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.
When I found these funniest Linux/Unix shell commands, I just had to share them. Here are my favourites:
% sleep with me
% If I had a ( for every $ the Congress spent, what would I have? Too many ('s.
% ^How did the sex change operation go?^ Modifier failed.
% !:say, what is saccharine? Bad substitute.
What’s your favourite?
Brain mapping is a graphic way to identify different parts of an issue or to plan steps or consequences of an action.
Experts say mind mapping makes information easier to remember and makes studying more enjoyable.
If you are a fan of mind mapping, you could use specific software to create mind maps. Here are 5 ways to draw a mind map:
FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool. We are proud that the operation and navigation of FreeMind is faster than that of MindManager because of one-click “fold / unfold” and “follow link” operations.
In my opinion, FreeMind is the most advanced mind-mapping
software available for linux. I’m not a Java-based software fun so I don’t use it too much. Read the rest of this entry »
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)
Here are some useful commands that you can use to find (almost) every information that you want to know about your system from the command line. Most of this commands can be run as non-privileged user, but more information can be obtained if (and should be) run as root.:
General system information:
# uname -a
(Shift-M to order the list by memory use)
# free -m
# dmidecode | less Read more >>(UPDATE: The link is broken. Sorry)