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Edubuntu 6.06 received

When I am back home to check the mail box, I got the package of Edubuntu 6.06. Actually I already installed the edubuntu 5.10 and upgraded to 6.06. My daughter, Grace, likes to play some games included. The game can teach her the math, color, clock, and more.
The CD I received is 5 CD package. I will share it with my friends who have children. It is a complete operating system consisting of free and open source software for education.
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Ubuntu 6.06 and Kubuntu 6.06 is comming

I received Ubuntu 6.06 and Kubuntu 6.06 shipit packages today. They are all mailed from France. I am in Canada.
I made the order on 2006-05-18.
This time the live version and install version are in one CD.
To use Ubuntu as a Live CD, put the CD in the CD drive and turn on or restart your computer.
To install Ubuntu, run the Live CD and double-click on the “Install” icon.
Note: The default installation will erase all existing software and data from your computer. If it is not what your want, follow the insturction carefully during installation.
There are some Windows versions of some of the programs included in Ubuntu. You can try them by putting the CD in the drive while windows is running.
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Picasa for Linux

2013/08/29 Update: Google shuts down Picassa for Linux in early 2012. Download links are removed.
Now we can use the free picasa in the Linux.
There are three package can be download
Free Download (.rpm) – for Red Hat/Fedora/Suse/Mandriva x86
Free Download (.deb) – for Debian/Ubuntu x86
Free Download (.bin) – Self-extracting installer, for any x86 Linux distribution

This Picasa can run on the 764-bit linux with 32-bit compatibility libraries.
What’s different between the Windows version of Picasa and Picasa for Linux?

For the people used Picasa for windows, there are a few differences between windows version and linux version as below:

+ Picasa for Linux is currently available only in the U.S., with an English interface.
+ Google’s Hello photo-messaging application is Windows only, so it’s not currently integrated with Picasa for Linux.
+ CD burning isn’t supported in Picasa for Linux. The button will be grayed out in the interface. The CD-ROM-burning library used by Picasa uses a Windows driver that’s not easy to support on Wine.
+ Similarly, the backup feature is not supported.
+ There’s currently no Export to TiVo┬« feature.
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PHPBB MOD – Admin Userlist

There are a lot of new users registered just for put advertisement on my bulletin board. I hate them. It is very complicated to delete these users in the default administrator site.
I search the MODS-Database on PHPBB.com. The following mod is what I installed in my bulletin board.
Installation Level: Very Easy
Installation Time: ~ 5 Minutes
MOD Name: Admin Userlist
Author: wGEric
MOD Description: This MOD lets you view all of you members and various information about them in the Admin Control Panel. From the list, you can perform various actions on multiple users.
The latest verison is 2.0.2 (Updated 08/09/04)
I installed it on the phpBB 2.0.19.
The installation is very easy and functioned well.

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Xubuntu – from Ubuntu

I found the Xubuntu, which is a complete GNU/Linux based system with an Ubuntu base. It is a new project, born in April 2006. So now we have Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Xubuntu.
Xubuntu is s lighter, and more efficient than Ubuntu with GNOME or KDE, since it uses the Xfce Desktop environment, which makes it ideal for old or low-end machines, as well as thin-client networks.
Edubuntu is customised for classroom use. The idea is that as an educator you’ll be able to set up a computer lab, or establish an online learning environment, in an hour or so — then administer that environment without having to become a fully-fledged Linux geek.
Kubuntuis a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone.
Ubuntu is shiped with the latest Gnome release and is the base of the Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Xubuntu.
Xubuntu is shipped with top quality packages from the Ubuntu archives. Xubuntu will use, as far as possible, GTK2 applications, ensuring maximum efficiency. If you wish, you can install any KDE or GNOME application on your Xubuntu desktop system, as it shares the Ubuntu main and universe package selection.

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Order Ubuntu 6.06 by ShipIt

Ubuntu is a good Linux distribution. It can be download freely, and it can be mail to your home by ShipIt free of charge.
Last time, I ordered Ubuntu 5.10. It took about 52 days to my home.
This time they provide up to 10 CDs. I think they know the 64bit machine is not so popular, so that provide max. one 64-bit PC verison CD only per shipment.
I ordered 10 Ubuntu CDs including 8 PC Edition, 1 64-bit PC Edition, 1 Mac Edition. I will give some PC Edition to my friends.

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Ubuntu Free CD

Ubuntu is sponsored by Canonical Ltd. They provide free cds including live version and install version, each one has PC, 64-bit PC, and Mac distributions. Not only free CDs, but also Free shipping and handling.
Just go to the ShipIt site and send your request online. The CDs will be mailed to you.
I send my request on 2005-09-29 and received it today.
Because of I ask for the 5.10 version, which is released on October 13, 2005, a lot of requests from all around the world. This delay is reasonable.
I ordered 5 sets of PC version and 4 sets 64-bit PC version because I would like to share some with my friends.
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It is great.
Update:
Please noted, I am not associated with Canonical, and I can not give you free CD. If you want it, please go to ShipIt site to order. Don’t leave the message to ask for CD to me.
2007/4/25

Ubuntu VS Windows

WINDOWS PLATFORM LINUX PLATFORM
Application name Market price
(tigerdirect.com or vender site)
Application name
OS Windows XP home w/ sp2 192.99 Ubuntu 5.10 i386
Chinese input Smart Pinyin free SCIM
Office Suite Office 2003 std. 341.99 Openoffice.org 2
Text Editor UltraEdit 10.0 39.95 Gedit 2.12.1
Dictionary Powerword 2005 49.95 StartDict
Ebook Reader Adobe Reader 7.0

CHM reader

free Evince 0.4.0

XCHM

MultiMedia Player MediaPlayer

Realplyer

(avi, rmvb, xvid, divx, quicktime)

free Totom, Xine, win32codes

Realplayer

Images Viewer ACDSee 7.0 49.99 gThumb 2.6.5
Photo Editor PhotoShop CS2 v9.0 569.99 Gimp 2.2.8
Compress WinRAR 3.2 29.00 Nattilus 2.12.1
Internet  
Emule Emule 4.6c free Amule 2.0.3
Download Tools Thunder 5 free Download for X v2.5.0
Ftp Client FlashFXP 25.00 Gftp 2.0.18
BT BitComet free Azureus
IM Tools  
MSN Messenger 7.0 free GAIM 1.5.0
Google Talk free GAIM 1.5.0
Skype free Skype 1.2.0.17
Email Client Outlook Express free Evolution 2.4.1
Web Browser IE free Firefox 1.0.7
Tools  
Security suite Mcafee Internet Security Suite 29.99 unnecessary
DVD/CD Burner Nero 6 Ultra 86.00
Total Cost of Software 1,414.85 free

There are so many options. I list what are installed on my Ubuntu pc.
I will try the software one by one and compare with the application on the windows side by side.
I trust that it is the habit, not the tech., to postpone the change from the paid software to free software.

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