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Should Shuttleworth Sell Ubuntu?

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  • Canonical: Should Shuttleworth Sell Ubuntu Company?
  • S06E24 – Glengarry Glen Ubuntu
  • Install Google Web Fonts In Ubuntu With TypeCatcher
  • Want to try Ubuntu Touch on your phone? We’re almost there!
  • Rick Spencer: The Big Rocks of August

Will $80,000 from Bloomberg save the Ubuntu Edge

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  • Will a price cut and $80,000 from Bloomberg save the Ubuntu Edge?
  • Ubuntu Edge price drops to $695, promises dual-booting bliss
  • Ubuntu Edge's First Corporate Backer, Bloomberg pledges $80,000
  • Ubuntu Edge campaign reaches half-way point, but funding is nowhere close to goal

My Return to Xubuntu: A Review

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mylinuxrig.com: Poking around Ubuntu, I remembered how much I enjoyed Xubuntu back when I ran it a few years ago. While Xubuntu won’t push out Xfce-related updates as long as it will push the general Ubuntu ones, it felt long-term enough for my purposes.

Top 10 Ubuntu App Downloads for July 2013

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softpedia.com: On August 6, Canonical published the usual top 10 app downloads chart, this time for July 2013, extracted straight from the Ubuntu Software Center.

Solar-Powered Ubuntu Laptop Lasts 10 Hours on a Charge

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laptopmag.com: What if it only took two hours out in the sun supply your laptop with 10 hours of battery life? That’s what the Ubuntu-driven Sol laptop aims to do, according to the folks over at WeWi Telecommunications Inc.

The Performance Penalty Of Xfce/Xubuntu On XMir

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phoronix.com: With there being experimental XMir-based Xubuntu 13.10 images available for the Xfce desktop spin and a request going out for testing, I ran some Phoronix performance tests to compare the XMir performance penalty for 2D and 3D workloads.

Xubuntu XMir ISOs Available

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  • Xubuntu 13.10 XMir ISO Available for Testing
  • Burning Circle Episode 125
  • My Ubuntu Week
  • Counting down to Ubuntu and Debian releases with distro-info
  • Install Conky and Conky Manager in Ubuntu and Mint
  • Meet Sol – The Solar-Powered Ubuntu Laptop
  • In Pictures: Ubuntu Touch starts getting real
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 328

Lubuntu: One Honkin Fast Lean Mean Distro

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linuxadvocates.com: You know, when you look in the Linux parts bin, you see bolt-on guis like KDE, Unity (only Ubuntu), Xfce, LXDE, Enlightenment, Gnome3. And you see a division of packaged Distributions along Gentoo's Emerge, Arch Linux Pacman, Red Hat RPM, and Debian deb package systems (those are the major players). Everything else at Distrowatch is combinations and permutations. That's fine once you've sorted out the chaff.

Ubuntu 13.10 Update Finally Fixes Ugly Nautilus, GNOME 3 Apps

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omgubuntu.co.uk: The appearance of Nautilus, System Settings and several other GNOME 3 applications in Ubuntu 13.10 has been improved in a recent update.

Debian Displaces Ubuntu In Page Hits

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mrpogson.com: Last week, evolution caught up with the Ubuntu juggernaut. After jerking people around with Unity, Wayland, Mir, and generally annoying lovers of Free Software with top-down stuff, Canonical drove more people to take a look at installing Debian GNU/Linux as suggested by the page-hit ratings on Distrowatch. That puts Debian GNU/Linux in #2 after Mint.

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