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Will 2013 Be the Year of the Ubuntu Desktop?

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Ubuntu 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.

A second go at Ubuntu 12.10

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Ubuntu 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.

Ubuntu 12.10 review - Why so regressive?

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Ubuntu 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.

Absolutely Amazing Ubuntu Alternatives

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  • Absolutely Amazing Ubuntu Alternatives
  • Linux Foundation Sponsors Now Includes Microsoft?
  • Made in Hong Kong: Linux rising in China?
  • Big-time gaming coming to Linux
  • Steam Closed Beta Finally Launches On Linux
  • Mozilla Foundation to Pay $1.5 Million to Settle Up with the IRS
  • HP ponies up bigger bucks for Linux Foundation
  • OLinuXino A13: A tiny open source computer for under $60
  • KDE 'annoys the hell out of' Linus Torvalds
  • Fighting with Spam in Linux
  • The time is right for an open source Ubuntu tablet OS
  • NVIDIA gets a little help from Valve with Drivers
  • Valve Engineer Drew Bliss Explains Why They Favor Linux Over Windows
  • Open Source Ubuntu OS Makes Strides in Emerging Markets

Ubuntu 12.10: Open-Source Radeon vs. AMD Catalyst

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  • Ubuntu 12.10: Open-Source Radeon vs. AMD Catalyst Performance
  • Ubuntu Software Development Kit Announced
  • A review of Ubuntu Made Easy
  • Ubuntu 13.04 To Target The Linux 3.8 Kernel
  • Ubuntu 13.04: Alphas No More, Only One Beta

Windows 8, the post-PC world, and Linux: Microsoft will prevail

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Ubuntu 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.

today's leftovers:

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  • Mark Shuttleworth and the secrecy of Ubuntu
  • Video Editor ‘Lightworks’ Linux Release Limited to Select Few
  • Osmos Arcade Game Added to Steam for Linux Database
  • Ext4 bug - No need to panic
  • Geeky Halloween Pics
  • Precise Puppy - Linux Perfected
  • How to become an rsync power user with Grsync
  • Ubuntu Plans To Stick To "Stable GNOME"
  • Booting into Linux on Windows 8 Secure Boot-equipped hardware
  • Ethiopian kids hack OLPCs in 5 months with zero instruction
  • An overview of our Secure Boot implementation
  • Getting started with UEFI development
  • The Ripple Effect of Windows 8
  • Howto GNOME 3 in Ubuntu
  • Widgets Are Coming To The Unity Desktop
  • BackBox Linux 3 Review
  • linux kernel monkey: Help Wanted
  • Make a game on Raspberry Pi
  • GCC 4.8 Compiler On AMD's Eight-Core Piledriver

Will XP Users Shun Windows 8 in Favor of Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu 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.

Ubuntu 13.04 ‘Ringtail’ Logo Unveiled

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  • Ubuntu 13.04 ‘Ringtail’ Logo Unveiled
  • Ubuntu 11.04 end-of-life reached
  • Privacy in Ubuntu 12.10: Amazon Ads and Data Leaks
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 289
  • Ubuntu Developers Realize Need For Non-3D Desktop
  • Ubuntu 13.04 To Drop Alpha Releases?
  • LibreOffice Quantal features
  • Improving Gaming Performance is a Major Goal for Ubuntu 13.04

The Perfect Desktop - Xubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)

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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.

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Linux/FOSS Events

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