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Pros & Cons of My Ubuntu Install

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So I have spent the last couple of days installing and setting up Ubuntu 6.10 Desktop on my laptop. Some pros found: Installation was easy and quick from the Ubuntu DVD, All of my hardware was detected and drivers were installed with no issues, and The default software packages give me what I need to do most of the time.

Afronaut is skiing to the cutting edge of IT

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MARK Shuttleworth, South Africa’s billionaire Afronaut, is planning to live to 100 — and to have spent all his money by then. He does not see the need to increase his billions “trying to climb some chart” and he is prepared “to spend chunks of it having fun.”

The Perfect Desktop - Part 3: Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft

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With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial is the third in a series of articles where I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

What you should know about switching to Ubuntu from Windows

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Are you ready to take the plunge? It can be hard to decide, particularly if you’re a longtime Windows user. Here’s a truthful look at some of the issues you will be faced with if you decide to switch.

Ubuntu "Feisty Fawn" a step closer

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Ubuntu developers are finalising preparations for the release of the next version -- dubbed Feisty Fawn -- of the popular Linux distribution in mid-April.

Edubuntu: Linux for education

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Edubuntu is the Ubuntu distribution's educational variant. It provides a software platform that allows educators to spend more time teaching with computers and less time managing them. In addition to Linux and the typical productivity software, Edubuntu provides the organisational package SchoolTool and educational programs for children between preschool and high school, with three age groups within this demographic, each with their own relevant settings.

Mint 2.2 for office and home use

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It would be fair to say that I am moderately comfortable with technical change. The folks at the Mint project appear to live to keep people like me happy. Mint has revved three times off it's Ubuntu 6.10 parentage. Most recently is Linux Mint 2.2, codenamed "Bianca".

Ubuntu is not a charity: Shuttleworth

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The Ubuntu GNU/Linux project is not a charity. Rather, founder Mark Shuttleworth says his aim is to build a distribution "which is freely available, showcases the best of free software and is sustainable in its own right." While Shuttleworth will keep funding Ubuntu until it reaches sustainability, he wants the project to reach a point where it does not depend on either him or any other person to pour in money.

Ubuntu - Why it is.

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There's a critique of my recent posts on Ubuntu over on adamw's blog titled "What is it?". I know that most, if not all, the distributions can get similar tasks done. Remember, however, that this is just a personal blog.

What is it about Ubuntu?

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Another of those bizarre raves about Ubuntu. It’s a perfect example of the genre, really. The guy installs the distro, installs some updates, runs Firefox, reboots, and concludes it’s the best thing he’s ever seen.

Why?

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