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Playing DVDs in Ubuntu Gutsy

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HowTos

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?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 232

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Linux

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....

Get started with Linux

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Linux

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.

Multiplying your server, Ubuntu server and virtualization

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HowTos

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.

Apricot Open Game

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Gaming

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.

Drupal Founder Dries Buytaert (Finally) Enters Start-Up Life With Acquia

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Drupal

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.

Firefox: Color those tabs!

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Moz/FF

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.

Glipper: Clipboard Management for GNOME

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Software
HowTos

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.

Ubuntu, Linux, Users, Bugs

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Ubuntu

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?

ClarkConnect: Turns an Average PC into a Powerful Network Server

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Linux

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.

Sri Lankan school children soon may own “$100 laptop”

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OLPC

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.

Ubuntu on the Asus Eee PC: Part 1

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HowTos

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.

Pioneer Linux 3.0.2: Pale Xandros imitation

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Linux

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.

Picasa 2.7 beta for Linux

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Software

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.

some howtos:

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  • Short Tip: Use bluetooth mobile phone as a mouse/pointer

  • Easy TrueCrypt Handling Trough EasyCrypt
  • Xubuntu + Compiz = Pretty pretty Xubuntu
  • How to Enable or Disable Login Messages
  • Update BIOS of Dell laptop with Ubuntu
  • Video - installing Mplayer and the binary codecs

Do you Ubuntu?

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.

How to make Ubuntu to start faster

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Ubuntu

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.

Ministry of Education from Brazil is buying 3000 Debian GNU Linux computers

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Linux
Hardware

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.

ASUS Calms the Fears of Eee PC Owners with Warranty Update

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Hardware

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.

Source(Forge) of Strength or Weakness?

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OSS

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.

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Tizen News: Phones and TVs

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How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt

​Dnscrypt is a protocol that is used to improve DNS security by authenticating communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. DNSCrypt prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with. DNSCrypt is available for multi-platforms including Windows, MacOS, Unix, Android, iOS, Linux and even routers. Read
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Debian-Based Untangle 13.0 Linux Firewall Tackles Bufferbloat, Adds New Features

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