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Linux traffic analysis, quick and simple

Full-featured traffic analyzers for Linux systems such as ntop and vnstat are widely available, but sometimes you just want a simple program that gives you fast, basic information about the amount of traffic going in and out of the hosts on your network. Darkstat, a packet sniffer that runs as a background process, fills that role. It gathers statistics about network usage and displays them over HTTP.

Nokia's new OS streamlines, syncs tablet platform with desktop Linux

Nokia recently announced its Linux-based N810 tablet, and although the device is not yet widely available, the accompanying software is. The new operating system, designated Internet Tablet OS2008, is available as a free download for owners of the previous N800 model. In that rarest of all outcomes, the new release actually improves the older tablet -- it is faster, improves battery life, and should make it easier for developers to port applications over from desktop Linux.

Fontmatrix: Font management for the desktop finally arrives

The GNU/Linux desktop lacks a font manager for design work. Ideally, such a font manager should support currently used font formats, including TrueType, Type1, and OpenType, and allow sets of fonts to be activated on the fly, so that system memory is not choked with rarely used fonts.

Risk gamers use free software to take over the world

How are GNU/Linux users preparing for Linus Torvalds' plan of world domination? By playing free software computer games based on the classic world conquest board game Risk. You can perfect your strategy by playing the games XFrisk, TEG, or Ksirk.

Dethroning Ubuntu -- What Would It Take?

Many people are looking to Ubuntu to be something that it is not: A mass market ready operating system designed to work with the same level of compatibility as Microsoft Windows.

Ubuntu News Roundup

I’ve got a lot of news to share about Ubuntu, and instead of doing several different posts about it all I thought it would be better to aggregate the info into one convenient article. Prepare your minds for Ubuntu overload!

At least 125m Firefox users estimated

In a recent blogg post John Lilly, chief operating officer at Mozilla, said that Mozilla estimated worldwide that at least 125 million unique users ran Firefox each month.

One-Click Linux Software Installation!

After months of hard work, Linspire is proud to announce the beta release of CNR.com. On the 23rd of January, 2007, Linspire announced for the first time that they are working to extend their CNR (Click 'N Run) website for other popular Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE and Debian.

Remote Access Server options for Ubuntu 7.10

KMyMoney - KDE finance management

Money management. It’s generally not very fun, but it’s something we all have to deal with. There are several open source applications for finance management, GnuCash being one of the most well known and a very strong contender.

And what exactly will sudo rm -rf do?

The furor around the sudo rm -rf clowns has subsided (but will no doubt resurface in the future), but just for the record, what will that command do?

10 More Games from the Ubuntu Universe

Previously, I blogged about 10 games that’s available in the Ubuntu Universe that I found interesting. Since then, the Ubuntu MOTU Games team has merged with the Debian games team, and the amount of packaged games have increased. Here are 10 more games from the Ubuntu Universe, based on comment-recommendations from the previous article:

Flash Player 9 Update 3 now available

Adobe has released the final version of its Flash Player Update 3, an important update that brings several new features:

Wubi - The fastest and easiest way to install Ubuntu

While I was looking for something that is interesting about Ubuntu, I found this cool application that will install Ubuntu directly from your Windows. No need to do partitioning, no need to smash your head to do the Ubuntu setup, the only thing that you need is, Wubi.

Ubuntu Accessibility Part 7: How you can join and help the Ubuntu Accessibility Team

So after reading what I have had to say so far, you are convinced that you want to help make a difference to Ubuntu’s accessibility, and now your chomping at the bit to get involved. Below I will go through a few ways you can help out. Note you are welcome to help out as much or as little as you like, but if you wish to give help, it will be gladly and warmly accepted.

Some Grubby Linux Games

Not being a gamer, I have never been concerned by the “lack of native Linux games” and have been happily using Ubuntu for 2 years now. I also converted the whole house so everyone is using Ubuntu - including my kids. My kids (ages 7 and 11) do like to play games a bit and I encourage it on Ubuntu as a way for them to become familiar with the operating system and familiar with computing in general. So what is a father, teacher, Ubuntu user and not overly pro-game person to do?

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter - Issue 68

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #68, for the week November 25th - December 2nd, 2007 is now available. In this issue we cover Full Circle Magazine Issue #7, Hug Day, Hardy Heron Alpha 1, the release of JeOS 7.10 and Launchpad 1.1.11, newly approved teams and members, Ubuntu Server ads, and much much more!

Christmas Firefox Themes

It’s December, and with the holidays just around the corner it is time to spruce up your browser to help spread the Christmas cheer! What you need are some Christmas Firefox themes to get the ball rolling while you put up the decorations around the house. And we’ve got you covered in that department! :-)

Linux distro or network traffic cop? It's both!

IPCop is a specialized Linux distribution whose sole purpose is to safeguard the computers and networks it is installed on. The distro proudly claims, "The Bad Packets Stop Here!" I recently installed IPCop 1.4.16 on my SOHO LAN, and found that it accomplishes what it sets out to do.

Distribution Release: Ubuntu Muslim Edition 7.10

Ubuntu Muslim Edition, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution enhanced with Islamic software, has been updated to version 7.10 "The Ubuntu Muslim Edition team is proud to announce the final version of UbuntuME 7.10. This version has exactly the same features as the 7.04 version but is built on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)." Some of the differences between Ubuntu 7.10 and UbuntuME 7.10 include:

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