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[News] Ubuntu GNU/Linux 10.10; Ubuntu 10.04 LTS News

  • Subject: [News] Ubuntu GNU/Linux 10.10; Ubuntu 10.04 LTS News
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2010 21:02:06 +0100
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Ubuntu to push latest Firefox to Hardy, Jaunty and Karmic

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| According to a posting on the Ubuntu 
| developers mailing list, Ubuntu developers 
| are planning to push the next release of 
| Firefox, 3.6.4, to the current  Ubuntu 
| release, Lucid Lynx 10.04, and to older 
| versions such as Hardy (8.04LTS), Jaunty 
| (9.04) and Karmic Koala (9.10). These older 
| versions currently have Firefox 3.0  and 
| xulrunner 1.9 both of which are no longer 
| supported by Mozilla.


Ubuntu To Pull In New Versions Of Firefox

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| 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. 


Summary of development plans for Ubuntu 10.10


Mandriva-style control centre for Ubuntu


Canonical - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS review

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| With each and every release, Ubuntu Linux 
| seems to get that little bit easier and 
| friendlier to use. To put it through its 
| paces, we downloaded the CD image of the 
| latest iteration, Ubuntu 10.04, burned it to 
| a disc and booted directly from it.
| In the past, many Linux distros booted up as 
| a live CD from that point, and once you'd 
| arrived at the desktop screen, there sat the 
| icon to install the operating system to your 
| hard disk. Ubuntu 10.04 instead offers you a 
| welcome half-way house, in that mid-boot you 
| can choose whether to try a live CD without 
| writing files to your system, or go for the 
| full install. We opted for the latter.


Why does Ubuntu keep shipping with Evolution?

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| The Evolution mail client has been the 
| default such application in Ubuntu since I 
| got to know of Linux. Sure it is the default 
| GNOME mail/calendar application, but I really 
| am of the view that Ubuntu needs to drop it 
| in favor of say Mozilla's very brilliant 
| Thunderbird. 
| For one thing running Evolution on my machine 
| makes me wonder if it is IE in disguise. It 
| is, for starters, very heavy on my system 
| resources. My hdd light keeps blinking to 
| hell when I click on that application at any 
| time. It also seems to take an eternity to 
| respond to my mouse clicks.



Ubuntu, Firefox and License Issues

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| The most important thing here is to acknowledge that yes, the content of the
| license agreement is wrong.  The correct content is clear that the code is
| governed by FLOSS licenses, not the typical end user license agreement
| language that is in the current version.  We created a license that points to
| the FLOSS licenses, but weâve made a giant error in not getting this to
| Ubuntu, other distributors, and posted publicly for review.  Weâll correct
| this asap.
| [...]
| #  Asa Dotzler Says:
| September 15th, 2008 at 11:53 am
| Thanks for clearing up the issue of the EULAâs content, Mitchell.
| Unfortunately, from what Iâve read over the last couple of days, I canât find
| any serious concerns expressed about the _content_ of the EULA.
| Pretty much all of whatâs being discussed publicly has been about the very
| existence of a EULA.
| âEULAs donât belong in Free Softwareâ seems to be the basic sentiment.
| I donât know how one argues against that sentiment given that every major
| Linux distro Iâve installed had a EULA and yet that seems unproblematic to
| most of the people making the demands that Mozilla not have one.

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