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.

Learn PPA and Ubuntu packaging basics

Personal Package Archives is Launchpad’s new beta feature that builds and hosts Ubuntu .deb packages in your very own apt repository.

At 15.00 UTC on Thursday 13th September, the Launchpad and Ubuntu MOTU teams are jointly hosting PPA and Packaging 101. This IRC session in #launchpad will introduce you to:

Ubuntu Month of Screencasts: Screencast Subtitles

In order to make our screencasts as accessible as possible, we are working on creating subtitles for all the screencasts on the site. This page will be updated as we get the screencasts transcribed and those transcriptions translated.

Implementing quotas to restrict disk space usage

If you manage a system that's accessed by multiple users, you might have a user who hogs the disk space. Using disk quotas you can limit the amount of space available to each user. It's fairly easy to set up quotas, and once you are done you will be able to control the number of inodes and blocks owned by any user or group.

Download 'em with FlashGot extension

A download manager can save you time if you download a lot of large files from the Internet, but it can be annoying to have to grab a link from your browser and pass it to the download manager manually. With the FlashGot extension for Firefox, you no longer have to. FlashGot sits between the two applications and fuses your favorite download manager with your Web browser.

Virus Protection With AVG Antivirus On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

This tutorial shows how you can install and use AVG Antivirus on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. Although there aren't many Linux viruses out there, this can be useful if you often exchange files with Windows users - it can help you to not pass on any Windows viruses (that don't do any harm to Linux systems) to Windows users.

Analyze Network Protocols With Wireshark on Ubuntu

Wireshark is an open source network protocol analyzer. It allows you capture packets from a network interface and then analyze their contents. Wireshark can be downloaded and installed from Ubuntu’s repositories:

Parallels The New Ultimate Virtualization Solution?

Until now, Parallels has had problems compiling the the newest ubuntu kernels and now is working absolutely great on my ubuntu machine, i just ditched qemu, virtualbox, and vmware! Dont ditch yours just yet untill you have a feel of this Virtualization Solution that has suprised the hell out of me.

So far I have tried Windows XP, and PC-BSD and they both run much smoother on my box, it has new technology that takes full advantage of your hardware.

Here are some features..and a direct download :)

Ubuntu Security

I am writing this guide as a concerned member of the Ubuntu Community. Security is a concern for us all and in welcoming new (and experienced) users to Ubuntu I would like to demystify the complexities of security that come with your new OS.

Install Ubuntu Linux on your PC

The way some people talk, you'd have to be a rocket scientist to use Linux. In the old days that was probably true, but modern versions like Ubuntu have made it easier than ever for us mere mortals to join the free software revolution. To prove this point we're going to follow Liz, an ordinary non-techy computer user, through the whole process of installing Ubuntu Linux alongside Windows.

Mythbuntu 7.10 Public Alpha 4

The Mythbuntu team is happy to announce the release of Mythbuntu Alpha 4. This release is also based on Gutsy and should be considered Alpha quality until final release. It is at a very usable stage, and sports bleeding edge packages.

Setup CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) Server and Client in Debian/Ubuntu

The Common UNIX Printing SystemTM, or CUPS, is the software you use to print from applications like the web browser you are using to read this page. It converts the page descriptions produced by your application (put a paragraph here, draw a line there, and so forth) into something your printer can understand and then sends the information to the printer for printing.

IBM dives into OpenOffice.org development

IBM will join the OpenOffice.org community and contribute code and resources, the company announced today. IBM has been a major supporter of the Open Document Format (ODF) which originated at OpenOffice.org, but hadn't yet taken the plunge to help out with the development.

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