Cool Infographics - Blog 10 Tips for After You Install or Upgrade Ubuntu Ubuntu is becoming more and more complete and easy to configure. However, like any operating system there’s work to be done after the installation. Here’s a list of 10 tips that you can use after installing or upgrading Ubuntu. Install software faster As a commenter on Slashdot said: I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if thousands of apt-get repositories had cried out in pain, and were suddenly silenced. The Ubuntu software repositories can get really slow, and even stop responding completely around the time of a major Ubuntu release. Install restricted extras (and enable the multiverse repository) Install support for playback of many types of audio and video, web fonts, Java, Flash, and DVD playback all in one go. Open Applications->Add/Remove. Silence the internal speaker beep Some Ubuntu applications make heavy use of that annoying speaker inside your PC’s case, such as Firefox when you are searching in a page. Clear partition icons off the desktop Remove old configuration files
14 cool free fonts It’s been a while since our last collection of free fonts. Most of the fonts shared in this post shouldn’t be used for blocks of text, but they can be interesting for titles. 1. A script font with tons of ligatures and alternate. 2. Clean and lightweight sans-serif font. 3. Extra-bold rounded sans-serif, not very readable but some letters are really cool (the capital “N” for example) 4. Monospaced font designed for coding. 5. Very light and elegant sans-serif font. 6. Font pack by Jean-François Porchez for Conqueror. 7. A grungy script font. 8. A font in a font in a font, Matryoshka is inspired by russian wooden dolls. 9. Elegant script font. 10. Bold and powerful font with a squared look. 11. Font inspired by the letter style of British car plates. 12. Font inspired by the work of Saul Bass. 13. Nice bold sans-serif font. 14. Ultra-bold slab serif typeface that is reminiscent of old American Western woodcuts, broadsides, and newspaper headlines.
Seamlessly integrate XP into Linux with SeamlessRDP To make this work, you need three tools installed on your system. Though not open source, VMware Server is free as in beer; it requires a license number that you get from the same page where you download the program. (Of course you also need a copy of Windows XP to run under VMware Server.) rdesktop is a Remote Desktop Protocol client bundled with virtually every Linux distro, and Cendio's SeamlessRDP is a GPL-licensed utility that lets you integrate rdesktop with Windows XP. With this solution, you're connecting to a virtual machine in the background, but you don't see a window frame or the Windows desktop. All you see is the Windows XP menu bar along with your regular KDE or GNOME menu bar, creating the illusion that both operating systems are working at the same time side by side. To start, install Windows XP in VMware with the usual options, and make sure to set the network connection option to Network Address Translation (NAT). Now it's time to use rdesktop. Voilà!
Installing LAMP On Ubuntu For Newbies | HowtoForge - Linux Howto In this guide I will show you how to install a LAMP system. LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. The guide is intended to help those who have very little knowlegde of using Linux. Install Apache To start off we will install Apache. 1. 2. sudo apt-get install apache2 3. Testing Apache To make sure everything installed correctly we will now test Apache to ensure it is working properly. 1. You should see a folder entitled apache2-default/. Install PHP In this part we will install PHP 5. Step 1. Step 2. sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5 Step 3. sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart Test PHP To ensure there are no issues with PHP let's give it a quick test run. Step 1. sudo gedit /var/www/testphp.php This will open up a file called phptest.php. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. The page should look like this: Congrats you have now installed both Apache and PHP! Install MySQL To finish this guide up we will install MySQL. Step 1. Step 2 (optional). Step 3.
35 Cool Applications to install on Ubuntu 7.04 35 Cool Applications to install on Ubuntu 7.04 Ubuntu 7.04 is undoubtedly one of the most popular Linux distribution especially for Linux newbies , now overall it is extremely usable and good but a very limited number of applications are by default shipped with Ubuntu 7.04 . Now here in this sudo aptitude install libqt3-mt and sudo dpkg -i opera_9.20-20070409.6-shared-qt_en_i386.deb After completing above step launch opera from (Applications -> Internet -> Opera ) 2. Downloader for X is a nice download manager that allows downloading files from Internet , pausing them and downloading them later . Anyways to install " Downloader for X " type the following command in the terminal window. ¨sudo aptitude install d4x " After installation is over launch ¨Downloader for X¨ by typing ¨d4x¨ in the terminal window , or by going to (Applications-> Internet -> Downloader for X ) This is how Downloader for X looks 3. sudo aptitude install amarok AmaroK running on Ubuntu 4. sudo aptitude install skype 5. 6. 7.
Using VirtualBox to run Ubuntu and any other operating system GNU/Linux can be scary to a new user. After all, what if you mess up? What if you end up corrupting your hard drive so badly that you need to format it to get rid of GNU/Linux? First, choose which virtualization tool to use. VirtualBox is free software. Getting VirtualBox varies from platform to platform. Now that VirtualBox is installed, create your first virtual machine. Select the “New” button (or hit Ctrl + N). Figure 1: New Machine Wizard Click “Next”. Figure 2: New Virtual Disk Wizard Click “New”, and yet another window opens. Now, click “Ubuntu” once, then click “Settings” (figure 3). Figure 3: Adding a CD/DVD-Rom Select “CD/DVD-ROM”. You are now ready. Figure 4: The Ubuntu installer Select “Start or Install Ubuntu”, with the arrow keys, then hit “Enter”. Now that Ubuntu is up and running, do some more advanced things with it. Another powerful tool that VirtualBox offers is the pause feature. Ubuntu isn’t the only GNU/Linux distribution (or operating system) that VirtualBox can run.
Anatomy of the Linux kernel History and architectural decomposition M. Tim JonesPublished on June 06, 2007 Given that the goal of this article is to introduce you to the Linux kernel and explore its architecture and major components, let's start with a short tour of Linux kernel history, then look at the Linux kernel architecture from 30,000 feet, and, finally, examine its major subsystems. A short tour of Linux history Linux or GNU/Linux? You've probably noticed that Linux as an operating system is referred to in some cases as "Linux" and in others as "GNU/Linux." While Linux is arguably the most popular open source operating system, its history is actually quite short considering the timeline of operating systems. In the 1960s, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a host of companies developed an experimental operating system called Multics (or Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) for the GE-645. Figure 1. View image at full size Introduction to the Linux kernel Figure 2. View image at full size