Ubuntu Unity and UNE

    The Ubuntu Netbook Edition (UNE) features the new Unity user interface supporting touch screens. The UNE requires a 3D graphics capability: Intel, Nvidia, and AMD (partially). You  ay have to first login to the standard desktop; install the hardware video … Continue reading

    Getting Started

    Ubuntu Linux is currently one of the most popular end-user linux-distributions  (www.ubuntu.com). Ubuntu Linux is managed by the Ubuntu Foundation, whish is sponserd by Canonical, Ltd (www.canonical.com), a commercial organization that support and promoted open source projects. Ubuntu base on … Continue reading

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    If for some reason your system is not able to start up, it may be due to conflicting configurations, libraries, or applications. Select the recovery mode entry from the GRUB boot menu, the Ubuntu kernel entry with the (recovery mode) … Continue reading


    Metalinks are XM L files that work like mirror lists, allowing download clients to easily choose a fast mirror and perform a more controlled download. You would use a download client that supports metalinks, like KGet, gget, or aria2. For … Continue reading

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    Medibuntu.org repository configuration

    For applications and codecs with licensing issues, like FFmpeg unrestricted support, Real Player, Google Earth, and the DVD Video commercial decoder (libdvdcss), you access the Medibuntu.org repository, medibuntu.org. Table lists some of the applications and codec available on the Medibuntu … Continue reading

    Ubuntu Software Repositories

    Four main components or sections make up the Ubuntu repository: main, restricted, universe, and multiverse. These components are described in detail at: http://www.ubuntu.com/community/ubuntustory/components To see a listing of all packages in the Ubuntu repository see: http://packages.ubuntu.com To see available repositories … Continue reading

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    The KDE Mail Client: KMail

    The KDE mail client, KMail, provides a full-featured GUI interface for composing, sending, and receiving e-mail messages. KMail is part of the KDE Personal Information Management suite (KDE-PIM) which also includes an address book (KAddressBook), an organizer and scheduler (KOrganizer), … Continue reading


    Thunderbird is a full-featured stand-alone e-mail client provided by the Mozilla project (http://www.mozilla.org). It is designed to be easy to use, highly customizable, and heavily secure. It features advanced intelligent spam filtering, as well as security features like encryption, digital … Continue reading

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    Firefox Bookmarks and History

    Firefox refers to the URLs of web pages you want to keep as bookmarks, marking pages you want to access directly. The Bookmarks menu enables you add your favorite web pages. You can also press CTRL-D to add a bookmark. … Continue reading

    Web Clients

    Ubuntu provides powerful Web, FTP, and messaging clients for accessing the Internet. Many of these applications are installed automatically and are ready to use when you first start up your Ubuntu system. Ubuntu also includes full Java development support, letting you … Continue reading

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    PolicyKit will control access to certain applications and devices. It is one of the safest ways to grant a user direct access. PolicyKit configuration and support is already set up for you. A new version of PolicyKit, PolicyKit-1, is now … Continue reading

    Ubuntu Administrative Tools

    On Ubuntu, administration is handled by a set of specialized administrative tools, such as those for user management and printer configuration. To access the desktop-based administrative tools, you log in as a user who has administrative access. You created this … Continue reading

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    KDE Kickoff and Quick Access menus

    The KickOff application launcher organizes menu entries into tabs that are accessed by icons at the bottom of the Kickoff menu. There are tabs for Favorites, Applications, Computer, Recently Used, and Leave. You can add an application to the Favorites … Continue reading


    The Kubuntu edition of Ubuntu installs KDE as the primary desktop from the Kubuntu install disc. Kubuntu officially supports and installs KDE 4.4. You can download this disc from the Kubuntu site at: http://www.kubuntu.org/ You can also download the discs … Continue reading

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