Updated Beagle Packages for Gutsy Available

Beagle support in Ubuntu has been less than stellar up until this point (across all releases), and unfortunately, the best that we can really hope for in the immediate future is acceptable.

Identify Any Package in Ubuntu with the Ubotu IRC Bot

Ubuntu users: When you try to compile and install an application from source, occasionally you will run into missing packages that you just can't seem to find with apt. A tool exists in the form of an IRC bot that can help you locate exactly what package you need to install.

Lenovo is choosing Linux distro for their laptops, vote for Ubuntu!

Lenovo is choosing Linux distro for their laptops, vote for Ubuntu! More hardware vendors offer Ubuntu, better drivers and collaboration with Canonical to come.

The Linux Action Show! Podcast

Linux enthusiasts talk top news stories, trends and any other subject regarding Linux and Open Source!

Ubuntu Feisty on your USB drive - finally!

When, in June 2006, Ubuntu Dapper Drake was released, it introduced a very exciting new feature: the ability to run it from a USB drive (also pendrive, USB bar or memory stick). This would work just like a LiveCD, with the big improvement that all your data could be saved onto the USB drive! This means not just your documents, but also e.g. network settings or your desktop background. You were practically carrying around a fully-functional operating system on your USB drive!

Setup MySpace IM with PIDGIN!

I personally hate myspace due to the spam and lameness, facebook for me is a little better, but for those people with girlfriends that are nagging, "why did you change my operating system, I need myspace IM" blah blah blah... Here it is, a reverse engineering hack for myspace IM...

Settingup an FTP Server on Ubuntu with ProFTPD

ProFTPD is a proven, high-performance, scalable FTP server written from scratch, with a focus toward simplicity, security, and ease of configuration. Naturally, ProFTPD powers some of the largest sites on the Internet.

Howto Turn Off Auto-Play of CDs,DVDs and iPods in Ubuntu

Ubuntu automatically starts playing audio or video discs when you insert them into CD/DVD drive.If you want to turnoff this use the following tip.

Blender 3D - Ubuntu Application to Create and Edit 3D Models

Blender is a super nifty graphics application that works really well with Ubuntu and most other Linux operating systems.

Secrets of the man command

The most referenced and most often used command on any Linux distribution is man, which lets users read the manual pages of other commands. Here are a couple of less well-known but useful commands that let you bookmark a position within a man page, and test a command you read from the man page without closing the page.

Ubuntu 7.10 Tribe 6 - Not a Formal Release

Yes, you read that right. The Ubuntu 7.10 Tribe 6 testing release is not really a release. It was decided to use it as a bug fixing milestone instead.

Easy Way to Install Ubuntu

Want to try Ubuntu Linux? Of course you do. Want to install the entire OS to operate just like an application inside Windows? With no partitioning? No fuss, no muss?

Video Surveillance With ZoneMinder On Ubuntu

ZoneMinder is the top Linux video camera security and surveillance solution. In this document I will cover how to get ZoneMinder up and running on Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS or Dapper Drake with the recent updates included.

A quick guide to DVD authoring

If you have video footage that you want to capture, edit, and share with friends or family (or even use professionally), you'll be happy to know that you can do it all with open source tools. I'll show you how to author a DVD that can play on most home players.

Fix Comcast or University BitTorrent Connection Killing on Ubuntu

I was searching the web for a fix for this fuq'd up problem about Comcast and Universities limiting connections with Sandvine. I have many reasons to believe qwest and other internet service providers are going to start limiting your torrent connections which is bullshit. Bittorrent is indeed hard on ISP's with thousands of syn/ack and tcp connection to and from your computer. I have read BANDWIDTH CHALLENGE TO PUSH LIMITS OF TECHNOLOGY and it seems bandwidth is surpassing technology and ISP's need to upgrade, but anyways who's fault is that? Not ours, screw them!

Play Xvid, MPEG1/2, DivX4, MP3, AVI, OGG, Windows Media Video 7/8/9 on Ubuntu with Xine

Xine is the best free high-performance multimedia playback engine. Xine itself is a shared library with an easy to use, yet powerful API which is used by many applications for smooth video playback and video processing purposes...

Enable Sudo insults for some laughs!

I recently found a fun feature available within the sudo program, that got over 500 Digs today!! that will insult you when you do the wrong thing such as enter your password incorrectly. I’ll tell you how you can activate the feature for a few laughs and also give a few examples of what insults you might get.

Upgrade to Gutsy "current dist not found in meta-release" error solved

If you are having the error while trying to upgrade to Gutsy Gibbon, this can help you.
The error: current dist not found in meta-release
The solucion:

Upgrading to Gutsy

Windows Guy Tries Ubuntu 7.04

I’m Live Blogging my first attempt at the newest version of Ubuntu , version 7.04. Let me get this out of the way first - I am a hard-core Windows fan. Say what you want about Microsoft, it powers the world. I can use any hardware, play any game and use nearly any software ever written. I can do it securely, and with little frustration. Every attempt I have ever made at using Linux has left me disappointed. I am a geek, but I do not relish spending 3 days to get a wireless card working when I can do it in 5 minutes in Windows. There, is that enough of a disclaimer? OK then here we go.

RedMonk Beers - My UbuntuLive Talk

In his keynote address here at Ubuntu Live, the RedMonk principal analyst (and Ubuntu devotee) flashed a quote from Sun Tzu on the screen: "You can be sure of succeeding in your attacks if you only attack places which are undefended."

Where can I download a free firewall?

Free firewalls have become very common and represent an excellent alternative to commercial firewall packages.

Most of these firewalls run under some form of Linux, FreeBSD, or OpenBSD.

Many of these free firewalls are front-ends for the lower-level firewall packages which ship with these operating systems, such as pf (Packet Filter), ipf (IPFilter), ipfw (IPFirewall), and iptables.

Free firewall packages which you can download include:

Turning Off The System (hardware) Beep : Linux Tutorial

The system speaker is controlled by a driver in the Linux kernel. This allows the pc speaker to beep at you for different reasons or at different events. If you remove the module which drives the speaker, the beeping goes away, as the machine no longer knows how to interface with that device.

Install Ubuntu as a Windows program (Wubi)

Wubi is a free Windows front end installer for the Ubuntu operating system. That means that Wubi allows you to install Ubuntu without leaving Windows, just like any other Windows application! With Wubi you don’t have to burn any fancy I.S.O. images to a CD, no worrying about disk partitioning, and you can even uninstall Ubuntu, right from windows.

Mark Shuttleworth talks about ATI's new drivers

Mark Shuttleworth talks About the new ati drivers being included in the next release of Ubuntu.

BootUp Manager

The scripts located in /etc/init.d are part of the bootup sequence of every Debian-like distro. Very often Ubuntu's documentation and guides have suggested - in order to deactivate init scripts - to change the permissions of the scripts in /etc/init.d, making them non-executable. This will have the following consequences:

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