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Can Ubuntu revive the netbook segment?

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Ubuntu Netbooks still matter in education, especially K12. They’re cheap (almost to the point of being disposable) and fit well into small hands. They can often last through a school day and generally give students lots of what they need.

Ubuntu Remixes: 4 Of The Best Alternatives to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu Some readers pointed out a few alternatives that aim to take the standard Ubuntu desktop and give it more polish than the original. Today we see what they can offer.

6 Alternative Ubuntu Desktops Worth Trying

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Ubuntu If you use Ubuntu, you're almost certainly heard that the next Ubuntu version--Natty Narwhal, version 11.04--will use the 3D-enabled Unity desktop by default instead, along with the Wayland graphics system. Now that there are already big changes coming down the pike, this is a particularly good time to take a fresh look at all the many free alternatives that are available.

Ubuntu and the Apple point of view

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Ubuntu Last week, there was a meet-up of FOSS enthusiasts. Something very wrong happened during this meet. It wasn't intentional. But I have to clarify the situation.

The Kno Textbook Tablet Preview

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Ubuntu Almost every new tablet that has emerged in the iPad-dominated market has essentially been a direct competitor to the iPad, offering little, if any, basic usability advantages. It is for that reason that the Kno tablet stands out.

Pinguy OS 10.10.1

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Ubuntu I have had mixed feelings about Pinguy OS since I first heard of it. I am really not interested in trying out "Yet Another Ubuntu Derivative" every time one comes along, so my tolerance level for ignoring what I consider "background noise" is set fairly high. With Ubuntu themselves wandering off in some rather strange directions, and some free time over the holidays, I decided to take a look.

Linux for the rest of us?

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Ubuntu Back in the late 1990s, people were touting Linux as the “next big thing.” Think back to 1998 when an internal memo released by Microsoft about the “Linux threat” was leaked to the public. It appeared that Linux might be on the verge of seriously challenging Microsoft’s dominance in the marketplace.

More details emerge on ‘mystery’ Ubuntu tablet

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Ubuntu More information has surfaced on the new Ubuntu-powered tablet device we wrote about last week.

AriOS: Light Interface Lotsa Apps Ubuntu Remaster

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Ubuntu AriOS is the successor of mFatOS, an Ubuntu remaster we talked about a while back. AriOS 2.0 was released today and it's based on Ubuntu 10.10 - the new version tries to replicate Unity but as opposed to Unity, it's customizable thanks to AWM.

Ubuntu update policy change is probably a good thing

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Ubuntu Despite some premature reports on the net, Canonical isn’t moving to a rolling release schedule for Ubuntu. However, the organisation is open to making some changes to the way that some software packages are updated.

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