Element 1.1 Release Announcment and Notes

We are pleased to announce the release of Element 1.1,
which is available immediately for free download!
This is the first service pack for the Element 1 series Linux based operating system, it includes several requested features, general package upgrades, upstream bug fixes, and visual enhancements to our themes.
Notable additions in this release include:
– Element Glassy default […]

Quick Review: What You Should Expect For Ubuntu 10.04

Ubuntu is set to release their next Long Term Support version at the end of April, and we now have a beta version to look at and see what we can expect. There are some pretty big changes coming in Lucid Lynx, many of which are partly or fully implemented in the current beta. There […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #186

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is Issue #186 for the week March 21st – March 27th, 2010 and is available here.
In this issue we cover:
* Mark Shuttleworth: Less is more. But still less
* Ubuntu Server Survey 2010 released
* Ubuntu One Music Store now in public beta
* Ubuntu One Blog: Updates to web contacts
* […]

Meet the New Apps Getting Ready for Ubuntu Lucid 10.04

Ubuntu 10.04 codenamed Lucid Lynx is on the verge of its final descent. A lot of new things are coming your way. Ubuntu Artwork Pool in Flickr is buzzing with activity, so is the awesome Community Contributed Themes at Ubuntu Artwork Wiki page. But apart from these eye candy, in a more subtle way, […]

Lucid Dreams and Death By Techno

Hello, everyone. My name is Marcel and I’m a technology addict.
I stand before you today, naked (figuratively speaking, of course), laying my deepest, darkest, secrets out for all to see. You see, I love technology. All kinds of technology. Computers. Televisions. Cars. Smart phones. Computer programs. Airplanes. Linux distributions. Keychains with tiny screens to display […]

Interview with Amber Graner

Penelope Stowe: Please tell us a little about yourself.
Amber Graner: First, thanks for asking me to do the interview. I have to say I am usually the one on the other side asking the questions so this is fun twist. I am an Ubuntu user advocate, active Ubuntu community member, Ubuntu User Magazine Blogger and […]

11 Crucial Things an Ubuntu Newbie Should Know

As I was sitting here, preparing to write this article, my mind wandered back to the day I accidentally wiped out a Windows installation with a Gutsy Gibbon CD. I thought I was in trouble. I had just knocked out my work documents, including various templates I made, along with scanner support, and my Adobe […]

Microsoft Pulls an EDGI in Russia to Block GNU/Linux in Schools

Microsoft is dumping Windows on all Russian schools in order to hinder the nationwide migration to GNU/Linux, which it has already attempted to derail several times before
Microsoft uses EDGI to derail another migration to GNU/Linux. The company has no shame and it also continues to show its anti-competitive nature.
Read more at Boycott Novell

Vista 7 Cracked Again

WINDOWS is not doing terribly well. The margins are low and Microsoft relies on bundling alone (which requires a hardware buying spree). Looking at the past week’s news, there was one headline alone with “Vista” in it and just 5 clusters of headlines about “Windows 7″, 1 of which was a whitepaper.
Vista 7 is hardly […]

openSUSE Weekly News 116 is out!

We are pleased to announce: Issue 116 of openSUSE Weekly News is out! [0] * 1 Editors Note * 2 Announcements o 2.1 openSUSE News: Planet SUSE Status o 2.2 openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 4 Release * 3 Status Updates o 3.1 Build Service + 3.1.1 Build Team Meeting + 3.1.2 Pavol Rusnak: zypper – dependency […]

Are You Ready for the New, Easier Wikipedia?

Wikipedia, the online user-created encyclopedia and the number six website on the Internet today, is about to get a makeover. And it’s a big one. According to a blog post from the Wikimedia Foundation User Experience team detailing the changes, the upcoming Wikipedia redesign, due to launch April 5, aims to make the site easier […]

NVIDIA Drops Their Open-Source Driver, Refers Users To VESA Driver

NVIDIA’s open-source Linux efforts as it concerns their GPU support have historically been minimal. The xf86-video-nv driver has been around that provides very basic 2D acceleration and a crippled set of features besides that (no proper RandR 1.2/1.3, KMS, power management, etc) while the code has also been obfuscated to try to protect their intellectual […]

Microsoft’s Security Failures Help GNU/Linux

Summary: The idea of live CDs running GNU/Linux is promoted by realisation of Windows’ fundamental flaws
• Can Ubuntu save online banking?
Not really, says McLaughlin, a Certified Information Security Professional and CIO of CNL Bank. Accessing online banking from your everyday PC is just asking for trouble, he says.

Dell Brings Specialized Cloud Computing Infrastructure To The Mainstream

Building on years of customer collaboration as the infrastructure partner for some of the world’s largest cloud service providers and hyperscale data center operators, Dell today announced new solutions, systems and services designed to help more customers build efficient and affordable cloud computing and hyperscale data center installations.
The News:

New integrated cloud infrastructure solutions comprised of […]

Debianpackagemaker – A simple and straight forward ubuntu package maker

DebianPackageMaker is a simple user interface/tool to make a debian package easier and straightforward to use and deploy your linux application to any debian based distro.
You can build debian packages using two modes:
* Target Mode
o Manually specify the installation directory and the files to be installed in the target installation directory.
* Source Mode
o Debian […]

How To Create A MultiBoot LiveUSB Using A GUI [Ubuntu]

MultiBoot is an application similar to the MultiCD script which we wrote a while back, except MultiBoot comes with a GUI so is somewhat easier to use for non-technical users.
What MultiBoot does is allows you to make a live USB with multiple Linux distributions. A list of supported Linux distributions can be found HERE.
To install […]

IBM, Canonical to sell Ubuntu-ready netbooks in Africa

IBM, Canonical, and Simmtronics announced they will market an Intel Atom-based netbook in emerging markets. The Simmbook will be preloaded with the cloud-oriented IBM Client for Smart Work Linux distro, based on Ubuntu Netbook Remix, and will first be made available in Africa for just $190.
In addition to selling in Africa, the Linux-ready Simmbook will […]

Use your favorite video as an animated background in Ubuntu | Howto

This is a gallery where you will find nature and landscape dreamscene loops, like animated Waterfalles, Mountains, Beaches, Cities and more, you can also use your favorite video`s. so, What about using videos as animated background in your ubuntu? (Videos are in .wmv format , to use them as a background first convert them to […]

Cloudy with a chance of Linux: Canonical aims to cash in

Although Ubuntu is generally regarded as a desktop Linux distribution, the sever variant is becoming increasingly popular in the cloud. It is silently infiltrating server rooms and gaining traction in enterprise environments. A recent survey published by Canonical provides some insight into adoption trends of Ubuntu on production servers.
As Ubuntu’s presence in the server space […]

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: Free Culture Showcase Winners!

We have two heroes of Free Culture who will have their pieces of art released on the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS CDs. Without further ado let me present you the two winners of this cycle’s Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase and what they have to say about themselves, their work and Ubuntu:
Read more at The Fridge