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Dell and Ubuntu: Still in the Closet

Dell and Microsoft are still together, but Dell likes to hop in bed with Ubuntu occasionally. Of course, Ubuntu gets the short end of the stick because Dell is only leading them on. Read it here Quote: I had expected Ubuntu to simply be an option on the usual selection of desktops. This navigational hardship […]

Configure Startup Programs In Ubuntu

For those of you using a Linux OS, you might have wanted to start a particular program or application at start up – when you login. Windows has a StartUp folder, and placing a shortcut there does the job. What about Linux? Read it at Tipsosaurus Quote: This is something I have done on my […]

Make Windows XP Looks Like Ubuntu

People like to modify their OS for self satisfaction. Here are the ways Ubuntu fans can get the Ubuntu mood in their Windows XP based desktop. It is absolutely brilliant! Quote: The transformation that depends on Visual Style, wallpaper, cursor, and fonts only is not good enough isn’t it? Now, it’s time for the icons […]

Debian on Dell Inspiron 640m

At the beginning of July I ordered the Dell Inspiron 640m Notebook. This article describes the installation of Debian Linux on this hardware. Besides that, a short review of all parts is given. Read about the experience here Quote: Installing Debian TestingI downloaded an image of Debian Testing and burned it on a CD. After […]

CompizFusion: Updated guide for Ubuntu 7.04

This guide is about as “official” as a 3rd party how-to can get. Amaranth is the Compiz Developer and Maintainer for Ubuntu. Read it at FOSSwire Quote: Use this guide if:1. You are installing CompizFusion for the first time2. If you are having trouble with other 3rd party sources3. You just want to try something […]

Using Ubuntu on the Desktop

This chapter is excerpted from the Second Edition of The Official Ubuntu Book, authored by Benjamin Mako Hill and Jono Bacon, with Ivan Krstic, David Murphy, Jonathan Jesse, Peter Savage and Corey Burger The chapter is here Quote: With Ubuntu installed and ready to rock, it's time to get started using your new desktop. The […]

Life with Ubuntu on Acer Aspire 5052AWXMi

Well i decided to set myself the little task of setting up a laptop to run Linux for myself to take around. This website will list all of the stages i went through to get it working. Follow the experience here Quote: So now you have received your laptop its time for the hands on […]

Hands on: Tips and tricks for Ubuntu

WhatPC have provided a bunch of tips and tricks for Ubuntu Feisty Fawn. Read them here Quote: However, the maintainers of Kubuntu often update several KDE applications, including the desktop release itself, in separate, semi-official repositories. If you configure your system to use these repositories, you can install the updates on Ubuntu or Kubuntu as […]

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Etch

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Debian Etch server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support. Read it at Howtoforge

Install the LAMP stack with 3 commands!

For this article, I’ll assume that you already have Ubuntu installed – and then have a go at installing LAMP Read it at Ubuntugeek Quote: What do those commands do? Well, the first one installs all of the packages needed. The second one uses sed to remove the semicolon (which denotes a comment) from the […]

Java on Ubuntu in 50 easy steps

This blog takes a slightly different look at the installation process for Ubuntu and Debian – and is then happy, happy. Read it here Quote: At first look, I found it hard to believe that you need to go through so many steps in order to install the java runtime on Ubuntu (probably since it’s […]

A sign of Red Hat and Ubuntu competition to come?

The article describes a small telco in Australia that recently dropped Red Hat for some of its servers in favor of Ubuntu. The article stresses that the decision wasn't about cost. Read the comment here Quote: But what happens when Linux “just works.” All the time? Does the very stability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux […]

Debian: 75 minutes to close a security bug.

This is how to find, report, correct and enjoy the fruits of Debian! “At August 8th, 11:04am (GMT, or Greenwich Time), Debian [5] developerErich Schubert reported about a bug [1] in Serendipity [2]. According to his blog, it took him 10 minutes to close it, and hereported it to the guys over at Serendipity. And […]

Dell now offering Ubuntu in the European market

Dell recently surprised market analysts by offering Ubuntu Linux powered machines in the US market. The company has now launched one desktop PC and a laptop preinstalled with the open-source OS in Europe. Read about it here

Ubuntu on Suns UltraSPARC

Mark Murphy: “We certify Ubuntu on the SPARC architecture as we believe it is at the forefront of what's possible in processing…” Read it in this article about Sun Quote: The UltraSPARC T2 is the industry's first processor to bring together the key functions of multiple systems-virtualization, processing, networking, security, floating point units and accelerated […]

Ubuntu The New Linux Standard (desktop) – Or Just Wishful Thinking?

When Dell, after exhaustively researching this topic, concluded that it would concentrate on Ubuntu on the desktop, you had one of the most powerful companies in the PC market vote for a winner. Read the full comment Quote: The opportunity for Linux has never been greater. Windows XP is aging and Windows Vista demand appears […]

Ubuntu Tribe 4 released

Tribe 4 is the fourth in a series of milestone CD images that will bereleased throughout the Gutsy development cycle. Plus a review of the thing! Here's the announcement Quote: Pre-releases of Gutsy are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stablesystem or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, evenfrequent breakage. They are, however, […]

MEPIS KDE 4 Beta 1 Live DVD

Warren Woodford of MEPIS has built KDE4-Beta1 Live DVDs to verify the compatibility of KDE 4 with SimplyMEPIS 7.x. Read it announced Quote: KDE 4 Beta 1 is a very early release and is meant for developers, testers, and reviewers. Warren recommends “The release is sluggish, be patient when clicking to launch something. If you […]

Multisite CVS Drupal Installation on Ubuntu

This howto shows you how to do a multi-site Drupal install on Ubuntu. It also covers how to layout your directories for ease of maintenance, and how to ensure that you can update Drupal easily from CVS Read it at howtoforge Quote: Why go to all this bother? Why not just install Drupal using sudo […]

Howto Set Flickr images as Ubuntu desktop wallpaper

Webilder delivers stunning wallpapers to your Linux desktop, directly from Flickr and Webshots. Read it at Onlyubuntu Quote: Install Webilder in Ubuntu First you need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following source list which is suitable for you save the file and exit

Rebuilding the whole Debian archive using the Open64 compiler

I got bored recently, so I rebuilt the whole Debian archive on one of my machines. To make this not a completely useless excercise, I used the Open64 compiler instead of gcc and created build logs for your perusal. Read it here Quote: I think you need gcc-3.4 (gcc 4.x is not yet supported), and […]

Howto Install artwiz fonts in Ubuntu

The artwiz fonts are a set of small futuristic fonts for x11, created by Artwiz,TigerT,and Daniel Erat.These fonts are most popular with openbox/fluxbox users. Read it here

Telco Dumps Red Hat for Ubuntu

Australian mobile service provider has replaced its Red Hat enterprise distribution with Ubuntu Linux, claims no downtime in eight months. Read it at PCWorld Quote: “I can't give user numbers because of the contract, but there are thousands of simultaneous sessions,” he said. “We interface with carrier-grade equipment and are under SLAs that require 99.999 […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #51

In this issue we cover job opportunities at Canonical, potential system issues caused by Automatix, the upcoming fourth alpha release of Gutsy Gibbon, coverage of the US Lo“Co Teams Project and meetup, and much much more. Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #51 for the week July29th – August 4th, 2007. In this issue […]

Howto Turn Off Auto-Play of CDs,DVDs and iPods in Ubuntu

Ubuntu automatically starts playing audio or video discs when you insert them into CD/DVD drive.If you want to turnoff this use the following tip. It's at the blog at Only Ubuntu

Mixing repositories in Debian

For some packages I use the unstable (Sid) repository , simply to get the latest available version for Debian. Read here how to do it Quote: To do this I have added the Sid repositories to my sources.list and created an apt.conf to make sure that the Testing (Lenny) repository is set as default.

Backwards through Debian into the eye

I've got a computer with a currently unsupported PATA controller (Marvell 6121), which means no DVD/CD installation methods work, since the DVD/CD drives can't be detected by the Linux kernel. Read the short description of how to install Debian Quote: So I took the Debian installer for Windows, and installed a Debian image for installation […]

Open Source and Microsoft Free – use ubuntu

I have now been Microsoft-Free at work for about 7 weeks. I have also found solutions for almost all of the initial hurdles I encountered in the first week. Read it here Quote: Before all of the Microsoft defenders start slamming me, let me put my disclaimers out. My goal of this article is to […]

Matthew Garrett looks at automatix

A while ago, the Ubuntu Technical Board were asked to take a look at Automatix, and here are Matthews initial conclusions. Read them in his blog Quote: In its current form Automatix is unsupportable, and a mechanism forflagging bugs from machines with Automatix installed may provide avaluable aid for determining whether issues are due to […]

Windows vs Ubuntu – why switch?

I now run Ubuntu Desktop Linux on my home PC, with virtually no effort required to run it – as these things should be. Read the blog here Quote: My work PCs have always run MS Windows. Currently it’s Windows XP, and gives me hassle most days. I don’t want to write reams of prose […]

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