Here is all you need to know about package management on Linux. By package management I mean how you install, update, or remove a package.
The most concise expression is: 
Apt-get it or for-get it.
Put another way:
If you cannot install a package using apt-get then you should forget about it. If the author doesn’t provide it so it can be installed with apt-get, then it’s not yet ready for serious consideration, so you shouldn’t waste your time on it if you have to use another package manager.
Rather than reply to the comments left on my last post I’ve decided to write this so more people will see the answers. First of all, my source of info is me. I’m on the compiz team in Ubuntu.
Thanks to all feedback received the page was improved and now is better placed — www.uboontu.com is easier to remember (an obvious sort of fusion between Ubuntu and Google’s name as it describes well the search engine).
The final deadline for Gutsy Gibbon's artwork was on September 20th. This is most likely the wallpaper we'll be seeing in the final release. What does everyone think? What would a first-time user think? Is it too dark/brown? ...or is it just right?
Do you want to browse your iPhones’ filesystem on your Ubuntu machine? Follow these instructions and you’ll have it working in no time flat.
Theres an official wllpaper for Ubuntu 7.10. Come here and see it :D
One of my friends let me in on a project he put together today that I think a lot of you would be interested in. Actually I think it would be a great addition to squeeze into the next Ubuntu release (can some of the higher-ups with a say on the freezes perhaps take a look?) It is a “human” themed gnome screensaver lock dialog.
Russel Coker, a famous Debian developper, took a really interesting initiative. He used the Google Custom search to create 2 Google search engines :
Dell has made its modified Ubuntu installers available to download. These disks include drivers and fixes for Dell’s Ubuntu supported PCs.
The Open Source Technology Center (OSTC) at Intel has launched a Web site, LessWatts.org, to help Linux users maximize power savings. The site hosts several open source projects, and shares tips and tricks to help optimize power consumption on hardware from portable devices running on batteries to large data centers.
Thanks to the awesome work of Joey Stanford and Matthew Nuzum, the Fridge has had a long overdue upgrade and complete re-design. We now have:
Could this be the badly needed 'fix' that we need in the wireless world with regard to Linux? While it does present a new world of simplicity with getting innovation underway, I do not think this alone is going to help get more wireless vendors on board with the Linux movement anytime soon.
The only real exchange between peers in a traditional peer-to-peer network is limited to the files being transferred. Tribler is a new P2P network that's introducing social networking concepts to facilitate better interactions between users. Using new algorithms and protocols, Tribler users will also be able to cash in on their generous uploads for faster downloads.
The topic comes up regularly and since I just installed gutsy on my old laptop (which went pretty smooth) I’m in the mood to add something to it. I will only point out the most important thing else it will be more like writing a book instead of a blog entry.
It is hardly a fluke that Ubuntu really began to attract former Windows users roughly around the same time as Windows Vista came out. Despite the number of Windows migrants who eventually floated back to Windows XP, the fact is that projects like Wubi make it really easy to slide into a Linux mindset.
I know some of you like openSUSE and maybe dont know about this new Release Candidate, so, here you are lucky bastards!
GNOME 2.20 has been released, this is the version that will be included in Ubuntu 7.10. Here are a few things that caught my eye from the release notes:
A musical notation system for KOffice, a cross-platform kiosk browser, a help system editor for GNOME -- these are just a few of the projects completed in this year's Google Summer of Code (SOC) event, during which Google paid students to work on free and open source software projects. The innovations in this third year appear to have enriched the experience for participants, but not affected the project completion rate.
Mozilla announced plans this week to sink $3 million into a new Mozilla Foundation project designed to enhance the Thunderbird mail client. Early reports indicate that the as-yet-unnamed newly formed company will focus on positioning Thunderbird for use in Internet communications, including Web-based email, IM, and SMS.
GNOME 2.20 just came out of the oven and is as crispy as you’d expect it to be after a couple of months of development! This is the second release I take part of (not as a developer but as a translator), and want to take the opportunity to thank all of those who participated in this effort!