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Slim Down and Speed Up Ubuntu

Using a little bit of know-how, a willingness to run a few terminal commands and a mind for efficiency, you can get every last bit of power from your Linux box, or get more life from an older system. Read on for a roundup of ways to slim down and speed up Linux that any […]

Debian Edu Skolelinux 3.0 Terra updated to 3.0r1

The 3.0r1 point release of Debian Edu / Skolelinux is a maintenance update. It's including more than 40 bug fixes and security updates that came to our attentention after the 3.0r0 release. It is based on Debian etch 4.0r1. A link to download locations is available at the end of this announcement. Read it at […]

DSL 4.1. review

TechieMoe is curious to see what improvements have been made over the last couple of versions, and whether or not he can justify carrying around a wallet-sized CD-R of it again. Read it here Quote: DSL is usually my first choice for old computers, since it has a very small footprint and offers most of […]

Running Windows inside your Ubuntu 7.10 installation

Now ,If you want to run Windows application on your Ubuntu installation there are two options available: You can use a virtualization software or you might use a application layer called wine Read some examples and how to do it here Quote: For people making jump from Windows to Linux the biggest problem is adjusting […]

Install FFMPEG on Debian Etch

While many Linux programs can be happily installed from either a pre-compiled package, or downloading source and compiling yourself, this isn't necessarily the case with FFMPEG. It's found at slashdot Quote: The greater the number, the exponential increase in installation difficulty. My main need was for FFMPEG to accept a wide range of input formats, […]

5 ways to help new Ubuntu users

However, there are a few things that experienced Ubuntu users can do to help foster Ubuntu’s growth. Read it here Quote: Switching to a new Operating System can be confusing at best and downright frustrating at worst. Ubuntu has done a wonderful job of shaking the belief that Linux is for hard-core geeks and techie […]

Top Best 50 Ubuntu Opensource Applications For Design And Developing

This list hopes to help to choose the right software, and here follows what I think is the best Ubuntu software for designers and developers. Read it in this massive blog post Quote: Ubuntu (and its variants Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Fluxbuntu) have made Linux more accessible to the big public, as it has brought both […]

Ubuntu 7.10 takes on Mac OS X Leopard for the OS of the Year

Today we have a technological cage match involving two operating systems, both UNIX- based, both mature, both with passionate detractors and even more passionate defenders, and both released just a week apart. Read the reviews at Linux-mag Quote: So does Leopard eat up Ubuntu? Or does Ubuntu trounce Leopard? It depends on your needs. If […]

Integrating Ubuntu with a Windows-based network is harder than it should be

Over the past few weeks I've been trying to use Ubuntu Gutsy on my desktop PC in a Windows-based office, and whilst most things work just fine, it's far from the seamless integration I was hoping for. Read what happened here Quote: Installing Ubuntu Gutsy was easy, but getting it to play with the Windows […]

An Introduction to Ubuntu

Techsoup have a massive introduction to and about Ubuntu as well as comparing it to Windows and OS X. Read it all here Quote: A free, stable, and secure operating system that you can try out risk-free? Open-source operating system Ubuntu comes at a tempting price and offers many of the advantages of popular commercial […]

Configure Linux (Ubuntu)

Its all about control, and Linux gives you as much control as you can handle. The configuration tools in Ubuntu Linux provide a full range of customization choices. Some are cosmetic, of course, but others dig deep into system settings. Read it at PCmag Quote: As with so much in Linux, the key is finding […]

Installing gOS on Ubuntu

The title says it all – this howto was found at the unofficial gOS forums. Well, here it is Quote: Open your sources.list Ubuntu Code: Select allgksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.listKubuntu Code: Select allkdesu kate /etc/apt/sources.listXubuntu Code: Select allgksu mousepad /etc/apt/sources.listEnter these lines……

Moving From Mac to Ubuntu

tried to install Ubuntu 7.10 on my PowerBook G4 as a test. Sadly this didn’t work out very well. After a bit of messing around, I got it to install; however, it had some random problems Read the complete story here Quote: Now, however, Linux just works (in so much as Mac and Windows “just […]

The World Series of Linux: Round 1

So we decided to take a look at some of the best-known Linux desktops available and ask one overriding question: Put to the test of usability in a standard office environment, which is the best Linux desktop in the world? Read more at …the inaugural edition of CMP Channel's The World Series of Linux Quote: […]

eeeXubuntu: Ubuntu for the Asus EeePC

In what seems like an eternity an enterprising soul has taken on the task of customizing Ubuntu (or more specifically Xubuntu) for use on the EeePC. Read the discovery here and the source on this wiki Quote: eeeXubuntu is a custom version of the Xubuntu 7.10 Live CD with fully-integrated hardware support, including native wireless […]

How to put IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu

I’ve been a user of the excellent IntelliJ Java IDE for 4 years on Windows. Even though the official Linux support by JetBrains is only for RedHat, you can also install IntelliJ fairly easily on Ubuntu. Read what to do here Quote: 1) Get Java Install the Java 6 JDK, which IDEA itself needs to […]

Setting Up ProFTPd + TLS On Debian Etch

FTP is a very insecure protocol because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure. Read it here

Ubuntu Gutsy – Nginx config layout

Assuming you have installed Nginx via the Aptitude package manager, we can now have a look at what the install, um, installed. Read how to set it up here

Ubuntu / Debian Linux: Services Configuration Tool to Start / Stop System Servic

Your Debian / Ubuntu Linux box security depends upon access to system services (one of many aspects). However, if you do not need use a service, you should always turn off all unused services to avoid exploits. Read more about it here Quote: Under Red hat and Centos Linux you can use chkconfig command (ntsysv […]

Get Veoh Player Working in Ubuntu

I found that the Veoh Player actually CAN work on Ubuntu, with the help of the infinitely compatible Wine. But to call that trivial would be a little on the light-hearted side, and entertainment is a serious business. So, I decided, it is time for a little guide. Read the many things to do here […]

Nagios Network Monitoring System Setup in Ubuntu

Nagios is a host and service monitor designed to inform you of network problems before your clients, end-users or managers do. Get it on Ubuntu here Quote: It has been designed to run under the Linux operating system, but works fine under most *NIX variants as well. The monitoring daemon runs intermittent checks on hosts […]

Eight features you didn’t know about in Ubuntu

I tried to pick some features that I have not seen mentioned before – these are some of the things that change my everyday use of the computer, so I feel they are worth mentioning. Read it here Quote: Ubuntu has caused GNU/Linux based operating systems to have many reviews recently, most concentrating on the […]

Tips and Tricks for Linux Admins: Volatile Debian

On today's menu we are serving up Debian going all volatile, the lowdown on cdrkit usurping cdrtools, and a simple way to use iptables rules to foil brute-force password attacks. Get the tips from here Quote: New to me, anyway, though they've been around for a couple of years, and those are the sarge-volatile and […]

Hotwire – graphical terminal for Ubuntu

Hotwire is a graphical shell intended to replace the interactive command execution portion of a typical Unix shell. Read more here Quote: It includes much of the functionality found in the combination of a terminal emulator, a shell, and core utilities like ls and grep.

HowTo: VMware 2.6.22.x kernel – Debian Lenny

Problem with VMware is that, they release their product, and if you're on any “newer” kernel, please note, not latest testing or development branch, but official stable kernel is not supported. Read here how to get it working Quote: I tried (literally) 1000 “combinations”, from different vmware-any-any patch versions, to different compiling methods, to make-vmpkg […]

Damn Small Linux 4.2 RC1

Robert Shingledecker has announced the first release candidate for Damn Small Linux 4.2 Read the changelog: Quote: Change log for v4.2RC1 * New mtpaint replaces xpaint.* New folder for better support of Visual Styles for JWM .jwmrc-theme and downloadable themes.* New setTheme.lua, drag-n-drop or double click application style.* New folder for better support of backgrounds, […]

How To Install Picasa 2.7 on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

This HOWTO shows how you can install Picasa 2.7 Beta on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. Read it here Quote: Google has released Picasa 2.7 Beta for Linux. This release features include upload to Picasa Web Albums, save edits to disk, folder hierarchy views, improvements to Import, better RAW support and many other enhancements.

Debian Miniconf 7 at 2008 in Melbourne, Australia

This is a call for participation in the seventh annual Debian Miniconfwhich will be part of the (LCA) 2008 conference run byLinux Australia in Melbourne, Australia in January. This is a call for participation in the seventh annual Debian Miniconfwhich will be part of the (LCA) 2008 conference run byLinux Australia in Melbourne, […]

Ubuntu, Linux, Users, Bugs

Carla Schroder: ” apologize for going off on a half-baked rant at Ubuntu. Ubuntu is not perfect, but these kinds of flames generate more heat than light. I know better, and I’m sorry. What I wish I had done was post something like this.” Read it here Quote: There were a number of informative responses […]

Ubuntu on the Asus Eee PC: Part 1

I’ve been combing over various guides and instructions online for installing Ubuntu on the Asus Eee PC, and I ran into a few kinks along the way since I don’t have a USB CD-ROM to install from and opted for a USB flash drive instead. Read it here

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