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So, you've made the choice to try a GNU/Linux distribution or distro and have completed the installation. But now what? While doing some spring cleaning on my desk, I came across the notes from my last distro installation. Here are the key tips that made my last transition from Windows to GNU/Linux easier.
Only works on openSUSE 10.2 -- on older openSUSE versions, it might create issues because the following instructions also upgrade to the latest freetype2 library.
Rebuild freetype2 with subpixel hinting
Note: the following commands must be executed using your regular non-root account
Finally we’ve managed to get the online documentation for Ubuntu 7.04 up and running. Check it out at help.ubuntu.com.
The documentation for Ubuntu 7.04 is the product of some serious restructuring of the way we present documentation in Ubuntu, and the documentation team hopes that users will find it useful.
Lately, I wanted to make the move from Thunderbird to Evolution. The main motivation for this move was the fact that Evolution is by far well more integrated with Gnome Desktop, Beagle...
"Honey, I've shrunk your Linux computer!" It's now the size of a postage stamp.
Yet, it has all the power of a full-sized board — complete with 32 megabytes of memory; 16 MB of storage and the interconnects needed to fuel any standard Linux application.
I like to keep a Linux partition around on my main machine, for doing the odd bit of testing when I need to. I’ve had Ubuntu on there in recent years, but it’s gotten rather old, and I had a bad experience with the X auto configuration last time so I decided to try SUSE again this time to see what it was like.
It's taking a long time, but with each new generation of the Linux computer operating system, open source software takes a step towards being a viable alternative for consumers to Microsoft's Windows.
One of the most ambitious aspects of the "$100 laptop" project for schoolchildren in developing countries is the machines' open-source software platform, designed to be intuitive for kids.
Some people find the default root access (sudo) in Ubuntu/Kubuntu distributions little frustrating and would rather prefer to have it the old way, that is by typing su followed by password and then performing the tasks as root.
IBM is laying off half of its massive Global Services group, according to Cringley. The RIF starts with 1,300, and is expected to hit as many as 150,000 employees. (!!!) Cringley says that the layoffs are a result of underbid, unprofitable services.
Amarok's device handling is pretty adequate. Granted it could be better, but we support nearly every device on the market through some plugin or another. But there's one recurring problem: except in a few cases, Amarok doesn't know what device you have plugged in, and how to handle it. You have to tell this to Amarok. This means you, and we, have to deal with the manual creation of devices.
On May 1st, the KDE games developer community held its monthly IRC meeting. This time the major topic was discussing which games would stay in the kdegames module for KDE 4 and which ones would have to be removed because they don't meet our self-imposed quality standards.
Since late last year the open-source Linux community has been ecstatic about the growing progress made by the Nouveau developers. Nouveau is an X.Org and FreeDesktop.org project for developing an open-source 2D/3D display driver for NVIDIA graphics cards.
Ubuntu is a Linux distribution which is famed for its ease of use and has built up an image of being a newbie friendly Linux distribution. Ubuntu has arguably the largest community following compared to all other Linux distributions. And it has enhanced its cause many times by following the policy of shipping free CDs of Ubuntu to anyone willing to try this Linux distribution.
At first glance, the story of the Tux500 project doesn't look too unusual. A couple of devoted Linux advocates were looking for a cool way to promote the operating system they love. Advertising on a race car is a great way to get open source noticed, says Ken "helios" Starks, one of the men working to raise enough money to enter a Linux-sponsored car in the 2007 Indianapolis 500 race.
Here are a few basic signs that it might be time to go outside for some fresh air.
* You become very, very confused when pressing the "tab" key does not fill in the rest of what you were typing.
* The phrase "man mount" does not strike you as particularly odd.
* When on your Windows partition you want to play a game, so you open up a command prompt and start typing "wine C:\Pro..."
I want to discuss a couple handy tricks that I learned today, while coding. If you’re a Vim user, you will probably find these helpful as well.
FON founder and CEO, Martin Varsavsky (my boss) sent the memo below to all employees.
As of today Fon will disengage from Microsoft and adopt Linux in the Ubuntu form as our operating system of choice.
A whole time ago I switched from IE to Firefox. I don’t know exactly when it happened but somehow it did and nowadays I almost never click that little blue E.
I woke up this morning and a terrible thought occurred to me. What if this whole Dell/Ubuntu deal doesn't work out?