[News] Ubuntu GNU/Linux Commonly Used as Base Distro, Brings GNU/Linux to "Mainstream"

[News] Ubuntu GNU/Linux Commonly Used as Base Distro, Brings GNU/Linux to "Mainstream"

Post by Roy Schest » Mon, 31 May 2010 18:35:48

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Spinning off from Ubuntu

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| Ubuntu is probably the best known desktop
| GNU/Linux distribution at street level,
| picking up new users by word of mouth and
| astute viral marketing. So much so that for
| many users new to Linux, Ubuntu has become
| synonymous with Linux. Linux is Ubuntu; and
| Ubuntu is Linux. But Linux and free
| software come in many different flavours,
| and the adventurous user goes in search of
| wider options, other distributions and new
| desktops.
| Ubuntu is easy to install, easy to update,
| and easy to manage, which makes it
| attractive to first time users and long
| term Linux enthusiasts alike. It has a
| regular six-monthly upgrade cycle, which
| makes it easy to keep up with the latest
| and greatest with the minimum of fuss, but
| also has drawbacks in the form of
| occasional reliability issues.


Ubuntu 10.04 brings Linux closer to the mainstream

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| No Windows viruses. Free. Any questions?
| Of course. Start with this one: How can an
| operating system with those virtues, the
| open-source Linux, remain confined to a
| tiny minority of desktop and laptop
| computers at home?
| Linux may run TiVo video recorders and live
| inside Android phones, in addition to
| running much of the Internet's servers, but
| it still lags on home PCs.
| Will that change anytime soon? A new
| version of a consumer-oriented edition of
| Linux, Ubuntu ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ), offers
| hope for Linux optimists but leaves room
| for doubters, too.
| Ubuntu 10.04, nicknamed "Lucid Lynx," comes
| from London-based Canonical, but like other
| open-source releases it benefits from other
| programmers who have improved its source
| code.


Application Menu (Global Menu) For Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 Is Available For Testing

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| The Global Menu for Ubuntu Netbook Edition
| 10.10 has just been uploaded to a PPA (it's
| still building, but should be ready in a
| few minutes). The new "global menu" is
| called "Application Menu" and it can be
| installed in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
| already (both in GNOME and KDE).



New Windicators (Window Indicators) Mockups [Ubuntu 10.10]

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| Note: these are not official mockups, but
| they are still pretty close to what window
| indicators want to be.

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