When Dell first announced that it would be releasing Ubuntu Linux-powered consumer desktops and laptops, some people saw it as more of a stunt than a serious business move. They were wrong. Dell has already expanded its consumer Linux line, and now it has announced that it will soon be offeringRead more »
I grew up with Microsoft operating systems. I’ve been through MS-DOS 5.0, Win 3.1, Windows 95, 98, Millenium Edition, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP. Notice how I stopped there. After over a decade of Windows, I decided to give Ubuntu a try and now have no reason to install Vista. Here are nine reasons why I chose Ubuntu:Read more »
Dell does have plans to offer Linux to more consumers in additional locations outside the United States. More details to come later this summer. We will also offer Ubuntu to small business customers in the future.Read more »
Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth has declared more publicity would be generated for open source software if the three large desktop projects of KDE, GNOME, and OpenOffice.org agreed on a common and regular release cycle.Read more »
This tutorial will guide you step-by-step through installing IE 5, 5.5 and/or 6 in Ubuntu - using the terrific software IEs4Linux. IEs4Linux was developed for web designers that want to move to Linux but still need to test their sites on IE and Linux users who have to open IE-only sites.Read more »
"Have you ever wanted to spy see on what is going on in your home while you are away? Motion is a piece of open source software that acts as a motion detector."Read more »
I have just gotten a (vitual) handshake which promises an interview with Mr. Shuttleworth. We would like to ask our readers for input and collect some of our readers’ questions. Our intent is to focus on exclusionary deals and the integrity of Free software although any ‘lighter’ questions would be very suitable as well.Read more »
"It is indeed reasonable to have virtual machines on home PCs today, since they are sufficiently powerful and include large enough disk space. And of course it is easily managed with the availability of VMware, a virtual machine hypervisor, that can be installed free of charge for personal use."Read more »
" We talked a few days ago about the Compiz and Beryl mergence and the name of the newly born project resulted from this fusion, Compiz Fusion. The Compiz Fusion project tries to bring us all the latest 3D technologies, such as Cube reflection, paint fire on your desktop and a lot of new eye candy animations."Read more »
"Dell isn't resting on its recent consumer Linux PC laurels. The computing giant has added a new laptop -- the Inspiron 1420 Notebook -- to its Ubuntu Linux 7.04 offering. It is also replacing the Dimension E520 desktop with the new, low-priced Inspiron 530."Read more »
Initially, I was skeptical about Dell's decision to sell selected consumer PCs with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed.
But after a few days of testing, I'm a skeptic no more. And I'm not alone. Dell insiders tell me that the Ubuntu PCs, introduced in late May, are selling well -- though they decline to share exact sales figures with me.Read more »
I’ve spent recent days praising Ubuntu’s simplicity. My $1,400 investment in a screaming Dell machine running Ubuntu was money well spent. But I also realize Ubuntu won’t appeal to all users. In fact, I can think of at least four key reasons why many Mac and Windows users won’t want an Ubuntu PC. Here they are.Read more »
The biggest obstacle Linux faces in winning new users is the install process. Aside from specialty resellers like system76, personal computers preloaded with Linux are virtually non-existent. Or was, at least: Dell now offers Ubuntu on both desktops and laptops (www.dell.com/open).Read more »
Many eyecandy 3D apps like Beryl, Compiz, OpenCompositing Compiz Tools and Plugins and kiba-dock snapshots built under Feisty by Treviño using latest available (working) sources from git/svn/cvs...
You can use apt to download and install the packages. Use the following lines in /etc/apt/sources.list and use the command sudo apt-get update to enable downloading from this component.Read more »
The story of a new Dell laptop.
The finale is the best part: "Since then, I've had only one opportunity to use her laptop. I used it to check my email. It was fast, and beautiful, and hers. That's right, I had to give it right back to her. My little one has grown up. As much as it hurts, Linux no longer needs me to support non-geek users."