End User

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Review of LinuxCertified LCTP60 Laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad T60p) with Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn and Windows Vista Business

http://brian.geary.smith.googlepages.com

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn and Vista on a laptop.

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Created by windriver 7 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 27 weeks ago
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Free "Powered by Ubuntu" Stickers from System76

http://system76.com

Get 4 free "Powered by Ubuntu" stickers from system76 when you send them a S.A.S.E.

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Intel shows more advanced ultraportable device powered by Linux

http://www.infoworld.com

Designed by Elektrobit's team of engineers, the Mobile Internet Multimedia Device (MIMD) prototype has a slide-out keyboard, a 4.8-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1,024 pixels by 600 pixels, and a 3.2-megapixel camera. Instead of Windows, the MIMD uses Midinux, a Linux operating system for mobile devices from China's Red Flag Linux.

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Spin your own live CD

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

A few weeks ago, I promised to explain how to create your own custom live CD with Fedora’s new tools. Well, last week Fedora 7 was launched and all the tools you need are available in the repositories.

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Downgrading: The New Windows Vista Trend

http://www.osweekly.com

"In contrast with Linux and even OS X, [Vista]’s expensive and bloated. Vista’s look may be shiny and attractive, but users aren’t being fooled by what their eyes are seeing. Everywhere you turn on the Internet, it’s easy to find another story of a loyal Windows user who after trying out Vista on their own machine has decided to downgrade to XP."

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Canonical refines mobile Ubuntu Linux

http://news.com.com

Ubuntu backer Canonical has pinned down some broad feature lists for its upcoming version of Linux for smaller mobile devices. At the Computex trade show in Taiwan, the company announced particulars of a mobile version of Linux, Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded Edition. The first full release of the software, which will permit video, sound and full-featu

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Created by Jimbob 7 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 27 weeks ago
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Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Has Reached Alpha 1

http://wiki.ubuntu.com

Looks like the upcoming verison of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon has reached Alpha 1, the wiki page contains information and also download links for people to try out. Here is the link to the screen shot tour: http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slideshow.php?release=833& slide=1

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Ultra-lite AntiX GNU/Linux targets obsolete PCs

http://www.desktoplinux.com

MEPIS said today that the release candidate of a community-built "ultra-lite" derivative of its own GNU/Linux distribution is ready for testing. AntiX (pronounced "Antics") is the personal project of MEPIS community member "anticapitalista," who wanted a MEPIS version that would work well on old PCs.

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If Operating Systems Ran The Airlines...

http://www.zyra.org.uk

A very funny piece comparing OSes if they were airlines. (I still have tears in my eyes)

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Dell *is* offering full Linux desktop hardware support [after all]

http://www.desktoplinux.com

In the past several days, rumors have surfaced that Dell would not be offering extended warranty and CompleteCare hardware support options for its Ubuntu Linux desktop and laptops. And indeed, if you went to Dell's Ubuntu PC buying site, you'd find those options missing.

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Multitasking in Ubuntu

http://www.extremetech.com

Multitasking does not just mean running two programs at once. In the corporate world, it also means accountability: you need to be able to say how much time was spent on each project. Fortunately, Ubuntu has many options for addressing these needs.

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Ubuntu 7.04 on a MacBook

http://friendlylinux.org

Now I’ve tried installing Ubuntu on my Mac before, actually just around the time I purchased my MacBook, but many features were on an experimental level back then if they even existed, but I figured that with this new Ubuntu-release, MacBook-support should’ve matured.

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After Ubuntu, Windows Looks Increasingly Bad, Increasingly Archaic, Increasingly Unfriendly

http://linux.sys-con.com

Overall, my productivity and the scope of things I can do with Ubuntu far exceed what I could do with Windows and just as importantly Ubuntu (like any Linux would) lets me easily create my own productivity shortcuts of a variety of sorts.

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New zero-day bugs crop up in IE, Firefox

http://reseller.co.nz

A noted security researcher disclosed four new zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft and Mozilla's browsers, including a critical flaw in Internet Explorer (IE) and a major bug in Firefox.

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Xandros and PCLinuxOS compared

http://polishlinux.org

This article is a comparison and a review of two Linux distributions that got a lot of attention recently. We will compare a fully commercial Xandros Desktop and more community-friendly PCLinuxOS.

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