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Why Open Bug Tracking Fails

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workswithu.com: Unlike proprietary platforms, Ubuntu allows end users to interact directly with developers through Launchpad. In most situations, however, open bug tracking is a fiasco. Here's why:

Ubuntu AppStore in the workings ?

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stefanoforenza.com: We live in cool times. Everybody’s up creating an AppStore of some kind. Many Open Source supporters have noted again and again, that Linux repositories are pretty much the equivalent of an AppStore.

Aussie prisoners escape lock-in with Ubuntu PCs

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itnews.com.au: The Alexander Maconochie jail in Canberra will this week deploy 30 more Ubuntu Linux-based computers for prisoner use after a successful first phase.

Canonical support

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thehumanjourney.net: Let's introduce a subject that I've rarely seen discussed on planets or forums: Canonical paid-for support. At Oxford Archaeology we have been paying customers for almost a year, and I think it is a good time to look back and see if it was worth it.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #143

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #143 for the weeks May 17th - May 23rd, 2009. is available.

Dell now offering Studio XPS 13 with Ubuntu

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engadget.com: Dell's been showing Ubuntu lots of love over the past few months, so it's no real shock to see the Linux-based operating system slide on over to Dell's hottest 13-incher.

Ubuntu on the Dell mini 10

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mok0.wordpress: I’m a bit disappointed in the Dell’s build quality. I find the Mini 10 a bit plastic-y too. Apart from that, the Mini 10 has some really nice features.

Download Themes for Your Gnome Desktop with Gnome Art

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Gnome Art is an art website which allows you to download and install various items such as icons, backgrounds, desktop themes, login window theme and gtk engine. This website comes with a very interesting application which is in the Ubuntu repositories. If you want to install it, run this in a terminal: Full story

Some of Known ubuntu 9.04 bugs with workarounds

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ubuntugeek.com: This tutorial will explain some of Known ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) bugs with workarounds.

Microsoft’s out, Linux is in. Ubuntu 9.04, I hear your call…

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geek.com: Since the early part of this decade, there have been some unprecedented advances in the Linux operating system, driven primarily by the advancements of its graphical user interface and long-term benefits seen from the cumulative open-source endeavors.

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