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Proposed Photo managers for Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu

linuxers.org: All of you would know by now that Ubuntu Devels are planning to remove GIMP as a default program. This has led to a lot of discussions among them about the default photo manager for Ubuntu Lucid that will compensate for it. In this article, we will look into the 3 top competitors F-Spot, Shotwell and Solang.

Too early to declare victory in the netbook war

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Ubuntu

whatpc.co.uk: It really doesn’t matter much whether the world’s netbook owners prefer Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux so why was Microsoft’s Windows communication manager Brandon LeBlanc so excited about his rather dubious sales statistics?

Where does Ubuntu go from here?

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  • Where does Ubuntu go from here?
  • Will Shuttleworth's move affect Edubuntu?
  • Technology Platforms of the Year
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Already Shortens The Boot Time
  • Even Self-Appointed Benevolent Dictators Need a Little Change

Switching to Linux: One man's personal experience

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Linux
Ubuntu

scienceblogs.com/gregladen: Changing operating systems is not a task to be taken lightly. I generally follow the philosophy "if it ain't broke don't fix it." A year ago, however, the family notebook was broken.

First Look at Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 1

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tombuntu.com: During the development of Ubuntu 9.10 I got used to running the development version on my netbook. I like installing updates every few days to see new improvements be added (and don’t depend on my netbook to get work done), so I installed Ubuntu 10.04 “Lucid Lynx” Alpha 1.

Shuttleworth steps down as Ubuntu CEO

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Ubuntu
  • Shuttleworth steps down as Canonical CEO
  • Shuttleworth: My new focus at Canonical
  • Management changes at Canonical

How I switched to Linux

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Linux
Ubuntu

shaakunthala.com: After I got my own computer in 2003 (which had Windows installed by default -- obviously), I wanted to try out Linux. But, I couldn't find any installation media. In 2005 one of my friends opened the door of open source to me. And that was Ubuntu!

Ubuntu's Lucid plans

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mybroadband.co.za: In April Ubuntu Lucid Lynx will be released. We look at what can be expected.

How To Install VMware Server 1.0.x On Ubuntu 9.10

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HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server 1.0.x (1.0.10 at the time of this writing) on an Ubuntu 9.10 desktop system. This is for those who prefer VMware Server 1.0.x over VMware Server 2.

Ubuntu Marketing

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thejungleonline.wordpress: Whilst I was doing my normal morning reading online today I came across and article at PC Plus (here) and started to think about how Ubuntu and Linux could market itself.

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