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Ubuntu 8.10 - Comprehensive Review of 10 Main Features

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Ubuntu

blog.taragana.com: Ubuntu, right from its release, has been a very popular open source operating system for Linux lovers around the world. With its new release (Ubuntu 8.10 codenamed Intrepid Ibex) due in just 3 days' time, the hype and speculations are really reaching their heights.

Innovation Week in Africa – Young business innovators are making money with Open Source.

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OSS

opensource.org: All through last week, I spent my time in Ghana at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Center for Excellence in ICT ( AITI-KACE ) in Accra. It has been an incredibly refreshing experience for me, personally, and for the hundreds of students, developers, businesses, bankers and educators that are participating in the forum.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 276

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Editorial: Three versus Four

  • News: Ubuntu unveils Intrepid Ibex, Fedora finalises feature list, Mandriva coordinates worldwide install fest, openSUSE explains beta release process, DesktopBSD moves to KDE 4
  • Released last week: Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r5, PC-BSD 7.0.1
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.10, OpenBSD 4.4
  • New additions: AsteriskNOW
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Ubuntu 7.04 to 8.10 Benchmarks: Is Ubuntu Getting Slower?

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: With the release of Ubuntu 8.10 coming out later this week we decided to use this opportunity to explore how the performance of this desktop Linux operating system has evolved over the past few releases. We performed clean installations of Ubuntu 7.04, Ubuntu 7.10, Ubuntu 8.04, and Ubuntu 8.10 on a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 notebook and used the Phoronix Test Suite to run 35 tests on each release that covered nine different areas of the system.

Battle of the Thumb Drive Linux Systems

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Linux

lifehacker.com: These days, it only takes an increasingly-cheap USB thumb drive and a program like UNetbootin to create a portable Linux desktop you can run on any computer that can boot from a USB port. But check out the list of distributions UNetbootin can download and install—it's huge.

Four layout extensions for OpenOffice.org Writer

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OOo

linux.com: OpenOffice.org Writer is as much a desktop publishing program as a word processor. That fact, however, has yet to have much influence on the extensions created for Writer -- perhaps because most users prefer manual formatting to organizing themselves with page styles, templates, and other elements of document design. Still, extensions for layout are starting to appear.

Would The Internet Exist Without Linux?

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Linux

pcmech.com: The internet as we know it today predominantly runs on Linux. There’s an extremely high probability that the internet connection you’re using right now is connected thru a Linux server - and routed thru many other Linux servers along the way.

The Philosophy and Features of Ubuntu 8.10

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Interviews
Ubuntu

ostatic.com: Last week, I had the pleasure of getting some unique insight into the Ubuntu 8.10 release ("Intrepid Ibex") from Canonical's marketing manager, Gerry Carr. The finalized server and desktop editions of the 8.10 release will be available for download October 30th, and host a variety of new tools and features.

few more odds & ends

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News
  • Ubuntu® 8.10 Press Release Already

  • Ubuntu Linux: 8 Million Users and Growing
  • Ubuntu for Business
  • Speed up your Linux Boot and normal use (openSUSE)
  • GPL Project Watch List for Week of 10/24
  • Open Season is now Open Sources... Episode 1
  • Open-Source Wireless Routing

odds & ends

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News
  • The dark (theme) side of Firefox

  • New feature for game developers coming to Jaunty
  • Lack of interest forces cancellation of Open Standards conference
  • Stable kernel 2.6.27.4
  • Kernel prepatch 2.6.28-rc2
  • Get Your Local TV Listings From The Bash Command Line
  • Preview: Ubuntu/Kubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex”
  • Geek War: Mac vs. PC vs. Linux
  • Deleting whole words on a bash command line
  • SplashTop Security Hole Still Exists
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 9 Episode 7
  • Naples goes Open Source
  • Australians Demand Linux Netbooks
  • Unmask packages in Gentoo
  • Piracy Hurts Open Source Also
  • Linus' Blog: Candyland

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Dell Inspiron Mini 12 First Impressions; The $600 MacBook Air??

  • Ubuntu Hard Drive Logos
  • Five Tips to Prepare for Release Day!
  • Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex - You can Tell Release is Approaching
  • Easy way to install libdvdcss2 and w62codecs for Ubuntu 8.10 AMD-64 bit
  • Ubuntu 8.04
  • Installing Wine in Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
  • The upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10

Basket: Open Source replacement for Microsoft OneNote

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently a client of mine came to me with a request: Find an open source replacement for Microsoft OneNote. I had actually never heard of OneNote, so when he told me what OneNote did I was pretty confident I could find something for the Linux operating system that could do the same things.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #114

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #114 for the week of October 19th - October 25th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: * Ubuntu 8.10 RC released, * Intrepid Release Parties, and * Pre-order Intrepid CDs.

Battle for Wesnoth - Awesome Turn-Based Strategy Game

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Gaming

tuxarena.blogspot: Battle for Wesnoth is one of the most popular and played turn-based strategy (TBS) games on Linux, if not the most popular. It's a free, open-source community-driven project which has done some amazing improvements since its initial release.

My Intrepid Desktop

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Ubuntu

ubuntukids.org/blog: I couldn’t wait any longer so I did a 100% new install of Intrepid yesterday. I decided that is was time for an entirely new install. It takes a lot of faith to wipe out 200GB of data. However, I’m happy to report that my new Intrepid desktop is running beautifully and all my data survived, I hope.

My Firefox 3 experience

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Moz/FF

myviewmytake.wordpress: A few months ago, I wrote an article entitled Opera 9.5–My browser of choice. Since Firefox 3 has been released, I have used it more often than I have used Opera 9.5, mainly due to the way it works with WordPress.

How long until Apple is bigger than Microsoft?

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Mac

blogs.zdnet.com: While Microsoft executives like to talk about Apple as an insignificant company with less than 5% of the worldwide market share of all PCs and servers sold, the Mac maker now has more cash than Microsoft and earns more than half of its profits and over three fourths its revenues.

Features I’d Like to See in Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

internetling.com: There are so many things I’d like to change in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (it is still a great Linux OS), but don’t have the time/knowledge to do. I am very active in promotion, but maybe someone who knows his stuff will read this list of ideas for inspiration.

Dolphin Features for KDE 4.2

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KDE

ppenz.blogspot: The feature freeze for KDE 4.2 starts on the November the 17th. Time again for a summary of the features that made it into Dolphin since KDE 4.1...

Fedora 10 Prepares For Development Freeze

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Linux

phoronix.com: The release date for Fedora 10 (codenamed Cambridge) is less than one month away and as a result this Red Hat distribution will go into a development freeze beginning Tuesday. The new desktop background in Fedora 10 is part of their solar theme. Some of the packages currently in Fedora 10 / Rawhide are GNOME 2.24.1, the Linux 2.6.27 kernel, X Server 1.5.2, OpenOffice.org 3.0, Firefox 3.0, and GIMP 2.6.1.

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