Install Adobe Reader 8.1.3 on Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex”

For those of you that run blogs, are you ever surprised at the content that ends up being the most popular? I get surprised all the time, particularly that my previous post regarding installation of adobe reader on Ubuntu 8.04 is near the top of the list.

Well, now that 8.10 has been released and Adobe has updated the reader to 8.1.3, it seemed like a good time to update the post.

Install Google Earth on Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex”

Recently I blogged about “What Do You Do Post-Install?” to find out what little tweaks everyone applies to their systems on a fresh machine.  It appears that a lot of you enable the Medibuntu repository right away and take advantage of that for media and codecs.  Did you know there are also other applications [...]

Install Google Earth on Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex”

Recently I blogged about “What Do You Do Post-Install?” to find out what little tweaks everyone applies to their systems on a fresh machine.

Metacity Compositing Effects in Ubuntu 8.10

Don’t have a graphics card capable of running desktop effects with Compiz on Ubuntu? By enabling compositing in GNOME’s default Metacity window manager, you get some eye candy and can run applications that require or benefit from a compositing window manager. Metacity uses your CPU instead of a graphics card, so it’ll work on anything [...]

Initial Thoughts on OpenOffice 3.0

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 8.10)

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 8.10)

Monitor System Logs With Logwatch

I mentioned in a recent post regarding postfix smtp via Gmail that I use the logwatch utility for monitoring my systems.  Ever since I found this utility I have really enjoyed the daily snapshot that it gives me of each of my systems, whether local or remote.  Everything from package installed and removed, to [...]

Monitor System Logs With Logwatch

I mentioned in a recent post regarding postfix smtp via Gmail that I use the logwatch utility for monitoring my systems.

Shiki-Colors and Community Themes in Ubuntu 8.10

A few days ago, the Ubuntu Tutorials blog pointed out the excellent Shiki-Colors theme. It’s my new favorite!

On the theme’s GNOME Look page, you can download the GTK theme, or a script which can also install icons, a GDM login screen theme, and wallpapers. I just wanted the GTK theme so I selected this [...]

Change default apache port number for HTTP Server

My friend just requested a post for me to change the apache port number for HTTP Server, and now I will give you all a tutorial about this stuff.

We all know that as default the Apache HTTP Server will ping to port number 80 . What we have to do when a situation of changing this post number comes? Lets see some simple steps for this…

Change default apache port number for HTTP Server

My friend just requested a post for me to change the apache port number for HTTP Server, and now I will give you all a tutorial about this stuff.
We all know that as default the Apache HTTP Server will ping to port number 80 . What we have to do when a situation of changing [...]

Origami 0.6.9 Released

After quite the hiatus from coding I have released Origami 0.6.9.  Thanks go to Martin Zuther for his bug and feature request submissions on Launchpad.  This release should resolve a long standing bug and also added two new features.
Origami now supports definition of BIGPACKETS, which can be very important depending on your hardware.  I’ve [...]

Origami 0.6.9 Released

After quite the hiatus from coding I have released Origami 0.6.9. Thanks go to Martin Zuther for his bug and feature request submissions on Launchpad. This release should resolve a long standing bug and also added two new features.

Create a Bootable USB Drive the Easy Way in Ubuntu 8.10

The last time I needed to install Ubuntu on a system without a CD drive, my Eee PC, I created a bootable USB drive to run the graphical installer. The UNetbootin tool I used makes creating the USB system simple, but in Ubuntu 8.10 there’s an even easier way.
You’ll need:

The USB Startup Disk creator tool. [...]

Wiki Editing With Your Favorite Editor

Recently I was tasked with doing a bunch of documentation work here at the office, and I decided to put together a wiki for the job.  After a few hours of editing directly into the browser I was about to blow my brains out.  I quickly decided that if I’m going to be working [...]

Closest booky wook

My blogging activities seem to have been reduced to participating in memes found on planet Ubuntu. Oh well, here goes:

Back to his apartment in Clerkenwell, a good hot shower and a takeaway sea bass in tamarind sauce from the Thai place round the corner, followed by the latest of the Miss Marple remakes on ITV.

Jorge In December 2008 Linux Journal - AWESOME!

So I was just browsing through the latest copy of Linux Journal that came in the mail today and I noticed something familiar in one of the screen shots.  On page 65, in the article “Hacking the Nokia Internet Tablet” they provide a screen shot of the Pidgin buddy list.  Glancing at it I [...]

Book Meme

Jumping on another meme:
“You have discovered that bad people always have a bad effect, and good people a good effect, upon their nearest neighbors;” - Plato, The Last Days of Socrates.

Grab the nearest book.
Open it to page 56.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
Don’t dig [...]

How To Back Up An Ubuntu 8.10 System With SystemImager

How To Back Up An Ubuntu 8.10 System With SystemImager

Relaying Postfix SMTP via smtp.gmail.com

I’ve got a few servers in different places around the country and try to monitor them using the logwatch utility.  One problem that I’ve run into however is that a few of these servers are not able to send their logwatch emails to me, based on email restrictions by the ISPs.  I spent some [...]

Installing and Setting Up Avant Window Navigator

This guest article was written by Vivek Kumar from TNerd.com, a blog focused on technology news, tricks and tips and Linux tutorials.
Today we are going to see how you can make Ubuntu much more user friendly and add eye candy. We are going to give Ubuntu a Mac OSX like dock and configure it to [...]

Ubuntero Gets Inked - Ubuntu Style

One South African Ubuntu fan, Denham Coote, took a big step into showing his commitment to the ubuntu concept by getting an Ubuntu circle of friends tattoo. The Fridge caught up with him to find out what inspired him to do this.

Ubuntu Server Edition 8.10: Nice, But Who Uses It?

Ubuntu 8.10, released at the end of October, includes several notable enhancements to the Server Edition. These new features augment the usability and versatility of Ubuntu on servers, but given the short lifespan of Ubuntu 8.10, I'm left wondering how many system administrators are going to use it.

Install Shiki-Colors Theme on Ubuntu 8.10

I’ve never been one that is much for customizing Ubuntu themes.  Generally the most I do is switch to Clearlooks and call it good.  Recently, however, a theme was pointed out to me that I really like.  Its called Shiki-Colors, and can be downloaded from gnome-look.
One nice thing about this theme release is that [...]

Upgrading to Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex”

Yesterday I finally got up to date and installed Ubuntu 8.10 on my desktop. Other than some slow software mirrors, everything has gone smoothly.

It’s a good idea to download new Ubuntu releases from BitTorrent to get the fastest download and ease the load on the servers. I found the official list of torrent downloads here:
http://www.ubuntu.com/GetUbuntu/downloadmirrors#bt
I [...]

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