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Google is NOT working on a desktop OS for the public!!

This is really just a quick response to this Digg. How it made the front page is completely beyond my comprehension. The article itself is a year old and Google has denied countless times they are going to release "Goobuntu". Heck, I've been to a tech talk where its been stated that Goobuntu is just their internal OS that developers can use that comes with some snazzy Google tools. See below for some other confirmations that Goobuntu isn't coming out. http://digg.com/linux_unix/Google_is_preparing_its_own…

Ubuntu Gutsy Goes Beta

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon has gone beta and is on track for its October 18th Release. So, if you haven't been using it since tribe 2 like me, and want to upgrade from Fiesty Fawn, follow the below steps. Open a terminal. Type sudo update-manager -d Follow the instructions More information about upgrading can be found here If you want to upgrade from a cd or do a fresh install, ISOs are available here

Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon is out!

Get it while its hot! (Or try to, the servers, as usual, are bogged. To upgrade, do the following: (note: you can only upgrade using this method if you are already using Feisty Fawn) Go to System -> Administration -> Update Manager Hit the Check button to check for new updates to your current install (Feisty) If there are any updates, hit the "Install Updates" button, this will install any updates for your current installation. A Message should appear stating there is a 7.10 release Hit "Upgrade" Follow…

Linux Distro Popularity According to Google

Over the years I've used a variety of Linux Distros: Mandrake, Red Hat, FreeBSD, Fedora, Gentoo, and Ubuntu. Distrowatch keeps track of everything we need to know about the distros, and recently there has been an enormous push in desktop Linux thanks to Dell putting Ubuntu on desktops and Compiz-Fusion bringing snazzy eye candy to even low end machines. Distrowatch gives some pretty decent stats on the main Distros but for a while I've wanted to know how Google sees their popularity; mainly by how many…

Almost time for a new Ubuntu

Ubuntu 8.04, Hardy Heron comes out in two days Be ready for it. (Or install it now)

Upgrade Ubuntu to 8.04 Hardy Heron

Hardy Heron came out this morning and ubuntu.com is very much down for the count You can Still update though, click here for the Google Cache version. Happy Updating! New Features in this release: Install on an existing filesystem without overwriting /home When I moved from feisty to gutsy, I decided to do a fresh install. One of the things I had to do was back up my home folder, and when I finished installing gutsy I just copied it back onto my computer. This new feature will allow people to install the…

Fixing Nvidia 8600 GT on Hardy Heron

After updating to Hardy I got a white screen of death upon rebooting. After some research it turned out that this was more of an Nvidia driver issue rather then Ubuntu. This may not have been the most correct way to fix it, but it worked for me. Completely remove nvidia-glx-new Remove nvidia-kernel-common (this also removes linux-restricted-modules), (I am not sure if step 2 is required) install build-essentials Download the Nvidia beta driver that came out on April 10. You can get it here hit ctrl + alt…

Distributing Ubuntu

... is much better then Windows ;-) In other news: I requested my Hardy Heron dvd =)

Adobe AIR Beta Now Available for Linux

Adobe air is out of alpha and can be downloaded here. Also check out Life Hacker's top 10 apps worth installing Adobe AIR for

How to stream video to an Xbox 360 from linux

There are a couple of different methods floating around to do this, but I think this is the quickest and easiest to get set up. So far, I like this better then FTP'ing files over to my old modded xbox. Some notes about further investigating will be at the bottom. Note: this was tested on an Ubuntu machine. Make sure your 360 has all the current updates Install ushare "sudo apt-get install ushare" if ushare complains about a missing libdlna dependency, get it from here: **"wget http://www.geexbox.org/debian…

Set / Change / Reset the MySQL root password on Ubuntu Linux (Ubuntu)

This came in veeeerrryyy handy just now... Stop the MySQL Server sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop Start the mysqld config sudo mysqld --skip-grant-tables & Login to the server as root mysql -u root mysql Ser your NEWPASSWORD UPDATE user SET Password=PASSWORD('NEWPASSWORD') WHERE User='root'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES; exit; туры на майские праздники днепропетровсквзять денег в долг срочно

Installing Ubuntu Netbook Remix (with Jaunty) on an MSI Wind

I recently picked up a MSI Wind Netbook and love the damn thing. Ubuntu Netbook Remix brings in a great UI which makes navigating on the small screen much easier.I used Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope Alpha 4 as the base install, mainly because I didn't want to go through the trouble of converting my ext3 partitions to ext4 when it comes out on April 23rd, and the driver support is more complete. I haven't had many problems with it aside from a few random firefox crashes. We're going to make a bootable USB stick…