Is s ue # 8 - D e ce m be r 2007

TH E IND E PE ND E NT M AGAZ INE FO R TH E UBUNTU CO M M UNITY

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W H E R E AR E TH E Y? A R E AD E R 'S OPINION

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- Gam e s ?W h e re ? p.24 - Ubunt Anal u ogy p.27 p.29 p.30 p.31 p.33 p.35 p.36 - Ch ris t as Appl ions m icat p.37 p.39

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Ubunt is a com plt ope rat u e e ing s ys t m t at is pe rf ct f l ops , e h e or apt de s k t ops and s e rv rs . W h e t e r at e h h om e , s ch ool at w ork Ubunt or u cont ains alt e appl ions you'l lh icat l e v r ne e d incl e uding w ord proce s s ing, e m ail appl ion and icat w e b brow s e r . Y do not pay any ou l ns ing f e s . Y can dow nl ice e ou oad, us e and s h are Ubunt w it your u h f nds , f il s ch ool bus ine s s rie am y, or f abs ol e l not ing. or ut y h O nce ins t ld, your s ys t m is re adyal e e t o-us e w it a f l e t of product it h uls iv y, int rne t draw ing and graph ics e , appl ions , and gam e s . icat

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Th is m ont w e s h ow you h ow t ins t l yt bunt M yt bunt is t e Ubunt v h o alM h u. h u h u ariant t at incorporat s M yt TVby de f t M yt TVal s h e h aul . h l ow you t ut is e t e m e dia ce nt r capabilie s of your Ubunt PC, giv o il h e it u ing you cont ov r your TV rol e !

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ue t t e lngt of t e o h e h h M yt bunt ins t lI w il h u al , l s k ip t e bas ic ins t l ion h al at s t ps (l e anguage , l ion, ocat k e yboard t ype , us e r de t s and re ail part ioning), and go s t it raigh t t o s t p 6. If you w oul l e a e d ik re f re nce f t e ot e r ins t l ion e or h h al at s t ps plas e re f r t a pre v e e e o ious is s ue of . Th e f ts t p irs e j t us re q uire s you t o ch oos e a st andard or adv ance d s e t up. St andard w oul be t s im pl, s o I d oo e w e nt f adv or ance d. Th e ne xt s t p e is t ch oos e t e t o h ype of M yt bunt ins t l h u alyou w ant If you . are pl anning t us e t e PC as a o h m e dia ce nt r PC, t e n t e f t e h h irs

opt ion is w h at you ne e d, ot e rw is e if h you w ant t us e it t s t am m e dia o o re t your m e dia ce nt r, j t ch oos e o e us back e nd. I ch os e " rim ary P Back e nd w / F ront nd" as e , t is is l e l t h ik y o be t e opt h ion you ch oos e . Th e f l ing s t p lt you ch oos e ol ow e e s t e pl h ugins you w oul l e t us e . If d ik o you are uns ure w h ich you ne e d, or can't be bot e re d re ading t e h h de s cript ions , j t s e lct alof t e m , us e l h t giv you alt e av abl f at s . o e lh ail e e ure Y can add e xt pl ou ra ugins l e r if you at de cide not t ins t lh e m alat t at o alt l h point . I'm not s ure w h y t e ne xt s t p h e e xis t . It h as one ch e ck box t ins t l s o al

one t e m e - s e lct it and m ov h e e on. St p 10 e giv s s om e e us e f ul opt ions , al ing you l ow t ch oos e o w h ich s e rv s you w oul l e t ice d ik o e nabl. Th e s e incl e ude V NC, SSH , Sam ba, NF and t e M yt TV S h h s e rv . V al s you t ice NC l ow o conne ct t M yt bunt re m ot l o h u e y us ing a graph ical e rf , s o int ace you can us e t e PC f h rom anot e r h com put r SSH doe s t e s am e e . h t ing, but giv s com m and l h e ine acce s s rat e r t an Graph ical h h acce s s . Unls s you h av e e e xpe rie nce w it a com m and l h ine you s h oul dis abl t is one . d e h Sam ba lt you f e s h are w it e s il h

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W indow s PCs on your ne t ork , w NF doe s t e s am e , but f S h or L inux/ t e r Unix cl nt . If you O h ie s are us ing a s e parat back e nd e and f ront e nd t e n you ne e d t h o s e lct t e l t opt e h as ion s o t e y can h conne ct . St p 11 is an e im port ant s t p. e Y s h oul s e t ou d pas s w ords f or alt e t ings lh h l t d, m ak ing is e s ure t e y are als e cure d. M ak e h l s ure you don't f orge t t e h pas s w ords . Th e ne xt s t p e al s you t l ow o conf igure your M yt bunt h u re m ot cont . e rol If you don't h av e one , or yours is n't l t d, s k ip t is is e h s t p. If it is n't l t d t e re , don't e is e h w orry – you m ay be abl t ins t l e o al it l e r, once it M yt bunt is at h u ins t ld. al e St p 13 al s e l ow you t ins t l o al proprie t ary driv rs e

f your graph ics card, t al you or o l ow t us e O pe nGLe f e ct and TVout . o f s put It alo giv s you t e opt s e h ion t ins t l o al s om e back e nd driv rs – ins t lh e e alt one s you ne e d. St p 14 is t e e h l t s t p be f as e ore t e ins t l ion. h al at It j t giv s you us e an ov rv w of e ie alyour opt l ions s o you can ch e ck t e m be f h ore you ins t l al . s e ct ion, you ne e d t s e t o t e m ach ine 's IP addre s s . If it h w ilbe t e onl back e nd, t e n l h y h 127.0.0.1 is f , ot e rw is e s e t ine h your rout r t giv it a s t ic IP e o e at addre s s , and e nt r t at in bot e h h boxe s (unls s you h av a e e dif e re nt m as t r s e rv r). Y can f e e ou alo ch oos e dif e re nt port f s f s or M yt bunt t us e f m ore h u o or adv ance d opt ions . On t e h ne xt s t p, e ch oos e w h e re you w oul l e t d ik o s av e re cordings . Th e de f t is f aul ine unls s you w ant t s av t e m e o e h s om e w h e re e le . Th e f l ing s ol ow s t p is f t e gl e or h obal back e nd se t up. Ch oos e t e corre ct TV h f orm at f your count (NTSC or ry f US us e rs , P f Europe ). or AL or Y alo ne e d t ch oos e t e ou s o h

Th e s ys t m now ins t l, t e n you e al h s w ilge t t e f l h inal t p. If you are in s e Nort Am e rica, s e lct t e f t opt h e h irs ion and s e t up an account if you don't al ady h av one . Af e r s e t ing up an re e t t account or if you are n't in Nort , h Am e rica, ch oos e t l o aunch t e h M yt TVs e t h up. O nce t e M yt TVs e t h as h h up l oade d, us e t e arrow k e ys t s e lct h o e your l anguage . Th e n s e lct e ach of e t e opt h ions in t urn. In t e Ge ne ral h

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corre ct ch anne lre q ue ncy t e f abl f your re gion t or oo. Th e ne xt s t p al s e l ow you t o conf igure your D V B t une r if you h av one . Th e e f l ing s t p is t al you t ol ow e o l ow o m ak e t e back e nd aut at l h om ical y s h ut dow n, h ibe rnat or s t e andby af e r a ce rt t ain am ount of inact it Se e iv y. h t p:/ urlul t / .f l e m agazine .org/ 8 circl 9 10cf f inf or orm at ion on t e h dif e re nt s e t ings . f t

us e r de f d s cript t run and ot e r ine s o h M yt TVs cript t run at t e s am e h s o h t e as re cordings . Th e builin one s im t al M yt TVt at e m pt t aut l ow h o t o ode t ct com m e rcial e rt e m e nt , e adv is s and if you ch oos e , re m ov t e m t e h oo. O nt t e s e cond o h st age of t e h conf igurat ion. Th is st age al s you t l ow o s e t up a capt ure card. As I do not h av a TVcapt e ure card I cannot giv e m uch adv ice f t is , s o us e your or h int ion, and l at t e guide I w il uit ook h l m e nt ion l e r on. at Af e r t is you t h can conf igure your V o s ource s . Us e ide XM L as your TV " is t L ings Grabbe r" unls s you are in e Nort Am e rica. Cont h inuing onw ards , you can l your v o s ource s t ink ide o input on your capt s ure card;s e lct e t e corre ct opt h ion f rom t e l t h is be f ore dow nl oading a ch anne lis t l . O nce t e ch anne lis t is s e t up you h l are done w it t e conf h h igurat ion, and j t h av t cl a f w but ons t us e o ick e t o f inal t e s e t ize h -up, ins t l t e al ing h

dat abas e e t c. W h e n you re boot you w ilbe lf l e t w it t e h h M yt bunt h u f ront e nd (if you ins t ld it F al e ). rom t e re you h can t s t your s e t e -up and m ak e s ure e v ryt ing is w ork ing. If you e h us e d a dif e re nt t f ype of ins t l ion, e .g. j t a back e nd al at us ins t lt e n you w ilh av t do al h , l e o s om e m ore conf igurat ion. If you e ncount r any problm s e e w h il ins t l M yt bunt or e al ing h u, are uns ure about any of t e h st age s , t e re is a w e al of h t h inf orm at ion av abl on t e ail e h Int rne t t h e l you s ole your e o p v problm s . Y can alo f e ou s ind m ore com plt ins t l ion guide s , e e al at w it m ore de t e d ins t h ail ruct ions f ins t l and ins t or al ing, ruct ions f or dif e re nt t f ype s of ins t l ion. al at
h t p:/ w w w .m yt bunt t / h u.org/ h t p:/ w w w .m yt t .org/ t / h v h t ps :/ h e l t / p.ubunt u.com / com m unit M y y/ t TV h # ubunt u-m yt t on ch at re e node .ne t h v .f

Ne xt you h av t s e t e o up M yt TV h s W ak e on L s e t ings . If you h av AN t e onl one back e nd t is is y h unne ce s s ary. Af e r t is , in t e t h h ne xt f w s t ps , you can de f e e ine

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In t is art e I am going t t t w al you t rough us ing t e W ubi ins t lr t ins t l h icl o ry o k h h al o e alUbunt ont your m ach ine w it out any part ioning. u o h it W ubi w ilbe ins t ld as a s ingl f e on your W indow s (9 8-V t l al e e il is a)-bas e d com put r Plas e not t at I am us ing an Al a v rs ion (W ubi e . e e h ph e 7.10 Al a Re v ph 377) of t e W ubi ins t lr f Ubunt 7.10 h al or e u

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ins t l alyour Ubunt “ f e ” ont M ak e u il o. s ure you h av e nough s pace on your e driv . I re com m e nd t at you h av e h e 8GB or m ore of f e s pace t re al re o l y e nj your L oy inux e xpe rie nce . Ins t l al s ize is w h e re you s pe cif t e y h s ize of your Ubunt u ins t l ion. al at Th e s ize you s pe cif h e re is t e t al ize of y h ot s t e f e t at w ilre s ide on t e driv h il h l h e you w ant t ins t l on. L e I s aid, o alit ik 8GB or l arge r is m y re com m e ndat ion f s ize . or Th e ne xt opt ion is t ch oos e w h ich o fav of Ubunt you w oul l e t l or u d ik o ins t lW ubi can ins t l al . alany of t e h

t re e bas ic Ubunt v rs ions : h u e •
– Gnom e bas e d D e s k t op Env ironm e nt • – KD E bas e d D e s k t op Env ironm e nt • – Xf bas e d D e s k t ce op Env ironm e nt

Th e f t irs opt ion you'l l s e e is your ins t l ion al at driv . H e re e you'lj t lus w ant t o ch oos e t e driv you w is h t h e o

Wh en you ch oos e te h fav of l or Ubunt u t ins t l o al W ubi w ilaut at l dow nl t e l om ical y oad h corre s ponding ISO . O nce t e ISO h is done dow nl oading W ubi w il l com plt t e ins t l ion, but I'l e e h al at l e xpl t at l e r in t e t orial ain h at h ut . L anguage is pre t y bas ic, t ch oos e t e de f t l h aul anguage

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you'd l e in ik your Ubunt u ins t l ion. al at Th is ne xt are a is w h e re you w ilch oos e your de s ire d l us e rnam e and pas s w ord (be l ) ow f your Ubunt ins t l ion. F or u al at or s e curit re as ons “ Root is not an y ” opt ion w h e n l ogging in f t e f t or h irs t e on a de f t Ubunt im aul u ins t l ion. Y w ilh av t f l al at ou l e o il t is out t cont h o inue w it your h ins t l ion. al at

O nce you h av s e t your opt e ions and cre at d your us e rnam e and e pas s w ord, cl on t e “ ins t l ick h al ” but on. t

Now s ince you'v e cl e d on ick t e ins t l h al but on and t W ubi is be ginning te h ins t l ion of Ubunt on your al at u com put r, you s h oul s e e it be gin t e d o dow nl t e ISO v rs ion t at you oad h e h ch os e in t e ins t lr opt h al e ions . O ne t ing can be s aid: Th e re are t o h w w ays t ge t t e ISO of Ubunt 7.10 o h u f a W ubi ins t lY can m anual or al ou . l y dow nl it and if you ch oos e t do oad o t is you w ilw ant dow nl t e ISO h l oad h int t e dire ct o h ory w h e re you h av e your W ubi ins t l alprogram l e d. ocat Th is ne e ds t be done be f o ore you l aunch t e W ubi ins t lr s o t at it h al e h s e e s t at t e re is an ISO t e re w h e n h h h you cl t e “ ins t l but on. If it ick h al ” t 's not t e re or you h av ch os e n t h e o ins t l alUbunt af e r dow nl u t oading a Kubunt ISO , f e xam pl, W ubi w il u or e l aut at l dow nl t e Ubunt om ical y oad h u ISO . O nce t e ins t l ion of W ubi is h al at done you ge t t is gre at ne w s (righ t h ):

Ch oos e w h at you w ant t do o and cl f h . O n your ne xt ick inis pow e r up you'ls e e a l e l boot l ov y s cre e n w it t e opt h h ion in it t o boot t Ubunt Af e r you ch oos e o u. t your ne w Ubunt ins t l ion u al at you'ls e e t e Ubunt boot l h u s cre e n and t e progre s s bar h . Th at bar m ay s t f q uit a bit op or e but lt it go, w al aw ay and ge t e k a cup of cof e e . W h e n you ge t f back you s h oul be up and d s e e ing t e Ubunt L h u ogin s cre e n. Congrat at ul ions on your ne w adv nt e ure in com put ing and ch oos ing Ubunt t be t at u o h adv nt . If you're l e m e or e ure ik t e re s t of us Ubunt f h u ans you w ilnot be dis appoint d. l e

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I j t s aw m y f t Ch ris t as l t a f w days ago. D o you k now w h at t at m e ans ?I'm s cram bl on m y s t e p roof and put ing up us irs m igh s e h ing e t t os e “ w onde rf ” icicls and de corat h ul e ing our t n f e oot h igh t e s w it l t up t t e t re h igh s o h op. Not t m e nt o ion t os e dang candls in t e h e h w indow s (w h ich m e ans put ing out t e l t on t e ups t t h igh s h airs w indow s and cl ing t e s h ade s ). But Ch ris t as t e is n't aldoom and os h m im l gl oom . It brings a v ry s pe cialim e : de corat e t ing your GNU/ inux-bas e d PC. L

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'ls t of w it m y col ct l art f h l ion of e Ch ris t as w al m l pape rs (al l re l e d in s om e w ay t at o GNU/ inux). H e re 's a l t of m y L is f orit w al av e l pape rs :
cre at d by e k ane 77 h t p:/ urlul t / .f l e m agazi circl ne .org/ 6c61e 5 cre at d by g33z e h t p:/ urlul t / .f l e m agazi circl ne .org/ 582666 cre at d by M arce l e o M e nde s h t p:/ urlul t / .f l e m agazi circl ne .org/ 368106 cre at d by an e anonym ous aut or h h t p:/ urlul t / .f l e m agazi circl ne .org/ cb8e 9 e

cre at d by e bas s e . h t p:/ urlul t / .f l e m agazine .o circl rg/ 2b22f 9 (Re m ak e ) cre at d by e v nde t are d. e t h t p:/ urlul t / .f l e m agazine .o circl rg/ 8c87a2 (Re m ak e ) cre at d by e v nde t are d. e t h t p:/ urlul t / .f l e m agazine .o circl rg/ 31f cf d cre at d by L e inuxH ous e .t . k h t p:/ urlul t / .f l e m agazine .o circl rg/ 14ac86 h t p:/ urlul t / .f l e m agazine .o circl rg/ 0b6184

D ow nl t e m , put t e m in a oad h h f de r (l e / r/ h are / al ol ik us s w l pape rs ), and m ak e Gnom e or KD E s e t t o rot e be t e e n t e m e v ry at w h e m inut . e

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If you us e Be rylgrab t e , h by t uxram one h t p:/ urlul t / .f l e m agazine .org/ circl 5b228f GTK us e rs w ile nj t e l oy h by Th e e M ah n. h t p:/ urlul t / .f l e m agazine .org/ circl 627269 If you us e Gnom e , you'lalo w ant t e l s h by t e ce l h l odude . h t p:/ urlul t / .f l e m agazine .org/ circl 53855c

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KD E us e rs on t e ot e r h and s h oul h h d ins t lh e alt by Th e O ne AndO nl oo. yF h t p:/ urlul t / .f l e m agazine .org/ 5c86f circl f And F f us e rs w ilw ant t t out t e ire ox l o ry h by Th om as M cM ah on (ak a T is t rM c). w e h t p:/ urlul t / .f l e m agazine .org/ 4c83a circl 9 L t y, if you're dual as l boot ing and us ing GRUB, cre at a s pl h s cre e n us ing e as (by art m is f l e ow 2007) and one of t e w al h l pape rs in t e pre v h ious s e ct ion. h t p:/ urlul t / .f l e m agazine .org/ circl 3bd325

(cre at d by Rick J e n, you e ans can dow nl it f oad rom : h t p:/ w w w .e urone t / rj Xs now / is t / .nl a/ ~ ) a re al ol program f GNU/ inux l d y or L t at s e nds s now fak e s , w ind, and h l s om e t e s Sant s ligh acros s your im a's e de s k t op. If you us e KD E, you ne e d t o m ak e s ure program s can run in t e h de s k t w indow op (KCont > D e s k t rol op> Be h av and ior ch e ck 'Al program s in de s k t l ow op w indow ').

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M ak ing your com put r boot a num be r of ope rat e ing s ys t m s can be a v ry s im pl or com plx is s ue . If you j t w ant t s e t up a dual e e e e us o boot w it Ubunt and W indow s t e re are l s of guide s t h e l you do t at and of e n you don't e v n ne e d t ch ange any s e t ings . Th is guide h u h ot o p h , t e o t is not about t at al ough t e re is no re as on one of t e part ions coul not be W indow s . Anot e r t ing you s h oul k now be f h , t h h h it d h h d ore us ing t is guide , is t at you can s e t up a v ual ach ine , w h e re an ope rat h h irt m ing s ys t m can run in a w indow on your com put r, and t at is bot e e h h a l e as ie r and s af r ot e .

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K, s o if you s t l ant t s e t ilw o up a dual m ul boot or t i s ys t m , t e re is one m ore e h t ing you s h oul k now . Th is guide h d w ilnot giv s t p by s t p l e e e ins t ruct ions , but w ilrat e r l h e xpl w h at you ne e d t do in ain o ge ne ralF e xam pl, ins t ad of . or e e s aying s om e t ing l e " lct t e h ik Se e h gre y box re pre s e nt ing f e s pace re in t e t of t e w indow , and h op h pre s s ne w ..."t is t orial ilj t h ut w lus s ay " ou ne e d t cre at a ne w Y o e part ion and f it orm at it e xt If 3." you t ink you ne e d a m ore s t p h e by s t p t orialI re com m e nd you e ut , as k f h e l on a f or p orum , l e ik Ubunt orum s .org. And one l t uF as t ing, t is t orial ilas s um e you h h ut w l are us ing an e m pt h ard driv . I y e don't re com m e nd you do t is f h or t e f t t e on a h ard driv you h irs im e

can't j t re f us orm at and s t ov r I art e . m e s s e d up m ore t e n once , and I s t l h il don't e v n k now w h at w e nt w rong. e L il it w as a bl h ard driv , s o I uck y, ank e j t s t e d ov r us art e .

Be f ore you ins t l alanyt ing, it is h e as ie s t t s e t up t e part ions o h it (pie ce s of your h ard driv ) in e adv ance . D ow nl and burn a oad L e CD t at al s you t iv h l ow o

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com put r e . s w ap. prim ary. Approx. t ice your RAM or 1.5GB t 2GB on a m ode rn w o Sort of l e e xt RAM . Ge ne ral a good ide a on L ik ra l y inux s ys t m s . e None .

e xt 3. prim ary. D e pe nds on w h at dis t you w ant t ins t lF t s t ro o al or e ing . purpos e s I re com m e nd 10-12GB f CD dis t or ribut ions and 15GB+ f D V dis t or D ribut ions . O ne of t e dis t h ribut ions goe s h e re . None . e xt 3. prim ary. D e pe nds on w h at dis t you w ant t ins t lF t s t ro o al or e ing . purpos e s I re com m e nd 10-12GB f CD dis t or ribut ions and 15GB+ f D V dis t or D ribut ions . O ne of t e dis t h ribut ions goe s h e re . If you onl e v r ne e d t re e dis t y e h ribut ions , m ak e anot e r of h t is t h ype and t e n you are done . h N/ A. e xt nde d. e Alav iabl s pace . l al e O t e r part ions can go h it ins ide of t is , but you can onl h av 4 prim ary/ xt nde d part ion. D on't as k m e w h y. Go t and h y e e e it ry Googl it or s om e t ing if you m us t k now . e h Alf l ing part ions go ins ide t is part ion. lol ow it h it e xt 3. l ogical . D e pe nds on w h at dis t you w ant t ins t lF t s t ro o al or e ing . purpos e s I re com m e nd 10-12GB f CD dis t or ribut ions and 15GB+ f D V dis t or D ribut ions . O ne of t e dis t h ribut ions goe s h e re . Goe s ins ide t e e xt nde d part ion. M ak e as m any of h e it t e s e as you ne e d. h

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part ion your driv . I re com m e nd it e t e GP e d L e CD . Th is CD doe s h art iv part ioning, and j t about it us not ing e le , t at w h at m ak e s it h s h 's gre at W h e n you h av boot d it . e e up t e s e are t e part ions you h h it ne e d t m ak e (s e e 'F o orm at ing t e t h D riv ' box on pre v e ious page ) Y m ay w ant t m ak e a l ou o ogical f 32 (or e xt if you onl pl t at 3 y an o h av L e inux on t e com put r you h e are w ork ing on) f dat s t or a orage be t e e n ope rat w ing s ys t m s . e Now , af e r you w rit t e t e h part ions t t e dis k (YO U W IL it o h L L SE AL YO UR D ATA), you s h oul O L d s e e nam e s s uch as / v s da1. de / (Th e s e nam e s w ilv l ary f rom s ys t m t s ys t m de pe nding on e o e your h ard driv .) W rit t e s e e e h nam e s dow n al ong w it w h at h part ion t e y corre s pond t At it h o. t e v ry m inim um you ne e d t h e o k now t e nam e of t e part ions h h it you w ant t put L o inux on. Alo, if you m e s s up and w ant s t re s t , j t put t e CD back in o art us h t e driv and de lt alt e h e e e lh part ions and m ak e t e m again. it h

I h ope t at w as clar, if not plas e h e e e m ail e at m w e bm as t r@ l e inuxl oop.com .)

T s t out you ne e d t ins t l o art o alone " ain"ope rat m ing s ys t m . Th is is t e e h onl ope rat y ing s ys t m you w ilal e l l ow t w rit t e " as t r Boot Re cord" o e h M e (M BR). Th e M BR is a port ion of your h ard driv w h e re your com put r e e l s f a" ook or boot l oade r"t t lit o e l w h e re t go t boot an ope rat o o ing s ys t m . In t is t orial e w ilus e e h ut w l GRUB. GRUB is a boot l oade r t at h com e s w it m os t L h inux dis t ribut ions by de f t aul . I norm al us e l y Ubunt but any u, L inux t at can h ins t l GRUB ala boot l oade r (al os t alof m l t e m ) w ilw ork . h l Th e onl t ing y h you ne e d t do o dif e re nt y is t at f l h you ne e d t o ch oos e " anual M " (or " t "or Cus om s om e t ing) h

w h e n you ge t t t e part ioning o h it opt ions . Th e n you ne e d t o ch oos e t ins t lo t e f t of o alt h irs t e e xt part ions and ch oos e h 3 it m ount point "" Y can lt it / . ou e f orm at it if you w ant Ch oos e . e xt or ,if t at is not an opt 3 h ion e xt (or w h at v r t e dis t 2 e e h ro pre f rs , it w ilnot m at e r a l ). e l t ot

Th is is going t be t e s am e as o h ins t l t e m ain O S, e xce pt f al ing h or t o t ings . Th e f t is t at you w h irs h don't w ant t us e t e s am e o h part ion, s o j t pick t e ne xt of it us h t e e xt part ions e ach t e , h 3 it im but s t l e t e m anual ode ilus h m

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and s t f Th e s e cond dif e re nce is uf. f t at you don't w ant it t w rit h o e GRUB t t e M BR. Th is v o h arie s f rom dis t ribut ion t dis t o ribut ion and on a f w dis t e ribut ions , you can't do it at al Bas ical m ak e s ure t at at l . l y, h s om e point in t e ins t l h alproce s s you w ilge t a ch ance t do one of l o t e f l ing: h ol ow • Ins t l alGRUB t o t e s am e part ion t at you h it h ins t ld t e O S t Th is w ilbe al e h o. l ph ras e d dif e re nt w ays , but if you f h av an opt e ion t w rit GRUB t o e o t e s am e part ion you put t e O S h it h on, t at is t e be s t ch oice . h h • D on't ins t l alany boot l oade r anyw h e re . Th e onl be t e r t ing t e n y t h h ins t l GRUB t t e s am e al ing o h part ion, is ins t l it t t e it al ing o h s am e part ion AND adding t e O S it h t t e e xis t o h ing GRUB aut at l om ical y. O K, s o you got s om e t ing h ins t ld, now w h at t do ne xt al e o :

O S, and ope n a t rm inal indow . As e w root (or in Ubunt j t add s udo t u us o t e be ginning) t h ype ge dit / boot grub/ e nu.lt If you us e KD E / m s . you w ilne e d t us e k e dit or anot e r l o h t xt e dit ins t ad. Now , go t t e e or e o h bot om of t e f e and add (on a ne w t h il l ): ine t l t e nam e of t e ne w O S it e h h root (hd0,partition number) chainloader +1 Th e nam e of t e O S can be h anyt ing, but I re com m e nd j t h us us ing, f e xam pl, " or e Ubunt 7.04." u T ge t t e corre ct part ion num be r o h it f ind t e nam e s of t e part ions , t at h h it h you w rot dow n. T e t e num be r at e ak h t e e nd of t e nam e and h h s ubt ract one . Th at s h oul be d it F e xam pl, if t e nam e . or e h of t e part ion w as h it / v s da5, I w oul w rit de / d e root (hd0,4) Go back int your m ain O S, and ope n o a t rm inal indow . As root e w (or in Ubunt j t add s udo u us

t t e be ginning) t o h ype ge dit / boot grub/ e nu.lt If you us e / m s . KD E you w ilne e d t us e k e dit or l o anot e r t xt e dit ins t ad. At h e or e t e e nd of t is f e you ne e d t h h il o add s om e l s of t xt In t is ine e . h cas e your be s t be t is t ge t o s om e one w h o h as t e dis t h ro (bot v rs ion and dis t m at e r) h e ro t ins t ld norm al t t lyou al e l o e l y w h at h is / e r e nt h ry(s ) s ay. I h ope t is w ork s f you. If h or you ne e d addit ion h e l plas e p, e cont act m e at : w e bm as t r@ l e inuxl oop.com or l in w w w .Ubunt orum s .org ook uF

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s e v r, lt s e e w h at w e e e 's h av in Scribus f t e irs :

Th is w indow m ay s e e m l e a pe s t at ik t e s , al ays im w int rrupt e ing your PD F e xport , but it s is abs ol e l ut y crucialh at your t docum e nt is cre at d and e e xport d prope rl t ge t a v id, and e y o al us abl, PD F e . Th e drop dow n m e nu at t e t h op righ t of t e P -Fl t V rif r w indow h re igh e ie is t lt you ch oos e w h ich v rs ion (or o e e P il) of PD F you w ant t e xport t rof e o o. 'PD F 1.4' is about t e be s t opt h ion t o ch oos e h e re . If you ch oos e 'PD F 1.3' or any of t e ot e r opt h h ions you run t e ris k of l ing any f h os ancy t rans pare ncy e f e ct you m ay h av f s e done .

Be l t e drop dow n m e nu is ow h a l t of your docum e nt page s is and any confict t at Scribus l s h f inds be t e e n your docum e nt w and t e PD F P il you'v h rof e e ch os e n in t e drop dow n m e nu. h H e re I'v ch os e n t e prof e f e h il or 'PD F 1.3' and you can s e e it h as giv n m e a l e ong l t of e rrors , is t is is due t t e s e m ih o h t rans pare nt num be rs I put on t e h bl page s in a pre v ank ious t orial ut . Wh enI ch ange t e h prof e back t il o 'PD F 1.4' I onl y h av one e rror e and t at is a h t xt ov rfow e e l on page one . Th at is

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acce pt e as t e t xt is inde e d abl h e t l oo ong f t e t xt boxe s on or h e page one but it is onl f lr t xt y il e e and not im port . Y w ilalo ant ou l s ge t w arnings if any t xt or s h ape e obj ct are not on a page prope rl e s y. So t at m y one e rror and it h 's 's t al acce pt e s o I cl t e ot l y abl ick h 'Ignore Errors ' but on. t Y can calup t e ou l h P -Fl t V rif r w indow re igh e ie any t e by cl ing it im ick s but on be l t e m ain t ow h m e nu. Now w e h av t e act e h ual xport e s e t ings : t At t e t h op of t e w indow h is 'O ut put t o F e '. Th is is il w h e re you w ils av t e l e h PD F and w h at you w ant t o nam e it If you w is h you can . e xport e ach page as a s e parat e f e by s im pl ch e ck ing t e box il y h be l t e f e l ion box. ow h il ocat

Th is w indow h as s ix t abs (a s e v nt w ilbe av abl if you e h l ail e ch oos e t e 'PD F/ h X-3' P il) w e 'l rof e l w ork t rough t e s e f h h rom lf t righ t e t o s t ing w it t e Ge ne ralab. art h h t Export Range lt you e it e r e s h e xport t e e nt h ire docum e nt (Al l P age s ) or e xport s e lct d page s e e (Ch oos e P age s ), w it t e but on h h t ch e ck e d f or Ch oos e P age s you can e nt r e s om e t ing l e : 1-3,5. Th at w oul h ik d e xport page s one t rough t t re e h o h and alo page f e . Rot ion, as it s iv at s ounds , lt you rot e t e page s in e s at h t e e xport d PD F h e .

ch e ck boxe s f ge ne rat or ing t um bnail, incl h s uding book m ark s and s o on. L t opt as ion h e re is t e re s ol ion f EPS (v ct h ut or e or) graph ics , 300 dpi is f or prof s s ional ualy print e q it ing, if you are cre at ing a docum e nt f or v w ing on s cre e n or w ant t ie o k e e p your f e s ize dow n you il coul s e t t is t 100dpi. d h o Com pre s s T xt and V ct e e or Graph ics w ildram at l l ical y ch ange your f e s ize . il Com pre s s ion M e t od is s e t by h , de f t at Aut at and aul , om ic Qualy is s e t t M axim um . it o Again, t e s e are f prof s s ional h or e q ualy print it ing. I can't s ay I'd re com m e nd 'L s y J os PG' f t e or h be s t M e t od but if you h av t h e o ch ange it f rom Aut at I'd s ay om ic ch oos e 'L s ls s Z IP'. F Qualy os e or it I'd re com m e nd you k e e p it at M axim um as ot e rw is e it w il h l s t t h e av y com pre s s your art o il im age s and your PD F w ill look q uit dirt and grainy. e y F s is t e t w h e re w e can ont h ab s e e w h ich f s w e 'v us e d and ont e m os t im port l w h ich f s w il ant y ont l be e m be d int t e PD F o h .

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Th is is t e f e ct e l cre at a PD F o f iv y e s l s h ow . Som e t ing I doubt w oul ide h d be w e l e at your l com ocal print s h op! If a f ont you'v us e d in your e docum e nt is not av abl on t e ail e h re ade r's com put r t e n you'd h it e h problm s , t ank f l t is is e h ul h y ov rcom e by e m be dding t e f s e h ont int t e PD F f e s o it is im port o h il ant t cl t e Em be d Albut on t o ick h l t o s av ge t ing e rrors . e t In t is h ins t ance , Scribus h as e m be dde d te h 'D e j u aV Sans Book ' f . Be care f h e re ont ul as you can not e m be d alf s , lont s om e bough t f s com e w it ont h l ns e s t at do not al ice h l ow e m be dding. Th e Ext ras t ab giv s e acce s s t o pre s e nt ion at e f e ct : f s

Se curit is w h e re you can y e ncrypt your PD F w it a h pas s w ord. Y can alo al or ou s l ow pre v nt e s uch t ings h as print ing, copying t xt e and s uch le . ik Col t h as s om e s e t ings our ab t f e it e r 'Scre e n/ e b', 'P or h W rint r' e or 'Gre ys cal'. M os t of t e t e e h im you w ilus e Scre e n/ e b. l W

Th e V w e r t is v ry im port ie ab e ant f t e dis pl of your docum e nt or h ay . Som e PD F f e s w ilcom e as 'Singl il l e P age ' w h e re you s croldow n v w ing l ie one page at a t e . But s om e im docum e nt com e dis pl d as an s aye ope n book (D oubl P e age ) w it t o h w page s on s cre e n at once . D ocum e nt L ayout is w h e re t is s e t ing is h t s e lct d. D oubl P e e e age h as a L f and e t Righ t opt ion, t is is w h e re your f h ront page w ilbe . Righ t is w h at m os t l Europe an publ ions w oul us e . icat d V ual is Appe arance is w h e re you can us e t e PD F v w e r appl ions ' h ie icat de f t s e t ings or f aul t orce ot e r h opt ions s uch as f l cre e n, dis pl uls ay t um bnail and s o on. Spe cial h s Act ions is rare l us e d but m ay com e y in h andy if you w ant t e xe cut s om e o e J as cript on ope ning a PD F av .

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t e and you can ope n cl e or ope n im os not s as ne e de d. Th e l t of not s e is e t at are dis pl d is l it d. If you h aye im e w ant a not t al ays appe ar in t e e o w h l t you can m ak e it s t y by cl ing is ick ick on t e “ pin” icon agains t t e not s o h h e t at e v n if is not of re ce nt us e it w il h e l not dis appe ar f rom v w . Th e l t alo ie is s al s you t cre at a ne w not or t l ow o e e o s e arch f a t xt pat e rn in e xis t or e t ing not s . Sav e ing not s is as e as y as j t e us cl ing t e not . Th e re 's no ne e d of os h e giv ing a f e nam e or a dire ct il ory t o st ore it in as T boy doe s t at on it om h s ow n. W h e n you s t a ne w not T boy art e om giv s it a s e q ue nt h e ading e ial aut at l T ch ange t e h e ading om ical o y. h alyou h av t do is ov rw rit t e l e o e e h de f t h e ading w it your ow n. In aul h e f e ct t e h e ading of t e not is alo f h h e s t e f e nam e . Be caus e of t is , h il h T boy doe s not al you t h av om l ow o e t o not s of t e s am e nam e and w e h w arns you w h e n cl ing a not w it os e h s am e h e ading t ch ange t is . Th e o h int rf e ace is v ry s im pl as t e re are e e h onl f e s im pl m e nus and a pl y iv e ace t w rit your not . Th e m e nu it m s o e e e in t e not s w indow are Se arch , L , h e ink T xt T s and D e lt . As t e nam e e , ool e e h im pl s , t e Se arch m e nu ope ns t e ie h h

s e arch dial box w h e re you can og de f ine s e arch crit ria. It re t e urns a l t of alnot s t at cont is l e h ain your it m w it num be r of e h occurre nce in e ach not . Y can e ou dire ct y cl on s e arch re s ul t l ick t o s ope n any not . e W h il e w rit ing a not , if you e s e lct a e w ord (or s e v ral e w ords ) t e h l m e nu be com e s act e . if you ink iv cl on t is a ne w not w it t e ick h e h h h igh l t d w ord(s ) as not igh e e h e ading is s t e d. Th e art h igh l t d w ord can alo be igh e s giv n s pe cialorm at ing f e f t rom t e opt h ions av abl unde r t e ail e h T xt m e nu. Al ough l it d, t e e t h im e h t xt f e orm at ing opt t ions are s uf icie nt St f . andard s h ort cut of s copy, cut pas t , bol and it ic , e d, al alo w ork . Th e D e lt m e nu s e e opt ion de lt s t e curre nt not . e e h e T pre v nt accide nt de lt o e al e ions a conf at irm ion box appe ars . Th e T s m e nu giv s ris e t m any ool e o m ore pos s ibilie s and w e w il it l dis cus s t is a lt e l e r h it l at .

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T m ak e o le e as ie r if T boy h as om s om e cool f at s l e e ure ik s pe lch e ck , l aut ink ing o-l and h ype r-l ing. Addit ink ional l y, t e re are m any pl h ugins av abl ail e t at can e nh ance f h unct ionaly. it Th e s pe lch e ck e r w ilh igh l t l l igh any w ord t at you s pe lw rong by h l unde rl ining in re d. By bringing t e h m ous e curs or on t of t e op h m is s pe l d w ord and righ t cl ing l e ick you ge t a m e nu f l ing at or ook al rnat e w ords . Y can alo t e iv ou s add cus t om w ords t t e o h dict ionary s o t at t e y do not h h s h ow up as s pe l e rrors . l ing Aut ink ing is one of t e be s t o-l h f at s of T boy. Th is e ure om appl ion inde xe s alw ords t at icat l h are w rit e n in a not and t e com pare s t e m w it h e adings of h h alnot s t at you h av m ade . If it l e h e f inds any w ord (or com binat ion of w ords ) m at ing h e ading of an ch e xis t ing not t e n t is w ord(s ) is e h h aut at l h igh l t d in re d om ical y igh e and a l is cre at d t t at not . ink e o h e O n cl ing t e l e d not is ick h ink e

ope ne d. Th is m ak e s a gre at w ay of m ak ing cros s re f re nce d not s . Not e e onl t is , if you ch ange t e h e ading y h h of a not w h ich is l e d f e ink rom s om e ot e r not t e w ords in t at not w il h e h h e l alo ch ange t s h ow t e ne w s o h h e ading! W at out as t is can h av ch h e unint nde d cons e q ue nce s t e oo. Th is is alo t e re as on t at you s h oul s h h d k e e p h e adings uniq ue and not us e s ingl w ords . e T boy alo w ork s w it h ype rom s h l s , int rnal w e las e xt rnalF ink e as l e . or ins t ance , if you w rit t e f l h t e h ulpat o al ocalil l e : f e ik file://home/sudev/test.odt A h ype r l is aut at l ink om ical y cre at d w it in your not . W h e n you e h e cl on t is your s ys t m w ilf up ick h e lire t e as s ociat d appl ion and ope n h e icat te t h arge t f e . In t is e xam pl t e il h e h O pe nO f ice .org W rit r program w il f e l be l aunch e d w it t s t h e .odt f e . Th is is il a gre at w ay of e m be dding your f e s il int not s and s o t at you don't h av o e h e t re m e m be r t e e nt dire ct o h ire ory t e . Y can h av m ul e f e re ou e t ipl il (l s ) in one not and m ul e not s ink e t ipl e m ay l t one f e . ink o il

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not is aut at l de lt d. Th is e om ical y e e is s im il t m aint ar o aining your dail y diary. Ins t l al ing a pl ug-in is e as y. A rat e r h int re s t e ing and im port ant pl ug-in is t e h “ Re m ind” pl in and f l ing t e ug ol ow h de s cript ion be l you can alo ow s s t us ing t is . F t dow nl art h irs , oad t e binary f h rom h t p:/ raph ae l l x.ne t f e s / om t / .s inck / il t boy-re m inde r lNow ope n t e .dl . h pl ug-in f de r by righ t cl ing on ol ick applt icon, it is t e f t m e nu e h irs ch oice . D rag and drop t e h dow nl oade d f e in t t is f de r il o h ol . Quit and re s t T boy and t e n art om h us e t e P f re nce s m e nu t h re e o e nabl t e Re m ind pl e h ug-in. Now if in any not you w rit " m ind 15 e e Re Augus t t e w ords w il "h l aut at l h igh l t d in om ical y igh e ye l indicat l ow ing t at a re m inde r h h as be e n s e t O n t e 15t Augus t . h h t is not w ilaut at l pop up h e l om ical y w h e n T boy is running. If you om

are bus y and cl e t e not it w il os h e l k e e p popping ope n e v ry h alan e f h our unt you de lt t e re m inde r il e e h . Such conv nie nce ! Y can w rit e ou e re m inde rs in m any f orm at . “ Re m ind s Sunday” “ Re m ind 23 Augus t at 11:30am ” are alv id f l al orm at . L s ook up T boy h om e page or ch e ck out om on t e int rne t on addit h e ional inf orm at ion and ot e r pl h ug-in t at h are av abl. ail e Th e re is no l it t lngt of not im o e h e and you can w rit page s w ort of e h t xt in one not . H ow e v r, pract l e e e ical y it is e as ie r t bre ak up not s in t o e o m any s m al r not s . O r you can l e e w rit l e ong de t s in a f e and giv a ail il e f e a l in a not t at s um m arize s il ink e h t e de t s . h ail Now w e com e t t e T s m e nu. o h ool O ne bas ic ch oice is print ing not s e w h ich ope ns t e print dial h ogue w it h t e us ual h print ing opt ions . Anot e r h opt ion is t s e e w h at not s l t o e ink o t e curre nt not . Y can nav h e ou igat t e o any of t e s e not s by j t cl ing on h e us ick t e nam e . Th e m os t int re s t h e ing opt ion unde r t is m e nu is Export t h o H TM L W it t is you can cre at a . h h e w e b page f rom your not w it j t e h us cl of a but on. Th e pop up box alo ick t s

of e rs you t e ch oice of f h e xport ing onl t e curre nt not y h e or alnot s t at are l e d w it l e h ink h t e curre nt not . Not onl are h e y l e d not s are publ h e d in t e ink e is h w e b page , but int ink s are ra-l alo cre at d s o t at you can s e h cl and nav ick igat f e rom t e .h t l h m page . H ow can t is be a k il r h l e f at e ure t at can e nh ance t e h h f unct ionaly of T boy?Sim pl, it om e j t copy pas t t e out us e h put .h t l m page t your w e b dire ct o ory and you h av a publ h e d docum e nt e is ! In our organizat ion w e h av e conf igure d w e b-s e rv r t al e o l ow pe rs onal page s . W e cut and pas t t e .h t l put t our e h m out o pe rs onal e b-f de r and s e nd w ol out e m ail w it t e l t s h h ink o pe opl w e w ant t s h are w it . e o h Th is w ay w e can s h are inf orm at ion and in t e s am e w ay h by re -publ h ing f is rom updat d e T boy not . om e
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but w it a pat . I don't w ant t h ch o ge t a pat t m ak e a W indow s ch o bas e d gam e run on L inux. I w ant a box w it a CD or a D V w it h D h t e gam e on it re ady f h , or ins t l ion on m y L al at inux s ys t m . e “ But w ait w e can us e W ine or , Ce de ga t run our f orit o av e m ode rn W indow s gam e s !” I k now and I h av us e d t run a e o f w of m y gam e s , but t at e h 's adding an e xt lv l ra e e of “ com plxit t at re al e y” h l y s h oul dn't e v n e xis t f t e e or h av rage de s k t us e r P opl e op . e e t at are com ing ov r f h e rom t e h W indow s w orl are s o us e d t d o sl iding in t e CD or D V int h D o t e ir driv , ins t l t e gam e , h e al ing h and h av ing an icon on t e ir h de s k t w it out h av op h ing t k now o anyt ing t ch nical h e about t e ir h com put r or ope rat e ing s ys t m . e W h e n t e y m ak e t e t h h rans it ion

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t Ubunt t e y e xpe ct t e s am e o u h h t ing. W e ne e d nat e L h iv inux gam e s f rom big nam e com panie s w it big nam e t ls and w e ne e d h it e t e m boxe d and re ady f h or purch as e of our l f ocal gam e s t ore s h e le s or f v rom an onl s t . ine ore D o you guys re m e m be r L i ok Gam e s ?Th e y w e re in m y opinion one of our h ope s f or boxe d gam e s f rom t e big h guys out t e re . h L i re las e d ok e good product t rough t e ir s h h le s pan and I al ays t ough t t e y if w h h w oul garne r e nough int re s t in d e te L h inux com m unit t at t e y'd y h h s t around l ick onge r t an t e y did. h h Th e y w oul t e a W indow s bas e d d ak gam e and port it t L o inux, w it a h cus t om ins t lr f e as y al or e ins t l ion on any L al at inux com put r e capabl of running t e gam e . I e h t ink t e l t boxe d L h h as inux nat e iv gam e I bough t w as iD Sof w are 's t ow n Quak e 3 w h ich w as “ port d” e ov r t L e o inux by L i and a f ok ine

one at t at and in alh one s t I h , l y bough t t at not f t e de at m at h , or h h ch bas e d gam e pl but f t e f ay or h act t at h it w as going t s upport a com pany o t rying t bolt r L o s e inux's appe al a as gam ing pl f at orm . Unf unat l in ort e y 2002 L i de cide d ok t cl e up s h op o os and w it t at w e h h l t our one abily os it t ge t a boxe d o nat e L iv inux gam e . M y ot e r int re s t h e is w h y is it t at t e h h m ain gam e s t at h do ge t “ port d” t e o te L h inux pl f at orm are s h oot rs ?W h y e is t at W h y do w e not s e e Bl h ? izzard giv t e com m unit a L e h y inux cl nt ie f t e ir 10 m il us e r m as s iv l or h l ion e y popul M M O RPG W orl of W arcraf ; ar d t but w e do ge t Unre al ournam e nt 3 T re las e d f t e L e or h inux pl f at orm ?And w h il w e are s pe ak ing of Bl e izzard w h y is it t at t e y w ilre las e a h h l e cl nt f t e M ac ope rat ie or h ing s ys t m e and on t e Int l at orm w h e n w e h e pl f alk now O S X h as a f l oundat ion of BSD ?Grant d, Bl e izzard h as al ays w re las e d bot M ac and W indow s e h v rs ions of t e ir gam e s , but w h y not e h

f L or inux?W h y is it t at O lg h e M addox of M addox 1c, de v l r e ope of t e IL f h 2 ranch is e , w ilnot do a l “ port of IL t t e L ” 2 o h inux pl f at orm e v n w h e n h e h as be e n e as k e d num e rous t e s about it im ? Y t on t e ot e r s ide of t e coin e h h h iD s of w are h as re las e d a f e t e re cl nt f it ne w Quak e ie or 's f ranch is e e nt and Bat lf l ry t e ie d s e rie s com pe t or Ene m y it T rrit e ory: Quak e W ars . W h y is it t at t e FPS ge nre w ils upport h h l te L h inux com m unit and y pl f at orm t an e xt nt but ge t ing o e t a com pany l e Bl ik izzard (W orl d of W arcraf ), Gas P e re d t ow Gam e s (Supre m e Com m ande r), Re l (Com pany of H e roe s ) t ic o e v n t ink about it is a ch ore e h unt it e l o s f ? I t ink t e m ain de t h h ract t or o t e EAs of t e w orl s upport h h d ing te L h inux s ys t m s out t e re is e h t e m ark e t s h are . Th e L h inux de s k t m ark e t s h are j t is n't op us t e re . W it Appl h av h h e ing 8% m ark e t s h are now I can s e e t e h M ac garne ring m ore int re s t in e t e gam e re al , e v n t ough h m e h St v J e e obs h as an of again on f again int re s t in gam ing f h is e or

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s ys t m s (re m e m be r t e unv il e h e ing of D oom 3? F ). act is , M r J obs j t us doe s n't care about gam ing on h is s ys t m s . But if you l at Appl's e ook e m ark e t s h are , and it curre nt 's “ h ot s t us w it t e cons um e r, I ” at h h coul de f e l s e e t e ir s h are of d init y h t e de s k t m ark e t incre as ing h op e v n m ore and f e act be k now n M icros of 's s h are w ilnot drop t l anyt e s oon. And w it t at in im h h , m y opinion t e problm w it t is h e h h is t at I don't s e e t e L h h inux de s k t incre as ing t t e point op o h t at it can cat up t Appl. h ch o e W it out t e av rage W indow s or h h e M ac us e r k now ing about Ubunt u or L inux I don't f e l can cat e it ch up, and in e s s e nce w on't gain t e h int re s t of t e big EAs of t e e h h gam ing w orl And t at m e ans d. h adv rt e on TVand in e is m agazine s , not j t on t e w e b. us h W ord of m out is good, but t ge t h o our pe nguin on m ore m ach ine s and gain it m ark e t s h are I f e l s e t at t e re s h oul be Ubunt h h d u adv rt e m e nt in m os t com put r e is s e m agazine s , t lv ion e e is com m e rcial (L t s e e a Ubunt s e 's u v . W indow s v . M ac ad. Now t at s s h w oul be int re s t d e ing), e t But c. t at j t m y opinion of cours e . h 's us

Anot e r of t e de t h h ract ors is t e h ov rals upport by t e gam ing e l h com panie s f M icros of 's D ire ct or t X API. A m aj y of t e gam e s t e s e orit h h days , no m at e r w h at ge nre , are t de s igne d w it D ire ct in m ind. Y t if h X e you l at t e bas e e ngine of bot ook h h t e Quak e s e rie s and t e Unre al h h s e rie s t e y are h builaround t e t h O pe nGLAPI, w h ich is an ope n graph ics API and is t al ot l y s upport d by e te L h inux pl f at orm . Ubunt (and u L inux in ge ne raldoe s not h av an D ire ct ) e X com pat e API s e t s o gam ing ibl , com panie s w oul ne e d t re de s ign d o t e ir gam e s in O pe nGLor M icros of h t w oul h av t h av D ire ct s upport d e o e X L inux t h av a f le at d 3D o e ulf ure gam e e ngine . And again t is is h w h e re Ce de ga com e s in and al s l ow L inux us e rs t run D ire ct e nabld o X e gam e s , but it is not a f proof w ay ool of pl aying t os e gam e s . Th e re 's a l h ot of t ch nical s ue s w it pl e is h aying t e s e h gam e s t rough Ce de ga s uch as h

v o is s ue s , cras h e s , graph ics ide card incom pat it s . Th e ibilie ge ne ral s k t us e r w ilnot de op l w ant t h aggl w it t os e o e h h is s ue s ;it a j t w ork m e nt it 's us aly. W h ich you can't bl e s ince am t e y are com ing f h rom a W indow s w orl w h e re t e s of w are is d h t de s igne d f it or and pre t y t m uch w ork s out of t e box. h In cl ing, if os w e are t ge t o Ubunt (or u L inux in ge ne ral ) s e rious l int y o t e gam ing h m ark e t and t ough t of as a h s e rious pl f at orm f gam ing w e or ne e d m ark e t s h are . T ge t t at o h m ark e t s h are w e ne e d adv rt ing and w it adv rt ing e is h e is w e w ils e e int re s t f l e rom t e h de s k t us e rs t at w ant ch ange op h and as t e y com e ov r and h e boos t m ark e t s h are t e EAs of h t e w orl w ils e e our pl f h d l at orm as a w e lrounde d and s t e l abl gam ing e nv ironm e nt Is w h at I'm . s aying s o w rong?Abs ol e l not ut y !

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I am not t e k ind of pe rs on w h o f e l a s e ns e of pride in M icros of bas h ing. I re s pe ct M icros of as t e y put in a l of e f ort in orde r t h e s t t h ot f o m ak e a s t e ope rat abl ing s ys t m w h ich t e y updat re gul y w it s e rv e h e arl h ice pack s and f s . F t is re as on I us e d w indow s f about ixe or h or t re e or f h our ye ars . But t e n I h e ard f h rom a f nd, t at t e re is an O S nam e d Ubunt t at is s h ippe d f e of cos t w it no pos t ch arge s . rie h h u h re h al So, I de cide d t giv it a t W h e n I s t e d us ing Ubunt I larne d ov r t e t at Ubunt is a f be t e r ope rat o e ry. art u, e e im h u ar t ing s ys t m . e

O n a cozy lt e h ilunde r a it l l l arge , laf oak l e d a e y iv com m unit of ant . Th e ant y s s w ork e d t oge t e r t m ut h o ual adv age . W h e n one ant h ad an ant ide a h e w oul cre at a bl print d e ue and pos t it on a com m unit y m e s s age board. O t e r ant w oul h s d t e n pit in t h e l bring t e h ch o p h pl t f ion. It w as a s im pl an o ruit e and e f e ct e approach t le . Th e f iv o if ant w e re h appy and pros pe rous . s

O n t e oppos it s ide of a ne arby h e s t am l e a bunch of unrul re iv y gras s h oppe rs . Th e s e gras s h oppe rs did not l e as a com m unit but iv y ins t ad did as t e y w ant d, of e n e h e t act ing in t e ir ow n s e lint re s t h f e . Som e t e s an as piring gras s h oppe r im w oul com e up w it w h at h e d h be l v d w as a uniq ue t ie e ool or st ruct . M ot at d by gre e d, h e ure iv e w oul f e a pat nt f h is " e nt d il e or inv ion" w it t e l h h ocal e nt of ice . Now , t e pat f h pat nt of ice w as run by m ols w h o e f e l e d in ancie nt t iv unne l by ancie nt s ruls and unde rs t e ood lt e of bugs , it l t s or buil ool ding code s . W h e n t e s e h odd gras s h oppe rs w oul f e t e ir d il h appl ions , t e m ols s im pl icat h e y approv d t e m be caus e it w as e as ie r e h t an t h rying t unde rs t o and. Be l v ie ing t e pat nt gav t e gras s h oppe r h e e h e xcl iv righ t , e ach w oul f rce l us e s d ie y de f nd h is ide a by e it e r de s t e h roying

anyt ing t at l e d s im il or h h ook ar re q uiring prot ct e ion m one y. As a re s ul s om e gras s h oppe rs w e re t , q uit pros pe rous but m os t l e d e iv in f ar and f w w e re h appy. e e Ev nt l t e gras s h oppe rs e ual h y, w e re abl t f e o orce m os t e v ryone e le t l e by t e ir e s o iv h ruls . Th e ant , h ow e v r, care d e s e lt e about t e polics of it l h it gras s h oppe rs and cont inue d t o buil t e ir com m unit as t e y d h y h h ad al ays done . In t e , t e y w im h de v l d an e f e ct e and e ope f iv h igh l dis t y ribut d com m unit e y w it s e parat but s im il y run h e arl h il alov r t e are a. It w as n't l l e h s l ong be f ore t e ant com m unit h y be cam e l arge e nough t at ract o t t e at e nt h t ion of t e gre e dy h gras s h oppe rs w h o at f t f lt e irs e t h ant w e re j t odd and h ad lt e s us it l

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f ure but now re al d t at t e y ut ize h h act l h ad it q uit good. Th e y ual y e be cam e j al , and de cide d t e e ous h be s t cours e of act ion w as t cl o aim t e ant h ad inf h s ringe d on t e ir h pat nt and s h oul e it e r be e s d h paying prot ct e ion m one y or f orce d t giv up t e ir w ay of le . A f w o e h if e of t e h ant w e re s f e d by ool t is t ic h act and f l e l unde r t e h s pe lof l te h gras s h opp e rs . Th e re s t j t us l augh e d at te h gras s h opp e rs and w e nt about buil ding and im prov ing t e ir com m unit h y. Th e gras s h oppe rs w e re pe rplxe d by t is . Th e y w e re not e h accus t e d t h av om o ing ot e rs h l augh and t urn t e ir back s on h t e m . Th e y cons ide re d appe al h ing t t e m ols , but it w as clar t e o h e e h

m ols w oul not h e l and w oul e d p d l e l t e aw ay t e ir pre cious ik y ak h pat nt rat e r t an t and f e s h h ry igure anyt ing out h . F inal gre e d and f t ion ld l y, rus rat e t e gras s h oppe rs t concl h o ude an al l out at ack on t e ant w as ne e de d. t h s Arm e d w it h t e ir l ye rs h aw t ey t h ook t t e o h s k ie s . Spot ing t w h at l e d t ook o be t e ce nt r of h e t e com m unit h y t e y s w arm e d h dow n upon t e h ant and is s ue d s w rit and f e d s il inj unct ions . Sm ug in t e ir h s upe riorit t e y, h gras s h oppe rs lf conf nt e t ide t at t e y h ad w on and w oul s e e or h h d h e ar lt e f it l rom t e ant e v r again. h s e Th e ant , of cours e , w e re not s de f at d in t e las t O t e r e e h e . h com m unit s ral d around t e m and ie l ie h le w e nt on m uch as be f . Th e if ore ant cont s inue d t e xpand and o pros pe r Th e ot e r cre at s s aw t is . h ure h

and one by one abandone d t e h gras s h oppe rs and t e ir h re s t iv l ns e s . F rict e ice rom t e t im o t e t e gras s h oppe rs w oul im h d is s ue v nom ls s t re at but t e e e h s h e v r e xpanding ant com m unit e y paid lt e at e nt it l t ion. Af e r one part arl l t icul y ong and dark w int r, t e gras s h oppe rs e h aw ok e t f o ind t e m s e le s al h v one and irre lv . A f w of t e e ant e h brav r one s cros s e d t e s t am e h re and j oine d t e ant . Th e re s t h s st ood around daze d, conf e d us and unabl t com pre h e nd w h at e o h ad h appe ne d.

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Th e f ure of O pe n Source is in t e Y ut h oung P opl of t e e oday;t at h 's w h y t is corne r of t e m agazine is f young pe opl or s im pl h h or e y t os e w h o are young at h e art h .

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h t p:/ w w w .t ink ge e k .com / om e of ice / t / h h f bl ank e t / s 574a/ Th is bl e t ank h as a nice t rm inal e gre e n on bl ack pat e rn of t 1's and 0's al l ov r it e . Th e bl e t is 85% acryl and 15% ank ic pol s t r P rf ct f k e e ping you w arm ye e . e e or as you code your w ay t rough t is h h h ol iday s e as on. P rice : $ .9 9 USD 39 h t p:/ w ik i.gp2x.org/ ik i/ h e re _t t / w W o_Buy Th e w orl v ry f t h andh e l ope nd's e irs d s ource L inux-bas e d gam ing pl f at orm ,

now w it a h t ouch s cre e n! Th e nice t ing about h t is is t at h h it f l 's ul y h ack abl. e Y can ou dow nl oad gam e s f it or of t e int rne t and e v n de v l your ow n f h e e e op w it out a l ns e . It alo pl m us ic and h ice s ays v o, and a pe rf ct Ch ris t as pre s e nt f ide e m or anyone w h o l e s L ik inux or O pe n Source . P rice : ~ $ 169 .9 9 USD h t p:/ w w w .l t / inuxf orm at .co.uk / It h as gre at t orial, ut s re v w s , int rv w s , ie e ie and a L e D V e v ry iv D e m ont f l s of w are . h ulof t At t e t e of w rit h im ing, t e m ain art e of t e h icl h m agazine is “ 10 Gre at D IY P e ct ” , and t e roj s h D V f at s Xubunt D e ure u 7.04. It a gre at 's m agazine f larning or e as w e las s t l aying in t ouch w it t e L h h inux com m unit P y. rice : $ 178 USD (~ 124 e uros or £9 0) f a one ye ar s ubs cript or ion.

h t ps :/ s h op.canonical t / .com / H ow coul I d pos s ibl not y incl ude t is in an h art e f an icl or Ubunt u m agazine ?Sh ow of your Ubunt f u pride and prom ot e F e / pe n Source s of w are w it t is re O t h h e xce l nt m e rch andis e ! Y can ge t l e ou k e ych ains , not book s , T h irt and e -s s e v n USB fas h driv s w it t e Ubunt e l e h h u l on t e m . Th e y alo s e lCD s in ogo h s l cas e you ne e d a l arge q uant y f a it or bus ine s s or an organizat ion. P rice : V arie s , £7.50 UK f a bas ic T h irt or -s .

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Th e Ubunt u-W om e n (UW ) P e ct w as f roj ounde d by V idya Aye r in J anuary 2006 w h e n M ark Sh ut lw ort grant d of icial te h e f s t us t t e proj ct and by M arch at o h e w e h ad a m ail l t and alo a ing is s ne w w e bs it : w w w .ubunt e uw om e n.org Curre nt y UW com pris e s a t am l e of v unt e rs t prov ol e o ide a pl f at orm of e ncourage m e nt and dire ct ion f w om e n t cont or o ribut e t Ubunt inux, a D e bian bas e d o u-L f e and ope n-s ource GNU/ inux re L s of w are . Th e Fl s pol re port t os s , indicat s t at about 1.5% of e h FL SS com m unit m e m be rs w e re O y f m al, com pare d w it 28% in e e h proprie t ary s of w are , w h ich is t s l t y h igh e r at 2.4% w om e n igh l according t t e Ubunt Ce ns us o h u Surv y (J e une 2006). At pre s e nt w e h av m any act e w om e n e iv v unt e rs l e Sus ana, El ol e ik izabe t , h Rom ana, Sh e ri, Is abe l , D inda l e and m any m ore , w h o s pan dif e re nt t e zone s acros s t e gl . f im h obe O ur m ain goal t prov is o ide v ibily is it t w om e n w h o cont o ribut and don e dif e re nt t ch nical f e and non-t ch nical e rols in t e Ubunt com m unit e h u y. P rogram m ing be ing h igh l y de v l e opm e nt -orie nt d and a plt ora e e h of dis t ro's m ak e s it m ore dif iculin f t t rm s of ide nt ying a problm in " e if e X" appl ion, and k now ing h ow t 'f icat o ix' it W it UW w e h av t d t cre at a . h e rie o e pl f at orm f w om e n t com m unicat or o e ope nl and as k t ch nical ue s t y e q ions w it out any f ar of be ing fam e d or h e l ridiculd f as k ing s il be ginne r e or l y q ue s t ions . pack age s t e re by e nabl h ing s upport t larn and grow . o e - Spons or w om e n w h o w is h t o giv t ch nical s e nt ions e e pre at about Ubunt at Int rnat u e ional conf re nce s and s e m inars . e - O rganize Ubunt h ack -f s t , u e s bar cam ps f w om e n at L or inux conf re nce s or l e ocal v nt . e e s Y can us e t e m ail l t ou h ing is (h t ps :/ l t .ubunt t /is s u.com / ail an m m /is t o/ l inf ubunt u-w om e n) or ch anne l ubunt # u-w om e n at f e node .ne t t run cours e s on re o Ubunt u-re l e d de v l at e opm e nt or any t ch nicalopic. e t UW m e m be rs h ip h as al ays w be e n ope n t al irre s pe ct e of o l , iv ge nde r and coul f d igure on our P ils page by j rof e oining us and us h e ring in ch ange and div rs it v Ubunt e y ia u-W om e n!

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h is m ont I w ilbe t k ing h l al about CNR (Cl and Run), ick a pack age m anage r f rom w h ich w ilbe l im plm e nt d int Ubunt in t e e e o u h ne ar f ure . Th e y h av re las e d ut e e t e ir f t be t f Ubunt Th e h irs a or u. f l ing is h ow L pire de s cribe s ol ow ins CNR:

So e s s e nt l alyou ne e d t do is ial l y o dow nl t e cl nt ins t l . A oad h ie , alit but on appe ars in your Appl ions t icat > Sys t m T s m e nu t at s ays CNR e ool h on it Cl on it and it l n F f . ick 'lope ire ox and point it t w w w .cnr o .com , t e n h s e arch f your de s ire d s of w are . or t Th e n you dow nl t e s of w are , and oad h t t e CNR cl nt ins t l it Th e re is t k h ie al . s al going around about it (CNR) be ing put int Ubunt T s um it up: t e re o u. o h is a com binat ion of ope n s ource s of w are and proprie t t ary s of w are , a t com binat ion of t e ide as of h Synapt Apt and t e de adl ic/ h y Aut at om ix. Alope n s ource and f e l re proprie t ary s of w are (s uch as Adobe t Re ade r e t re m ain f e . Subs cript c) re ion t t e CNR P m ium Se rv o h re ice giv s e you dis count on non-f e s of w are s re t and ot e r priv e ge s . Y can f h il ou ind m ore inf orm at ion about it at h t p:/ urlul t / .f l e m agazine .org/ 735b . circl 8f Th e re is alo a bas ic f e s re m e m be rs h ip t at CNR of e rs , but you h f don't ne e d a m e m be rs h ip t ins t l o al

f e s of w are f re t rom CNR. Now t at I'v e xpl d w h at h e aine CNR is , t e ne xt t ing is h ow t h h o s e t t e t ing up. Th e re are h h ins t ruct ions at
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I h ad no ide a h ow t ins t l . Th is o alit is w h at CNR s ays is s uppos e d t o h appe n: Adv ance d us e rs can alo dow nl s oad CNR s of w are v t e com m and l . t ia h ine And t e n I f h ind out t at it onl h y s upport F is t F n. Go f s e y aw igure . So I t O pe ra, and t e s am e t ing ry h h occurs . Now , t e re is a pict h ure of it act l w ork ing h e re , s h ow ing w h at ual y it s h oul do w h e n you cl on t e d ick h Ins t l t albut on. Th e n I re al e t at I is h f orgot t l out and in of Ubunt So o og u. I do t at and t it again, and O pe ra h ry ins t l. Th e conce pt is int re s t al s e ing, al ough I w oul m uch rat e r not t h d h re q uire t s e arch f s of w are us ing a o or t w e b page , rat e r t e s e arch h h capabilie s be acce s s e d us ing t e it h cl nt ie . Th e cl nt is us e d f m anaging t e ie or h apps t at you ins t lh rough CNR. It h alt runs in t e back ground and it ins t l h al s t e s of w are w h e n you cl on t e h t ick h ins t l t albut on. It alo al s you t s l ow o ch oos e one of s ix t e m e s f t e h or h cl nt (h ow int re s t ie e ing), ch oos e t e h s e rv r t at you w ant t dow nl e h o oad f rom , and al s you t unins t l l ow o al program s .

Th e conce pt of CNR is int re s t e ing, but I do pre dict t at h t e re w ilbe a l h l arge back l h as am ongs t s om e of t e Ubunt h u com m unit and t at is y, h e xpe ct d. H as Ubunt done t e e u h de al it t e de v ?H av t e y w h h il e h m ade t e righ t ch oice in h bundl CNR w it Ubunt ing h u? Th os e q ue s t ions w ilbe l ans w e re d in t e cours e of ne xt h ye ar .

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