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  • Ubuntu Turns 10
    By on October 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Scott James Remnant, now Technical Lead on ChromeOS, was a Debian developer before that. That’s how he became involved from the beginning (becoming Developer Manager, and then serving on the Technical Board) on the little derivative distribution that Mark Shuttleworth decided to make of Debian Unstable, and for which the name Ubuntu was eventually chosen. On this date in 2004, Ubuntu 4.10 — aka Warty Warthog, or just Warty — was released, and Remnant (more…)

  • Ubuntu One Hits the Million Users Mark
    By on July 31, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    dkd903 writes “Roberta Nilerud of Canonical has announced that their cloud storage service – Ubuntu One – has hit the one million users mark. Ubuntu One is a cloud storage service from Canonical that is very tightly integrated into Ubuntu. Although Ubuntu One is installed by default in Ubuntu, it is also available on Windows and Android.”

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  • Making Ubuntu Look Like Windows 7
    By on August 26, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    DeviceGuru writes “Although it won’t help Linux run Windows-specific software applications, this easy hack produces an Ubuntu desktop that looks and feels a lot like Windows 7. It’s particularly suitable for reviving older PCs or laptops on which the main activities will be web-browsing, email, document writing, and streaming music and videos from from the web. The process installs a Windows 7-like GNOME theme on an otherwise standard Ubuntu 10.04 (more…)

  • Windows vs. Ubuntu — Dell’s Verdict
    By on July 20, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Barence writes “Remember how Dell put up a website declaring Ubuntu was safer than Windows, only to later change its mind? Well, the company has gotten right back into the Windows vs. Ubuntu debate with a highly sophisticated website arguing the pros and cons of each OS. People should choose Windows, argues Dell, if: they are already using Windows, are familiar with Windows, or are new to computers. People should choose Ubuntu if they’re interested (more…)

  • iPhone’s PIN-Based Security Transparent To Ubuntu
    By on May 27, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    ndogg writes “Security experts found that the iPhone 3GS has very little security, even with a PIN set up. They plugged one into Ubuntu 10.04, and it was automounted with almost all of the iPhone’s data exposed. This has been reported to Apple, but the company seems to be having difficulty reproducing the problem.”

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  • Ubuntu One Gets iPhone App For Contact Sync
    By on April 6, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    oneone writes “Canonical is bringing its Ubuntu One cloud service (which we discussed last month) to handheld devices with a new mobile contact synchronization feature that is powered by Funambol. Canonical’s Ubuntu One application for the iPhone is now available from the iTunes Music Store. Android and other mobile operating systems will be supported with Funambol’s standard client application. The mobile sync feature is currently in the beta testing (more…)

  • Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 vs. Early Fedora 13 Benchmarks
    By on January 15, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Given that early benchmarks of the Lucid Lynx were less than encouraging, Phoronix decided to take the latest alpha out for a spin and has set it side-by-side with an early look at Fedora 13. “Overall, there are both positive and negative performance changes for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2 in relation to Ubuntu 9.10. Most of the negative regressions are attributed to the EXT4 file-system losing some of its performance charm. With using a pre-alpha snapshot (more…)

  • GetDeb.net Repository Makes Newer Ubuntu Apps Easily Availab
    By on November 10, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    GetDeb’s web site has long been the go-to spot for Ubuntu (and Debian, and Mint) users to grab the latest copies of software not yet released by their official repositories. Now GetDeb makes it even easier with a repository.


  • Ubuntu “Karmic Koala” RC Hits the Streets With Windows 7
    By on October 24, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    oranghutan writes “Computerworld is reporting Canonical has made available the Release Candidate of its latest Linux-based operating system, Ubuntu 9.10, on the same day Microsoft launched the long-awaited Windows 7. ‘The upcoming Canonical release, which is code-named Karmic Koala, is the latest version of the popular flavor of the Linux OS. The development release on Thursday pushed the OS one step closer to final release, which is due on Oct. 29, (more…)

  • Ubuntu 9.04 On Kindle 2
    By on September 3, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    JO_DIE_THE_STAR_F*** writes “Jesse Vincent managed to get Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope running on the Kindle 2. The new functionality was presented in a talk at OSCON 2009.”

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