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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phoronix.com: Last year when Ubuntu 8.10 was released it had shipped with an unpublished ATI Catalyst driver since the proprietary ATI drivers available to the public were not compatible with X Server 1.5.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.

Upgrade Ubuntu Linux to Jaunty Jackalope the super-easy way

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itwire.com: Ubuntu 9.04, Jaunty Jackalope, is being released next month. What does this mean for your existing Ubuntu setup? Fear not, here is the super simple way to go forwards without reformatting, reinstalling or losing data in any way.

Also: Ubuntu 9.04's New Themes

Talking Community With Ubuntu's Jono Bacon

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ostatic.com/blog: This week I had a unique opportunity to talk with Ubuntu's community manager, Jono Bacon. As community manager, Bacon is the Ubuntu community's connection to Canonical.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #133

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ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #133 for the week of March 8th- March 14th, 2009 is now available.

Some personal thoughts about Ubuntu and Linux

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cutebuntu.moonthology.org: Not so surprisingly I’m ex-Windows-user who recently (little less than year ago) switched to Linux, Ubuntu more precisely.

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