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Ubuntu Developer Summit report: X.org improvements, driver controversy, and bling

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X.org received a lot of attention and discussion at UDS, which is appropriate for such a desktop-focused distro. Binary drivers were a hot topic at the summit. Ubuntu developers also discussed how to provide a more robust configuration system for X.org, and what to do when problems arise with X.

Edgy pushed me over the edge

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Today I am running a year-old version of Ubuntu Linux. In the world of Ubuntu Linux, where new releases are issued every six months, year-old Breezy is distinctly old.

Why I finally switched to Ubuntu

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My first two months of using Ubuntu were pretty... difficult. Installing Linux on a laptop (for complete beginners) was supposedly a relatively complex task (specially if, like me, you don't like asking questions on forums). So I basically ended up with a pretty buggy installation (less buggy than my Windows partition, even though my laptop is only three months old). But still, other than my original ideological motivations, what could possibly warrant a definitive switch to Ubuntu?

Is Ubuntu set to become non-free?

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Last week at the Ubuntu Developer Summit the release goals for Feisty Fawn—scheduled to appear April 2007—were discussed and drawn up. Ubuntu's next version is aiming for some pretty good features such as a bullet proof X.org and network roaming. There's one change that bothers me to no end though: composite by default.

Jono Bacon: Jokosher bug-fixing update

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I figured it is time for a Jokosher update. As many of you will know, I have been at the Ubuntu Developer Summit for the last week at Mountain View, and I am now in San Francisco at our Allhands company summit. Jokosher really rocked at UDS, and lots of people were interesting in our little project.

Report from the Ubuntu Developer Summit

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Ubuntu developers and other interested parties from all over the world have swarmed to Google's offices in Mountain View this week for the Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) to plan out the next release of Ubuntu.

Customizing Your Ubuntu Linux Desktop

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Linux expert Marcel Gagne shows how to customize your Ubuntu Linux system to make it truly yours — change your background, your colors, your fonts, and anything else you need to create a desktop as individual as you are.

Ubuntu Edgy 6.10 Clean Install Impressions

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After my success upgrading from Ubuntu 6.06 to Edgy 6.10 I decided to reformat my hard drive and try doing a clean install. The whole install process went very smoothly and was an improvement over the Ubuntu 6.06 install.

Jono Bacon: UDS nearly done

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Well, the UDS finishes up tomorrow, and lots has been going on. The spec about unifying resources with Launchpad was very productive, and there was some discussion of it being rolled out for planets and user maps.

How To Compile A Kernel - The Ubuntu Way

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Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on Ubuntu systems. It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from www.kernel.org (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the kernel sources if you need features that are not in there.

Ubuntu maker to distribute Sun's Java

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Canonical will distribute Sun's open-source Glassfish software for running Java on servers with the Ubuntu version of Linux, the companies plan to announce Wednesday.

Jono Bacon: UDS so far

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Well, I have been at the UDS for a few days, and there is lots of stuff going on around many different parts of Ubuntu and the community. Prepare for one of my rather ugly bullet-points-lists-of-ultimate-doom:

Ubuntu Sugar Cookie Recipe

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From the computer geek turned chef and back again comes another cool recipe for edibles in the form of your favorite distro's logo. His instructions are so complete, even I could make some. I would also imagine a little change in the food coloring could produce Kubuntu, Xubuntu, or whatever brand of *buntu you desire cookies. How interesting would that be for your holiday get-togethers?

Scibuntu Installation With Screenshots

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Scibuntu , Ubuntu Linux for scientists and science students. Scibuntu is not just another Linux distribution. It is a script that adds scientific programs and other convinient tools to the plain desktop Ubuntu. I came across this new distro and i want to give it a try and i have dowloaded the script and installed it took long time to install and this is still in alpha state.

Ubuntu Summit: Inside the Googleplex

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I'm at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Mountain View, California in the heart of Silicon Valley -- at the Googleplex. This biannual event is held within a couple of weeks of every Ubuntu release, to plan the features, processes and the development cycle for the next release -- in this case "Feisty" which will become Ubuntu 7.04 when it releases in April next year.

Ubuntu's offical Launch in China

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Mark Shuttleworth was in Beijing last week for Ubuntu’s official China launch. The event was overwhelmingly successful. However, the reason for the success is questionable, was it because Ubuntu, one of the top distros in the world, has really caught on in China, or was it simply because of its greatest benefactor?

XP to Ubuntu

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After about 6 weeks of heavy use, there's nothing that has me wanting to move off Ubuntu. It's remarkably solid and well-designed, and maybe no more than 2 years away from being something anyone could use. Definitely a keeper.

Linux for humans

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As Microsoft gears up to release a new version of Windows Vista, the hype about operating systems is in the air again. For most people, the question is whether to upgrade or not, but if you want to try out a new operating system, check out the latest version of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu Edgy under Parallels Desktop for mac

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As Ubuntu Edgy has not long been released I thought I would see how it runs on parallels desktop for mac. I downloaded the standard .iso and followed pretty much the same instructions as when I installed Ubuntu Dapper.

Installing Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy) on Antiquated Hardware

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I recently promised my son, Justus, that I would set up a laptop for his exclusive use. I have an old Compaq Presario 1200 whose sole purpose is to prevent dust from gathering on a particular shelf in my bedroom. This Presario has about 192MB of RAM, a 10GB hard drive, and an 800Mhz Celeron processor. Sounds like a perfect candidate for Linux to me. I burned the Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy) desktop CD and booted the laptop with it.

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