Canonical aims for sub $400 Ubuntu-based smart phone

It’s still several months away from hitting the market but an official of Linux distribution maker Canonical is dropping hints about the new smart phone it is developing. TheInquirer.net reports that  CEO Mark

Published on: March 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Android’s open-source challengers

One of the big selling points of the Android ecosystem is that the operating system is open source. That means handset manufacturers can modify it to work on their handsets and tablets, or

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Sean Carruthers

Dell’s Ubuntu laptop beta gets rave reviews

SAN FRANCISCO -- Fans of Ubuntu Linux may recall a project launched by Dell back in May to create an Ubuntu-loaded laptop specifically for developers. Dubbed Project Sputnik, the effort back then had already

Published on: July 20th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Ubuntu Linux 12.04 ‘Precise Pangolin’ is here at last

SAN FRANCISCO --After months of widespread anticipation, the latest version of Canonical's popular Linux distribution--Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin”--was released in its final form early Thursday morning. “For PC users, Ubuntu 12.04 supports

Published on: April 27th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Sabayon Linux 8 Debuts with a Dash of Cinnamon

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Linux Mint project has made quite a splash in the Linux world over the past few months, not just for the growing popularity of its user-friendly operating system but

Published on: February 13th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Ubuntu creator: be wary of cloud lock-in

LONDON -- Cloud infrastructure was always meant to be based on open standards, and organisations that choose to buy capacity from public clouds that only support one standard are creating problems for themselves

Published on: January 31st, 2012 sophie curtis

The myth of ‘bulletproof’ Linux

Starry-eyed Linux desktop enthusiasts could become passive conduits for malware, security experts warn. From a quick perusal of support forums for the Ubuntu Linux distribution, you’ll notice that the necessity of an antivirus

Published on: January 12th, 2012 brian bloom

Seven open source predictions for 2011

1. Android, Android, AndroidThis feels like a no-brainer at this point, but Android is clearly going to continue on its upward path throughout 2011. Holding nearly a quarter of the smart phone market

Published on: January 3rd, 2011 Katherine Noyes

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to ship with lots of ISV support

Canonical Ltd. officials are emphasizing software vendor support in the release this week of upgrades to the company's Ubuntu open source Linux platform.The company will make available on Thursday desktop and server versions of

Published on: April 28th, 2010 Paul Krill