Ubuntu Studio 8.04 (Hardy Heron) 64Bit
Live DVD and Installation on one 1Gb disk
How to disable Shutdown and Reboot for low level users in Ubuntu
I have a Linux machine used by my Wife and children and I wanted to remove the ability for them to shutdown or reboot the PC when they log off. I normally am in the process of downloading or have others things running in another session, shutting down terminates any process or applications that are running in other sessions.
Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)Ubuntu.com Live CD and Installation on one 700Mb disk Version 7.10 is another great advance for the first time in this distro version we have Eye Candy already installed by default. Ok it's subtle and you may not notice at first any changes but it is different, with a better graphics card such as NVidia or ATI sometimes the Eye Candy is even more remarkable.
Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)Ubuntu.com Live CD and Installation on one 700Mb disk Version 7.04 was the best Version so far installation was indeed simple and little had changed or needed to from previous installer again this nearly installed on all hardware presented, including now the laptop's it's ability to detect hardware remained the same and only lacked on very new hardware, network connectivity where on PC Desktops flawless (The newer hardware as for the Dell Precision presented a bigger problem to overcome but this used both SATA and a
Ubuntu Version 6.06 LTS (Long Term Support) (Dapper Drake)Ubuntu.com Available as a two CD Set the Live CD version and Installable Version Version 6.06 was a great advance on it's predecessor Version 5.10 installation was much simpler and nearly installed on any hardware presented, it's ability to detect hardware and more importantly the network where also greatly improved. Distribution Upgrade from version 5.10 to Version 6.06 was abysmal and failed on all units that we tried them on.
Ubuntu Version 5.10 (Breezy Badger)Ubuntu.com Available as a two CD Set the Live CD version and Installable Version This was for all intense and purposes SoSLUG's first introduction to Mark Shuttleworths Linux concept and we loved it. Our original path was to install Gentoo onto our systems this we did with our and the MediaShed servers however this was never a viable option for our limited desktop systems. Ubuntu had everything we needed except suitable printer and shockwave flash support,
This project appears to be abandoned, with newer distros now including automatic search capabilities. It remains here for archival purposes only.
Much has been written recently about the search facilities in the new Microsoft® Windows Vista and how wonderful it is. Well, I'm here to tell you that Kubuntu and Ubuntu have an equally good search function that will hold its own against alternative systems.
How to quickly reinstall packages on Debian Systems (including Ubuntu)
Here's a quick tip I learned from the Lotta Linux Links podcast (Episode 20) http://lottalinuxlinks.com
This will work on all Debian based distributions. First of all produce a list of all the installed packages on the system by typing (in a terminal at the command line):
Getting commercial (encrypted) DVD's to play in Kubuntu, proved to be somewhat more of a problem than I first envisaged.
You can find any number of web sites that give you clear instructions on what you must do; the priority being to install libdvdcss2, (the value for libdvdcssN is subject to change please ensure you have a current library) which is the library that decodes commercial DVD's. Almost all distributions do not include this, as the legality is open to some speculation. The large film corporations want you to buy DVD's, but are reluctant to let you play them on a computer!