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Ubuntu Netbook Remix Optimization Guide

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Even though Ubuntu Netbook Remix is already somewhat optimized, I don't like how some things work and also there is room for a lot more optimizations. I would like to share with you these optimizations, all with screen real estate and low power consumption in mind. A part of this article is for EeePC only, but most work on any netbook!

Ubuntizing People

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roaksoax.com: I showed one of my friends Ubuntu working with full Compiz Effects and he was just amazed. After he told me that he was using Ubuntu for quite a few hours, he was setting up all he needed. However, he couldn’t set up three things: Skype, Flash Player, and Music!!

Ubuntu-Based Greenie 6k Screenshots

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beginlinux.wordpress.com: The Greenie Linux 6k CD is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that is focused on Slovak and Czech users but supports English and many other languages as well.

Review – Crunch Bang Linux

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matthewhughes.co.uk: Crunch Bang Linux (also known as #! Linux) is a lightweight distribution aimed at older, underpowered hardware. It is based off the Ubuntu 9.04 Minimal CD and the OpenBox windowing system.

Full Circle Magazine Issue 31 is out and about

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The 31st issue of everybody’s favorite Ubuntu magazine is out! With 9.10 Karmic Koala just about a month old and the next release, Lucid Lynx, already on the horizon and in the news, take a look at what else is going on.

10.04 Good Buddy - Ubuntu Lucid Lynx sighted, gives up the GIMP

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itwire.com: Never one to rest on their laurels, the Ubuntu development team has rolled out the first daily build of next year’s Ubuntu 10.04 release just a few short weeks after Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala hit the Internet. This time around though it is sans The GIMP.

Ubuntu Linux keeps being buggy... will I go back to XP?

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beranger.tumblr.com: Well, I did it once, after years of Linux (registered with the Linux Counter on August 26, 1996). Then I went back to… Ubuntu Jaunty, then I switched to CentOS 5.3 and have built my own extra repository Odiecolon.repo, only to end in Xubuntu Karmic, now being on Ubuntu Karmic.

KDE Gets a Ubuntu One Frontend

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digitizor.com: After all the waiting, KDE finally has Ubuntu One frontend.

The Ubuntu Desktop Consumer Product

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doctormo.wordpress: Is the direction of Ubuntu gearing it’s self for simple consumer grade computing? A clue is in the recent planned removal of Gimp from the Lucid CD.

Why Does Everyone Hate Ubuntu?

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earthweb.com: Ubuntu is probably the most popular Linux distribution ever. According to the 2007 Desktop Linux Survey, over 30% of Linux users run Ubuntu, and, if anything, the numbers have increased since then. Yet this popularity has a flip side. If Ubuntu is the most popular distribution, it is also the most hated.

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Leftovers: Software

  • GTK3 Download Manager `uGet` 2.0 Released
    uGet 2.0 was released recently, bringing support for multi-thread downloading and mirrors for the curl plugin, individual download speed limiting, new settings dialog and more.
  • Drop-Down Terminal `Guake` 0.7.0 Released, Available In PPA
    Guake is a drop-down terminal inspired by computer games consoles such as the one used in Quake, which slides down from the top of the screen when a key is pressed (F12 by default in Guake).
  • 4MPlayer 12.0 Beta Is a Linux Distro Used Just to Play Video Files
    4MPlayer is new interesting Linux distribution that has been built with a single use in mind, to play any kind of video files, including CDs and DVDs, without having to boot an entire distro and its desktop environment.
  • RcppAnnoy 0.0.6
    A few days ago, Erik released a new version of his Annoy library -- a small, fast, and lightweight C++ template header library for approximate nearest neighbours -- which now no longer requires Boost. While I don't mind Boost (actually, quite the opposite), it appears to have been a blocker in getting the Python part of Annoy over to the world of python3.
  • virt-manager 1.2.0 released!
    Today I released virt-manager-1.2.0. You can read the release announcement here...
  • Calligra 2.9.4 Office Suite Released with Multiple Krita Improvements
    After a bogus Calligra 2.9.3 release, the developers of the number one open source office suite for the KDE desktop environment released Calligra 2.9.4, which brings multiple improvements to the popular Krita digital painting software.
  • KDE Applications 15.04 Is Now Available for Kubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)
    On May 4, the Kubuntu developers had the pleasure of informing their users about the immediate availability of the recently announced KDE Applications 15.04 software suite for the Kubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system.
  • Plex Media Server Now Supports PlayStation 4 Audio Transcoding
    The modern and powerful Plex Media Server, a free and cross-platform media server software for GNU/Linux, BSD, OS X, and Microsoft Windows platforms, has been updated recently to version 0.9.12.0.

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