Posts Tagged ‘linux’
future plans, and so I’m writing to introduce you to The Jaunty Jackalope.
Jaunty, the code name for what will most likely become Ubuntu 9.04, will
be the focus of our efforts from November through to April next year.
This is the message that Mark Shuttleworth sent it yesterday announcing the codename of the april 2009 Ubuntu release.
What are some of the major goals for these release? Mark stated:
Ubuntu has experienced its share of success, but it’s still relatively unknown amongst non-technical people. Many aren’t aware that an open source operating system actually exists, and those who are lack the education required to move comfortably from Microsoft Windows to a Linux-based desktop. Ubuntu for Non-Geeks: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook, by Rickford Grant, introduces non-Linux users to the world of Linux and shows them how to be productive in a complete Linux environment.
Need a quick reference card? Here you have a list you can choose from:
This is a linux command line reference for common operations (HTML format).
Linux Reference Card published on FOSSwire website by Jacob. (PDF format)
A summary of useful Linux command by Squadron. (PDF format)
The intent of this Quick Reference Guide is to provide a starting point for improving the security of your system, to serve as a pointer to more in-depth security information, and to increase security awareness and methods that can be used to improve security. (PDF format)
This cheat sheet summarizes all they default keyboard mappings, with screen’s commands to execute the mapping and a description of each mapping. (PDF format)
There comes a time when one needs an end-all reference to the system. The time is now, and if you’re an Ubuntu user you’ll like this cheat sheet. (PDF format)
Probably the best Vim Cheat Sheet: “This is a single page describing the full vi/vim input model, the function of all keys, and all major features. You can see it as a compressed vi/vim manual. ” (GIF format)
Read more >> (Update: the link is down. I’m sorry)
The 2008.06 images are out. This release introduces many changes.
- ‘base’ category is always installed
- Use of UUIDs for persistent device naming
- Availability of USB disk images alongside traditional ISOs
- True live Arch installation environment
- Inclusion of the beginner’s guide from the wiki
- Documentation updates
- Includes the current stable kernel, 220.127.116.11
if you all ready use Archlinux, all you have to do for upgrading is to run the following command:
# pacman -Syu
If you are new to Archlinux or just want to find more about this distro read the excellent article on the Celletu’s blog.
In my opinion Linux Mint smells much better than Ubuntu. I had on my PC for a few months Linux Mint 3, and I liked it. But I switched to Arch Linux. This release made me think again at Linux Mint. I’m downloading it right now. I will wait to check ‘er out (and, of course, I will post my impressions).
Here is the official anounce, from the Linux Mint Blog:
It is with great pleasure that I officially announce the release of Linux Mint 5 Elyssa. more…
We are used with well-known music players such as amarok or rhythmbox. But what other options are out there? After a little research I made a list with six audio players for linux that are not very well known, but could replace some of the top players:
This software is a little music player allowing you to listen to music while being on a computer. Light and very portable, it runs on Linux, BSD, Mac and Windows download here …
(my favorite from this list) Advanced music player for GNU/Linux, also running on FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Microsoft Windows. Plays audio CDs, internet radio streams, podcasts and soundfiles in just about any audio format and has the feature of inserting no gaps between adjacent tracks. download here …
Graphical music player daemon (MPD) client written in C using GTK+2. Gimmix is very simple and easy to use, yet offers many features to make your audio experience a pleasant one. Gimmix main features are: Simple and Clean Interface; Compact and full view modes; Library Browser; Library search; Playlist management; ID3v2 Tag editing support; Support for controlling gimmix. download here …
Audio player, transcoder and cd ripper for Mac OS X, OS 9, Windows, Unix, and Linux. Plays and creates ogg, flac, mp3, aac, m4a, mp4, wav, and aif, and plays wma. 31-band equalizer, repeat loop, variable pitch/tempo, ram or ramdisk preload. download here …
REturn of the Beep Media Player ! Key words: Linux, cue, ape, flac, lyrics. it bases on the beepmp-0.9.7.1, and i hacked some code, it now natively supports APE, FLAC with cuesheet list. Added a lyric panel to show lyrics when playing. Enjoy yourself mus. download here …
Linux GUI Multimedia Player that provides a CD Player, DVD Player, CD Ripper, Ogg Player, MP3 Player, CD Ripper, Sound Mixer, MP3 and Ogg file TAG editor enables the creation and modification of file TAGS. Utilises CDDB HTTP to download CD information and Tag Ogg and MP3 files as it rips them. Maintains CDDB information locally and displays it when playing CD’s. download here …
If you know other players that could be listed here, please comment …
Here is a flowchart that I found on http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/29948/Ubuntuforyou.jpg that helps to decide if Ubuntu is a suitable Linux distro for you:
Who is a very used command, and, as most of us know, is a command to find out who’s working on your system.). But the who command can do much more then showing who is logged on. On his blog, Mike presents 4 options to use with who that “make it a great troubleshooting and statistics gathering command”. These options are:
who –r : Prints the current runlevel
who –b : Prints the system boot time
who –t : Prints out the last time the System Clock was changed
who –d : Prints out a list of all the dead processes on your system