Last time I wrote up a comprehensive guide to yum for Fedora, openSuse, etc.. It was well received so I decided to focus on Debian based systems this time.
Debian is known to be extremely stable and reliable, and for its excellent package manager, apt. That’s why user-friendly Ubuntu decided to advantage of Debian package features, along with a number of other distributions. Just to show how easy it is to install something, try this:
sudo apt-getinstall vlc
All dependencies will be automatically fetched and installed along with the application. How easy is that?
Here is a list of some commands that might be useful to you.
It’s that time of the year again. I’ve already had a turducken Thanksgiving dinner last night with some friends and it was delicious. Looking forward to some more turkey and gravy. Uhhm. I hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving!
You have an RPM-based (Fedora, CentOs, etc.) version of Linux running on your computer. You need to know how to install and upgrade packages. And every once in a while, you wonder how can one do a system update.
So let’s get started. All that GUI stuff is great, but let’s down to the nitty gritty. Start up your dusty terminal!
Nodoka has been the default GNOME theme for Fedora ever since version 8. It is a combination of beautiful visual elements and simplicity. It just looks so darn good. Here’s how to install Nodoka on a Ubuntu machine.
You want to know how to properly remove Linux? How about heading on over to microsoft.com and find out. Oh, it’s true. The Microsoft Help and Support page has an article on how to “Remove Linux and Install Windows XP.” Nice.
ISO images are a great way to pack large amounts of data into one single file. This is useful for avid Linux users, distro hoppers, or just any tech enthusiast out there due to ease of use and portability. To learn more about ISO images, Wikipedia’s your friend.
With all these advantages, it is no wonder that ISOs are used quite often to distribute software. Coincidentally, that also includes our good ol’ popular Linux distributions such as OpenSuse, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, etc. (Please, I don’t need to hear about your fav distro).
Since these ISOs are large, have you ever wondered if there is a way to check to see if your downloaded ISOs are defective or not? I sure have. Fortunately, Ubuntu utilizes this thing called MD5 to ensure data integrity and authenticity and it is a breeze to check. Here’s how:
cd Desktop/ (assuming your ISO is located there).
Assuming the Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop ISO was checked, then it should return:
The Fedora Project finally released the last tester version of Fedora 10 before we get to see the real thing. If it is any good indication, which is usually the case, then we are going to have our hands on a very robust and solid release.
This new release still sports the simple and beautiful Nodoka theme. The new artwork theme is called Solar and it is amazingly pleasant and beautiful. Little things like this make all the difference. I have always been throughly impressed with how polished Fedora looks and feels, and it’s no different this time.
Fedora 10 also offers some nice features include:
Linux kernel version 2.6.27
The new Plymouth graphical boot system
Better webcam support
Better PulseAudio support
Overall, Fedora 10 Preview Release indicates the final release will be strong and robust with a good mix of visual appeal and a solid playground for us tinkerers.