Both distros top in 260 countries; From the report:
Ubuntu and Red Hat Linux are the most used Linux distributions among the 35,000 members of content-management vendor Alfresco’s community, the company found in its second survey of trends in enterprise open-source software usage. Alfresco collected data between July and December of last year, with survey participants coming from 260 countries, according to the company. Fifty percent were from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, while 24 percent were in the U.S., and 26 percent from other nations, Alfresco said.
Starting today, customers in Germany, United Kingdom, France and now Spain can purchase Ubuntu Linux 7.10 with built-in DVD playback on the XPS 1330n (in addition to the previously-released Inspiron 530n desktop system. For U.S. customers, you’ll have to hold on a week or so.
Ubuntu 7.10 runs great on the XPS M1330. It has more power, more style. Take a look at the Dell Ubuntu website for more details.
Generally, I recommend using gconf-editor ~ a tool used for editing the GConf configuration database (Gnome settings). You can always edit configuration files. Many new Linux users find it difficult to use both gconf-editor and text files.
To make your life easier and to save time try out new Ubuntu Tweak software. It is designed to configure Ubuntu easily using GUI tools. It provided many useful Ubuntu desktop and system tweaking options such as: => View Basic System Information => GNOME Session Control => Show/Hide and Change Splash screen => Show/Hide desktop icons or Mounted Volumes => Show/Hide/Rename Computer, Home, Trash icon or Network icon => Tweak Metacity Window Manager’s Style and Behavior => Compiz Fusion settings, Screen Edge Settings, Window Effects Settings, Menu Effect Settins => GNOME Panel Settings => Nautilus Settings => Advanced Power Management Settings => System Security Settings and much more
Bruce Byfield has published an interesting article on Linux.com:
For years, discerning Windows users have relied on Tweak UI, a semi-official Microsoft program for system settings not available on the default desktop. Now, in the same tradition and with something of the same name, Ubuntu Tweak (UT) offers the same advantage to Ubuntu users. Currently at version 0.2.4, for now UT is limited to features for GNOME and focuses mainly on changing default desktop and system behavior and how GNOME interacts with your hardware, but this small feature set is more than enough for proof of concept.
I’ve been looking for something like this. One brand new feature of gutsy is that tracker, a desktop indexer like google desktop, runs by default. Tracker also supports taxonomy for your files and folders but this feature is not yet integrated into gnome. But waitâ€¦you can have it anyway in a few simple steps
I am little surprised to find that Ubuntu Linux skips development man pages by default on cloud-based images. A quick search using apt-cache pointed out that I need to install the manpages-dev package on a Ubuntu Linux. It includes manual pages about using GNU/Linux for development. The manpages-posix-dev package includes manual pages about using a POSIX system for development. The man-db package is the on-line manual page i.e. actual man command to view man pages on a Ubuntu or Debian Linux.
Install development man pages on Ubuntu/Debian Linux
Type the following apt-get command to install various packages to view man pages for C standard library functions in Ubuntu or Debian system: $ sudo apt-get install manpages-dev man-db manpages-posix-dev Sample outputs:
How do I view man pages?
To view library calls (functions within program libraries), enter: $ man 3 function-name $ man 3 putc $ man 3 strlen $ man 3 printf $ man 3 scanf $ man 2 execve $ man 2 fork The number 3 or 2 indicates the section numbers of the manual as follows:
2 : System calls (functions provided by the kernel)
3 : Library calls (functions within program libraries)
Here is one of the most frequently asked questions from my mailbag:
Hey I need to know how much ram memory I have in my Ubuntu Linux computer. Under Windows XP I can find out memory by visiting Start > Control Panels > System in control panel. So how do I find out RAM information under Linux PC?
Have you ever wondered how to create mobile phones ringtones with open source software?
This guide will teach you howto create ringtones using Ubuntu and some Open-Source software:
Download and Install Audacity. The Audacity package specific to Ubuntu can be found at the Ubuntu Download Site. Alternatively you can type the following from your command line.
Since most cell phones use the MP3 codec, you’ll also need to install the LAME library separately (it doesn’t come with Audacity because of patent issues). The LAME library can be found at the LAME project site on Source Forge. Once you’ve downloaded LAME, install it with the following commands.
=> 3 Steps to Creating Ringtones with Ubuntu (link is no longer working, hence removed!)