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Mark Shuttleworth » No negotiations with Microsoft in progress

http://www.markshuttleworth.com

There’s a rumour circulating that Ubuntu is in discussions with Microsoft aimed at an agreement along the lines they have concluded recently with Linspire, Xandros, Novell etc. Unfortunately, some speculation in the media (thoroughly and elegantly debunked in the blogosphere but not before the damage was done) posited that “Ubuntu might be next”.

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Fedora 7 Rivals Ubuntu's Ease of Use

http://www.maximumpc.com

In a review by Maximum PC, Fedora 7 was described as rivaling Ubuntu's ease of use. Is it time you checked out this GNU/Linux distribution?

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Created by JonRob 7 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 26 weeks ago
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Bringing free software down to earth

http://www.economist.com

AS HE lays out his vision for the future of open-source software, Mark Shuttleworth is enthusiastic, but he looks tired. He has been up late negotiating yet another deal as part of his mission to bring open source to a wider audience.

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Created by snotbutter 7 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 26 weeks ago
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Put Close/Maximize/Minimize Buttons on the Left in Ubuntu

http://www.howtogeek.com

If you are a new Ubuntu user coming from a Mac background, you might be disoriented by the placement of the minimize/maximize/close box on Ubuntu, which mimics Windows by default.

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Created by snotbutter 7 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 26 weeks ago
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Ubuntu and the Unions

http://www.ericlee.info

"But Linux has not taken off, at least not in the trade union movement, and without trying to analyze why that is the case (I hope some of you will tell me), I want to point out five very good reasons why trade unionists should consider making the switch."

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Why Dell should offer more than just Ubuntu

http://www.seopher.com

In the US Dell has famously started offering Ubuntu on selected machines as a direct alternative to XP or Vista. Fortunately these machines cost less than their Windows counterparts and that's good, but Dell really should consider moving beyond offering Ubuntu; and here's why.

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Telephone interview with Mark Shuttleworth: hear all about it

http://www.fmtech.co.za

I had a fascinating telephonic discussion with Mark Shuttleworth on Thursday evening. He spoke about the Microsoft patent fracas, the future of Novell, Ubuntu’s arrangement with Dell, and his plans (exchange control abolition-willing) to return to live in Cape Town.
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Why the Dell/Ubuntu Deal Won't Improve Linux's Market Share

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

When you take a few steps back from the furor and zealotry and take a close look at what’s happened here, you will quickly start to see the cracks. One problem is that Dell appears to be under the misguided impression that listening to the IdeaStorm community is the same as listening to customers. It’s not.

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"Getting the most from open source"

http://news.bbc.co.uk

"Free. It is not something Western culture does particularly well. It is certainly not something that features big in the plans of the millionaires at Microsoft, Apple and Intel - to name but a few.But there is one crowd that lives for free technology, and it is not doing bad business either."

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Tune Boot-Up-Manger for better performance of Ubuntu

http://www.zolved.com

Ubuntu does not come with a graphical tool to disable services. The Boot-Up-Manager (BUM) is the most comprehensive and user-friendly tool for Ubuntu.

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Created by dave 7 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 27 weeks ago
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Ubuntu: A New Competitor in the OS Battle?

http://english.ohmynews.com

With the recent release of Windows Vista, many users are considering switching.

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Mark Shuttleworth: Microsoft? If it changes, maybe...

http://tinyurl.com

"The time will come when the folks at Microsoft who have a clear vision for the company as a participant in this community, rather than as a hostile antagonist, will win. At that point I’d love to work with Microsoft. It’s not an evil empire. It’s just a company that is efficiently grounded in the 1980s. New leadership and new thinking might make it a more effective partner for us."

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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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Created by ringokamens 7 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 27 weeks ago
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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 27 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 27 weeks ago
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