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Xubuntu 12.10 review - Very nice

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Ubuntu This spring, something extraordinary happened. I liked Xubuntu. For the first time ever. This autumn, I will see whether the latest release, Quantal Quetzal, when matched to the Xfce desktop, can achieve the same level of nice.

Linux Mint Is A Better Distro Than Ubuntu

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Ubuntu I have been using Ubuntu since 2006 and I always felt that it is one of the easiest to use distro, especially for new Linux users. That was in the past.

Dell ships XPS 13 laptop with Ubuntu

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  • Dell ships lightweight XPS 13 laptop with Ubuntu
  • Dell releases powerful, well-supported Linux Ultrabook
  • HP Pavilion dm1-4310e: Swapping Windows 8 for Linux
  • OLPC cancels XO-3 tablet, downplays need for new hardware
  • Linux in Lilliput

20 Ubuntu Apps For Daily Life

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Ubuntu In this article, I will offer you a roundup of software titles that enable me to make my day a more productive one.

The Cost of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu Can Ubuntu Linux ever pay for itself? The conventional wisdom is that it can't, because no distribution has done so in the past. However, that doesn't stop Canonical, Ubuntu's commercial arm, from trying hard.

Also: Why Cadence Is Canon at Canonical

Ubuntu 12.10's New Features Boost Productivity

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  • How To Use Ubuntu 12.10's New Features To Ramp Up Your Productivity
  • Book Review: Ubuntu Made Easy
  • GNOME Control Center 3.6 Available in PPA for 12.10

10 reasons to choose Ubuntu 12.10 over Windows 8

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Ubuntu The timing of this latest Ubuntu release couldn't be better for Windows users faced with the paradigm-busting Windows 8 and the big decision of whether to take the plunge.

Kubuntu 12.10 review - Improving somewhat

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Ubuntu Kubuntu is almost like Ubuntu, and then not at all. It is amazing how much difference there can be between two operating system releasing sharing so much DNA.

Ubuntu ‘Black Friday’ Bargains

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Ubuntu It’s so-called “Black Friday” today, an annual US event in which adults gather en-mass at retail stores to fight each other for discounted electric whisks, George Foreman grills, and plasma TVs.

Hands On With The Dell ‘Sputnik’ Ubuntu Laptop [Review]

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Ubuntu The Sputnik is Dell’s cleverly code-named latest laptop endeavour. It’s a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook that has a line up of hardware that Dell feels will lure developers away from competing vendors.

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