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Life with Ubuntu and a ThinkPad

Life with Ubuntu and a ThinkPad

A new Guardian column, "My new Ubuntu-flavoured ThinkPad is computing heaven," describes the miraculously drama-free life I've discovered by buying ThinkPads with extended warranties and running the Ubuntu flavor of GNU/Linux on them..." The problem with writing about switching to Ubuntu is that there's very little to report on, because it is [...]

Ubuntu 11.10 will not ship with “classic” GNOME desktop

Ubuntu 11.10 will not ship with “classic” GNOME desktop

Mark Shuttleworth has revealed that the ‘classic’ Ubuntu desktop will be a thing of the past come the release of Oneiric Ocelot. Responding to a bug report on an accessibility issue in Ubuntu 11.04 Unity Shuttleworth says... We made very good progress on in Natty, but will miss the goal of perfect . We’ll nail it in Oneiric. That’s [...]

Future Ubuntu Releases Will be Shipped With LibreOffice, Says Mark Shuttleworth

Future Ubuntu Releases Will be Shipped With LibreOffice, Says Mark Shuttleworth

OpenOffice's future was doomed from the day when Oracle acquired SUN Microsystems. The eventuality became even more obvious when they pulled the plug on OpenSolaris. Thankfully, OpenOffice is an open source software and leading contributors of the original project has forked OpenOffice and the new project will be called LibreOffice. [...]

W7 Theme for Ubuntu brings Windows 7′s familiar GUI to Linux

W7 Theme for Ubuntu brings Windows 7′s familiar GUI to Linux

W7 is a tool that changes your Linux GUI to a more familiar Windows interface. Linux has a highly configurable GUI, but if you long for the more well-known Windows interface, this script will do a remarkably good job of making Ubuntu look like Windows 7. You can download either a GNOME and KDE version, as well as one of a few Firefox themes [...]

Ubuntu To Pull In New Versions Of Firefox

Ubuntu To Pull In New Versions Of Firefox

Ubuntu's longstanding policy of not pulling in new major versions of packages into their stable repositories is facing a slight change. Canonical along with the Ubuntu development community have been making it easier to deploy Mozilla Firefox web-browser updates into existing Ubuntu releases. Rather than dealing with back-porting security [...]

Ubuntu gaining traction in Cloud Computing markets

Ubuntu gaining traction in Cloud Computing markets

As Ubuntu's presence in the server space grows, it is showing up in some unexpected places. Weta Digital, the New Zealand company that did the special effects for Lord of the Rings and some of the 3D rendering for Avatar, reportedly runs Ubuntu on its 35,000-core render farm and virtually all of its desktop computers. The Wikimedia Foundation, the [...]

Chinese pirates launch Ubuntu that looks exactly like Windows XP

Chinese pirates launch Ubuntu that looks exactly like Windows XP

From the Chinese pirate masters of the non-sea-faring variety comes... Ylmf OS! Not happy with pirating Windows XP itself, these creative Chinese have gone one step further and hacked Ubuntu to look exactly like Windows XP. Why have they moved to Ubuntu? Because their previous release, a pirate version of Windows XP itself, is being cracked down [...]

HOWTO: Move or migrate user accounts from old Linux server to a new Linux server

HOWTO: Move or migrate user accounts from old Linux server to a new Linux server

Question: How do I Move or migrate user accounts to from old Linux server a new Cent OS Linux server including mails? This new system a fresh installation. Answer: You can migrate users from old Linux server to new Linux sever with standard commands such as tar, awk, scp and others. This is also useful if you are using old Linux distribution [...]

Shuttleworth Offers Canonical Employees to Debian

Shuttleworth Offers Canonical Employees to Debian

Earlier this month, Debian had announced a new release schedule; a freeze during December, a release some time in the first half of the following year. After outcries from the Debian community, the December freeze aspect of the plan was reversed. Since most of the ire about this situation seemed to be directed towards Ubuntu, Mark Shuttleworth [...]

Empathy will replace Pidgin and Ekiga in Ubuntu Karmic

Empathy will replace Pidgin and Ekiga in Ubuntu Karmic

Silly me... I had heard that Empathy was discussed at UDS, but i didn't realize that, as pointed out on the forum thread, the decision had already been made to include Empathy instead of Pidgin and Ekiga in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10. This is great! Karmic will be shipping with Empathy so that testing and fixing can be done, and if it's not satisfactory, [...]

Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth responds to 208 comments about the Firefox 3 EULA

Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth responds to 208 comments about the Firefox 3 EULA

WTF? Mozilla doesn't need an EULA to protect their trademarks. Aside from the dubious legal position of EULAs, trademarks are protected without the need of licenses or contracts, if you register it, (TM) it, and take steps to stop (actual, current) violators. If their position is that they are protecting specific art (vs. the generic trademarks), [...]

Battle Brews Over Firefox In Ubuntu 8.10

Battle Brews Over Firefox In Ubuntu 8.10

Firefox, what's not to love about this open-source web browser? Well, a number of users following the development work on Ubuntu 8.10 (the Intrepid Ibex) are feeling rather outraged over Mozilla Firefox 3.0.2 and later. In the latest Ubuntu packages, Firefox requires an EULA (End-User License Agreement) be accepted the first time you launch the [...]