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Geubuntu: When a Gnome marry Enlightenment

Geubuntu is designed to become a completely community based OS, with the goal of a better and perfect integration between E17 and Gnome using Ubuntu. Read more about this exiting distribution here Quote: Geubuntu completes the missing parts of the E17 Desktop Shell and WM with a certain number of tools and applications from the […]

How To Configure PXE (Network) Booting on Ubuntu For Network Based Installations

This tutorial takes it a step further and allows you to boot your machine from the network environment and select from a list of what you would like to install. Read more here Quote: This will take more work and should also be considered intermediate to advanced. Please read through the tutorial in its entirety […]

Ubuntu Open Week: Learn about Ubuntu Linux through online workshops

Canonical is set to release Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon on October 18th. The following week, the Ubuntu Community is hosting an Ubuntu Open Week See what happends here

Announcing the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 7.10

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the Release Candidate for version 7.10 of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Gobuntu, and Xubuntu The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the Release Candidate for version 7.10of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Gobuntu, and Xubuntu codenamed “Gutsy Gibbon”.The Release Candidate includes installable live Desktop CDs, server images,alternate text-mode installation CDs, and […]

Ubuntu vs. Debian, graphically explained

Beranger doesn't particularly like Ubuntu, and shows their relationshop in this graphic of the packages way through their systems. See it here

Ubuntu 7.10 Supports Install-Time Encryption

If you have wanted to encrypt your Ubuntu installation on your hard drive quickly and easily, with Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon” it's become even easier now that the alternate installer supports encrypting partitions. Read it at Phoronix Quote: The Ubuntu Wiki states: “Both the graphical and the alternate installer now support encrypting the hard disk.” […]

An In Depth Look at Compiz Fusion in Ubuntu

If you are wondering what Compiz by default means for you, this is what you want to read Read it here Quote: I found it particularly interesting to find out how the Ubuntu developers must have decided to include Compiz now. The next release is long-term-support, so if Compiz is not it Ubuntu 7.10 it […]

Bits from the DebianGis Team

The main goal of DebianGis has been since then making Debian the best GNU/Linux distribution oriented to serious Geographical Information Systems (GIS) users and applications Hi Debian fellows Long time has passed since the DebianGis manifesto [1] appeared on this list. During last DebConf 2007 in Edinburgh [2] we defined a few medium timegoals for […]

Why Ubuntu Linux Tops Debian

Unfortunately, what many of the geekier users to this day fail to wrap their minds around is that this “Windows thinking” they complain about is more or less about ease of use, versus “choice.” And I believe that this is why Ubuntu is, more than other Debian distributions, out-performing Debian proper. Read the arguments in […]

Run Photoshop with Ubuntu

The following instructions will help you to run Photoshop with you favorite Linux like Ubuntu Feisty / Gutsy, Fedora, Debian or OpenSUSE (actually it’s no matter what distribution you use). Read it here

How to setup file-sharings/FTP for machines by newbie in 5 minutes

Lacking of good GUI tool, it is often a headache for newbies to setup the FTP service to transfer files among windows/linux/mac machines. Here we introduce a new powerful GUI server/client tool for you to easily solve this problem. Read it at UbuntuGeek Quote: It will use the FTP tool called CrossFTP Server and CrossFTP […]

Screenshots: Dist-upgrade of Ubuntu ppc

I opted for an upgrade to Ubuntu 7.04 ppc via the internet with the help of the graphical tools found on the Ubuntu 6.10 ppc. After I updated the Ubuntu 6.10 ppc, I launched the Update Manager located at System Menu–>Administration. See what happened here

Shuttleworth on Ballmer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has once more claimed that Linux and open source violates Microsoft's intellectual property and patents. Canonical's CEO Mark Shuttleworth thinks Ballmer has it all wrong. Enjoy the show commented on LinuxWatch Quote: Shuttleworth added that another idea that Ballmer is trying to push in his statements is the assumption that open […]

10 Rocking Features in 10 Days – Countdown to Ubuntu 7.10

The Fridge starts the marketing roll for Ubuntu 7.10 and shows off it's new features starting Tuesday! Start heer Quote: So what is in store for you with 7.10? We’ll be looking at the following features: * Starting today, desktop search via Tracker and Deskbar * Improved usability for configuring the graphic environment, with features […]

DSL to fill the gaps

These Linux distributions come in really handy when you need a bunch of purpose-built software in one place Read it at Thinkdigit Quote: Let us put it this way—Damn Small Linux is pretty damn small as its name suggests, and it packs in loads of features despite its constraints. It is the geek’s Swiss Knife, […]

Canonical chases deal to ship Ubuntu server OS

Canonical Ltd., the company that supports Ubuntu Linux, is trying to work out a deal with hardware vendors such as Dell Inc. to make Ubuntu available preinstalled on servers. Read it here Quote: So far, Canonical has struck deals with small, white-label hardware vendors to ship Ubuntu Server Edition, said Gerry Carr, marketing manager. Another […]

How To Install Ubuntu Locally Over The Network

Ubuntu has netboot installers which are more than happy to go find a public repository mirror for you, but how about installing over the LAN using the contents of the CD as the repository? Read it here

Dell Preps for Next Linux Desktop Release

A major desktop Linux upgrade is set to be released on October 18. Michael Dell is expected to personally use it. And the PC giant will pre-load it on selected desktops and notebooks. Read the comment here Quote: So, what does that mean to Ubuntu resellers and customers? Quite a lot. Ubuntu moved from niche […]

Bits from the listmasters

Martin Zobel-Helas brings an update from the listmasters and the Debian world. —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 Hi everyone, As you might have already read from several posts on debian-devel ordebian-user, has a new spam filter setup. This wasdone during the listmaster@ + owner@bugs meeting in Essen, Germany.But to review everything in a single […]

Damn Small Linux 4.0 RC5

Robert Shingledecker has announced the fifth release candidate of Damn Small Linux 4.0. Read the cangelog here Quote: Change log for DSL v4.0rc5 * Updated murgaLua to v0.5.5* Updated netconfig.lua – support for .filetool.lst and defaults.* Updated frugal_grub install to prompt for MyDSL, boot options, and langauge options.* Added 'checkfs' option to grub menu for […]

Ubuntu 7.10 should make Dell happy

I have just upgraded my new Dell computer that came with Ubuntu 7.04 to the pre-release version of Ubuntu 7.10 (Beta). After a large download and subsequent reboot, this computer came up in much better shape than it was in 7.04. Read more in this blog Quote: Most notably, it detected the correct resolution and […]

Nginx HTTP Server + PHP5 (With fast-cgi And xcache) On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

This HowTo describes the implementation of Nginx with php5 support (through FastCGI). The fast-cgi process will be initiated via spawn-fcgi. Read it at Howtoforge Quote: What for? Nginx is a great replacement of Apache with very low memory footprint and contrary to Lighttpd, doesn't suffer from memory leak over time. You can then use all […]

The chicken or the egg: Ubuntu on

A few minutes ago, I went to The first thing I noticed was that releases is a symlink to mirror/ubuntu-releases/. Read it here Quote: Incidentally, is hosted by Red Hat, Inc., whereas is hosted by Umea University, Sweden, but is this a reason for GNOME to mirror Ubuntu, Ubuntu, and Ubuntu only, […]

Kubuntu: Nothing much has changed in 2 years

If you're reading this on Kubuntu, then I honestly feel sorry for you. It's not that I hate KDE (in fact, I love it, even v3.5), it's just how badly misused it is in Kubuntu. Read the more detailed arguments here Quote: I booted into a system running KDE, KDE apps, and nothing but KDE […]

How to upgrade Ubuntu from Feisty Fawn to Gutsy Gibbon

Upgrading to Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon is painless. You only need to press “Alt-F2″ from the desktop to launch the “Run Application” dialog, and type “gksu update-manager -c”. But you should read the entire blog post here Quote: Note that Gutsy Gibbon upgrades will only be available on or after 18 October 2007, so stay tuned!

Ubuntu on a USB stick with XPS 720

This blogger fixes his GRUB on Vista – and works on getting Ubuntu on a USB stick. Read it here Quote: Remember I thought that Vista would not play well with other operating systems? Oh, yeah that. My system could not boot off of the hard disk anymore. This is how you can uninstall GRUB […]

Dual Boot Ubuntu 7.04 and Windows XP

Making a dual boot of Ubuntu with Windows XP on your PC is ridiculously easy. I'll describe the steps for the installation and also what you should do post-install to give you a more usable system. Read the blog about it here

How to Upgrade from Etch to Lenny

Upgrading to a newer version of Debian is actually relatively simple and for the most part, can be done in very short time with just a few quick steps. Read it at PendriveLinux Quote: So if you have Debian Linux installed on your PC and are eager to try out Lenny, go grab yourself a […]

Clean up your Ubuntu with deborphan

If you want to clean up your Ubuntu or Debian machine and delete unnecessary (orphaned) deb packages you can use utility deborphan. Read about it here Quote: It finds packages that have no packages depending on them. The default operation is to search only within the libs and oldlibs sections to hunt down unused libraries.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #60

In this issue we cover the freeze of the Gutsy archive, a Gutsy countdown script for websites, Philipp Kern joining the MOTU Team, the release of UbuntuBolivia by the Bolivian LoCo Team, Ubuntu Forums interviews, and, as always, much much more! Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #60 for the weekSeptember 30th – October […]

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