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Happy 10th Birthday Ubuntu!

Ubuntu is 10 today! That's reason to celebrate. I encourage everyone who's ever enjoyed or contributed to Ubuntu to find the most fun, outrageous, and outlandish birthday photo you can and post it to Planet Ubuntu (or to your favourite place if you can't post here). (If you're not a Planet Ubuntu author, please link to your post in the comments so others can find it here.) Here's my favourite birthday photo: Put Orange Candles on Your Head and Celebrate Ubuntu! 10 years may seem like an eternity in the tech world, but I like ...

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Happy Birthday Ubuntu!

Today is Ubuntu’s ten year anniversary. Scott did a wonderful job summarizing many of those early years and his own experience, and while I won’t be as articulate as him, I wanted to share a few thoughts on my experience too. I heard of this super secret Debian startup from Scott James Remnant. When I worked at OpenAdvantage we would often grab lunch in Birmingham, and he filled me in on what he was working on, but leaving a bunch of the blanks out due to confidentiality. I was excited about this new mystery distribution. For many years ...

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Ubuntu Contributors' Guide

I spent a few minutes this morning writing the comprehensive Ubuntu Contributors' Guide. Here it is in all its glory: Yes, that's really all there is to it. It's simple. As obvious as this seems, there are people (names withheld) that will want you to believe otherwise. I'll elaborate in a future post. When you encounter them, please forward a copy of this flow chart. Tell them Randall sent you.

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Writing About Ubuntu? Own Your Own Content

A friend of mine sent me a link from her "+" account last night, publicizing a fundraising effort... Admittedly, I've never been impressed with "+", so I rarely (if ever) look at it. Because she was a friend, and I like to help friends, I decided to go in and see what the link was about. I ended up staying longer than I originally planned and took a look around. What did I see? I saw a lot of people who used to make Planet Ubuntu a lively, exciting, and vibrant place writing prolificly on "+" instead. Sadly and disappointingly, they rarely ...

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Why Smart Phones Aren't - Reason #3

I love movies. I especally love seeing movies in an old-fashioned movie theatre. The smell of popcorn. The immersiveness. The whole sensory experience. Well, almost... Why oh why must I, my friends, and my family be subjected to nonsense warnings that precede every movie shown in a theatre? You know the ones: "Silence your phone", "Silence is golden", "It only takes one phone call to ruin a movie", etc, etc. Even with all that preamble, there is inevitably someone at the theatre that ignores it, or is too distracted by their phone to see the warning. So, the messages are ...

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