Dec 27

Configuring Nautilus

Nautilus is the file browser used in Ubuntu Linux, and is a standard part of the Gnome desktop. As a computer programmer, it is probably the most fundamental program in my toolset. It is automatically started when I log in and I use it repeatedly until I log out. It’s how I view, access and modify the elements of my computer world, the files. I want it to display a lot of information in a small area and I want it to be easy to use. More than any other, it is my “home” program. So I want it to be configured just right.

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Dec 09

Installing Ubuntu 9.10

This tutorial will describe how to install Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) for a desktop or server machine. Obviously I’ll be using the normal version of Ubuntu for the desktop install, but less obviously, I’ll also be using this same version for the server install. This is because I don’t find much need for most of the things in the server version, and this install is primarily intended for home use, where the central function of the server is to share files amongst the desktop machines. So think of it as installing a simple home file server. From there you can do whatever you want with the server, but I’ll leave that for another tutorial.

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