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Feisty beta gets a big +1 from me

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I put a straight Feisty Ubuntu installation on my fastest machine (1Ghz :roll: ) yesterday. I don’t have to tell you that I’m not a real big fan of Gnome or the default Ubuntu environment, but I have to admit that things are looking very good.

Mark Shuttleworth: Beryl 0.2.1 in Universe

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I was thrilled to see a slew of new Beryl packages land in Ubuntu yesterday.

There’s been a furious amount of activity from the MOTU and Beryl upstreams to get these packages ready for Feisty inclusion - cleaning up copyright issues as well as getting the packages themselves into first class order. Now the rest of us can test Beryl simply by:

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta: Some install notes

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I installed Ubuntu 7.04 beta 1 just to see if it all works.

I used the alternative install, “just a matter of preference”, and kept my /home partition in tact as usual.

Installation went fine, but when I was done the resolution was too low: 1280×1024, I wanted 1400×1050

First I decided to try the “Restricted Drivers Manager”. Its in System > Administration.

How To Revive An Old PC With Linux

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What do you do with an old computer? Say, a 386-generation PC running Windows 98 that hadn't been patched in years, with a 20-Gbyte hard drive most likely infected with all manner of viruses, spyware, and other maladjusted programs?

Adopting Ubuntu

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In all the "switcher" TV ads that the folks in Apple's marketing department have come up with, the choice is always the same. Go with the clunky and complicated Microsoft Windows machine, or pick up the hip and sleek designer Apple computer running the Mac OS (hip and sleek short form for "operating system"). They're good ads — heck, I've even gone to Apple's website just to watch them.

Ubuntu Feisty goes after Windows users

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The Ubuntu team yesterday announced the beta release of Ubuntu 7.04.

In an email release the team said: "Ubuntu 7.04 is the most user-friendly Ubuntu to date and includes a ground-breaking Windows migration assistant, excellent wireless networking support and improved multimedia support."

Feisty Fawn Beta 1 Review Part I

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I currently use Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft as my primary desktop. As much as I like Ubuntu, it is not without it's faults. Feisty Fawn is the upcoming 2007 release of Ubuntu, and I have high hopes for it and Desktop Linux in general this year. I have even converted one of my dorm mates to Ubuntu when he was impressed with the speed of Linux.

Ubuntu Feisty beta delayed

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The beta release of Ubuntu Feisty, the latest release of the popular Linux operating system, has been delayed for a day because of kernel issues.

In an email to the Ubuntu developers list early this morning Tollef Fog Heen wrote: "The beta release [of Feisty] is delayed until Friday due to a kernel regression which caused problems booting quite a large number of systems.

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft)

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This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses.

Installing and using Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Herd 5

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I installed Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Herd 5 yesterday morning on an IBM T43 laptop. As I understand it, Herd 5 is basically the last alpha before the Feisty Fawn beta freeze. I wouldn't normally bother messing around with an alpha Linux distro, but I had two good reasons for trying it.

Lightweight Linux That's Both Beautiful *and* Functional

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KDE is, in this writer's humble opinion, the best desktop environment for computers today. It is even better than the almost universally praised Mac OS X. It goes without saying that it is better than any Microsoft product.

Four weeks with Ubuntu Linux on the desktop, Part 3

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n January 30th I installed Ubuntu Linux and decided to give it a serious try. I’ve heard that installing software on Linux is very difficult. That may have been true once but it is a myth today. The truth is, installing software in Ubuntu is a far better and easier process that it has ever been in Windows.

Jono Bacon: Connected diversity

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What was particularly interesting (apart from the the fact that most of the people who didn’t use Ubuntu used Gentoo) was how Ubuntu, and as such Linux and free software, is becoming part and parcel of peoples lives.

The Ubuntu Experience, Part 2

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PC World recently did a feature article on Operating Systems, and named Ubuntu as their favorite Linux distribution. I decided to document my experience working with Ubuntu, and this second article, Part 2, will detail my experience installing and using applications. I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu, 6.1.

Installing More Applications

To Ubuntu or to Kubuntu

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Within four days, I’ve reformatted my hard drive and installed Ubuntu and Kubuntu in quick successions…twice. So that’s a total of four Linux installations in four days. Once again, I was haunted by the ghost of indecision. Should I go for Ubuntu with the clean, minimalistic Gnome, or embrace Kubuntu with the fancy, aesthetic KDE?

My First Two Months With Ubuntu

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It’s been a little over two full months that I’ve been using Ubuntu Linux as my sole operating system (cold turkey switch from Windows) and I think it’s about time to share some thoughts, some links, and hopefully a little knowledge that I’ve picked up along the way.

Integrating amavisd-new Into Postfix For Spam- And Virus-Scanning

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This article shows how to integrate amavisd-new into a Postfix mail server for spam- and virus-scanning. amavisd-new is a high-performance interface between MTAs such as Postfix and content checkers: virus scanners, and/or SpamAssassin.

Ubuntu's Migration Assistant Works!

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Earlier this month I covered Ubuntu's Migration Assistant, which is one of the features that will be found in Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn. The migration-assistant is designed to make it very easy for Microsoft Windows converts to jump into the Ubuntu world by automatically transferring files and settings.

Ubuntu Restricted Drivers Manager

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When trying out an Ubuntu daily LiveCD yesterday I noticed the new Ubuntu Restricted Drivers Manager. This manager makes it incredibly easy to manage the binary blob drivers. By default are the ATI/AMD and NVIDIA drivers, and from there you can literally install the drivers almost instantly. It should be very nice for new users!

The Visual History of Ubuntu

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While Debian has been around for over a decade, Gentoo for five years, and Mandriva/Mandrake for nearly nine years, in less than three years of existence Ubuntu has received the most attention and generated the greatest amount of publicity in the Linux limelight. Why is that?

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