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]
is a Debian-based Linux distro that is now the fourth most popular Operating System after Windows, Mac and Ubuntu, focusing on usability for those without previous GNU/Linux experience. With Ubuntu declining in popularity
since the introduction of the tablet-oriented Unity desktop interface
, Mint may be taking its old place.
Self-proclaimed "avid, loyal Windows user" and PC World editor Tony Bradley spent 30 days immersing himself in Ubuntu Linux,
and chronicled his experiences as a Linux newbie. His previous project: 30 Days with Google Docs
Is Google willing to censor?
After a December announcement
, Google has quietly begun
filtering piracy- and torrent-related terms from its Autocomplete and Instant services. While much of the content is arguably illegal, and results will still appear in Google's traditional search, one of the affected search terms is "ubuntu torrent
In the wake of the release of Lucid Lynx
, the latest version of Ubuntu ("Perfect"
), 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)
On May 13, security advisories published by Debian
revealed that, for over a year, their OpenSSL libraries have had a major flaw in their CSPRNG
, which is used by key generation
functions in many widely-used applications, which caused the "random" numbers produced to be extremely predictable. [lolcat summary] [more inside]
Ubuntu 8.04's Hardy Heron
has recently perched on millions of desktops worldwide, but what does the future look like for the darling of the open source world? Now entering a new 2-year art developent cycle
, Ubuntu's continuing quest
for "pure, unadulterated, raw, visceral, lustful, shallow, skin deep beauty"
has begun again in earnest. Bleeding edge desktop effects [youtube, music]
are already creeping into the official distribution and the community is eagerly awaiting the new graphical look, promised as a ground-up re-imagination in the next release, Intrepid Ibex
. Watch this space
has quickly become the number one Linux distro
for the desktop. Not only is it free, but it has also made Linux easier to use than ever. Now, Wubi
enables Windows users
to install Ubuntu just like any other application, so you no longer have to mess around with partitions, burning CDs, etc. [more inside]
The How-To Geek
provides hints and tips for a variety of operating systems and popular pieces of software. The how-tos cover a pleasing range of head-slapping I-should-have-known-thats to relatively advanced techniques. Follow the latest
page to read the site in blog form.
is a Linux distribution focused on creative audiovisual pursuits.
Jess does Ubuntu!
I know nothing about Ubuntu
, but Metafilter's own jessamyn
has inspired me to try this on my old PC
before I donate it to a friend. (via)
machines with Ubuntu Feisty preinstalled
. A major step forward for those who want to see Linux on the desktop. As mentioned on Slashdot
is organizing a 'National Day of Truthtelling
' in Durham, NC, on April 28, 2007. They argue that poor judgment does not justify rape, and are gathering women to tell their stories
. Their motto: "It is better to speak
Ballmer: Linux Users Owe Microsoft.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stated at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) conference in Seattle yesterday, that Linux infringes upon his company's intellectual property. Does this signal preparations for all out war against the open source community
? Microsoft's recent acquisition of Novell
was seen as an ominous sign. Or perhaps it's a sign that user friendly versions of linux such as Ubuntu
threaten sales of Microsoft's problematic new VISTA OS
, scheduled for release Nov. 30th for businesses and Jan. 30, 2007 for consumers?
Jesus would run Ubuntu
So all I have to do is take a copy of Ubuntu, add in a couple apps, and I too can start peddling mugs, tshirts, ballcaps
, etc. using their trademarks? I guess so.
I must be getting too used to Apple putting the smack-down on everyone lately, or something...
Version 6.06 "Dapper Drake"
is released today, featuring many GUI improvements and enhancements
. It ight be a good excuse to try out linux if you never have, or upgrade if it's been a while.
The Symphony OS. Microsoft
may have tired something like this before, but it certainly doesn't look as pretty. This beta linux distro is sporting something called the Mezzo Desktop environment
. Under its hood resides a http server and a Mozilla renderer
or more Dashboard widgets for tracking your FedEx packages. You might not get your extended family on to the alterative OS bandwagon, but a different conceptualization
of the desktop never hurts. Instructions on how to get it running on Ubuntu are here