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It's one thing when Apple tips their hat to Microsoft by announcing that Bing is now a selectable search engine within the next iOS release, but when someone in the Linux world gives a hat tip to Apple, well, we all had to check and make sure the world below wasn't frozen over. Canonical's CEO Chris Kenyon recently had a discussion surrounding tablets and slate PCs, and this is one of the lines: "The devices world is a really exciting space right now and we're really bullish on it; hats off to the iPad team for doing what they did." There's no doubt that many people are crediting Apple to bringing mainstream attention to a form factor that failed years ago in most sectors, and now everyone seems... Read more...
Linux doesn't get nearly the attention or credit it deserves in the consumer realm. Most web servers run on Linux, and anyone who engages in secondary education in programming will undoubtedly spend some serious time within a Linux environment. Yet, out in the public realm, hardly any average consumer would understand how to get around within an Ubuntu setup, let alone something with a less user-friendly UI. Today, Canonical (makers of Ubuntu) revealed a new desktop environment called 'Unity' at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, which will be a desktop environment for Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition, released in October 2010. It's available today for developers building applications for the netbook environment,... Read more...
There aren't too many Linux users out there in the consumer world, at least from a global market share perspective. But there's no doubt that Ubuntu is about as popular a variant as they come for Linux, and the newest version has just recently been released. The new version is 10.04 LTS, which is arriving right around a year after 9.10 "Karmic Koala" launched. This new version, also known as Lucid Lynx," promises lots of worthwhile changes for those looking to upgrade, and it's also one of the most accessible for consumers that are considering a switch to a truly open-sourced operating system. Aside from being quicker on nearly every machine, with boot speeds in particular being notably improved.... Read more...
Well, well -- we suppose it was only a matter of time. Just about anyone who is anyone is diving head first into the cloud phenomenon (that includes Google, Panda, AMD and CherryPal to name a few), and thus, so will Ubuntu. What's likely the world's most well known flavor of Linux has decided to debut another varient: Ubuntu One. Canonical just got done releasing the next major update to the desktop flavor of the OS (Ubuntu 9.04), but obviously stopping there would just be too easy. Ubuntu One, in essence, is a cloud-based computer synchronization tool that reportedly enables users to "sync files between home and office, and to share files with others, all automatically and all over the web (or... Read more...
After a long, long wait, Ubuntu Linux fans have been testing out the latest flavor all weekend. Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop, which is more affectionately known as "Jaunty Jackalope," has just been made available. Also of note, the Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix -- which is obviously tweaked to work best on low-power netbooks -- can be downloaded today. Oh, and if you're into servers, Ubuntu 9.04 Server is best suited for your needs.If you're new to the Linux realm, here's an overview about what exactly this operating system -- which is totally free to download, install and use, by the way -- brings. Ubuntu is a community developed operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. Whether... Read more...
IBM and Business Partners Introduce a Linux-Based, Virtual Desktop Customers Significantly Lower Costs by Combining the Power of IBM, Virtual Bridges and Canonical for a Linux-Based, Security-Rich, Microsoft-Desktop Alternative ARMONK, NY--(Marketwire - December 4, 2008) - IBM (NYSE: IBM), Virtual Bridges and Canonical today announced general availability of a Linux-desktop solution designed to drive significant savings compared with Microsoft-desktop software by amplifying Lotus collaboration software and Ubuntu to a larger user base through virtualization.This solution runs open standards-based email, word processing, spreadsheets, unified communication, social networking and other software... Read more...
It appears that a bug in a network driver used in the kernel of the latest alpha release of the popular Ubuntu Linux distro is damaging Intel network controllers, sometimes irreparably.In bug #263555 on the bugs.launchpad.net website titled, "[intrepid] 2.6.27 e1000e driver places Intel ICH8 and ICH9 gigE chipsets at risk", it is noted that the NVRAM on Intel 82566 and 82567 based LAN controllers is being corrupted, but the bug seems to have affected only notebook users at this point..."In some circumstances it appears possible for the 2.6.27-rc kernels to corrupt the NVRAM used by some Intel network parts to store data such as MAC addresses.This is limited to the new e1000e driver, and reports... Read more...
If you've kept tabs on recent Linux happenings at all, it has become abundantly clear that Ubuntu Linux has become rather popular and what some might call the "Linux distro of choice".  This trend seems to be pretty obvious to memory manufacture Super Talent, and for a limited time they will bundle a free CD containing the Ubuntu Desktop Edition Linux operating system and the OpenOffice software suite with its line of MasterDrive MX SSDs.  This is obviously a way to add value rather cost efficiently for a high priced product like an SSD.San Jose, California – July 1, 2008 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, announced... Read more...
Dell has announced  it will be offering a version of the open-source operating system Linux, called Ubuntu, on a small number of desktop and laptop models. They apparently announced it by sending an e-mail on Friday from an un-named Dell employee to a blogger named Jeremy Garcia who runs a Linux advocate site. John Hull, manager for Linux OS technologies for Dell followed up today on Dell's website: Dell will offer only add-on peripherals and hardware options "that have the most mature and stable Linux driver support," Hull wrote. "These hardware options have been thoroughly tested by the Linux team here at Dell." The company will configure and install open-source drivers... Read more...
XYZComputing has an interesting article for the Ubuntu community. They make their case for adding CNR to Ubuntu, which would give users an easier way to install this highly touted Linux OS.CNR is "a software delivery service designed for Linspire users that makes it easy to install Linux software". Rather than installing programs using the standard tools, like Synaptic or apt, Linspire users can search through the warehouse, choose a program, and then have one-click installation. CNR is a tiered system which offers a gold package. With this extras benefits and features are available including update notifications and discounts on commercial software. ... Read more...
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