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Ubuntu 10.10 released(Maverick Meerkat)

Erik

Saturday, October 16, 2010

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Ubuntu 10.10, aka Maverick Meerkat, has been officially released and while we pause for a moment to think of the poor servers and mirrors getting hammered – as a if a million Ubuntu users cried out (in tears of joy) before being silenced (to the humdrum of download waiting) – you might be wondering what’s […]

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Ubuntu 10.10 Beta (Maverick Meerkat) Released

Erik

Saturday, September 4, 2010

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The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer. The Maverick Meerkat Beta is the beta release of Ubuntu 10.10, bringing with it new features for the next version of Ubuntu. This is a beta release. Do not install it on production […]

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Buy a Linux Laptop Computer (with a coupon code for 5% off)

Erik

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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Yes folks, Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) is here!

Erik

Friday, April 30, 2010

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Yes folks, Ubuntu 10.04 is here. It’s suppose to be noticeably faster than 9.10, on any system. I’ve tested it on almost every device I have, from netbooks, to notebooks, to desktops, and high end servers. Two words: It’s awesome. Along with many new features, including a “Me Menu” and Ubuntu Software Center 2.0. Also […]

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Karmic Koala: reduce your boot times even more

Erik

Sunday, November 1, 2009

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Compare to earlier ubuntu versions karmic is much better in speed but if you still want to reduce your boot times even more, you can use ubuntu boot packages containing instrumentation to aid in boot performance work, and packages proposed to improve performance. Note:- Install these packages with your own risk and this might break […]

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Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Released!

Erik

Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Ubuntu 9.10 codenamed Karmic Koala has been released!

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Race! Windows 7 vs Ubuntu Karmic

Erik

Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Ubuntu Restricted Extras

Erik

Thursday, October 29, 2009

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The Ubuntu Restricted Extras will install Adobe Flash Player, Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (sun-java-jre) with Firefox plug-ins (icedtea), a set of Microsoft Fonts (msttcorefonts), multimedia codecs (w32codecs or w64codecs), mp3-compatible encoding (lame), FFMpeg, extra Gstreamer codecs, the package for DVD decoding (libdvdread4, but see below for info on libdvdcss2), the unrar archiver, odbc, and cabextract. […]

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Compiz Fusion

Erik

Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Compiz Fusion allows you to use advanced desktop effects such as the rotating cube desktop and some other pretty appealing eye candy. sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-extra emerald librsvg2-common fusion-icon Then run Applications -> System Tools -> Compiz Fusion Icon. A blue icon will appear to the tray. From here you can configure […]

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Multimedia: Audio and Video Playback

Erik

Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Playing a Video (XVid, DivX etc.) or Audio (MP3) file has become pretty easy. Just double click the file you want and allow Totem to automatically download the needed codecs. But you could also do this by yourself very easily by installing a package which contains all the needed codecs and more. Just look above […]

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