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Users don't want Ubuntu 14.10

Linux notes from DarkDuck announced a poll few weeks ago about the Ubuntu 14.10 release. It is time now to announce the results of the poll.

The hair loss cure for new Linux users

It is easy to see why new users get so frustrated with open source OSes. It should work out of the box with minimal hassle, so let's take the hard part out of it for them.

Pre-order your personal copy of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu 14.10

With the coming release of next version of Ubuntu 14.10 just a month away, many of you already looking for downloading of your own ISO image of the system. Yes, that's the next version, codenamed Utopic Unicorn. But many of you are not so lucky, and will need to wait longer, because you can not or do not want to create their own CDs with operating system images.

Ubuntu 14.10 expectations

There are two questions: 1. Are you waiting for Ubuntu 14.10 release? 2. Are you planning to update/upgrade/install Ubuntu 14.10 on your computer?

Ubuntu... the unusual one

For most of us Ubuntu and Canonical are synonyms. However, I was surprised recently when I saw a different Ubuntu.

Clusterbit Developed the World’s Smallest Datacenter

Open source platform where home enthusiasts, IT professionals, Linux technicians as well as high-end users can explore new possibilities

Six Advantages of Choosing Linux over Windows

Linux is a computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. It has many advantages over Windows and some of which are listed below.

How I stopped distro hopping

I, a Microsoft user since DOS 5.x was introduced to Linux in the late 90's when a friend gave me a copy of Novell Linux. I was in awe that you could get a "free" operating system without having to pay for it. The system didn't hold my attention long because there were not a lot of applications for it that were similar to the Windows programs I was accustomed to.

An unusual comparison of Desktop Environments

I created and published a series of videos few months ago, that show how to set up multiple keyboard layouts in different Desktop Environments. Statistics of the views is quite interesting.

Zorin OS 9 - a step forward for Windows migrants

Zorin OS 9 Core is a decent system, and those who it is aimed for, literally Windows migrants, will find everything they want in this operating system. As this is an LTS edition, it will be supported for a long time. It means you can install it on your computer and forget about upgrade problems, as well as forget about the Microsoft empire.

Contest for Zorin OS lovers

A new release of Zorin OS 9 has been released only few days ago, that is why it is time for yet another contest, isn't it? Let's Do It!

Linux Mint 17 Xfce quick screenshot tour

Linux Mint 17 Xfce was released today. Let's look at what it offer to the user. This is not going to be a full-blown review, rather a quick screenshot tour.

How to enable spell-checking in different languages in Pidgin in Linux

  • Linux notes from DarkDuck (Posted by darkduck on Jun 26, 2014 5:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Obviously it is very nice if you can write to your friends in well-formed language. Very few people like misspellings. Pidgin has a built-in functionality that can do spellchecking for you. It highlights words you type with errors.

How Handy HandyLinux Is?

HandyLinux 1.5 is a nice looking system. It reacts quickly to your actions, snappy and fast. It is more or less easy on resources.

Get disks with Linux distribution for free!

You may remember the time when you could get disks with Ubuntu for free. I personally have one copy for my memories! Unfortunately, Canonical withdrawn that offer long ago. Nicely, seems like the good times are back! There are some Linux fans that are ready to send you disks with Linux for free! Yes, you read that right - free disks with any Linux distribution you like, to anywhere in the world.

Emmabuntüs is a finalist of the cyber-activism competition

Emmabuntüs Collective, the one that stands behind the Emmabuntüs Linux distribution, was recently named a finalist in a contest rewarding the cyber-activism. The competition in question is THE BOBS contest.

Why an Open Software and What Are the Benefits

Essentially, an open-source software or OSS is a kind of computer software which has its source code made available and licensed by virtue of such a license agreement which authorizes the copyright holder to study, modify and distribute the software to anyone, without any further charges and for any purpose whatsoever.

The Unexpected Present from Microsoft

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP in a week’s time, on the 8th of April 2014. The number of users who still use Windows XP is astonishing.

SAP opens its software under GPL

SAP announced on the 1st of April 2014 another strategic change in their licensing model. Not only MaxDB, but a whole set of other SAP applications, including ERP system, will be GPL-licensed.

Your personal copy of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu 14.04

You have been waiting for long 2 years!

With the coming release of next long-term support version of Ubuntu 14.04 just a month away, many of you already looking for downloading of your own ISO image of the system. Yes, that's the next version, codenamed Trusty Tahr.

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