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A Disturbing Dialog About Ubuntu and Unity, Part 2

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Ubuntu Last week, I wrote about an exchange between Mark Shuttleworth and bug-filer Tal Liron and others. The blog entry has attracted several dozen comments here, plus a number more on Facebook and Google+ and privately. In fact, they're still trickling in, so I thought that some of the thoughts and sentiments expressed deserved some answers, at least in general terms:

Out of Ubuntu’s Bed to Hairy Arch Linux in a Dark Alley

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Ubuntu Now, considering my disillusionment with Ubuntu, I’ve decided to leave it behind for a brief life of experimentation with other fish in the sea. My first thought was to give Arch Linux a whirl.

Ubuntu republic riven by damaging civil wars

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  • Ubuntu republic riven by damaging civil wars
  • System 76 – Ubuntu Linux desktops made to order
  • 10 things to do after installing Ubuntu 11.10

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 11.10)

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This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota. Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV. I will also show how to install SquirrelMail as a webmail interface so that users can read and send emails and change their passwords.


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  • Bansheegeddon
  • Xubuntu, so close, but not quite there
  • Ubuntu 12.04 Developer Summit Summary
  • Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin unveiled
  • Things that I do after installing Ubuntu (with Unity)
  • Ubuntu's Maverick Mobile Move
  • Ubuntu and I – Beauty Isn’t Enough

Ubuntu Should Just Focus on the Desktop

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  • Why Ubuntu Should Just Focus on the Desktop Market
  • Canonical Hiring Chromium Browser Engineers
  • Ubuntu Must Love The Fedora 17 Beefy Miracle
  • Ubuntu Acknowledges Boot Speed Problem
  • Expected Changes in Ubuntu 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Will Recommend 64-bit

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  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Will Recommend 64-bit
  • Ubuntu 11.10 Review
  • Ubuntu Community mourns the loss of André Gondim
  • Dialogs About Ubuntu and Unity
  • Hacking the Unity Shell – An Alternative Apps Lens

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS To Target 750MB Image

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Ubuntu The default ISO size target for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is now 750MB, which rules out burning this Linux distribution to a traditional 700MB CD, but allows for 1GB+ USB flash drives and DVDs.

Is Unity Tearing Ubuntu Apart?

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  • Is Unity tearing Ubuntu Apart?
  • Ubuntu: Power Consumption, KVM, Mozilla, Etc
  • Next Ubuntu sounds good
  • Ubuntu members over time
  • Ubuntu 11.10 review: On the right track
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Makes PCWorld ‘Best of 2011′ List
  • Precisely What Version of GNOME Will Ship in Ubuntu 12.04?
  • A Disturbing Dialog About Ubuntu and Unity
  • Ubuntu & HP’s project Moonshot
  • The Ignored Group of Ubuntu
  • GNOME 2 Absent from Latest Version of Ubuntu Open Source OS
  • A tale of broken love to Kubuntu 11.10
  • User Testing of Unity Reveals Surprising Results
  • Two weeks with Ubuntu: Linux is great, Unity needs work

Adventures In Computing: From OpenSuse To Ubuntu

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Ubuntu New releases of Linux distributions tend to occur more rapidly than new releases of Windows or Mac OS X. New Linux distro releases have the latest versions of the Linux kernel, as well as the most up-to-date versions of useful open-source software programs. In other words, cool stuff.

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