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Vista, Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 boot speed comparison

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Ubuntu Hot on the heals of the final release of the Karmic Koala, we've put together a video montage of 64-bit versions of Microsoft's Vista and Windows 7 operating systems booting alongside Canonical's Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10. Watch all four at once and see which one wins!

Also: TuxRadar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 20

Kubuntu 9.10 Release Adds Plasma Netbook Preview

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Ubuntu KDE-based distribution Kubuntu has released version 9.10 which adds a new variant showcasing the up and coming Plasma Netbook setup.

Ubuntu 9.10 brings karma to the market

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  • Ubuntu 9.10 brings karma to the market
  • Ubuntu 9.10 brings web sync, faster bootup, GNOME 2.28
  • How to remove Mono from Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
  • How To Enable Root (Super) User in Ubuntu
  • Save Bandwidth And Time Downloading Ubuntu 9.10 (zsync)
  • Ubuntu Linux 9.10 'Karmic Koala' Starts Its Climb
  • Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Desktop Edition Review

And Today, We Party

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  • And Today, We Party
  • Ubuntu Karmic Koala Preview — A Great Fusion with Gnome 2.28
  • Ubuntu's Karmic Koala bares fangs at Windows 7
  • Making of a new Ubuntu Flavor
  • Service management in Ubuntu 9.10
  • 10 Useful Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 9.10: A Worthy (though not perfect) Upgrade
  • Post Your Artwork Submissions And Concepts For Ubuntu 10.04
  • Ubuntu Based Linux Distributions Worth Trying

Ubuntu Koalic Kinkajou 9.10 (Semi)Review

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  • Ubuntu Koalic Kinkajou 9.10 (Semi)Review
  • Ubuntu 9.10: Linux for business
  • Ubuntu 9.10 is the Appetizer; Ubuntu 10.04 is the Meal
  • Preparing for Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)
  • 6 Things to do after installing Ubuntu9.10
  • Kubuntu 9.10 Review
  • Getting Ready – Clean Install or Upgrade From Jaunty?

Ubuntu 9.10: confidence riding high at Canonical

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  • Ubuntu 9.10: confidence riding high at Canonical
  • Visual Tour n’ Tweak Guide To Ubuntu Karmic Netbook Remix
  • Before the cage is opened…

Screenshots: Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

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  • ZDNet Screenshots: Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
  • Meet Francis Lacoste: Canonical Launchpad team
  • Ubuntu 9.10 And Windows 7 - Both Are Pretty Good
  • Great themes for Ubuntu9.10 Karmic koala
  • Download Karmic Nights Theme
  • Ubuntu bug subjects TG Daily hack to wrath of fanbois

Ubuntu 9.10 for desktops heeds user complaints

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  • Ubuntu 9.10 for desktops heeds user complaints
  • Ubuntu 9.10 hates kernel developers?
  • Running Ubuntu 9.10 With Older PC Hardware
  • Yes, Ubuntu can absolutely be the default Windows alternative

Leaked links to Ubuntu koala final

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  • Dear Mr. Shuttleworth, Canonical, and Ubuntu developers
  • Ubuntu Ready for Another Crack at Netbooks
  • Select fastest mirror for your ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) Upgrade
  • An Interview With lisati

It's On! Ubuntu and Microsoft Going to the Mat

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  • It's On! Ubuntu and Microsoft Going to the Mat
  • 10 reasons Ubuntu 9.10 will be a game changer for business
  • Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Overview
  • Ubuntu is still rubbish
  • What's new in ubuntu 9.10
  • Inside a Windows 7 house party
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  • Company of Heroes 2 Might Be Coming Out For Linux
    While last year developers on the Company of Heroes 2 game said a Linux port was unlikely, recent Steam activity indicates that a Linux port is likely in the works. Company of Heroes 2 is a World War II set real-time strategy game developed by Relic Entertainment and sequel to the original Company of Heroes game. The Company of Heroes 2 title is powered by the Essence 3.0 Game Engine, which is proprietary to Relic Entertainment, uses a DirectX renderer, and designed around Windows. Company of Heroes 2 was released last summer for Microsoft Windows and is available on Steam.
  • Metro 2033 Redux Will Hopefully Hit Linux Real Soon
  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth for Linux No Longer Has a Release Date
    Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the next game in the Civilization series developed by Firaxis, no longer has a Linux launch date. When 2K Games and Firaxis announced that the upcoming Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth launch will also include a Linux version, gamers were ecstatic. This was supposed to be the silver bullet for the Linux platform, but it looks like we're going to be skipped.
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth for Mac has been postponed indefinitely
  • SteamOS Beta 133 Released
    Besides the normal security fixes, this release features a newer Linux kernel (no specifics) that boasts more network drivers and better Intel graphics performance. On top of that this release also features the Nvidia 340.32 drivers which fixes some of the white screen bugs when switching between modes.
  • SteamOS Update 133 Has Better Intel Performance, VA-API
    Valve released this morning the 133 update to the SteamOS Alchemist Beta. With this update comes new packages and other updates.
  • Crystal Picnic, A Colourful 2D RPG Released
    Crystal Picnic is a lighthearted and colourful tribute to the classic era of action RPGs! Join a sarcastic gardener and a wannabe knight as they journey across the kingdom chasing after ants who stole magic crystals from the castle. Oh, and did we mention the ants have gone mad because they're EATING those crystals? Yeah, that makes things much more unpredictable! Hours of exploration, mesmerizing platform-style combat, plenty of new friends to meet and loads of wacky enemies to encounter. When you fight chubby birds and ants carrying bazookas, you know you're in for a good time!
  • Metro 2033 Redux Shows Up in the Steam for Linux Database
    Metro 2033 Redux, a remake of the original Metro 2033 FPS released back in 2010, will be getting a Linux release on Steam for Linux. The developers from 4A Games have reworked the original title and they have introduced high resolution textures and new effects. In addition to that, they have reworked a number of gameplay aspects too. All of these have been done to get the game ready for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. They didn't ignored the PC, and Steam users will also be able to enjoy the game in a new coat.
  • Team Fortress 2 Receives Update with Important Balancing Changes

Linux on the desktop isn't dead

At LinuxCon this year, the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, was asked what he wanted for Linux. His response? "The desktop." For years, the call to Linux action was "World Domination." In certain markets, this has happened (think Linux helping to power Android and Chrome OS). On the desktop, however, Linux still has a long, long way to go. Wait... that came out wrong. I don't mean "Linux has a long, long way to go before it's ready for the desktop." What I meant to say is something more akin to "Linux is, in fact, desktop ready... it just hasn't found an inroad to the average consumer desktop." Read more