Windows Equivalent Apps for Ubuntu

Monday, August 28, 2006

I covered some Windows equivalent software for ubuntu and came up with the usual suspects for those of you who are more experienced users. You know OpenOffice, gimp, gaim...but there are also some others that are "new" finds especially for us new2ubuntu types like rezound, ardour, and gnuCash. Here is a link to the list. If there are any users who can suggest others your comments are appreciated.

I also mentioned that I got my ship-it discs a few days ago and they look good. Each disc came in a sleeve with 5 people in a huddle....not bad. Did I mention I got some cool stickers with them? Lucky....

Ouch! I got hit by the x server bug. I tried to reconfigure the xorg.config but it didnt work, so I went ahead and reinstalled Ubuntu. I haven't been without any problems with ubuntu os but I will say this. the reinstall only took 30 minutes and was painless. Had I waited a day i could have salvaged the installation but it neither here nor there at this point.

Check out Ubuntu Counter here. You get a number that and a button that you can put on your website or emails, pretty nifty if you are into that kind of thing. Well, that's it see you again soon.

If you are looking for the Ogg vorbis feed It is right here.

Remedial command line

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Hello and welcome back! I now have this podcast in Ogg Vorbis format the feed for that is located at just copy the link and put it into your podcatcher

This week I did some remedial command line commands this includes

ls - list command that returns a list of the contents in the directory
mkdir - This command will allow you to make a directory
cd - This command will allow the user to move to another directory
cp - Copy command, this will copy a file from one directory to another
rm - deletes a file
mv - renames or moves a file
locate - helps find a file

Also I have a list of further resources for you to either find help or more information: this is a good site to find packages for manual download among other things, it also has links to other good things Much like, has lots of packages for download This is a great place to find out about news regarding linux in general and to find great tutorials

I also get a lot of news about Ubuntu from

Note: I will generally do a google search specifically for help on certain things rekated to ubuntu by specifically entering "ubuntu" as one of the search criteria. This usually gets me very close!!

Lastly, I like to listen to podcast with Chess Griffin

Best of luck to you and I'll be speaking with you later.

KDE and a little Gnome

Monday, August 14, 2006

Here it is, the 4th episode of freshubuntu served up nice and warm for you. This week, I talk about some listener emails and comments first from Peter N at then from andrew who reminded us that if you haven't installed ubuntu and you would like to you should remember to change your boot sequence so that it will check your cdrom b4 booting to hard drive. Andrew also has a very nice article about ubuntu and open source that you can check out here. Lastly, to John, a very big thank you very much for voting for the podcast at podcastalley.

This week I downloaded the kubuntu desktop and was playing around with the interface and tell you all about it. enjoy the podcast and keep leaving comments and emails.

Installing packages on ubuntu

Monday, August 07, 2006

Hi, this week I installed some packages using the terminal window and "apt-get" command. I also went through using the default add/remove package manager and Synaptic package manager. I also have a link for instructions on how to install .deb, .rpm and, .tar files:

Here is the link for the first Ubuntu billboard and the link for the surprising news about preinstalled version of SUSE Linux (SLED 10).

Oh, and in case you couldn't follow what I was saying in the podcast here is the link for the instructions for using a DNS cache

Making a Plan Before Installing Ubuntu

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

This is episode 2 of fresh ubuntu and deals with questions to consider before installing fresh ubuntu.

The sites mentioned:

Intro and Outro music: Whimsy groove by Kevin Macleod
Bumper music: Rhythm 2005 by Kevin Macleod