Almost there! Day by day we are getting closer to the final stable release of Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin the long term support release. Today the second beta release is available to download for the testing purposes. So, let’s check the recent changes to Ubuntu Precise Pangolin highlights. Continue reading
Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal comes with a great artwork wallpaper collections with different bright and dark colors suitable to different gtk themes. These backgrounds already available to Ubuntu 11.04 users. this post for non ubuntu 11.04 users. Continue reading
Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 1 Maverick Meerkat you won’t notice a big difference between it and 10.04 LTS, fixed many bugs check bug tracking on launchpad for more information.
Latest Reviews for Ubuntu 10.10
- [Reviews]: Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Alpha 2 Review ” Maverick Meerkat “
- [Reviews]: Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 3 Review “Desktop, Netbook” Maverick Meerkat
- Upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10 Beta From Ubuntu 10.04.1
- 8 Main Enhancements For Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Maverick Meerkat
- Sticking With Ubuntu 10.04 LTS OR Switching To Ubuntu 10.10
Main Enhancement On Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 1
- check the Blueprints for Maverick to know fixed bugs and upgraded packages for Maverick
- upgraded to gnome 2.31 and for Kubuntu KDE upgraded to version 4.5 beta 1
- Kernel version 2.6.34-5.12 based on Kernel 2.6.34
Download Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 1
Testing Environment using Vbox with these Hardware specification:
- Single core processor 2.1 Ghz
- 384 MB of RAM
- 12 MB of video memory
Same looking as Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, quick booting time, same installed default themes, and backgrounds, but many applications upgraded to last release.
Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 1 screenshots
Overall about Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 1
still quite early for this release to notice changes between it and older version 10.04 LTS. but it’s working really good i didn’t got any problem with at all so far.
Waiting for Alpha 2 according to schedule will be released July 1st, That’s it for now.
it’s quite good to take control of your machine using your phone with bluepad application the idea of the application two packages 1st one installed on your distribution for example Ubuntu 10.04 and the 2nd one the phone and will list the supported phones for this application.
Using Bluepad on your phone will let you to do a lot of things to control you machine such as control multimedia files for playing audio and movies files, presentations files for open office, even games you use this application as game pad.
check this video show how Bluepad working
Here some screenshots
This is the supported devices for BluePad
- Benq-Siemens EF81 – Tomas R
- Motorola V360 – Claudio
- Motorola Razr V3x – ourselves
- Motorola Razr V3xx – Michael Ellis
- Nokia 5300 – Samuel Sieb
- Nokia 6126 – Samuel Sieb
- Nokia 6131 – Alejandro Lázaro
- Nokia 6230 – David
- Nokia 6230i – Lars Friedrichs
- Nokia 6234 – Juan
- Nokia 6280 – Patrício Fernandes
- Nokia 6288 – ourselves
- Nokia 6300 – Phil (despo)
- Samsung E390 – Nelson Vinagre
- Sony Ericsson k610 – Ruben Silva
- Sony Ericsson k750 – Anna Filipova
- Sony Ericsson k510 – Anna Filipova
- Nokia 6110 Navigator – ourselves
- Nokia 6680 – ourselves
- Nokia E51 – Tito Garrido
- Nokia E61 – Tomasz Dominikowski
- Nokia N80 – Vitor Nogueira
- Nokia N95 - Mike Cronenworth
For more information about Bluepad follow this link
Inform Bluepad community if you tested this application on other devices listed up there.
That’s it for now.
Linux Mint 9 Isadora is one of the best Ubuntu based distributions, a really cool distribution if you used Ubuntu 10.04 LTS you find out it has many things on common with Linux Mint Isadora with extra packages installed on it. before we go any further will list the release announcement and download options for it here
release announcement and download options so far it’s available to download with Gnome desktop on CD, DVD for different CPUs AMD, intel, 32 bit or 64 bit
Using Isadora on virtual machine ” virtual box ” with this hardware specifications:
- single core processor 2.1
- 384 MB or RAM
- 12 MB of Video memory
Same great look for linux Mint with green color, and many new wallpaper we mentioned it on this post
Featured improvements in this release: 30,000 applications catalogued and reviewable both online and in the new software manager, brand new incremental backup tool for both data and software selection, menu transparency and editable items, USB and Windows installers, 3 years support, look & feel improvements.
A lot of new features and software packages integrated with linux mint 9 isadora check this release announcement for more information.
Using live session on the virtual machine, so it’s not expected to know exactly if this good booting time or not. but overall working good.
a really cool backup tool for linux mint some kind like apttocd application, to backup specific packages installed on the machine and you can restore it later.
also improves linux mint main menu with extra look for transparent, and same other features usually see for 3d and cube and fading…
Awesome software manager a really cool organized way to pick your applications you would like to install, and optimized with different categories and subcategories. also you can add your own review on the listed applications there and make a vote for it.
Overall it’s a great distribution working great, and still waiting for FluxBox window manager version that will come from Linux Mint community soon.
That’s it for now :)
Linux Mint 9 default wallpaper posted on linux mint blog by Clem, looks really good wallpapers I always liked linux mint desktop backgrounds. Linux mint suppose to be released on two days from now according to this post Linux Mint 9 ETA
Jet Profiler for MySQL is a really good tool to diagnostic MySQL database for tables, user performance, query, using graphical visualisation, and it’s user friendly.
Main features such as ” Top Queries, Top Users, Top Tables, Top States, Replication Profiling, Master and Slave statistics, MyISAM Lock Analysis, Query Ratings, Query Visualization, Slow Queries, Zoomable GUI, General Server Metrics, Save / Load Support, Low Overhead, Supports all MySQL Versions, …”
check this one minute video for how t o use Jet Profiler for MySQL database. Here
More information and Download Options Here
FluxBox window manager is the real simple of X window system you will have ever see, Lightweight window manger, can be modified with a lot of styles and themes, and really easy to use. FluxBox was based on BlackBox 0.61.1
Installations Guide :
1. simply open terminal and type
it will take a while till the installation process done.
and other way to install the FluxBox
2. Visit Download FluxBox site
and download the last stable version there. or if you are interesting in test development release
Download it then simply compile the package
access the directory for the download file then open terminal and type this commands
sudo make install
and here is some screenshots For FluxBox 1.1 after installing it on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with different styles
That’s it for now
Most Linux distributions released with .ISO file extension it’s quite easy to burn it on CD or DVD, Many applications you can use for burning ISO image by default on Ubuntu and Xubuntu using applications called Brasero disk burner. support Data disk burning, Audio, Video, copy disks…
Documentation Link: BurningIsoHowto
With the new release of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS many changes comes up, using it for 3 days so far and it’s working great, even after I installed many applications still working great, really nice looking themes with it ” Radiance and Ambiance “.
so here are things I like about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
that help you to split your windows. using extra pane to activate it press F3 or go to view and choose extra pane.
The good thing about it you use it to easily move or copy files and folder form pane to other.
2. Social Drop down menu
a quick access to change your empathy or Pidgin status, also access your empathy accounts, Gwibber accounts and ubuntu one.
also you update your twitter, facebook, or any other social media by typing there any thing there it will be automatically updated by Gwibber to you active accounts there.
3. Gwibber Social broadcast messages
you connect to your social websites easily using Gwibber such as Facebook, Twitter, Identi.ca, Flickr, Digg, Feedfriend,….
I had a lot of problem with in ubuntu 10.04 beta 1, but now it working great. I love it.
4. Ubuntu one Music Store
5. Themes and background
” Radiance and Ambiance ” new themes comes with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, both of them looks really good. comes with a really cool wallpapers collection. this link for who want to download ubuntu 10.04 LTS wallpaper.
6. Booting time and ext4 performance
Really awesome booting time, even after I installed many applications still booting time is great. processing time for many applications is quick. installed on ext4 formate partition. I used to use ext3 on ubuntu 9.10. but with this release ext4 performing really well.
That’s it for now. enjoy Ubuntu 10.04 LTS it’s for HUmans :)
Ubuntu fans every where, now you can choose your flavor for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS distributions, with more new distributions releases based on ubuntu 10.04 LTS for your Desktop, Netbook, light wight distribution with simple desktop interface like Xfce, Gnome, or with extra options for glassy windows and fading wobbly for that you will need a decent machine. Studio release, educational release.
With the main Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
check the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS tour here
7 Distribution based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS released so far. so here we go
Is really good choice for children, kids, teacher, school, comes with a lot of installed educational applications.
Edubuntu is an educational operating system that is a part of the Ubuntu family. It aims to make Ubuntu, the popular Linux-based operating system, a great choice for the computing needs of children, students, parents, teachers, and schools.
Mythbuntu is a community supported add-on for Ubuntu focused upon setting up a standalone MythTV based PVR system. It can be used to prepare a standalone system or for integration with an existing MythTV network. Unlike similar projects, Mythbuntu keeps close ties with Ubuntu and all development is given back to Ubuntu. This architecture allows simple conversions from a standard desktop to a Mythbuntu machine and vice versa. The development cycle of Mythbuntu closely follows that of Ubuntu, releasing every six months along side Ubuntu releases.
One of the most popular distribution based on ubuntu with KDE 4.4.2 desktop, also comes with two version for desktop and netbook
Version 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) of the very best Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu is out.
This release of Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix features a full command-line environment with up-to-date versions of the most powerful free/libre open-source data recovery software including GNU ddrescue, Photorec, The Sleuth Kit and Gnu-fdisk. Packages new to the Rescue Remix include aoetools, array-info, ext3-grep, gptsync, kpartx, and scrounge-ntfs.
This is still beta version last release so far 10.04 beta 3, using LXDE desktop, you can use this distribution on old machines, with really low hardware specifications.
The Lubuntu Lucid Beta 3 is now available released by Julien Lavergne. We are now close to the final release, this beta should be the last one before final release. The status of this final release is not determined yet (“beta stable”, “rc final” …), that’s why its a beta and not a rc like other *buntu. However, final release is still planned for the end of this month, or in very early May.
Gnome desktop with a lot of really good applications for editing and modifying multimedia files.
Ubuntu Studio. A multimedia creation flavor of Ubuntu.
Ubuntu Studio is aimed at the GNU/Linux audio, video and graphic enthusiast as well as professional.
We provide a suite of the best open-source applications available for multimedia creation. Completely free to use, modify and redistribute. Your only limitation is your imagination.
That’s it for now. will keep you up to date
10 free GNU/Linux Administration Books
Linux based distributions have a lot of different administration options and privilege options, Books listed here will help you with administrations privilege for different distributions debian, fedora, redhat, ubuntu, gentoo, opensuse, mandriva, …..
Also other books for security administrations, and files system directory hierarchy, software help you to secure you system, securing VPN servers,…
## so here we go…
This documentation will attempt to summarize the installation and configuration, as well as the day-to-day administrative and maintenance procedures that should be followed to keep a Linux-based server or desktop system up and running. It is geared to an audience of both corporate as well as home users. It is not intended to be a full overview of Unix operations, as there are several good texts available as well as on-line documentation which can be referred to in cases where more detailed information is required.
The Linux System Administrator’s Guide, describes the system administration aspects of using Linux. It is intended for people who know next to nothing about system administration (those saying “what is it?”), but who have already mastered at least the basics of normal usage. This manual doesn’t tell you how to install Linux; that is described in the Installation and Getting Started document. See below for more information about Linux manuals.
The filesystem standard has been designed to be used by Unix distribution developers, package developers, and system implementors. However, it is primarily intended to be a reference and is not a tutorial on how to manage a Unix filesystem or directory hierarchy.
There are numerous definitions for “computer security”, and most of them are correct. Essentially computer security means enforcement of usage policies, this must be done since people and software have flaws that can result in accidents, but also because someone may want to steal your information, use your resources inappropriately or simply deny you the use of your resources.
This manual assumes the reader is familiar with using a Unix system and/or understands Debian User Reference Manual. Additional reading for System Administrator is Debian GNU/Linux Network Administrator’s Manual. Both of these are available from the Debian Documentation Project. Another useful book is “Linux System Administrator’s Guide” by Lars Wirzenius, available from Linux Documentation Project, http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/ .
The target audience of the book is anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of how computer systems work, as well as anyone who is likely to become involved with the technical aspects of computer intrusion or system analysis. These are not only system administrators, incident responders, other computer security professionals, or forensic analysts, but also anyone who is concerned about the impact of computer forensics on privacy.
Call it the Linux fallacy. It’s the conventional wisdom that says Linux/UNIX gives you lots of power and reliability in exchange for far more complex and costly systems management. But in fact Linux/UNIX shouldn’t be a tradeoff–as long as you also implement a set of proven best practices.
The GNU/Linux systems have reached an important level of maturity, allowing to integrate them in almost any kind of work environment, from a desktop PC to the sever facilities of a big company.
In the course Systems Administration. It is an attempt to give you an overview of the course and more importantly of computing, Linux and Systems Administration.
Many students commented that they felt lost in the detail of Linux without having an overall picture of how it fits together. Hopefully this chapter will go some way towards solving this problem, and will provide some sort of small map and compass so you have an idea of where you are and where you are going.
The aim of this book is to get you up to speed with GNU/Linux and to deliver a fun and productive environment. It guides you through the many different regions of a GNU/Linux system with a focus on getting your desktop environment to do what you want it to do. It is comprehensive with basic support for the user who installs and maintains the system themselves (whether in the home, office, club, or school). It provides insights and step-by-step procedures that deal with specific tasks in setting your system up and maintaining it. The book covers many of the core features of a GNU/Linux system and you will gain the knowledge to enjoy and use one of the most comprehensive and useful developments in the history of computing.