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Ubuntu Linux on a Handheld / Mobile Device

Ubuntu’s latest release, Gutsy Gibbon, now includes support for the embedded and mobile spaces with the Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded (UME) project. Read more about it here Quote: Get to know the UME project, and find out how to get started. The primary objective of this tutorial is to get you quickly acquainted with the […]

Virtualization Made Easy In Ubuntu 8.04

One of the features that was introduced a year ago into Ubuntu 7.04 “Feisty Fawn” was support for KVM, which is the Kernel-based Virtual Machine. However, in Ubuntu 8.04 this has all changed for the better now that virt-manager and libvirt are available from the main Ubuntu repository. Read more here Quote: While Ubuntu 8.04 […]

Vault Operating System V1.0 … DSL Linux?

As soon as I realized what was going on with the Compact Flash Adapter (128 mb card), I tried to install and run Damn Small Linux from a subdirectory on the Flash card with the default 8 megs of RAM Read it here Quote: Results were incredible. I had 32 bit protected mode environment running […]

French police deal blow to Microsoft

The French paramilitary police force said Wednesday it is ditching Microsoft for the free Ubuntu operating system, becoming one of the biggest administrations in the world to make the break. Here's the story Quote: The gendarmerie's 70,000 desktops currently use Microsoft's Windows XP operating system. But these will progressively change over to the Linux system […]

The Creative Zen and Ubuntu

did some investigation ahead of the purchase and found out it should work well with Gnomad2. As this is my first MP3-player which is not a generic USB mass storage unit things are not straight foreward. See the guide for yourself!

Debian Multimedia Howto

The purpose of this article is to talk about what I do to get Debian GNU/Linux up and running and the tricks I have learned along the way to make it easier Read it here Quote: Most of the modifications that I will discuss involve overcoming one of the major obstacles that people have with […]

chroot environment on debian

That is why we want to build a chrooted ambience, to protect our system from attackers. The attacker won’t gain root access, if there is no such user. Get the guide here

Experiments with Debian Live

Debian Live scripts help us create 100% “official” Debian systems as “Live CD’s” . This is the procedure involved if you want to create one yourself. Try it here

Remote desktop to Ubuntu 7.10 from Windows

When running an Ubuntu machine or server that makes use of a proper GUI, it may be easier for someone to remote desktop to that machine instead of using a secure shell application such as putty. Read it in this blog Quote: This can be achieved very easily using Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) and a […]

Blogbeebe on Simply Mepis 7

This is the first time I've ever booted Mepis, and the experience has been quite positive. As usual I haven't devoted a lot of time checking every feature. Read it in his blog here Quote: Again, this is certainly no exhaustive test. But as a simple kick-the-tires type of test it shows the Simply Mepis […]

Review: SimplyMepis 7.0

I've heard a lot of talk about Mepis lately, especially with its fan base being nearly as outspoken and zealous as those in the Ubuntu community, yet I've never really tried it before. Read the review here Quote: Overall, SimplyMepis 7 is a very good distribution for new users. Aside from the few problems I […]

"Real-time" Linux tools ported to Ubuntu

Real-time multi-core x86 Linux specialist Concurrent has ported its development tool suite to Ubuntu development hosts. Get the full story at LinuxDevices

Why don't corporates love Debian?

The Debian GNU/Linux project needs more support – men, money and machines. But, apart from HP, big corporates don't offer the project much. Read it here Quote: HP uses Debian in embedded systems while Asus' eePC, which has been a great success, is using a Debian derivative (Xandros) as its operating system. Sears in the […]

dpatch – just superb! (a short How to)

As I had mentioned in this post about the top gear packaging activity that is going on for a few Science tools (more specifically Electronics), one review point that the packager comes across instantly is that “Do not change upstream code”. Read it in this blog

Introducing security hardening features for Lenny

Some maintainers have already pro-actively enabled these features,e.g. in the sendmail and openssh packages, but we're heading forfull archive coverage now. —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 The Debian archive is the biggest of all distributions and althoughthere's security support for all security issues being found, there'sstill room for improvement and a need for increased resilience […]

HowTo: Secure your Ubuntu Apache Web Server

This article will show you how to make your Apache web server more secure from an attack by effectively using Access control and authentication strategies. Read the story here Quote: All the examples below assumes that you are using Ubuntu 7.10 with a basic Apache configuration setup. However, these examples will help any user running […]

Open Enterprise Interview: Jono Bacon

Ubuntu has rapidly established itself as the leading GNU/Linux distribution on the desktop, not least through its work with Dell. One of the key members of staff is Jono Bacon, Canonical's Ubuntu Community Manager. Read it here Quote: GM: You were active in the free software world for many years; what has surprised you most […]

Backing up in Ubuntu is Finally Made Simple

Here's a step-by-step walkthrough of installing TimeVault, tailored to Ubuntu Linux (but will work on any platform, especially those that are debian-based): Read it here Quote: While it's always been possible to use tools such as cron and rsync to backup files in Linux, there has never previously been an easy-to-use program that end-users and […]

How To Install Drupal 5.6 On Debian Etch With ISPConfig

Drupal is a PHP based CMS (Content Management System) with great community support and a huge amount of modules. For more info visit Drupal.org. Drupal can be installed as a single site or it can be installed as a multisite. Read it here

Installing Debian on an iBook

MacOS X is shiny, elegant and all, but it is excruciatingly slow on the iBook. Dog slow. Slow as molasses. It is barely usable. ….So I decided to install Debian Etch on this iBook. Read the story here Quote: The problems: hotkeys were not recognised, and the wi-fi was not working. The first was easy […]

Zepto Znote 3215W with Debian Testing/lenny

As my old Asus M2N laptop got older and older, and for some reason slower and slower, I decided to buy a new one. I ended up gettinng a Zepto Znote 3215W with a few customisations. Read how it went here Quote: Most parts of the laptop work immediately with little or no manual configuration […]

Ubuntu's Buggy Support for non-ext3fs Partitions

For the past several months, our support forums have been plagued on and off with a number of weird and inexplicable failed attempts at installing Ubuntu by many users. Ubuntu (ever since version 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog) will not install properly on a filesystem other than ext2fs or ext3fs. Read about it in this post Quote: […]

Flash and Java on 64bit Ubuntu and Kubuntu

There exists no official flash package available for the 64bit architecture with Ubuntu and Kubuntu. If you click the add plugin button when visiting a page with flash, you are taken to the official Flash site and will soon notice that there are no available 64bit downloads here either. Read what to do here Quote: […]

Next Debian release by year-end… maybe

The next release of Debian GNU/Linux, Lenny, is expected to take place before the end of 2008, senior developer Martin Krafft told a miniconference on the distribution at the Australian national Linux conference today ITWire covers the story: Quote: Outlining the existing state of the project and looking forward to expected developments this year, Krafft […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #75

In this issue we cover the upcoming Alpha 4 freeze, the release of 6.06.2 LTS, MOTU Council elections, an Ubuntu Demo Day in Swindon, UK, upcoming Hug Day, Full Circle Magazine #9, the Launchpad logo competition, and, as always, much much more! Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 75 for the weeksJanuary 20th – […]

preparing sid/lenny to build with GCC-4.3

The results of these test rebuilds look promising so we will make GCC-4.3 the default compiler for at least these architectures with good testresults soon after the creation of the GCC-4.3 release branch. —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 preparing sid/lenny to build with GCC-4.3 (0-day NMUs)====================================================== Over the last year many test rebuilds of the […]

Tweaking Hidden Ubuntu Settings With Ubuntu Tweak

Ubuntu Tweak is a tool that lets you change hidden Ubuntu settings, for example: hide or change the splash screen, show or hide the Computer, Home, Trash, and Network icons, change Metacity, Nautilus, power management, and security settings, etc. Read it at HowtoForge

Install Solaris (SNV78) DomU at Ubuntu 7.10

Target on this posting is to give step by step instructionfor Xen 3.1 SNV78 DomU install at Ubuntu 7.10 Dom0 (x86_64)utilizing “pygrub” as advised in OpenSolaris manual Read the description here Quote: Actually , it brings all stuff together and makes procedurereproducable for any person regardless of his IT experience.I also have to mention , […]

Why Changing the Name of the Ubuntu Distros is a Bad Idea

Recently there have been several posts on different blogs about changing the name of Ubuntu and it's derivatives Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Edubuntu to things like Ubuntu GNOME Edition, Ubuntu KDE Edition, Ubuntu XFCE Edition and Ubuntu Educational Edition. Read it here Quote: This idea is like suggesting that Mepis and Parsix change names to become […]

A Guide to Ubuntu Linux

With all the people out there willing to offer help on Linux, getting started should be pretty easy. But with many options in introductory books and easy-to-install distributions, choosing a place to start can be the hard part. The article is found at PCWorld Quote: A new user who installs Ubuntu and does things the […]

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