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The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)
This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) 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.
How To Upgrade Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) To 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) (Desktop & Server)
Yesterday the new Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) was released. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 8.10 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 9.04.
Installing Windows TTF Fonts Automatically
Sometimes you miss some good looking fonts available over the Internet, mostly because you work on design or you just want to make something look better. However, most of the fonts are in the truetype format, which is a little bit tricky to get to work in Ubuntu. The process of installing TTF fonts manually isn't very complex, but doing it over and over again everytime you want to install a new font can become tiring. That's why I wrote a little application in C which does all the work for you.
Creating A Bootable Ubuntu USB Thumbdrive From Windows With uSbuntu Live Creator
uSbuntu Live Creator is a free software for Windows that allows you to create a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu 8.10 on it. This software also offers a new option for virtualization to run Ubuntu directly into Windows and without any setup or installation - this is done by using a portable version of VirtualBox. uSbuntu Live Creator not only supports Ubuntu 8.10, but also Kubuntu 8.10 and Xubuntu 8.10.
Installing The Elisa Media Center On Ubuntu 8.10
This guide shows how you can install the Elisa Media Center on an Ubuntu 8.10 desktop. The Elisa Media Center has many advanced features that will make your media center experience unique. It features an intuitive interface with a professional look and feel which can be easily used with a standard TV remote control.
Running Ubuntu On Windows XP With Portable Ubuntu
Portable Ubuntu for Windows is an Ubuntu system running as a Windows application. All Ubuntu applications appear as a window on the Windows desktop, and you can even copy&paste between Ubuntu and Windows applications (in both directions). You can also copy Portable Ubuntu to your thumb drive and carry it with you (you don't need to "install" Portable Ubuntu on Windows - all you need is the Portable Ubuntu folder). This guide shows how to use Portable Ubuntu on a Windows XP desktop.
VirtualBox 2: How To Pass Through USB Devices To Guests On An Ubuntu 8.10 Host
This short guide shows how you can pass through USB devices (such as a USB flash drive) to VirtualBox guests on an Ubuntu 8.10 VirtualBox 2 host. USB support is available only in the VirtualBox PUEL (closed-source) edition, not in the OSE edition, so make sure you have the PUEL edition installed.
Using Built-in Policy Installer in Firewall Builder
This article demonstrates how Firewall Builder can help you automate the process of deployment and activation of the generated firewall configuration. After firewall configuration has been generated by one of the policy compilers and saved in a file on disk in the format required by the target firewall, it needs to be transferred to the firewall machine and activated. This function is performed by the component we call "Policy Installer" which is part of the Firewall Builder GUI.
How To Install VMware Server 2 On Debian Lenny
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server 2 on a Debian Lenny desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free).
How To Compile Amarok 2 From SVN On K/X/Ubuntu
Amarok is a pretty nifty, versatile and advanced music player for the KDE desktop. However the current version in the *buntu 8.10 repos is hopelessly outdated and (IMHO) totally bugged. There's also the Amarok Neon Project, which aims at providing daily SVN builds for *buntu however lately they have not been updated. So, if you want to be up-to-date with latest Amarok development you either wait until the Neon Project provides binaries again or you compile it on your own. If you want to compile it on your own, you require KDE 4.2. There are also PPA repos for that, use my generator http://repogen.simplylinux.ch to get the according info.