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Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) - My Thoughts So Far

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blog.joeb454.com: As I’m sure plenty of you are aware, Ubuntu 9.04 is due to be released in little over a month’s time. Testing is in full swing.

The Zen of Ubuntu

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blogs.zdnet.com: Many Linux users and enthusiasts are said to have a religious devotion to their operating system of choice. But does Linux itself have almost a Zen-like quality? The monks of the White Wind Zen Community would likely say so.

Ubuntu 9.04 Has a Brand New Wallpaper

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softpedia.com: After the new login screen, new themes and the new boot splash theme introduced the other day, Canonical finally updated the old Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) wallpaper with a brand new one.

Also: New wallpapers for Jaunty. Don’t hold your breath.

Interview with Jono Bacon - Ubuntu Community Manager

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linuxquestions.org: This interview with Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon is the first in the LQ Community Manager Interview Series. I'd like to thank Jono for taking the time to do this interview.

One Last Hurrah For USplash: A New Theme

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phoronix.com: Pushed into the Jaunty repository this morning for Ubuntu 9.04 was a new theme for USplash. This Canonical project for providing a splash screen at boot-up on Ubuntu is being replaced by Plymouth.

The different between Ubuntu Desktop, Alternate CD and server CD

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samiux.wordpress: Newbies of Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Edubuntu will be confused by the name of her official released CDs - Desktop Live CD, Alternate CD and Server CD. Why she makes these different CDs?

Unreleased ATI Catalyst Driver Appears In Ubuntu

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phoronix.com: Last year when Ubuntu 8.10 was released it had shipped with an unpublished ATI Catalyst driver since the proprietary ATI drivers available to the public were not compatible with X Server 1.5. Now with Ubuntu 9.04 we have run into a similar situation.

Ubuntu is Linux: Really?

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dgoodmaniii.wordpress: I happened upon a post over at Penguin Pete’s entitled Ubuntu is Not Linux: Pass it On!, and found myself nodding the entire time. Ubuntu is not Linux.

Where Ubuntu Fits Between Apple, Microsoft

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workswithu.com: The past 48 hours have been filled with drama for me. My MacBook Pro died on March 15, forcing me to scramble all of my blogging and business efforts over to a System76’s Pangolin Performance laptop running Ubuntu.

Top 10 Reasons I’ll Never Use Ubuntu

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ubuntuproductivity.com: It’s too inexpensive. In fact, paying is only an option & I don’t feel compelled to pay for it. It’s just not as fun owning an operating system I don’t have to pay for.

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