We delve into a serious question about an oncoming storm. The Linux Mint derivative has expanded its desktop penetration percentage and makes us stop to look at this fresh green player on the open source operating field. Touted to be “the only Linux distribution that lets you watch Porn from the Live Cd” Linux Mint comes packed with all the goodies you need for a modern day operating system. Originally derived from Ubuntu but now standing on its own two feed Mint makes us wonder : Is this Ubuntu as it should be ?
We start off the post summer season with a new addition to the feeds :Every wednesday we will try to drop the ‘article of the week’ into the feed so all of you tablet or ebook reading or tablet owning fans. (Don’t worry , if you have a PDF reader on your pc you can enjoy the article just the same) In our first episode we delve into the mind of two overconnected cybergeeks who dive offline for a week in the south of France. What does the disconnection from the world wide web mean for somebody living on the edge of real and cyberspace.
This week we showcase one of the “special ” editions of the “Full Circle Magazine” dealing with how to build your own server and give you a chance to get to know this great Linux magazine.
ime for a little “offline time” as we give you a taste of the Knightwise.com Newsletter.Lets give all of our E-book and Ipad reading geeks a little “reading material” for those precious 5 minutes a day they loose internet connectivity and are forced to live “Offline”. Call it a blogpost inside a pdf , call it a newsletter, call it a piece of tree waiting to be printed : We call it “Knightwriter”. A little reading material for when you have the time.
We all have that one special super powerfull system in the house that we know and love. With loads of memory, processor power and harddrive space. A very powerful machine thats only using a fraction of that power. How about sharing that power with other people in the house ? Or on your network ? How about turning that system into a Terminal server that can be accessed by friends or family members over your local lan or even the Internet ? How about having your own ” Graphical Ubuntu Desktop Session ” on your mac, your windows machine , or even a very light Linux machine in the house ? As mentioned in show kc0037 this is the “howto” on building your own terminal server starting out from a plain Ubuntu system. In 20 simple steps, you’ll be up and running.
- A vanilla install
- Updating and Upgrading.
- Installing the Terminal Server
- Adding Users
- Downloading and configuring the NxFree Client
- Links : Ubuntu as a terminal server (podcast episode)
- Another article on the same topic.
- Sponsored by ZOOGUE Ipad Cases. www.zoogue.com
Ubuntu is a great operating system if you think about it. You can download it for free and it comes bundled with a whole lot of applications out of the box. Adding software is easy and the operating system is extremely versatile when it comes down to using it. You can run it on older hardware, use it a server or a workstation .. and stuff like that.
The one downside that there is to installing Ubuntu Linux from the CD is that it does not come with a LOT of software. Sure its very easy to point and click and get all of the stuff you need via the software center. However : Installing non-free software like MP3 and DVD playback ability, Some applications like for example Google Chrome and Skype is not always possible using this method. So we’ve pointed you to the right places to go in this manual.
But then you are still stuck with a “classic Ubuntu Interface” that does not really look all that sexy. Well , let’s take care of that too then. We are going to take a “plain vanilla” installation of Ubuntu 9.10 and add all the extra software you require PLUS show you some tips and tweaks how to make it look … Sexy. So if you want to take your installation of Ubuntu to the next level .. Follow along !
- A Vanilla install.
- Adding Repositories.
- Enabling DVD and MP3 playback, flash etc.
- Adding extra software
- Installing Picasa, Google Chrome,Skype etc.
- Configuring Cairo Dock.
- Making it look Sexy.