What’s Linux?

Linux is an operating system that originally set out to mimic the Unix operating system and has similar features and functions.

Linux is a genuine alternative to the Microsoft operating system that most people are used too. It is becoming increasingly popular for both home and office use, due to its stability, security and speed, millions of people worldwide use Linux every day.

Where do I start?

This is the best part of Linux, its going to be a culture shock for you, probably you’ve been used to Microsoft or Mac where your choice is limited usually to either Business or Home flavours those chains are now broken YOU are now master of your Computer you’ll decide what you want and how it works.

The world is now your oyster Linux comes in so many shapes and forms it can overwhelm you with the shear choice available. There are two types of Linux package releases Debian and RPM now I don’t expect you to understand that at this point but that’s OK, then there is Distributions such as Fedora, Opensuse or Ubuntu.

What’s a LUG?

LUG stands for Linux User Group its very much like a family of hopefully like minded people who share at least one thing in common with you, they are also interested in Linux.

Like any family they will help you progress so long as you remember that at first they’ll help but they will also expect you to help yourself.

N’etiquette

Before subscribing to any mailing lists, please read over the guidelines they may have. Following these simple etiquette rules will make your experience as part of their mailing list much more pleasant and rewarding.

Blog List

Below are posts relating to Linux, Free Open Source Software (FOSS) and Creative Commons.

Fedora Install instructions for Pumpa

As root: yum install qt4-qmake libqt4-dev libqjson-dev gcc-c++ qt-devel qt-config qjson-devel As normal user: git clone git://gitorious.org/pumpa/pumpa.git As normal user: cd pumpa As normal user: qmake-qt4 As normal user: make As normal user: ./pumpa This will launch the app, enter your details e.g. a-user@pumping.io and press “Next” this will display a screen (and launch your…

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Ubuntu roadmap to proprietary

2004 Pete predicts Ubuntu will eventually go proprietary. [Need to find the email on Wolves Lug Archives] Jan. 26, 2010 Yahoo set as default search engine: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-desktop/2010-January/002396.html Jan. 10, 2011 Pete predicts Ubuntu will produce it’s own Kernel: https://www.cannon-linux.co.uk/2011/01/2011-predictions/ Apr. 6, 2011 Ubuntu stops shipping free CD’s: https://www.geek.com/articles/news/canonical-stops-offering-free-ubuntu-cds-2011046/ Feb. 15, 2011 Ubuntu changes revenue code in Banshee: https://www.networkworld.com/community/node/71460 July.…

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