Free Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Course is available

I love Ubuntu! Today free Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Course became available on Ubuntu Wiki as two pdf files: for students and instructors. Here are few points about this course: There are 10 lessons in total with the last lesson covering Partitioning and Booting optional. The course is modular – 2 days if all lessons are covered however, topics and lessons can be selected as required. There will also be a […]

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Install Ubuntu packages by clicking html link

Apturl allows to install Ubuntu packages using apt:pkgname like syntax with any compatible browser like Firefox, Konqueror or other. Let me note that apturl comes with Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10 by default and is very useful while placing links through manuals, howtos etc. For example, to install ntop utility in Ubuntu I’d suggested to run the following command from terminal: sudo apt-get install ntop, but now I can just place the link like this: hey, install ntop by clicking here!

Here is graphical representation of this example:

apturl example firefox

After you click pressing “ok” button Ubuntu will start installation process of certain package:

apturl example firefox install

 I hope this would be useful for bloggers writing manuals for Ubuntu Gutsy users. Real thanks apturl’s author Harsh J (aka Qwerty Maniac).

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Update Dell laptop BIOS with Ubuntu

Good news for Dell laptops owners: latest BIOS images can be loaded with Ubuntu, Fedora or CentOS! It was announced at official Direct2Dell blog by Matt Domsch. In a nutshell to get new BIOS installed while you’re running Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty, 7.10 Gutsy, or Hardy just enable Universe repository in sources.list (System -> Administration -> Software Sources) and run under root (sudo -s): wget -q -O – http://linux.dell.com/repo/firmware/bootstrap.cgi | bash […]

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Ubuntu Customization Kit 2.0 is out

Ubuntu Customization Kit or simply UCK is a tool that helps to customize official Ubuntu Live CDs (including Kubuntu/Xubuntu and Edubuntu) to your needs. You can add any package to the live system, for example language packs, or applications. UCK package provides uck-gui utility that will guide you through all the most common customization tasks. The latest version 2.0 contains the following changes: The question about which desktop environment will […]

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Ubuntu Document Storage Facility

Ubuntu Document Storage Facility (UDSF) is fully indexed archive of some of the best howtos, tricks and tips that were generated by Ubuntu Forum Community. It’s contributed by UDSF Team who describe it as: A centralized repository for information that is produced on the forums: a public forum library, a knowledgebase. An effort to record and maintain the forum community-based documents that have a tendency to get lost in the […]

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