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Try out a new Linux distribution!

There’s more than just Ubuntu out in the Linux universe. Maybe you’re satisfied with your current operating system, but are curious to see what else there is. Distributions (or distros for short) are operating systems built on top of the Linux kernel. Just like with Ubuntu’s live CD, there are many distributions that allow you…

LVM Root Disk

Computers need disks to store their operating system, programs and data. Good old disk partition management has not changed much over time. Using either MBR (created in 1983) or modern GPT paritions you are still using statically allocated partitions and filesystems. It can be challenging to deal with static partitions because initial choices can not…

Our Mobile Future

Computing device choices of US consumers seem to increasingly indicate we prefer mobile devices, the web and the mobile web. Unix-like operating systems play a big role underneath it all. It will be interesting to see how these trends converge in the coming year. There are about as many mobile phone subscriptions as people in…

Mark Shuttleworth’s keynote at the Orlando UDS Developer Summit

http://youtu.be/0bOwyGYTMv8 Mark Shuttleworth’s keynote at the Orlando UDS Developer Summit on October 31, 2011. The Ubuntu Developer Summit is the seminal Ubuntu event to define the focus and plans for our up-coming version of Ubuntu. The event pulls together Canonical engineers, community members, partners, ISVs, into an environment focused on discussion and planning. The Ubuntu…

Linux’s 20 Year Anniversary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ocq6_3-nEw Linux is celebrating it’s 20 year anniversary this year 1991 to 2011. According to Linux’s founder Linus Torvalds it’s true birthday is between August 25th 1991 when the first newsgroup post was made public and October 5th 1991 when version 0.02 was made public.   To commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the Linux…

Close your Windows: Open Ubuntu

Why do most people use Windows as our computer operating system? Windows is used by 88% of computer users as their operating system , MacIntosh is 6%, iOs 3%, Java ME 1%, Android 1%, and Linux is 1% according the latest figures from http://www.realtimestats.com/. Link http://marketshare.hitslink.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?spider=1&qprid=8. Windows definitely has an operating system monopoly with no…

Why I Use Linux Ubuntu

This article is geared for the unconverted and was published on my blog dark energi.   I have been enjoying and using Linux for many years. Currently I am a member of Berkeley Linux Users Group (BLUG) www.berkeleylug.com/. Linux is a free computer operating system similar to Windows and Mac although technically only the kernel…