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Ubuntu could be the operating system with enough pluck and mettle to muscle its way into the commercial Linux desktop space, according to feedback from a recent SearchOpenSource.com inquiry.
You will be happy to know that Ubuntu does iPods, even Nanos. You will also be happy to know that using your iPod on your Ubuntu system is quite easy. All you have to do is plug your iPod into one of your computer's USB ports, after which Ubuntu will automatically mount it and place an iPod icon on your desktop.
Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth has apologised for a faulty patch last week that left thousands of users without a graphical user interface - a particularly acute problem for a distribution that specialises in ease of use.
Like cold fusion or a painless weight-loss plan, a user-friendly version of Linux remains elusive. But developers are getting closer with Ubuntu -- a free, Linux-based operating system that appeared in October 2004 and is winning over waves of converts, including high-profile geeks like Cory Doctorow.
A week ago or so I decided to ditch windowx xp on my machine. I would install one of the many popular Linux distributions floating around on the net and mentioned in distrowatch, a site I always visited for the fun of it.
This morning I got a contract in the email from a lawyer and clicked on it, and MS Word started opening. Sigh. Then, my Mac locked up. After I cycled the power a couple of times, it was essentially a brick. If you’re reading this, I’m moving along OK; this is the first-ever ongoing post not authored on and posted from a Macintosh.
Ubuntu is making some people antsy. Recall that this distro is a clever repackaging of Debian designed to make Linux simpler for the average person to use while still remaining free and fully open source (unlike some other Debian-based consumer distributions such as Linspire or Xandros). What's wrong with that, you say?
As a system administrator, one of your chief tasks is dealing with server security. If your server is connected to the Internet, for security purposes, it's in a war zone. If it's only an internal server, you still need to deal with (accidentally) malicious users, disgruntled employees and the guy in accounting who really wants to read the boss's secretary's e-mail.
Many users of the increasingly popular Ubuntu Linux distribution found themselves on Tuesday thrown back to mid-1990s, when a botched update to the graphical X Window subsystem brought them face-to-face with the command-line terminal.
After a short delay, Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) was released in June. Originally scheduled for mid-April, the developers decided to let the date slip six weeks to allow for concentrated bug fixing and some final polishing.
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When I made the switch to Ubuntu Linux on my desktop computer (that is, if you can call triple-booting Windows XP, Vista, and Ubuntu a "switch"), I was a little worried about finding the applications and tools that would make me as productive working in Ubuntu as I am working on Windows.