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Ubuntu 10.04: review

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cafe.softcity.com: I've been using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx for a week now, and I can make a short review of what to expect in the new version of this Linux distribution.

Ubuntu 10.04 delivers

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  • Ubuntu 10.04 delivers usability, strength
  • Ubuntu 10.04 OS has enterprise appeal
  • Manage your Ubuntu One account

Why Use Ubuntu?

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profarius.com: I've been asked why I use Ubuntu a few times. When asked I ask why not. The answers to that are usually different but always follow the lines of, "I use Ubuntu because it works and does what I want it to." The real reason is much deeper than that.

The main problem with Linux: ignorant users

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itwire.com: Yesterday, I discovered one more GNU/Linux user who appears to think that Canonical does owe its users something - reliability - and is prepared to vent about it in public.

Also: Caitlyn Martin's Response

Dear Tech Republic, it’s called FOSS and that’s just how it’s done

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iquaid.org: Jason Hiner, Editor-in-Chief over at Tech Republic, wrote an article where he describes what Canonical and Ubuntu can teach Microsoft, Apple, and others. Ironically, every virtue he praises Ubuntu for are all virtues they gain from practicing the open source way.

Initial impressions of Ubuntu 10.04 beta 2

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dwasifar.com: Beta 2 was released six days ago. I installed it yesterday on a spare drive in my secondary desktop system to check it out. The test hardware is an HP rp5700 Core 2 Duo with 6GB RAM; I installed the 64-bit version of the beta.

From Dapper To Lucid, Four Years Of Ubuntu Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: Now we have our assortment of system benchmarks to publish from the Long-Term Support releases of Ubuntu 6.06.1, Ubuntu 8.04.4, and an Ubuntu 10.04 development snapshot. In this article, we are looking at how Ubuntu's performance has evolved over the past four years.

Caitlyn Martin is a troll

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  • Caitlyn Martin is a troll!
  • Introducing… The Ubuntu Upgrade Wizard
  • Miranda Your Personal Ubuntu File Manager

Kubuntu’s biggest problem: Network Management

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jjesse.wordpress: While networking isn’t sexy and doesn’t get the press that windows button movement does, it absolutely has to work out of the box.

One big thing Ubuntu can teach Microsoft, Apple

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Ubuntu has earned a reputation as the most user-friendly version of Linux on the planet, but I would argue that the secret of success for Canonical is not really about a great UI or an extensive hardware compatibility list.

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