Ubuntu 13.10 takes aim at Microsoft, Apple, Google

Tom Henderson, ExtremeLabs, Inc., 1/13/14 Ubuntu is moving into the rarified class of operating systems that cover x86/x64 clients and servers, ARM-based tablets/smartphones, and commodity cloud instances. Meaning that it’s taking on everybody from Microsoft to Red Hat to Apple and Google. On the cloud front, Canonical’s announced compatibility with OpenStack APIs for both internal, […]

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Posted on January 13, 2014 at 2:41 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Canonical’s two-for-one holiday special: Dual-booting Ubuntu and Android

Kevin C. Tofel, GigaOM, 12/24/13 Just in time for the holiday season, Canonical has a technical preview available for people to run both Ubuntu Touch and Android on a mobile device, easily switching between the two. The build is aimed at developers and tech enthusiasts of course, but it gives a glimpse into a future […]

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Posted on December 24, 2013 at 8:22 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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New indiegogo project to turn your Android device into a full Linux desktop computer

Gary Sims, AndroidAuthority, 12/18/13 Zac Powell, the lead developer of the Complete Linux Installer app which allows you to install Linux alongside Android on your smartphone or tablet, has launched a new indiegogo project to turn your Android device into a full Linux desktop computer.  The current Complete Linux Installer allows users to install popular distributions like Ubuntu, Debian […]

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Posted on December 18, 2013 at 10:09 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Ubuntu’s Touch OS Mobile Platform Lands Hardware Partner

Barry Levine, Mobile Tech Today, 12/12/13 A new Ubuntu mobile  platform from Canonical has its first hardware partner. The unnamed partner means that Canonical expects to release one or more high-end smartphones based on the open-source OS sometime next year. The announcement was made in an interview by Canonical founder and head Mark Shuttleworth with […]

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Posted on December 12, 2013 at 8:44 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Ubuntu gets its first smartphone deal, comes to high-end devices in 2014

Jon Fingas, Engadget, 12/11/13 Canonical’s smartphone-sized Ubuntu distribution hasn’t had an official device to call home since release, but it won’t have to live that nomadic existence for much longer. CEO Mark Shuttleworth tells CNET that his company has just signed its first Ubuntu handset deal; the Linux variant should ship with higher-end smartphones sometime […]

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Posted on December 11, 2013 at 8:36 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Jolla hands-on: A closer look at the first Sailfish OS-powered smartphone

Nick Summers,The Next Web, 12/2/13 Jolla was founded by a group of ex-Nokia employees who strongly believed that MeeGo deserved a second chance. Two years on, the Finish startup is launching its first smartphone with a new take on the forgotten platform, called Sailfish OS. I went hands-on with an early version of the Jolla smartphone in June […]

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Posted on December 2, 2013 at 8:13 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Ex-Nokia engineers launch a Linux smartphone that runs Android apps

Serdar Yegulalp, InfoWorld, 12/2/13 Jolla smartphone uses an OS based on the Nokia’s former MeeGo project and will be sold in 135 countries Just what the world needs — another smartphone platform. From Nokia, no less. For two years now, Jolla, a crew of ex-Nokia engineers based in both Finland and Hong Kong, has been […]

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Posted on December 2, 2013 at 8:08 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Ubuntu Touch: The smartphone Ubuntu Linux arrives

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, ZNet.com, 10/25/13 Ubuntu 13.10 is great on the desktop. On smartphones, Saucy Salamander, aka Ubuntu Touch, is still a work in progress. That said, for mobile programmers and Linux or smartphone power users, there’s a lot to like about this first release of Ubuntu for smartphones and tablets. Here’s what you need […]

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Posted on October 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Got a mobile phone? Then you’ve got a Trojan problem too

Simon Rockman, The Register, 10/18/13 Something wonderful has happened: phones have got smart, but the bad news is they may open the door to those you don’t want to let in. Time was when getting software to run properly on your mobile phone was such a challenge that it was nigh on impossible for bad […]

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Posted on October 18, 2013 at 12:31 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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A stable version of Ubuntu’s mobile OS is available now… if you own a Nexus 4

Joseph Volpe, Engadget, 10/18/13 After a long period of developer (and enthusiast) previews, Ubuntu 13.10 for smartphones, as well as desktops, is finally available as a stable release. The gesture-heavy, Linux-based mobile OS still doesn’t have an official hardware home — if you’ll remember, Canonical’s Indiegogo bid for the Ubuntu Edge failed to meet its […]

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