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New to Linux, no idea what to do

Hey, I just installed Ubuntu 8.04 on my laptop yesterday at the suggestion of some physics grad students I'm working with.  One of the grad students did the install for me, so that's alright, but he's not around now and he was saying something about the install only giving you a bare bones of Ubuntu, and having to update things after this.  I just got my connection set up here at work, so I'm ready to download any updates, but I'm not sure what or how.Any help or guides that I can be referred to?Thanks.

Ubuntu 8.04 alias "Hardy Heron" is out now!!

You can download it directly from here: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

There is available the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition, which is supported to 2011
and the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server Edition, which is supported to 2013.

Please choose between the 32 bit and the 64bit (AMD and Intel computers) edition.

Have fun! ;)

Application Software

Hi, I am looking for an application that would do some sort of stock control. Something web based with a db backend not too complicated jus to do stock control and perhaps send out a monthly report or two. Anyone know of free app software like this ?Thanks

Installing Hardy Heron over the beta version.

Greetings,I downloaded 8.04 beta about a month ago.  It appears very stable and, even as a new comer to Ubuntu, easy to use.The final release will be out in another few days.  Is there any easy way to install the release over the beta?  Home partition and others are seperate.Thanks in advance for any advice.Arieh Zimmerman

downloads

 how about a link or an addition to actually download a copy of unbuntu? it would be nice to have a freeware list, where people can access links to different freeware and ratings on such...people  should be able to post links to such places as users also,,,

How to filter spam with Spamassassin and Postfix in Debian

We have already discussed how to install mail server with postfix+Devcot+SASL +Squirrel Mail in this article we will see how to add spam filter for postfix mail server.Apache SpamAssassin is an extensible email filter that is used to identify spam. Once identified, the mail can then be optionally tagged as spam for later filtering. It provides a command line tool to perform filtering, a client-server system to filter large volumes of mail, and Mail::SpamAssassin, a set of Perl modules allowing Apache SpamAssassin to be used in a wide variety of email systems.

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Database Server With postgresql and pgadmin3 in Ubuntu

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. It runs on all major operating systems, including Linux, UNIX (AIX, BSD, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, Tru64), and Windows. It is fully ACID compliant, has full support for foreign keys, joins, views, triggers, and stored procedures (in multiple languages). It includes most SQL92 and SQL99 data types, including INTEGER, NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and TIMESTAMP. It also supports storage of binary large objects, including pictures, sounds, or video. It has native programming interfaces for C/C++, Java, .Net, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, ODBC, among others.

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Partition Issues

I had Ubuntu 6.0 , Ubuntu 7.10, and Windows XP Home Edition on my Laptop's HD which  is a 80 HD. My HD was partition in this way (Ubuntu 6.0 “37GB”, Ubuntu 7.10 “4GB”, Windows C drive “12 GB”, Windows D drive “11 GB”).  I had managed to delete Ubuntu 6.0 with the Ubuntu 7.10’s partition software.   This is the question. How to up the space on the other O.S. since Ubnutu 6.0 is gone know?  I don’t have enough space to function in the way I need to operate.  I want to give have of the space to ubuntu and the other to window. Please Help Thank you.

Tools to access Linux Partitions from Windows

If you dual boot with Windows and Linux, and have data spread across different partitions on Linux and Windows, you should be really in for some issues.

It happens sometimes you need to access your files on Linux partitions from Windows, and you realize it isn’t possible easily. Not really, with these tools in hand - it’s very easy for you to access files on your Linux partitions from Windows.

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Permissions, access and other problems converting a tar.gz

I have given myself and my group all the permissions available...not a good idea, but what else to do?????       Downloaded a tar.gz file to /home/az/downloads.  Command ./configure did not work as the bash considered the attempt as an command to drill down to a sub-folder.Tried, in the terminal,   sudo aptitude install build-essentials, w/o success; also tried with apt-get, still none.Moved to folder with the file, typed ./configure  -- no more success than before.Tried to move, copy, or set up a link to the file to /usr/src where I had successfully created a sub-folder, downloads,  but could not do much as I am not the owner of src.  So, no joy!   All this in the hope of converting the tar.gz to a deb file using the alien command.I am enjoying this attempt to escape the clutches of Big Bad Blue, but  XP, might, in the end, present the only sanctuary from my failures. 

permissioins access and other problems before converting tar.gz

I have given myself and my group all the permissions available...not a good idea, but what else to do?????       Downloaded a tar.gz file to /home/az/downloads.  Command ./configure did not work as the bash considered the attempt as an command to drill down to a sub-folder.Tried, in the terminal,   sudo aptitude install build-essentials, w/o success; also tried with apt-get, still none.Moved to folder with the file, typed ./configure  -- no more success than before.Tried to move, copy, or set up a link to the file to /usr/src where I had successfully created a sub-folder, downloads,  but could not do much as I am not the owner of src.  So, no joy!   All this in the hope of converting the tar.gz to a deb file using the alien command.I am enjoying this attempt to escape the clutches of Big Bad Blue, known hereafter as BBB, but the frustrations are growing and XP, might, in the end, present the only sanctuary from my failures.   -help!!!!

cd COMMAND DOES NOT DRILL DOWNL IN TERMINAL

GREETINGS FROM AN EMBARRASSED NEWBIE,WHILE I CAN DRILL DOWN FROM HOME -> AZ -> DOWNLOADS  USING THE FILESYSTEM AND ALSO WITH  GNOME COMMANDER FROM äs@linux:~, IN THE TERMINAL I CANNOT DRILL FURTHER THAN HOMEI AM A NEWBIE TO UBUNTU, PERHAPS I HAVE BEEN ATTACKED BY SO MANY YEARS WITH THE BIG BAD BLUE OS.  IN ANY CASE, I KNOW THAT THE cd COMMAND SHOULD ALLOW ME TO DRILL DOWN THROUGH THE FOLDER LAYERS.  COMMAND PWD GIVES ME    /HOME/AZWHERE OH WHERE DID I GO WRONG.ANY HELP WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATED.ARIEH ZIMMERMAN

AWN help

Hello I need help, when I click on AWN it like starts but the it just stays blank.as if  it never started. It blinks and then nothing happens. Can someone help?John

Root Password

When I first installed Server version of Ubuntu 7.10 I followed the suggested method and did not set a root password. I created one user and I assumed that user automatically would have the ability to install applications and run administrative tasks. I just logged in as that only user and could not run Gedit command. It tells me to tell my administrator to install it. I tried some commands I found on this site and nothing seem to work. I decided to assign root password so I typed sudo passwd and it asked me to enter my current pw I did. Then I was prompted for a new password I entered a new password. I thought that would mean now I could login as user "root" and enter the new password. It did not work. I put my name and used the new password and I was able to login. Am I doing something wrong? Your help is appreciated. Also, I tried to install the GUI versions to make life easier but don’t seem to work. 

Some command regarding Ubunto language.....

Hi to all...am a new user of this language i need help regarding some command of this languages...hope u can help me to find  more commands....thanks