Excellent Ubuntu Live CD Customization How-to

This a great how-to that gives you step by step instructions on how to create a custom Ubuntu live disc (of any flavour). The artical is a bit old (it refers to a flight cd for dapper) but the method is still the same for the latest release.

Ubuntu Linux Stripped for Virtualized Environments

Canonical announced their release of Ubuntu JeOS (Just Enough Operating System, pronounced "juice") for VMware last week in San Francisco at the WMworld conference. This version will be a more compact and higher performance base for virtual machine "appliances" that bundle the operating system with higher level software.

Animated Wallpaper with Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu

Animated wallpaper may not be very useful, it just looks sweet. In this how-to I will explain setting up an animated background that works with Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu using a program called XWinWrap.

Screensaver as a Desktop Wallpaper

Did you ever dream about Matrix Desktop? A desktop where you could use your screensaver as you desktop wallpaper? Today I’m going to show you a way how you can achieve this effect in Linux, especially when you use Gnome as your window manager:

Watching Live-TV On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Zattoo

Zattoo delivers free Live-TV (P2P IPTV) to Linux, Windows, and Mac desktops. Depending on the country you live in you can select between multiple real TV stations to watch (if Zattoo is available in your country). This article shows how you can install the Zattoo player on an Ubuntu desktop.

Access to the proprietary world

Who doesn’t like the idea of open source, of sharing, and that every one who is able to can change software to his/her likings and share the changes with the rest of the free software world? Unfortunately, it takes a big deal of self-restraint to only use completely liberated software.

How-To: Switch Your Grandma to Linux

I've said it before, with the proper support in place, anyone can use certain Linux distributions successfully. And apparently, this has been shown to be true yet again. But even considering this success story, there remains a shortage of understanding on which dial-up modems will work and why, if that new all-in-one printer grandma just purchased will work with her chosen distribution and so on.

Dell "Remastered" Ubuntu ISO available to download

Now, the Ubuntu 7.04 that Dell ships with their systems, is available to download.

Ubuntu now bigger than Jesus

This is a fun short article describing the popularity of Ubuntu.

Modifying PDF Files With PDFedit On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

This article shows how you can install and use PDFedit on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. PDFedit is a free and open-source editor for manipulating PDF documents.

Ubuntu On The Road To Bloat

I boot my Ubuntu laptop and log in. Shortly after logging in, the IO onslaught begins. I open up a terminal and 'top' exposes the offender 'trackerd'. I begin the motion to kill it. This is a familiar sequence for me, something I have done every day since, well, so long ago I can't remember the exact day I started doing it. A few weeks, at least. Today I hesitate.

Installing Ubuntu From A Windows System With Wubi

Wubi is an Ubuntu installer for Windows that lets you install and uninstall Ubuntu from a Windows desktop. Wubi adds an entry to the Windows boot menu which allows you to run Linux.

Ubuntu with Microsoft Exchange

In this imnotsurehowmanypart series, ill take you through my Ubuntu experience in corporate America, and give you some hopefully helpful tips to make it through the day without booting Windows, as I have been able to do for well over a year now. I found that the software i use most on a daily basis is my email client, and thats where im going to start.

“Goobuntu” must be more than a Google-branded Ubuntu.

My friend Ashe, who is also an Wbuntu user as I understand it,  posted a discussion on the Google Linux Rumormill over on her blog.  I thought I’d share my response to her queery, (”If Google released it’s own OS, would you play around with it?) with the planet users.

Using Terminal to Shutdown Processes

XFCE does not come with a system monitor utility like the one I had in Gnome. I used the utility to kill unresponsive processes. So how do we kill unresponsive programs using the terminal?

Ubuntu VS Fedora on Google Trends

It seems fedora is loosing popularity and Ubuntu is rapidly gaining popularity, although fedora has been around and has a bit of seniority since it is sponsored by Red Hat Linux. I used to run Red Hat Linux...

Make your WEP/WPA Uncrackable and Unhackable On Ubuntu or any OS

I have known about this page for quite a while now, I think I decided not to share it because I hack peoples wep/wpa networks lol.. But anyways this site generates completely random Ultra High Security passwords that are generated just for you, the site never gives the same password twice and uses some extremely advanced scrambling technology to generate these passphrases.

"Every time this page is displayed, our server generates a unique set of custom, high quality, cryptographic-strength password strings which are safe for you to use:"

Dell releases custom Ubuntu 7.04 ISOs with drivers and fixes

Dell has released a custom "remastered" Ubuntu 7.04 installation CD ISO that can be used to install Ubuntu on an Inspiron 1420 or 530. The ISO automatically installs all of the drivers and fixes that are required to make Ubuntu fully functional on those systems.

Dell laptops with Ubuntu preinstalled currently ship with a regular Ubuntu 7.04 installation CD that can be used to reinstall the operating system from scratch after reformatting. Unfortunately, the default Ubuntu installation does not include the best drivers so dell has a new remastered custom ubuntu cd just for you.

The "remastered" installation ISO could also be used by Inspiron 1420 and 530 owners who didn't buy their laptops with Ubuntu preinstalled, but wish to install it themselves...

Ubuntu VS PcLinuxOS on Google Trends

I really dont see why distrowatch.org is reporting that PCLinuxOS is more popular, id think the worlds top search engine stats should be actively on Distrowatch.org instead of there pathetic rating system...

Tweak Ubuntu Boot Processes & Runlevels

Here is some good information on learning how to modify/configure and tweak Boot Processes with a variety of tools...

Tell Lenovo You Want Ubuntu

Lenovo, the forth largest computer manufacturer in the world, is wondering what Linux distribution to support on their Thinkpad computers.

Monitor Ubuntu Desktops and Servers Using Monit

monit is a utility for managing and monitoring, processes, files, directories and devices on a UNIX system. Monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful causal actions in error situations.

Test Your Port Security

Have fun with your Ubuntu System and have the folks at GRC.com run the Shields Up port scan tests aginst your IP address and feel really good about yourself for running Linux.

KDE on your Internet Tablet (n800/n770)

This HowTo show you the procedure to install KDE on your beloved Internet Tablet (n800 or n770)     

Office software shootout: OpenOffice.org Writer vs. Micosoft Word, round three

Every few years, I check in on how OpenOffice.org Writer compares to Microsoft Word. The first comparison came in 2002, the second in 2005. In those two comparisons, OpenOffice.org emerged as superior, not least for its greater stability. With Microsoft Office 2007 now out for six months and OpenOffice.org 2.3 about to be released, what's the situation today? To find out, I compared the two programs on the tools that most intermediate to advanced users are likely to use.

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