Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Installing Vista Fonts in Ubuntu

Ubuntu Blog

Microsoft’s new ClearType fonts for Vista are great. The fonts include Constantia, Corbel, Calibri, Cambria, Candara and Consolas.

Getting them installed in Ubuntu is a breeze, thanks to a script I found.

See this post on Ubuntu Blog

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Install the Firestarter Firewall on Ubuntu Linux :: the How-To Geek

Firestarter is an easy to use firewall for Ubuntu that includes a GUI administration tool. Installation of this firewall is as easy as using it. In this HowTo we will cover how to install the firewall.

Open a terminal window, and type in the following command:

sudo apt-get install firestarter

After the installation is finished, you can find the administration GUI at System \ Administration \ Firestarter:

When you launch the GUI for the first time, it will take you through a setup wizard:

Click forward, and you will be able to select the network device. If you are using DHCP for your machine, make sure you select that checkbox here:

Click Forward, and then Forward again. You will see the final screen of the wizard:

Click the save button and you will see the normal GUI screen:

This GUI is accessible from the tray icon, shown here:

The firewall is now installed. The firewall will continue running whether or not you are running the GUI, but the GUI will not be started up automatically unless you add it to the startup list using this path:

sudo /usr/sbin/firestarter

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The Geek is the founder of How-To Geek and a geek enthusiast. When he's not coming up with great how-to articles, he's probably writing at his personal blog. This article was written on 12/7/06 and tagged with: Ubuntu, Adding Software, SysAdmin


Install the Firestarter Firewall on Ubuntu Linux :: the How-To Geek

Monday, March 03, 2008

Ubuntu 8.04 release party in Montreal

This is an invitation to all who will be in or around Montreal, QC, Canada next April 24th. Full party info and details at:

http://www.ubuntu-qc.org/ubuntu-804-invitation

We’ll be partying real hard at St-Sulpice bar and I hear other parties are organizing in Quebec province.

I’d also like to challenge other party organizers, do you think you can have the biggest party out there ? Last time we had close to 200 people in Montreal, this time we are a bit better organized. One specific thing that has helped us a lot is inviting people IN ADVANCE and PERSONALLY :) We welcome all to copy and improve our french and english invitation.

We are also using a Facebook event for RSVPs, local mailing lists and contacting media. We’ve lined up a few sponsors too for swag (and more). Any further ideas ?

PARTY ON!



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