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Driver-Free Car Runs Ubuntu Linux

This Carnegie Mellon uses a dozen Intel Core 2 processors, but at the bottom of the software stack is Ubuntu 6.06 “Dapper Drake” Linux. Read it here Quote: Ubuntu 6.06 was chosen for being an LTS (Long Term Support) release. Perhaps next year's vehicle will be running Ubuntu 8.04?

Howto create a Transparent Terminal in Ubuntu Desktop

This tutorial will explain how to create a Transparent Terminal in Gnome Background using alltray Read it here Quote: With AllTray you can dock any application with no native tray icon (like Evolution, Thunderbird, Terminals) into the system tray. A high-light feature is that a click on the “close” button will minimize back to system […]

Installing IE6 on Ubuntu Gutsy (7.10)

My Windows XP box uses IE7 and I figured my Ubuntu box could run IE6 via Wine…it turns out to be just a simple install step. I was up and running within 5 minutes. Read it in this howto Quote: I then used IE6 to visit windowsupdate.microsoft.com and it identified two updates, both ‘complete’ but […]

Free Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Course is available

Today free Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Course became available on Ubuntu Wiki as two pdf files: for students and instructors. Read it in this blog Quote: There are 10 lessons in total with the last lesson covering Partitioning and Booting optional. The course is modular – 2 days if all lessons are covered however, topics and […]

Easy disk crypto with Debian

I just release how simple is to encrypt a filesystem with Debian. Here is this, little, howto. Read it here

Automatically Add A Disclaimer To Emails With alterMIME (Postfix, Etch)

This tutorial shows how to install and use alterMIME. alterMIME is a tool that can automatically add a disclaimer to emails. In this article I will explain how to install it as a Postfix filter on Debian Etch. Read it at howtoforge

Sync your iPhone with Ubuntu Linux

As first noted by French iPhone blog Le blog iPhone, Ubuntu has posted a community document explaining how to wirelessly sync music with the iPhone (or iPod Touch) from within the Ubuntu 7.10 distro. Read it in this blog Quote: The instructions require that users install OpenSSH and the BSD Subsystem through Installer.app (as described […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #72

In this issue: Alpha 3 Freeze, Kubuntu Tutorials Day, Ubuntu Live Conference videos, a new Kubuntu member, the success of Inkscape with Launchpad, Ubuntu Forum News, Ubuntu Tutorial of the Week, and much, much more! Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 72 for the weeksDecember 30th – January 5th, 2008. In this issue: Alpha […]

SimplyMEPIS and virtualbox

Tried the SimplyMEPIS v6.5 and I am very pleasently surprised: debian packages, apt-get works great. KDE seems to be much more gui-configurable than Gnome. Read it here Quote: The OS is installed on a thinkpad R50. I checked the Load_Cycle_Count issue, which greatly bothered me when using ubuntu. The same laptop using MEPIS doesn’t seem […]

Xbox media centre on Ubuntu

So I decided to go check it out myself. First port of call was the xbox media centre linux wiki. For Windows users the easist way to get XBMC is to run VMware's Player and grab the virtual environment images. Read how to get it working here Quote: I've made up my mind. Forget the […]

Ubuntu vs. PCLinuxOS: a new winner?

But then I noticed the new cool kid: PCLinuxOS. PCLOS (as it’s called) is the new #1 distro on Distrowatch.com. It naturally runs KDE, as opposed to being a derivative like Kubuntu. And, it comes with all the software I use and like. Read the comparison in this blog Quote: CONCLUSION PCLinuxOS is generally better […]

KDE 4 preview on Ubuntu

If you’re eagerly awaiting the release of KDE 4.0 on January 11 and you’re running Ubuntu then get a taste of the next big thing by installing KDE 4.0 release candidate 2 in three easy steps. Read what to do here

Giving up Ubuntu today.

I have been a big fan of Ubuntu for 2 years. I used Red Hat Linux, OpenSUSE and Ubuntu, and I think Ubuntu is one of perfect linux solutions. However, I return to Windows XP. Oh, dear: Quote: Most reasons are not matching with my DELL 700m and Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy. Sometimes, it does not […]

Howto: Create your own Debian or Ubuntu package repository

This short Howto describes howto establish a Debian package repository for home-grown deb-packages or like (could be used for Ubuntu as well, since Ubuntu uses the Debian package management system). Read it here

What to Expect from Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

Hardy is on the way to be a better more reliable system than Windows, even if Gutsy and Feisty are, most windows users who used my Ubuntu installation or installed it on their own system didn’t really like it as they found it too complicated to do things such as syncing their iPods or installing […]

Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 6400

So four days ago my girlfriend informed me that her laptop totally b0rked. Blue Screen of Death on boot. Ubuntu is the new system for this laptop. Read it here Quote: Once the system booted after the installation, I was greeted by a 1024×768 resolution which did not look right on the laptops LCD. I […]

The $72 PC

Popular Science creates a cheap computer that boots from a USB flash drive running an operating system called Damn Small Linux that can handle just about any job Read what it is built of Quote: It Really IS Damn Small Insert a formatted USB drive containing the complete embedded installation of Damn Small Linux (see […]

OpenLDAP + Samba Domain Controller On Ubuntu 7.10

This document is a step by step guide for configuring Ubuntu 7.10 as a Samba Domain Controller with an LDAP backend (OpenLDAP). The point is to configure a server that can be comparable, from a central authentication point of view, to a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller. Read it at HowtoForge Quote: The end result […]

Threading Building Blocks Debian Linux Packages

Threading Building Blocks has been packaged for installation on Debian Linux systems using Debian's apt (Advanced Packaging Tool) package manager. Read it here Quote: Of course, not everyone who runs Debian runs the unstable version. For example, I have Debian 4.0 (Etch) installed on my HP laptop. Official Threading Building Blocks packages are not available […]

OpenVZ to release pre-made Ubuntu VMs

OpenVZ Project, the open-source community branch of SWsoft, the virtualization company behind Parallels and Virtuozzo, will release on Jan. 8 pre-made Ubuntu 7.10 server and desktop virtual machines. Read it here Quote: Administrators will be able to customize these VMs. So, for example, a network administrator could keep a customized image of Ubuntu 7.10 server […]

A short rant on Ubuntu and dpkg: fuck you, dpkg

Rudd-O needs some air – “If the version of my C library is too fucking old — and dpkg knows this fact — why the fuck does dpkg proceed with file installation, only to barf in the middle of the installation process, leaving me with a broken computer?” It's actually rather interesting Quote: And, please, […]

Ubuntu — Beyond the Hype

Mandrake Tips have an article about the hype and realities of the Ubuntu world. Read it here – it might be biased Quote: This is not the first time I had a look at Ubuntu, not at all. The first time I tried it, which must be about 3 years ago now, I was curious […]

HowTo install Avant Window Navigator (AWN) in Ubuntu 7.10

nt Window Navigator (Awn) is a dock-like bar which sits at the bottom of the screen. It has support for launchers, task lists, and third party applets.The Awn project is the development of the ‘dock’, avant-window-navigator, and its corresponding shared library ‘libawn’, which is used to develop applets. Read the installation process at Ubuntugeek

When Enlightenment met Ubuntu

Geubuntu is a new distro that combines the best of those two worlds, equipping Enlightenment with bits from GNOME and Xfce on top of Ubuntu. Read about it here Quote: Geubuntu is an installable live CD, but it can also be installed on top of an existing Ubuntu distro by installing specific packages from the […]

Ubuntu Linux: Built-in apps get an "A", wireless support an "F"

It didn't take long after installing Canonical Ltd.'s Ubuntu 7.10 version of Linux for me to decide I liked what I saw. A quick tour of the Applications, Places, and System menus indicated that converting from Windows to Linux would be relatively seemless. It is part of Dennis O'Reilly's shift to Ubuntu Quote: While the […]

Ubuntu live presentations

The presentations from Ubuntu Live 2007 are now online. See the shows here

Limewire For Ubuntu/Linux

As I’ve already had JVM installed, I downloaded the .deb package for my Ubuntu 7.10, then I double-clicked the .deb file and, with the help of the Package Installer, Lime was installed. Read it here Quote: The GoodIt is – even the free (as in not payed) version – the best solution for file sharing, […]

A Response to Kevin Anderson's Ubuntu Review

Kevin Anderson gave a pretty pragmatic and positive perspective on his use of Ubuntu Linux – well worth the read. His points on hardware drivers are not lost on anyone – but, as he also pointed out, much of this has to do with hardware manufacturers. Read the comment here Quote: It is a common […]

Speeding up Ubuntu installations

Since I like my instructions to be reproducible I often have to reinstall Ubuntu from scratch. And because this means that I have to download over 200 MB of additional packages over a slow connection, I had decided to set up my development computer, running Windows XP, as a proxy. Read it here Quote: When […]

Debian Lenny on the $0 Laptop

I was a little bit wary of plunging right into it on the $0 Laptop because the Gateway Solo 1450 — which I did get for $0 — is a computer I actually rely on Read more about it here Quote: The big test for Lenny was whether or not the new kernel would manage […]

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