Summary: It’s no secret that Linux and open-source projects have fights over the direction of a project, but it’s unusual for Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu, to publicly fuss with programmers via his blog. Read the rest of this entry
Here is great news for our readers and Ubuntu fans. World’s first Ubuntu powered tablet is here and currently available for pre-order. The tablet is priced at AUS $299.00 and a discount of 10% is announced for the first 50 customers. Read the rest of this entry
IDG News Service (New York Bureau) — The Ubuntu operating system for smartphones is getting closer to release, with Canonical officials hinting the release will possibly come as early as later this year or sometime next year.
Canonical will make announcements on the Ubuntu OS for smartphones later this year, said John Barnard, global marketing manager at Canonical, at the Computex trade show in Taipei. He said development was continuing on the smartphone OS, and couldn’t say if the announcements were tied to the release of the smartphone OS. Read the rest of this entry
As if there wasn’t reason enough to be a fan of Canonical and its Ubuntu flavor of Linux (Unity aside), the company announced that it has joined forces with the Humble Indie Bundle (HIB) to both raise awareness of the ability to play high quality games on the free platform as well as raise money for some awesome causes. Starting with this latest bundle of independent DRM-free games, Ubuntu users have a streamlined installation process that utilizes the Ubuntu Software Center in conjunction with the HIB purchasing engine to make it easier than ever before to download and install the games being offered. For those of you who are avid fans of supporting both the open-source movement and independent development houses this is a win-win scenario! Read the rest of this entry
If you want to illustrate what is displayed on your screen so that you help someone fix a problem, review a program, or anything else, you need simply to record a screencast and export it in a video to share it online or with your friends. There are many applications for Ubuntu that allow to record your desktop, but in this little guide, we will introduce top eight screencasting programs that you can use under Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. Read the rest of this entry
Earlier this year, Canonical introduced a hybrid Android phone/computer running Ubuntu at a mobile phone confab. It seems that handset makers, in attempts to battle the never-ending onslaught by Apple, are lining up to do business with Canonical, a company that sees the smartphone as the computer of the future. Read the rest of this entry
Android is one of the most popular mobile operating systems around. In just a short span of time, this Linux-based OS has soared to popularity thanks to its amazing features and ease of use. When pitted head-to-head against its archrival, that is none other than Apple’s iOS, Android usually gets the upper hand thanks to the freedom that it offers to users. Read the rest of this entry
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
At this year’s Mobile World Congress, U.K.-based startup Canonical demoed an Android phone running Ubuntu, “the third most popular desktop operating system in the world,” according to its page for developers.The phone ran Android like a normal smartphone, but when plugged into a desktop monitor it became an Ubuntu desktop PC. All you needed to add was a keyboard and mouse.
As it turns out, new technology may render the “keyboard” part unnecessary … or the mouse. Or even the monitor. And there are other ways smartphones are replacing PCs today, well beyond the proof-of-concept stage. Here’s a look at the three reasons why your future PC may fit into your pocket. Read the rest of this entry
Most of the high performance sales teams today are equipped with both Smart Phones and Laptops for their computing requirements both on the move and at the office. Sometime sales people carry a Tablet to reduce the need for both Smart Phones and a Laptop. But Tablets are more costly and not a complete replacement for both Mobile Phone or a Laptop/Desktop.
For sales teams with lesser budgets on their sides, sales professionals need to depend only on their office desktop or on a smart phone alone, with a small screen and no keyboard for typing long emails and proposals.