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Ubuntu Linux – the best Operating System for your computer

ubuntuAre you looking for a good alternative to the Windows operating system? You may want to consider Ubuntu Linux. Based on Debian GNU / Linux operating system distribution that is distributed as free. This means that you do not have to pay large sums for the purchase of an operating system like Windows.


Ubuntu 11.04 review

Ubuntu 11.04 was released and continues to be the most popular desktop Linux distribution today. In non-technical every day users, let's find out what makes this distribution differs from the rest of the previously released versions of Ubuntu or even as it would be fair to Windows 7, in terms of usability.


How to begin switching to Ubuntu

If you want to switch to Ubuntu, the worst reaction you may have to remove the hard drive and install Ubuntu. This can lead to bad experiences. The easiest way to always carry at all times operate on an entirely new operating system like Ubuntu.



Ubuntu VPN server

There are many different Ubuntu VPN server packages available on the Internet today. At first glance, this might actually sounds like a positive thing. With lots of different programs to choose from, one might think that it makes creating your own VPN is much simpler and better.



How to install Ubuntu on PS3

The fact where many people go wrong is that they are afraid to install it on their console as they are afraid that they might be banned or something like that.



How does Ubuntu look like Xp

There is now a version of Ubuntu, which looks just like Windows XP. The graphical user interface has been modified so that the user think that they use the operating system and running on the Ubuntu platform.



Meld on OS X

So far the best diff viewer I have used is Meld, which up to now I could only use on my Ubuntu Linux partition. But now, thanks to Macports, I got it running on OS X. Yeah!

I wrote this article about a year ago. As usual, technology advances, and this time it is in our favor. The hack for the .xinitrc is no longer necessary. On my machine I can install Meld straight from MacPorts and it runs straight away.

This took a bit of work, but I finally got Meld to run on OS X. The installation is very easy…just tell Macports to install Meld. In your terminal type:

Getting Meld to run on OS X was a bit trickier.....


Best of both worlds :)

One of the great benefits of Linux is the wealth of great opensource software. Prior to this experiment I thought all this software could only run on Linux, but recently I discovered that this is not true. Much of my favorite software on Ubuntu Linux can be run on OS X


Upgrading Ubuntu 8.04 to 8.10

I upgraded my 13″ MacBook and 24″ iMac from Ubuntu 8.04 to Ubuntu 8.10 (still in beta) this past week. My favorite part of Ubuntu 8.10: the tabbed file browser! The upgrade to 8.10 is remarkably simple just open your terminal and type:

There should now be an “Upgrade” button in the Update Manager window. Press it and let it run…the process was long, but painless.

On my 13″ MacBook everything upgraded well and it works better than before. On my 24″ iMac I was pleasantly surprised to find its wireless internet now works (it never did in Ubuntu 8.04). But the sound is now off and I cannot figure out how to get it working again.

I like dark themes, so I tried the new dark theme that came with 8.10. It works well, but I am really liking the Intrepid Ibex theme based on Willwill’s mockup. Here is a screenshot of my 24″ iMac and 23″ Cinema Display running Ubuntu 8.10 and willwill’s dark theme.

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex with willwill100's custom theme running on a dual-head 24" iMac and 23" Cinema Display.