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Should you upgrade your Ubuntu - and how?

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dedoimedo.com: Every six months, a new edition of Ubuntu is released and the Update Manager that pops every now and then offers you the choice of upgrading your current version to a newer one. Every six months, Ubuntu users worldwide face a tough choice. Should they keep running their current version or should they upgrade?

My (Updated) Experiences with Ubuntu 9.10

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itnewstoday.com: Ubuntu 9.10 was reviewed right here on this site. At the time, I found that the temporary theme wasn’t the greatest thing that I’ve ever seen, though it was a worthy upgrade to anyone using 9.04. However, since then my experiences with it have changed my view considerably.

NTFS Disk Recovery

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Ubuntu
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Mary, the daughter of a friend is in college: her Windows XP laptop constantly reboots and, we suspect, has a bad hard drive. The system will boot a live CD (Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Desktop), and data on the hard drive can be read. During boot, the live CD identifies disk errors and tries unsuccessfully to repair them.

Ubuntu Yahoo Search Page

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  • Ubuntu Yahoo Search Start Page
  • Yahoo struggles to gain search respect
  • Yahoo executives address "misconception" about search

How We Implemented Linux in Our Ministry

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Ubuntu

gabrielforster.com: Like many other people, our church and, more importantly, our Christian school, ran the Windows operating system on all computers. We had a problem, however, in our licensing. There had to be a responsible alternative. And there was.

OpenOffice BACK In Ubuntu NE After User Outcry

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omgubuntu.co.uk: The community outcry over the removal of OpenOffice from Ubuntu Netbook Edition has seen developers reaching for a rethink over the controversial decision.

Why Mint over Ubuntu

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Linux
Ubuntu

jeffhoogland.blogspot: I've been an Ubuntu fan for some time now. No matter which distro I tried, I always found it lacked some feature or another and I eventually made my way back to Ubuntu. Then I found Mint.

Ubuntu and Multimedia Patents: An Introduction

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workswithu.com: If you’re like me, you don’t put much thought into where your multimedia codecs come from: you run a quick “apt-get install gstreamer-plugins-ugly” on new installs and move on to more important things. But not everyone’s like me, and as Ubuntu moves increasingly into government and the workplace, patent and licensing issues are becoming more and more important for many Ubuntu users.

Five Brilliant Ubuntu-based Distros You Never Knew Existed

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linux-mag.com: The major derivatives of Ubuntu are well known, but what about the others? Just because they aren’t as popular doesn’t mean they don’t have something to offer! We introduce five of the least known, yet simply outstanding distributions.

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