Ubuntu Gutsy will come with Compiz

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| Anyway, in a Technical Board meeting yesterday it was decided that we will
| have Compiz enabled by default in Ubuntu 7.10, barring any obscene blowups
| before the beta.
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http://topicpulse.com/articles/artic...e_with_compiz/

Thanks to AMD/ATI's move.

Ubuntu comes knocking on Oracle's door

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| Ubuntu is best know for its desktop Linux distribution which Dell ships on
| its consumer Linux desktop PCs, but the group is seeing an increasing
| interest in its server version that was launched in 2005.
|
| Certification for third party applications such as Oracle's database is
| considered critical for the continued growth of Canonical's support services.
| Firms that seek professional support typically also require that their
| software and hardware are certified to run the Linux distribution.
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http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...nocking-oracle


Related:

Oracle's got a giant Red Hat fork coming, says spaceman

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| Oracle's assault on Linux looks to take the shape of a fork in the near
| future, according to Canonical founder and Ubuntu chief Mark Shuttleworth.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07..._oscon_ubuntu/


Is Unbreakable a long-term Linux play?

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| After initial cynicism I have been forced to rethink my opinion on a couple
| of occassions, notably Oracle's patent pledge, the naming of customers and
| the naming of partners, although I remain unconvinced that OEL is a long-term
| strategy for the company as opposed to an attempt to disrupt the market. *
|
| Linux is clearly a long-term commitment. Oracle Enterprise Linux? Not sure.
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http://www.businessreviewonline.com/...eakable_1.html


Ubuntu chief: Oracle Linux has 'tactical value'

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| Oracle has the ability to support Linux, and doing so could
| have "tactical value" for the database company, the founder
| of Ubuntu Linux--and a potential Oracle partner--said Friday.
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http://news.com.com/2100-7344_3-6128...8259&subj=news


Shuttleworth: Oracle-Ubuntu partnership only a matter of time

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| Canonical Ltd. CEO Mark Shuttleworth said a partnership with
| Oracle is no longer a matter of if, but when.
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http://searchopensource.techtarget.c...226514,00.html
http://tinyurl.com/yht7mk


Oracle's mixed messages on "compatibility" with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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| No offense, Oracle, but if it looks like a fork, smells like a fork, and acts
| like a fork, it's a fork, and "fully compatible" is simply not a credible
| guarantee. You can't change someone else's code and crown it "fully
| compatible."
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http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9772650-16.html


Oracle claims no Linux ulterior motive

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| Oracle is using LinuxWorld to try and calm concerns its Enterprise Linux and
| Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) will fork Red Hat and fragment the Linux
| market.
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http://www.channelregister.co.uk/200...e_uln_red_hat/