Posts Tagged ‘Ubuntu’

Linux enthusiasts rejoiced at the news that Canonical would be bringing Ubuntu to the mobile realm, and although it was promised a developer preview would be available for the Galaxy Nexus at some point early this year, it now looks as though the Nexus 4 will be joining it. From 21st of February, anybody in ownership of either device will be able to get a first look at the OS, which is set to release at some point in October, and although developers may not be leaping out their seats in excitement, it’s hard not to take at least a fleeting interest in its progress.

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Both Linux and smartphone enthusiasts everywhere have been eagerly looking forward to Ubuntu’s mobile operating system, which was first shown off to the world at the beginning of last month. Building up on the excitement, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has announced that devices running Ubuntu Phone OS will finally hit shelves in October of this year, just in time for this year’s holiday season, as opposed to 2014 as it had first been announced.

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There was quite a bit of buzz about the Ubuntu Website earlier on today, as the countdown banner approached a special announcement at 8AM ET. The hints of a touch-based operating system were there for all to see, and today, the company behind the Debian Linux operating system has put fans out of their misery with the unveiling of a smartphone OS.

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Although the vast majority of you on desktop or notebook machines will be running either Windows or OS X, a growing number of folks are opting for Linux, and for ease of use and all-round performance, Ubuntu is by far the least complicated solution. It’s seen as a great platform for new-to-intermediate Linux users to ease their way in, and now Ubuntu has an exciting new project on the horizon. Details remain under wraps, although a countdown clock on the Ubuntu webpage running through 8AM ET on Wednesday, January 2nd, drops more than a big hint of a touch-based operating system.

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Those who prefer to sit behind a Windows or OS X powered computer sometimes forget that there is a whole community of users across the world who prefer to step away from the mainstream operating systems and instead choose to use a version of Linux, with one of the most popular one being Ubuntu. Ubuntu offers a fantastic user experience to those who choose to use it, but unfortunately, it doesn’t always offer compatibility with applications and programs, with the extremely popular Netflix app being a prime example of this problem.

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One of the (many) reasons why you may want to go for a $199 16GB Nexus 7 over the $329 16GB iPad mini is the former’s ability to be radically customized in ways Apple devices just can’t be.

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Linux is, believe it or not, at the core of our digital world, and many everyday products feature some form of Linux kernel. At desktop level, there are many variations, but the most commonly utilized as an operating system is Ubuntu. Renowned for its ease of use, it has become popular for those who like something a little bit more “bare bones” than the likes of OS X and Windows, and now, those in ownership of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet can also join the party.

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While we are still some time away from seeing Ubuntu for Android, independent developers like tiborr have already come up with their own working but somewhat inelegant solution to keep us happy in the mean time. We’ve got an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide ready after the jump for those who of you are interested in trying out the full Ubuntu experience on the Samsung Galaxy S III.

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Ubuntu is one of the best Linux distros available in our eyes, and at least one member of the Redmond Pie team uses it as a means of building a home-made Time Capsule for backing up a Mac. On a slight tangent, let us know if you’d like to see a tutorial on getting that up and running!

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In our current digital age, most of us use a smartphone and at least one computer. Many, of course, extend to tablets, notebooks, and others, but in order to be a productive member of society, the computer-smartphone collaboration will usually see you through just fine.

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The world of Linux customization is a complicated and fragmented one. There’s so much variety, but also a lot of, frankly, suboptimal themes out there. No GNOME themes, no mac look-alikes: these are truly the greatest-looking and better-made Unity themes, at least in my humble opinion.

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Windows 7 Transformation Pack for Ubuntu will transform your entire Ubuntu setup to give it a fresh new look and feel of Windows 7. This package is a must have for those of you who prefer the glassy look of Windows 7, but want to stick with their current Linux setup.

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