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Installing KVM Guests With virt-install On Ubuntu 11.10 Server

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Unlike virt-manager, virt-install is a command line tools that allows you to create KVM guests on a headless server. You may ask yourself: "But I can use vmbuilder to do this, why do I need virt-install?" The difference between virt-install and vmbuilder is that vmbuilder is for creating Ubuntu-based guests, whereas virt-install lets you install all kinds of operating systems (e.g. Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD) and distributions in a guest, just like virt-manager. This article shows how you can use it on an Ubuntu 11.10 KVM server.

Mint Tops Charts as Ubuntu Tumbles

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  • Linux Mint Tops Popularity Charts as Ubuntu Tumbles
  • Is Ubuntu Still Your Favorite?
  • Ubuntu sees massive slide in popularity, Mint sprints ahead ... but why?
  • Linux Mint dominates Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu popularity falls as Linux Mint flourishes
  • Ubuntu savaged by rivals infected with fondleslab fever
  • whole bunch more

Mark Shuttleworth Talks 12.04

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth holds a 1 hour Q&A session following each release of Ubuntu. And today was the first chance many have had to ask Mark questions about upcoming changes, plans and more following the release of Ubuntu 11.10.

Ubuntu 11.10 vs. Fedora 16: Boot Speed, Power Consumption

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phoronix.com: In this article is the first of several articles comparing the recently released Fedora 16 to Ubuntu 11.10. This first article is looking at the boot performance and power consumption from several different notebooks when performing clean installs of Fedora Verne and Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot.

Ubuntu Linux losing popularity fast. New Unity interface to blame?

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royal.pingdom.com: Don’t panic Ubuntu fans but your favorite desktop Linux distribution has fallen to fourth place in DistroWatch’s latest ranking.

Ubuntu 11.10 Review

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  • Ubuntu 11.10 Review
  • Ubuntu Linux desktop tips
  • Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and other shells
  • Will Ubuntu PCs in Retail Succeed Where Mail Order Failed?
  • Bacon: The Ubuntu Commons

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 242

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

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mrpogson.com: “There is going to be a crowd that is just too cool to use something that looks really slick and there is nothing we can do for them.”, said Mark Shuttleworth. There are two things wrong with that,

death by a thousand cuts

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inaugust.com: I stopped configuring my UI environment several years ago, opting instead to use the experience that had been designed for me by the fine folks at Ubuntu. Until now.

Virtualization With KVM On Ubuntu 11.10

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This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on an Ubuntu 11.10 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V.

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