Excellent collection of short tips except for recommending root login! From the article:
The end of October saw the much anticipated release of Ubuntu 8.10 – affectionately called the Intrepid Ibex.
It’s a release that sees Ubuntu going from strength to strength.
And with its popularity reaching stratospheric proportions, we thought that now was the perfect time to pool together our favourite tips into one place.
If you’ve never tried Ubuntu, there’s never been a better time to dive in. If you’re already a convert, read on to discover how to get the best from your installation.
In a few short years, the Linux operating system has gone from a hobbyist’s power tool to a highly usable, mainstream choice. The most popular version of Linux these days is called Ubuntu. Ubuntu’s rise to power has been rapid, historic and well-deserved. It’s the best Linux distribution ever, still most people only use a fraction of its power.
Wikipedia is ditching out a mix of Red Hat and Fedora for Ubuntu Linux. Wikipedia has 10 million articles in 250 languages and it is one of the 10 most visited websites in the world.
Firefox 3.0.1 has been released and available for download. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Mozilla. Use the following instructions to upgrade Firefox.
Canonical Ltd has issued updates for its Kernel package to plug multiple security holes. A security issue affects all Ubuntu Linux versions.
An unpatched security hole in Ubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS operating system could be used by attackers to send a crafted packet and cause a denial of service via application crash in applications linked against OpenSSL to take control of vulnerable servers.
Multiple buffer overflows were discovered in the Ubuntu Linux kernel and can be corrected by upgrading your system to latest kernel version.
Want XP on a new Dell? You’ll pay up to $50 extra for the aging OS – Vostro line gets surcharges; Latitude, OptiPlex, Precision get no-cost downgrades.
The PCRE library did not correctly handle certain in-pattern options. An attacker could cause applications linked against pcre3 to crash, leading to a denial of service.
I’ve just finished upgrading my desktop and laptop system without any problem. By default Ubuntu 8.04 LTS will not offer a upgrade to 8.10. This is because the 8.04 LTS version is a long term support release and 8.10 is a regular release. However, you can do network upgrade by configuring LTS release to normal release as follows.