Is Ubuntu not GNU/Linux?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 11, 2007
I've been an Ubuntu user for a number of years. It was the first GNU/Linux distribution that I was able to install on my computers. It helped opened my eyes to the freedom offered by free software, but recently I've been troubled by something as I learn more about the origins of GNU/Linux.
Ubuntu has become a dominant force for introducing people from all over the world to GNU/Linux. Ubuntu strives to be a humanitarian effort. I think that with this comes responsibility. Ubuntu is not just the Linux kernel. It contains many essential programs from the GNU project and many more still that are developed under the GNU GPL license. This license can be seen as an enforcible part of the the ideals that Ubuntu seems to represent.
It is then, with some concern that I find the opening statement on the Ubuntu.com homepage to read:
Ubuntu is a community developed, linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all
Is it better "Ubuntu Linux" or "Ubuntu GNU/Linux" ?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 21, 2006
on 20th march in Perugia (Italy), I attended a talk with Richard M. Stallman, founder of the GNU movement and Free Software movement.
At a certain point I asked about Ubuntu, and Stallman answered (among other things) that Ubuntu doesn't adopt the "GNU/Linux" extension, as Debian does, and therefore doesn't fully ackowledge the role of GNU software.
Apart from my (2 cents) personal opinion, I would like to know if you (taken that you have knowledge of the matter) would prefer to call it UBUNTU LINUX, or UBUNTU GNU/LINUX instead.
What phones can run GNU/Linux?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 15, 2012
I would like to buy a mobile phone, that can run a GNU/Linux distribution. I prefer a distribution, where a long lifetime can be expected, something like OpenWRT for phones.
I've read about the Nokia N9, but it seems, that Meego's development has stopped (no more activity for more than one year). And when I run the installer of the SDK, it stops with an error message: it seems that openSUSE is not supported, only Ubuntu and Fedora. So I don't know, if N9/Meego is the right option for me.
What other phones do you know, that can run GNU/Linux?
TIA for any hints!
Trisquel GNU Linux
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 3, 2011
This Looks Like an interesting Distro based on Ubuntu never heard of this one http://trisquel.info/
Apparently trying to look somewhat like windows 7.
Angry Birds for GNU/Linux
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 2, 2010
I was wondering if there are interested people out there who would like to work with me on a FLOSS game inspired by Angry Birds, complete with Ubuntu PPA for distribution. Conceivably, we'd use OpenGL and OpenAL.
I have not spent too much time thinking about the details of the game yet, except that it should mirror the hugely popular Angry Birds game (at least initially. We can always add features and gameplay not present in the original game).
Just trying to get a feel for the interest level. This would be a good project for me to learn some OpenGL as well.
Looking forward to hearing from you all!
Best Games for Slackware or GNU/Linux ??
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 24, 2009
First, I'm not a gamer but do have Grand children who game therefore I have games on systems. But of course those games are on M$. I would like to introduce some GNU/Linux games to children in the 6 to 16 age bracket.
I have compiled a '3D Top List' for Games in 'Slackware-Links' but that's just garnished links. What games do you find your kids playing on Linux based machines? Or should I phrase it to say 'What do you kids play on your Slackware machines'?
I have Play Stations but the kids always seem to drift back to the PC.
'I' use Slackware exclusively for my base OS so any SlackBuilds recommendation would be a good start. I have clients that use M$ therefore the PC that the kids use is a dual boot system so that won't be a problem. I just don't want to install something for the kids that will just stale or stagnate.
I'm so tired of spending $$ for things that the kids use when they visit and then find out it's something they really don't like or use. GameSpot
LXer: How to convert YouTube Video to MP3 easily on GNU/Linux
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 8, 2013
Published at LXer:
While looking at the top 10 download of Ubuntu app center for the month of April 2013 Iíve discovered a new software available for Ubuntu : YouTube to MP3. Itís not a secret that on youtube there are a lof of music videos and also some full albums, and so with this software you can download them as mp3 file and listen them in a second moment or on a mp3 player. YouTube to MP3 allows you to download and convert multiple videos into audio files, to do this you have simply to enter the URL of the video on youtube by clicking the Paste button or dragging in the window.
Map network drives on Gnu/Linux Ubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 10, 2010
I have browsed the web to see if there are any details on this. There are some posts but they seem to be older than Ubuntu all of them!
I would therefore like to hear if there is a way to obtain the "good old" MS "map network drive" functionality.
I would like it to be a pure Gnu/Linux solution that doesn't require Samba (if possible). My home setup is 2 Ubuntu 9.10 machines, 1 Ubuntu 9.10 Media PC and a Gnu/Linux-driven Popcorn Hour A-110 Media Tank.
My hope would be to have the 2 laptops ending up with two nice icons on the desktop that links directly to a folder on the PH-A110 and the Media PC.
I am at present able to go to Network and I see all the machines on my network. Reason why I am not happy with clicking and navigating is PURELY because it is less user-friendly.
Unable to configure postgres 9.1 for remote access on Ubuntu 11.10 (GNU/Linux 3.0.01
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 10, 2012
I have a dedicated 32bit Ubuntu server setup with the Nuxeo Document management platform installed with the Postgres 9.1 DB. All installs were done with apt-get.
Based upon all of my research, Postgres installs working with localhost. This is fine for Nuxeo, however, I want to do some table and trigger work and as such have been trying to configure postgres to be accessed remotely.
I have installed pgadmin III (thinking this might add additional libraries on the server and ran all updates on postgresql.
Server on my network is 192.168.1.11
am attempting to connect to it with pgAdmin from a Windows 7 desktop from ip 192.168.1.22.
all of the various solutions regarding enabling access to postgres discuss modifying two files:
postgresql.conf (adding listening addresses)
pg_hba.conf (adding authentication parameters)
I have followed all of the tutorials regarding the modifications, even resorting to the "all open" approach to get it working. However, when EVE
GNU Linux Command similar to QNX "ditto"
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 4, 2013
I used to work on a bunch of QNX machines and used a utility called "ditto". It is not the same as GNU Linux "ditto". This is from the QNX documentation:
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