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* '''2006-09-06''' [http://asay.blogspot.com/2006/09/mark-shuttleworth-can-afford-freedom.html Mark Shuttleworth can afford freedom ''(Forbes)'']
 
* '''2006-09-06''' [http://asay.blogspot.com/2006/09/mark-shuttleworth-can-afford-freedom.html Mark Shuttleworth can afford freedom ''(Forbes)'']
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
When running the LiveCD, the user is apparently "ubuntu" with an empty password (this works for logging in). Unfortunately, this doesn't work for unlocking a locked session. '''Lesson''': Make sure to give yourself a password before locking an Ubuntu LiveCD session (or before doing any substantial setup work that makes you want to avoid having to reboot).
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When running the LiveCD, the user is apparently "ubuntu" with an empty password (this works for logging in). Unfortunately, this doesn't work for unlocking a locked session. What you can do, however, is start a ''new'' session, then change your password within that session, log out, and use the new password to log back in to your original session. (On an IBM Thinkpad, however, the screen became munged after ending the 2nd session, and we haven't been able to figure out how to fix that.)

Revision as of 14:32, 12 November 2006

Ubuntu is a distribution (or "distro") of Linux.

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The project was founded by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth via his company, Canonical Ltd. According to Wikipedia, the name "Ubuntu" comes from the South African concept of Ubuntu — roughly, "humanity towards others".

Reference

Links

Discussion

  • wish list: suggestions for improving the Gnome implementation in Ubuntu

Upgrading

gksu "update-manager -c"
...however, many people are reportedly having problems with this.

Blog Entries

Notes

When running the LiveCD, the user is apparently "ubuntu" with an empty password (this works for logging in). Unfortunately, this doesn't work for unlocking a locked session. What you can do, however, is start a new session, then change your password within that session, log out, and use the new password to log back in to your original session. (On an IBM Thinkpad, however, the screen became munged after ending the 2nd session, and we haven't been able to figure out how to fix that.)