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Posts under tag: Ubuntu

August 12, 2010

How to add a desktop dictionary to Ubuntu

Follow the simple steps to check your text with Google

If you do a lot of writing, a desktop dictionary tool can be a powerful asset. With it, you can highlight a word within any program and then click the dictionary icon in your menu bar, which will open a new Web browser window containing the definition of the word.

To add a desktop dictionary to your Ubuntu installation, use the Googlizer applet, which can be installed using Synaptic Package Manager. (more…)

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July 26, 2010

Dell drops Ubuntu option from website

Credit: workswithu.com

Stops selling Linux PCs online.

Despite previously claiming that Linux systems are safer than those running Windows, PC maker Dell has stopped selling computers pre-installed with the Ubuntu operating system via its website – the principle source of orders for the company

Dell will continue to sell laptops and desktop machines pre-loaded with Ubuntu Linux – but only over the phone. (more…)

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May 1, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04 hit by major bug on release day


It’s the end of April. Spring is here, and so is Ubuntu 10.04. Or at least, that’s the plan. Canonical’s rigid release schedule is awesome for many reasons — one of which is the amount of excitement it generates around each new Ubuntu release. However, I don’t think this is the kind of excitement Mr. Shuttleworth had in mind when the «fixed schedule» policy was set.
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March 18, 2010

Kernel vulnerabilities discovered in Ubuntu

New post by ZD Net author Adrian Kingsley-Hughes:

I just know other outlets will eventually pick up on this and add nonsense and subtract the facts at their own leisure, so I thought it worthwhile to get in early.

A kernel vulnerabilities have been uncovered across a range of Ubuntu releases, covering 6.06 LTS to 9.10, also including Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu distros. (more…)