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Tutorial: Run Ubuntu 11.04 Unity 3D on virtualbox 4

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Unity provides a complete, simple, touch-ready environment that integrations your applications and your workflow. Unity is designed for netbooks and related touch-based devices. It includes a new panel and application launcher that makes it fast and easy to access preferred applications, such as the browser, while removing screen elements that are rarely used in mobile and netbook computing. This tutorial will explain how to run unity under virtualbox. read more...
permapage | score:9482 | -gg234, April 25, 2011

Tutorial: Android app build environment with Eclipse, PhoneGap (Ubuntu 11.04)

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This tutorial describes how you can set up an development environment for building Android apps on an Ubuntu 11.04 desktop using Eclipse, the Android SDK, and PhoneGap. I will describe how to build Android apps from the command line with PhoneGap and from the GUI with Eclipse and PhoneGap and how to test them in an Android emulator and on a real Android device. PhoneGap allows you to develop your Android applications using web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (e.g. with JavaScript libraries such as jQuery/jQTouch), and it will turn these web apps into native Android apps (in fact, PhoneGap supports multiple platforms such as Android, iPhone, Palm, Windows Mobile, Symbian, so you can use the same sources to create apps for multiple platforms). read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9417 | -falko, June 28, 2011

Ubuntu 11.04 review

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Ubuntu 11.04, code-named Natty Narwhal, is the latest version of the popular Linux distribution. Its release marks the end of Ubuntu Netbook Edition (UNE). The major new feature in this release is Unity, a desktop interface which replaces GNOME 2 as the default desktop environment. You can still use GNOME 2 if your computer does not meet the minimum hardware requirements for running Unity, or if you do not like Unity.

This article presents a detailed review of Natty Narwhal, with a focus on Unity. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9301 | -finid, May 4, 2011

Ubuntu 11.04 Preview

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An early look at the next release of Ubuntu Linux...
Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) Beta 1 is powered by Linux kernel 2.6.38, GNOME 2.32.1 and X.Org 7.5. It will included applications such as LibreOffice 3.3.2 as the default office suite, Banshee 1.9.4 as the default audio player/organizer and Mozilla Firefox 4.0 as the default web browser.

A set of seventeen new and beautiful wallpapers will also be present in the Beta release, to please every Ubuntu user out there. And now, the features we've promised...
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mail this link | permapage | score:9237 | -Ray, April 1, 2011

Tutorial: Install Tomcat 7 on Ubuntu 11.04

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A step-by-step tutorial outlining how to install Tomcat 7 on the Ubuntu 11.04 server.
Apache Tomcat uses the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. Java Servlet uses Java to extend the functionality of a web server. JavaServer Pages (JSP) provides a fast way to create a dynamic website.Tomcat 7

Because tomcat is written in Java you will need to have an up to date Java runtime installed before you can actually run tomcat.
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permapage | score:9030 | -aweber, August 5, 2011

Tutorial: Install Gnome3 on Ubuntu 11.04, 10.10

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For GNOME 3, the GNOME Project has started from scratch and created a completely new, modern desktop designed for today’s users and technologies.This tutorial will explain how to install Gnome3 on Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)/Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick). read more...
permapage | score:8772 | -gg234, April 12, 2011

Install Skype in Ubuntu 11.04

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Skype hasn’t been uploaded to the official partner repository of Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal. So for those who are trying out Natty out there will need to install Skype from their website. Below is the steps for that. read more...
permapage | score:8715 | -Linux Tips, January 11, 2011

Set up Spicevmc Channel on Ubuntu 11.04 KVM Server and spice-vdagent on guest

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Procedure following bellow set up spicevmc channel support on KVM Server Ubuntu Natty. It also instructs how to setup spice-vdagent on Natty installed as KVM guest at any KVM Server Ubuntu 11.04 or F15. In other words it contains build debian package spice-vdagent via source for Ubuntu 11.04 ( Natty). To setup spicevmc channel on Natty install qemu-kvm packages from PPA Packages in Spice-Gtk-0.6 on Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10. Build qemu-kvm-060911-0ubuntu5 from PPA already supports spicevmc channel.It's original tarball is based on git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/virt/kvm/qemu-kvm.git on 06/09/2011. Also upgrade virtinst via same PPA up to 0.500.6 to have virt-install understand option "--channel spicevmc" read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8706 | -Boris Derzhavets, June 21, 2011

Run Magento 1.6.0.0 on Nginx (Debian 6/Ubuntu 11.04)

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This tutorial shows how you can install and run Magento 1.6.0.0 on a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.04 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP). Magento is an open-source, feature-rich ecommerce platform; I will use the Magento Community Edition here which is licensed under an open source certified license (OSL v3.0). nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static files. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8617 | -falko, September 20, 2011

Tutorial: Install Ubuntu 11.04 on encrypted LVM

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Ubuntu is one of many Linux distributions with support for LVM, the Linux Logical Volume Manager. LVM is a disk partitioning scheme that brings a level of flexibility to disk management that is not possible with the traditional method. With LVM, you can, if necessary, increase the size of a partition online, that is, while the system is running, without unmounting the partition. You can also add another disk to the system if the old one becomes full. There are many more benefits that LVM offers, but the those two are more than enough reasons to consider using it.

This tutorial presents a step by step guide on how to install Ubuntu 11.04, the latest stable release, on an encrypted LVM file system. Why is it necessary to encrypt the disk? For the reasons detailed here, disk encryption protects your data from unauthorized physical access. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8531 | -finid, May 11, 2011

Ubuntu 11.04: Custom Kernel

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Without knowing much about the support of Reiser4 filesystem in the kernel of Ubuntu 11.04, I stupidly went ahead and formatted a 2TB external hard drive with said filesystem from my Arch-based laptop. Then I happily put tons of data on it, since my laptop's hard drive had already failed several times. Imagine what: Very soon after, the same hard drive failed again.

I was really excited I had a backup of my data on an external hard drive and that time around I didn't lose a bit (yes, this has happened to me before). So the day came and I wanted to watch the fourth episode of Rozen Maiden (an epic Anime). But after plugging the drive into my Ubuntu box I discovered that it just wouldn't mount. I tried hard with Nautilus, pmount etc. but to no avail. At some point I looked at /proc/filesystems. What I saw in there didn't make me happy at all: Reiser4 was absent! There was also no such module in /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/fs, so by that time I thought I was dead in the water. A moment later -it really seemed like an eternity- I managed to pull myself together and immediately looked up for Reiser4 support in the Linux kernel. Soon I discovered that the mainline kernel needs a patch in order to support Reiser4, so do the majority of the Linux distributions out there. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8514 | -subZraw, May 8, 2011

Upgrade Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04

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The new Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) has just been released. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 10.10 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 11.04. read more...
permapage | score:8512 | -falko, May 2, 2011

Kubuntu 11.04 review

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Kubuntu is a community-developed, desktop Linux distribution sponsored by Canonical Ltd, the same company behind Ubuntu. The latest stable release, Kubuntu 11.04, code-named Natty Narwhal, was released on April 28, 2011. This article presents a detailed review of this KDE-based Linux distribution. read more...
permapage | score:8484 | -finid, May 8, 2011

Set up Ubuntu 11.04, 10.10 KVM for spice session (Fedora 14)

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The most recent patches to Fedora’s Qemu 0.14 went into qemu-0.14.0-6.fc14.src.rpm on 03/31/2011. Following bellow is brief description of F14 KVM and Spice Server set up via “Libvirt Preview”. Configured KVM Server allows to create Ubuntu 10.10, 11.04 Desktop KVM beta 1 (64 bit), which may run in spice session. Notice, that Virt-Manager 0.8.7-2 does have SPICE support. It allows to switch particular VM from VNC Server to SPICE Server and run spice session via GUI or connect to VM via command line locally or remotely. Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop, 11.04 Desktop KVM beta 1 require “apt-get update,apt-get upgrade” to run stable in SPICE session read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8478 | -Boris Derzhavets, April 8, 2011

Triple-boot Fedora 15, Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7

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Tired of dual-booting between Windows and your most favorite Linux distribution? How about triple-booting between Windows and your two most favorite Linux distributions? If you are up to the task, this article presents a very detailed guide on how to get it done. read more...
permapage | score:8425 | -finid, June 7, 2011

Enable Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu 11.04

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This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) desktop with the classic GNOME interface, i.e., no Unity (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop. read more...
permapage | score:8373 | -falko, July 28, 2011

DesktopNova: Automatically change wallpapers on Classic Gnome Ubuntu 11.04

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DesktopNova is an application that automatically changes your desktop wallpaper after a preset period of time. It works with Gnome amd Xfce desktops. This tutorial shows how to use DesktopNova on an Ubuntu 11.04 desktop with the Classic Gnome interface. read more...
permapage | score:8344 | -falko, August 10, 2011

Tutorial: Install Apache2, PHP5, MySQL on Ubuntu 11.04

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LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on an Ubuntu 11.04 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support. read more...
permapage | score:8310 | -falko, May 17, 2011

SquirrelMail on Nginx (Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04)

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The SquirrelMail package from the Debian/Ubuntu repositories comes with a configuration file for Apache, but not for nginx. This tutorial shows how you can use the Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04 SquirrelMail package in an nginx vhost. Nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static files. read more...
permapage | score:8269 | -falko, November 11, 2011

Tutorial: Replace Windows with Kubuntu 11.04

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 11.04 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Kubuntu 11.04 is derived from Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) and uses the KDE desktop instead of the GNOME desktop. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8250 | -falko, May 16, 2011
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