Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Mar 2010 17:01 UTC, submitted by hotice
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Well, this is a welcome surprise for those of us waiting for Ubuntu 10.04, the Lucid Lynx. Several users are reporting that their iPod Touches and iPhones (including the 3GS) work in alpha 3 - without tweaking, without jailbreaking, without patching - with Nautilus and Rythmbox.
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The REAL story
by Theodric on Mon 1st Mar 2010 18:58 UTC
Theodric
Member since:
2008-12-10

Somehow I think the biggest news in this article is

"Over the weekend, I moved my main desktop over to Linux entirely (erasing Windows), so this functionality couldn't have come at a better time."

What what WHAAT? Damn Thom, I didn't see that coming. Good to have you in the camp of Good and Light finally.

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RE: The REAL story
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 1st Mar 2010 19:10 in reply to "The REAL story"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

What what WHAAT? Damn Thom, I didn't see that coming. Good to have you in the camp of Good and Light finally.


I've been using Linux in one form or another since 2001 or 2002. I've always had Linux installs around since then. The difference is that over the past few months, I came to realise I needed to invoke my Grand Rule of Thumb: if a Free alternative is at least almost as good as the non-Free alternative, then Free it is.

Mind, though, that I still have countless (okay, two) other machines running Windows 7. They're both media centres running Boxee (living room and bedroom).

The only remaining problem right now is my deep-rooted hatred for OpenOffice - but I'm willing to lose a few nails and hairs over that one.

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RE[2]: The REAL story
by KMDF on Mon 1st Mar 2010 19:46 in reply to "RE: The REAL story"
KMDF Member since:
2010-02-17

You'll be back. :-)

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RE[2]: The REAL story
by viator on Mon 1st Mar 2010 20:29 in reply to "RE: The REAL story"
viator Member since:
2005-10-11

Well my problem with open office has always been that it was slow as molasses. With 3.2 speed has increased quite noticeably. That and a few fixes in spreadsheets and ive been using it exclusively. We were using office 2000 in windows for all of our office needs. Congrats on your move to linux been using it since mandrake (now using (mostly)ubuntu)

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RE[2]: The REAL story
by Radio on Mon 1st Mar 2010 22:07 in reply to "RE: The REAL story"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Mind, though, that I still have countless (okay, two) other machines running Windows 7. They're both media centres running Boxee (living room and bedroom).

...Wait, isn't Boxee available for linux boxes?

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RE[2]: The REAL story
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 00:48 in reply to "RE: The REAL story"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Now, the important follow ups:

What distro?
What window manager?

Keep in mind that the answers to these questions will both inform us and provide context for all further reviews of different OS topics. I'll even invoke my mayflower privilege of extending protection under the fifth amendment to the US constitution (right to avoid self incrimination) to a non citizen.

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RE[2]: The REAL story
by Lennie on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 19:15 in reply to "RE: The REAL story"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

And ofcourse Chrome Beta is available for Linux, that you couldn't have lifed without I'm sure. ;-)

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