Posts Tagged ‘Ubuntu’

April 16th, 2008
Dell Finds Success with Ubuntu?

It's coming up on one year since Dell started selling computers that are preinstalled with Ubuntu Linux. Towards the end of last year some stats started rolling in saying that Dell had only sold 40,000 Ubuntu machines, which equates to about 220 units per day. That's not too shabby considering the only form of advertising for the Dell Ubuntu machines is by word of mouth.

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March 31st, 2008
CanSecWest Results: Vista & Mac were both Hacked

We wrote about the CanSecWest conference last week when the hacking contest was on its second day. The second day consisted of stock configurations along with browsers and some mail applications. That's when the MacBook Air laptop was hacked in in about 2 minutes utilizing a Safari vulnerability that Apple has now been notified of.

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March 5th, 2008
Amazon MP3 Downloader Available for Linux

Amazon MP3 has been getting a lot of great reviews for their 100% DRM-free music service that's been offered since September 2007. They actually have a rather large selection of music, and being able to play it on any of your devices without restrictions is a huge plus. And you don't pay any more for music from Amazon than you do on iTunes.

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February 29th, 2008
What Would You Like to See in Ubuntu?

Ubuntu looks as though they have taken a page from Dell's book. The Ubuntu team just launched a new feedback site called Brainstorm which closely resembles the Dell IdeaStorm site that was launched over a year ago. It provides a Digg-like voting interface to figure out what the community would really like to see come out of Ubuntu in the future.

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February 8th, 2008
No New Theme for Ubuntu 8.04

One of the big features that Ubuntu 8.04 was supposed to ship with in April was a completely revamped theme. That was one of the key things that everyone was looking forward to, but it has since been erased off the list.

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December 19th, 2007
Dell Upgrades Ubuntu, Includes DVD Playback

Dell has announced that they are now shipping Ubuntu computers running the latest 7.10 release. On the Dell blog they said that it took so long because they wanted to do extensive testing first, but I would say that it was a rather fast turnaround considering that it was such a big upgrade.

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December 4th, 2007
Ubuntu News Roundup

I've got a lot of news to share about Ubuntu, and instead of doing several different posts about it all I thought it would be better to aggregate the info into one convenient article. Prepare your minds for Ubuntu overload!

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November 8th, 2007
MyFive: Open Source for Dummies

If you haven't seen of, or at least heard of the "Dummies" books, I don't know where you've been living! Ever since the first "For Dummies" book hit the shelves back in 1991, they've been a huge success. At this point they cover nearly any topic possible, focusing on ones that are complex, confusing, or intimidating.

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October 26th, 2007
Full Circle Magazine Issue #6

The independent Full Circle Magazine has just released issue 6 today, and as expected it includes some great tips on the recently released Ubuntu 7.10. More importantly they show you how you can upgrade Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) to Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon).

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October 24th, 2007
CyberNotes: Share a Firefox Profile Between Ubuntu and Windows

One of the new things in Ubuntu 7.10 is the ability to read and write to NTFS formatted drives, which is great for Windows XP and Vista users. What that means is that you can create a Firefox profile in Windows and set it up so that Ubuntu uses the exact same profile.

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October 21st, 2007
How to Enable Compiz Fusion in Ubuntu

Yesterday I went through how you can enable restricted drivers in Ubuntu 7.10, but that was only part of my struggle while trying to get Compiz Fusion turned on. Enabling the advanced graphics should technically have been a piece of cake after getting my 3D-enabled ATI drivers installed on my ATI X1400 graphics card, but that wasn't exactly the case.

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October 20th, 2007
Install and Enable Restricted Drivers in Ubuntu

One of the new things in Ubuntu 7.10 is the one-click enabling of restricted drivers (a.k.a. proprietary drivers). This is important because it will give users the best experience possible, and I've received several inquiries in our Ubuntu 7.10 from people wondering how they are supposed to enable these drivers in Ubuntu.

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October 18th, 2007
Kubuntu 7.10 Review & Screenshots

It's here! Days like today come only twice a year for Ubuntu lovers. I'm talking about the operating system hitting yet another huge milestone, Ubuntu 7.10, which brings features like read/write support for NTFS drives, desktop search, Compiz Fusion, and more! Since we've already reviewed Ubuntu 7.10 back when it was in the Beta stage I thought I would take this time to detail Kubuntu 7.10!

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October 9th, 2007
gPodder – A Full Featured Podcast Client for Linux

We gave gPodder a quick mention a while ago, but it has improved greatly over the last couple of months. Here's a quick rundown of gPodder's most important features.

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September 28th, 2007
Ubuntu 7.10 Review & Screenshots (Beta)

I started off my morning with some Ubuntu 7.10 action since the first Beta had just been released. I downloaded the 688MB ISO image, burned it to CD, and got started immediately with the Live CD.  It took a few minutes for it to boot up, but that's expected since I'm running the operating system off of the CD I burned.

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September 13th, 2007
Mossberg Says Linux Not Ready for Mass Market

Walt Mossberg is a very well respected technology journalist for the Wall Street Journal, and he was recently known for being the one to head up the Steve Jobs & Bill Gates interview. His articles typically revolve around either Windows or Macs, but his readers had been asking him to jump into the Linux side of things.

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August 31st, 2007
Full Circle Magazine Issue #4

It’s that time of the month again! Yep, another issue of the popular Full Circle Magazine has been released, and as always it covers the best of Ubuntu. In this issue they are focusing their attention on Edubuntu, which is a branch off of Ubuntu.

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August 24th, 2007
Court to Pirater: No Linux – You Must Use Windows

All of you Linux fans out there are definitely going to be able to sympathize with this guy. Scott McCausland, a proud Linux user, was convicted of downloading an episode of Star Wars illegally over BitTorrent last year.

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August 8th, 2007
Freespire 2.0 = Ubuntu 7.04 with Proprietary Software & CNR

Freespire 2.0 was just released today, and it brings a lot of great things to the table. For starters it uses Ubuntu 7.04 as its baseline, and was built off of that. So you get the benefits of using Ubuntu, but a lot of the proprietary software, drivers, and codecs since it is created by Freespire!

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July 30th, 2007
How to Install Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu

I received a few emails the other day when I posted about Compiz Fusion in the Full Circle Magazine. People were wondering whether I had successfully setup Compiz Fusion in Ubuntu, and what I had done to do it. Unfortunately the only computer that I have Ubuntu installed on right now has an integrated graphics card, and I haven’t been brave enough to see if Compiz Fusion works on it.

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