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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.

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.

Lenovo is choosing Linux distro for their laptops, vote for Ubuntu!

Lenovo is choosing Linux distro for their laptops, vote for Ubuntu! More hardware vendors offer Ubuntu, better drivers and collaboration with Canonical to come.

Windows Guy Tries Ubuntu 7.04

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.

Where can I download a free firewall?

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:

Install Ubuntu as a Windows program (Wubi)

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.

PC-BSD the Ubuntu killer?

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..

Free Ubuntu Stickers

Show your Ubuntu pride !!
FREE strip of four 'powered by Ubuntu' stickers

Linux at the Library?

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

Setting up a Dialup Modem in Ubuntu

"This page is designed to help you set up the driver, and configure your dial-up connection over a modem."

Ubuntu's Next version to be named Hardy Heron

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.

Howto Silence Sony Vaio laptop fan Using Fansilencer

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.

How to get fastest Ubuntu apt-get repository server with Synaptic

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.

Using TrueCrypt on Ubuntu for Encryption

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.

IEs4Linux: Internet Explorer for your Linux

Dont you like Firefox? Shame on you, but you can install Microsoft Internet Explorer (5, 5.5 or 6) easy and quick with IEs4Linux.

-Stay Metal!

Windows fonts on Ubuntu

All your classic fonts now available for Ubuntu. Check how to do it.

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Make your Windows look like Ubuntu

Ever wanted your windows look like Ubuntu? Well pals, i have the very way to do it.

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Run Ubuntu on your Play Station 3

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

-Stay Metal!

Weekly News #55

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!

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