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Java and Azureus on AMD64 successfull installed

Hey Guys

I tried very hard to install Java and Azureus on my machine. Then I found a Post on the internet with good packackes for ubuntu
there you can get Java...

then i get azureus 64Bit für Linux from sourceforge.org.
Uncompress, untar, move to /opt/azureus chmod 777 and starting with ./azureus

and the last thing, i made a link on my startmenu

for azureus...

have fun!!

iPod nano support?

I have the new (great!) iPod nano. The iPod and iPod mini are being supported by amaroK, but the nano doesn't seem to be supported yet (because it is brandnew). At least, I don't know how to handle it in amaroK 1.3. Does anyone know how to use the iPod nano with Ubuntu?

Ubuntu 5.10 CDs for free

The final version of Ubuntu 5.10 is expected to be released in October. At that time, Canonical will mail pressed CDs free of charge. To receive a complimentary copy of the Official Breezy Badger CD -- or a handful of them to give to your friends, your school or LUG -- place your request at http://shipit.ubuntu.com/. Remember that these CDs won't ship until after the final release in October.

Education through Edubuntu

"Edubuntu is a version of the Ubuntu operating system suitable for classroom use. As an educator you'll be able to set up a computer lab, or establish an online learning environment, in an hour or less -- then administer that environment without having to become a fully-fledged Linux geek." That's what the official website says about Edubuntu.

If you're interested, please have a look at an interesting review about it on Tuxmachines.

Ubuntu 5.10 preview

Yesterday I installed the Ubuntu 5.10 preview. Runs perfectly, just like 5.04 did :)
Gerenally said it looks a little bit better now, and there are lots of new program versions. And of course Gnome 2.12. Please leave a comment, what experiences you made with the preview.

Another question:
will Ubuntu 5.10 be released on 13th October? Or what is the exact release date for the final version?

Screenshots of Ubuntu 5.10 preview

We offer some screenshots of Ubuntu 5.10 preview in our image gallery.

The preview looks similar to Ubuntu 5.04, the changes are mainly not optical. But there are lots of new programs and program versions, so the new version will surely be very attractive.

Official previews of Ubuntu 5.10 and Kubuntu 5.10 released

The developers of Ubuntu have released an official preview of Ubuntu 5.10, codename "Breezy Badger", and the KDE-based Kubuntu 5.10. They are avalaible as install and live CDs for the x86, AMD64 and PowerPC plattforms.

The Ubuntu 5.10 preview already contains the shortly released Gnome version 2.12, OpenOffice.org Beta 2 and X.org in version 6.8.2. The kernel is Linux, which has been enhanced with drivers for notebook users.

Now there is PHP5 on board and the cluster filesystems OCFS2 (Oracle) and GFS (Red Hat) and the support for up to 4GB RAM on 32bit systems. The distribution is based on GCC 4.0.1.

Gnome 2.12 is out!

more information on the official website. also check the release notes or follow this link for a detailled listing of all the new features (really interesting ones!). Can't wait to try it out...

And I'm sure it will be delivered with the upcoming Ubuntu 5.10 :)

Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) Colony-CD 4 released!

Yesterday the probably last Ubuntu beta version for Breezy Badger has been released. It can be downloaded on cdimage.ubuntu.com.

After that the official preview version will follow. The final version is expected to be released in October.

The Colony-CD 4 is aimed at developers and offers just small improvements on points like the Live-CD, the bootloader GRUB and the apt-configuration.

Someone already tested Ubuntu 5.10 (Colony CD 4)?

Hi there,

I heard a lot of positive things about the upcoming Ubuntu version 5.10 (expected to be released in October), but I never tested it personally. Does someone already run the newest beta of Ubuntu 5.10? What experiences have you made? What is different?

It would be very interesting for many people from all over the world, if someone could describe his/her experiences on this site (just create a new user, log in and run your own blog). Thank you! :)

Interesting Ubuntu bookmarks

del.icio.us, one of the biggest websites offering social bookmarking, has a tag for ubuntu.
That means by surfing to http://del.icio.us/tag/ubuntu you can see Ubuntu related bookmarks, which have been set by other people. There can always be found something interesting, so it's worth having a look.

Ubuntu will soon play Windows Media files (WMV9)

A Norwegian programmer called Jon Johansen, also knows as DVD Jon, has developed a tool for removing some encoding surrounding the Windows Media Player, in order to give open-source media players a chance to access the streams.
Therefore it will soon be possible to play Windows Media (WMV9) files with the VideoLAN Client (VLC). Here's a
instruction for compiling VLC with VC-1 (WMV9) support (especially for Ubuntu Breezy) by Jon Johansen. For further information check the ZDnet news site.

Learning the shell

You have your Ubuntu up and running. The GUI is working fine, but you are getting tired of changing your desktop themes. You keep seeing this "terminal" or "shell" thing, but you have no idea how to use this command line.

LinuxCommand.org is a Linux education and advocacy site devoted to helping users of legacy operating systems migrate to linux. Visit their site to learn some linux commands and how to handle the shell.

new Ubuntu wallpapers

I've found some nice Ubuntu wallpapers in 1600x1200

Wallpaper 1
Wallpaper 2
Wallpaper 3
Wallpaper 4

some more

Windows XP user switched to Ubuntu

Hi fellows,

I've done it. Yesterday I fully switched to Ubuntu (the new public beta version 5.10 Colony 3)! I tried it several times with the bootable Live-CD and was so excited, that i decided to install it on my harddisk. First of all I made some new partitions, one for tmp (1GB), one for home (140GB) and one for the rest (20GB). By seperating /home on a extra partition I have some possibilities like encrypting my personal data without touching the operating system, and when upgrading or re-installing Ubuntu my personal data in home stays untouched as well. In the future I want to inform you in my blog about experiences made with Ubuntu, maybe problems, maybe even new exciting possibilities that I hadn't with Windows XP before. As a RSS feed is offered on this site, you can subscribe to this blog by clicking on the orange RSS logo (in most browsers on the right bottom corner). Then every new entry will be published in your internal RSS reader or bookmarks manager. But there are also external programs like RSS Bandit for Windows or Syndigator and Liferea for Gnome. KDE brings its own RSS reader aKregator.