Ubuntu 10.10 on 10/10, AskUbuntu (aka Ubuntu.StackExchange) also launched

You must’ve heard enough number of times about Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat” being released today, so I won’t bore you with the details. What I would like to highlight is that AskUbuntu, previously known as ubuntu.stackexchange.com, was also launched today. For the unknown, Stack Exchange is collection of sites focusing on Question & Answer style, instead of…

A Comprehensive List of Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) and Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10) Repositories

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 update, which…

Find out how much space each file is occupying

Consider this situation. You want to know much space is available on your hard disk. No big deal, du can tell you the stats. For this open the terminal and type du -h. You will get the required details as below sathya@shaman:~$ du -h /home/sathya/Downloads 35M     /home/sathya/Downloads/kubuntu debs 177M    /home/sathya/Downloads sathya@shaman:~$ du -h /home/sathya/Downloads/kubuntu\ debs/…