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Ubuntu 9.10 Home Encryption Performance

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phoronix.com: The home encryption feature ended up being disabled in Ubuntu 9.04 unless a special boot parameter was used, but it has now reappeared in Ubuntu 9.10.

Ubuntu Artwork team starts delivering - Four cool themes and two icon sets

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ubuntumanual.org: Ubuntu Artwork team finally starts delivering. Although Ubuntu have been the most popular distro for a pretty long time now, it really need to put in a lot of work on enhancing look and feel. That is all going to change now.

10 great looking Ubuntu wallpapers

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learningubuntu.com: Welcome to the first ever LU wallpaper release! Every month we will list 10 good looking Ubuntu wallpapers for everyone to enjoy and share.

Running Alpha Karmic on The Thinkpad X301

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redmonk.com: Buoyed by the success I reported running Karmic on an antiquated X40 (and this positive report), I decided to take the plunge this past weekend and upgrade – against the recommendations of many, given that a beta is still two weeks away – my production laptop.

Ubuntu Linux - 5 things to stem the tide of Windows 7

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sinaisix.blogspot: Come this October, Windows 7 will go on sale, and this release, I strongly believe will be one of the greatest challenges Linux will ever face. Ubuntu Linux will also make a release within that same time and given the generally positive reviews that Windows 7 has received, it is going to be a very difficult time for Canonical to market Ubuntu.

Cave Dwellers Give Ubuntu Two Thumbs Up

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daniweb.com: A couple of weeks ago, I wrote, "Has Linux Fallen Into a Well?." It was a tale of two brothers, aka The Cave Dwellers, who had too many complaints and angst concerning the Windows XP installation on my wife's old HP DV-5000 laptop. Reinstalling XP didn't do any good the last time I did it, so I decided to give them Ubuntu 9.04 in its place.

One more Linux user, one less Windows support headache

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linuxcritic.wordpress: My Aunt Jean has an older computer for which I have provided support in the past. What kind of support, you ask? You know. Sure you do. Windows XP support. “My computer has been running slower and slower lately, could you take a look at it?” and “Sound stopped working!” and “I think I may have a virus”.

Creature comforts for Ubuntu

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h-online.com: The upcoming version 9.10 of the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, code-named "Karmic Koala", is is approaching its October release.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #159

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #159 for the week September 6th - Septenber 12th, 2009 is available.

Karmic’s Notification Changes

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d0od.blogspot.com: Ubuntu’s notification system will see several improvements and changes for it’s inclusion in Karmic. The most notable and obvious of these is will be its appearance. The large rectangular pop-up’s of Jaunty are replaced with a sleeker smaller bubble.

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