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Ubuntu 9.10: Karmic Koala

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ubuntu.com: Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the Karmic Koala, the newest member of our alliterative menagerie. When you are looking for inspiration beyond the looming Jaunty feature freeze, I hope you’ll think of the Koala, our official mascot for Ubuntu 9.10.

Also: 10 things you did not know about Karmic Koalas

Is Ubuntu Jaunty quick enough to beat Windows 7?

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tectonic.co.za: When Mark Shuttleworth first announced plans for Ubuntu 9.04 his primary objective was to make the operating system boot faster. With a battle with Microsoft’s Windows 7 looming, the speed of startup - and shutdown - of a laptop PC has become a critical battleground.

Does Ubuntu have the “Guts” to beat Apple?

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buntfu.com: Recently I've been thinking about the comments made a while back by Mark Shuttleworth that he wants to push the linux interface to be on par with Apple's Mac OS X. This statement made me relive an old thought that maybe the great Steve Jobs picked the wrong open source guts to put a proprietary GUI on.

HOW TO: Introduce Ubuntu into your workplace

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refresh.co.za: Having worked with the system a bit here and there, and now for a few hours today, I’ve truly seen the power and potential of using an Ubuntu system.

First Look: Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

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workswithu.com: With the April 23 release date getting ever closer, I decided to test Alpha 4 of Ubuntu 9.04 — code-named Jaunty Jackalope – to get a feel for the forthcoming operating system.

Ubuntu ROCKS!

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odysseus-amazed.livejournal: Although I've never been a Linux Operating System convert, I have tried different versions through out the years and generally kept up with the development of the OS.

Ubuntu Training Program Improved Throughout USA

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news.softpedia: One of Ubuntu's strategies for gaining a larger user base is providing quality, comprehensive training for everyone who desires. For that purpose, Canonical has recently included Fast Lane and Bridge Education.

Will Ubuntu 9.04 Be Jauntily Fast?

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phoronix.com: When announcing Ubuntu 9.04, the Jaunty Jackalope, Mark Shuttleworth had hoped to make this next Ubuntu Linux release perform better and to boot "blindingly quick." Well, with Alpha 4 have been released earlier this month, are Canonical developers and the community in the right direction with making Ubuntu 9.04 boot quickly?

Ubuntu partners with HP on Servers

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blogs.computerworld: While HP was slow in supporting Linux on the desktop, HP has long supported Linux on the server. HP currently supports RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), Novell's SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server), Oracle Enterprise Linux and even the community's own Linux, Debian on its server hardware. Now, HP is about to start supporting Ubuntu on its ProLiant server line.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #129

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The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #129 for the week of February 8th- February 14th, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Ubuntu LoCo Teams Meeting, New MOTU’s, Rockin’ LoCo Docs Day, Ubuntu Hug Day, and much more.

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