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In this guide I will show you how to install a LAMP system on Ubuntu. LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. The guide is intended to help those who have very little knowlegde of using Linux.
In this week's Distrowatch Weekly:
- Mini-Reviews: CentOS 5.0 LiveCD, Berry 0.82, and AntiX "Spartacus"
- News: Mandriva 2008 details, Gobuntu announced, Sabayon tidbits, Fedora 8 Features
- Released last week: CentOS 5.0 LiveCD, BeleniX 0.6.1, Pardus Linux 2007.2
- Upcoming releases: Sabayon Linux 3.4, OpenSUSE 10.3, Mandriva Linux 2008
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More in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly...
Free Software Mag: Debian is well respected as a stable server distribution, and most of the reviews focus on aspects appropriate to server deployments. This article covers Debian on the desktop. It is not a step by step tutorial, but focuses on the highlights of the recent Etch release.
polishlinux: Switching between the two systems tends to be irritating, especially when the secondary sytem is needed only once - to run an application WINE has refused to start, for example. Now we introduce the virtualization technology which allows to us run several systems on the same computer, at the same time.
sys-con.com: Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony observed that "some distributions have come out, claiming to be taking the 'moral high ground' by refusing to give in to 'Microsoft threats,' while openly promoting the means of circumventing proprietary software on their web sites.
computerworld.com.au: All 630 representatives in the Italian Chamber of Deputies are now allowed to request Linux for their PCs and laptops to replace current software, typically based on the Windows/Office platform.
linux.com: If you like to keep your hands on the keyboard, you may find it tricky to launch new apps, open folder and documents, and change tracks in your music playlist. Katapult is an application launcher that does everything the Alt-F2 run dialog does, and much more.
Rudd-O: Envious of how good TVTime looks compared to MythTV? Envy no more. We’re about to fix that for ya.
iTWire: The third revision of the General Public Licence has been out for just short of three weeks but plenty of people are already questioning why take-up has been so slow.
vness.wordpress.com: I’ve been using Linux Ubuntu 7.04 for less than a week. And I am soooo loving it! I love how simple and flexible it is. I can make it do anything I want!
computerworld: With about a week remaining to collect comments on a plan to adopt Ecma's Open XML standard, Massachusetts is mum on how the issue is fairing, but some who disagree with the action are already voicing their opinion publicly.
Also: OOXML Fails to Gain Approval in US
Penguin Pete: I can hear everybody now: "Petey!" you all say, slapping your foreheads Howie-Mandel-style, "Can't be!!!" Everybody knows that Mirrored Ball on Checkered Plane is the exclusive domain of 3D ray-tracers, in programs like Yafray and Blender and POVray, and in fact is such a cliche that it's the canonical first image you post in a POVray group as a rite-of-passage.
phoronix: It was just a month ago that the open-source Avivo driver for the ATI Radeon X1000 (R500) series was introduced to the public, but in this time we've seen some great progress made. If you are running into problems with the fglrx driver, stuck using the VESA driver for one reason or another, or just want to get rid of the binary blob and experiment with this open-source driver, we have written a guide for setting up the Avivo driver from source on Ubuntu.
little ubuntu: Based on a somewhat current ubuntu forum thread titled “Top Ten List of Software you need in Ubuntu Linux” the author encourages you to take a look at his article and then comment on what are your top apps.
Paul Cutler: A few months ago, I tried out Epiphany for 60 days after a particularily nasty Firefox crash caused me to lose a lot of content I was working on in a wiki page. At the end of the 60 days, I was pretty happy with Epiphany. However, a few things had me coming back to Firefox:
Jeremy’s Blog: Some people wonder why OEM Linux preloads like this didn’t happen sooner. Don’t forget that a couple companies did make small attempts, but were smacked down by Microsoft:
silwenae.org: Neil Patel upated his blog with news that Avant Window Navigator, everyone’s favorite dock-like menu bar for GNOME, now had reflections enabled (and some bug fixes) in the latest subversion thanks to some contributors.
tomdryer.com: In the default Ubuntu 6.06 LAMP server, the Apache webserver does not keep an access log. Apache’s access log is useful if you want to use a program to analyze the logs, or if you are just curious.
kernelTRAP: H. Peter Anvin submitted a series of patches rewriting the x86 setup code, "this patch set replaces the x86 setup code, which is currently all in assembly, with a version written in C, using the '.code16gcc' feature of binutils (which has been present since at least 2001.)"
softpedia: If you want an easy method to install the drivers for your Nvidia or ATI/AMD graphics card, then this guide is for you. The guide uses the Livna Nvidia and ATI/AMD drivers because they are especially designed for Fedora 7.