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Ubuntu 9.10 Goals And Disappointments

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anotherubuntu.blogspot: There is plenty of stuff to get excited about in the comming release of Ubuntu, Karmic Koala. What has been confirmed is:

Gone Linux (Again)

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mkoby.com: Last month I made a decision. I decided to jump back into Linux. My last journey into Linux was about 3 years ago when I ran it at home for a solid year or so. The Linux world moves a lot faster than it use to so i figured now was a good time to jump back into its waters.

Why is Ubuntu 9.40 (Jaunty) Not LTS?

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ubuntulinuxhelp.com: "Why is Jaunty not an LTS release, shouldn't I just stay with Hardy?" That's a question I received from one of my clients.

Forget Moblin! UNR rocks on the Classmate

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education.zdnet: Last week I fired up the latest beta of Moblin, the open source netbook/MID/nettop operating system originally spearheaded by Intel, but now shepherded by the Linux Foundation.

SIGINT: Ubuntu Privacy Remix

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h-online.com: The Ubuntu Privacy Remix (UPR) project is presenting the second beta version of its live CD, at SIGINT 09, a conference organized in Cologne by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC).

Why Open Bug Tracking Fails

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workswithu.com: Unlike proprietary platforms, Ubuntu allows end users to interact directly with developers through Launchpad. In most situations, however, open bug tracking is a fiasco. Here's why:

Ubuntu AppStore in the workings ?

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stefanoforenza.com: We live in cool times. Everybody’s up creating an AppStore of some kind. Many Open Source supporters have noted again and again, that Linux repositories are pretty much the equivalent of an AppStore.

Aussie prisoners escape lock-in with Ubuntu PCs

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itnews.com.au: The Alexander Maconochie jail in Canberra will this week deploy 30 more Ubuntu Linux-based computers for prisoner use after a successful first phase.

Canonical support

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thehumanjourney.net: Let's introduce a subject that I've rarely seen discussed on planets or forums: Canonical paid-for support. At Oxford Archaeology we have been paying customers for almost a year, and I think it is a good time to look back and see if it was worth it.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #143

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #143 for the weeks May 17th - May 23rd, 2009. is available.

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