Ubuntu 12.10: Unity Just Sort of Grows on You

The recent release of Ubuntu 12.10, aka Quantal Quetzal, is a more palatable version of the open source OS built around the Unity desktop environment. Perhaps I am growing more accustomed to Unity, or maybe Canonical’s developers are succeeding in refining the graphical user interface, so it seems less objectionable for me to use. In […]

Ubuntu and Amazon Make Uneasy Bedfellows

Well it’s been another tempestuous week here in the Linux blogosphere, rounding out a month that never ran short on controversy, to put it mildly. The topic du jour this time? None other than Canonical’s decision to integrate Amazon results into searches done through the Dash on Ubuntu’s Unity desktop. In fact, the rowdy Slashdot […]

Google Not Only Uses Goobuntu, It Actually is an Ubuntu Advantage Customer: Confirms Canonical

Rumors about the use of Ubuntu inside Google is not new. Some say Google has their own version of Ubuntu called Goobuntu and they have it deployed in large numbers inside Google campuses. All such rumors can finally be laid to rest. Thomas Bushnell, the tech lead of the group that distributes Linux to Google’s corporate […]

Canonical Integrates Landscape with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Canonical launched Landscape system management tool without much fanfare sometime ago. Now, in a most recent update, they have integrated Landscape with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, again without much hoopla. In line with a recent move by Canonical integrating handy Privacy Management tool into Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, this is yet another bold initiative by them. What […]

Has Canonical Found the Keys to the Computing Kingdom?

There seems to be no end in sight to the bold moves and bold proclamations surrounding Ubuntu Linux these days. First we had the debut of Ubuntu TV, surrounded by trumpets and fanfare. Then, late last month, we had the Ubuntu for Android announcement, along with a wide assortment of grand and enthusiastic predictions regarding […]

The New Face of Ubuntu

Canonical expects to start rolling out the first phase of Ubuntu’s new heads-up display in the April release of Ubuntu 12.04. But HUD will supplement Unity, Ubuntu’s default desktop interface, rather than fully replace it. The move to radically change the desktop’s default interface is being made out of necessity, according to Canonical’s founder and […]

The Day Canonical Pushed Kubuntu Out of the Nest

4 New Professionally Done Ubuntu Adverts[Official]

Canonical is slowly stepping up its marketing pitch. When you look back at the history of Ubuntu, you will see that Canonical has invested almost nothing into any sort of serious Ubuntu promotional activities yet. But that is changing. Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin release, which is only a few months away, is perhaps the most […]

All Eyes on Ubuntu as CES Draws Near

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious,” a very wise man once said, and that’s surely as true in the tech world as it is in the rest of life. Maybe that’s why so many have been so intrigued by Canonical’s cryptic announcement last week about its plans for this week’s CES […]