Ubuntu tip - banish the ugly fonts forever

So you love Ubuntu, but you're not so happy about fonts on web pages and documents not appearing how they do on every other operating system out there.

Well, that's exactly what we're going to solve today!

Fire up a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and type the following (remember don't type the dollar signs at the front!).


$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Make sure these ...

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Sun Java is now officially GPL

I really wish I hadn't missed this announcement (unfortunately I got side tracked by something else and missed the live webcast), but, nevertheless, Sun has now officially published the J2SE (Java 2 Standard Edition), J2ME (Micro Edition) and the J2EE (Enterprise Edition) under the GNU General Public Licence (version 2).

What this means for those not acquainted with Java is that Linux distributors (and other free software projects) will ...

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Understanding file permissions - Part 2

Note: This is a straight up rip of the tutorial of the same name from the Beginner’s Linux series on my personal blog (on my personal site), but it’s content is eminently suitable for FOSSwire readers, so I’ve re-posted it here. Enjoy!

Beginner's Linux

Hello again! This is Part 2 of my tutorial on understanding file permissions on Linux. If you haven't already and don't have much ...

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5 hacks to turbocharge media in Fedora Core 6

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Fedora Core 6 is awesome (it's running here right now), but unfortunately, like a lot of Linux distributions, it comes without support for MP3, 3D video drivers or the other proprietary media formats. Now I'm not going to go into the long and frankly boring discussion about whether distros should ship proprietary stuff; but this tutorial will show you how to add this stuff into your FC6 installation ...

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