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.
After the success of Ubuntu Dapper Drake 6.06, Mark Shuttleworth's team is back a month later with the first development snapshot (now known as Knot 1) for the upcoming Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft. Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Knot 1 implements the latest GNOME 2.15 development build, and more. We took a look at this latest Ubuntu copy today at Phoronix.
Linux is starting to become more popular in the world today. I am seeing more and more people choose Linux for their servers than Windows. True the price tag of zero might be an influence but Linux offers a different feel to the world of operating systems. On June 1 Ubuntu released the newest version of its Linux distro named Dapper Drake LTS (long term support). For Linux novices like me it is very nice to either run the live CD for a little bit or partition off and install.
Top Ten Reasons to use Ubuntu: Now that I am officially “switched”, I will outline the reasons why Ubuntu rises to the top of other Linux variants available.
Canonical's Ubuntu 6.06 LTS is an excellent Linux-based operating system—so excellent, in fact, that it not only earned eWEEK Labs' Analyst's Choice designation but has also become our clear favorite among Linux desktop distributions.
Instead of doing a preferred clean install as i usually do, while browsing the kubuntu website i noticed it's possible to do an upgrade and it didn't seem complicated and time consuming.
There are millions of Ubuntu reviews swarming the net , so what makes this one different ? Well , it’s written by a complete idiot , who’s worked on Windows most of his life…thats’ ME. In this post I am going to review stuff that an ordinary user might use.
In this introductory article, Dave Sullivan shares how easy it can be to install and use the latest Ubuntu, even for total newbies.
A new book aimed at both new and experienced users of Ubuntu Linux is due out in August. The Official Ubuntu Book, from Prentice Hall ($34.99), covers all the important facets of the popular new Linux distribution, and features a foreword by Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth.
The first video in this pair shows you how to update all the software in your Ubuntu GNU/Linux installation in a single, big gulp. The second video shows you how easy it is to install and remove software with the Synaptic Package Manager.
I recently had a chance to install the latest Kubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) on a desktop computer with a 64-bit Athlon processor. In the article I’ll try to cover the issues I had with this configuration as well as the reasons I have chosen Kubuntu to do the job.
The first thing I'd like to say before I level criticism at Ubuntu is that I adore it and have been running it on my laptop since Hoary beta. It's a fantastic OS and is doing great things. However,...
Xubuntu 6.06 is a derivative from the popular Ubuntu Linux distro that uses the Xfce Window Manager instead of Gnome or KDE. Xfce is a light weight Open Source window manager that is fast and efficient which makes Xubuntu ideal for lower end computers. Or if you want a super fast system try Xubuntu on a newer system like a my Gateway MX6440 Laptop (1.8Ghz Turion64 with a gig of RAM) and you'll be amazed at how fast Linux can run.
Interesed in Linux? Don't have the time to install it on your primary computer? Worried you might delete your Windows partition? We have a perfect solution! A complete PC with Ubuntu Linux preloaded! Perfect as a 2nd or 3rd computer. Ubuntu linux is a great and easy to use Operating System.
I was able to get the Gaming part of the Kubuntu How-to done. Half-Life 2 is really a fun First person shooter. I'll show you how to play it in Linux with a little help from our friends at Transgaming.com. With Half-Life 2 under your belt, how about loading a game that runs native linux code? The Kubuntu How-to continues with loading Quake 4.