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Configure Local and Remote System Logging : Ubuntu

Here's how to create a linux machine that has a logging system which keeps track of what everything is doing. Read it here Quote: Anytime you authorize with sudo it gets logged. Anytime you (or someone else) connects via ssh it gets logged.

RAID5 + dm-crypt + LVM + ext3 Debian install and benchmarks

No, neither the software RAID5, nor the dm-crypt layer nor LVM cause any measurable performance degradation whatsoever (from my subjective feeling). Read more here Quote: Power consumption is rather high (partly due to the mainboard and CPU, but also because of the disks + fans) and the system is pretty loud, which both sucks on […]

New Linux news site

Former LXer editor-in-Chief Don Parris launches Free Software News site – website and office powered by Free Software. Read the announcement here or visit the site at

Has Ubuntu clinched the desktop Linux market?

Some feel there are too many Linux distributions, and in the server area I disagree, since the distros are basically compatible. But in the desktop space things may be different. Read it here Quote: And increasingly I’m seeing desktop Linux coalesce around Ubuntu. Dell now sells Ubuntu. Acer is selling it in Singapore. No other […]

Final call for votes for "GR: Endorse the concept of Debian Maintainers"

A couple of days before the end of the vote, we have 305 valid votes from 288 unique voters (out of a total of 1035). Hi, A couple of days before the end of the vote, we have 305 valid votes from 288 unique voters (out of a total of 1035). manoj Voting period starts […]

Bits from the DPL: FTP assistants, DM, APT, sharing patches

Sam Hocevar gives an update on these items from the DPL's seat. Hello fellow developers! It's been some time since my last bits. But rejoice: there is so muchto say that I will certainly miss a lot of things and have to do anothere-mail within a short time. I am going to give my opinion […]

A fast way to install ATI and NVIDIA drivers in Ubuntu

One of the first questions Linux users often ask, after installing their distro of choice, is “How do I install Nvidia drivers?” Although the process has been hit and miss in the past, one of the best solutions that I have come across is Envy for the Ubuntu distribution. The process is breathtakingly easy and […]

MEPIS Begins a Return to Debian With Version 6.9.51prebeta

SimplyMEPIS 6.9.51prebeta is a preview of upcoming SimplyMEPIS 7. It is available from the MEPIS subscriber site and the MEPIS public mirrors. Read it at Quote: MEPIS has discontinued using Ubuntu binary packages in favor of a combination of MEPIS packaged binaries based on Debian and Ubuntu source code which is combined with a […]

Installing Ubuntu on a Macbook : Tutorial (beta)

This tutorial has been a long time in the making and it isn’t completely done, but I wanted to release it for some suggestions, comments and cleanup. Start here Quote: I set out to write a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for installing Ubuntu. It basically starts from taking the Macbook out of the box to configuring […]

Ubuntu: A short level-headed introduction for new users

In this article I’m going to try to detail a little bit more about Ubuntu in a clear minded fashion that other articles might not give you. Ubuntu is a popular name right now, and because of that there is a lot of hype and a lot of misunderstanding about it, particularly for new users. […]

Howto upgrade kernel(2.6.22-9-generic) in Ubuntu 7.04

Currently Feisty Fawn users (7.04) using the generic kernel (which is 2.6.20-16-generic). This tutorial will explain howto upgrade you to kernel version 2.6.22-9-generic(as of 31JUL07). Read it at Ubuntugeek

The Ultimate Ubuntu Customization Guide

So this guide wll be focusing on customizing the Ubuntu to much similar looking Vista and OSX Leapord. Read it here Quote: Open Source has always been 1 step ahead of Windows/OSX as its Open for all and its free .when Gaming is not taken into consideration. There are many OS in Open Source World […]

The Ubuntu buzz

There have been a lot of positive things going on in the Ubuntu space, but there has been at least one change where a Ubuntu consumer has returned to good old Debian – one of the first adopters, SimplyMEPIS. Read the blogging thoughts here

Ubuntu Vs. Mac: Which Is The Better Alternative To Microsoft Windows?

If you're a Vista-wary Windows user who would rather switch than fight, should you move to a Linux distro or Apple's OS X? We asked a Mac fan and a Linux advocate to lead a guided tour of each OS. Read about it at informationweek Quote: Linux gives you freedom on many levels: the freedom […]

Converting Debian packages from dpatch to quilt

I've been using quilt a lot at work recently (in a non-Debian environment), and I've been enjoying it very much. So much that I've decided to convert my Debian packages to it, from dpatch. Read how to do it here

Rosario, Argentina, uses Debian GNU/Linux for its free municipal Wi-Fi

They have used “Free Software exclusively” in Rosario's Wi-Fi roll-out, “from the access points to the main head-end router – including Debian. “Since week the coastal city of Rosario [0], home to about a million Argentinians, is among the growing club of cities with free municipal Wi-Fi access. [1]” “While Buenos Aires is Argentina's largest […]

Installation of Recommends by default on October 1st

We, the APT Development Team, will change apt to install recommended packages by default on October 1st. Dear Friends, As you may be aware of, the latest version of apt in unstable andtesting supports installing of recommends by default now. This featureis currently turned off because there are some “Recommends” in thearchive that should really […]

Acer: 'No UK demand' for Linux laptops

The Acer Aspire 5710Z has gone on sale in Singapore pre-loaded with Ubuntu Linux instead of Windows. Read it at ZDNet Quote: The only other major manufacturer to include Linux-based systems in its lineup is Dell, which has been offering such systems solely in the US since May. Last week a spokesperson for Dell said […]

Windows vs. Linux: CIO John Halamka Tests Ubuntu

As CIO of a health-care organization and affiliated medical school with 40,000 employees and 9 million patient records, Halamka has to be sure that the computers in the hospital, its administrative offices and medical school are secure, stable and easy to use. Read his take on Ubuntu. It's at Quote: Needless to say, Halamka […]

Adult OLPC OS: Red Hat Global Desktop or Ubuntu Mobile?

The Sugar UI is designed for children, I wonder what adult operating system OLPC might bundle with the XO Read the thoughts/comments Quote: “Optimized for MIDs based on Intel's low power processors and chipsets, Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded edition is expected to deliver fast boot and resume times, and reside in a small memory and […]

In-vehicle Debian system assists first responders

The GPS-equipped VR2000 can serve as an application host, IP router, and vehicle locater in a wide range of mobile data, vehicle tracking, and in-vehicle communications and networking applications Read about the thingy at Linux-Devices Quote: The device's embedded operating system is based on a customized Debian ARM version 2.6 Linux kernel, according to Thorcom. […]

DSL v4.0 alpha2

Alpha 2 of Damn Small Linux 4.0 has arrived. Read the announcement and changelog Quote: Change log for DSL v4.0 Alpha2 * Fixed bug reported upon shutdown – cleanup now working.* Added more associations for dfm.* Updated exit.lua to support swm “exit to prompt”.* Fixed bug with dfm when booted “legacy”.* Added .mtoolsrc mtools_skip_check=1* Cut […]

Monitoring Ubuntu Services Using Monit

Monit is a utility for managing and monitoring, processes, files, directories and devices on a UNIX system. Monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful causal actions in error situations. Read it here

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