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Thoughts on the Unity Desktop

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Ubuntu's 11.04 release is now on the horizon and unless you have been living under a rock then you know that their big change is going to be the move to the Unity desktop. Personally I found this move to be odd.

Not Loch Ness, But An Ubuntu Sighting in Scotland

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thevarguy.com: I just returned from a trip to the Scottish Highlands in search of the Loch Ness Monster and the Bonnie Prince. While I’m sad to report that both remain elusive, I did spot Ubuntu in use by a small business where I least expected it.

No Ubuntu Default Extras Install

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linuxjournal.com: The Ubuntu Technical Board has voted not to install the non-free extras package by default during a standard Ubuntu Install. This an option that, if selected, installs proprietary software including hardware drivers, media codecs and the Flash player.

Kubuntu, for better or worse

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kmandla.wordpress: My two days with the Kubuntu 11.04 beta have been a mixed bag, with some trivialities that needed addressed, but mostly positive experiences.

Ubuntu's Unity in 11.04 - Not All That Bad

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all-things-linux.blogspot: With all the upheaval around Unity and Gnome Shell and not having used Ubuntu since 'Breezy Badger' (that was 5.10) I thought I take a fresh look at the upcoming version and the new desktop. Well, it's not that bad.

The other *buntus

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kmandla.wordpress: Guilty as charged, I generalize too much. I sling mud at Ubuntu without taking care not to splatter the other Ubuntus in the process. So I’m going to amend that over the next few days.

Unity vs GNOME 3 – Ubuntu 11.04

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redshirtlinux.com: I tried both of these interfaces when that I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 2. Unity did not stay installed very long. This interface has matured to a stable state however the interface did not appeal to me.

I Can't Use Ubuntu Anymore

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muktware.com: I have been a loyal Ubuntu user (and fan) for almost half a decade. I can no longer continue to use Ubuntu, to be precise Meerkat.

New Look of the Ubuntu 11.04 Server Installer

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  • The New Look of the Ubuntu 11.04 Server Installer!
  • My Kubuntu Natty Opinions

An Ubuntu Adventure:

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  • An Ubuntu Adventure: The DELL Latitude 2120
  • An Arch User Trying Out Kubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu: The Gateway Linux
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