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Linux Mint: the tastier Ubuntu

Launched in October of 2004, Linux Mint has rapidly emerged as one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions. In this review, LinuxTrends takes a look at the latest Linux Mint release and finds it to be preferable to Ubuntu (on which it’s based) in several significant ways. Linux Mint’s website claims Mint to be […]

Synaptic Package Manager Beginners Guide For Ubuntu Users

Synaptic is a graphical user interface (GUI) for managing software packages on Debian-based distributions. If you are using Debian or Ubuntu you will easily find Synaptic in the System Tools menu or in the Administration menu. Synaptic uses the GTK graphic libraries . So, if you are using GNOME on your debian-based distro you will […]

Kubuntu 10.10 (Maverick ) Release Candidate released and download link included

It is almost that time! The next version of Kubuntu 10.10, the Maverick Meerkat, is almost upon us. In preparation for the October 10th release, we are offering users the Release Candidate. This version is appropriate for testing fresh installations and upgrades. As an RC, we are encouraging people to try installing or upgrading to […]

Ubuntu 10.10 ‘Maverick Meerkat’ Release Candidate is Available Now, Complete Review

Ubuntu 10.10 codenamed ‘Maverick Meerkat’ just reached to Release Candidate version. The final version will be released on October, 10. I have been testing Ubuntu 10.10 from 2nd Alpha onwards. The development have been going at fast pace with constant addition of new features and bug fixes. The new version has become a lot more […]

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Release Candidate Is Out – See What’s New!

Ubuntu 10.10 Release Candidate has just been released. There aren’t too many visual changes since the beta version (most of the visual changes happened before the beta so see THIS post), but there are a few things worth mentioning. Read on to see what’s new in Ubuntu 10.10 Release Candidate (since Ubuntu 10.10 beta)! Ubuntu […]

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. The Document Foundation OpenOffice development […]

Ubuntu Gamer

After a low-key start, the boys have publicly declared the new Ubuntu Gamer site open for business. You will know Ed Hewitt‘s work from Full Circle’s Ubuntu Games column and from the Full Circle Podcast, whilst Tommy Brun is himself a game developer. So, why should you visit Ubuntu Gamer? Well, they have… The latest gaming […]

Dell Servers Certified to Run Ubuntu Server Edition

It’s a small step for Dell and symbolic victory for Ubuntu Server Edition, Canonical’s Linux distribution. Specifically, selected Dell PowerEdge servers are now certified to run Ubuntu Server Edition. Does that mean Dell is shifting away from Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Novell SUSE Linux? And what are the implications for Linux channel partners? Hmmm… […]

Linux Mint 7 Gloria to reach end of life

Linux Mint 7 Gloria will reach end of life on October 23, 2010. This release was based on Ubuntu 9.04 which is planned to reach end-of-life at the same date. Repositories will remain open for another while but no more updates or security fixes will be made available. Users of Linux Mint 7 Gloria are […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #212

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is Issue #212 for the week September 19 – September 25, 2010 and is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu 9.04 reaches end of life Announcing the Ubuntu Application Review Process Taking a Step Back With Fresh Eyes Behind the Circle: Gerfried Fuchs (Rhonda) Ubuntu Stats […]