Create .deb or .rpm from .tar.gz with checkinstall

Checkinstall is extremely useful utility to create .deb packages for Debian, Ubuntu (or .rpm packages for Fedora, RedHat, CentOs) from .tar.gz (or .tgz) source tarball after it’s compiled at your Linux box. In other words you can prepare binary package for later usage without need to compile software from sources every time you need to get it installed on certain Linux box. Another application of checkinstall is software deinstallation that […]

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Why did Ubuntu become so popular? UbuntuCat's point of view.

Were you wondering why Ubuntu is Linux distribution #1 for new users (and not new) and how could it become so popular leaving behind such old-times like Mandriva, Linspire, Fedora and even Ubuntu’s ancestor Debian? I was. And as for me, I think that people stick to community rather than to technology… Do you agree? Here is the nice article to read in which UbuntuCat (one of the most active […]

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Slackware + NetBSD = VoltaLinux

VoltaLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Slackware and includes pkgsrc package system from NetBSD. Recently this project released 2.0 version of their distro where any system administrator can enjoy the clean design of Slackware and power of *BSD with the availability of more than 5900 ports ready to be installed. Basically VoltaLinux is intended for servers or small/embedded devices as it requires only 12MB of RAM (it was tested). […]

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PCLinuxOS Magazine Latest Issue (Nov 2007)

PCLinuxOS that was founded in October 2003 is free, easy-to-use Linux-based operating system for the home. It is distributed as a LiveCD, and can also be installed to a local hard drive. Locally installed versions of PCLinuxOS utilize the Advanced Packaging Tool (or APT), a package management system (originally from the Debian distribution), together with Synaptic, a GUI frontend to APT. PCLinuxOS differs from the other distros in that it […]

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Fedora 8 (werewolf) is ready!

Fedora (previously named Fedora Core) is an RPM-based, general purpose Linux distribution, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored by Red Hat. Fedora’s mission statement is: “Fedora is about the rapid progress of Free and Open Source software”. Today latest release of Fedora 8 that is called Werewolf is announced. Direct Download Links: 1. DVD images: i386, x86_64 (torrents), i386, x86_64 (via HTTP). 2. Gnome CD images: i386, x86_64 […]

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