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Canonical CEO: Unity was a painful change

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  • Canonical CEO admits Unity was a painful change
  • Ubuntu for Android is all about the cash registers
  • Ubuntu: Community Developer Interview | Boden Matthews
  • seems McDonalds is happy to stick with Jaunty...
  • Introducing Descent|OS: Ubuntu With GNOME 2

10 New Features Added to Ubuntu 12.04

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  • 10 New Features Added to Ubuntu 12.04
  • Canonical: No plans for public cloud
  • Interview with Gema Gomez-Solano

The Perfect Media Server - Ubuntu 11.10

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to install Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and all the programs needed for the perfect media server to download all your media and stream it to your PS3. This setup includes Sabnzbd+ (an Open Source Binary Newsreader written in Python), Sickbeard (a PVR for newsgroup users), Couch Potato (an automatic NZB and torrent downloader), Headphones (automatic music downloader for SABnzbd), and Serviio (a free media server).

Ubuntu: you’re doing it wrong

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  • Ubuntu: you’re doing it wrong
  • Criticism: You’re doing it wrong
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 253

Ubuntu 12.04: Three new features sneak in to make things interesting

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techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen highlights the three features in the next Ubuntu release that he thinks are the most compelling. Are they enough to win over Unity-haters?

Web Browser Grand Prix 9: Chrome 17, Firefox 10, And Ubuntu

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tomshardware.com: Last month, we ran WBGP VIII on a MacBook Air, representing browser performance in a native Mac environment. Today we're returning to the PC. But the cross-platform comparison theme continues with a long-overdue rematch to WBGP 2: The Linux Circuit.

Ubuntu Linux Unveiled for Android Phones

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pcmag.com: For years, tech pundits have speculated about the merging of phones and desktop computers, with Motorola's line of Webtop accessories only the latest in a series of products. Now Canonical has stepped in with what could be the most comprehensive attempt yet:

The New Face of Ubuntu

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linuxinsider.com: Now it looks like Ubuntu will double down on that departure and bring users even further from the typical desktop OS experience. Is this something that will make the OS easier for users to operate, or will it scare away users who think it's too difficult to learn?

Introduction To The Linux Mint Cinnamon Desktop

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This tutorial is supposed to guide the reader through the features of the Cinnamon desktop, Mint's new desktop environment to be used in Linux Mint 13. Cinnamon concentrates on holding on to classic design and functionality in times where Gnome 3 and Unity come up with different innovations to the user interface.

Top 5 Ubuntu pre-installed Laptop companies

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unixmen.com: Latest Ubuntu Certified hardware show that currently there are more than 90 laptops and 8 netbooks that work with Ubuntu 11.10 . While Ubuntu 11.04 has the highest certified laptops(123) and 9 netbooks.

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  • gnome-boxes: Coder’s log
    So another two weeks have passed and it’s time to sum things up and reflect a little on the struggles and accomplishments that have marked this time period, which was quite a bumpy ride compared to the others, but definitely more exciting.
  • GNOME Keysign 0.6
    It’s been a while since I reported on GNOME Keysign. The last few releases have been exciting, because they introduced nice features which I have been waiting long for getting around to implement them.
  • Testing for Usability
    I recently came across a copy of Web Redesign 2.0: Workflow That Works (book, 2005) by Goto and Cotler. The book includes a chapter on "Testing for Usability" which is brief but informative. The authors comment that many websites are redesigned because customers want to add new feature or want to drive more traffic to the website. But they rarely ask the important questions: "How easy is it to use our website?" "How easily can visitors get to the information they want and need?" and "How easily does the website 'lead' visitors to do what you want them to do?" (That last question is interesting for certain markets, for example.)

SUSE Leftovers

  • Newest Tumbleweed snapshot updates KDE Applications
    The latest openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshot has updated KDE Applications in the repositories to version 16.04.3. Snapshot 20160724 had a considerably large amount of package updates for Tumbleweed KDE users, but other updates in the snapshot included updates to kiwi-config-openSUSE, Libzypp to version 16.1.3, yast2-installation to version 3.1.202 and Kernel-firmware to 2016071
  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 22
    openSUSE Conference’16, Hackweek 14 and the various SUSE internal workshops are over. So it’s time for the YaST team to go back to usual three-weeks-long development sprints… and with new sprints come new public reports! With Leap 42.2 in Alpha phase and SLE12-SP2 in Beta phase our focus is on bugs fixing, so we don’t have as much fancy stuff to show in this report. Still, here you are some bits you could find interesting.