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[30 Apr 2011 | 45 Comments | 45,569 views]
Ubuntu Linux 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) is out

Ubuntu rolled out its latest Linux distribution — 11.04, which has been dubbed Natty Narwhal — was released on Thursday (April 28) and comes with a couple of new features worth mentioning.
Let’s get the irritating parts of the distribution out of the way first. First of all, this thing takes a couple of hours to install, including the download over a broadband Internet connection and the expected configuration, obnoxious prompt screens, etc. The download and upgrade takes quite some time, clocking in at over two hours form start to finish. …

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[27 Jan 2011 | 4 Comments | 12,528 views]
Linux and ‘Microsoft Trained Brain Syndrome’

What’s one of the obstacles preventing Microsoft Windows users to make the switch to Linux?
According to Erik Rasmussen — a member of the Milwaukee Linux Users Group and a former member of Microsoft’s Windows Vista Technical Adoption Program (TAP) for Rapid Deployment — said a major obstacle is something that he (and others) call Microsoft Trained Brain Syndrome. What is that condition? Simply put, people who suffer from it labor under the impression that certain tasks can only be accomplished with the tools that Microsoft provides.
“I wanted to completely jump …