Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Announced

Ubuntu 13.10, codenamed the Saucy Salamander, will debut officially in October 2013, according to Canonical CEO and Linux advocate Mark Shuttleworth.
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Tracing Ubuntu’s Branding Evolution Since 2004

Ubuntu has changed a lot since its early days, as we noted earlier this week.  So, too, has what we could call the Ubuntu brand, or the image of the operating system as Canonical presents it to the world.  And with Ubuntu 13.04 about to debut in just a couple days, this seems like a [...]

Ubuntu 13.04: GNOME vs Unity User Interface Update

Even as Canonical forges ahead to make Unity the basis of Ubuntu for PCs, phones, tablets and TVs, Linux backer is once again officially supporting GNOME.
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Canonical Promotes Ubuntu for Microsoft Azure Cloud

Dell’s not the only big-name channel partner with which Canonical, the company that develops Ubuntu Linux, has been forging closer ties lately. read more Read more at The VAR Guy

App Ecosystem for Ubuntu Mobile Growing Steadily

Despite all the technical and commercial hurdles, Canonical is well on its way to transforming Ubuntu for mobile devices into the real deal.  For proof, look no further than the rapidly maturing application stack for touch-enabled hardware that b…

Ubuntu: Dell Unveils Alienware Laptop Powered By Canonical’s Linux

Despite Microsoft’s potential $2 billion loan to Dell, the PC giant is introducing new Ubuntu Linux options on its Alienware gaming PCs. read more Read more at The VAR Guy

Ubuntu 13.04: Canonical’s Latest Linux – What’s New, What’s Not

Ubuntu 13.04, the latest Linux distribution upgrade from Canonical, arrives April 25. Code-named Raring Ringtail, here’s what to expect from the new Ubuntu release. read more Read more at The VAR Guy

Ubuntu: Riding HP Moonshot Into Hyperscale Server Market?

If HP Moonshot servers catch on with customers, Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux distribution could gain upward momentum. read more Read more at The VAR Guy

Canonical Ubuntu Basis of National, Open Source OS for China

Canonical, in concert with the Chinese government and local developers, is building an Ubuntu-based, open source operating system for China. China, with a population of some 1.3 billion people, is without doubt the mother lode of operating system markets in terms of number of potential users, with the potential to cascade a dramatic expansion in [...]

Oracle VDI Supports Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 (But That’s Not All)

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) has extended its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) software to support Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04. That’s a reasonable vote of confidence from Oracle toward Microsoft’s latest operating system as well as Canonical’s Linux alternative. But the interesting news for VARs and MSPs involves Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, a systems management platform that can [...]

Canonical Targets Mobile Market with Ubuntu Mir

In what appears to be a growing penchant among open source developers for naming things after Soviet spacecraft, Canonical recently announced a new project called Mir. And while it doesn’t actually have much (or anything) to do with outer space, it could have major implications for open source user interfaces throughout the channel–not to mention [...]

Open Source ownCloud Gains Key Features with New Release

ownCloud, the open source platform for syncing and sharing data, has gained a slew of new features with the release of the latest version of ownCloud Community Edition. From usability tweaks to security enhancements, the tool is now in a stronger position than ever to compete with rivals such as Dropbox in the very tight [...]

Surface Pro, Windows 8 Sales: Why It’s Not 1995 All Over Again

Back around July 2012, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) predicted big things from a new round of products — Windows 8, tablets, Phone 8, Office 365, Office 2013. In fact, Microsoft compared its current product refresh cycle to 1995, when Windows 95 and Office 95 triggered a sales boom. Soon after Windows NT 4.0 took enterprise servers [...]

New Ubuntu Spinoff Extends Life of Legacy Hardware

It’s easy to assume, from the stunning rate at which OEMs roll out newer and better versions of PCs, phones, tablets and other popular hardware, that few consumers want to hold on to aging devices. But if a new community-based spinoff of Ubuntu named LXLE is any indication, there are those who are, in fact, [...]

Dell, Canonical Partner on Ubuntu for PowerEdge Servers

The biggest headlines Canonical has made recently have involved its endeavor to “converge” Ubuntu across devices by adding support for phones, tablets and TVs. But in a sign that it remains invested in the server realm as well–and that it is continuing to build a closer relationship with Dell (NASDAQ: DELL)–Canonical has also announced a [...]

Ubuntu’s Release Cycle and its Impact on the Channel

Daylight savings just began, which means it’s the time of year to start looking forward to the spring release of Ubuntu. But could this year’s version, 13.04, be the last one in the biannual release cycle that Canonical has stalwartly maintained for almost a decade? For the moment, that remains uncertain, but the issue, which [...]

Can Canonical Rally Its Community for Ununtu Convergence?

Canonical, and the open source Ubuntu operating system it sponsors, seem to be in the midst of a major watershed moment. In the past the Ubuntu world was a disparate one, but it is now finally converging around all types of devices. Whether that convergence succeeds will have a lot to do with the channel. [...]

Can Ubuntu ‘Converge’ Across Phones, TVs, PCs and Tablets?

A year ago, I was about ready to write off Ubuntu as a Linux distribution for end users — and I did for a while, when I switched to Linux Mint. (I’ve since learned to love Ubuntu again.) Today, though, Canonical appears committed to pursuing the consumer market with renewed vigor, targeting not just desktops [...]

Canonical to Highlight Ubuntu Cloud, Management Solutions

As the CeBIT upcoming convention in Germany nears, Canonical has announced what it will be showcasing at the event–which, in turn, provides some clues about where the company behind one of the world’s most popular open source operating systems might be concentrating its efforts in coming months. Alas, Ubuntu tablets are not on the list. [...]

Dell Expands Ubuntu Developer Laptop to Europe

Linux fans in Europe have reason to celebrate this week with Dell’s announcement that its “Sputnik” XPS 13 laptop powered by Ubuntu, which the company released in the United States in December 2012, is now available on the other side of the ocean as well. As a bonus, Dell has added some hardware upgrades to [...]