datamation.com: As I came up with the title for this article, I did so fully realizing that many of you will likely groan at the thought of yet another "tis the year of the Linux desktop" article. However unlike other articles, I have actual concrete examples of why I think that it's fair.
manilastandardtoday.com: A STUBBORN streak led me to try installing Ubuntu 12.10 (a.k.a. Quantal Quetzal) on my home PC again, after an anti-climactic failure last week to get past the “Preparing to Install” screen the first time around.
dedoimedo.com: Let the hunting season begin. It's autumn, and we hunt distros. The first beastling on the list is the latest Ubuntu release, with a funny name of Quantal Quetzal, probably because there are only so many animals beginning with a Q.
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arstechnica.com: Since the very first reveal of Windows 8, some critics have called the operating system a fatal move for Microsoft. They call it a blunder so large in its abandonment of Windows' heritage that it has created an opportunity for other operating systems to rise up.
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- An overview of our Secure Boot implementation
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- The Ripple Effect of Windows 8
- Howto GNOME 3 in Ubuntu
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- linux kernel monkey: Help Wanted
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datamation.com: Historically, Windows hasn't been tremendously effective in the area of backwards compatibility. On the flipside, the idea that Windows 8 will drive Windows users to Ubuntu in droves is unlikely.
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- Ubuntu Developers Realize Need For Non-3D Desktop
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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Xubuntu 12.10 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. Xubuntu uses the lightweight XFCE desktop environment.