After reading report after report of people using Ubuntu Linux on various flavors of desktop and laptop computers, I've finally decided to give it a try.
What would you do if you'd made £400m in the last tech boom? Relax and take it easy?
Well, for Mark Shuttleworth, the choice was easy, writes Ben King.
One of the more unique features of Kubuntu is that it ships with a replacement for the standard KDE Control Center program, called systemsettings. For the coming Edgy Eft release, Ellen of OpenUsability.org fame has done a card sorting experiment with real users and in the last week I've taken Ellen's changes and implemented them.
I've been using Ubuntu linux for a nearly six months now... As of last month, I've been using it exclusively while at home. This is a small collection of the things I've learned.
Reacting to a recent editorial by Free Software Magazine's Tony Mobily in which Mobily said Ubuntu will bring about Red Hat's demise, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth said undermining Red Hat is not on his agenda.
The purpose of this post is to give folks that have never used Ubuntu (or even Linux) and idea of what Ubuntu is all about. The reason for putting this together is that most of the existing reviews online are exactly that: reviews.
Thanks to Wildbill’s cellphone photo clicking speed, we now can see the first Ubuntu billboard. Ever.
This article will detail how to mold the Ubuntu Gnome desktop into anything you want it to be. Follow along and watch while I take a stock Ubuntu desktop and transform it something really slick!
Also: Why Red Hat will go bust because of Ubuntu
I work in Building 2 on the 4th floor of BEA's Corporate offices. I had moved into a new office, when I noticed a box of CDs on the filing cabinet near my office. They were CDs of Ubuntu.
You know a Linux distribution is becoming popular when it’s mentioned at the Fox News website, and there it was in a June 20 headline, ‘Ubuntu 6.06 Is Current Desktop-Linux Champ’. Of course, the story was courtesy eweek.com, but the fact that Fox cared is significant.
By the time I received the Kubuntu CD, I was very excited and raring to check out what Kubuntu had in store for the Linux users. I found that there is a great level of overlap between Kubuntu and Ubuntu in that the way it boots up is the same for both the distributions.
Ubuntu Linux 6.06 was delayed for several weeks to ensure that it was as good as it could be, then finally released on June 1. This version of Ubuntu was supposed to be "enterprise-ready" as a server and as a desktop, but unless businesses like dealing with multiple hardware issues, a substandard Java environment, and a lack of proprietary Web browser plugins, I can't see how Ubuntu Linux 6.06 is ready for anything except perhaps a patch release.
As a longtime fan of SuSE Linux, I somehow managed to miss the Ubuntu bandwagon. Now I know what I was missing. I recently replaced SuSE 10.1 with Ubuntu 6.06, also known as Dapper Drake, on my main PC in a matter of minutes, and am now enjoying a clean, feature-rich computing environment that is easy to configure and just works.
Mark Shuttleworth, millionaire cosmonaut and self-funded Linux guru, has managed to make his Ubuntu project the Linux distribution of choice in just two years. But now the friendly brown OS with the cute drumming noises faces an awkward journey towards the commercial mainstream.