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[News] Ubuntu GNU/Linux Commonly Used as Base Distro, Brings GNU/Linux to "Mainstream"

  • Subject: [News] Ubuntu GNU/Linux Commonly Used as Base Distro, Brings GNU/Linux to "Mainstream"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 May 2010 10:35:48 +0100
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Spinning off from Ubuntu

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| Ubuntu is probably the best known desktop 
| GNU/Linux distribution at street level, 
| picking up new users by word of mouth and 
| astute viral marketing. So much so that for 
| many users new to Linux, Ubuntu has become 
| synonymous with Linux. Linux is Ubuntu; and 
| Ubuntu is Linux. But Linux and free 
| software come in many different flavours, 
| and the adventurous user goes in search of 
| wider options, other distributions and new 
| desktops.
| Ubuntu is easy to install, easy to update, 
| and easy to manage, which makes it 
| attractive to first time users and long 
| term Linux enthusiasts alike. It has a 
| regular six-monthly upgrade cycle, which 
| makes it easy to keep up with the latest 
| and greatest with the minimum of fuss, but 
| also has drawbacks in the form of 
| occasional reliability issues.


Ubuntu 10.04 brings Linux closer to the mainstream

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| No Windows viruses. Free. Any questions?
| Of course. Start with this one: How can an 
| operating system with those virtues, the 
| open-source Linux, remain confined to a 
| tiny minority of desktop and laptop 
| computers at home?
| Linux may run TiVo video recorders and live 
| inside Android phones, in addition to 
| running much of the Internet's servers, but 
| it still lags on home PCs.
| Will that change anytime soon? A new 
| version of a consumer-oriented edition of 
| Linux, Ubuntu (http://ubuntu.com), offers 
| hope for Linux optimists but leaves room 
| for doubters, too.
| Ubuntu 10.04, nicknamed "Lucid Lynx," comes 
| from London-based Canonical, but like other 
| open-source releases it benefits from other 
| programmers who have improved its source 
| code.


Application Menu (Global Menu) For Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 Is Available For Testing

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| The Global Menu for Ubuntu Netbook Edition 
| 10.10 has just been uploaded to a PPA (it's 
| still building, but should be ready in a 
| few minutes). The new "global menu" is 
| called "Application Menu" and it can be 
| installed in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx 
| already (both in GNOME and KDE).



New Windicators (Window Indicators) Mockups [Ubuntu 10.10]

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| Note: these are not official mockups, but
| they are still pretty close to what window
| indicators want to be.

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