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Ubuntu 'stagnation' is really innovation

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news.cnet.com: Keir Thomas believes that Ubuntu and Mozilla Firefox have forgotten their core values in the rush to popularity. I can't agree.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #131

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The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #131 for the week of February 22nd- February 28th, 2009 is now available.

Install Firefox 3.1 beta 3pre in Ubuntu (from repositories)

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To install Firefox 3.1 beta 3pre in Ubuntu, first you need to add a new repository. To do so, go to System > Administration > Software Sources, to the Third-Party Software tab and add this repository: Full story.

full circle magazine Issue 22

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Another month gone by, so you know what that means! Another issue of FCM. This month, we have:

Jaunty Jackalope: Where's the Beef?

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pcworld.com: I'm getting a little worried about the state of open source on the desktop. Modest strides forward have been made in recent times, bringing open source to entirely new audiences. But there might be the faintest whiff of complacency.

Review: Ubuntu Mobile Edition

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wi-fiplanet.com: The mobile Internet device (MID) space is one of the fastest growing platforms with new concept designs appearing every month. Canonical and Intel have teamed up to sponsor the Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded (UME) project with a goal of providing the infrastructure and necessary components for mobile application development.

Why Linux Users Should Try Ubuntu First

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codingexperiments.com: If I had a penny for every seasoned Linux user whose eyes are currently bulging in anger at this title... Below are some reasons why Ubuntu should generally be the distro that new Linux users try first.

Also: Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 5 Screenshot Tour

I hate Ubuntu

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kev009.com: I hate Ubuntu. I immediately lose respect for anyone who runs it, and especially those who advocate it. Here’s why:

Also: Ubuntu Makes Cloud Strategy a Big Joke

Subtle Improvements In Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 5

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phoronix.com: Due out tomorrow is the fifth alpha release for Ubuntu 9.04 (the Jaunty Jackalope). Ubuntu 9.04 is now in a feature freeze so there isn't much to expect in Jaunty Alpha 5, but there are a few items worth highlighting.

Installing Xen 3.3 With Kernel 2.6.27 On Ubuntu 8.10 (x86_64)

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This tutorial shows how you can install Xen 3.3 on an Ubuntu 8.10 host (dom0). Xen 3.3 is available from the Ubuntu 8.10 repositories, but the Ubuntu 8.10 kernels (2.6.27-x) are domU kernels, i.e., they work for Xen guests (domU), but not for the host (dom0).

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