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The trouble with Ubuntu Server for beginners

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beep.name: Most people end up in the Linux camp and the Ubuntu Server build feel like a natural winner. After all, Ubuntu desktop is quite impressive so the server edition should deliver the same kind of experience, right? Wrong! Ubuntu’s Server Edition, like many other Linux Server-oriented releases come without a GUI.

Ubuntu 9.04: A Social Event

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workswithu.com: The release of Jaunty Jackalope (Ubuntu 9.04) on April 23 might have been the most celebrated open source operating system release to date — with 110 release parties taking place across the globe. But here’s the twist:

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope feels rushed and premature

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bitburners.com: They could have called it the Rushed Ram or Bugsy Bear, but instead its a fictional creature Jackalope. Ubuntu’s latest tries to bring some innovation to the table, after the intermediate Ibex, but unfortunately it doesn’t feel ready from day one.

Chasing the white whale

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  • Ubuntu 9.04 does not use ext4 by default

  • Canonical Engaging Ubuntu Software Partners
  • Chasing the white whale- “the year of the linux desktop” and “new ubuntu theme”

Yawn: Ubuntu 9.04 More of the same

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  • Ubuntu 9.04: More of the same

  • Shortcuts That Work for Ubuntu 9.04
  • A year with Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu for desktop PCs public library in city of Boom

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osor.eu: The public administration of the city of Boom is using Ubuntu for ten new publicly accessible desktop PCs in its public library. The Boom library is not the only public library in Belgium using this GNU/Linux distribution.

An open letter to Mark Shuttleworth

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tuxradar.com: Dear Mark, there's one thing we think is colossally stupid, and we're hoping you'll give some thought to changing it to something smarter. That thing is Update Manager.

Ubuntu 9.04 Boot Times

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  • Ubuntu 9.04 Boot Times

  • Jaunty boot up times
  • Ubuntu As TV Character Name

Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 hands-on

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tuxradar.com: The arrival of Jaunty Jackalope means that UNR has finally seen an official release, so there are lots of questions that need answering: how is it different from normal Ubuntu? How well does it work on average netbooks? And, most importantly, is it any good?

Ubuntu, Now More Popular than Windows XP

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junauza.com: Ubuntu has finally eclipsed Windows XP in terms of popularity. -- This is according to the most recent data from Google Trends. See graph below:

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