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Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 4.1 on Ubuntu 11.10 Server

This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with VirtualBox 4.1 on a headless Ubuntu 11.10 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to...

Did Microsoft Just Kill Ubuntu Tablets?

There is no doubt that Canonical is looking at the ARM based hardware for its tablets. But Microsoft seemed to have nipped Ubuntu’s Tablet in the bud. The company tweaked its Windows Hardware Certification Requirements to effectively ban most alternative operating systems on ARM-based devices that...

Install Ubuntu TV from a PPA [How To]

Ubuntu TV can already be compiled – instructions available on the Ubuntu wiki, and using those instructions, you can run it without installing it, which is actually the best way to do it (since it doesn’t replace Unity 2D), but if you don’t like to compile stuff, you can use a test PPA...

Ubuntu Unity 5.0 is out and ready for testing [News]

Are you a cutting edge Ubuntu user that’s been using Precise Pangolin since it was made available December 1? If you are, you’ll want to try out the just-released Unity 5.0. It’s an absolute test version, and you won’t want to install it on your production machine, but if you’re running 12.04 we’ll assume...

Tame the Ubuntu 11.10 Unity interface with MyUnity

The new interface introduced with the latest version of Ubuntu has had a mixed response. MyUnity offers an easy way to change some of the visual settings. This can make the Launcher and Unity in general easier to use as well as that satisfaction in having it set up exactly as you want. Installation is a...

Ubuntu 11.10 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on Ubuntu 11.10 and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as how to add users. Samba is configured as a standalone server, not as a domain controller. In the resulting setup, every user has his own home directory...

build.opensuse.org binary backend was down

The SAN array of the backend server server lost 3 hard disks over the weekend. That means the array with the built RPMs was broken. We checked and replaced a lot of files from backups – but since not all binary parts of the projects are in backup we need to rebuild some of them (31 from 24,194)...

The Best PDF Viewer for Linux

Linux has quite a few PDF readers available, but Okular stands out as the best of the bunch, due to its ability to comment on, highlight, and otherwise annotate PDFs. Okular may not be as feature-filled as some of the PDF editors and viewers on Windows … Download: http://okular.kde.org/download.php...

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