Trying Debian Lenny

Debian’s latest stable release Lenny arrived on Valentine’s day. Previously, I installed Debian using the net-install CD. This time Debian has made it easier, now you can download a single CD and install a fully functional Debian GNU linux with Gnome Desktop Environment. This CD or DVD is the first CD or DVD in the … Continue reading →

Whats New in Ubuntu 6.10

I am excited all over again on the new release of Ubuntu. Expected to be released next month but the beta version is currently availabe for download. It has: Firefox 2.0 RC 1 (code named: Bon Echo): New Theme (Tangerine) and user interface have been updated to improve usability. It has inline spell check support … Continue reading →

Making Ubuntu Run Faster

Support forums and Ubuntu Wiki are full of articles to help out people using Ubuntu Dapper on older machines. I am using Ubuntu Dapper with a 800 MHZ processor and 256 MB of RAM. Ubuntu runs well on my system it is not slower than my previous operating system (Windows XP) at least. But there … Continue reading →

Urdu Font Rendering Bug in Ubuntu Dapper

The only thing which is troubling me with Dapper is some bug with Firefox and Thunderbird. I check many Urdu websites each day, particularly blogs and BBC Urdu. There are two most popular Urdu fonts Nafees Web Naskh and Urdu Naskh Asiatype. Unfortunately Firefox, Thunderbird and Epiphany are unable to display these fonts. Instead pages … Continue reading →

Firefox vs Epiphany - Browser Wars in Linux World

Firefox and Epiphany Web Browsers for Ubuntu

I am now a regular at Ubuntu support forums. I find it very exciting to learn new things that I can do with my free operating system. Few days ago, I came across this poll. What do Ubuntu users feel should be the default web browser in Dapper? Epiphany Firefox Opera Before switching to Ubuntu/Linux … Continue reading →