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Ubuntu is ready for any computer user

I believe that today Ubuntu has come to a state that makes it easy to install and use by any computer user. If you can work with Microsoft Windows, you should have no problem working with Ubuntu. The transition from Windows to Ubuntu might take a short time of adjustment, but by any standard it is not a difficult transition. Ubuntu is built to be easy as possible, and it gets easier from day to day. In addition the web community is very supportive, and it is easy to find on-line help whenever a problem oucers. I will try to explain some of the stuff that beginners need to now in my new blog: http://ubuntua2z.blogspot.com . My guides will be written with the less technically inclined computer users in mind. I will also use http://www.ubuntux.org as place to exchange ideas about these issues with my peers. 

How To Use NTFS Drives/Partitions Under Ubuntu Edgy Eft

Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play. ntfs-3g is an open source, freely available NTFS driver for Linux with read and write support. This tutorial shows how to install and use ntfs-3g on an Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop to read from and write to Windows NTFS drives and partitions. It covers the usage of internal NTFS partitions (e.g. in a dual-boot environment) and of external USB NTFS drives. http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_edgy_eft_ntfs_ntfs_3g

How To Create A Local Debian/Ubuntu Mirror With apt-mirror

This tutorial shows how to create a Debian/Ubuntu mirror for your local network with the tool apt-mirror. Having a local Debian/Ubuntu mirror is good if you have to install multiple systems in your local network because then all needed packages can be downloaded over the fast LAN connection, thus saving your internet bandwidth.http://www.howtoforge.com/local_debian_ubuntu_mirror

Change your Network card MAC ( Media Access Control) address Using macchanger

Media Access Control address, a hardware address that uniquely identifies each node of a network. In IEEE 802 networks, the Data Link Control (DLC) layer of the OSI Reference Model is divided into two sublayers: the Logical Link Control (LLC) layer and the Media Access Control (MAC) layer. The MAC layer interfaces directly with the network medium.Consequently, each different type of network medium requires a different MAC layer. On networks that do not conform to the IEEE 802 standards but do conform to the OSI Reference Model, the node address is called the Data Link Control (DLC) address.

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Blogging From Ubuntu Using Drivel

Drivel is a GNOME client for working with online journals, also known as weblogs or simply blogs. It retains a simple and elegant design while providing many powerful features. Read Full article here

Tunneling MySQL connections through SSH

This is a description of how to set up a secure tunnel between your MySQL Server and a locally running MySQL Administrator using Putty. By creating a secure tunnel to your MySQL server using Putty, you can grant localhost access to powerful applications like MySQL Administrator while at the same time, make your server appear as if it is not even there. In effect, make your MySQL server disappear from the outside world. http://www.howtoforge.com/secure_mysql_connection_ssh_tunnel

SSH your Debian servers without password

Secure Shell is a program to log into another computer over a network, to execute commands in a remote machine, and to move files from one machine to another. It provides strong authentication and secure communications over unsecure channels. It is intended as a replacement for telnet, rlogin, rsh, and rcp. For SSH2, there is a replacement for FTP: sftp.This might be useful if you are trying to connect everytime to your server remotely. SSH your Debian servers without password

Running Internet Explorer in Ubuntu Linux

No clicks needed. No boring setup processes. No Wine complications. Just one easy script and you’ll get three IE versions to test your Sites. And it’s free and open source.This may be very helpful for software developers and web developers to test their applications. IE in Ubuntu

Kubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) Step By Step Installation with Screenshots

KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone. "Kubuntu is an entirely open source operating system built around the Linux kernel. The Kubuntu community is built around the ideals enshrined in the Ubuntu Philosophy: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customize and alter their software in whatever way they see fit..." Kubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Step-by-step Installation

Network Bandwidth Monitoring Tools

This is list of Network Bandwidth Monitoring Tools for Ubuntu Users includes bmon bwbar,bwm,bwm-ng,iftop,iperf,ipfm speedometer,cbm,ibmonitor, pktstat,mactrack, MRTG,Cacti.This tutorial also contains how to install and configure each tool with examples and screenshots.This is very useful for all Linux users and admins Bandwith Monitoring Tools

Merry Christmas

Ubuntux wishes you Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Unusual Problem

Facts:Linux version 5.10, Compaq Evo 500 series, 2.4 Ghz processor and 1 gb ramARTISAN Instruments, Inc. Sound Engine, PCI sound cardI'm new to Linux so I'm not sure how to approach this problem.  The Artisan sound engine operates using the Linux OS - has to be version 5.10 - no higher.  The sound engine is designed to send all signals thru the PCI sound card - NOT the onboard version.  I have disabled the onboard sound contoller thru the BIOS, however, I still get sounds (computer beeps tones, etc) thru the onboard sound card and nothing thru the PCI sound card.  As I understand it - the ARTISAN sound engine will only function thru the pci sound card and for this to happen the onboard sound card MUST be disabled.  It seems like Linux is controlling all the IRQ's and has routed a path to the onboard sound card only.I'm used to Windows, therefore, am somewhat blind with regard to changing settings in Linux.Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

New to Ubuntu

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Hi everybody.... I'm still what some would consider a Linux newbie. I've been playing around with it off and on for about 4 months but in the past few weeks I've really been getting in to trying to get AiGLX/Beryl to run. I tried unsuccessfully for about two and a half weeks before I finally got it to run last night. I'm sure it would've been alot easier if I weren't using a proprietary video card (nVidia GeForce FX 5200) and if i had not been an idiot and tried to use the old nVidia driver from the Kubuntu repo, but I think the little extra work made it just that much sweeter once I get it up and running. you can see my screenshot here...

Debian Networking Tutorial for Beginners and advanced users

This is detailed step step debian networking tutorial for Beginners and advanced users.This includes Configuring your network using GUI,Command line,using ifconfig with examples and troubleshooting your network tips.
Debian Networking