Dusting Off the Archives - compiling software from scratch

Installing software on Linux, or any Unix system from the source code is something that is difficult to pick up straight away. Nowadays, the chances you'll need to actually do this are lower, but sometime it's good to know how.

Back in September, I showed you how most source applications can be compiled and installed.

Installing software. It’s something that you do quite a lot if you ...

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Kubuntu Hardy Heron KDE 4 Remix review

As promised, here I'm going to take a look at the new 'KDE 4 Remix' version of Kubuntu.

For the uninitiated, let me explain. The latest version of the KDE variant of Ubuntu, has two versions - the standard disc featuring KDE 3.5.9, and this KDE 4 Remix disc, which features the new KDE 4.0 release.

In this review, I'm going to focus on this distro ...

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Debugging with Nemiver

You're writing some C code that you just managed to compile. You are able to get it to build without errors, and you're ready to run. But then, something disastrous happens:

$ gcc main.c -o out
$ ./out
Segmentation fault

Great. Your application dies without so much as an explanation as to why. Nobody likes to debug code, but it has to be done at some point. If you ...

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Other Ubuntu variants

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So Ubuntu Hardy Heron has now arrived, and you can download the new release from the Ubuntu site.

The main desktop release tends to overshadow the other projects that are official variants of Ubuntu. If you're new to the distro, new to Linux in general, or just want a refresher, here's what is available as well as the standard desktop product.

Ubuntu Server Edition

Server Edition, is, quite ...

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