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Here we are, talking about installing stuff from PPAs, but we've never posted more about the PPAs themselves. So here's a short guide on how to use a Launchpad PPA in Ubuntu. Launchpad PPAs ("Personal Package Archive") are repositories hosted on Launchpad which you can use to install (or upgrade) packages that are not available in the official Ubuntu repositories.
With JDK7 , OpenJDK and IcedTea all evolving in parallel it can get confusing about how these projects relate to each other. David Herron, which is OpenJDK Quality Lead , tries to set the record straight and explains why the JDK7 has taken so long. David starts of describing the differences between OpenJDK 6 and JDK 6:
The Eclipse packages in Ubuntu are are very out of date. The latest version in the Ubuntu repos is 3.5.2 where as the latest version of Eclipse is 3.7. I’m posting this because Ubuntu 11.04 uses the new Unity desktop which uses overlay-scrollbars (scrolls bars that are hidden until you hover over them). For some reason Eclipse 5.3.2 doesn’t like to play nice with the overlay scrollbars, and I’d rather use the newest version anyways. With Eclipse, you can just download the tar.gz file from eclipse.org and run it no problem, but I like set things up in a cleaner fashion, so here’s how I did it. 1) Download Eclipse .
We have set up a few PPAs (Personal Package Archive) so that Ubuntu users can easily install some applications which are either not yet available in the Ubuntu repositories or the Ubuntu repositories only provide an old version. Check out the latest WebUpd8 PPAs news / latest uploads @ http://ppa.webupd8.org/ So far, these PPAs are available: Oracle Java JDK 6/7/8 Installer PPA - https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/java - easily install the latest Oracle Java JDK 7 (automatically downloads and installs Oracle JDK). Update: now the PPA also has Oracle JDK6 and JDK8 packages .
MATE Desktop 1.2 for stable version has been release by MATE team, It’s a fork of Gnome 2, provides classic gnome style UI for people feel uncomfortable with Gnome 3 gnome-shell desktop. MATE Desktop is new version of the popular Desktop Environment has had a large amount of work done to it to further distance itself from GNOME, fixing all known conflicts with having GNOME installed side-by-side and finishing the process of removing all references to the original in the file structure. The new packages to the MATE Desktop world include Mozo as a fork of Alacarte, Python-Caja, Caja-gksu, and Caja-image-converter.
This page documents how to restore or recover the boot-loader ( GRUB ) after installing Windows. Some reasons to repair your boot-loader might include installing Microsoft Windows after you have installed Ubuntu, adding or removing a hard drive, or changing hard drive settings. Note: this tutorial does not apply if you had installed Ubuntu inside Windows (via the Wubi installer). In this case, please read this page . The graphical way Insert your Ubuntu CD, reboot your computer and set it to boot from CD in the BIOS and boot into a live session.
Nokuntu (Nokia+Ubuntu) is Simply and User-friendly Apps for managing Nokia phones in Ubuntu and debian based distributions. Nokuntu is unofficial nokia PC Suite for Ubuntu, this tool like Nokia PC Suite on windows OS. with nokuntu you can managing media files, synchronization, sending SMS, sending files via Nautilus, share your PC Internet connection via Bluetooth on your phone, check battery status of your phone, auto detection of USB/Bluetooth connections, and many more. Nokuntu is free and open source for both personal and commercial use, Currently nokuntu available in version 0.6.1 and support for all Debian Based distribution. thus the perfect choice for those that want an alternative for Communications apps. It comes in Basque (Euskara), English, French, Italian, and Spanish versions.
So you’ve downloaded it, you’ve installed it, and now you’re about to use it. But before you dive on in to explore, be sure to take some time out to follow our bi-annual rundown of the best post-install tips and tricks. 1. Learn What’s New
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FOSS Force Uh-oh, it’s Thursday and time for another Top 10 list. We still haven’t heard from Mr. Letterman’s lawyers, which means so far, so good. A few weeks back when we did our list on the Top 10 Reasons to Switch to Windows , we were taken to task by a commenter for being too hard on the Microsofties.
Now is a particularly good time to ditch Windows for good, for workstations as well as servers. For instance, now that Microsoft stopped supporting Windows Server 2003 on July 13, you'll need to find something different to use for your servers. Whether it's switching from Windows Server 2003 to 2008 or to Linux-based servers--or changing out tired and faulty Windows Vista desktops for the alien Windows 7 or something more user-friendly--Linux provides you with freedom and freedom of choice. You might believe that dumping Windows and switching to Linux is a difficult task, but the change in thought and the perception of that switch are the most difficult. If you've attempted an upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7, you know what pain is. Business owners find that Linux , for what was once a "niche" operating system, provides the necessary components and services on which many rely.
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Recently one of the people I've deployed Linux for came to me and wanted to purchase a new PC to replace a spare Pentium 4 PC they had sitting around that was still running Windows 2000. They had started to use the Windows 2000 PC after having it sit for a couple years, and soon found that it was not able to keep up with today's websites and other activities. Even Avast Antivirus refused to run (it would install, but would not perform a full scan).
The hands behind everyone’s favourite lightweight Linux distro ‘Lubuntu’ are hard at work crafting the next major release. Lubuntu 12.04 won’t have LTS (Long Term Support) status like its siblings Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Edbuntu but that doesn’t mean attention isn’t firmly squared on making it the best release yet. Amongst the more notable development-related news items from Lubuntu land this week are: -
The Linux desktop landscape is a diverse place. As an open-source operating system, anyone can take the code, make whatever changes they want, and release it as their own custom distribution. A land of diversity, however, also has its pitfalls. Mandriva Linux seems like the most recent candidate to fall, with the company purportedly going under on January 16th if it doesn’t receive an infusion of funds.