I was browsing the Ubuntu questions the other day when I came across a question about changing the bootup and console screen resolution for Ubuntu server edition. The question was:
In this howto/hack I provide instructions on how to create a real virtual Richard Stallman to use with the programs vrms and cowsay. vrms is a program that will scan your Ubuntu installation and tell you how many non-free packages you have installed. The hack provides an ASCII art image of RMS to use with cowsay to output your vrms results. And before you ask, yes it is totally pointless.
My wife needed a new laptop and, as her birthday was a couple of months away, I began to research what I would get for her. I generally make the technology purchases for our household so I started looking at how she used her current laptop and what would be useful to her. Well, it arrived yesterday and, before I tell you what it is, I’ll tell you how I came to that conclusion.
There is a Macromedia Flash option that will install the Flash pug-in for Mozilla. This was a big deal to me. In the past (and I expected to do this again), I had installed Automatix to get the Flash working as well as the codecs one needs to watch videos and hear music. Automatix worked fine for me but I did think that this is something that I shouldn’t have to do.
So I put a check in the box and clicked the Apply Changes button. Well, faster than I could take a screenshot, Ubuntu found the plugin online, downloaded it and I was good to go. Excellent.
Theres an official wllpaper for Ubuntu 7.10. Come here and see it :D
In the first of this multi-part series we send in Ashton Mills to take on the challenge of using nothing but Linux and open source software... for absolutely everything. Will he find nirvana in the process, or lose all his hair in frustration? Follow him in and find out.
Go get your cup and serve yourself some Wine, 'cause v 0.9.45 its out and ready to be downloaded.
Here you got the new release of pidgin, this multi messenger client. Enjoy ;)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now, the Ubuntu 7.04 that Dell ships with their systems, is available to download.
This is a fun short article describing the popularity of Ubuntu.
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.
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.
Personal Package Archives is Launchpad’s new beta feature that builds and hosts Ubuntu .deb packages in your very own apt repository.
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 :)
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.