Early last month, Canonical announced its foray into the smartphone market with the Ubuntu Phone. Offering an alternative to iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Symbian if you swing that way, Canonical's Linux mobile OS could be a refreshing new take on mobile operating systems, but when will that refreshing take hit the market?
With all the excellent Linux distributions available today, it can be easy to focus exclusively on the few that dominate the headlines, such as Ubuntu Linux, Linux Mint, Fedora, and Mageia Linux, to name just a few. Scanning DistroWatch...Show More Summary
A problem with a kernel driver for Samsung laptops has caused numerous users to find their machines “bricked” after trying to boot Linux on them. That's according to several reports on the Ubuntu Linux bug tracker that name the 530U3C,...Show More Summary
The Linux community has taken the Ubuntu Linux operating system, and forked it into a number of freely-available customized distributions.
Yes, this is definitely a Linux phone.
The company behind the popular Steam online gaming platform is definitely not impressed by the latest Windows version and is instead pushing Windows developers to Ubuntu Linux instead.
Canonical is nothing if not brave. From radically modifying the user interface of Ubuntu Desktop, to pushing into the television market, Canonical is driving Ubuntu far beyond its beginnings as just another Linux distro. With their latest push, an android and iPhone competitor, Ubuntu is skating to where they puck is going to be. Show More Summary
There's no shortage of Android tablets in the marketplace today, but devices that run Ubuntu Linux are still much harder to come by. Canonical's own mobile plans are still a work in progress, of course, but on Monday an intriguing new...Show More Summary
Fedora's Linux distribution may be competing with Ubuntu for the title of silliest update name, but that doesn't diminish the impact of what are often significant revisions. See the just-launched Fedora 18 as an example: while it's called...Show More Summary
The Italian-based DaVinci Mobile has debuted a 10.1-inch tablet designed to dual-boot Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and Ubuntu 12.04 Linux. read more
True, Ubuntu on the phone has many obstacles in its way, but it also has many things going for it as well.
Canonical had an early build of its Ubuntu Linux smartphone operating system at CES and we took a look. It has a clean and fast user interface, though its chances in the market are questionable.
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the company behind the Linux distribution, says the smartphone version will find a niche in countries where Ubuntu is already popular. The man behind the world’s most popular Linux-based operating system, Ubuntu, has given new details about his plans to compete with Google by releasing a version of the software that runs on smartphones.
There are plenty of Linux users out there who are using distributions such as Ubuntu or one of the many distributions which are based from Ubuntu, including Linux Mint. However, no matter what you're using, as long as it uses.deb packages, there's one main distribution where it all comes from - Debian. Show More Summary
Splashtop has already announced that they'll be supporting BlackBerry 10 making it easier than ever to control your Windows PC, Ubuntu Linux PC or Mac desktop from your soon to be released BlackBerry z10 device.
Canonical introduced a specific interface for smartphones based on its popular operating system Linux Ubuntu, using, according to the developers, all four sides of the screen of a mobile device. Thus, as stated in the company, Ubuntu...Show More Summary
Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has never been one to think small. Walking down Oxford Street in London a few years back, he told me that one thing his money gives him is the ability to "see into the future a few years," buying things today (his example was blisteringly fast Internet service) that will be commonplace tomorrow. Show More Summary
A few weeks ago I went through the process of setting up a home server using an old computer, a copy of Ubuntu and Amahi, a free home server that comes with its own repository of extras. Loosely referred to as an "app store" by some, once you’ve set up Amahi, it’s easy to add additional services to your server in just a couple of clicks. Show More Summary
There's a lot of confusion out there about what's what with Ubuntu Linux on phones. Here's some answers for you.
Hard on the heels of Wednesday's splashy unveiling of Ubuntu Linux for phones, Samsung has now reportedly confirmed that it plans to ship new Linux-based mobile devices of its own later this year. Rather than Ubuntu Linux or Linux-based...Show More Summary