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Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 6 adds software store, improves boot speed

Canonical has some pretty ambitious goals for Karmic Koala: faster startup times, tight cloud integration, an improved experience for netbooks, a Ubuntu software store, and much more. Some of these changes in recent alpha builds and yesterday's 9.10 alpha 6 continues to bring things into focus. As you can see from the header clip, the old usplash boot animation has been replaced by xsplash which...

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex released

Ubuntu 8.10 is available for download today. And because Ubuntu Linux is open source software and we've been following its development for the last 6 months, there aren't a ton of surprises. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't download it if you're running Ubuntu 8.04 or if you're looking for a new Linux distro to try. Because it does include a number of tweaks, bug fixes, and improvements. Here...

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex beta available: Don't install it on your laptop yet

Canonical has released the first beta versions of Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex and its KDE counterpart, Kubuntu 8.10. Both feature a whole slew of new features and updates. But first thing's first. I don't recommend installing this operating system on your laptop unless you: Know what you're doing. Are willing to risk frying your LAN card. As we reported last week, a bug in the...

Flipping the Linux switch: Installations are disturbingly easy

All right, the headline is a little bit of a lie. Some Linux installs are hairier, take longer, and just aren't as soothing as the one we're about to show you. They do all work approximately the same way, however, and that's just fine for us as a point of illustration. So there we are, looking at the "Download" page of an Ubuntu derived distribution. We decide that we'll download the x86 version...

Download Squad Week in Review

Have you been so busy sending angry letters to Saturday Night Live about their choice of actors to portray Barack Obama that you've fallen behind on your Download Squad reading? Not to worry. Here's a roundup of some of the stories you might have missed this week: Download Squad at Future of Web Apps Download Squad's Grant Robertson hit up the Future of Web Apps 2008 conference in Miami this...

First Kubuntu 8.04 alpha with KDE4 released

Canonical has released a new LiveCD with the first alpha version of Kubuntu 8.04 using KDE 4 as its desktop environment. Kubuntu is identical to Ubuntu in many ways, but instead of using the GNOME desktop environment, Kubuntu uses KDE and its associated application suite. But since KDE 4 is brand spanking new, the Kubuntu team is taking things slowly. Kubuntu 8.04 will come in two varieties....

Run Linux apps in Windows with andLinux

If you have to use Windows for your day job or for a few must-have applications, but you're a penguin at heart, have we got a program for you. While you can run Linux inside of Windows using virtualization software like VirtualBox or VMWare, andLinux goes a few steps further and essentially installs Linux on top of your Windows operating system, allowing the two to exist side by side and even...

Kubuntu 8.04 will include KDE4, no long term support

One of the nice things about the Ubuntu Linux distribution is that it has a regular development schedule. Every six months a new version of the operating system is released. And every two years, Canonical (the corporation behind Ubuntu) puts out a "long term service" release which will be officially supported a bit longer than the typical 18 months. But now it looks like one arm of the Ubuntu...

KDE 4 coming on Jan 11th, download RC2 today

While Linux was once the operating system of command line enthusiasts only, there are now several popular graphical desktop environments, including Gnome, XFCE, and KDE. Of the three, XFCE is the lightest-weight, meaning it's designed to run well on older PCs with slower processors and less powerful graphics cards. Gnome and KDE include more desktop effects, some of which might just be pretty to...

Ubuntu tip: Turning Ubuntu into Kubuntu or Xubuntu

So now that Gutsy Gibbon is out, you've decided to try out Ubuntu. But you can't decide which version of the popular Linux distribution is right for you. Ubuntu's main system has a toolbar at the top, a brown color scheme, and comes with Firefox preloaded. But Kubuntu has a nice calming blue feel, a Windows-like taskbar and start menu, and comes with a powerful new file explorer called Dolphin....

Kubuntu 7.10 released today too

There's been a lot of talk this week about Ubuntu 7.10, which was released today. It has improved hardware and driver support, 3D Desktop graphics, and integrated desktop search. But Ubuntu's main branch isn't the only OS getting an update this week. Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu and other Ubuntu-related projects are also getting a facelift. Kubuntu, if you're not familiar, is basically Ubuntu...

Freespire 2.0 is built on Ubuntu 7.04 with proprietary software

Freespire 2.0, the free version of Linspire, is out. And unlike previous versions of Linspire and Freespire, which were built on Debian, Freespire 2.0 is built on top of Ubuntu. (Which, for those keeping track, is based on Debian). But that doesn't mean Freespire will look or act just like Ubuntu. Freespire 2.0 uses the KDE desktop, which looks a bit more like the Windows and Mac desktop...

Ubuntu releases plan for 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

It seems like just yesterday that the Ubuntu team released Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn. But Ubuntu has a 6 month release schedule, so you can expect a new version in October. Last night, a message was sent to the Ubuntu development mailing list outlining the planned feature set for Gutsy Gibbon. In a nutshell, Ubuntu 7.10 will use the 2.6.22 kernel, and include GNOME desktop 2.2 or KDE 3.5.7 for...

The best Linux distro ever: the results

Wow, I am pretty blown away. Almost unanimously everyone said that Ubuntu is the best Linux distro for almost everything you would want to do. I am already a Ubuntu fan, and I thought there would be a huge list of distros because there are so many out there. Ubuntu is the distro I used at work to recover old PC data, and fix PCs when even windows was trashed. It is definitely a killer build and...