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[News] Many New Reviews of Latest Ubuntu GNU/Linux, New Newsletter

  • Subject: [News] Many New Reviews of Latest Ubuntu GNU/Linux, New Newsletter
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 00:19:51 +0100
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My thoughts on Ubuntu 10.04

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| So, why did I go back to Ubuntu? Why did I 
| not stay on PCLinuxOS? Well, because KDE 
| and GTK apps fought over control of Audio, 
| and it forced me to use mostly GTK apps in 
| a KDE environment. So, I wanted to go back 
| to a GNOME distribution that offered great 
| PulseAudio support, and something I 
| havenât tried yet. So, although Iâve used 
| previous versions of Ubuntu, I have had 
| yet to give 10.04 a try. Not to mention 
| Ubuntu 10.04 is normally my fall-back 
| distribution where I normally expect 
| everything to work.
| So anyway, to start off with, I kind of 
| avoided using Ubuntu 10.04 for the first 
| few weeks after release. Not because it 
| was a new release or anything, but I 
| wanted to give other distributions a try, 
| and I wasnât really agreeing with some of 
| the things Canonical was doing, and the 
| attitude they had towards their users when 
| the users were showing their discontent on 
| the changes that Ubuntu had made to the 
| titlebar, or the fact Ubuntu was trying to 
| look and act like Mac OS X. Also, I tried 
| the Beta out and I wasnât too big of a fan 
| of it, even though I tried it in a VM. 
| With the factors of the last time I tried 
| 10.04 that it was in beta and that I tried 
| it in a VM, and that I was getting a bit 
| ticked off at PCLinuxOS KDE not wanting to 
| properly install PulseAudio, I felt âWhy 
| not give Ubuntu 10.04 a try.â
| [...]
| So overall Ubuntu 10.04 is a very nice 
| distribution. I did have a few issues with 
| it here and there, but nothing too much. 
| Some of the issues I did have with it 
| before even using the final version were 
| more to do with Canonicalâs decisions, and 
| the attitude towards the users that were 
| showing their discontent towards the 
| changes they made. Overall, I would 
| definitely recommend it to somebody who is 
| looking to start out with Linux â that, 
| along with Mint, PCLinuxOS, or Mandriva. I 
| would definitely say give this a try and 
| tell me your thoughts on it in the 
| comments! Thanks for reading, and if you 
| want to, subscribe clicking on the link at 
| the top right of my blog!


Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

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| Overall I think 10.04 is another great 
| step forward to Ubnutu and Linux in 
| general to get into the hands and homes of 
| the average user. Kudos to the Ubuntu team 
| for a great OS distro, keep up the great 
| work guys!


More Ubuntu 10.04

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| The software bundled with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 
| Lucid Lynx is much the same as the past 
| few versions â Firefox, OpenOffice, 
| Rhythmbox (think iTunes), and F-Spot (for 
| digital cameras) â so you neednât scour 
| around for the essentials. GIMP 
| (Photoshop-like image editor, but without 
| CMYK support) is not in by default any 
| more but easily added.
| When you do need to install something 
| else, a new Ubuntu Software Centre offers 
| a cheerful interface, for a large 
| repository of free apps.


Fawning Over Ubuntu 10.04

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| I canât say enough good things about this 
| Ubuntu distro, I highly recommend you 
| upgrade if you use older Ubuntu distros or 
| if youâre a PC user whoâs itching for a 
| change from Windows, download the ISO and 
| give it a whirl without even installing 
| it. Yes, Ubuntu Live CD will let you test 
| drive the distro without even installing 
| it. Again, well done Ubuntu crew, keep up 
| the work and thanks for a beautiful and 
| functional OS!


Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 194

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| Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, 
| Issue 194 for the week May 16th - May 
| 22nd, 2010. In this issue we cover Ubuntu 
| Mentioned on CBS's The Big Bang Theory, 
| Audio from UDS Sessions Now Available, 
| Taking a Long Term View of the Release, 
| Next Americas Regional Membership Board 
| Meeting Announced, Why Launchpad Rocks, 
| Kubuntu Maverick All Planned Out at UDS, 
| Ubuntu Stats, Ubuntu Uruguay Approved 
| Team, Ubuntu-my (Malaysia) Workshop Monash 
| University, Ubuntu-my (Malaysia) Lucid 
| Release Party, Ubuntu Catalan LoCo Team 
| Release Party, Ubuntu Brazil Release Party 
| Pictures, Ubuntini Recipe Released, LoCo 
| Items for Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Debian 
| and Ubuntu, Archive / Permissions Reorg 
| confusion, Ubuntu Maverick UDS Group Photo 
| made with the Hugin Panorama Creator, 
| Melissa Draper: UW World Play Day 2010 
| Competition: The Movie, In The Press, In 
| the Blogosphere, In Other News, Upcoming 
| Meetings and Events, Updates and Security, 
| and much much more!



Ubuntu 10.4 offers many new options

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| Ubuntu's latest 10.4 release offers many
| new and improved features that are worth
| upgrading for, according to TechRepublic
| blogger Jack Wallen.


Ubuntu 10.04 Test Drive

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| I've been a fan of Linux for several years
| now. But for the past year or so, I
| haven't really done much with it. Sure,
| I've had a Wubi installation running
| inside of Windows that I boot up
| occasionally, but for daily use I finally
| succumbed to my wife's insistence that she
| simply preferred Windows. It's not that
| she dislikes Linux or Ubuntu, it's just
| that she is a user, not a geek. I don't
| mind fighting my computer every once in a
| while to get it to work. She can't stand
| it. Lucky for me, Windows XP had a little
| meltdown a few weeks back, and has been
| barely functional since then. I spent my
| requisite two or three evenings to fix it,
| but with no luck. Tired of fighting
| Windows, I decide it's time to try Ubuntu
| again.


Ubuntu 10.04 Test Drive

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| After playing around with the appearance
| options a bit, I'm even more convinced
| that the folks at Ubuntu have finally
| taken their graphics overhaul idea
| seriously. There are loads of easy
| options for changing window appearances,
| and even a nice bunch of attractive
| wallpaper. This is a huge upgrade from
| previous versions, where you got to
| either choose a subtle variant of brown,
| or go on the hunt for your own high-
| quality wallpaper.


Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Review

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| There were a few things that I didnât
| care for, such as the clashing of colors
| and the fact that there are games
| installed rather than GIMP or VLC instead
| of the utterly horrid Totem.
| Additionally, my biggest annoyance is
| that while Ubuntu went out of its way to
| revamp its entire look, they went to
| someone elseâs look.  As for the look
| itself, itâs okay.  The new logo is very
| nice.  I liked it quite a bit.  As far as
| the distro is concerned I was pleased.
| HUGE improvement over the Koala.
| Overall, I would rate Lucid Lynx an A-
| for newbie friendliness and usage and a
| B+ for looks.  That last would have been
| an A- but Iâm not fond of copycats.


10 things you'll love about Ubuntu 10.4

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| Itâs here: A shiny new release of the
| popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. But why
| should you care? You may not use Ubuntu â
| or maybe you donât really know much about
| Linux at all. Well, here are 10 new or
| improved features that make Ubuntu 10.4
| worth caring about.


Life with Linux: Notes on installing Ubuntu 10.4 LTS

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| This was on my personal home desktop, a
| rather powerful machine I built earlier
| this year (6Gb memory, quad core, 2Tb
| disk) specifically for 3D apps and
| personal software development. Itâs a dual
| boot machine, so when I did the upgrade on
| the Ubuntu half I wanted to make sure the
| other side remained intact.
| [...]
| All in all this is a solid release, as far
| as I can tell so far.
| Update: Iâve switched to the new default
| Ambiance theme to get the full effect of
| the changes in the user interface. Iâve
| changed the background image (my favs are
| from InterfaceLIFT) but otherwise I should
| be living La Vida Lucid.

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