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How To Activate Screen Saver In Ubuntu 11.10

Ubuntu 11.10 does not come with a default screen saver, and even Gnome 3 provides nothing but a black screen when your system is idle. For this reason, the only way to acquire a screensaver is to install a third-party application.

Ubuntu 11.10 is the new Mac OS X ?

Ubuntu 11.04 and before were more like a different taste of microsoft windows based operating systems. However this new relase has adopted more of the features of mac osx.

10 things to do after installing Ubuntu 11.10

Ramesh Jha on the SUDOBits blog offered some good advice on 10 things to do after installing Ubuntu 11.10. This is my take on the same topic. Unless otherwise stated, most of the extra software can be installed using Ubuntu Software Center.

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 11.10)

This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I’ll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses.

Ubuntu 11.10: Xen vs. KVM vs. VirtualBox

While last week I showed how Ubuntu’s performance has evolved as a KVM guest from Ubuntu 8.04 through Ubuntu 11.10, in today’s article is a Linux virtualization showdown between VirtualBox, Xen, and KVM while using Ubuntu 11.10 on the Linux 3.0 kernel.

Sick of Unity in Ubuntu 11.10? Give Xubuntu a try

Regardless, it seems that some people still dislike the Unity. Well, dislike is a bit mild — some readers wrote in stating that absolutely hate it and that sentiment has gained some traction here and there on the Internet.

Two for Oneiric

AFTER testing Ubuntu 11.10 on my netbook, I took the plunge this week and installed the new release on my production PC. The results reminded me of an old Rolling Stones song: You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need. And try I did.

Setting Up Network RAID1 With DRBD On Ubuntu 11.10

This tutorial shows how to set up network RAID1 with the help of DRBD on two Ubuntu 11.10 systems. DRBD stands for Distributed Replicated Block Device and allows you to mirror block devices over a network. This is useful for high-availability setups (like a HA NFS server) because if one node fails, all data is […]

Dual-boot Ubuntu 11.10, Windows 7 on a PC with 2 hard drives

You will find in this article, a step-by-step guide on how to dual-boot Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7 on a computer with two hard drives. If you are looking to dual-boot both operating systems on a computer with a single hard drive, it is recommended that you read how to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu 11.04.

GNOME3 vs Unity on Ubuntu 11.10: my score is 6 – 9

Let’s have a look at Ubuntu 11.10 with GNOME3 interface and check whether it is better than Unity. It actually does not take long to install GNOME3 on Ubuntu 11.10

Ubuntu 11.10 review

Ubuntu Desktop 11.10, code-named Oneiric Ocelot, is the latest stable release of Ubuntu, a Linux distribution whose development is sponsored by Canonical Ltd., a Linux software provider with headquarters in the UK.

Bypass the Unity UI Altogether in Ubuntu 11.10 with the GNOME Shell Remix

Are you less than pleased with Unity but want to keep using Ubuntu without switching to KDE, XFCE, or LXDE? Then you may want to take a closer look at the GNOME Shell Remix of Ubuntu 11.10.

Why Ubuntu 11.10 fills me with rage

I understand fully what Canonical is trying to do with the user interface, which is to make it palatable to Joe Average End User. I dig that, really. But there’s no way to really customize your desktop and make it optimized for the way you work.

Ubuntu 11.10 review

Oneiric Ocelot – the new version of Ubuntu – touches down, introducing a smattering of tweaks and small improvements.

The Perfect Desktop – Ubuntu Studio 11.10

This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu Studio 11.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Is Out Now With New Default Programs

Ubuntu comes twice a year. The latest version of Ubuntu is numbered 11.10 (as of October 2011) and codenamed Oneiric Ocelot (as in a dreaming South American wildcat). This release builds on the momentum built by Ubuntu 11.04 earlier this year. Some may dislike it simply because they dislike Unity, the desktop interface used since […]

Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

In Oneiric, the opening screen display and login has been changed from GNOME Display Manager (GDM) to LightDM, which is lighter on code. Its WebKit back end allows login screens to be modified using HTML, CSS or JavaScript, making this a more flexible solution.

Social Networking in Ubuntu 11.10

Ubuntu includes a social networking desktop service, Gwibber. Gwibber isn’t new to Ubuntu, it has been included for quite a while now. The intent isn’t just to provide a twitter or facebook client, but it is to provide a means for you to interact with your favorite social networks.

Review: Ubuntu 11.10

Yet another Ubuntu release is upon us. This time around it’s Oneiric Ocelot (Ubuntu 11.10). Canonical, as you may already know, tends to name its release after various kinds of animals.

Disable Launcher auto hide for Unity 2D in Ubuntu 11.10

Some people hate the fact that Unity 2D auto-hides the Launcher automatically. Here’s how you turn off auto-hide and see your Launcher all the time. There are two ways to do this.

Ubuntu+GNOME Shell: open-source ecosystem win

But no, getting both Unity and GNOME Shell on the same desktop was as easy as sudo apt get install gnome-shell from a vanilla upgrade of Ubuntu. Toying around with each was as simple as choosing from the drop-down list in the login manager. Everything just worked.

Unity or Gnome Shell?

Although I still love how I can customize my Gnome 2.x desktop on Ubuntu 11.04 to do exactly what I want, I can see eventually using Unity on a day-to-day basis, if it evolves and becomes more customizable.

Broken Windows? Ubuntu Linux Saves the Day

You may have heard about Linux. Perhaps you imagined it as a clunky DOS-like command line system, used by uber-geeks in dark basements and server rooms to perform their geeky techno-magic

Unity much improved in Ubuntu 11.10

This one — 11.10, dubbed Oneiric Ocelot — is a regular, incremental update of 11.04 (Natty Narwhal, which came out in April). The changes are minor for the most part, but the Unity desktop is much improved.

Ubuntu 11.10, the Linux you’ve been waiting for

Ubuntu 11.10, codenamed “Oneiric Ocelot”, releases today. It is a key Linux-based OS release in the development history of the operating system. Earlier this year, Ubuntu 11.10 was made available as a pre-alpha development version, with many stating that the operating system had finally, “found its stride”.

Ubuntu 11.10 Review: Incremental Refinement

Unlike the last release, which featured a switch to an entirely new Unity user interface, this one is a fairly incremental upgrade. What most of us expected were further refinements to this new user interface, and Ubuntu more or less delivered on that, but let’s get into the nitty gritty.

Ubuntu’s Oneiric Ocelot: Nice, but necessary?

Ubuntu 11.10’s Unity Dash has a slightly more refined look, with some transparency effects reminiscent of Windows 7. It’s not going to make Unity any more useful, but it does makes the transition into the Dash a bit less jarring. Ubuntu’s designers have also rounded off the corners and edges giving the Dash a smoother, […]

Ubuntu 11.10 review. Oneiric Ocelot – beautiful, but deadly

Canonical’s reshaping of Ubuntu is complete, but does 11.10 live up to the hype? Russell Barnes takes a look at the 15th iteration, Oneiric Ocelot, probably the only distro to be loved and loathed in near equal measure…

The Perfect Server – Ubuntu 11.10 [ISPConfig 3]

This tutorial shows how to prepare an Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, […]

Ubuntu 11.10 Review : I take it back. Unity is cool.

I spent the last two weeks living in Ubuntu 11.10 Beta on my primary machine. And am now upgraded to the latest and greatest bits of the final version that should be shipping any moment now (by the time you read this it is likely already available).

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