More Ubuntu Derivatives

A bit late of a posting, but an announcement was made in Ubuntu Dev Announce about a new version of Ubuntu, in addition to the "Free" version:

Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded Edition: designed for mobile devices, possibly Pocket PC or Palm style.

This means we now have:

  • Ubuntu
  • Kubuntu
  • Xubuntu
  • Ubuntu "Free" (no name)
  • Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded Edition
Whether the Mobile and Embedded and Free editions will also have ...

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Get a daily overview of your system with Logwatch

Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS systems (and possibly more distributions too) ship with a tool called Logwatch. Logwatch is absolutely invaluable if you're running a server of any kind as it allows you to stay up-to-date with what's going on inside your system.

As the name suggests, it watches the system's log files. Every day it will send you a digest email containing bits of information ...

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Planet Penguin Racer

It's about time for another FOSSwire game post and this time I'm going to be looking at Planet Penguin Racer.

PP Racer is actually a fork of a now-abandoned game, Tux Racer. You can still download the old Tux Racer, but the last news for it was back in 2001. For the newer levels and features, you'll probably want to play PP Racer.

PP Racer is, as ...

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Learning the vi editor

The vi editor is one of the Unix text editing tools which goes back a long way. It's a very powerful editor, but that also means it can take quite a bit of time to learn and get used to.

There is actually a wikibook on the subject available at the Wikibooks site. It goes through how to use vi (usually one of its modern enhanced incarnations, like vim ...

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