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How to set up automatic user logging in on Ubuntu

If you just dropped Windows XP for Ubuntu on your machine, chances are you’re wondering how to set up automatic user logging in on Ubuntu. Setting up autologin in Ubuntu is quite easy and you can do the same in a matter of a few clicks.

Here’s a quick guide on how to set up auto-login in Ubuntu:From the Gnome Menu, select System > Administration > Login Window.
For security reasons, you’ll be asked to type your password.
Once you’ve entered your password, click OK.In the dialog window that appears, go to the Security tab.
Check ‘Enable Automatic Login’In the box below, select/type in the usernameClick close to save the changesThe next time you start Ubuntu on your computer, the login screen will be bypassed and you’ll be automatically logged into the account you specified.

Turning on ClearType mode in Ubuntu

Turning on ClearType mode if you’re using an LCD monitor helps a lot in improving readability. Ubuntu, by default, doesn’t have ClearType turned on.
However, you could achieve really nice font smoothing by just choosing an option in the settings.In order to turn text smoothing on in Ubuntu, do the following:
Go to System > Preferences > AppearanceGo to the Fonts tabUnder rendering, select Subpixel Smoothing (LCDs)Click Close

GyachI/E: Yahoo Messenger for Linux | Ubuntu Site

Ok. I have tried Kopete last week and I was pretty impress about the multi platform support, it’s appearance and most importantly the ability to support webcam (I tried it on my A4tech PK-635M and it works great!). Although it has almost the feature I am looking for an IM client, it still lack ONE [...]'; Ok. I have tried Kopete last week and I was pretty impress about the multi platform support, it’s appearance and most importantly the ability to support webcam (I tried it on my A4tech PK-635M and it works great!). Although it has almost the feature I am looking for an IM client, it still lack ONE more thing: Voice Support.
The development according to KDE wiki is still on hold though they claim that support for voice to Gtalk are possible but may result to frequent crash. You ain’t like that isn’t? So as a result, I searched an IM once again that can support both voice chat and webcam for the yahoo messenger platform (BTW did I mention that I like Yahoo Messenger?)GyachI/E: Ya…

Best Ubuntu Wallpapers | Ubuntu Site

This post was inspired by Jun of Tech Source from Bohol, showcasing his 25 coolest wallpaper in Linux. The “Think Linux” wallpaper is my personal choice on that post. The tux logo looks very cool inside the ‘Mac’s Apple’ combined with an eye-candy look. I love it! Thanks!

Jun was right, for most Linux newbies all they want is the best wallpaper for their newly found freedom. I myself spent a lot of time looking for the best one. On that search as well, these were the “Best Wallpapers for Ubuntu” (IMO) that I found out. Hope you like it.Best Ubuntu Wallpapers |


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How to install Ubuntu Linux 7.10

This is video tutorial on how to install Ubuntu Linux 7.10.

YouTube - The Ubuntu Experience (Nelson Mandela Interview)

300+ Easily Installed Free Fonts for Ubuntu « Ubuntu Blog

300+ Easily Installed Free Fonts for Ubuntu « Ubuntu Blog

Posted by Carthik Ubuntu offers a lot of fonts, in addition to the defaults installed, and the MicroSoft msttcorefonts package, in its repositories. All these fonts mentioned here are provided as packages, which can easily installed using command line tools like apt-get or using Synaptic. These fonts will come in handy for designing flyers, or for designing headers and graphics for the web using the Gimp. Also, some of these fonts are pretty commonly used to render pages, like Lucida.


From Online Marketing for Tourism



It is an excellent message that ABSOLUTELY applies to ALL of us who send e-mails.

Please read the short letter below, even if you're sure you already follow proper procedures.

Do you really know how to forward e-mails? 50% do; 50% DO NOT.

Do you wonder why you get viruses or junk mail? Do you hate it?

Every time you forward an e-mail there is information left over from the people who got the message before you, namely their e-mail addresses & names. As the messages get forwarded along, the list of addresses builds, and builds, and builds, and all it takes is for some poor sap to get a virus, and his or her computer can send that virus to every e-mail address that has come across his computer.

Or, someone can take all of those addresses and sell them or send junk mail to them in the hopes that you will go to the site and he will make tuppence for each hi…

Switching From XP to Linux - Should You?

Switching From XP to Linux - Should You?
…About the poll called “Are you considering a switch from Windows to Linux?” I see that almost 47% of visitors say “Yes” (so did I). I am an XP user and was wondering if you can post a short note for advice about switching to Linux?…“What’s surprising, is when I examine the web stats for the blog, the month of March 2008 showed 41% of visitors used Windows XP! (The fisrt week of April shows 48.8% used XP). Also, for mere interest 88.3% of browsers for the first week of April 2008 are Firefox. And, for March 2008 Firefox comprised 78.5% of visitors. This tells us that visitors are indeed opensource users and that readers are almost a 50/50 split between Windows and other OS’s (such as Linux). Additionally, it appears from this week’s poll (the one you mentioned above) and earlier polls, that there is genuine interest in your question.This is a hard question to answer for you in one post. To answer the question, perhaps it’s best to ask yourself…

Recover Your Forgotten Password In Linux.

…I have kubuntu installed in my laptop computer, and everything was fine until yesterday, 4/6/08, when I was installing some additional programs from the settings menu. One of the updates that I installed created another user and also gave it admin control!!! It has now locked me out of signing into MY computer!!! Is there anyway that I can break into signing onto the system…“There are a couple approaches you can take.Read the full post…


Linux for Young Human Beings

"Ubuntu" is an ancient African word, meaning "humanity to others". The Edubuntu Linux distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to schools, through its customised school environment. The current version of Edubuntu is aimed at classroom use, and future versions of Edubuntu will expand to other educational usage, such as university use. Edubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with community based support.The Edubuntu community is built on the ideas enshrined in the Edubuntu Manifesto: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customise and alter their software in whatever way they see fit.These freedoms make Edubuntu fundamentally different from proprietary software: not only are the tools you need available free of charge, you, and thousands of developers ar…

End of Life announcement for Ubuntu 6.10 | Ubuntu

End of Life announcement for Ubuntu 6.10 | Ubuntu:

LONDON, March 25, 2008 - Ubuntu announced the release of 6.10 almost 18 months ago, on October 26, 2006. As with the earlier releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 18 months. The support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 6.10 will reach end of life on Friday April 25th, 2008. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 6.10.The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 6.10 is via Ubuntu 7.04. Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at Note that upgrades to version 7.10 and beyond are only supported in multiple steps, via an upgrade first to 7.04, then to 7.10. Both Ubuntu 7.04 and Ubuntu 7.10 continue to be actively supported with security updates and select high-impact bug fixes. All announcements of official security updates for Ubuntu releases are sent to the ubuntu-s…

Ubuntu Home Page | Ubuntu

About UbuntuUbuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more. Learn more about Ubuntu »

Etymology of a Linux distro | Royal HeHe2-ness!

The meaning of Ubuntu is pretty much known by everybody in geekdom, just in case you have been living under a rock, definitions is: “Ubuntu is an African word meaning ‘Humanity to others’, or ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the software world.”

Learn Programming Online, For Free: 75+ Open Courseware Collections from the Ivy League and Beyond | WHDb

Learn Programming Online, For Free: 75+ Open Courseware Collections from the Ivy League and Beyond

Posted by Jimmy Atkinson in Programming, WebmasteringDo you want to grow up to be a programmer? You have a choice, then. You can go off to college or you can learn the basics now at home. Whether you can learn those programming skills for free or not is the question. So, we went on a search for the most common and the most popular programming languages to see what we could find. We learned that you can learn every computer language known to mankind online through open source projects, free online tutorials, free eBooks and wikis.The downside to these tutorials is that none of them offer college credits nor do they offer certifications. With that said, it never hurts to have this knowledge under your belt for the time when you’re ready to take a full-fledged plunge into paying for your sheepskin or certification. Of course, we cannot possibly include all programming languages, nor can we …

What is DSL?

Damn Small Linux is a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution.

Damn Small is small enough and smart enough to do the following things: Boot from a business card CD as a live linux distribution (LiveCD)Boot from a USB pen driveBoot from within a host operating system (that's right, it can run *inside* Windows)Run very nicely from an IDE Compact Flash drive via a method we call "frugal install"Transform into a Debian OS with a traditional hard drive installRun light enough to power a 486DX with 16MB of RamRun fully in RAM with as little as 128MB (you will be amazed at how fast your computer can be!)Modularly grow -- DSL is highly extendable without the need to customize

DSL was originally developed as an experiment to see how many usable desktop applications can fit inside a 50MB live CD. It was at first just a personal tool/toy. But over time Damn Small Linux grew into a community project with hundreds of development hours put into refinements including…

Linux: 9000 PCs in Swiss schools will switch to Ubuntu only

Beginning from next term, all computers at schools in the Swiss canton of Geneva will be switched to Ubuntu Linux only.

Geneva newspaper Tribune de Geneve reports today that from September 2008 all computers at schools that currently are dual-boot MS Windows and Linux will have MS Windows removed and become FOSS (Free Open Source Software) only.

Besides lower costs for the administration, students will also profit from the use of Ubuntu, as they then will be able to use the same applications at home without additional cost.

Manuel Grandjean, director for the schools (Ecoles-Médias) IT services pointed out that the use of FOSS “…encourages participation and the democratization of knowledge and provides product independent competences…“. He also sees the use of FOSS as a “reinforcement of equal opportunities” for students.

Firefox 3 beta 5 reached Hardy’s repositories | UbuntuHQ

Ubuntu users, Firefox 3 beta 5 (3b5) has reached Hardy’s repositories. Gutsy (and older versions) users, enable Hardy repo’s to upgrade it.To be able to install the extensions that are not supported by this version of firefox (since the new addons website interface which sucks by the way), here’s what you must do to bypass it: Firefox 3 beta 5 reached Hardy’s repositories