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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #149

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #149 for the week June 28th - July 4th, 2009 is available.

Cloned Distros: Why Ubuntu Sucks and Should be Banned

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linux.co.nz: To write it down clearly: I don't like clones. There are too many distro's out there as it is. Over the last years I have had many people ask me: I have tried Distro X, Y and Z, can you help me?

A tale of 2 distros, Ubuntu to Fedora

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techmoments.com: Fedora, following Ubuntu, was the next major Linux distribution to rev to a new release. This one is fedora 11. It continues along history of subtle and not so subtle refinements of the distribution.

"Windows 7 is the same as Ubuntu"

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com: Their underlying architectures are quite a bit different, Gnome looks different than the 7 UI, etc., but to an average 17-year-old, there just wasn’t any meaningful difference between the two operating systems.

Beyond Ubuntu: Canonical Pursues New Revenue Streams

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workswithu.com: At first glance, Canonical is an operating system company — built around Ubuntu Linux. But take a closer look at Canonical’s moves during the first half of 2009, and you’ll find the company has increasingly bet its revenue stream on cloud, online and consulting/support services.

Squid Proxy Server On Ubuntu 9.04 Server With DansGuardian, ClamAV, And WPAD

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HowTos

This tutorial will demonstrate how to set up a Squid Proxy server on Ubuntu 9.04 Server with DansGuardian (for content filtering) and ClamAV (for Virus scanning); in addition, we will set up Web Proxy AutoDetection (WPAD) through DHCP (in this case, th

Why Ubuntu has become the flag bearer for Linux

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techradar.com: It's easy to argue that Ubuntu's success is because there's an unlimited supply of investment from its super-rich parent company, Canonical. But Linux isn't like any ordinary software stack.

Installing Adobe AIR 1.5.1 For Linux On Ubuntu 9.04 (i386)

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HowTos

Adobe AIR is a technology that lets you run Internet applications on the desktop. With AIR you do not need a browser to run such desktop applications. This tutorial explains how you can install Adobe AIR 1.5.1 for Linux on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop and how you can install AIR applications.

Three’s Company: Oracle, Ubuntu and OpenOffice

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workswithu.com: CNet’s Matt Asay beat The VAR Guy to the punch — writing a blog about potential Oracle-Ubuntu Linux synergies. Still, the potential Oracle-Ubuntu partnership gets a little sexier when you throw OpenOffice into the mix. Not even Jack, Janet and Chrissy looked this good together in their prime. Here’s why.

Reinstalling Ubuntu vs Vista

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Ubuntu

profarius.com: I run Ubuntu. I recently upgraded to 9.10 and then decided to drop back to stable. This involves reinstalling. My sister complained about her system being incredibly slow. I decided to reinstall both at the same time to compare the time it takes to do them at the same time.

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