I’m Live Blogging my first attempt at the newest version of Ubuntu , version 7.04. Let me get this out of the way first - I am a hard-core Windows fan. Say what you want about Microsoft, it powers the world. I can use any hardware, play any game and use nearly any software ever written. I can do it securely, and with little frustration. Every attempt I have ever made at using Linux has left me disappointed. I am a geek, but I do not relish spending 3 days to get a wireless card working when I can do it in 5 minutes in Windows. There, is that enough of a disclaimer? OK then here we go.
Free firewalls have become very common and represent an excellent alternative to commercial firewall packages.
Most of these firewalls run under some form of Linux, FreeBSD, or OpenBSD.
Many of these free firewalls are front-ends for the lower-level firewall packages which ship with these operating systems, such as pf (Packet Filter), ipf (IPFilter), ipfw (IPFirewall), and iptables.
Free firewall packages which you can download include:
Wubi is a free Windows front end installer for the Ubuntu operating system. That means that Wubi allows you to install Ubuntu without leaving Windows, just like any other Windows application! With Wubi you don’t have to burn any fancy I.S.O. images to a CD, no worrying about disk partitioning, and you can even uninstall Ubuntu, right from windows.
I was just on distrowatch.org today looking around to see whats hot, I downloaded a new os called PC-BSD, it is truly awesome, and believe it or not was almost faster than my host system on vmware, im so happy with it today on my birthday im about to install it on its own partition to see how it works with my wifi. I am a die-hard ubuntu fan but..
Show your Ubuntu pride !!
FREE strip of four 'powered by Ubuntu' stickers
It seems that a library in a nearby town recently made the switch to Ubuntu. Because Microsoft ended support for Windows 98, the librarian decided to switch to Ubuntu because of its "ease of use" and cost-efficiency. The librarian mentions that she discovered Ubuntu through Digg
"This page is designed to help you set up the driver, and configure your dial-up connection over a modem."
This may be a little bit outdated, but the next version (The one after gutsy gibbon) for Ubuntu linux its gona be named Hardy Heron.
Many people complain that Sony Vaio laptops are loud because of the fan. Fan is running almost all the time, which can be very annoying. This program works under Linux and requires SonyPI driver to work. This driver is preinstalled at least in Ubuntu distribution.
Downloading software from repositories can be a long and daunting task especially when you are downloading from a repository server which is far from your location.
TrueCrypt is open source software for on-the-fly encryption. TrueCrypt can use an encrypted file or partition and mount it for use transparently by any application. The Windows version has a fancy GUI, but on Linux there is a good command line interface.
Dont you like Firefox? Shame on you, but you can install Microsoft Internet Explorer (5, 5.5 or 6) easy and quick with IEs4Linux.
All your classic fonts now available for Ubuntu. Check how to do it.
Ever wanted your windows look like Ubuntu? Well pals, i have the very way to do it.
Didn't you know this was possible? Well then, take a look and know how to installl your favorite Ubuntu distro on your shiny and powerful PlayStation 3.
When i get mine, i will install ubuntu on it :D
The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #55 for the week August 26th - September 1st, 2007 is now available. In this issue we cover the announcement of the next Ubuntu release “Hardy Heron 8.04”, Full Circle’s latest issue, the Month of Ubuntu Screen Casts, Gutsy Gibbon’s release parties, and, as always, much much more!
Press Ctrl-Alt-A, choose your plane and airport, and start flying.