Posts Tagged ‘Ubuntu’

July 27th, 2007
Full Circle Magazine Issues #2 & #3

I don’t know how, but I missed the release of Full Circle Magazine issue #2 which was available a month ago. So I thought today I would write a combined post that covers issue #2 as well as #3 which was just released.

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July 17th, 2007
Intel Embraces Mobile Linux

Intel sees a bright future in using Linux as a mobile platform because of the small memory and disk footprint it leaves behind. The project initiated by Intel is called Moblin, and some of the sub-projects will be working with the Ubuntu Mobile & Embedded Edition which should be available in October 2007.

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July 11th, 2007
OnTV: TV listings on your GNOME desktop

There are lots of TV listing fetchers out there, but OnTV is certainly different. OnTV is not a stand-alone program. It's a GNOME applet, which means that you can put it anywhere on your GNOME panels. When setting up OnTV, you can choose which channels you want to be shown.

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July 10th, 2007
And now, for something completely different: Linux gaming

One of the major disadvantages of Linux is that it won't let you play most Windows games. On the other hand, lots of great free Linux games have been developed over the last couple of years. Here's a list of some entertaining Linux games I've come across so far.

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June 25th, 2007
Wubi: Making it easy for Windows Users to Install Ubuntu

We’ve seen this Ubuntu installer for Windows before, but now it has new features and a new name: Wubi Beta. It uses no confusing lingo, and even lets you choose a variety of options that similar applications don’t offer:

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June 22nd, 2007
Why Ubuntu was on the Windows Marketplace

The Windows MarketPlace is known as the one-stop shop for all your Windows software and hardware needs. Well, for some people it is but I normally never visit the site myself. They do have a nice list of over 5,000 free applications though, and for a little bit Ubuntu was actually one of the offerings.

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June 15th, 2007
Ubuntu 7.10 to make Multi-Monitor Setup Easier

It was big news when Ubuntu 7.04 was released, and immediately after that milestone work on Ubuntu 7.10 began (codenamed Gutsy Gibbon). This version, slated for release in October 2007, promises to bring many improvements to the user experience by including many more device drivers, improving the codec searching process, and cleaning up the boot-up process.

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June 5th, 2007
Mythbuntu: The Open-Source Media Center Awaits You

Have you been itching to get your hands on a Media Center computer that lets you record all of your shows? Both Vista Home Premium and Vista Ultimate include these capabilities, but you can download Mythbuntu if you’re looking for an open source alternative to put an extra PC to work.

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May 24th, 2007
Dell’s Ubuntu Computers Available; Announces Wal-Mart Partnership

Just the other day we announced that Dell was going to be shipping Ubuntu on three different computer models, and the time is here for you to be the first to own one of those computers. Here is a look at the three computers you have to choose from:

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May 22nd, 2007
Full Circle Magazine for Ubuntu Users

As the Ubuntu community continues to grow quite rapidly, so does the number of resources being made available. If the Ubuntu Forums just isn’t enough for you then checkout the new Full Circle Magazine. It is 100% free and has a lot of awesome content.

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May 21st, 2007
Dell’s Ubuntu Computers Coming Thursday?

I was just catching up on some news over at, and noticed that there is a report that Dell will be making the Ubuntu Operating System available on Thursday (May 24, 2007). Initially they will be throwing in three different models with only one of them being a laptop:

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May 14th, 2007
Microsoft Claims Free Software Violates 235 Patents

Microsoft is throwing their weight around once again, and this time they are going against free and open-source software (FOSS). The 235 patent infringements in question are largely regarding the Linux operating system. They don’t give details as to what the patents cover, but they did break it down a little:

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May 11th, 2007
Ubuntu Studio 7.04 Download…Multimedia Pro’s Rejoice!

For the audio, graphics, and video lovers out there…Ubuntu Studio 7.04 is here! One of the developers, “joejaxx,” posted about the new release to give some insight as to what you can expect after getting Ubuntu Studio up and running:

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May 8th, 2007
Ubuntu on Mobile Devices

As Ubuntu continues to gain popularity there is no doubt that they will be looking for more ways to increase their market share. Just last week it was announced that Dell will be offering PC’s with Ubuntu pre-installed, which is sure to make the operating system very well known. The Ubuntu team wasn’t about to stop there though…

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May 1st, 2007
Mark Shuttleworth’s Video Regarding Ubuntu on Dell Computers

I don’t think anyone was really surprised when Dell and Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu) announced the choice of Linux distribution to ship on Dell computers later in May will be Ubuntu 7.04.

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April 30th, 2007
How much is Free Software Worth on eBay?

It never ceases to amaze me what people will do for money. Really, it’s appalling sometimes. I’ve seen some interesting eBay auctions before like people selling the free toiletries from hotels, but this is the first time I’ve seen people selling software that’s free from the developers on eBay.

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April 19th, 2007
Ubuntu Site Crumbles After Releasing 7.04

The Ubuntu website has begun to crumble from the incredible number of visitors that are visiting the site looking for the newest version of Ubuntu. The load was so bad that Ubuntu has temporarily replaced the homepage with a low-bandwidth version that only provides links to mirrors, as well as the release notes.

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April 17th, 2007
How to Install Tarballs on Linux

Many Linux applications don't have to be installed manually because most distributions have implemented a package management system to make it easier for you to install software. But that's not always the case. Some programs only offer tarball packages for download, which have to be compiled from source. We'll show you how to do that.

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April 13th, 2007
Ubuntu 7.10, Freespire 2.0, and OpenSUSE 10.3

There has been a lot of things going on in the Linux world these past few weeks, and so I thought I would throw it into a single article that sums it all up.

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March 25th, 2007
Kubuntu & Ubuntu 7.04 Beta Released – Our Screenshots

Just a few weeks before the big Ubuntu 7.04 final release comes the first beta. It is an exciting time because this is another big milestone in the open source Linux world.

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