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Moving from Linux to Mac OS X

June 3rd, 2010 | 1 Comment » Tags: , , ,

Former Tectonic editor Jason Norwood-Young moves to big media and gets seduced by the glitter and glamour of Apple. This is his story of switching from Linux to Apple.

Mandriva-style control centre for Ubuntu

May 28th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

It’s called the Ubuntu Control Center (UCC) and it’s a clean, simple way to manage your Ubuntu desktop machine. Sure, it’s not a lot unlike the Gnome Control Centre, but it does have a cleaner look to it. And we all know that Mark Shuttleworth has been going on about how less is more.

Ubuntu Lucid: The good, the bad and the ugly

May 27th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Ubuntu 10.04, aka Lucid Lynx, is now out in beta and after using it for almost a week it it’s worth looking at some of its highlights and lowlights. Bear in mind that this is a beta release so the final release could be a lot different to what we have here.

Ubuntu releases second alpha of Karmic Koala

June 12th, 2009 | 9 Comments » Tags: ,

The Ubuntu team this morning released a second alpha of the upcoming Karmic Koala operating system, also known as Ubuntu 9.10. While it is still early days for Karmic, this release does give some insight into plans for the final release, scheduled for October this year.

Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS get new mags

June 1st, 2009 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

The two teams behind the Ubuntu Full Circle and PCLinuxOS magazine have released new editions of the popular community magazines.

First Karmic Koala alpha is released

May 15th, 2009 | 1 Comment » Tags: ,

ubuntu_newThe first alpha release of Ubuntu Karmic Koala – also known as Ubuntu 9.10 – was released yesterday. As a first alpha release it is not recommended for most users, just those happy to live on the bleeding edge.

Ubuntu Karmic development kicks off

April 28th, 2009 | 4 Comments » Tags: ,

With Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (9.04) now safely out the door the Ubuntu team has kicked off Karmic Koala development, the next major release scheduled for October this year. Canonical head Mark Shuttleworth has already laid out major plans for Karmic including even faster boot times than Jaunty, better cloud computing integration with Eucalyptus and Amazon’s EC2 and better netbook support.

Ubuntu Jaunty goes gold – download now

April 23rd, 2009 | 4 Comments » Tags: ,

The Ubuntu development team this afternoon announced the final release of Ubuntu 9.04, the latest version of its desktop operating system. This latest release of Ubuntu includes a number of new features including improved graphics, a better notification system and new cloud computing capabilities.

Canonical streamlines Ubuntu training

April 17th, 2009 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Following the announcement earlier that month by the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) that it was updating its certifications to bring them in line with current Linux developments, Canonical has announced changes to its Ubuntu Certified Professional (UCP) qualification. The changes will mean that the two foundation courses of the UCP, previously covered in two five-day courses, will now be completed in just one five-day course.

Ubuntu 9.04 release candidate out

April 17th, 2009 | No Comments » Tags: ,

With just one week to go to the final release of Ubuntu 9.04, codenamed Jaunty Jackalope, the Ubuntu development team has announced a release candidate of the operating system. The release candidate version has no major new changes over the previous beta releases but rather stabilizes its existing features.

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