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Review: Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

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raiden.net: If you knew about me you would know that for a long long time I boycotted Ubuntu for various reasons that I will not go into. When a friend of mine seriously recommended the latest release called Karmic Koala 9.10 I must admit to be extremely reluctant to try it out. However I gave it a fair chance and was pleasantly surprised but what it offered.

My life with Linux: the daily ups and downs of switching to open source

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pcauthority.com.au: Linux is turning up in everything from netbooks to Dell PCs, but is it actually fit to replace Windows? Stuart Turton spends a week with Linux to find out.

Ubuntu 9.10: A karmic disconnection

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business-standard.com: DSL connectivity issues threaten to keep ‘Karmic Koala’ from becoming the definitive free alternative OS to Windows

Karmic Koala Krashes

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: I've been fairly busy the last few weeks and some of it was because Ubuntu 9.1 served up a unexpected & nasty surprise. It will not load properly on a DELL Dimension 2400 desktop. This particular model is somewhat ancient as computers go BUT it still is a Celeron (P4 class) running at 2.6GHz with 2 GB of RAM.

Software Center, UI Proposal as Requested

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doctormo.wordpress: Eric Pritchett commented on my blog post about a complaint I made against the design of the Ubuntu software center. Eric correctly suggests that the next step would be to actually show a better GUI.

Enabling Compiz Fusion in Ubuntu w/ GeForce

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

Ubuntu 9.10 Live CD and Mandriva One 2010 Compared

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linuxbsdos.com: For this review, however, I’m doing a two-for-one – revewing and comparing two very popular distros. For the reader, I think it makes it very easy (or easier) to evaluate distros.

The yin and yang of Ubuntu 9.10

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cubicgarden.com: So I upgrade my dell XPS laptop to Ubuntu 9.10 pretty soon after the launch of 9.10, and to be honest its been pretty good to me. However I have had a couple of problems.

Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala is really nice

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dedoimedo.com: If you have read my Ubuntu 9.10 review last week, you must have noticed my reaction to the latest Ubuntu release was rather lukewarm. This makes today's Kubuntu review all the more intriguing.

Is Ubuntu broken?

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tech-no-media.com: There seems to be quite a few concerns and complains about recent Ubuntu releases. Are there really that many regressions and instabilities with the latest releases of Ubuntu?

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