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A Comprehensive List of Ubuntu Hardy ...

Installing Linux software through repositories is the safe bet. In respect with Ubuntu, there are many software in Intrepid Ibex which I feel is crap. For eg: the “Hardware Drivers” does not have drivers for older kernels. On the other hand, there are many software (like Brasero, Transmission,Totem,VLC etc.) in Hardy that needs up [...]

DropBox client now available for Linu...

Dropbox – the awesome online file-storage, and syncing utility finally gets a Linux client! The developers have been promising a Linux client since day one and though it took them a while to get it – it’s finally here! (more…)

Fedora 9 Released

It’s the season of Linux distribution releases! Ubuntu was released about 3 weeks ago, and now it’s time for Fedora 9, aka “Sulphur”. So What’s new? PackageKit Much Like Ubuntu’s Add/Remove Programs, Fedora gets a similar one, known as “PacakgeKit”.PackageKit is a cross-distribution package man [...]

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Chronicles &#...

Quite a lot of people have been waiting for the latest release of Ubuntu, version 8.04 dubbed the “Hardy Heron” – primarily because it’s a LTS release. So how does the Hardy Heron stack up? I decided to jump into the Hardy Heron brigade and have a look. Is it worth the upgrade? Read on to find out more! System Specific [...]

Countdown to Ubuntu 8.04: The Hardy H...

It’s that time of the year. Everyone’s excited and looking forward to it. Ofcourse it’s the release of the next LTS version of Ubuntu, Ubuntu 8.04, aka Hardy Heron. So what’re new features expected in Hardy Heron you ask? Well here are some of them (more…)

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Gets An XRandR GUI

Here’s a much needed feature, the next version of Ubuntu, Ubuntu 8.04 aka the Hardy Heron will finally feature a XRandR GUI.  This feature has been implemented under Alpha 6. Basically this allows the user to change, amongst others, resolution, refresh rate, rotation(ie, to rotate the screen by X degrees) on-the-fly, using the RandR 1.2 [...]

Presenting Ubuntu 8.10ish – The...

Mark Shuttleworth today posted on the Ubuntu Mailing list, what is planned for the next version of Ubuntu, titled The Intrepid Ibex which would most likely have a version number of 8.10 and be released around October 2008. To quote him, With Hardy now past feature-freeze it’s time to start to plan features that are being lined up for in [...]

KDE 4.0 Release

After countless days of waiting, KDE4.0, the first release of the KDE4 framework was released on Friday, January 11. Here’s an official announcement from KDE’s site: The KDE Community is thrilled to announce the immediate availability of KDE 4.0. This significant release marks both the end of the long and intensive development cyc [...]

Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron”...

The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. Hardy Heron Alpha 2 is the second alpha release of Ubuntu 8.04, and with this new alpha release comes a whole host of excellent new features. Note: This is still an alpha release. Do not install it on pr [...]

10 Rocking Feature in 10 Days: AppArm...

Corey Burger talks about Novell’s AppAPrmour implementation in Gutsy in the 7th part of the series: So what does AppArmor do? AppArmor helps you keep your computer secure by restricting what certain applications can do. This means that if somebody discovers a new way to exploit protected software, AppArmor helps reduce the risk by limit [...]