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Ubuntu upgrades: do a clean installation or use Update Manager?

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technologytales.com: Part of some recent “fooling” brought on by the investigation of what turned out to be a duff DVD writer was a fresh installation of Ubuntu 8.10 on my main home PC. It might have brought on a certain amount of upheaval but it was nowhere near as severe as that following the same sort of thing with a Windows system.

More Easter Eggs in Ubuntu

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jonathancarter.co.za: Easter time! I’m going to spend the next few days off-line attending some music festivals (KKNK, KoDV, Cokefest, etc). I kept a list of all the easter eggs I’ve gathered in Ubuntu since the last time I blogged about Ubuntu Easter Eggs, enjoy!

Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Review

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dedoimedo.com: Reading about what Ubuntu 9.04 brings, it does not seem like much: the latest Gnome edition, the shortened boot times, some visual polish, new filesystem support, and a few other items. It's exactly this conservatism that makes Ubuntu so appealing. Let's see if Jaunty Jackalope can live up to the promise.

Five reasons to put Ubuntu Linux on your netbook

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roytanck.com: Microsoft pounded itself on the chest last week saying over 96% of netbooks now use Windows. This made me somewhat sad, because I was hoping these little computers could be the break Linux had been waiting for.

5 features of Ubuntu you would like

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2indya.com: There are lots of dissimilarities in Ubuntu and Microsoft WIndows: many of them are disadvantageous while using Ubuntu but still there are many features that you will like in Ubuntu.

The best looking Linux is nearly here - and it's not Ubuntu

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itwire.com: Ubuntu Linux 9.04, otherwise known as Jaunty Jackalope, will be released later this month. Forget Windows 7, this is going to be the hottest operating software release of 2009. Yet, the muddy brown and orange theme doesn't do it for me which is why this time I'm eyeing off something else from Canonical's stable.

Ubuntu 9.04: What’s New for Desktop Users?

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workswithu.com: With Ubuntu 9.04, otherwise known as the Jaunty Jackalope, set to be released in less than three weeks, we begin with a look at the new features that Jaunty brings to traditional desktops.

Revisiting Linux: An Evening With Zombies and Ubuntu Linux 9.04 Beta

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jamesdurham.com: I love Linux. It is a fantastic operating system/platform with ridiculous power and flexibility, and I wish I could use it for all my computer needs. I’ve attempted to do just about everything with it, and try as I might, there are some areas where it just doesn’t fill what I need with my creative work.

Ubuntu's Shuttleworth: Planning to Overtake Apple

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itmanagement.earthweb.com: Last summer, Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of the Ubuntu distribution and of Canonical, Ubuntu's commercial sponsor, challenged the free and open source software (FOSS) to deliver a desktop experience superior to Apple's.

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