linuxbsdos.com: On the surface, trying to write a comparative review of Linux Mint 8 (Helena) and Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic koala) would seem like a pointless exercise. After all, Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu. So what’s the point?
Apt-Fast is a script which uses Axel, a command line application which accelerates HTTP/FTP downloads by using multiple sources for one file, and one can use it instead of "apt-get" on Debian based Linux distributions to get an amazing download speed improvement. Yes, it's not an actual Internet connection speed improvement, just some tweaks which make packages download faster with Axel. [Full story]
crn.com: The Ubuntu development community spent much of the last year losing a lot of momentum, as Microsoft gave birth to its Windows 7 operating system and its latest releases of the Linux OS failed to overly impress. It was bound to happen. Ubuntu folks are already in full stride toward the next desktop release.
kmandla.wordpress: After tinkering with the Thinkpad 560e for a while and learning some of the eccentricities of it, I swapped the 64Mb memory stick. With a total of 80Mb to work with, the playing field changes instantaneously.
arstechnica.com: The Ubuntu development community announced today the availability of Ubuntu 10.04 alpha 2, a new prerelease of the next major version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. This alpha is the first Ubuntu release to completely omit HAL, a Linux hardware abstraction layer that is being deprecated in favor of DeviceKit.
- Canonical releases Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2 Has Plymouth
- Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 Benchmarks With Early Fedora 13 Numbers
- Lucid Lynx Alpha 2 Released; Software Center Changes, Fewer Games, and New Applets
- Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 Removes HAL
- New Leader for the Ubuntu Women Project
- Ubuntu primes music service
- Becoming a Geek Super Hero by Evolving from "Thinking Green" to "Acting Green"
- Ubuntu Wants To Know What Closed Source App You Long For
- Is GNOME Going To Duplicate The Efforts From Canonical?
A recent official post on the Ubuntu Forums asks users to complete a survey with the applications they would like to see in upcoming version of Ubuntu:
workswithu.com: I just finished configuring a Vista laptop for my brother, who needs to run some Windows-only applications for college. Whenever I find myself compelled to deal with proprietary operating systems, I’m reminded why I use Ubuntu.
nixternal.com: To go along with the spirit of most big things in the United States, Ubuntu Chicago is filing Chapter 13. Ubuntu Chicago isn’t going anywhere, it is just going to restructure itself to become a much more efficient LoCo team.
blogs.zdnet.com: This past 48 hours has been an eye opening time of which I plunged myself into an entirely open-source environment head first, with no prior experience.