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[News] Heaps of Coverage About Ubuntu 9.10 Release

  • Subject: [News] Heaps of Coverage About Ubuntu 9.10 Release
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 09:23:50 +0000
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Ubuntu Ready for Another Crack at Netbooks

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| The Ubuntu founder says that the new Ubuntu 
| 9.1 Netbook Remix will support 25 different 
| netbooks out of the box and offers a 
| simpler, more user friendly interface, 
| quicker boot and log-in times, a better 
| audio framework, improved 3G connectivity 
| and the new Empathy instant messaging (IM) 
| program integrated into the OS.


10 reasons Ubuntu 9.10 will be a game changer for business

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| October 29, 2009. Mark your calendars, 
| people, because that is the day the Linux 
| landscape will shift, and the bar will be 
| raised. Why do I say this? Ubuntu Karmic 
| Koala is released that day and, even without 
| reading between any lines, you can easily 
| see where Canonical is taking its flagship 
| operating system: Business and enterprise.


Yes, Ubuntu can absolutely be the default Windows alternative

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| If Ubuntu can work well on every device 
| users encounter (including non-Intel 
| smartbooks and other new classes of portable 
| devices that will be emerging in the next 
| couple of years, displacing notebooks for 
| many consumers), then name recognition will 
| follow.
| Obviously, the PC space is dominated by 
| Windows. Yet no matter how spiffy Windows 7 
| is (and even Shuttleworth acknowledged that 
| it was a good OS, worthy of competing with 
| Ubuntu), Vista taught us all a lesson 
| (consumers and techies alike). There are 
| alternatives to the latest and greatest from 
| Microsoft, even if thatâs Windows XP. We 
| donât have to upgrade.
| This âPC spaceâ is changing, though. Windows 
| Mobile stinks. Microsoft has no plans to 
| develop Windows on ARM platforms.


Ubuntu 9.10 for desktops heeds user complaints

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| Canonical Ltd. has shown users some love 
| with Ubuntu desktop release 9.10; the new 
| version will be officially available on 
| Thursday with more than 50 fixes that users 
| have requested.


Running Ubuntu 9.10 With Older PC Hardware

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| Ubuntu 9.10 offers a number of new features 
| to Linux desktop and server users along with 
| other core improvements to this incredibly 
| popular Linux distribution. In a number of 
| our tests today with an older ThinkPad 
| notebook, Ubuntu 9.10 also provided the best 
| performance when compared to earlier Ubuntu 
| releases from the past 18 months. However, 
| in six of the eighteen tests that were run, 
| there were notable performance regressions 
| involving Ubuntu 9.10. Many performance 
| improvements can be attributed to the switch 
| from the EXT3 to EXT4 file-system by 
| default, but in the tests that did not 
| benefit from this newer file-system, it 
| ended up degrading the performance. The 
| ioquake3 performance with the open-source 
| ATI R300 driver is another troubling area 
| with Ubuntu 9.10. Fortunately though when 
| using newer hardware we have not encountered 
| as many performance drops, and even still, 
| most users will find Ubuntu 9.10 worth the 
| upgrade.


Ubuntu 9.10: confidence riding high at Canonical

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| Recent moves by Shuttleworth to market 
| Ubuntu through IBM are again an indication 
| of his cleverness at trying to embed Ubuntu 
| in the desktop space. His competitors under-
| estimate him at their peril.
| He must be more than encouraged by 
| Microsoft's growing, often clumsy, attempts 
| to gain traction in the open source space. 
| The latest indication of Microsoft's 
| realisation that lock-in may just do more 
| harm than good to itself is the announcement 
| that it will be releasing documentation on 
| Outlook Personal Folders.
| This must be music to Shuttleworth's ears. 
| Five years ago, one could not imagine an 
| 800-pound gorilla practising  anything but 
| total lock-in.


Whatâs New In Ubuntu 9.10 âKarmic Koalaâ

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| I have to say that this has been a very 
| solid release so far. With so many 
| improvements both under the hood and on the 
| user interface, youâll be hard pressed to 
| find someone that doesnât find something new 
| and exciting about Ubuntu 9.10. The best 
| part though? All of these improvements are 
| merely leading up to the powerhouse that 
| will be Ubuntu 10.04, the next Ubuntu Long 
| Term Support (LTS) release. With goals of 10 
| second boot times, improvements in the new 
| Ubuntu Software Center, improved Artwork, as 
| well as a long list of other improvements, 
| Ubuntu 10.04 is sure to blow you away!


Get A Free Ubuntu 9.10 CD Through The Post

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| If the details of Ubuntu 9.10 have you 
| salivating to give it a whirl but you donât 
| fancy chewing up your download limit, donât 
| forget that Ubuntu does offer an option to 
| get a CD shipped for free.


Q & A: Defragmenting a Linux System

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| Q. I recently bought a netbook with Ubuntu 
| as its operating system and would like to 
| know if there is any simple way to 
| defragment the drive. The help manual for 
| the system only talks about a complete 
| start-over with reinstalling the OS, rather 
| than defragmenting it.
| A. Ubuntu Linux uses a different file system 
| â or method of storing and organizing data â 
| than other operating systems do. Most Ubuntu 
| systems use the ext3 file system, which does 
| not need regular defragmentation like a 
| Windows system does.



Karmic Koala: The best Ubuntu Linux ever?

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| Another real nice addition to this
| distribution for new users is the Ubuntu
| Software Center. This take on an apps store,
| makes it mindlessly easy for people to find
| and install software. Experienced Linux users
| won't need this. For them, the Synaptic
| package manager and all the other usual
| package installation programs are there, and
| that's great. But, if you have a friend who's
| just getting their feet wet in Linux, this
| feature is great.

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