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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #182

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is Issue #182 for the week February 21st - February 27th, 2010.

4 New Themes For Lucid

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  • 4 New Themes For Lucid including Homosapien and Sorbet
  • Ubuntu One Music has No Watermarks
  • Ubuntu Lucid Makes Scanning Simple

Carbonate Icon Theme

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ubuntumini.com: I spent time looking for a good icon theme to match my Darkish Human GTK theme, I couldn't find one so I made my own.

Full Circle Magazine Issue 34 is ready

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This month marks the 34th issue of Full Circle, along with the new and improved companion Full Circle Podcast! Now, along with your magazine, you’ve got an extra 40 minutes of auditory Full Circle goodness.

4 Cool New Features in Ubuntu 10.4

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  • Ubuntu 10.4: My first impressions
  • 4 Cool New Features in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx Alpha 3

Confirmed: Ubuntu 10.04 Supports iPhone / iPod Touch Out Of The Box

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Yesterday we wrote about a post on ubuntuforums where a user reported that the latest Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha 3 supports his iPhone 3GS out of the box.

Lubuntu looks familiar! – Hint: Xandros

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  • Lubuntu looks familiar! – Hint: Xandros
  • Kubuntu is awesome!
  • Ubuntu 10.04 to Include Chromium Web Browser

Analysis: Ubuntu 10.04 Keeping Pace, Or More, With Windows 7

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crn.com: The Ubuntu community released Alpha 3 of the next-generation Lucid Lynx version of its desktop OS, and it's becoming increasingly clear that Microsoft will have difficulty putting any daylight between Windows 7 and the free operating system.

Beautify your Ubuntu desktop using the software center

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mybroadband.co.za/blogs: There is nothing wrong with wanting to spruce up your computing environment. Sure there are those who live and breathe more than comfortably in a console environment but if you function in a GUI then appearances can matter.

Ubuntu Music & Backgrounds

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  • 20 Breathtaking Ubuntu Studio Wallpaper Collection
  • Ubuntu One Music Store FAQ
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