Canonical is looking to unify interfaces across phones, TVs, tablets, and PCs. Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, says "Our family of interfaces now scales across all screens, so your phone can provide tablet, … Read more
Ubuntu just went 1080p on Dell's sleekest laptop.
Those specifications, with the critical exception of the Ubuntu Linux, are identical to the 1080p XPS 13 for Windows 8. … Read more
It's been said that Ubuntu's open-source operating system would be available on smartphones by the end of the year, and now it's confirmed that consumers can get their hands on such devices in October.
Ubuntu is made by Canonical, and according to the Wall Street Journal, the founder and CEO of Canonical Mark Shuttleworth said that Ubuntu OS smartphones will be available in October and app developers will get access to the OS later this month.
It's not yet clear which smartphones will run Ubuntu's OS, but app developers will be able to work with … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Ubuntu is one of the better known flavors of desktop Linux, but its successes pale in comparison to a mobile version of Linux known as Android. At CES 2013, Ubuntu maker Canonical showed off a pre-release version of the operating system running on high-end Android hardware.
Canonical isn't promising a mere revision of Linux for phones. Its pitch involves a full computing ecosystem, encompassing the desktop version of Ubuntu, the smartphone and a desktop dock for it, and a thin client.
The company said in a press release that it expects to sell Ubuntu phones on a mix … Read more
Why would you? Android and iOS fight for worldwide domination, with no signs of slowing down. Both have extremely well-developed ecosystems that make sharing information across services and even across individual handsets a fairly simple, unified process. App development is strong, and OS updates are regular enough to give phone owners new party tricks to show off.
In the meantime, Microsoft is still reaching deep into its pockets to secure double-digit … Read more
Ubuntu-run smartphones will using the same drivers as Android smartphones, a boon to developers, but will also run well on entry-level smartphones, the organization says. Ubuntu for phones eschews Java in favor of native code.
In fact, Ubuntu's Web site pushes HTML5 and native code apps, a benefit for developers who can create a single app for both the desktop and the PC.
The OS favors swiping gestures to reveal navigation strips and overview pages, similar to RIM's BlackBerry … Read more
Dell began selling its sleekest ultrabook today with a version of Ubuntu Linux.
The XPS 13 ultrabook comes with Ubuntu 12.04 preloaded and is the fruits of a project at Dell to create an Ubuntu-based developer laptop.
"Our first project officially launches today for customers in the United States...We loaded a super sleek Dell machine with Ubuntu to give developers the essentials they want," Dell said in a statement.
And, at $1,549, it is loaded indeed with lots of fast silicon including an Intel Core i7-3517U Ivy Bridge processor, 8GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz, and a 256GB solid state drive. It also sports a 1,366x768 13.3-inch display. … Read more
Every once in a while I try some new version of Linux, some overhauled or updated "distribution" of the operating system that supposedly improves the user experience. And inevitably I get frustrated with it because, well, it's just not Windows.
Not that I have mad love for Windows, mind you, it's just what I'm used to.
Zorin OS 6 is an Ubuntu-based OS that comes closer to re-creating the Windows experience than any other Linux distro I've tried.
For you Linux neophytes out there, Ubuntu is one of most popular and heavily developed versions … Read more