Up until Ubuntu went public with Unity, out-of-the-box Linux has always been rather ugly compared to both Windows and Mac. (And depending on who you ask, Ubuntu’s Unity was even a step in the wrong direction!) If you recently switched...Show More Summary
Microsoft's love affair with Linux continues as the company releases HDInsight, Microsoft's big data Hadoop-on-Azure service for Ubuntu Linux on its Azure cloud.
Debian is one of the most popular Linux distributions. It’s solid, dependable, and compared to Arch and Gentoo, relatively easy for newcomers to grasp. Ubuntu is built upon it, and it’s often used to power the Raspberry Pi. It’s also alleged to be in the grasp of America’s intelligence apparatus, according to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Show More Summary
Ubuntu is more than twice as popular on the Amazon cloud as all other operating systems combined.
Getting started with Linux isn’t as tough as it might initially seem, but it’s very easy for me to sit here and type that while you’re sweating over whether to choose Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian etc., and trying to work out how to migrate your data across. Show More Summary
Thanks to customer demand, IBM and Canonical are working on bringing Ubuntu to the Big Blue's z System mainframe.
IBM also open sources code for new "Open Mainframe Project."
You might not think that ‘Linux’ and ‘mainframe’ belong in the same sentence, but IBM has been putting various flavors of Linux on its mainframe computers for 15 years. Today IBM and Canonical announced that the two companies were teaming up to build one running Ubuntu Linux. The new unit is called the LinuxOne. The announcement comes as part of a broader strategy… Read More
Hint: Sorry, Americans Customers worldwide are now able to buy smartphones running the mobile version of Ubuntu Linux, even though many won't be able to get full value out of them.…
For the some time now, the Linux community has been desperately crying out for a good Twitter client. It’s not their fault. There used to be a great many of them. Clients like Destroy Twitter, TweetDeck and Twhirl. The problem is, these were all based on Adobe’s Air runtime, which was discontinued for Linux users around 2011. Show More Summary
Command line calling and parsing SOAP using curl and xmllint ( tested in Ubuntu 12.0, Yocto )
Some PCs are more difficult to run Linux on than others—it’s all about the drivers. Some laptops are available with Linux pre-installed, but plenty aren’t—even though they may make great Linux PCs. The Ubuntu Certified Hardware database helps you find Linux-compatible PCs. Read more...
Canonical today announced the launch of the MX4 Ubuntu Edition, made by its handset partner Meizu. Ubuntu is Canonical's version of Linux. Its latest build is based on a feature Canonical calls Scopes, which are a new way to interact with music, social, web, and photo apps directly on the home screen. Show More Summary
Peppermint combines Ubuntu Linux with Google's Chromium Web browser and cloud services for a modern take on the desktop.
Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, today announced the launch of the second Ubuntu phone in partnership with Spanish manufacturer BQ. While it can’t rival any recent (or even older) Android flagship phones in terms of basic specs, the new BQ Aquaris E5 HD is a step up from BQ’s first Ubuntu phone. Read More
Here’s the cold, hard truth about Linux: the terminal is not going to become obsolete anytime soon, no matter how much you dislike it. Beginner-friendly distributions like Ubuntu and Linux Mint will rarely (if ever) require you to open the terminal emulator, yet they still include it as one of the default applications. Show More Summary
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu Linux, revealed that he's considering taking the company public.
In August 2014, Walmart moved its entire ecommerce stack to OpenStack running on Canonical's Ubuntu Linux.
Canonical may still be mostly known for its Ubuntu Linux distribution, but the company now also offers a number of (paid) services for enterprises, often with a focus on the OpenStack platform. At the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, Canada, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth today introduced his company’s latest offering: Ubuntu Advantage Storage. Read More
Need a desktop OS on your smartphone or tablet alongside Android? Having a lightweight, portable Linux computer by your side can prove remarkably useful, and with more and more devices now able to run Ubuntu it makes sense to choose this distribution. Show More Summary