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Top 25 Ubuntu Blogs (By the Numbers)

Strange – Mark Shuttleworth's own blog is only #3 on the list – but here are the top Ubuntu blogs! They are listed here Quote: In ranking the top Ubuntu blogs, our goal was to show — using objective data from reliable sources — which blogs about the highly acclaimed Linux distro are the most […]

Canonical downplays Ubuntu hacks

It says affected servers were running old, unpatched versions of Ubuntu and insecure Web applications Read the comment in Computerworld here

Ubuntu: Beyond the Terminal

Linux, here I come. Making the leap to Linux was a bit scary for me. I've never experienced it before, let alone even seen its interface and what it can do. Read it here Quote: Linux isn't just one operating system like Windows or Mac; it consists of many different OSs, such as Debian, SuSE, […]

Install – Windows XP vs Linux Mepis

This is the final part of a Linux vs Windows install review. Read it all here Quote: Mepis 6.5 installed easy enough. It took about half an hour and considering it includes a complete office suite it’s excellent. All my hardware was detected and works with out any effort on my part. Using Synaptic the […]

Ubuntu: Enlightenment 17

Now I have Ubuntu linux installed on my new laptop(HP Compaq nx6320), I can get E17 installed using the package management system. Read what happends here Quote: Yet I'm not finishing my post, there are two main functions which are built in that making me love about enlightenment, the window list and run command, with […]

Adventures in Ubuntu: Downloading & Installing Software

Installing stuff with Ubuntu is a very different experience. Ubuntu comes with stacks of applications ready to use, but there is likely to be other stuff you want to run Read it at the lo-fi librarian Quote: The Advanced Package Tool (APT) is the magic that lets you download, install and update. This is command […]

Damn Small Linux 4.0 RC2

The second release candidate of DSL v4.0 is now available for testing. From the anouncement Quote: * New xtar.lua. A new GUI to view,extract or process as a MyDSL extension various tar files.* New netcardconf.lua. A new GUI to configure netcards, relaces dialog version.* New printing.lua, called from the printer icon, provides “intelligent icon” to […]

Xen 3.1 Binary install on Debian Etch 4.0 (x86_64)

Debian Etch 4.0 (amd64) has been installed on box assembled with:-Core 2 Duo E6600,ASUS P5B Deluxe, 2 GB RAM (Kingston non ECC),SATA HDD Seagate Barracuda 160 GB x 2 Read the short guide at Oracle DBA blog

Feisty in wireless land

But now the leg is well, I depend only on my workstation, and so I decided to look for a way of installing Ubuntu and seeing how good or bad it was when it comes to laptops. Read the article here Quote: I've never been able to test this out, primarily because my laptop, a […]

Ubuntu Adds Ho-Hum Features In Latest 'Gutsy Gibbon' Alpha

This blog at Informationweek is less impressed with the Ubuntu progress. Read it here Quote: True, Ubuntu has set itself apart from the pack, mainly on the basis of the strength of its user community. Ubuntu's second significant boost toward the mainstream came earlier this year, when Dell decided to offer it on several laptops […]

Debian stays true to its roots

It’s a busy time for the members of the Debian Project. Sam Hocevar took over as the new Debian Project leader in April, right around the time the long-awaited Debian 4.0 or ‘Etch,’ hit the streets. Read the article at Linuxworld Quote: Debian continues to thrive after 14 years. As I roll the clock forward, […]

Dell BIOS firmware updates on Debian

If you need to upgrade the bios firmware of a Dell system. I always hoped that there will be some a solution for Debian also. Read it here Quote: Ok, here is the summary of the actions needed: we need the libsmbios package installed we need to get the bios update file we will perform […]

Damn Small Linux 4.0 reviewed

Arklinux 2007.1, Damn Small Linux 4.0, and Sabayon Linux 3.4 are tested on The Inquirer Read it here Quote: And the winner is…DSL gets this round, hands down. Ark Linux has nothing special to recommend, and Sabayon Linux is something for some special folks somewhere, maybe. µ

Ubuntu Linux Games – Top Picks

If you’ve switched to Ubuntu (as I have) or any other Linux distribution, you may consider the following free (and in most cases open-source) games, as they’ve been favorites of mine for some time now. See them here

Debian Etch on T42 incl. Compiz, Undervolting, Wireless, HDD Shock Pro

I have installed Debian Etch on my recently acquired IBM thinkpad T42.I am planning to install all the bells and whistles on it, including undervolting, cpu frequency control, HDD shock proctection, compiz, wireless. I will post updates whenever I successfully install each module. Read it at Linuxquestions

Orange GPRS via Samsung Bluetooth on Debian

I have a Samsung SHG-E250 mobile phone on Orange pay as you go in the UK. I’ve also got a Belkin USB bluetooth dongle model F8T013xx1 and I wanted to be able to access the internet from my Debian laptop over GPRS. Read what to do Quote: The first challenge is the cost. Standard tariffs […]

Ubuntu winning the Linux wars

Linux distribution Ubuntu, is winning the Linux wars, running rings around rivals such as Fedora and SuSE. That’s if the Google Trends website is to be believed. Read the short article here

Hyperic HQ On Ubuntu 7.04

This document describes how to set up Hyperic HQ on Ubuntu 7.04. The resulting system provides an awesome, web-based “Systems-Management-Software”. It's at Howtoforge Quote: It's the next stage of classical monitoring and able to manage all kinds of operating systems, web servers, application servers and database servers.

Ubuntu Weekly News: Issue #54

In this issue we cover Canonical's new store opening, the announcement of UDS-Boston, Gutsy Gibbon's latest alpha release, Launchpad's new features, and much much more. Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #54 for the week August19th – August 25th, 2007. In this issue we cover Canonical's new storeopening, the announcement of UDS-Boston, Gutsy Gibbon's […]

CPU Frequency Scaling In Ubuntu

So, you have an irritatingly loud CPU fan which is making you consider whether or not launching your laptop through the nearest window is a good idea. Well, before you do that, why not give CPU frequency scaling a go. Read it at Howtoforge

Connecting To Shared Printers On Windows Computers with Ubuntu

For Windows users setting up and sharing printers on Windows Computers, the process is simple. On Ubuntu or Kubuntu the process is also very easy. Read it here Quote: Zeroconf and print sharing let you browse the local network for available services. Both are now simple to setup and maintain requiring nothing more than checking […]

Ubuntu Linux (Gusty Gibbon) Disappointment

And here is a blogger, who is not t oo happy with the latest Ubuntu alpha – remember, it *is* alpha release! Read it here Quote: Alright, so we’re past the Ubuntu loading screen and BAM! it errors. Apparently X didn’t install properly (for those who don’t know what X is it’s essentially the basic […]

Yet another Ubuntu convert!

This is the happy story of yet another blogger prefering Ubuntu. Here we are Quote: But thinking about it, 95% of my time on the laptop is spent surfing the web, doing email, and writing the odd document – Linux can do all those with ease. So, with nothing to lose, I used the new […]

Short reviews of Ubuntu 7.10 alpha 5

Blogbeebe have had a couple of looks at the latest alpha from the ubuntu team. It's here and here Quote: After booting this release of Ubuntu on a machine with an ATI graphics card, I moved over to my other box that has an nVidia-based Gigabyte 7600 GS AGP video card. I had no idea […]

Installing Xen on Debian Etch 4.0

This weekend I deployed my first server based on the upcoming Debian Etch and Xen. Everything worked out of the box. Read the blogger here Quote: For a long time I have tested many different virtualization techniques; Xen, VMWare, and Microsoft VM. Until now I’m able to conclude that all of them are usable on […]

Italian Debian Community Conference 2007 – 15th/16th September

The conference is meant to give a common place for the Italiancommunity to discuss ideas and share knowledge, where users,translators and developers can meet and directly interact. Hi,this is copy of the announce I've just sent to debian-events-eu aboutthe annual italian mini-debconf. I hope somebody here can give it somevisibility through and related medium…If […]

OSX-Like Widgets with Ubuntu, Screenlets, and Compiz Fusion

Screenlets are themed mini-applications programmed in Python. They are comparable to the widgets in OSX and Windows. Read more about how to use them here Quote: Screenlets are drawn with vector graphics and nice transparency effects, and therefore need a compositing window manager like Compiz. This post will guide you through installing Screenlets and setting […]

Windows XP on Debian with VMWare

This blog entry combines two tutorials into one guide for using Windows XP under Debian. Read it here Quote: There are two really good tutorials on VMWare and Debain. The first describes how to install VMWare on Debian and the second describes how to create a Windows XP image.

MEPIS 7.0 Beta2: More Updates and Fixes

Warren Woodford of MEPIS has announced Beta2 of SimplyMEPIS 7.0. The isos and beta1-beta2 iso deltas for 32 and 64 bit processors are available from the testing directory at the MEPIS subscriber site and the MEPIS public mirrors. Read the Rest here

Ubuntu prepares 'Gutsy Gibbon'

Ubuntu developers have taken the wraps off the fifth update to the upcoming “Gutsy Gibbon” version, a major release that will include significant additions to the Linux distribution. Also: Screenshots of Gusty at Phoronix. CNet:Quote: A top Ubuntu design goal is ease of use, and several of the additions are user interface and configuration tweaks. […]

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