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Five Ubuntu power tips

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Ubuntu is widely regarded as a distribution that’s geared for Linux beginners, so most Ubuntu tips are aimed at the newbie crowd. Jack Wallen introduces some more sophisticated tricks to enhance your Ubuntu experience.

What is Ubuntu's future plan if the desktop OS is dead?

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ghabuntu.com: "...[T]his shift from local bits to web bits derives in part from the market leaders' inability to get excited about their desktop products anymore."

Stop Apologizing For Linux!

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Marcel Gagné: It seems as though Ubuntu is saying, "Yeah, we know we're half way through the alphabet on these animal-themed releases, but we still haven't quite figured out this 64 bit processor stuff. If you want to play it safe, downgrade to 32 bit or run something other than Linux." No, no, no!

5 things to look forward to in Ubuntu 10.10

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techthrob.com: Maverick Meerkat, the version of Ubuntu slated to be released later this year, brings with it several features and improvements that the Linux community has been eagerly looking forward to. I’ve taken a look at the blueprints for this next release, and picked out a few of the major items that Linux end-users will be interested in.

Speed up your Ubuntu machine boot time

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ghacks.net: Are you desperately searching for ways to finally reach that elusive 10 second boot time? You certainly heard that Ubuntu 10.04 has the capability of doing just that right? It can…but you have to help it along.

How To Make An Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop Resemble A Mac (With Elementary, Docky & Gloobus-Preview)

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This article shows how you can change the appearance of your Ubuntu 10.04 desktop so that it resembles a Mac. This can be achieved with the help of Elementary, Docky, and Gloobus-Preview. Elementary is a project that provides a popular icon set and GTK theme; Docky is an interactive dock (like the one you know from a Mac) that provides easy access to some of the files, folders, and applications on your computer, and more; and Gloobus-Preview is an extension for the Gnome Desktop Environment designed to enable a full screen preview of any kind of file or directory.

How An Old Pentium 4 System Runs With Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10

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phoronix.com: Last October I wrote about running Ubuntu 9.10 with older PC hardware, but over this past weekend I restored an even older Phoronix test system to see how it runs with the most recent Ubuntu 10.04 LTS release and the very latest Ubuntu 10.10 development snapshot in relation to the older Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS.

Ubuntu tweaks I can’t live without

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watirmelon.com: I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04 on my Dell netbook (because the upgrade process didn’t work smoothly) and in doing so I re did some of my Ubuntu tweaks I am used to.

Early Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: There is still three months left until Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" will be officially released along with the Ubuntu Netbook spin and the various other incarnations of this popular Linux distribution, but today we have some initial netbook tests of this next version of Ubuntu Linux.

Farewell to Windows: The Ubuntu Option

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10magazine.asia: Once the realm of hackers and code monkeys, the Ubuntu version of Linux has finally come of age in terms of ease of use.

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