trausch.us/blog: “You can have freedom without choice.” That someone could even come up with this one is just amazing to me. The ability to choose is a major part of what freedom—or liberty—is. If you cannot make a choice on a matter, then by definition you do not have freedom in the context of that matter.
omgubuntu.co.uk: April 29th will see the release of new addition to the Ubuntu family. Joining Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu will be a new lightweight version - Lubuntu.
theravingrick.blogspot: As you are probably aware, in Lucid the platform team is working and re-planning in three separate milestones. Last week we passed the first such milestone, Alpha 2. The desktop team then re-planned for the next milestone, Alpha 3.
linuxbsdos.com: On the surface, trying to write a comparative review of Linux Mint 8 (Helena) and Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic koala) would seem like a pointless exercise. After all, Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu. So what’s the point?
Apt-Fast is a script which uses Axel, a command line application which accelerates HTTP/FTP downloads by using multiple sources for one file, and one can use it instead of "apt-get" on Debian based Linux distributions to get an amazing download speed improvement. Yes, it's not an actual Internet connection speed improvement, just some tweaks which make packages download faster with Axel. [Full story]
crn.com: The Ubuntu development community spent much of the last year losing a lot of momentum, as Microsoft gave birth to its Windows 7 operating system and its latest releases of the Linux OS failed to overly impress. It was bound to happen. Ubuntu folks are already in full stride toward the next desktop release.
kmandla.wordpress: After tinkering with the Thinkpad 560e for a while and learning some of the eccentricities of it, I swapped the 64Mb memory stick. With a total of 80Mb to work with, the playing field changes instantaneously.
arstechnica.com: The Ubuntu development community announced today the availability of Ubuntu 10.04 alpha 2, a new prerelease of the next major version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. This alpha is the first Ubuntu release to completely omit HAL, a Linux hardware abstraction layer that is being deprecated in favor of DeviceKit.
- Canonical releases Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2 Has Plymouth
- Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 Benchmarks With Early Fedora 13 Numbers
- Lucid Lynx Alpha 2 Released; Software Center Changes, Fewer Games, and New Applets
- Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 Removes HAL
- New Leader for the Ubuntu Women Project
- Ubuntu primes music service
- Becoming a Geek Super Hero by Evolving from "Thinking Green" to "Acting Green"
- Ubuntu Wants To Know What Closed Source App You Long For
- Is GNOME Going To Duplicate The Efforts From Canonical?
A recent official post on the Ubuntu Forums asks users to complete a survey with the applications they would like to see in upcoming version of Ubuntu: