Ubuntu - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/17796 en Ubuntu 'Trusty Tahr' is a solid step forward, not a leap http://www.infoworld.com/t/linux/ubuntu-trusty-tahr-solid-step-forward-not-leap-240782?source=rss_ubuntu <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Ubuntu_hp.jpg" alt="Ubuntu 'Trusty Tahr' is a solid step forward, not a leap" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p><a href="http://www.ubuntu.com/" target="_blank">Ubuntu</a>, Canonical's edition of Linux aimed mainly at end-users and desktops, published its <a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes" target="_blank">14.04 release</a> on Th Open Source Software Ubuntu Linux Open Source Software Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240782 at http://www.infoworld.com Canonical and Secret: The dot-com bubble springs two slow leaks http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/canonical-and-secret-the-dot-com-bubble-springs-two-slow-leaks-239744?source=rss_ubuntu <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/bubble.jpg" alt="Canonical and Secret: The dot-com bubble springs two slow leaks" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: brokenchopstick/Flicker</p></em></div> Applications Application Development Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Ubuntu Cringely Application Development Startups Open Source Software Social Networking Cloud Computing Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 239744 at http://www.infoworld.com Ubuntu 14.04 beta 1 offers a sneak peek at 'Trusty Tahr' http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/ubuntu-1404-beta-1-offers-sneak-peek-trusty-tahr-238044?source=rss_ubuntu <p><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2099920/ubuntu-phones-on-track-for-2014-after-all.html">Ubuntu</a> 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" isn't scheduled for final release until April 17, but because it's a Long-Term Support version, its arrival is the focus of considerable anticipation, particularly among business users.</p> Open Source Software Ubuntu Linux Open Source Software Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:23:28 +0000 uphan 238044 at http://www.infoworld.com Ubuntu 13.10: The good, the bad, and the ugly http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/ubuntu-1310-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-232338?source=rss_ubuntu <p>The newest release of Ubuntu, dubbed Saucy Salamander, doesn't offer much in the way of new features -- except for the introduction of Ubuntu Touch for mobile platforms.</p><p>So, if you’re currently running Ubuntu 13.04, you should definitely upgrade to 13.10 in order to get the latest bug fixes, stability improvements and security patches. But if you're looking for a reason to switch from another operating system, 13.10 doesn't offer anything special. And we found that Ubuntu Touch isn't quite ready for prime time.</p> Mobile Technology Open Source Software Ubuntu Linux Mobile Apps Open Source Software Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:38:08 +0000 ccraig 232338 at http://www.infoworld.com Ubuntu Linux server with ARM processor rolled out by Boston Limited http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/ubuntu-linux-server-arm-processor-rolled-out-boston-limited-231182?source=rss_ubuntu <p>Boston Limited has announced a new server based on ARM processors and certified to run Ubuntu Linux 13.10, a move that could further stir up growing interest in ARM servers.</p> <p>When it ships, the Viridis Microserver will be one of the few commercially available ARM servers. Top server makers like Hewlett-Packard and Dell have announced their intent to release ARM servers, but only a handful of products from small vendors are commercially available.</p> Computer Hardware Open Source Software ARM Ubuntu Linux Processors Servers Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:56:17 +0000 admin 231182 at http://www.infoworld.com Canonical's 'Saucy Salamander' gives Ubuntu some speed http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/canonicals-saucy-salamander-gives-ubuntu-some-speed-228608?source=rss_ubuntu <p>Canonical continues to make the Ubuntu server edition speedier and more versatile in cloud environments.</p> <p>The newest version of the Linux distribution, which will be ready for downloading October 17, comes with a faster installer as well as an updated lightweight container technology that can clone new environments more quickly.</p> Open Source Software Ubuntu Linux Open Source Software Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:33:59 +0000 admin 228608 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Ubuntu comes out ahead among 5 Linux enterprise servers http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/review-ubuntu-comes-out-ahead-among-5-linux-enterprise-servers-226416?source=rss_ubuntu <p>Introduced in 1991, Linux boasts an estimated 67 million users worldwide according to linuxcounter.net. Free versions abound, but companies adopting Linux as part of critical infrastructure typically require more support than a community of unpaid, albeit enthusiastic, volunteers can provide.</p> Computer Hardware Open Source Software Ubuntu Linux Servers IDG Insider Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Pete Babb 226416 at http://www.infoworld.com Canonical looking to team with Dell on Chinese version of Ubuntu OS http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/canonical-looking-team-dell-chinese-version-of-ubuntu-os-225754?source=rss_ubuntu <p>Canonical is in talks with Dell on making a version of Ubuntu supported by the Chinese government available as a pre-installed OS on the PC maker's upcoming products destined for the Chinese market.</p> <p>Dell is a global partner for Canonical, and so the two companies are discussing using its Ubuntu Kylin OS in the future, said Leonard Tsai, Canonical's Asia Pacific president, on Wednesday.</p> Computer Hardware Open Source Software Dell Ubuntu Linux Desktop PCs Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:33:25 +0000 admin 225754 at http://www.infoworld.com Ubuntu Edge smartphone misses crowdfunding goal by $19 million http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/ubuntu-edge-smartphone-misses-crowdfunding-goal-19-million-225398?source=rss_ubuntu <p>Canonical raised only $12.8 million of the $32 million it wanted for the production of the Ubuntu-based Edge smartphone.</p> <p>Close to 20,000 people backed the project, which ran from July 22 to Aug. 21, but that wasn't enough to reach the ambitious goal. The final sum raised has still made the Edge fund-raiser the biggest fixed-target crowdfunding campaign, so far, according to Canonical.</p> Mobile Technology Ubuntu Android Linux Smartphones Open Source Software Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:31:08 +0000 admin 225398 at http://www.infoworld.com Ubuntu Edge smartphone probably not going to get funded http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/ubuntu-edge-smartphone-probably-not-going-get-funded-225347?source=rss_ubuntu <p>The Ubuntu Edge, an innovative smartphone concept that is designed to double as a dockable PC, appears unlikely to meet its $32 million funding goal by the IndieGoGo campaign deadline of 11:59 p.m. PST.</p> Mobile Technology Ubuntu Startups Smartphones Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:39:03 +0000 admin 225347 at http://www.infoworld.com Canonical lands first enterprise backer for Ubuntu Edge, just 49 to go http://www.infoworld.com/t/smartphones/canonical-lands-first-enterprise-backer-ubuntu-edge-just-49-go-224498?source=rss_ubuntu <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Edge1.jpg.jpeg" alt="Canoncial lands first enterprise backer for Ubuntu Edge, just 49 to go" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Canoncial has generated plenty of buzz with its $32 million crowdsourcing effort to build 40,000 of its <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/canonical-crowdfund-first-batch-of-ubuntu-edge-phones-223195">Ubuntu Mobile Technology Open Source Software Ubuntu Linux Smartphones Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:40:46 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 224498 at http://www.infoworld.com Is the Ubuntu Edge a good fit for the enterprise? http://www.infoworld.com/t/smartphones/the-ubuntu-edge-good-fit-the-enterprise-223552?source=rss_ubuntu <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Edge1.jpg.jpeg" alt="Is the Ubuntu Edge a good fit for the enterprise?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>The tech community has been abuzz over the past week over <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/canonical-crowdfund-first-batch-of-ubuntu-edge-phones-223195">Canoncial's Ubuntu Edge campaign</a> -- enough so for a lively <a href="h</p> Application Development Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Open Source Software Ubuntu Android Linux Thin Clients Smartphones Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 223552 at http://www.infoworld.com Canonical to crowdfund first batch of Ubuntu Edge phones http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/canonical-crowdfund-first-batch-of-ubuntu-edge-phones-223195?source=rss_ubuntu <p>Canonical is taking its innovative smartphone design directly to potential customers. The company has launched a crowdfunding campaign to build the original batch of its planned Ubuntu Edge devices.</p> <p>Canonical <a href="http://igg.me/at/ubuntuedge" target="_blank">hopes to raise $32 million within 30 days</a>, to build 40,000 units. It will use the Indiegogo service and the Paypal electronic payment service, to collect the contributions.</p> Mobile Technology Open Source Software Ubuntu Linux Smartphones Open Source Software Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:39:45 +0000 admin 223195 at http://www.infoworld.com Ubuntu 'superphone' needs a superstrategy http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/ubuntu-superphone-needs-superstrategy-219256?source=rss_ubuntu <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Ubuntu_hp.jpg" alt="Ubuntu 'superphone' needs a superstrategy" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>No doubt you've heard about <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/hands-the-ubuntu-touch-linux-smartphone-213277">Ubuntu Touch</a>, the open source mobile OS for touchscreens currently in development by Ubuntu's owner Canonical.</p> Mobile Technology Open Source Software Ubuntu Linux Mobile Development Smartphones Open Source Software Fri, 24 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Simon Phipps 219256 at http://www.infoworld.com Ubuntu slashes support, Debian 7.0 draws near http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/ubuntu-slashes-support-debian-70-draws-near-215204?source=rss_ubuntu <p>It wasn't all that long ago that Canonical extended the support period for Long Term Support (LTS) releases of its <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2013431/10-reasons-to-choose-ubuntu-12-10-over-windows-8.html" target="_blank">Ubuntu Linux</a> from three years to five, but last week it made a move in the opposite direction for its non-LTS software.</p> Open Source Software Ubuntu Linux Open Source Software Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:13:00 +0000 admin 215204 at http://www.infoworld.com China to standardize around local version of Ubuntu http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/china-standardize-around-local-version-of-ubuntu-215052?source=rss_ubuntu <p>China has picked Canonical's Linux-based Ubuntu OS as the reference architecture to establish a standardized operating system in the nation that could end up in PCs, servers, tablets and smartphones.</p> <p>The result will be a new version of Ubuntu, specifically made for the Chinese market, Canonical said in a statement on Thursday. The U.K. company, China Software and Integrated Chip Promotions Centre (CSIP) and the National University of Defense Technology have formed a joint lab in Beijing for the project.</p> Open Source Software Ubuntu Linux Open Source Software Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:16:39 +0000 admin 215052 at http://www.infoworld.com Ubuntu Linux gets a new official flavor http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/ubuntu-linux-gets-new-official-flavor-214442?source=rss_ubuntu <p>Ubuntu fans may recall <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2013121/dont-like-ubuntus-unity-try-the-new-gnome-remix-instead.html" target="_blank">Ubuntu Gnome Remix</a>, the unofficial flavor of the Linux distribution that was launched last fall for users not fond of the software's default Unity desktop environment.</p> Open Source Software Ubuntu Linux Open Source Software Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:48:44 +0000 admin 214442 at http://www.infoworld.com Dell, Canonical announce new Ubuntu 12.04 support for servers http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/dell-canonical-announce-new-ubuntu-1204-support-servers-214314?source=rss_ubuntu <p>Dell's 12th-generation PowerEdge <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/server.html" target="_blank">server</a> line now supports the use of Ubuntu 12.04 across the board, thanks to a new agreement between the hardware maker and developer Canonical that provides Ubuntu Advantage services to Dell's customers.</p> <p>Dell now offers 74 server models certified for use with Ubuntu, according to Canonical -- the most of any major hardware OEM. The company's 12th-generation line, which was released in February 2012, is its latest and most advanced.</p> Computer Hardware Open Source Software Dell Ubuntu Linux Servers Applications Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:46:50 +0000 admin 214314 at http://www.infoworld.com Ubuntu tablet pre-order raises eyebrows http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/ubuntu-tablet-pre-order-raises-eyebrows-213971?source=rss_ubuntu <p>The news yesterday that an Australian company called Intermatrix has begun offering pre-orders of the first dedicated Ubuntu tablet has already made waves in gadget circles -- but many <a href="http://www.webupd8.org/2013/03/intermatrix-u7-first-ubuntu-touch.html" target="_blank">raised questions</a> about the device's legitimacy.</p> Mobile Technology Open Source Software Ubuntu Linux Tablets Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:26:39 +0000 admin 213971 at http://www.infoworld.com The 8 mobile OS upstarts that want to topple iOS and Android http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/the-8-mobile-os-upstarts-want-topple-ios-and-android-213427?source=rss_ubuntu <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Generic_Smartphone_hp.jpg" alt="The 8 mobile OS upstarts that want to topple iOS and Android" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>People love choice -- or so they say. In reality, we tend to gravitate to just a few choices, especially when it comes to core technology.</p> Consumerization of IT HTML5 Mobile Technology Open Source Software The Industry Standard Apple Firefox Google Nokia Samsung Ubuntu Android Linux BlackBerry HTML5 iOS iPad iPhone Mobile Development Smartphones Tablets Open Source Software WebOS Windows Phone Web Applications Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 213427 at http://www.infoworld.com