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Ubuntu 10.10 codename announced: Maverick Meerkat

According to Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu 10.10 will be called Maverick Meerkat. I think it's a pretty neat name; I like meerkats. Other than a neat name, 10.10 will continue pushing for faster boot times and faster overall speed. Also, the new "light" theme will be even more pronounced. That's what Shuttleworth says, at least. Ubuntu isn't known for refreshing the UI very often, but maybe...

Download Squad week in review

This week, as we do every week, we spent most of our waking moments following all those tiny hamsters which keep the Internet humming along. Here's the best of what we saw this week. Twine: a social network built on the semantic web The semantic web is one way we might give search engines a little more intelligence about the things for which we're searching. Our own Brad Linder caught up with...

No licensing agreement between Microsoft and Ubuntu

Microsoft's been announcing partnerships with Linux distributors left and right over the last few months. First, the company reached an agreement to share intellectual property with Novell, then Xandros, and most recently Linspire. That's led many to wonder whether Microsoft would be partnering with Canonical anytime soon. Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, fast becoming one of the most...

Shuttleworth says MS isn't the real threat to GNU/Linux

Ubuntu frontman Mark Shuttleworth laid out an interesting take on the recent patent infringement threat from Microsoft. Shuttleworth says Microsoft will likely be an ally against software patents, rather than a bringger of pain; at least in the long run. Mark writes on his own blog, "I'm pretty certain that, within a few years, Microsoft themselves will be strong advocates against software...

Shuttleworth to join Linux Foundation

Linux maven Mark Shuttleworth has joined the board of directors at the Linux Foundation, a non-profit tasked with promoting standardization across the Linux platform and protection of the key development structures needed to keep Linux moving forward. Shuttleworth writes on his blog, "I've been nominated for and elected to, and have accepted, a seat on the board of the Linux Foundation, not in...