London 18th October 2005: The popular Ubuntu operating system is moving from strength to strength, winning awards across the globe for the best Linux distribution. This time, it's the readers of the Linux Journal who have chosen Ubuntu as their favourite.
In the November edition of the Linux Journal, Ubuntu beat the more established distributions in this year's Reader's Choice awards.
In the Linux Journal review, Steve Hastings wrote that "Ubuntu Linux is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to run Linux on a desktop system. It's easy to install and to administer. Everyone from beginners to experts can use and appreciate it. And it's free"
Canonical Ltd is again extremely proud that within a year of launching Ubuntu, it is the favourite Linux for so many people. Combining stability with the latest versions of desktops and applications, Ubuntu continues to grow its user base by being the most flexible and most appealing Linux environment for both end users and servers.
surely some of you have tried Ubuntu. We have users on this site who are very new to Linux and also users who have used Linux for more than 5 years. It doesn't matter how much Linux experience you have, you're hear to learn and to get help. Or maybe you want to find out the lastest news about Ubuntu.
Remember: You can create yourself a user and have your own blog on this site. This enables you to write your experiences, get feedback and maybe even find some new friends. Your blog will surely be read hundreds of times! You will even get promoted to the front page. There's no nicer way to learn Linux and specifically Ubuntu.
I'm looking forward to have some postings of you online soon :)
A complete list can be found here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/breezy/
On Distrowatch you can even get a table of comparison between the different Ubuntu versions, but only for the most important packages.
Since 3 days I'm using Ubuntu 5.10 nonstop now. The installation was easy without any problems. All hardware components on my laptop have been detected successfully.
The improvements to Ubuntu 5.04 make sense and are very useful. The look'n'feel generally is a little bit better, even though I still don't like the standard brown wallpaper.
I tried other brandnew distributions like SUSE 10.0 as well. But no distribution is as fast as Ubuntu 5.10 and has a comparable concept. I don't want to miss the apt thing with Synaptic, for example.
One thing that bothers me, is that Nautilus has no command line, where I can enter a path manually (like the KDE Konqueror). Is there a solution for that?
I ordered Ubuntu 5.10 CDs maybe two weeks ago. Now I logged in again (under https://shipit.ubuntu.com) to see the status and there is no entry under "Previous requests you made".
Does that mean the CDs are already on its way or is my request lost and therefore I'll have to request the CDs again?
Do you want to have a look at the brandnew Ubuntu 5.10? Please have a look at our screenshot section.
If you have a nice Ubuntu desktop, you might want to upload screenshots there as well.
You can download Ubuntu 5.10 DVD Covers here: http://www.pegasus.rutgers.edu/~pax/.
Just print them out and put it together with your Ubuntu CD/DVD in an empty DVD case.
My Acer Travelmate 291LMi always has troubles with the graphics under Linux (at least when first installing). As I bootet Ubuntu 5.10, the graphical welcome screen within GRUB was not visible. When I continued the installation with ENTER, the screen went black forever.
Then I tried the boot parameter "linux vga=771". With that it works just fine, as with most Linux distributions. Maybe you have the same problem under some notebooks and it helps you.
There are installation CDs, live CDs, and combination DVDs for three architectures.
The major new features are:
* Thin Client Integration: Ubuntu is the first distribution in the world to include deeply-integrated thin client technology. This allows you to deploy Ubuntu in large scale networked environments or, for example, in classrooms, with a lightweight Ubuntu image booting over the network. All Ubuntu management tools work for the thin client image as well as for the server.
some Ubuntux artwork on a french site: http://www.tatane.com/index.php/ubuntux-ubuntu-artwork
Thanks for that! Although I'm not sure the author knows this site :)
please have a look at Launchpad.
Bug #1 in upstream ubuntu: "Microsoft has a majority market share" and there's a neat description to fix it :)
Ubuntu 5.10 will be released on October, 13th. In exactly one week :)
Today also the release candidate (RC) came out and can be downloaded on the Ubuntu website or via BitTorrent. The supported plattforms are x86, AMD64 and PowerPC. This is definitely the last version before the final version.
Take care: the CD images are bigger than 650 MB, so you should use at least 700 MB CD-Rs.
There can still be ordered CDs for the final version for free, see http://www.ubuntux.org/node/92.
There are some nice easter eggs in apt-get and aptitude.
1. sudo apt-get moo
2. sudo aptitude moo
no easter eggs in this one? don't trust the message. try the parameter -v.
if the program still claims to have no easter egg inside, try the parameter twice. or even more than twice? you'll find out :)
I tried very hard to install Java and Azureus on my machine. Then I found a Post on the internet with good packackes for ubuntu
there you can get Java...
then i get azureus 64Bit fÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¼r Linux from sourceforge.org.
Uncompress, untar, move to /opt/azureus chmod 777 and starting with ./azureus
and the last thing, i made a link on my startmenu
I have the new (great!) iPod nano. The iPod and iPod mini are being supported by amaroK, but the nano doesn't seem to be supported yet (because it is brandnew). At least, I don't know how to handle it in amaroK 1.3. Does anyone know how to use the iPod nano with Ubuntu?