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Google Chrome OS and Canonical

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  • Google Chrome OS and Canonical
  • Google Chrome OS: Should Ubuntu and Canonical Worry

What Applications Should be in the Standard Installation?

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blog.ibeentoubuntu: You may have heard that GIMP and F-Spot aren't safe for inclusion in 10.04. 700MB isn't much space to work with Why not question all the applications in Ubuntu, then? What should be in the default installation?

Timed downloads

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For quite some time I've been looking for a tool to download a list of files (stored in a text file) at a certain time and, if possible, shutdown after completion. Unfortunately there is no know Linux-application that can perform these tasks. Then I got the idea to combine the use of Wget with that of a scheduler.

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 9.10

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 9.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Kubuntu 9.10 is derived from Ubuntu 9.10 and uses the KDE desktop instead of the GNOME desktop.

Good karma: an in-depth review of Ubuntu 9.10

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arstechnica.com: Good karma: an in-depth review of Ubuntu 9.10
Ubuntu 9.10, codenamed Karmic Koala, was officially released last month. In this comprehensive review, Ars takes you under the surface for an in-depth look at the new features and major architectural changes.

7 cool applications to improve your Karmic Koala experience

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  • 7 cool applications to improve your Karmic Koala experience
  • Fewer Games To Be Included In Lucid
  • GIMP To Be Removed From Lucid; F-Spot Has Challengers
  • How The X Stack In Ubuntu 10.04 LTS May Look

Head to Head: Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 9.10

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itpro.co.uk: Is there a subject more sensitive for hardcore computer users than the operating system they use? It’s one of those subjects that inspires extreme opinion and zealots will be guaranteed to vent their opinions forcefully, and woe betide anyone who disagrees.

20 Essential Tips Every Ubuntu User Should Know

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maximumpc.com: Diving right into a new OS is daunting, even if it is as polished and stable as Ubuntu. That's OK though, because we're here to help. We've compiled a list of the 20 most important skills that every Ubuntu user should have.

Why Ubuntu release schedules should be changed

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itwire.com: Since the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution kicked off five years ago, it has been churning out release after release every six months.

Add more beauty to Ubuntu 9.10

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  • The Case for Non-Free Firmware By Default
  • DtO: Gotta be parody of Shuttleworth
  • Dell Shows Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Some Love
  • Speed Up Your Ubuntu Downloads By Changing Your Repository
  • Add more beauty to Ubuntu 9.10
  • Bug Fix – Unable to install software packages under Ubuntu 9.10
  • An Amusing Observation
  • How to disable password prompts in Ubuntu
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