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The Good and Bad of Ubuntu Tweak

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workswithu.com: I’ve long heard good things about Ubuntu Tweak, but never used it myself. With the recent appearance of its 0.5 release, however, I decided to give it a go.

Five More Essential Ubuntu Features

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workswithu.com: A few weeks ago, I wrote about five features that make Ubuntu so much more enjoyable to use than certain less-Free operating systems. So here’s a second list of five things Ubuntu does that I couldn’t live without.

VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 3.1 On A Headless Ubuntu 9.10 Server

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun VirtualBox 3.1 on a headless Ubuntu 9.10 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI.

Lucid Lynx Mascot Wallpaper

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  • Lucid Lynx Mascot Wallpaper
  • Ubuntu Wallpapers through Ubuntu Repos, Awesome

Not All Copyright Assignment is Created Equal

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Ubuntu

ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: In an interview with IT Wire, Mark Shuttleworth argues that all copyright assignment systems are equal, saying further that what Intel, Canonical and other for-profit companies ask for in the process are the same things asked for by Free Software non-profit organizations like the Free Software Foundation.

Yo momma uses Ubuntu

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geekscrap.com: Recently I replaced my mother’s PC, and I thought I could switch her to Linux. She was previously using Windows XP with several Open Source applications. I decided to install Ubuntu 9.10, since it seems that it’s most devoted to non-expert users.

5 reasons why the Ubuntu-Yahoo deal is a win-win affair

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ghabuntu.com: I also had my doubts initially when I heard Ubuntu Lucid would have Yahoo as the default search provider in Firefox. However, upon a second look I have come to believe that the deal is a win-win situation for both Canonical and Ubuntu users.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #178

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is Issue #178 for the week January 24th - January 30th, 2010 and is available here.

Proposed themes for Lucid

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  • 'Homosapien' - Proposed Metacity for Lucid
  • Hanso - A new elegant rich brown hybrid theme
  • Elementary Empathy Theme

full circle magazine Issue 33 is out

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A new month (well, in two days) and a new magazine issue is out. This month, we’ve got: My Story – Ubuntu in Public Education, and Why I Use Linux, Top 5 – Synchronization Clients, and Review – Exaile.

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