Champaign Urbana Linux Install Day at (Cucug) Nov 15, 2012

Champaign Urbana Linux Install Day at (Cucug) Nov 15, 2012

Install Linux at cucug first annual Linux install fest.

 Cucug is holding its first annual Linux install day Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 6:00pm. If you are interested in installing Linux to your existing computer system or you want to find out how to install Linux. This is the place to be. Several things you need to bring if you want to install Linux on your computer.

  1. Your laptop computer, and monitor if you have a desktop

  2. Mouse and keyboard

  3. Several blank DVD and several blank cd roms

  4. Power cords

  5. A willingness to learn a really Cool os.

We have limited space if you plan to attend please email me at to register. This event is free.

  Note: You must back up your existing data. Cucug is not liable for any loss of data.

 The Cucug linux install is located at the First Baptist Church of Champaign/Savoy. The church is located at 1602 Prospect and is at the corner of Prospect and Burwash in Savoy

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Posted by on October 23, 2012 in linux


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How Linux is Built

How Linux is Built

While Linux is running our phones, friend requests, tweets, financial trades, ATMs and more, most of us don’t know how it’s actually built. This short video takes you inside the process by which the largest collaborative development project in the history of computing is organized. Based on the annual report “Who Writes Linux,” this is a powerful and inspiring story of how Linux has become a community-driven phenomenon. More information about Linux and The Linux Foundation can be found at and

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Posted by on October 23, 2012 in linux


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Windows 8 Review

Windows 8 Review

I had to post this because I was so impressed with windows 8 design.  Ok, I am just kidding.  I really think that the open source community is going to skyrocket in the next few years.  Not sure where Microsoft is going with this G.U.I.  It seems to be a very large step in the wrong direction.  I guess I really like windows 8 after all.

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Posted by on June 25, 2012 in linux


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Study Explains How Retailers Stop Linux From Entering The Market

Tux, the Linux penguin

Tux, the Linux penguin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Portuguese Open Source Business Association (ESOPhas published a white paperPDF which aims to explain the problems laptop manufacturers are facing when trying to introduce systems preloaded with Linux to the market. The report, which is titled “Laptop retail oligopoly: the unnoticed digital divide“, analyses the current laptop market with the help of game theory and concludes that it is “bound to a configuration which is not efficient” and does not benefit consumers.

In another publicationPDF from January, the organisation had detailed the sales failure experienced by an open source software bundle, which included Linux, that was pre-installed on laptops locally built and marketed in Portugal. The failure of Portuguese retailers to supply these laptops led to the second study analysing that behaviour by the market.

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Posted by on May 3, 2012 in linux


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Speech Synthesis & Analysis Software

Speech Synthesis & Analysis Software

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Posted by on April 15, 2012 in linux


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The Linux Power Show

The Linux Power Show


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Posted by on April 6, 2012 in linux


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Microsoft Backdoor Program: Cofee leaks onto the web

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By Alexandra Pullin

Monday, 9 November 2009, 14:18

MICROSOFT’S DIGITAL FORENSICS software has been spotted on a file-sharing site, available for all to download.

Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor (COFEE) is a forensics tool that fits on a USB drive for the police to use in PC forensics.

The software is free to police forces around the world and helps access details about crimes such as identity theft, online fraud, child pornography and illegal filesharing before criminals can wipe the information.

It’s reportedly illegal for unauthorised people to download and use the software.

According to the Vole it takes the average bobbie “with even minimal computer experience” less than ten minutes to master the program.

“This enables the officer to take advantage of the same common digital forensics tools used by experts to gather important volatile evidence, while doing little more than simply inserting a USB device into the computer,” said Microsoft.

The Vole and police are worried that cyber criminals could analyse COFEE and write code that would identify and intercept it, securely wiping incriminating data from their hard drives.

COFEE requires Windows XP but it does have some Windows Vista support. According to company insiders, Microsoft is developing a new version of COFEE that will be released next year for Windows Vista and Windows 7. µ



Posted by on February 2, 2010 in linux


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Mandriva fast install of kde and gnome

Mandriva fast install of kde and gnome



After going to to add Official Mandriva distribution medias following the instructions there on that website. Log into root on your shell use the su command and type in root password type the following command in for a fast install kde and gnome.

urpmi task-kde

to install gnome type in

urpmi task-gnome

More info on urpmi

Full insructions on how to install mandriva 2008.1 are avalible at

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Posted by on June 28, 2008 in linux


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Mandriva slow internet speed bug fix 2008.0 2008.1

Updated 10-19-2008

Slow internet speed for Mandriva 2009.0 2008.1 2008.0

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This could be a major speed problem if you just installed mandriva 2008.0 or 2008.1 or 2009.0 and you are using a router that is running ipv4. Mandriva default on 2008.0, 2008.1, and 2009.0 is defaulted as ipv6. In that case you probably need to modify the following files for faster Internet surfing. Modification of these files will at least double your Internet speed, unless you are using a ipv6 router.

Slow internet response (particularly web browsing)

See also Bug #27070. There is a known problem with all Linux distributions that enable IPv6 networking (the new standard for network addresses which uses a longer, hexadecimal address format to provide a much larger number of possible addresses. The old standard is IPv4, which gives the four-groups-of-three-digits decimal address format most people are familiar with, e.g. Some systems and networks do not cope well if your system has IPv6 networking enabled. If you experience sluggish response on the Internet – especially when browsing web sites – and cannot find the cause, you should try disabling IPv6. To do this, edit the file /etc/modprobe.conf, add the following line, and reboot:

install ipv6 /bin/true

See also
Bug #27073.
If this does not resolve the problem, there is another possibility.
Most Linux distributions, including Mandriva, enable a kernel feature
called TCP window scaling. This is useful for increasing the speed of
transfers over very high bandwidth connections. However, a change was
made in the default values for TCP window scaling in kernel 2.6.17,
which seems to cause very slow network performance for some users
with some internet sites. To see if TCP window scaling is the
problem, you can disable it with this command:

-w net.ipv4.tcp_window_scaling=0

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Posted by on June 25, 2008 in linux


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“EVOLUTION” – Linux Commercial

“EVOLUTION” – Linux Commercial

Another Linux commercial

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Posted by on March 14, 2008 in Uncategorized


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