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Has Linux Fallen into a Well?

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daniweb.com/blogs: Does it seem to you that Linux distributions have fallen into to a well or other deep support chasm that defies the space-time continuum? It seems so to me. Linux distributions are lagging behind Windows and Mac in significant ways.

A Tour of the Ubuntu Software Store

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linuxloop.com: About a month ago, Canonical announced plans for an Ubuntu app store, codenamed AppCenter. As expected, the first version has shown up in the Karmic Koala daily builds, now under the name Ubuntu Software Store.

Upgrade To The Latest FFmpeg and x264 in Ubuntu Intrepid and Jaunty

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A while ago I posted some fixed ffmpeg and x264 packages for Ubuntu Jaunty (.deb) but you may want to upgrade to the latest version of ffmpeg and x264 (whichever the latest version is). So this how-to will explain how to install the latest FFmpeg and x264 and then how to always update those packages. Read on!

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #157

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #157 for the week August 23rd - August 29th, 2009 is available.

The Move to Linux - Netbook Remix

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linuxjournal.com: What I want to do is highlight a recent experience that makes me feel good about the Linux installation experience. One of the things I mentioned before is that the Linux desktop is something that is ready for general consumption, either by the private individual or the commercial enterprise, but one of the largest detractors is the installation process.

full circle magazine - issue #28 released

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Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our twenty-eighth issue.

One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 8 Progress Report

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davidsiegel.org: One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 8 came and went last week, and good progress was made:

How Ubuntu’s UUID-centric fstab borked my backup

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dwasifar.com: As of a few days ago, this blog is hosted on an Ubuntu box running Jaunty, Apache, and various mail-related applications. Thursday night, I took it down to add an eSATA port to it and connect an external drive for backup. I went to gparted and attempted to wipe and recreate the partitions on the external drive. It wouldn’t let me do it.

Ubuntu 9.10 are we ready?

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shanefagan.com: I was wondering what effect a release of Ubuntu 9.10 being released at the same time as Windows 7 and Mac “Snow leopard”. First thing we have to ask is are we ready?

Dell Prepares Ubuntu Encore

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workswithu.com: Dell’s Ubuntu Linux strategy has hit a couple of bumps in recent weeks. But The VAR Guy has done some digging and learned that Dell and Canonical are working on a few surprises that could bolster Ubuntu’s presence in PC markets around the globe.

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