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Flock in Ubuntu with Firefox Plugins!

Flock is a web browser based on Firefox, which besides a look sort of different, many social networks are integrated. Read how to set it up here

Developer service for Ubuntu goes live

Canonical today released a new software development collaboration service for Ubuntu Linux developers. Read it at Tectonic Quote: Using PPA, developers can upload software packages to an account and participants can collaborate on it, according to Canonical. Each user gets up to 1GB of space to be used only for free software projects.

Damn Small Linux 4.1 RC3

Here is the third release candidate for Damn Small Linux 4.1 Read the announcement here Quote: Many, many programs, files, and their locations have changed to support the new user=name option and the new window manager support.

Debian 4.0 Server Guide

This guide will show you how to install a complete Debian Etch server. The initial install is specifically for people hosted with but the other parts of this guide are suitable for everyone. Read the rest here Quote: To keep things simple, you will create one root partition and one swap partition. First select […]

The Switch from Windows to Ubuntu

I recently took the plunge and have been using Ubuntu 7.10 on my home desktop for the past three weeks. I was somewhat content with Windows XP. Read about the experience here Quote: My Linux ExperienceI've played around with Linux on the desktop in the past in a dual-boot configuration. My two other devices/computers are […]

Howto Tweak Ubuntu

This tool is for ubuntu which makes it easy to change hidden system and desktop settings. Ubuntu Tweak is only for GNOME desktop environment. Read it here Quote: Ubuntu Tweak Features GNOME Session ControlShow/Hide and Change Splash screenShow/Hide desktop icons or Mounted Volumes.Show/Hide/Rename Computer, Home, Trash icon or Network iconUse Home Directory as DesktopCompiz Fusion […]

MEPIS 7: A Worthy Candidate

This blogger is writing another post on a MacBook 2GHz core duo 2 machine with 2GB RAM, in Firefox running on MEPIS 7’s RC1. Read it here Quote: So if you have a MacBook with a Boot Camp partition available, or a PC with a little room on it (10GB should be plenty for a […]

Howto Install Sofa Media Center in Ubuntu

Sofa is a media center aimed at easy usage, minimal configuration and total integration with the Gnome desktop environment and existing multimedia applications. Read it at Ubuntu Geek

Inspiron 6400 N-Series laptop with Ubuntu reviewed

To be fair to Dell at the outset, they are not pushing their Ubuntu machines as Windows replacements for computer illiterates. Read it here Quote: CONCLUSIONI used the Dell Ubuntu laptop for a couple of weeks and I have mixed feelings about it.Once I had it set up as I like it, it was a […]

GPRS via Bluetooth enabled phone on Ubuntu Linux

This is a small guide on how to connect to internet using a GPRS over a Bluetooth enabled Phone Read it in this blog

Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Release Dates

In addition to Ubuntu 6-months stable releases and the next version of ubuntu is 8.04 with Code Name “Hardy Heron” but this release will proudly wear the badge of Long Term Support Read the release date here Quote: Hardy Heron was announced on Wednesday(29th August 2007) on the blog of Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu community […]

APT-build — optimize your Debian!

Certainly most of the Linux users would like to have their systems fully optimized for their rigs but do not have the stamina or enough knowledge to play with the Gentoo installation paradigm. Read more here Quote: Let’s go to the next step and start optimizing our system. Our program makes use of deb-src entries […]

Installing FreeNX 0.7.1 on Ubuntu

In my own experience, FreeNX is more robust, stable, predictable, easier to customize and to debug than NoMachine’s closed binary components. Read the guide here Quote: I decided to use FreeNX instead of NoMachine’s own implementation due to the instability of the latter. Most of the times, I could not reconnect to my running sessions, […]

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Ubuntu 7.10)

This document describes how to install a mail server based on Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. Read the guide at howtoforge

Latest ATI Linux Driver Brings Support for Ubuntu 7.10

A new version of the ATI/AMD Linux display driver was released last night for both x86 and x86_64 platforms. This release is a bit special, as it includes support for Ubuntu 7.10. See the announcement Quote: Issues resolved in this release: • Launching a new terminal un RHEL5 32bit version no longer results in inconsistent […]

Installing Debian lenny/sid on Fujitsu Lifebook P7230

Why to use lenny/sid: I prefer to setup and maintain a minimal configuration for GUI and all other apps, and prefer a fast boot time. For desperate situations when I need extra features I boot Vista. Read it here

SAMBA Server For Small Workgroups With Ubuntu 7.10

This is a detailed description about setting up an Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 7.10) to act as file- and printserver for Windows(tm) workstations in small workgroups. Read it here Quote: This howto uses the tdb backend for SAMBA to store passwords and account information. This is suitable for workgroups for up to 250 users and […]

Ubuntu Customization Guide v2

Though this guide has been made to customize Ubuntu Gusty Gibbon but this can be used to Customize other OS which comes with Gnome 2.20 installed/optional Pimp your Ubuntu from here Quote: With Gusty Gibbon packed with latest tools and great support couple with new gGun Gnome 2.20, I was adamant to write another Customization […]

Windows XP Virtual Machine with VMware player on Ubuntu Gutsy

Linux is a good operating system but sometimes you could have the necessity of run a particular application that don’t work with wine and is only for Windows XP. Read what to do here Quote: WMware released its virtualization software for free (not opensource): VMware Server and VMware Player. WMware server could be more complicated […]

Installing Damn Small Linux as VirtualBox guest

Damn small linux is a tiny Linux. Because it uses very little resource, it is ideal for a virtual machine. Read what to do here Quote: Damn Small Linux uses a repository call MyDSL. I tried installing gcc1-with-libs.dsl and the kernelsource.dsl from mydsl. Unfortunately, the kernel source from the mydsl is a bit old. To […]

The emergence of governance in an open source community

With a multi-method study of one open source software community (Debian), we found that members developed a shared basis of formal authority, but limited it with democratic mechanisms that enabled experimentation with shifting conceptions of authority over time. Read the entire study (PDF) Quote: This research has been supported by the Stanford Center for Work, […]

Using Ruby On Rails With Apache2 On Debian Etch

This article shows how you can install Ruby on Rails (RoR) and integrate it in Apache2 on a Debian Etch system (including a short section at the end showing how to use RoR in a web site created with ISPConfig). Read it here Quote: Ruby on Rails is a web application framework which is rapidly […]

Every Macedonian Student to Use Ubuntu-Powered Computer Workstations

The Macedonia Ministry of Education and Science will deploy more than 180,000 workstations running Canonical’s Edubuntu 7.04 as part of its “Computer for Every Child” project. Read it here Quote: The Macedonia “Computer for Every Child” project is one of the largest known thin client and desktop Linux deployments ever undertaken. Half of elementary and […]

Vista and Kubuntu – easy installs, uneasy comparisons

Today I've finished installations of two very different operating systems, Vista and Kubuntu. Both are essentially trying to accomplish the same thing, which is to provide desktop users a satisfying and relatively seemless desktop computing experience. Read it at ITWire Quote: The point of all this is to say, despite the obvious deficiencies of Windows […]

Ubuntu server momentum builds toward ‘critical mass’

Normally, a CEO waxing positively about his own product is nothing new, but this year has been a roller coaster ride for Ubuntu and I can’t help but think this column is a harbinger of things to come for the OS. Read the comment at enterpriselinux Quote: The Ubuntu firehose is now open, but there […]

Misc development news

this mail is a simple cut&paste from where we try to collect small development news that should be known to all DD but that are not worth a dedicated mail to d-d-a Hi, this mail is a simple cut&paste from we try to collect small development news that should be known to allDD […]

Installing LAMP Server Using TASKEL (desktop edition)

This is to help people install LAMP(LINUX-APACHE-MYSQL-PHP) server in ubuntu(if u use the desktop edition,not for server edition).There are many ways in installing LAMP in a desktop edition. now lets see them. Enjoy at Ubuntugeek Quote: The second way to install is using TASKEL… a TASKEL is a software application tool that groups some packages […]

Intrusion Detection: Snort, Base, MySQL, and Apache2 On Ubuntu 7.10

In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure Snort (an intrusion detection system (IDS)) from source, BASE (Basic Analysis and Security Engine), MySQL, and Apache2 on Ubuntu 7.10 Read more at howtoforge

Yahoo! Webcam support in GNU/Debian Linux

To my utter surprise the GyachI version 1.1.0-1 debian (.deb) package for Ubuntu Dapper installed right away and is working fine. Read more here Quote: This Yahoo! client for Linux operating system supports almost all of the features you would expect to find on the official Windows Yahoo! client: Voice chat, webcams, faders, 'nicknames', audibles, […]

Review The New Debian Reference (v2) Draft

Osamu Aoki announced the new draft of the Debian Reference v2. The idea of new update-to-date Debian Reference was in the works for quite sometime now, kudos to Osamu for finally bringing out a draft. Read more here and go straight to the document here

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