Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 12:50 pm
Mark Shuttleworth has announced on his blog the latest charming alliteration in the Ubuntu naming stable, Raring Ringtail. And while we are saddened that they didn’t take the opportunity to capitalize on a more rustic name befitting of their typical design idioms — Rusty Rhinoceros comes to mind here –, we are tickled pink (brown) to know. But that’s not the real news from the blog post. Read the rest of this entry
Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at 4:19 pm
In early January of this year, at the Consumer Electronics Show, Canonical took the wraps off of Ubuntu TV, which has drawn a mix of praise and criticism since then. If you haven’t taken a peek at how Ubuntu TV works, there is a video available here. It’s a new interface that integrates television and movie content on an open source platform that Canonical hopes will win developers over. The interface is based on Unity, the controversial interface that many Ubuntu users have wrestled with. Now, on the Ubuntu wiki, developers are seeking inputon what to build for Ubuntu TV, and you can make your voice heard. Read the rest of this entry
Saturday, June 16th, 2012 at 10:41 am
Ever wish you could help design the TV of the future? If so, you’re in luck: Canonical developers are currently soliciting the open source community’s feedback to help plan features for Ubuntu TV. Here’s what they want to know, and how you can have your say.
First introduced back in January of 2012, Ubuntu TV is an ambitious project. It’s also one that, for the moment, remains pretty open ended, in the sense that its specifics have yet to be nailed down. Read the rest of this entry
Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 1:54 pm
Takeaway: Jack Wallen highlights how Canonical and Ubuntu are going to totally revolutionize the Linux landscape in the upcoming months. Will mass acceptance follow?
I’ll preface this by saying that I realize I’ve been writing about Ubuntu/Canonical quite a lot lately. There is a good reason for this — Ubuntu 12.04 should bring about some major changes to both the Linux desktop landscape as well as the way people looking outside-in view Linux. How is that you ask? Outside of the bits and pieces I’ve already mentioned (HUD and various improvements to Unity), Canonical is planning on three major additions to the Linux-verse that could easily be a complete reversal of fortune (to the tune of the late Steve Jobs miraculously re-joining Apple). Read the rest of this entry