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limulus.wordpress: The only real problem he had was watching a DVD. When you pop it into the drive in Ubuntu, Totem (the default media player) gives a rather unhelpful error message. OK, so how do we fix this?
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: First look at Geubuntu 7.10
- News: First alpha of openSUSE 11.0, the importance of free distributions, RHCE study guide, ASUS Eee PC
- Released last week: Astaro Security Gateway 7.1, Berry Linux 0.87
- Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2008.1
- New additions: Geubuntu, Mythbuntu
- New distributions: EasyLFS, NuTyX, UbuntuiES
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
itweek.co.uk: Switching on a Linux PC for the first time may be a little disorientating as many options are in different places. Follow our guide and find your feet quickly and easily with the Ubuntu version of Linux.
computerworld.com: One of the hottest new technologies for servers is virtualization, which allows you to install multiple instances of one or more operating systems on one machine. This is ideal especially for servers with a low average load because, instead of configuring a separate physical box for every single instance of an operating system you need, you just run multiple instances of one or more operating systems on one machine. Unfortunately, it’s a jungle out there.
linux-gamers.net: Starting February 1st 2008, a small team of again the best 3D artist and developers will develop a game jointly with the on-line community. The main characters in the game are based on the short 3D animation open movie Peach. At the end of July 2008 the game will be launched.
blognation.com: After thinking about the future of Drupal and the web in general, Dries concluded that the open-source project is on the right path, that everything should have an API, and that a well-capitalized company is needed to make projects like JBoss, Linux and MySQL palatable to users who might not have otherwise tried the software.
linux.com: Wide-screen monitors are great for productivity, but they have a dark side, too: they tempt you into keeping dozens of Firefox tabs open at the same time. Before you know it, the page titles in a long row of tabs become indistinguishable. But the ChromaTabs extension has a novel solution to the problem: it renders each tab in a different color -- a unique color for each site that remains the same on every visit.
blogs.howtogeek.com: One of the things that has annoyed me most about GNOME as I've played with it lately is the lack of a clipboard manager comparable to Klipper on KDE. However, as I was looking for a package in Synaptic, I managed to come across a program that does the job quite well: Glipper.
Carla Schroder: Here’s an Ubuntu bug that seems to highlight everything that frustrates users who are not coders. It seems straightforward and simple, and yet the response is discouraging. What’s going on here?
linuxlove.org: Nowadays, there are hundreds of Linux distributions targeting a diverse set of consumers and their number keeps on rising. While many of these distributions introduce themselves as an universal solution to all our Linux needs, others are taking a more specific role, catering to a specific set of users. One such distribution is ClarkConnect.
lankarates.com: Some of the two million primary school students in Sri Lanka soon may get to own the “$100 laptop” if an ambitious plan to introduce the product into Sri Lanka gets adequate support, officials said.
sampletheweb.com: I’ve been combing over various guides and instructions online for installing Ubuntu on the Asus Eee PCmahalo, and I ran into a few kinks along the way since I don’t have a USB CD-ROM to install from and opted for a USB flash drive instead.
techiemoe.com: This Ubuntu-based distribution is put out by a commercial company. They have both a free and retail version, and also (interestingly enough) sell bundles along with the Linux version of Nero burning Rom. I get the impression they're trying to ease the transition of XP users.
arun's blog: Google has released Picasa 2.7 beta for Linux. Important among the new features is the option to upload photos to web. I wanted this feature in Linux since the time it was available in Windows.
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mopedia.blogspot: I have been using ubuntu for over a year now, I used to have vista on my machine but ever since I tried ubuntu out of sheer curiosity I've never looked back. In my opinion it's the most user friendly Linux distro available.
its-about-amoena.blogspot: My Ubuntu used to start really slowly, even more slowly than my former XP. So I thought that there has to be a way to make it faster. After a little research I learned that it was not even hard to do. I gave it a try and now this machine starts a lot faster. Whoa! Totally worth it.
times.debian.net: The Ministry of Education from Brazil is buying more 3000 Debian GNU / Linux computers , with four multimedia terminals and compatible printers for installing at 3000 rural schools, with 36 months contractual support. This next bidding adds up to the previous 90000 Debian GNU / Linux computers, network and printers.
dailytech.com: Although most Eee PC owners are satisfied with their $350 to $399 USD purchases, they have been faced with the prospect of voiding their warranty by simply removing two screws from the bottom access panel to upgrade the memory.
Glyn Moody: Support is both a weakness and a strength of open source. A weakness because few projects are able to offer support directly; instead, the core coders naturally prefer to concentrate on refining and extending their creations.