Category Archives: linux boot

BUM (Boot-UP Manager): the boot configuration utility for Ubuntu

Boot-Up ManagerToday, in our Linux page we post a review about BUM a powerful, graphic Boot-up Manager for Ubuntu. Using this light software you can modify and decide what programs run at startup. BUM is a very useful tool, precious especially when you notice that your Ubuntu boot is becoming slower than in the past. Initializing the Boot-up Manager is very simple and fast: recommended for the Linux beginners (like us)! AddThis

How to solve upgrade problems in Ubuntu: some brief notes.

UbuntuYesterday a new version of Ubuntu (Feisty Fawn 7.04) has been released. This new version seems to be more powerful and enjoyable than the 6.10 and we hope it will actively contribute to spread the use of Linux. For people using Ubuntu 6.10, Ubuntu released simple and brief instructions to upgrade fast the OS.
In our Linux Page, we posted a brief tutorial about solving problems generated by an Ubuntu upgrade (this kind of problems is not common but unfortunately sometimes it happens..). The post, inspired some Italian blogs we found on the web, is very simple and effective and we hope it could be useful… in case of emergency. See you soon!

Ubuntu Migration Assistant (UMA) in the new Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn (Beta)

UbuntuThe new 7.04 beta version of Ubuntu was recently released. In few weeks (or less) we will enjoy the new final version which seems to have some new interesting features. The Ubuntu Feisty Fawn version has a new codec wizard to install codecs, a powerful plug and play network sharing function which will be very useful for the evolute home networks where multimedia files are shared in shared external hard disks. In our Linux Page we posted a brief note about the new UbuntuUMA) Migration Assistant (which allows you to import Internet Explorer bookmarks, Firefox favourites, desktop wallpaper, AOL IM contacts, and Yahoo IM contacts directly from your installed Windows OS. I am sure that, in the near future, UMA will be one of the most interesting Ubuntu features for people who want to run a dual-boot system.

PS3 running Linux: a broader choice for your multimedia formats

PS3Today, in our Linux Page, Frank posted some interesting information about the PS3 with Yellow Dog Linux installed. This new official PS3 version allows you to play a broader choice of multimedia formats. Please, don’t forget to check the presence of the right codecs before using new multimedia formats. If you prefer to buy a “classic” version of PS3, you could find interesting this brief tutorial (with video) about installing Fedora Linux on your Playstation 3. Last but not least, we discovered also a detailed tutorial about installing Gentoo Linux on your PlayStation. Now, if you want to enjoy a PS3 Linux experience, you have to just decide what Linux version is the best for your needs! Enjoy it! AddThis

UCK 1.4: how to buid your personalized Ubuntu-Kubuntu live CD – DVD! LogoToday, in our Linux Page, Frank has posted some useful notes about how to create a personalised live CD-DVD based on Ubuntu or Kubuntu. UCK 1.4 is the new powerful version of Ubuntu Customization Kit which allows you to easily customize the main Ubuntu functions: kernel, languages, software and … create in just few clicks.. your personal live Ubuntu CD. You can use UCK just for fun or to develop your ideal Ubuntu distribution to spread on the web. Enjoy it! AddThis

Ubuntu Windows installer: an easy path to Linux world!

UbuntuToday, in our Linux Page we posted a useful review about Ubuntu Windows Installer. This software solves many problems (and fears) you have when decide to install Ubuntu, Kubuntu or Xubuntu on your computer. Ubuntu Windows Installer manages all the steps during the installation and it also modifies the original hard disk partition due to have two different OS on your computer. Ubuntu Windows Installer is very easy to use and I consider it as one the best practical solution for Linux beginners. Try it.. and let us know your comments! AddThis

Knoppix 5.1.1: a complete Linux on a USB PenDrive

Knoppix 5.1.1Knoppix 5.1.1 is one of the most interesting and complete Linux built to be booted directly from a USB key. This Linux version is very easy to be installed on a USB key and it’s full of interesting features. Moreover, it can be personalised adding new programs or simply personalising it with new themes or the icons you most like! In our Linux Page you find all the information to install and enjoy it! After few days with Knoppix 5.1.1 I am sure you will start loving Linux and all its wonderful features! AddThis

IZArc: the best portable free software to manage all archives (zip, tar, etc..)

IZArcThis week we have tested IZArc in our freeware page. IZArc is a terrific freeware to manage many (perhaps I should say: “All”) different formats of archive. IZArc has a very clean interface and in few minutes (after few tests) you are able to use all its features. Using IZArc you can also have a quick look in ISO archives before burning them and directly scan them using your favourite anti-virus. I hope that IZArc developers would create a Linux version in the future because this freeware is really one of the most useful and tiny software I discovered in last months (now it is possible to use IZArc in Linux through Wine). In our Linux page we posted a review about LiveLook, a multiplatform (Linux, MAC OS X, Windows) on-line service to remote control your computers. Unfortunately this web based service will be free for just few more weeks but for the moment it works greatly. AddThis

Super Grub: how to solve boot problems in Linux, Windows, OS Independent

Super GrubSuper Grub is a very practical and useful free bootable cd which can be very useful when you need to solve boot problems in Linux, Windows and other OS Independent. In our Linux page, Frank wrote a descriptive post about the many features you can find (and effectively use) in this terrific bootable cd. Super Grub is very light (just 1.45 MB of cdrom .iso), supports seven different languages and can be downloaded also in its floppy disk version.