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Why Mint over Ubuntu

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: I've been an Ubuntu fan for some time now. No matter which distro I tried, I always found it lacked some feature or another and I eventually made my way back to Ubuntu. Then I found Mint.

Ubuntu and Multimedia Patents: An Introduction

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workswithu.com: If you’re like me, you don’t put much thought into where your multimedia codecs come from: you run a quick “apt-get install gstreamer-plugins-ugly” on new installs and move on to more important things. But not everyone’s like me, and as Ubuntu moves increasingly into government and the workplace, patent and licensing issues are becoming more and more important for many Ubuntu users.

Five Brilliant Ubuntu-based Distros You Never Knew Existed

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linux-mag.com: The major derivatives of Ubuntu are well known, but what about the others? Just because they aren’t as popular doesn’t mean they don’t have something to offer! We introduce five of the least known, yet simply outstanding distributions.

An Application Ballot Screen For Ubuntu? Oh Jeez...

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omgubuntu.co.uk: The following idea, proposed on Ubuntu Brainstorm, puts forward the sugeestion that users should be allowed to configure the application set before installation. Sort of like the Windows Browser ballot but for, well, pretty much everything.

What happened Ubuntu? You used to be cool…

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botptr.wordpress.com: These problems with ubuntu are pretty much show stoppers for me. This weekend my plan is to find an OS that will work instead.

Follow-up post to Canonical Microsoft

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theopensourcerer.com: It seems as though I completely failed to make the point I was trying to make. With the question “Is Canonical becoming the new Microsoft?”, I was trying to ask if the overall level of “bad-karma” that is being directed toward Ubuntu/Canonical was potentially making it into the next entity that the world loves to hate?

An Interview With Jono

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Ubuntu

blog.joeb454: I’m about 100% sure that the next person to be interviewed needs no introduction – everybody will have heard of Jono at some point, whether it be from his role within the community, his activity on identi.ca & twitter, or maybe even from Lernid…

Is Canonical Becoming The New Microsoft?

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theopensourcerer.com: I am not trying to incite riots or wars in the halls of residence or corridors of power but Canonical/Ubuntu is starting to catch more “bad karma” than is healthy for it IMHO.

Dell Ubuntu Order Experience

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  • Dell Ubuntu Order Experience
  • 168-hour days at Dell
  • Memo to Dell: Sort Out Your Ubuntu Strategy

How To Set Up MySQL Database Replication With SSL Encryption On Ubuntu 9.10

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HowTos

This tutorial describes how to set up database replication in MySQL using an SSL connection for encryption (to make it impossible for hackers to sniff out passwords and data transferred between the master and slave). MySQL replication allows you to have an exact copy of a database from a master server on another server (slave), and all updates to the database on the master server are immediately replicated to the database on the slave server so that both databases are in sync. This is not a backup policy because an accidentally issued DELETE command will also be carried out on the slave; but replication can help protect against hardware failures.

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