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Portable Ubuntu

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gusvanhorn.blogspot: Last week, I made note of one of the more intriguing software packages I have come across in a long time: Portable Ubuntu.

The Operating System Carousel

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linuxcritic.wordpress: I have currently only one laptop. It’s my several-years-old Toshiba Satellite A75-S2112. I’ve been inclined to wipe my old Toshiba with a lot more frequency than is “normal” for me so that I can give various other Linux distros a try.

TestDrive Downloads And Runs The Latest Ubuntu Snapshot

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webupd8.org: TestDrive is an Ubuntu application that is especially designed for non-technical users to easily download and run the latest Ubuntu development snapshop in a virtual machine.

Answering a Friend About Ubuntu on a Netbook

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blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: Thinking of installing Ubuntu on a Netbook we're going to buy as I've heard it's pretty lightweight in comparison to Windows 7. What are your thoughts on this in general? Also, it is free right?

Ubuntu 9.10 on Dell Latitude D820 Laptop

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openfarmtech.org: The PowerBook G4 Mac in the house finally quit working. We splurged $300 on a brand new laptop recently. We got a 3 year old Dell Latitude D820 from Craigslist. With 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo, and 1920×1200 screen resolution – that makes for an impressive system with Ubuntu 9.10 installed.

Ubuntu 9.10: Some they giveth some they taketh away

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dedoimedo.com: Since I like this saying so much, I decided to write an entire article revolving around its message. And the focus of the message, once again, the much loved/hated and controversial Ubuntu, the Paris Hilton of the Linux world.

Matt Asay - From Alfresco to Canonical

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news.cnet.com: After more than four years at Alfresco, I have joined Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, as its chief operating officer.

KPackageKit woes

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zekecoma.blogspot: I remember recently trying the latest version of Kubuntu simple because I was getting sick of compiling with Gentoo. Well Kubuntu was fine and dandy. But when it came to install software I had to use the new KPackageKit. What a bloody pain in the arse.

Yahoo Search + Ubuntu = Yahoo Messenger for Linux?

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itlure.com: Rather than bashing the hell out of Canonical for its evil, evil attempt to make more money (SHOCKING, I know!), and given my foolish optimism that Mother Nature threw up on me, I prefer to look at the full half of this whole shenanigan (this word is AWESOME btw) glass thing.

Fedora vs. Ubuntu: Is Either Better?

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earthweb.com: Fedora or Ubuntu? That is a question that Linux users are asking with increasing frequency.

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