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Ready to jump on the latest Ubuntu, but don’t want to mess up your current Ubuntu installation?  Here’s how you can painlessly upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10, or any later normal release of Ubuntu, directly from the Update Manager.

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Our friends over at StackOverflow, the same guys that run the Super User site you’re all familiar with, have launched a new site that is now the official QnA site for Ubuntu.

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VPN-ing into your server will allow you to connect to every possible service running on it, as if you were sitting next to it on the same network, without individually forwarding every port combination for every service you would like to access remotely.

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Sometimes you need to use a VPN connection to grant access to remote network resources and for that you use a VPN, but if you don’t want all of your client traffic to go through the VPN link, you’ll need to setup your VPN to connect in a “split tunnel” mode. Here’s how to do it on Ubuntu.

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Ready to breathe new life into your netbook?  Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 includes an innovative new look and feel and support for most netbooks without any extra configuration.  Let’s take a look at the newest features.

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If you’re a heavy Evernote user, the one reason you can’t switch to Linux full-time is that there’s no dedicated client, and the web interface looks like it was purposely designed to cause pain.

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Ubuntu 10.10 is the first version of Ubuntu to come with the Ubuntu font family, and it uses it for many user interface elements by default.

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While most geeks rely on DSL to get a quick Linux fix from a flash drive or Live CD, we’ve come across an even lighter distro.  Tiny Core Linux is a very lightweight distro based on Linux 2.6 kernel, Busybox, Tiny X, a...

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Have you noticed your VMware virtual machines sees like they’re sluggish and slow to respond?  Here’s how you can quickly defragment your virtual disks to make them fast as they were originally.

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Maverick Metro [via OMG! Ubuntu!]

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If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on the latest Ubuntu Linux release, it’s available now in a release candidate—or you could wait until the 10th when the final version comes out.

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While most geeks love keyboard shortcuts, it’s also useful to make the most out of your mouse as well. Here are a few tips for making the most of your GNOME experience by combining the keyboard and the mouse for additional features you might not have known about.

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Star Wars Linux [DesktopNexus]

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Enclosing text in quotation marks is fairly standard practice on the command line, especially when dealing with files that have spaces in the names, but how do you know whether to use single or double quotes? Let’s take a look at the difference, and when you should use one vs the other.

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There’s loads of themes out there for Ubuntu or other distributions of Linux running the Gnome environment, but most of them aren’t that great. This one looks great.

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If you’ve added a PPA and run into a nasty bug in your updated software, you should revert back to the Ubuntu repositories. Doing it safely can be tricky – fortunately Ubuntu Tweak can do this for us.

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It doesn’t matter if you are using Windows, OS X, or Linux, everyone should do regular backups of their information. In Linux one of the easiest ways to do automated backups is with Simple Backup (SBackup). Here is how you can set up SBackup to make sure you have a backup of all your important files.

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Ubuntu gets its stability from heavily testing new versions of software. However, if you want to risk some instability and try out the latest versions of your favourite programs, we’ll show you how!

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The bloggers over at cloud-storage service SpiderOak have posted an awesome image depicting a tug-of-war contest between the Ubuntu mascots (plus the SUSE Gecko) and the various cats representing Mac O.S. releases.

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Connecting to file servers is something most people do on a daily basis even without thinking about it. In Linux, it may not be intuitive how to quickly connect to a samba or ftp server without a separate program. Here are a few different ways to connect to a remote file server without needing to touch a terminal.

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What do you get when you mix up a good dose of nostalgia and the new purple color for Ubuntu’s default wallpapers? These two wonderful looking wallpapers that will add a touch of style to your Ubuntu install.

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If It Moves, Compile It [DesktopNexus]

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A quick and fun video to watch for anyone who loves Ubuntu.

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If you’re anything like me, you probably have Ubuntu running on your older computers, and they often have smaller hard drives so you’re looking to save every bit of drive space you can. Here’s an easy trick to free up a surprising amount of drive space.

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