Today's news scan turned up several interesting entries. First up is Linux.com's piece highlighting three key moments in Linux history. A new Scientific Linux review is out. Two KDE release announcements were posted. OMG!Ubuntu! has a list of seven features you're going to love in Ubuntu 14.04. Show More Summary
What started out as quite the slow news day turned out to be deceptively interesting. OMG!Ubuntu! has picked out five of the best community submissions for Ubuntu 14.04 wallpapers and Chema Martin posted a "visual tour" of Fedora 20....Show More Summary
It was one of those slow news days in the feeds and searches, but there were a few eye catchers. PCPro is running a piece telling LibreOffice to just ignore Microsoft's attempts to retain their monopoly in UK government offices. In what's turning into a series on Linux jobs, Libby Clark talks to the Dice president about Linux hiring in IT today. Show More Summary
The software development company best known for its Debian-based Linux operating system Ubuntu respected the promise it made last year, …
No, seriously, you probably can't The first smartphones running Ubuntu will ship this year, Canonical now says – although the Linux vendor's hardware partners are hardly the first companies you might guess.…
Canonical, the company that publishers Ubuntu (a free/open operating system based on GNU/Linux) has announced that it will ship two Ubuntu OS phones this year, in partnership with two manufacturers, one in Europe and one in China.
The first official Ubuntu hardware partners have been announced and companies you've never heard of! Expect the phones later this year, but don't set your heart on US availability you crazy Linux junkie. Read more...
March Shuttleworth posted this morning that Ubuntu will be supporting systemd rather than its own Upstart initiation system. This comes a day after The Fridge ran a post explaining why derivative distributions must obtain a license from Ubuntu to use their packages. Show More Summary
Ubuntu and Fedora aren’t the only major Linux distributions out there: there’s also openSUSE. This RPM-based distribution celebrated the release of version 13.1 on November 19th, and there’s a reason why this release is so important....Show More Summary
Ceph, an open source, software-defined storage system that is starting to make a big impact in cloud deployments, is already well-known to many Ubuntu Linux users and administrators. Now, with a new version 1.1 of Ceph Enterprise it's also certified for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. Show More Summary
Intel's mini desktop handles four prominent distros with a few headaches.
The newsfeeds were so chocked full of goodies today I only made it half way through. Carla Schroder has a review of openSUSE 13.1 out today and darkduck.com has a screenshot tour of the latest Zorin OS. Linux For You has a look at different Linux career opportunities. Show More Summary
'Long road' ahead before they'll be sold in carriers' stores Commercial smartphones running the mobile version of the Ubuntu Linux distro probably won't be available through carriers until 2015 at the earliest, a Canonical spokesman has revealed.…
Are you sick of the Windows 8 Metro/Modern look? Are you a Linux user, but not too keen on Ubuntu? Maybe it’s time you tried KDE. And if you’re curious about KDE, what better place to start than “Guide To KDE: The Other Linux Desktop”, the latest free manual from MakeUseOf. Show More Summary
Future versions of Ubuntu -- my preferred flavor of the GNU/Linux operating system -- will include a search tool for torrents that will include results from The Pirate Bay.
Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu founder and closest real-life equivalent to Tony Stark, announced a new breed of laptop powered by two burgeoning fields of development: Linux and ARM CPUs. These two technologies appear destined to usher in a new age of mobile productivity, as foreshadowed by the Chromebook. Show More Summary
Does this mean Linux gets a real chance on mobile? Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth is no stranger to exploring rarefied territory. The man has, after all, been to space.…
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