Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Hands on: Understanding Dapper Drake

Filed under

After a short delay, Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) was released in June. Originally scheduled for mid-April, the developers decided to let the date slip six weeks to allow for concentrated bug fixing and some final polishing.

The previous version, 5.10 (Breezy Badger), was immensely successful, and Dapper’s release was, not surprisingly, long awaited.

Earlier this year we ran a series on installing and configuring Breezy (available for free online), and so this month we will update that to cover this latest release. The new version was also included in PCW magazine's September cover DVD.

There are several options to consider before installing Ubuntu. First, there are four versions from which to choose: the original Ubuntu itself and its three variants Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Edubuntu.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

From There to Here (But Not Back Again)

Red Hat Product Security recently celebrated our 15th anniversary this summer and while I cannot claim to have been with Red Hat for that long (although I’m coming up on 8 years myself), I’ve watched the changes from the “0day” of the Red Hat Security Response Team to today. In fact, our SRT was the basis for the security team that Mandrakesoft started back in the day. In 1999, I started working for Mandrakesoft, primarily as a packager/maintainer. The offer came, I suspect, because of the amount of time I spent volunteering to maintain packages in the distribution. I also was writing articles for TechRepublic at the time, so I also ended up being responsible for some areas of documentation, contributing to the manual we shipped with every boxed set we sold (remember when you bought these things off the shelf?). Read more

Android Leftovers

today's howtos

Intel Cache Allocation Technology / RDT Still Baking For Linux

Not mentioned in my earlier features you won't find in the Linux 4.9 mainline kernel is support for Intel's Cache Allocation Technology (CAT) but at least it was revised this weekend in still working towards mainline integration. Read more Also: Intel Sandy Bridge Graphics Haven't Gotten Faster In Recent Years