Archive for the ‘Linux’ Category

Introduction to Linux course free and open to all

March 15, 2014

The Linux Foundation announced that it would be working with edX, a non-profit online learning site governed by Harvard and MIT, to make its “Introduction to Linux” course free and open to all.

This introductory class, which usually costs $2,400, will be the first from the Linux Foundation to run as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). There is no limit on enrollment through edX’s platform.

The course will be held this summer, although an official start date has not been posted yet. Jennifer Cloer, Director of Communications for the Linux Foundation, said that over 2,500 people signed up for the course within the first 24 hours of it being posted. There are no prerequisites, and a note on the course’s information page says that most users will find the course takes between 40 and 60 hours to complete.

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December 1, 2012

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Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) released 13 Oct 2011

October 13, 2011

List of Ubuntu releases at wikipedia

Official CD Mirrors for Ubuntu

Brazil, 10 Gbps, C3SL/UFPR, http, ftp, rsync

Canada, 20 Gbps, Nexicom Inc., http

Ireland, 10 Gbps, HEAnet, http, ftp, rsync

United Kingdom, 10 Gbps, University Of Kent UK Mirror Service, http, ftp,rsync

Singapore, NTU OSS

Userful MultiSeat Linux 2011™ Free 2-User Version

August 15, 2011

The Free 2-User version of Userful MultiSeat Linux 2011 is a simple and free way to transform your dual-monitor linux PC into a dual-station PC.

Using just one PC you’ll be able to support two independent users. All you need is a computer with two monitors connected and an extra USB keyboard and mouse.

Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) released 29 Oct 2009

October 30, 2009

What’s New In Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala”

Kon-Boot Lets You Bypass Logon for Windows and Linux

August 4, 2009

Kon-Boot looks like a very interesting tool since it can get you into a system without having to logon first.

In the current compilation state it allows to log into a linux system as ‘root’ user without typing the correct password or to elevate privileges from current user to root. For Windows systems it allows to enter any password protected profile without any knowledge of the password.

The tool reportedly works with Windows Vista, XP, Server 2008, Server 2003, Windows 7, Gentoo, Ubuntu, Debian, and Fedora.

All of you admins out there might want to give this tool a whirl to see how it works against your systems – before one of your users does!

Run Google mobile phone OS, Android on x86 computers

July 20, 2009

Want to give Google Android a try, but don’t feel like buying a T-Mobile G1? LiveAndroid lets you download a LiveCD disc image of the Google Android operating system. Just burn the image to a disc, stick it in a CD-ROM drive, and reboot your computer and you can check out Android without installing it or affecting any files on your PC.
You can also use the disc image in a virtualization application like VirtualBox, VMWare or Microsoft Virtual PC if you want to try the operating system without even rebooting your computer.

Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)

April 27, 2009

Ubuntu 9.04  is available from 23 April 2009.

Desktop Edition / Netbook Remix / Server Edition

Get your free download.

 Singapore Mirror for Desktop Edition (.iso)

List of Ubuntu releases

Wubi – Ubuntu installer

November 24, 2008

Wubi is an officially supported Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other Windows application, in a simple and safe way. Are you curious about Linux and Ubuntu? Trying them out has never been easier!

Ten essential Linux office apps

November 9, 2008

ZDNet article – 15 Oct 2008 18:01

This shortlist includes software that can easily handle much of your day-to-day office needs and do it on the Linux operating system. The software listed here is simple to use, reliable, (mostly) scalable, and business ready.

Of course, this is a generalised list. Far more specialised office-type software is available on the Linux platform. One of the best places to look for such software is in your Install Software tool, such as Synaptic or Yumex (the tool you have will depend upon the distribution you use). Look through the various categories (a good place to start is the ‘Office’ category) to find what you need.