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How-To: Install Finch 2.6.5 in Debian Lenny

Finch is a powerful text user interface instant messaging client based on libpurple, and it comes included in the Pidgin source, the popular GNOME IM client.

Setting Up Transmission-Daemon To Use With Remote GUI In Ubuntu And Debian

In this article, I will cover installing and configuring transmission-daemon in a headless (but should work on a normal Debian / Ubuntu install too) Debian or Ubuntu machine. You can then use Transmission Remote GUI to control transmission-daemon, remotely.

"Sushi Huh?" - Easily Download Packages For Offline Installation

"Sushi, huh?" is an application which serves the same purpose as the command we posted about two weeks ago, to get a list of packages and dependencies for offline installation in Ubuntu, but many will love it since it comes with a - I almost wanted to say GUI - an web-based interface which runs on your machi

Download A Working KernelCheck .DEB File

KernelCheck is a a program that automatically compiles and installs the latest Kernel for Debian based Linux distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc.).

A reminder with KernelCheck features and what it can be used for:

KernelCheck Features

APT-FAST: Improve 'apt-get install' And 'upgrade' Speed

Axel is a command line application which accelerates HTTP/FTP downloads by using multiple sources for one file. For example, some FTP sites limit the speed of each connection, therefore opening more than one connection at a time multiplies the allowable bandwidth.

Patch KernelCheck To Make It Work Again [Ubuntu/Debian]

KernelCheck is a a program that automatically compiles and installs the latest Kernel for Debian based Linux distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc.). The program also allows for automatic installation of proprietary video drivers via EnvyNG.

Eeebuntu Switching To Debian, No Longer Just for EeePC

You may have heard of Andrew Wyatt, a lead developer for Eeebuntu which recently posted  on his personal blog that he is fed up with Ubuntu and he will abandon the project...

Ubuntu / Debian Script To Install Sharp Fonts

Some people cannot get used to the polished Ubuntu / Debian fonts, especially if they used Windows for a long time and are just switching to Linux. Installing sharp fonts in Ubuntu is easy, but you must follow these steps each time you install Ubuntu or when installing Ubuntu to friends (I do that a lot) so a script for this would be most welcomed.

ALSA 1.0.21 Upgrade Script For Ubuntu / Debian

Using the same ALSA upgrade script as for 1.0.20, but with some minor tweaks, you can upgrade to ALSA 1.0.21 by running a simple sh file.

7 Reasons to Use Debian

1. Stable
Any application needs time to be used and tested enough time in order to make it stable. One of the greatest goals of Debian is stability. It's released when it's ready and applications included in the repositories have enough time to be tested through.

Program Which Automatically Compiles and Install The Latest Kernel in Ubuntu / Debian: KernelCheck

KernelCheck is a a program that automatically compiles and installs the latest Kernel for Debian based Linux distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc.). The program also allows for automatic installation of proprietary video drivers via EnvyNG.

 

How-To: Compile and Install Wine 1.1.28 in Debian Lenny

Wine 1.1.28 was released on August 21 and it comes with new features and improvements like support for IRDA protocol, faster wineprefix creation, more image formats in WindowsCodecs and various other bug fixes.

A New Debian Version Every Two Years

Where most time-based distributions have a schedule of round and about six months, Debian takes another approach, obviously because Debian is more about stability and longevity than about the latest and greatest features in each release.

Deep Freeze-Like Software for Ubuntu / Debian

Lethe is a Deep Freeze-like partition freezing software for Debian GNU/Linux and Lihuen GNU/Linux (May work on other Debian-based GNU/Linux distributions).

5 Simple APT Tips for Debian and Ubuntu, Part II

Several months ago I created an article with 5 APT (Advanced Packaging Tool) tips for both Debian and Ubuntu available here. APT is the package manager in Debian and Debian-based distributions, like Ubuntu. Here's part two of that article, with 5 more tips and tricks for APT.

How-To: Compile and Install Wesnoth 1.6 from Source in Debian Lenny and Ubuntu 8.10

The Battle for Wesnoth is a free turn-based strategy game licensed under the GPL. After over one year of constant development, a new stable version, 1.6, was released on March 22, 2009, featuring many graphics and gameplay improvements.

Running Debian Squeeze

As most of you may know, Debian Lenny is now stable.

http://debian.org/News/2009/20090214

And the new Testing Debian is now called "Squeeze", I have posted my experience with Debian in my blog, but why is Debian important to Ubuntu community? well it is because Ubuntu still relays on Debian for every new release It has.

How-To: Compile and Install Code::Blocks from Source in Debian Lenny

Code::Blocks is a complete, cross-platform integrated development environment for C and C++, built using the wxWidgets toolkit. Code::Blocks is available on Linux, Windows and OS X, so you may find it useful on Linux if you switched and are already used to it or an IDE like Dev-C++, for example.

5 Simple APT Tricks for Debian and Ubuntu

Install the dependencies of an application
Sometimes you need to compile from source a newer version of an application which is already included in the repositories. For example, to install the development libraries for BasKet, you would run as root:

apt-get build-dep basket

Google Gadgets for Linux in Debian and Ubuntu

Compiling Google Gadgets 0.10.12 in Debian and Ubuntu
Here are a few steps you need to follow in order to compile Google Gadgets from source on Debian and Ubuntu. To install the needed dependencies type as root:

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