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Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal review

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  • Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal review - A great surprise
  • Matt Zimmerman leaving Canonical, blog post
  • Unity Just Became More Fun To Use
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Reviewed: This is My Favorite Ubuntu EVER!

Ubuntu 11.04, Unity Released to Mixed Reactions

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linuxjournal.com: Ubuntu 11.04 was released on April 28 with a brand new interface and a couple default application changes. But all the talk is about Unity, that brand new interface. As one might predict, reactions are all over the spectrum.

10 things to love about Ubuntu 11.04

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techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen has done a complete turnaround on his views of Ubuntu 11.04. Here’s a look at how the latest release won him over.

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

Ubuntu 11.04: The ultimate educational desktop?

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  • Ubuntu 11.04: The ultimate educational desktop?
  • Ubuntu 11.04: Too Natty for Its Own Good?
  • Shuttleworth talks Windicators, changes for Unity in Oneiric, and more…

Ubuntu 11.04: Is Natty Narwhal the best Linux desktop ever?

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itworld.com: I said months ago that Ubuntu 11.04 wouldn't be the same old Ubuntu, and boy was I right. With its new Unity interface, Ubuntu doesn't look or act like any other desktop Linux you've ever seen. And, since I've seen almost all of them, I know what I'm talking about!

Three Alternatives To Unity For Ubuntu 11.04

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  • Three Alternatives To Unity For Ubuntu 11.04
  • GNOME Shell and Ubuntu Unity both offer new looks
  • 4 Terribly Easy Steps To Move Away From Unity In Ubuntu 11.04
  • Enable Icons In Menus For Ubuntu 11.04
  • Speak to me
  • use standard gnome bubble notification in ubuntu
  • Manual disk partitioning guide for Ubuntu 11.04

Canonical Introduces 'Ubuntu Friendly' Hardware Validation

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  • Canonical Introduces 'Ubuntu Friendly' Open Hardware Validation Program
  • Install CompizConfig Settings Manager And Enable Desktop Effects Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Linux: A User-Friendly, Desktop Operating System
  • [How to] Run KDE Plasma Widgets in Ubuntu Unity
  • Change Login Screen On Ubuntu 11.04
  • UnityFox: Integrate Firefox With Unity Launcher
  • Top 6 Quicklists for Ubuntu 11.04 to Enhance Unity Launcher

Ubuntu 11.04 review

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  • Ubuntu 11.04 review
  • Fighting with Ubuntu 11.04 (Unity)
  • The Official Ubuntu Book, 5th Edition: Ubuntu-Related Projects
  • Debunking FUD: “Ubuntu restricts you, Ubuntu spies on you”

Natty Narwhal: the First Linux for Newbies?

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pcworld.com: Whenever a new version of an operating system is released, it's common to see a wave of reviews following on its heels, assessing how the software compares with what came before it and weighing its new pros and cons.

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today's leftovers

  • Three months with a Chromebook computer
    Chromebooks have become incredibly popular among some users, as you can see from Amazon's list of bestselling Chromebooks. One user decided to use a Chromebook as his primary computing device for three months, and found that it worked extremely well for him. [...] Debian Linux is known as a distribution that supports lots of different hardware, but now the Debian developers have announced the removal of support for the SPARC hardware architecture.
  • New Target for Mobile App Devs: Plasma Mobile on Linux
  • New Plasma Mobile, New Security Issues
    Jonathan Riddell said the hacking was frustrating at first, but Martin Gräßlin was able to get the system going with Wayland and KWin. Gräßlin said Plasma Mobile is the first product to use Wayland by default and the only reason Wayland is mature enough to be included as a technical preview in upcoming Plasma 5.4. They're confident Android apps will run on it at some point as well.
  • KDE Creates Plasma Mobile, A KDE Based Operating System For Mobile Phones
    As you may know, the KDE developers have created Plasma Phone UI, a Linux based operating based on Ubuntu Touch and Kubuntu Linux. The OS is open-source, has an user-friendly interface and provides a customizable platform for mobile devices. For now, KDE’s mobile OS is just a prototype and can be tested on the LG Nexus 5.
  • GSoC ’15 Post #5: Port Complete – Time for the Real Deal
    With loads of help from people on #kde-devel, we finally managed to complete the KDE Network Filesharing port to KF5. Wasn’t easy, given that this was my first time porting frameworks, but it was real fun. Apart from apol’s blogpost shared in my last post, here’s another post that was immensely helpful to me while porting: Porting a KControl Module to KF5.
  • Gnome Pie 0.6.3 (Circular Application Launcher) Brings New Features And Bug-Fixes
    As you may know, Gnome Pie is a circular application launcher, enabling the users to easily access their favorite apps, which they have added to the pie. For usage information, see this link.
  • Gnome 3.18 Will Include A News Reader App
  • ExLight Distro Brings Enlightenment 0.19.7 and Linux Kernel 4.0 to Ubuntu 15.04
    On July 26, Arne Exton, the creator of numerous distributions of GNU/Linux as well as various Android-x86 Live DVDs, was more than proud to announce the immediate availability for download of a new build for his ExLight Linux distribution.
  • OpenSUSE Leap 42 Will Be An OpenSUSE Flavor For The Users That Need A Stable System
  • Very slow ssh logins on Fedora 22
    I’ve recently set up a Fedora 22 firewall/router at home (more on that later) and I noticed that remote ssh logins were extremely slow. In addition, sudo commands seemed to stall out for the same amount of time (about 25-30 seconds).
  • Debian Dropping SPARC Support
    While Debian supports many CPU architectures, it's working to remove support for the Sun/Oracle SPARC architecture. As of this weekend, Debian has dropped SPARC from their unstable, experimental, and jessie-updates archives.
  • Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 Update Brings Double Battery Life On Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition
  • Ubuntu Phone Gets Blasted In Reviews This Week
  • 3.5-inch SBC runs Yocto on Braswell and 6 Watts
    Aaeon’s Yocto Linux ready, 3.5-inch “GENE-BSW5″ SBC offers Intel Braswell CPUs, dual GbE ports, six serial ports, and mini-PCIe, SATA, and mSATA expansion.
  • Not Learning Unix is a Mistake
    It has occurred to me that not learning Unix is a grave mistake. My relatively early exposure to Unix was important. I may not have appreciated Linux as much or even at all if I hadn't had that ability to experiment at home with Xenix. Learning about Unix develops new mental muscles like playing a musical instrument or learning a new language. But learning these new processes becomes more difficult with age. To me the exact technical details are less important. It does not really matter if you are a Linux user or if you use one of the BSDs or even something more exotic like Plan 9. The important thing is you can learn new concepts from what I will broadly refer to as the Unix/Internet Community.
  • Mmm, what's that smell, Google+? Yes it's death: Google unhooks 'social network' from YouTube
    Google is no longer forcing Google+ on the world: people will be able to log into YouTube, and other Googley services, without having to create mandatory Google+ profiles. From now on, only those who deliberately sign up for Google+ will create profiles on the ghost town of a social network. Previously, Google harassed users of YouTube, Gmail and so on, to convert their accounts into Google+ accounts, a move obviously designed to boost G+'s sad numbers. It didn't go down very well at all – a lot of folks hated it.
  • Google to block access to unofficial autocomplete API
    Google has decided the autocomplete API it informally offers will no longer be available for “unauthorised” users as of August 10th.

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