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The Linux desktop circus

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Linux
Software
Ubuntu

techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen has grown concerned with the state of the Linux desktop. Could there be trouble on the horizon, or is this just a period of growth? Read on and chime in.

Ubuntu-Powered Steampunk Laptop

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Hardware
Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu-Powered Steampunk Laptop Available to Order
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 220
  • 30 Days Ubuntu: Day 12: VPN Success, Finally!
  • Three tools configuring Ubuntu 11.04 Unity Interface
  • 5 Useful Compiz Tweaks for Ubuntu 11.04

Ubuntu breaks from the Linux pack

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networkworld.com: Ubuntu 11.04 (nicknamed Natty Narwhal) marks a decided change in direction for the Linux-based operating system. The biggest change is that Canonical, the organizer of Ubuntu, is replacing the Gnome/KDE desktop environment with a new user interface called Unity.

How Canonical automates Linux package compilation

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Hardware
Ubuntu

hackaday.com: What do you do when it’s time to port the most popular Linux distribution to a completely different architecture? Canonical employee [David Mandalla] works on their ARM development team and recently shared the answer to that question.

Ubuntu Light | Access the web within 7 seconds

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Ubuntu

ubuntumanual.org: Yep it is not a dream, now you can boot your computer in one-third the time it normally takes and connect to web in less than 7 seconds. We are talking about Ubuntu Light here

Install Firefox 5 Beta in Ubuntu from the Firefox Next PPA

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Moz/FF
Ubuntu
HowTos

Not long ago Mozilla changed the release cycle of Firefox, so that major new versions (Firefox 5, 6 and so on) will be released every 2-3 months. Currently, the latest alpha release is Firefox 6 Aurora, while the latest beta development version is Firefox Beta 5, which has made it into the Firefox Next PPA already. Installing this version should be very easy if you follow the next steps.

Kubuntu Natty Narwhal review - KDElicious!

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: Kubuntu comes with a few nifty tricks. The boot menu knows whether you're booting from CD or USB, and you can also configure persistence, which is cool. The live system is well laid out, polished and elegant.

Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), Reviewed In Depth

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Ubuntu

tomshardware.com: Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) has arrived, and we have the scoop on everything you need to know about Canonical's latest Linux, along with the usual review and benchmarks. Is this the change we've been waiting for, or is the Natty Narwhal a fail whale?

30 Day w/ Ubuntu: 8 & 9

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Ubuntu
  • Day 8: Setting Up E-mail in Evolution
  • Day 9: Testing Out Some Twitter Tools

Flash-Aid Add-on - Painless and Proper Flash Installation in Firefox

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Ubuntu

I guess this has been around for some time, however I was not aware of it. I bumped into it in a thread on UbuntuForums, and decided to give it a try.

From the add-on page description, Flash-Aid is a Firefox 4 and 3.5 (and maybe 5 Beta too) add-on which was built to “Remove conflicting flash plugins from Ubuntu/Debian Linux systems, install the appropriate version according to system architecture and apply some tweaks to improve performance and fix common issues.”

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