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?
I received an interesting email the other day that I wanted to share with you:
Here’s another tip-of-the-cap for Linux Mint, as compared to my Ubuntu distro.
Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced its newly created Partner Programme to drive awareness and adoption of business-ready, Open Source server platforms, and desktop solutions.
Five days ago I installed linux for the first time in a decade. am I impressed? Hell yes. upfront, ease of use, intuitive configuration and accessibility were great. everything was detected and worked out of the box, or should i say out of the ISO.
Written in Java and released under the GPL, iDART (intelligent Dispensing of Antiretroviral Treatment) is a pharmacy system designed for use at antiretroviral (ARV) pharmacies in the public health sector. Initially distributed only as software, it was generally implemented on machines using Windows.
My baby is turning 1. It's time to get her a laptop.
This is pretty self-evident to me, but not to the American Academy of Pediatrics, which recommends "no screen time" for children under 2 and at most 1 or 2 hours daily for kids.
Ubuntu announced the release of 5.10 almost 18 months ago, on October 13th. As with the earlier releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 18 months. The support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 5.10 will reach end of life on Friday April 13th 2007.
Last week I gave you half of my Top Ten Names for Ubuntu releases. As a reminder, they were: 'pissy porcupine', 'bitty bat', 'virtual viper', 'talky tortoise', and (my favorite) 'kinky kangaroo'. Now here are the rest.
On top of the migration-assistant and other features being worked on by Ubuntu developers for future releases, one of the items that has been on the table for a while is an Ubuntu Easy Business Server.
If you’ve never installed a modern Linux distribution and you’re worried about how difficult it will be because you’ve heard awful stories about the process, let me assure you that it is as easy as pie. Easier, probably, now that I think about trying to actually make a pie.
Another major update came across the wire today: 149 packages downloaded and installed. Observations so far include:
* A new kernel update, to 2.6.20-10. The kernel was built using gcc 4.1.2, which is also part of this installation.
* Gnome is now officially upgraded to 2.18.0.
* Sound is working again.
The background. We usually do localization weekends every month or so, when we cleanup the Hungarian translations in Rosetta a bit, and also send some stuff upstream.
In a very very strange turn of events, Canonical has refused to ship me CDs of its Linux distribution, Ubuntu.
Only a few hours after playing with Vista, I resized that partition (Vista now has a “shrink” utility) to 60 MBs and left 40 MBs free for Ubuntu (the rest 20 GBs are reserved by DELL as a recovery partition).
The other day i thought I'd give linux a shot. so I went along to the ubuntu page (http://www.ubuntu.com) and clicked download. downloaded the iso for 6.10 that went pretty quickly - while I was doing other bits and pieces on the web, and it took a grand total of about 45 minutes.
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 first article, Part 1, will detail my experience installing and updating Ubuntu. I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu, 6.1.
Ubuntu is based on Debian and perhaps the hottest distro today. The main difference between Windows and Ubuntu (and most other Linux distros) is that Ubuntu just simply works, out of the box. (As you can already guess, I am somewhat baised on the issue Windows vs Linux…)
I just installed Ubuntu 6.06 (also known as Dapper Drake). The installation, as always was fast and easy. XP installs usually takes about an hour but Ubuntu took a halfhour top.
Recently we managed to fund the purchase of 16 new computers in my wife’s primary school. The old hardware were Pentium III 500 MHz boxes running Windows 98. When I connected the computer room to the DSL router (Linksys WRT54G running DD-WRT), they were all crying for security updates.
When French MPs and their assistants return from their summer break this June, they will conduct parliamentary business on PCs running Ubuntu. From the next session of parliament, 1,154 desks will feature the Linux-based PCs.
At the time of the latest IT refresh for parliamentary assistants, France's parliament, the National Assembly decided to switch from Windows to Linux, allowing the 577 MPs to switch to non-proprietary software for the first time.