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Ubuntu includes packages for Asterisk and Zaptel, but they may not be up to date, or the newer packages may only be available in newer Ubuntu releases. With this procedure you can install the latest version of Asterisk by compiling from source.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- News: Fedora Core 6, Ubuntu upgrade woes, Oracle Linux, Patrick Volkerding, Yellow Dog Linux 5.0
- First looks: Elive 0.5
- Released last week: Fedora Core 6, Ubuntu 6.10
- Upcoming releases: NetBSD 3.1, OpenBSD 4.0
- New addition: Oracle Unbreakable Linux
- New distributions: ArtistX, Emanon Linux, Majilux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
The last time I reviewed Fedora (Core 5, here) I was left a bit annoyed overall. Frustrated, as idealism had gotten the best of what I was hoping to be a solid distribution. This time around I'm hoping Fedora will be on the right path.
Bigger and Badder! The Fifth Annual Southern California Linux Expo is coming! It will be February 10-11, 2007, at The Westin Los Angeles Airport.
We have already discussed how to upgrade ubuntu dapper to edgyeft and some people are complaing after upgrade they had problems related to x server and update problems.I have collected some of the common problems and their solutions from ubuntu forums.
Also: How not to break Ubuntu upgrades
There's an ancient Unix practice of keeping a system-wide phone directory in /usr/share/ with one-line entries containing name, location, and number, and a shell script named something like phone or tel that calls grep to output lines that match whatever arguments you give. You can improve on that method to create a personal contact manager with surprising speed and power.
The free and open source software industry should follow the lead of the Creative Commons project to make it easier for developers to understand and choose open source licenses.
Cheap little servers handle so much of the Internet’s dirty work that giant computers known as mainframes, which debuted 50 years ago and often cost more than $1 million, are supposed to be passe. Yet mainframes are inspiring new ways of doing things at organizations like Hoplon.
When asked to explain the purpose of spreadsheets, most people think of calculations first. And it's true that spreadsheets like Calcs have hundreds of different functions for performing calculations. However, probably the most common tasks in spreadsheets is manipulating lists.
All the Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) reviews you can dream of. So far reviews from Linux.com, Arsgeek, Lunapark6, Element14, mo79online, sencer.de, Manufactured Enviroments, first impressions at Technical Itch + the Ubuntu forums and screenshot tours at TheCodingStudio + several blog entries.
As with major Linux distributions, making it easy for a novice to install and configure is one of the most important keys to piquing their interest and with PC-BSD installation was just as easy as installing Xandros.
The origins of LDAP begin with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) based in Geneva. ITU began setting email standards which required a directory of names (and other information) that could be accessed across networks in a hierarchical fashion not dissimilar to DNS. The result of their work resulted in the X.500 series of standards which defined DAP (Directory Access Protocol), the protocol for accessing a networked directory service.
Finally version 2.0 of Frozen Bubble the highly addictive puzzle game has been released. Besides some graphical improvements like 3D-based images and antialised messages the developers added network multiplayer support.
Also: Dirk Dashing: Secret Agent! released for Linux
If you want to select your preferred applications for Web browser,Mail reader and terminal emulator you can select very easily from gnome preferred application option.
Suppose there was a software category so ubiquitous that virtually everyone used it and anyone could get the software for free. Suppose, also, that the software was highly standards-based, so much so that it did not require any patented or proprietary technologies to work. That software would be a perfect candidate for open source, right?
Rickford Grant is not new to books for novice Linux users (see Linux Made Easy and Linux For Non-Geeks). This is the first one I’ve read, however. My motive here is to find Linux distros that are truly for Linux novices, and that also have books available for them. There is also the hope (perhaps vain) that there is a book and distro for the novice computer user.
Like most languages, PHP allows developers to accomplish the same tasks using several different methods. I think most of us stick with whatever habits we fall into without really ever examining which methods might be the most efficent: Is there any performance difference between for and while? Is the ternary operator slower or faster than an if statement?
Over the years, this question is raised again and again. AFAIK last year was declared as "Linux Desktop Year" (or is it current year?). I got a nice baseball cap from Novell on LinuxWorld San Francisco, which says "Your desktop is ready."
Also: Linux is ready for the desktop, and this is no longer a debatable matter
Somebody recently noted that, what with all the bombing and killing and tyrannical madness going on in the world, how can we waste all this time talking about free software? Surely there's more important stuff to worry about? Free software does, in my opinion, make significant strides forward in creating long-term peace for humanity.
Sure, you can use the plain vanilla Firefox, but even though Firefox is already a gazillion times easier to use than IE, not to mention more reliable, adding selected extensions increases its power and adds functionality that you didn't even realize you wanted. In my opinion, Firefox extensions are awesome.