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First encounter with Ubuntu 9.04 and conclusion

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technostarry.com: Previously I was using Ubuntu 8.04 and now after the release of 9.04, I thought to give this new version a try. So, I installed this Jaunty Jackalope over my Hardy Heron.

I Clicked A Button

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customdistros.com: There are many people who look upon Ubuntu most unfavorably for one reason or another. I do have to take issue when some Linux “guru” knocks on another distro for being “too easy”.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #146

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #146 for the week June 8th - June 14th, 2009 is available.

Thoughts on Ubuntu Install

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thinking-chair.com: After some partition sleuthing, I finally got Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope installed alongside my Vista installation. Here’s some thoughts:

Goodbye Kubuntu, I’m Staying With Ubuntu

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techexposures.com: I said goodbye to Kubuntu two weeks ago when I replaced my KDE desktop with Gnome and I haven’t looked back. It feels at the same time invigorating and betraying. Like I’ve left a former love for my new fling.

Getting ATI Radeon HD Drivers to work on a Linux laptop - the Saga

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blog.reevestech.net: I never thought I’d be switching to Ubuntu — but I can’t believe how painless this Ubuntu 9.04 install just was.

Ubuntu 9.10 Boot Performance, and Does it Matter?

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workswithu.com: Improving boot time has been a focus of Ubuntu developers in recent releases, with the goal of a ten-second startup set for Ubuntu 10.4. To test progress thus far, I compared boot performance for Ubuntu 8.04, 9.04 and 9.10.

Ubuntu Is Not Our Savior

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linuxtoday.com: The FOSS ecosystem is messy. There are thousands upon thousands of projects, from slapdash learning attempts to high-polished commercially-supported applications. There is redundancy and overlap. All of this splendid chaotic ferment is exactly what makes FOSS so strong.

The Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase Kicks Off

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jonobacon.org: The Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase is an opportunity to bring the best of two great worlds together by showing off high quality Free Culture content in Ubuntu.

Fit-PC2: Ubuntu Desktop In A Tiny Box

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linux.com: I have been working with the Plug Computer for a while now and have first hand experience with the diminutive size of the current crop of nano Linux machines. The latest Compulab Fit-PC2 offering carries on that fine tradition of micro-miniaturization.

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