Browsing the Web the old-fashioned way

Are you in the mood for some '90s-style Web browsing with no graphic elements? Or, more realistically, do you work with a Linux console and often need to check something on the Web? If so, get acquainted with text-based Web browsers such as w3m, Lynx, and the similarly named Links.

Restore Your Missing/Deleted Smart Bookmarks Folder in Firefox 3

If you've started using the beta of Firefox 3, you've probably already seen the new Smart Bookmarks folder that is created by default. This folder can be useful for looking up sites you just visited or bookmarked… but how do you get it back if you accidentally deleted it?

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server)

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS) based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

Nemo Review: A New File Manager for Linux

Generally speaking, I have been quite happy using Nautilus with a little help from Tracker from time to time. Nautilus is a no nonsense file manager that allows most users to get the most out of their files and the way they choose to manage them.

Cut MP3 files under Ubuntu

If you want to cut MP3 files under Ubuntu,follow this instructions. First you need to install poc-streamer package.poc is a suite of MP3 tools and MP3 streaming programs.

Jono Bacon: Hardy Is Here

Well, its finally here - today we released Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, known affectionately as the Hardy Heron. Its out there, go and download it, order a CD, or otherwise taste our latest release.

OpenOffice.org Extensions: Writer's Tools

One of the perqs of being a journalist is that I often hear about software and events before most people. A case in point is Writer's Tools, an extension for OpenOffice.org Writer being developed by my fellow journalist Dimitri Popov, whose articles about macros have taught me most of what I know on the subject.As the name suggests, Writer's Tools is a collection of various utilities that might be useful for writers.

Mark Shuttleworth: The Heron takes flight

Hearty congratulations to the entire Ubuntu community on the successful launch of 8.04 LTS. This was our best release cycle ever, from the planning at UDS-Boston last year, at which we had many different teams and companies, to the beta process which attracted so much in the way of testing and patches. I think we can be justifiably proud of the quality of 8.04 LTS. From the code to the documentation, from translations to advocacy, this has been a team effort with the shared goal of delivering the very best free software experience to the very widest possible audience. May Hardy be both enduring and endearing.

Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" Released Today

I am sure that everyone and anyone, who is interested, already knows that today sees the release of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS "Hardy Heron". Still, you never know, someone may read this and not be aware. Also, I wanted to mark the release date in my blog.

Tweak and optimize Ubuntu Linux Boot and Application Startup times dramatically

Here I will share some methods on tweaking and optimizing your ubuntu install that I have learned over the years tweaking linux. This is small and sweet, down to the point and can dramatically speed up your system.

The Heron takes flight

Hearty congratulations to the entire Ubuntu community on the successful launch of 8.04 LTS. This was our best release cycle ever, from the planning at UDS-Boston last year, at which we had many different teams and companies, to the beta process which attracted so much in the way of testing and patches. I think we [...]

Ubuntu 8.04 Released!

Ubuntu 8.04 (sometimes known to its friends as Hardy Heron) has been released.

Guide to KDE Autostarting

One of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) about KDE is how to start applications when the user logs into a KDE session. The answer is not always as straightforward as one would hope, and sometimes quite scattered across several sources. This guide attempts to complete guide to how to manage sessions and autostart applications in KDE, as well as to provide a central reference for links related to the topic.

Using spindown to prolong the life of old hard disks

Many people leave their computers on around the clock. This usually implies that all the attached hard disks are always spinning. Constantly spinning up a hard disk normally increases the chances of drive failure. When a disk is not powered it should last longer than if it was spinning.

Encode Video for the iPod Touch or iPhone

Now that you have your iPhone or iPod Touch syncing in Linux, how about putting some video on it? These iPods are picky about video formats, but the excellent Avidemux video tool can encode your videos to be compatible.

Three Linux HTML editors reviewed

Today's Web development tools offer capabilities that go beyond basic HTML editing. I compared three Web editors for Linux -- Screem 0.16.1, Bluefish 1.0.7, and Quanta Plus 3.5.7 -- to determine how well they handle today's Web editing needs.

Make Gnome menus Faster in Ubuntu

If you want to make Gnome menus Faster in Ubuntu follow this procedure. You need to Edit the file /home/your_user_name/.gtkrc-2.0 file:

Bacula: backups that don't suck

Good systems administrators know that implementing a robust backup procedure is one of their most important duties. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most complex and least fun. When the phone rings and there's a panic-stricken user on the other end who has just lost a crucial document, you need to be confident that you can promptly recover his missing files. Failure to do so can bring about a speedy end to a promising career in systems administration. So what's a budding sysadmin to do? Download the latest release of Bacula and watch those backup woes disappear into the dark of night.

S01E04 - Such an Easy Question

Ciemon Dunville, Alan Pope, Dave Walker and Tony Whitmore present the fourth episode of the Ubuntu UK Podcast.

S01E04 – Such an Easy Question

Ciemon Dunville, Alan Pope, Dave Walker and Tony Whitmore present the fourth episode of the Ubuntu UK Podcast. In this episode:-

3x the fun…Triple Monitor Gaming!

A while back I posted about Dual Monitor Gaming - it didn’t really work too well for the games I wanted to play, because basically you end up with the crosshair right in the worst spot possible - between the monitors. However, I broke down today and added a second GeForce 8800GTS 512 card and a third iiyama ProLite B2403WS monitor to my rig. Sweet.

20 Wicked Rss Feeds From The Linux Community

Rss Feeds for people searching linux news.Some of the most important sites, news aggregators and interesting blogs are gathered here.

Dragbox bridges command line and desktop

The GNU/Linux command line and desktop are both sophisticated interfaces, but they are mostly separate realities. You can drag text into a virtual terminal from the desktop, or use Edit -> Copy to move text in either direction, but by default moving files and directories between them is impossible -- a problem that often requires extra switching between them if you frequently work in both. Dragbox is designed to solve this problem and connect the two interfaces -- at least if one of them is GNOME -- through what might be described as a combination multiple clipboard and simple file manager.

Media collection software in GNU/Linux

Around three years ago, when I began my adventure with ‘the penguin’, I had been looking for an application to catalog CDs. They were either ugly, or limited in functionality, or simply couldn’t handle all disk types (e.g. DVD)… some other apps were required for installation, and/or involved many “weird” libraries (which I didn’t know what to do about). I quickly gave up my research, realizing that nothing could match software like WhereIsIt?.

Hardy Cheat Sheet

FOSSwire has a new cheat sheet for the Heron:

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