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Ubuntu 10.04 review

UbuntuWe are in the middle of another release cycle. Folks in the community are updating their systems, and demoing distributions that hold promise. Should Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx, be on your demo list? I can't answer that for you. The best I can do to help you decide, is present to you a list of features that should make you smile and also ones I think will not be good for your blood pressure. Before we get into the meaty stuff, a quick note about applications pre-installed on Ubuntu 10.04: Aside from a pair of applications, the rest are what you'll find on previous releases. The pair I'm referring to is Simple Scan and Pitivi. Simple Scan is a document scanner and Pitivi is a video editor. Both are excellent tools. If you are reading about Ubuntu for the first time, here's a list of the most important applications installed by default: ...
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Manual disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04

Ubuntu[caption id="attachment_226" align="alignright" width="104" caption=" "]Linux Mint[/caption]The installation program on Ubuntu 10.04 and Linux Mint 9 are the same. And that's because Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu. So if you install one, which involves a simple seven-step process, you can use the same instructions to install the other. But being simple does not mean that the default partitioning scheme, which creates only two partitions, will satisfy the requirements of the system you wish to create. That's when a fundamental knowledge of disk partitioning on a Linux system comes in handy, and that's why, for those without that knowledge, this guide has been written. ...
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How to dual boot Linux Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04

[caption id="attachment_226" align="alignleft" width="104" caption=" "]Linux Mint[/caption]UbuntuIn some situations, you may want to install more than one operating system on a computer. One method of accomplishing that is to utilize virtualization applications to run one atop the other. Another method, one that does not require specialized hardware or software, is to create a multi-boot scheme - installing multiple operating systems on one or more hard drives (on the same computer.) Dual-booting is a multi-boot example involving two operating systems. This tutorial gives you the instructions needed to dual boot Linux Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop. Unless you intend to create custom partitions, very little effort is required on your part. The installer does virtually everything. ...
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How to create a guest user account on Ubuntu 10.04

UbuntuWhen installing Ubuntu, you are required to create one user account. That account is the "root" account, used to perform all administrative functions on the system. Any user with access to that account can modify or change any setting they want. Sometimes it necessary to create another account, say, for a guest, or for some one you want to use the computer briefly, but do not want to give them the power to make any changes to the default settings. To make it easier for you to manage such situations, you can create a guest account on the system, and make it available to your guest user. To begin creating this account, launch the Users and Groups management tool from System > Administration > Users and Groups. Then click on the "Add" button. ...
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How to customize Ubuntu 10.04 desktop

UbuntuIt's been almost a month since Ubuntu 10.04 was released. I'm not a fan of Ubuntu, but Lucid Lynx, the code name for the latest version of Ubuntu, is, in so many ways, a better operating system to use than prior releases. However, it still falls short in some areas. This aim of this article is to offer customization tips to those new to the operating system. Tips that will enhance the default configuration and, therefore, make it a whole lot more fun to use than the default configuration allows. Customization tips that will be covered in this article are: ...
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Sex up Ubuntu 9.10 desktop with Cairo-Dock

UbuntuI'm not a fan of Ubuntu. Never liked it, though I must admit that it is very popular, and has some nice features. I personally don't like distros that use sudo especially now that Microsoft has been granted a patent for it. But not liking a distro will not stop me from helping others customize their desktop especially if that desktop is as bland as the default Ubuntu 9.10 desktop. It is not going to be possible to make the Ubuntu desktop as visually appealing as the default Hymera Open desktop, but we can try. And the tool we are going to use is called Cairo-Dock. ...
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Install NTP, openSSH-server, and Java JRE on Ubuntu 9.10

UbuntuSo you are now using Ubuntu 9.10, the latest version of the Linux operating by Canonical Ltd. I'm sure you like it. Life is good with Ubuntu! It really rocks, lots of features. But you know that there is always one or two things missing or not properly configured. In the case of Karmic Koala (that's the other name of Ubuntu 9.10), there are more than one or two things missing. For one, the NTP package is not installed by default. Two, Mozilla Firefox, the browser that's kicking Microsoft's Internet Explorer in the groin, does not "speak" Java. Three, a graphical firewall client is missing. And four, the openSSH server is not installed. ...