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Monthly Archives: September 2007

ubuntu

Q:I have just installed Ubuntu Linux. But, what is the default root password? I can only login as a normal user.

A. This is the mystery for most users – you didn’t set a root password, so what is it?

The root user can do anything as this a/c has full access to system. So using root account for daily work can be dangerous.

To be frank root a/c is locked by default under Ubuntu Linux. Therefore, you cannot login as root or use su – command to become superuser.

To run all administrative command use sudo command. sudo allows a permitted user to execute a command as the superuser or another user. Ubuntu setup your default account (the one created during installation) to run all administrative commands.

For example create a new user called bar, you need to type sudo command as follows:

$ sudo adduser bar

Password:

When sudo asks for a password, it needs YOUR OWN Password; this means that a root password is not needed.

Here are few more examples.

Task: Start / stop / restart services stored in /etc/init.d/ directory

$ sudo /etc/init.d/ssh stop
$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

Task: Avoid typing sudo each and every time

Note that this is not recommended until and unless you are an expert and aware of what you are typing:

$ sudo -i

Above command will start /bin/bash as a root shell so that you can enter a root user command w/o using sudo.

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Synfig is a powerful, industrial-strength vector-based 2D animation software package, designed from the ground-up for producing feature-film quality animation with fewer people and resources. While there are many other programs currently on the market to aid with the efficient production of 2D animation, we are currently unaware of any other software that can do what our software can.

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ubuntu studio

Ubuntu Studio is a special Linux distribution tailored to the needs of audio, video, and graphic enthusiasts or professionals. Because Ubuntu Studio is based on Ubuntu, you are not limited to this area, but can install any application that is available for Ubuntu, thus turning Ubuntu Studio in a normal desktop for everyday use.

The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

ubuntu studio startup

You can visit UBUNTU STUDIO

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Bayanihan Linux is a desktop focused Philippine based GNU/Linux distribution. It is derived from the Debian stable branch and uses the KDE graphical interface and Anaconda graphical installer. The desktop version bundles applications for office productivity, internet applications, and multimedia solutions.

Bayanihan is a Filipino term which roughly means community building and team spirit. Bayanihan Linux concentrates on ease of use and ease of redistribution.

Bayanihan Linux Server 2006 is a Linux distribution developed in the Philippines. It aims to be an easy-to-use GNU/Linux server for government agencies, school, and SMEs. It is designed specifically for novice computers users and non-GNU+Linux system adminitrators to ease the learning curve of running free software services while learning how to use it.

Bayanihan Linux 2006 Server is composed of free software services and a wizard configuration tool. The free software services consists of FTP, Samba, NFS, BIND, Apache Web Server, SSH, Postfix, Spamassassin, Dovecot IMAP, and Clamav.
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http://www.bayanihan.gov.ph

NVU
NVU is a WYSIWYG HTML editor, based on the Composer component of Mozilla Application Suite and Gecko 1.7. It is intended to be an open source equivalent to proprietary software like Microsoft FrontPage and Macromedia Dreamweaver, and is a common WYSIWYG editor for Linux. As a WYSIWYG editor, it is designed to be easy for novice users and does not require any knowledge of HTML or CSS to use.

The project was started by and sponsored by Linspire. Linspire hired Daniel Glazman, former Netscape Communications Corporation employee and CEO/Founder of Disruptive Innovations, to be lead developer.

Nvu is available for Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows, and it can be built successfully on any platform with the Netscape Portable Runtime.

Nvu may sometimes be spelled “N|vu” to simulate the line in the logo, much like CNET is often written as “C|Net”.

http://www.nvu.com

NVU window

Its been a while since I post blogs about free and open source softwares. I’ll be posting new reviews in the next few days