good distro once ready for running on 256 usbkey.
The ability to have a seperate /home partition on Linux to keep all your settings, personalised stuff and so on is an incredible feature.
A small guide on how to install packages while sitting behind a proxy server. I've explained the installation through the UI based Synaptics Pacakge manager instead of the normal apt-get commands.
The Ubuntu-centric magazine Full Circle Magazine released their fourth issue earlier this week. Of course there is lots of new interesting content as usual, but this time there is another thing to take note of.
The Mythbuntu team is happy to announce the release of Mythbuntu Alpha 4. This release is also based on Gutsy and should be considered Alpha quality until final release. It is at a very usable stage, and sports bleeding edge packages.
All your Compiz goodness in an easy to use, easy to locate tray icon.
The new version of X.Org (7.3) had its release date delayed by its manager, Eric Anholt. This was because some bugs that were needed to work on.
So now the official date was pushed until September 5th from the previous one, August 29th.
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!
Ubuntu Xorg maintainer Bryce Harrington recently demonstrated the BulletProof-X feature that is planned for inclusion in Ubuntu 7.10. BulletProof-X provides a failsafe mode which will ensure that users never have to manually configure their graphics hardware settings from the command line.
Some time last week, Google expanded Google Earth with Google Sky. As fascinating as Google Sky is, that's not the focus of this post. Along with the latest update comes a hidden feature of which I cannot seem to find any other information about.
Press Ctrl-Alt-A, choose your plane and airport, and start flying.
So, you want to be a kernel hacker. Before you go down that path, or get involved with any other free or open source development project, you should know that it's often a wild, raucous place where -- no matter what level of coding skill you possess -- your tolerance for criticism or rejection might constantly be tested. Even Linus Torvalds isn't immune to criticism.
Founder of Ubuntu Linux Mark Shuttleworth took time out of his busy schedule to talk with us about email, productivity, travel, web applications, Ubuntu, free software and much more. We asked Shuttleworth what you wanted to know and he gave us the full scoop. Hit the jump for the full interview transcript.
Here are two more great open source Linux games that you may not have tried yet: VDrift and Secret Maryo Chronicles.
VDrift is a driving simulator made with a focus on drift racing. It includes 19 tracks and 28 cars.
Secret Maryo is a platform game which recently reached version 1.0.
Full Circle - the Ubuntu Community Magazine has released issue #4, with great how-tos, interviews and articles.
Ubuntu Mobile is one of the most promising flavour for Canonical distro. It will run on different devices such tablet pc, Intel MID, UMPC and, probably, lost more.
Stellarium is a real-time 3D photo-realistic nightsky renderer. It can generate images of the sky as seen through the Earth's atmosphere with more than one hundred thousand stars from the Hipparcos Catalogue, constellations, planets, major satellites and nebulas.
I am delighted to have the pleasure of announcing the Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04), the next version of Ubuntu that will succeed Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10, due for release in October 2007).
Announcing the Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04), the next version of Ubuntu that will succeed Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10, due for release in October 2007). Not only will the Ubuntu community continue to do what it does best, produce an easy-to-use, reliable, free software platform, but this release will proudly wear the badge of Long Term Support (LTS) and be supported with security updates for five years on the server and three years on the desktop. We look forward to releasing the Hardy Heron in April 2008.