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  • Ubuntu Linux Satanic Edition (666.9) review

    Getting ready to review a Linux distribution is usually pretty straightforward. After some background research into the distribution's history, you download the latest ISO and beseech the head of IT to lend you a netbook or scrounge up some moth-infested, aging desktop PC.

    By Rohan Pearce | 10 May, 2011 15:30

    Tags: Linux, open source, ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Server: Lean, mean, cloud-making machine

    Ubuntu Server is a fast, free, no-frills Linux distribution that fills a niche between utilitarian Debian and the GUI-driven and, some would argue, over-featured Novell SUSE and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

    By Tom Henderson and Brendan Allen | 02 June, 2009 08:12

    Tags: Linux, canonical, ubuntu, linux distribution

  • Switching my dad to Linux -- part two

    As mentioned in my last posting, I'm not a very good Linux evangelist. I don't try and convert family and friends to Linux. Therefore, as surprising as it sounds, putting Ubuntu on my dad's new laptop--as I did a week ago--was the first time I've ever directly converted another individual to Linux.

    By Keir Thomas | 15 May, 2009 23:31

    Tags: Linux, ubuntu

  • Top 7 reasons people quit Linux

    I've been writing Linux guidebooks for some time, and it's fair to say that most people who buy my books are Windows users looking to make the leap to Linux (or perhaps just wondering what the fuss is about).

    By Keir Thomas | 02 May, 2009 03:26

    Tags: Linux, ubuntu

  • Ubuntu 9.04 beta: quick look

    So far there have been six alpha releases of the forthcoming Ubuntu 9.04, due for final release next month, and late yesterday the one and only beta release was made available for download. From this point forward there's a release candidate in mid-April, before the final release is made on the 23rd.

    By Keir Thomas | 28 March, 2009 12:03

    Tags: Linux, ubuntu

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