Thanks to Nelson Mandela, I have a new favorite word. I'm serious about this; I like this word a lot. I've known about "Ubuntu" for years, but I always thought it was a distribution of the Linux open source operating system. I've installed and used Ubuntu Linux often. Show More Summary
The Linux Journal Readers’ Choice Awards are out with the current issue. Let’s talk about some of them. The number one distribution was, as usual Ubuntu. But, Ubuntu only got 16 percent, with Debian coming in second at 14.1 percent. So, one could say that Debian is strong since Ubuntu is based on Debian. One…
Canonical has struck its first partnership to provide the Ubuntu Touch operating system to a maker of phones, reports CNET. Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth told CNET that its mobile Linux operating system will appear on high-end smartphones next year, though he didn't name the manufacturing partner. Show More Summary
I’m becoming a technology curmudgeon. For as long as I can remember I’ve used a traditional window manager on Linux. Maybe I’m just stuck in my ways but I’m convinced that the combination of Focus Follows Mouse (with a 450ms auto-raise delay), the ThinkPad TrackPoint, and middle-click scrolling is the most efficient way to navigate windows. Show More Summary
Boston Limited has announced a new server based on ARM processors and certified to run Ubuntu Linux 13.10, a move that could further stir up growing interest in ARM servers. When it ships, the Viridis Microserver will be one of the few commercially available ARM servers. Show More Summary
Dell has started selling a thin and light touchscreen laptop called the XPS 13 Developer Edition, which will have Ubuntu Linux OS and Intel's fourth-generation Core processors, code-named Haswell. The laptop, code-named Sputnik, has a 13.3-inch touchscreen and will run on Ubuntu 12.04 OS. Show More Summary
It looks like privately-held Dell is still backing Project Sputnik, a set of developer-oriented laptops configured with Ubuntu Linux. These laptops are Dell’s attempt to win back open-source oriented web developers that drifted from PCs to Macs but probably hate the whole iOS walled garden. Dell also […]
October is one of the months where new generations of the Ubuntu Linux distro and its cousins like Xubuntu are released. That means by the time November rolls around all the buntu remixes are released which in many cases are better than the original. For example take Voyager that is based on Xubuntu. It’s been Read more [+]
Well, this is disappointing. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, apparently has decided to act like a trademark bully. The maker of a fairly popular version of Linux sent a cease-and-desist letter to the website FixUbuntu.com, which...Show More Summary
Seeking a bigger slice of the public cloud pie, Canonical has joined forces with Pivotal to reposition Ubuntu at the center of the open PaaS ecosystem. Under the partnership, the Linux distributor will integrate an OpenStack-based version of Cloud Foundry … Continue reading ?
The underlying technology of Linux, the core that powers millions of websites around the world, is fantastic. Further, the overall philosophy of giving back to the public, of doing something purely for the wellbeing of the people is good. Show More Summary
October 17th isn't the sexiest date on the calendar. One might expect announcements from two of the leading desktop operating system makers to come on some other day than a middle-of-the-month Thursday. And yet, today was the launch date for updates to both Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13, and the......
Just like clockwork, here comes the latest release of Ubuntu: version 13.10 Saucy Salamander. Like April's Raring Ringtail, this update is mostly about fine tuning the things that already make Ubuntu the Linux distro of choice for many out there. Performance has been improved, especially in Unity...
Ubuntu 13.10 is available now, and it brings a few small improvements to the desktop Linux OS—most notably a more comprehensive web search in the Dash called "Smart Scopes." It's also as Ubuntu Touch as the first stable release for phones. Read more...
Canonical today announced Ubuntu 13.10, a new version of its Linux operating system that offers the same user experience on smartphones and desktop computers. Canonical says the operating system now includes a number of core mobile apps, such as a browser, calendar, clock, weather, and calculator. Show More Summary
Saucy Salamander has hatched, but Mir and next-gen Unity are still incubating.
Canonical continues to make the Ubuntu server edition speedier and more versatile in cloud environments. The newest version of the Linux distribution, which will be ready for downloading October 17, comes with a faster installer as well as an updated lightweight container technology that can clone new environments more quickly. Show More Summary
In a bold show of support for one of the most popular Linux distributions, The French Gendarmerie now employes 37,000 Ubuntu desktops. The move is part if a broader migration toward open source software that will see the French national police using 72,000 Ubuntu workstations by the summer of next year. Show More Summary
Linux has been around since 1991, but the most famous distros – from Ubuntu to Fedora to Mint – were born in the mid-2000?s. Slackware, by contrast, dates back to 1992. You read that correctly: 1992. Slackware remains the oldest actively maintained distro, and to this day remains true to its (non-user friendly) roots. Show More Summary
Will phone-flavoured Um Bongo be polished off in time for October? Ubuntu Linux maker Canonical is rushing to finish the smartphone-friendly version of its distro for its 17 October launch.…