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12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Alpha 1 Released

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ubuntu.com: The 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Alpha 1 milestone image set “is” now released.

Why I Dislike Ubuntu - Reason #37

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zdnet.co.uk: I got burned by Ubuntu again this morning - as if I needed to be reminded why I dislike it so much.

Hands On With The System76 ‘Lemur Ultra’ Ubuntu Laptop

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omgubuntu.co.uk: When it comes to laptops that solely ship Ubuntu as an operating system one of the most well known names is System76.

As a power user, I want to punch you every time I change a setting

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swizec.com: I am a power user. When a piece of software fits me, I use it. Software is a tool. I’m using it to do something. I don’t want to play around with the tools I use, I want to use them.

Can Ubuntu Be What Everyone Would Use?

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  • Can Ubuntu Be What Everyone Would Use?
  • 10 things you should know about Ubuntu Unity
  • Measuring Incoming Contributions
  • Ubuntu Demotes Its Migration Assistant

Precision and purpose: Ubuntu 12.04 and the Unity HUD reviewed

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arstechnica.com: Ubuntu 12.04, codenamed Precise Pangolin, rolled out last month. The new version of the popular Linux distribution brings updated software and new features, including the highly-anticipated Heads-Up Display (HUD) interface.

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin review

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pcadvisor.co.uk: Ubuntu 12.04, also known as Precise Pangolin, is the latest version of the popular desktop Linux distribution, featuring a new Head-Up Display to provide keyboard shortcuts to essential menu items.

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 12.04

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu Studio 12.04 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. Please note that Ubuntu Studio 12.04 uses Xfce as the default desktop environment.

Xubuntu 12.04 review - A most pleasant surprise

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dedoimedo.com: Xubuntu is a community-developed Xfce-flavored version of Ubuntu. It is supposed to be elegant, lightweight and easy to use. Like its fellows Ubuntu and Kubuntu, version 12.04 is a Long-Term Support (LTS) release, so it'd better be good, otherwise, the reputation stain will haunt it for five long years.

Ubuntu Zombies

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unixmen.com: I have the feeling that something isn’t going quite right to our favorite OS. Ubuntu’s growth trend share is superior to the overall Linux growth trend share. The question is why.
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