Ubuntu Natty to skip changelogs

Due to the continuous demand for downsizing both our installation media, as well as the install footprint, we looked for packages which we should eliminate  […], but also for stuff that users generally don’t need and won’t miss. IMO package changelogs very much fall into the latter category, so they were very high on the “first against the wall”…

Speed Up apt-get Downloads in Debian / Ubuntu and it’s derivatives

Enter apt-fast. apt-fast is an apt-get supplement/replacement script by Matt Parnell. Basically apt-fast does pretty much the same thing as apt-get does, except that the download part of it is handled by axel. The result being that your program installation downloads finish faster. A lot faster. Up to 26-times, according to Matt. via Speed Up…

openSUSE’s software manager lists Mono apps under Proprietary Applications Pattern

I’ve been using openSUSE for quite some time now, but this is definitely the first time that I’ve noticed this ( though probably because I tend to use zypper or the 1-click install rather than entering YaST). Edit: Output of zypper lr -u http://pastebin.com/awfeBeLP Output of zypper se -s -i -t pattern http://pastebin.com/DJc8HsLG Output of…