If you’re using Ubuntu, your computer is probably running at a pretty good speed, allowing you to do what you need to without having to wait around. However, there are some circumstances when it’s still not fast enough, or you’d like to squeeze out as much performance as possible. Show More Summary
Now that I'm running Ubuntu Linux, I'd like to change the desktop wallpaper photo. What's the fast way to pick a new picture? The post Change Desktop Wallpaper in Ubuntu Linux? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.
I'm running Ubuntu 15.0 Linux on my home file server and so far it's going great, but I can't figure out how to force an app update. What's the easiest way to update the programs on my Ubuntu box? The post Update Programs and Apps on Ubuntu Linux? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.
Can Linux keep up with Windows 10 in modern gaming -- and does SteamOS improve the situation?
Drone manufacturer DJI and Canonical, the corporate entity behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, today announced the launch of Manifold, a small embedded computer that’s optimized for building applications for drones. Read More
You’ve installed Ubuntu on your PC. Perhaps you’re a long-term Linux user, or you’ve just swapped from Windows. Either way, you’ve noticed that things could be faster. Don’t worry – here are five ways you can tweak Ubuntu to speed things...Show More Summary
My professor has assigned all of us to run and learn Ubuntu Linux as part of my operating systems class and I really don't want to get another computer. Is there a way I can easily run Ubuntu on my MacBook? The post Easiest way to run Ubuntu Linux on my Mac system? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.
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