Ubuntu on Windows -- The Ubuntu Userspace for Windows Developers A team of sharp developers at Microsoft has been hard at work adapting some Microsoft research technology to basically perform real time translation of Linux syscalls into Windows OS syscalls. Linux geeks can think of it sort of the inverse of "wine" -- Ubuntu binaries running natively in Windows. Microsoft calls it their "Windows Subsystem for Linux". [more inside]
On the occasion of a new Terminator movie, io9 brings us a list of Every Time Travel Movie Ever, Ranked. Spoiler: Back to the Future is at the top, The Lake House is at the bottom, and Star Trek IV is in the middle.
Canonical's Ubuntu for Android offers a full Ubuntu Linux distribution running on a dual core Android smartphone when placed in a docking station. (photos) [more inside]
In the wake of the release of Lucid Lynx, the latest version of Ubuntu ("Perfect", "Mactastic"), Canonical have unveiled Unity and Ubuntu Light, a new desktop environment and implementgation of Ubuntu aimed at the netbook and tablet market as well as offering an "instant web" experience that can either be stand-alone or on a dual booting device. Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth discusses the design process behind Unity. Ars Technica Hands on. (last two links via)
I am inspired by YesButNoButYes's 2006 List of Lists of Lists, which rightfully includes Fimoculous' List of Lists and The list of McSweeney's Lists, but missed BestWeekEver's 10 Best Lists (ironically only #7 of their 10 Best 10 Best Lists) and Alternet's (less political than usual) Ten Best Top-Ten Lists. I would have put these in numerical order, but you all would have killed me for it. There's also the perennial (Not Necessarily Canonical) List of Canonical Lists, and while not thoroughly Meta, I loved Valleywag's Top Ten Rules for a Top Ten List (ironically under-Digged) and Letterman's Top Ten Signs You Are Not One Of The Most Fascinating People Of 2006 (of which, only #4 applies to me) via Miss C. who also compiled the first list and who I am NOT cyberstalking, honest!