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PostBooks ERP On Ubuntu 7.04

This document describes how to set up PostBooks ERP on Ubuntu 7.04. The resulting system provides a powerful GUI-based ERP-system. It's at Howtoforge PostBooks is a full-featured, fully-integrated accounting, ERP, and CRM system, based on the award winning OpenMFG ERP Suite. Built with the open source PostgreSQL database, and the open source Qt framework for […]

Linux Mini looks at DSL

Over time Damn Small Linux grew into a community project with hundreds of development hours put into refinements including a fully automated remote and local application installation system. Read the bloggers thoughts here Quote: There are many more applications available to you, if you so desire to install them via the MyDSL package repository. For […]

Installing Debian 4.0 Etch in VMWARE Fusion on your Mac

The Mac that I am using is an Intel iMac 1.83 Ghz with 512MB of RAM and 160GB hard drive. I am using the latest version of vmware Fusion and an ISO for Debian version 4.0 also known as “etch”. I downloaded the i386 netinstall iso file from www.debian.org. Read it here Quote: I started […]

Ubuntu vs. BSD, What's the Difference?

Ubuntu is known as Linux for Human Beings…..PC-BSD, on the other hand, “has been designed with the casual computer user in mind. The full comparison is at linuxdevcenter Quote: SummaryPC-BSD provides a fun, easy-to-use desktop operating system with the added benefits of stability and security. Better yet, the price tag is free! If you haven't […]

Two months with Ubuntu Linux and loving it

I guess it is some sort of review….they seem happy at geek.com Read it here Quote: I can’t recommend strongly enough making the migration. Switching from Windows to Ubuntu as my primary OS was a snap, and it’s the best thing I’ve done for my PC. I made computing fun again, and that’s the truth. […]

Ubuntu 7.10 Alpha 5 released

The Ubuntu release team is pleased to announce Tribe 5, the fifthalpha release in the Gutsy cycle. And the full announcement Quote: The Ubuntu developers are hurrying to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 5 is the fifth alpha release of Ubuntu 7.10, […]

Linus and Debian

“so I've never run Debian, because as far as I'm concerned, the whole and only point of a distribution is to make it easy to install ” Read the comments about that one here Quote: Obviously, someone had to react — Adrian von Bidder, Debian and Linux Torvalds: «Somebody should convince Linus that he should […]

The human touch – Ubuntu

Since that fateful day in Buenos Aires, I have been borrowing a laptop that runs a version of the free and open-source operating system Ubuntu Read the impressions of ubuntu here Quote: Due to a freak air-conditioning accident in Argentina at the beginning of the summer, my laptop has gone to that great data warehouse […]

Unboxing My Dell Inspiron with Ubuntu

Last Wednesday, the FedEx guy arrived with my new Dell Inspiron 530 desktop. Still in my pajamas, I rushed to the door to greet him, gave him a quick “thank-you”, and rushed back up the stairs to begin unboxing. Read it here

2007 Desktop Linux Survey results revealed

The leading Linux distribution is the Ubuntu family — 30 percent of our survey respondents are using Ubuntu or one of its sister distributions: Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu. The rest of the overview is here Quote: In third place this year we have “other Debian,” which includes Debian and all of its relatives besides Ubuntu: […]

NetBeans on Ubuntu

Everything you need is in the standard Ubuntu repositories. And if you want to install the latest NetBeans 6 milestone on Ubuntu, a tutorial is available for that as well. Read what to do on the java weblogs

Vehicle-mount computer runs Debian Etch

AML has announced a sealed, metal computer intended for mounting in industrial vehicles. The MT7550 clocks its AMD Geode GX533 processor at 400 MHz, includes both Bluetooth and 802.11b/g wireless capabilities, and comes standard with Debian Linux 4.0 (“Etch”). Read the announcement here Quote: The company says the MT7550 is intended for mounting on vehicles […]

Installing Simple Invoices On Debian Etch

This tutorial describes how to install Simple Invoices on a Debian Etch server. Simple Invoices is a web-based, basic invoicing system that lets you create and manage your invoices, export them as PDF or Excel files, email them to your customers, etc. Read the rest at Howtoforge

Similarities and differences between Debian and Wikipedia

I am using both Debian and Wikipedia. And at the time when I discovered them I was fascinated with those projects. Fun – check it out here Quote: DifferencesWhile Debian has projects with another kernels (Debian GNU/Hurd, Debian GNU/FreeBSD and so on), it is hard to imagine that Wikipedia would do the same (like Wikipedia/Encarta, […]

Reasons to stick with Windows Vista and avoid Ubuntu

Stangely, this message is found at vista.blorge.com…. Read the FUD and stuff here Quote: Now, allow me to tell my story of attempting to use Ubuntu again, this time around I was actually able to install it because my new laptop has a nvidia graphics card and all my hardware worked right out of the […]

Create a simple honeypot with Debian and Nepenthes

I wanted to see for myself just how quickly a machine would be infected, how it would be infected, and how frequently it would be probed. Rather than putting a target machine openly on the Internet, I decided to use the Nepenthes malware collector. Read it here Quote: I must say that I found it […]

Kubuntu v.s. PC-BSD

I played a bit with Kubuntu this morning in preparation for the article “PC-BSD for Ubuntu Users”. It made sense to me to compare the two operating systems if they were both running the same window manager. Read it here Quote: Still wishing to pursue the KDE theme, I installed kubuntu-desktop from Synaptic. I'm still […]

Debian Lenny & initng

Debian Lenny might be called the 'testing' version but I find it stable enough to be used every day as your main OS. Read the thoughts here Quote: Installation was a breeze. I didn't try out the new GUI installer, Linux installation has reached a point where it's easier to install than any other OS, […]

PCLinuxOS gaining more popularity than Ubuntu?

This is what made me stop and think. On the Distrowatch 'page hit ranking' chart (which is a reasonable indication of each distro's popularity) Ubuntu has slipped from the top within the past 3 months. Read the comment at seopher.com Quote: Why could this be?Well, PCLOS has not had any new releases lately; the last […]

Two hours after trying Ubuntu

Finally I got some time away from my work and I decided to explore something new. I decided to install Ubuntu. Read the experience here Quote: What I don’t like about Ubuntu: There ought to be a much easier way of installing themes, learn a thing or two from Mozilla Firefox. Installing themes is just […]

Your Own Video Community With Lighttpd And FlowPlayer (Debian Etch)

This article shows how you can build your own video community using lighttpd with its mod_flv_streaming module and its mod_secdownload module Read it here Quote: I will use FlowPlayer as the video player, a free Flash video player with support for lighttpd's mod_flv_streaming module. I will also show how you can encode videos (.mp4 .mov […]

Ubuntu 7.10 To Ditch Xserver 1.4

Following a developer meeting this week, the decision has been made to leave Xserver 1.4 out of 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon and then include it in Ubuntu 8.04, in what is currently another eight months away. Read about it at Phoronix

Setup Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse in Ubuntu

If you have a Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse here is the procedure to follow howto setup in ubuntu Read it at Ubuntugeek Quote: We need the MAC address (e.g. 00:00:00:00:00) of the mouse and keyboard.You can use KEYBOARD_ADDR and MOUSE_ADDR where you should find the addresses for the keyboard and mouse respectively. Press the button […]

A First Look at Oracle 11g database on Debian GNU/Linux

Seeing that Oracle 11g is out, and exclusively for Linux at this time, I decided to download it among the first and see and share with you what it's installation looks like. Read it at Linuxinsight.com Quote: I won't go into details with preparation tasks (stuff you need to do even before you launch the […]

Ubuntu Weekly News: Issue #53

In this issue we cover Celebratory Hug Day for GNOME, updates on compromised community servers and LoCo options, LinuxMCE Media Centre addon for Kubuntu, the Portuguese Team's effort to put FOSS in schools, and much much more. Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 53 for the week August12th – August 18th, 2007. In this […]

GSoC: Ubuntu Bootloader Manager 0.2

After all the great comments and suggestions, GSoC has been redesigning the UI to be more new-user (and old-user for that matter) friendly as well as adding new functionality. See it here

Adventures in Ubuntu: Installation and Connecting to Stuff

The lo-fi librarian blogs about how it is to start with Ubuntu The thoughts are written here Quote: Next I set up the printer connection. This was also surprisingly easy, the Linux Foundation web site has a section on printers, I simply selected the model and downloaded the recommended driver. After installing I was ready […]

Why Ubuntu became popular

In this blog entry Tristan Rhodes discuss some of the major advantages that Ubuntu has provided from day one. Read them here Quote: As far as I know, Ubuntu was the first Linux distribution to follow a regular release schedule. Ever since the first version of Ubuntu, Canonical has promised that a new version would […]

Virtual Machine Replication & Failover with VMWare Server & Debian Etch (4.0)

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions about how to create a highly available VMware Server environment on a Debian Etch system. Read the rest Quote: The system is based using components of “The High Availability Linux Project” , namely “DRBD” and “Heartbeat”.The free open-source edition of DRBD will only allow a 2-node active/passive environment, so this […]

How To Configure Apt Sources.List – For Complete Newbies

So you were playing with your Apt sources.list and somehow ruined it. No matter how hard you try you cannot get it back. Every time you try to install a package you get error messages. Now what? Read what to do at howtoforge

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