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Another Look at Ubuntu 9.04

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workswithu.com: I recently downloaded Ubuntu 9.04 alpha 5, “Jaunty Jackalope,” to see for myself what’s in the works for the next release of Ubuntu, set to come out in stable form on April 23. Following are some observations, with screenshots.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #132

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The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #132 for the week of March 1st- March 7th, 2009 is now available.

Ubuntu is based on Debian unstable

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mdzlog.wordpress: From time to time, I see someone remark that Ubuntu uses packages from Debian unstable, and that they don’t think this is a very good idea. I would like to explain why we do this and how it works, and hope that this will enable a less one-sided view of the subject.

In defence of Ubuntu against old school hackers

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seemanta.wordpress: I have been using Ubuntu since version 5.04 came out. And let me add, this is the damnest Linux distro out there today !! I was a Debian devotee but after 4 years of Ubuntu, now I am a born-again Ubuntu convert.

Ubuntu: Community for Human beings

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doctormo.wordpress: The ubuntu community is one of the most enjoyable I’ve ever been a part of, it has a much more diverse set of people and ideas than other development communities, but retains a strict sense of community and togetherness.

Also: The ubuntuforums are ::evil::

Putting Open Source to the Mom Test

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linux-magazine.com: I stumbled across Amber's blog by accident today – she's writing a series of posts that document her experience installing and using Linux distros and a variety of open source applications.

Taking Ubuntu 9.04 Out For A Spin

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itnewstoday.com: Earlier this week, I previewed Kubuntu 9.04, so I thought it would be a logical next step to preview Ubuntu 9.04 as well.

Is Ubuntu Loosing Touch With It's Community?

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opensourcereleasefeed.com: I recently saw Gary Vaynerchuk's keynote at FOWA Miami. One of the things he said that really struck a cord with me was that when someone sends you an email to inquire about your product or are looking for advice you should see this as a compliment and should not put off replying for one second.

Ubuntu 9.10 Release Schedule

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softpedia.com: Announced by Mark Shuttleworth, on the 20th of February, Ubuntu 9.10 (codename Karmic Koala) will be released this year on October 29th. Without any further introduction, let's have a look at the release schedule:

Governments: Starting to Vote For Ubuntu Linux?

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workswithu.com: Governments continue to march toward open source. The Dutch government last year committed to use open standards, the French government has deployed Kubuntu desktops to over 1,000 members of parliament and staff, and a few days ago the United Kingdom government announced an Open Source action plan.

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