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Debian 7.0 'Wheezy' Artwork Unveiled

In addition to this, the final artwork for the upcoming release 7.0 codenamed ‘Wheezy’ has been published too, just a few days after the Debian Installer RC1 was released. The artwork is based on a light-blue theme.

How To Switch Between GDM, LightDM Or KDM In Ubuntu [Quick Tip]

Let's say you have both LightDM and GDM display managers installed on your computer (running Ubuntu or any other Debian-based Linux distribution). LightDM is default but you want to switch to GDM - to do this, run the command below in a terminal:

Download Ubuntu Packaging Guide (PDF, Epub, HTML In A Single .deb)

Daniel Holbach maintains a daily builds PPA for a project called "Ubuntu Packaging Guide" which aims to provide a set of articles for working with debian packages and Launchpad, uploading your GPG key to Launchpad (required to create a PPA), fixing bugs, getting the code via BZR, working with a PPA and so on.

Minty Freshness: New LMDE Theme Based On Orta, Created By SkiesOfAzel

t appears that SkiesOfAzel, the Orta theme developer was contacted by a LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) developer to create a similar theme for LMDE and the initial result can already be tested (not just on LMDE - you can use it on any Linux distribution obviously).

Quick Look at Exaile & Installation in Ubuntu and Debian

Exaile is a pretty decent music player for GNOME written in PyGTK which comes with features like tabbed playlists, lyrics fetching, radio support, file browser, support for dynamic and smart playlists, cover support, 10-band equalizer and more.

Live CD To Fix / Restore Grub (And Grub2) Or Force Filesystem Check: Rescatux

There are many ways Grub can get broken: installing Windows, messing around with Grub configuration files or just a faulty update. Luckily, there are also quite a few ways to restore Grub. Such a tool is Rescatux, an really easy to use Live CD that fixes the Grub in seconds.

 

Manhattan OS Rebranded As Jupiter OS; Ditches Ubuntu For Debian

Manhattan OS was a great Ubuntu remaster you might remember reading about on WebUpd8. I say "was" because it doesn't exist anymore - you can't download it and there won't be any new versions, not under the "Manhattan OS" name. That's because Kevin wanted to go with Debian instead of Ubuntu and as a result, he is currently working on a new Linux distribution called Jupiter OS.

DockBarX Gets Closer To Version 0.40 Stable (DockBarX 0.39.8 aka 0.40 RC, Released)

Ubucompilator (Easy .deb Creator) 1.0 Beta, Released

Ubucompilator is a tool to easily create Ubuntu / Debian .deb packages. It's basically a GUI for all the commands required to make a .deb - to understand exactly what it does, take a look at this video (it's not the latest version, but you'll get an idea on what Ubucompilator does):

Collection of 18 Popular APT & DPKG Tips for Debian and Ubuntu

This is a guide containing the most popular and useful ways of using the APT and DPKG commands, and it applies to both Ubuntu and Debian (and their derivatives). I mentioned where super user privileges are required, the ones without a mention can be executed as normal user.

What Makes Debian One of the Most Popular Distros Out There?

Debian is one of the oldest and most popular distributions among the Linux users. There are probably hundreds of distributions which are based on Debian, or others (like Mepis) which are based on distributions which in turn are based on Debian.

Linux Mint Based On Debian Released - And It's A Rolling Distribution!

Linux Mint based on Debian Testing has been released yesterday.

Create A Full System Backup Or Custom Live Ubuntu / Debian CD With Remastersys


I realize many of you probably already know Remastersys, but we decided to make a post on it anyway because it's an amazing tool

Apt-linker Chrome Extension Turns "apt-get install" Into "apt://" Links [Ubuntu]

Apt-linker is a Chrome extensions which turns "apt-get install" text from websites into apt:// links, meaning you'll be able to click any "apt-get install" line to install applications instead of having to copy/paste t

KernelCheck Fixed .Deb Download [Ubuntu / Debian]

 

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2 Click Update For Ubuntu / Debian Based Systems

2clickUpdate is a bash script which automates the update process on Ubuntu / Debian systems. The script doesn't just simply install the updates, but also cleans the downloaded packages (also removes orphaned packages) and so on.

Speed Up DPKG With TDPKG (Using A Tokyocabinet Or Sqlite3 Database)

dpkg is pretty slow in Debian-based systems, usually because of the many files which are stored in the /var/lib/dpkg/info folder. To speed up things, Luca Bruno created a project called tdpkg which uses an sqlite3 or tokyocabinet database for loading the dpkg .list files in the /var/lib/dpkg/info folder which makes dpkg a lot faster.

The author (Luca Bruno) says that:

Keryx 0.92.4 (Offline Installer For APT-based Systems) Released

Some time ago we told you about Keryx, an amazing cross-platform (yes, it also works on Windows - so you can download the packages from Windows and install them in Ubuntu/Debian, etc.) application which can be used for offline package download and installation for APT-based systems (Ubuntu, Debian, etc.)

2 Ways Of Reinstalling All Of Your Current Installed Packages On A Fresh Ubuntu Installation

Let's say you want to do a fresh install of Ubuntu (or Debian) and you want to install all the packages you currently have installed on the fresh installation.

The first method of doing this is very easy:

Eeebuntu 4 Beta 1 Overview And Screenshots

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