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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Customizing Unity

Although the Unity Desktop Manager has made HUGE performance and usability strides since the initial release in Ubuntu 11.10, some people are still put off by a number of the limitations in customizing the look and behavior of the window manager.

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Codecs and Multimedia Updates

As part of the new LTS version from Ubuntu, some of the more “long standing” ways of doing things have changed just a bit.

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Ubuntu 14.04: Hardware Compatibility Updates

As Ubuntu moves more and more spiritually away from being another “Linux” Distribution (check their site, the word Linux is not to be found, they have changed the language to refer to themselves as “the world’s most popular open source desktop operating system” instead), they continue to make efforts in certifying hardware from various vendors […]

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Linux and Oracle JDK: Add or Install

Although all distributions of Linux have access to a purely open source “Java” for application support and basic Java development (called OpenJDK with the IcedTea Java Compiler), we all know that there are certain pieces of the full JDK that are missing or have yet to be reverse engineered and release as purely open source.

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Major Application Updates

Over the last few weeks, we have been talking about the first new LTS version from Ubuntu in two years and some of the major changes to the operating system that you can expect to see once you take the plunge.

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS User Interface: Menus and Window Decorations

In our last article, we casually mentioned a number of the changes that have taken place between Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS over the last two years.

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS: Quick Change Review

With the recent release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (affectionately known as “Trusty Tahr”), there are a number of people (and organizations) that have been waiting to upgrade from LTS to LTS desktop or server.

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SteamOS – Installation

Following up on our first article on SteamOS, we are going to talk about the more manual installation method.

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SteamOS – Introduction

With the recent announcement and subsequent beta release of SteamOS, we wanted to take the opportunity to talk about the new operating system and what it means to the community.

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Introduction to Linux: In The Beginning…

Like all things in life, a beginning.