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.

How to give your low-end Canon digital camera RAW support

If you have a point-and-click digital camera made by Canon, you may be able to turn on all sorts of features usually reserved for more expensive SLRs. That includes live histograms, depth-of-field calculation, under and overexposure highlighting, and -- best of all -- shooting your pictures in RAW. The secret is CHDK, an enhanced, free software replacement firmware.

How To Enable NTFS Write Support (ntfs-3g) On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play.

Amarok - A Wonderful KDE-Based Music Player for Ubuntu

Amarok is a really nice music player that connects to Wikipedia automatically, supports lyrics, uses AudioScrobbler and MusicBrainz, and connects to your iPod like nobody's business.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter - Issue 56

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #56 for the week September 2nd - September 8th, 2007 is now available. In this issue we cover new Ubuntu and MOTU members, the Tribe 6 milestone, an Ubuntu get-together, the one year anniversary of French UWN translations, and, as always, much much more!

Linux essential keyboard shortcuts and sanity commands

not entirely sure wether its already been posted but, here lays a list of key combos in linux.

it also explains the <ALT> + <SYSRQ> + REISUB ~ and what each letter dose X3 

Fix your frozen system

Is your system frozen and CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE doesn't work?, dont press the reboot button, here we have the right solution.

Firefox 3: A look at its new security features

Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular Web browsers around today. But what does the Mozilla team have in store for us along security lines? To find out, let’s take a look at the pre-release version of Firefox 3 (code-named Gran Paradiso 1.9 Alpha 7).

Game of the Day: Hexen

Following on from my recent exploration of Heretic, I next tried Hexen. This has been motivated by my curiosity; while we've all played Doom and Quake to death, these two interim games just never seemed to get the press.

Firefox 3 to resume downloads across sessions

The latest Firefox 3 (code name Gran Paradiso) development release (nightly) includes the very important and expected ability to pause downloads and resume them across sessions, that is even after restarting Firefox.

Updated Beagle Packages for Gutsy Available

Beagle support in Ubuntu has been less than stellar up until this point (across all releases), and unfortunately, the best that we can really hope for in the immediate future is acceptable.

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