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Clarification on Differences Edgy, Fiesty, Dapper, Breezy, Hoary, Warty?

I am very new to Ubuntu, I think i have Edgy 6.10  and see that there is a release for Fiesty 7.04 What are the differences? Can I update my 6.10 edgy with the 7.04 Fiesty?

How To Install Internet Explorer On Ubuntu (Feisty Fawn, Edgy Eft And Dapper Drake)

This guide shows how to install three different Internet Explorer versions (6.0, 5.5, and 5.0) on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, Edgy Eft and Dapper Drake desktops. This is good for people such as web designers who have switched to Linux but still need to test their web sites in Internet Explorer. In addition to that, there are still a few web sites out there that work only in Internet Explorer. http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_internet_explorer

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Release Dates and Mark Shuttleworth About Gutsy

In addition to Ubuntu 6-months stable releases and the next version of ubuntu is 7.10 with Code Name “Gutsy Gibbon”.

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List of Bandwidth Monitoring Tools For Linux

Bandwidth in computer networking refers to the data rate supported by a network connection or interface. One most commonly expresses bandwidth in terms of bits per second (bps).This is hude list of Monitoring Tools For Linux Users.

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Desktop Search Engine with Doodle in Debian

Doodle is a tool to quickly search the documents on a computer. Doodle builds an index using meta-data contained in the documents and allows fast searches on the resulting database. Doodle uses libextractor to support obtaining meta-data from various file-formats. The database used by doodle is a suffix tree, resulting in fast lookups.

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How to encrypt a diskdrive in (X)Ubuntu Feisty with dm-crypt and LUKS

Today security is one of the key aspects in our daily life - sometimes conscious, sometimes unconscious. Security has many aspects and one of them is computer security or security of your or your business' computer data. In this tutorial I will show how to encrypt a whole disk drive using (X)Ubuntu Feisty, dm-crypt, and LUKS. The article also contains some legal considerations. http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_dm_crypt_luks

Ok.. Im wanting to Install Kubuntu 6.10. Also I have other questions..

Well my friend who has Ubuntu I asked him what is the best kind of Linux for the Linux impaired he said Kubuntu so I downloaded it. Now what i need to know is if you need to do the type shit. And if I need to know if I need to delete stuff and re-install it in Linux. Im very new to linux so dont flame at me.. :/

Feisty Fawn with Beryl and NVIDIA (not a how-to)

Finally, my AMD64 has working Beryl and Kubuntu. If there were party hat icons I'd sprinkle them all over this post.The solution arrived when my younger brother cleaned out his old office and found an NVIDIA MX440 that he had no use for. MX440 you say, obviously this story has a twist to it. I have had a partition with Feisty on it for several months now. I like the distribution. Everything seems faster. Unfortunately, it came with continued ATI Radeon 9600 configuration issues. My Radeon worked well in the Dapper. No Beryl, but it worked for google earth. And I had struggled to make it work. So I slapped that NVIDIA card in, tossed the ATI, and upgraded to edgy. Five hours later I was test driving a working install of beryl. (I also tried it in my test-install of feisty)A to B worked well. B to C was a nightmare. Just my luck that the day I pick to upgrade to feisty is the day the new NVIDIA 9755 driver arrived and dropped support for the MX440. Meanwhile, linux-restricted modules would provide it's own hidden barrier to installing the proprietary drivers from the company in the form of a module mismatch.

The Perfect Setup - Debian Etch (Debian 4.0)

This tutorial shows how to set up a Debian Etch (Debian 4.0) based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of Debian Etch, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well. http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_setup_debian_etch

Ubuntu 6.06.1 boot up issue

Hi, I am completely new to Linux, and after doing some research, realized that ubuntu is a good choice.  So i downloaded and burned ubuntu 6.06.1 and try to install by rebooting.  On the Ubuntu selection screen i selected "Install Ubuntu" which is the first option, and then eventually ubuntu tells me this in a blue screen: "Failed to start the X server (your graphical interface).  It is likely that it is not set up correctly.  Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem?"I know this is a video card issue, so how do resolve this?  Like i said, i am completely new to Linux, and do not know any commands or specific files, so please, if anyone can help, I will greatly appreciate it.  I really want to switch from Windows xp to linux, so please, all help is welcome, thankx.

Installing and configuring a US Robotics Sportster Flash modem on Warty Warthog on a IBM Think Pad 390E

Hi Folks,  I'm a Linux Newbie,  but quite PC and Windows savvy.  It's a steep learning curve i can tell you!I'm trying to setup a cheap stable portable linux system for my sister,  and the combo of a download of Warty Warthog on an old IBM Thikpad 390E I've had lying about seems to do the trick.   Ultimately I'd like to be able to get the internal Winmodem to work,  but in the mean time I'd be really be happy in getting the US Robotics External Sportster Flash modem I've attached via Com1 working.  I can dial in but the connection either drops out or sometimes holds but remains unresponsive.  I suspect i need to use a different init string for the modem,  or adjust some sneaky setting that i'm unfamiliar with.  I'm with Comcen and i'm using their national dial in number and their dialup DNS settings.Any help would be much appreciated,  in trouble shooting the external modem,  or ultimately setting up the internal Winmodem

Trouble connecting with wireless card...HELP

I am having trouble connecting to the internet with my iwreless card.  Not sure what to do and really need help.  My son loaded all this on my laptop, but did not get me connected .  I am hardwired into the system but I need my wireless connection asap!   I really need help please!

How to configure your SCSI or USB scanner to work with SANE/XSANE from your regular user account

This article shows how you can make your scanner (SCSI or USB) work with SANE/XSANE from a normal user account without getting permission errors. http://www.howtoforge.com/sane_xsane_scanner

Using Sharp Fonts On A GNOME Desktop

You might have noticed that fonts are quite fuzzy on Linux desktops which can make your eyes ache if you have to sit in front of your computer all day long. Font rendering is still a little bit awkward and one of the last weaknesses of Linux desktops. This tutorial shows how you can make GNOME and all GNOME applications (such as Evolution, the file browser Nautilus, etc.) use sharp fonts. In fact, we will use the Microsoft Windows standard font, Tahoma, as the standard font in GNOME, too, which will make the desktop look quite familiar if you are used to working with a Windows desktop. http://www.howtoforge.com/sharp_fonts_gnome

Howto Setup Streaming Media Server in Ubuntu GNU/Linux

If you have a large music collection then streaming it across a LAN, or the internet, is a logical thing to do with it.This is simple guide how to setup Streaming Media Server in Ubuntu GNU/Linux

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