoid to want to do this — and if you tell me otherwise you are probably one of those guys trying to steal my identity information! Read it at Linux Gazette Quote: If your current setup is a more […]

full circle magazine – issue #3

Full Circle – the Ubuntu Community Magazine are proud toannounce their third issue. full circle #3 Full Circle – the Ubuntu Community Magazine are proud toannounce our third issue. It contains : * Xubuntu install step-by-step – Alternative Disc! * How-To : Get a Stunning Ubuntu Desktop, Learning Scribus part 3 and Ubuntu in Photography. […]

Why (almost) Everyone Should Try Ubuntu

…if you're sitting on the fence contemplating trying Linux for the first time, you should definitely be considering Ubuntu. Here's why. Read the the rewiev/the arguments at MaximumPC Quote: The arguments for choosing Ubuntu fall into two categories: immediate practicality and long-term viability. For sheer practicality, Ubuntu is a no-brainer. It installs in minutes, recognizes […]

Ten commandments for Ubuntu

I was fortunate to keynote this year's Ubuntu Live conference. I rarely give the same presentation twice, as I figure people are paying to hear something new. Read what Matt Asay had to say. Read it here Quote: In UL's case, I spent a long time thinking through lessons I've learned from my time with […]

Linus: I’ve never used Debian

“So the only major distribution I’ve never used has actually been Debian, exactly because that has traditionally been harder to install. ” Read the excerpt here and the full interview here Quote: So I’ve used SuSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu, YDL (I ran my main setup on PowerPC-based machines for a while, and YDL – Yellow […]

About Ubuntu 7.04

Lapotopmag want to take this opportunity to answer the myriad questions you might have about this promising OS while sharing what we like about it and what we don't. Read it here Quote: Q: Is Ubuntu much different from Windows?A: To the user, not much. You still have a desktop, toolbar, and quick-launch icons just […]

Ubuntu Live needs a more commercial focus

Ubuntu has now held its first Ubuntu Live conference, which was a decent first effort but nowhere near as polished as Red Hat's annual get-togethers. Read it hereQuote: Ubuntu also holds two tightly focused developer summits every year. Ubuntu Live is supposed to be an “All Things Ubuntu” gathering, which made it seem a little […]

Filtering PDF-/XLS-/Image-Spam With ClamAV (And ISPConfig) On Debian/Ubuntu

The following guide will show you how to install the spam, phising, scam and image signatures from and MSRBL into your ISPConfig ClamAV installation under Debian or Ubuntu Linux. Read it here Quote: There is currently a lot of spam where the spam “information” is attached as .pdf or .xls files, sometime also hidden […]

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