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How To Install VMware Server 1.0.x On Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
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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.

Pushing Prism on Ubuntu

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Moz/FF
Ubuntu

workswithu.com: One of Ubuntu’s most useful but rarely discussed features is one-click installation of a variety of popular webapps via Mozilla’s Prism. Here’s a look at what Prism can do in Ubuntu.

So a Man Walks Into a Bar and Asks for an Ubuntu on the Rocks

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Hardware
Ubuntu

ibeentoubuntu.com: She was checking out laptop bags, and my attention went to the Acer display just outside the bag store. To my shock, there was a low-end laptop (about USD400) with a localized version of Ubuntu on the computer.

The Future Of Ubuntu Software Center

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Software Center (initially Ubuntu Software Store) was released with Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala and it currently has only a few of the features it was designed for, being just stage 1 out of 4.

Why do I use Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

scottnesbitt.net: Because it works. Yes, it’s that simple. Because. It. Works. Case in point:

Lucid Alpha 1 – Fewer Games, Installer Changes, Impatient Friendly

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha 1 was released late last week and although very little cosmetically has changed, we’ve pointed out the obvious changes below.

Why I Use Ubuntu

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diffperspective.wordpress: A former student of mine noticed that my laptop looked different. Well, maybe not the laptop itself, but the user interface. She immediately inquired how I “did that” while she pointed at the screen of my Thinkpad.

Netbook screen too small? Not for this Linux software

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Ubuntu

blog.syracuse.com: I love my little “netbook” laptop computer, barely the size of a small hardcover book. But running programs on it turned out to be more frustrating than I’d imagined. Why not take Windows off my netbook and replace it with Linux, just like I’d done with the old laptop?

30 reasons why Ubuntu is here to stay

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ubuntugeek.com: I’ve been using Ubuntu since version 5.04, in 2006. Since then it has only gotten better. Here is why I think Ubuntu excels in many points.

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This ends up being a pain in the neck in the x86 world, but it could be much worse. Way back in 2008 I wrote something about why the Linux kernel reports itself to firmware as "Windows" but refuses to identify itself as Linux. The short version is that "Linux" doesn't actually identify the behaviour of the kernel in a meaningful way. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the kernel can deal with buffers being passed when the spec says it should be a package. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the OS knows how to deal with an HPET. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the OS can reinitialise graphics hardware. Read more