Ubuntu

  • Even Ubuntu's founder likes Windows 7

    Even Ubuntu's founder likes Windows 7

    Oh Windows 7, is there anyone who doesn’t like you, other than John Biggs? In an interview, Mark Shuttleworth, the founder and head MF in charge of popular Linux distro Ubuntu, had many nice things to say about the newest OS on the block. He says it’ll bring a new kind of competition to the table. Read More

  • Hands-on with the HP Mini 1000

    Hands-on with the HP Mini 1000

    I’ve been fawning over this little netbook since last week and I can’t wait to get one, but I’ll have to wait until January for the MIE version. :( Hopefully I’ll get it in time for CES because lugging this 15-inch MacBook Pro is getting old. Spec-wise it isn’t very powerful, but it isn’t meant to be a desktop replacement either. The UI on the MIE version… Read More

  • Meet the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook: Not too shabby

    Meet the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook: Not too shabby

    Dearest social butterfly, Dell wants you to know that is has just the netbook for you, the Inspiron Mini 9. The default operating system is Ubuntu, with some sort of customized Dell interface. Other than that, it’s a netbook. You know what that means. The base price is a more-than-reasonable $350, and for that you get a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB solid state drive… Read More

  • Dell Mini-Inspiron specs a-leaked: Doesn't seem too bad at all

    Dell Mini-Inspiron specs a-leaked: Doesn't seem too bad at all

    Well I’ll be—the Dell Mini-Inspiron doesn’t look half bad. Gizmodo broke into Dell headquarters, beat up the security guard, and stole the full spec sheet for the Internet’s enjoyment. That, or some dude just e-mailed a copy to Rothman. Either way, the specs are now out there. The raw: 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, up to 1GB of RAM, a solid state drive (4 to 16GB)… Read More

  • Linux not going away, U.K.

    Linux not going away, U.K.

    Nobody would argue that Linux has an appreciable market share. They could however say that they have an appreciating share. Cause in fact they do. Since Microsoft launched Vista in January 2007, U.K. preinstalls of Linux have multiplied 28 times. But unfortunately for Linux, 28 times a little is still a little. However, consider that pre-Vista, Linux was being shipped on only .1% of PC’s. Read More

  • RSOL Jive PC could potentially run OS X if you want it to

    RSOL Jive PC could potentially run OS X if you want it to

    Hey, friend! Want to make perhaps about $10,000? Why not try selling bare-bones Intel PCs and claim that they can run OS X or even, dare we say it, Ubuntu. Following in the footsteps of Psystar and iOpenTech, RSOL is offering an OSless PC, called the Jive, for $628 that you can then install OS X onto. How? They won’t say. They will say: Due to the complex configuration of the RSOL… Read More

  • Turn your PS3 into a Linux PC, the Popular Mechanics way

    Turn your PS3 into a Linux PC, the Popular Mechanics way


    If you read the paper version of Popular Mechanics, you may have already seen this. But on the internet, if you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you — as we are constantly reminded by recycled pictures of women in tubs. And this is more worth a look than that. Pop Mech has published a pretty straightforward how-to on getting Ubuntu to run on your big scary PS3. I don’t… Read More

  • Trolltech's QT, Ubuntu coming to Nokia Internet tablets

    Trolltech's QT, Ubuntu coming to Nokia Internet tablets

    I’m a fan of the Nokia 800-series Internet tablets, and Nokia is making effort to keep them current. It recently bought Trolltech and is in the process of finalizing the purchase. Trolltech makes the QT applications platform that many devices use, and Nokia is no doubt planning on bringing QT to the N810 and perhaps future tablet devices. What’s also notable is Nokia is working… Read More

  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron released

    Ubuntu Hardy Heron released

    The fine folks at Ubuntu have released version 8.04 (also known as Hardy Heron) of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system. New features include… GNOME 2.22, Linux kernel 2.6.24, PolicyKit, PulseAudio, Xorg 7.3, Firefox 3 Beta 5, Brasero, Transmission, World Clock Applet, Vinagre, Uncomplicated Firewall, Totem, Inkscape, ActiveDirectory integration, iSCSI support, Memory… Read More

  • All About Linux 2008: How to install Ubuntu

    All About Linux 2008: How to install Ubuntu

    Installing Ubuntu is literally as easy as dropping in a disk. However, it is important to understand that Ubuntu needs its own clean drive to run correctly. If you are a beginner, we would suggest installing Ubuntu on an older machine or running it from CD-ROM which will give you a taste of Linux without endangering your hard disk. This is by no means an exhaustive examination of Linux but it… Read More

  • All About Linux 2008: An interview with Gerry Carr of Ubuntu

    [photopress:prec_m90ubuntu.jpg,full,center] Today I got to chat with Gerry Carr, a product manager for Canonical, the people behind Ubuntu, the very popular desktop version of Linux. Besides the merits of the Seattle and Portland areas, we talked about Ubuntu’s current status and its future in gaming, portable devices, and even desktop computers. CrunchGear So first off, which version… Read More

  • Run Windows apps in Linux in their own windows!

    Run Windows apps in Linux in their own windows!


    Virtualbox is a Linux app that lets you run Windows applications in their own windows under almost any version of Linux (they’re using Gutsy Gibbon). The full instructions are over at Lifehacker and it only works with XP, but that shouldn’t stop you from running notepad. Run Windows Apps Seamlessly Inside Linux [Lifehacker] Read More

  • Dell offers more Ubuntu on Europe-bound laptops

    Dell offers more Ubuntu on Europe-bound laptops

    Good news for Ubuntu lovers across the pond, Dell is now offering 7.10 on its line of XPS M1330 notebooks in the UK, France, Germany, and Spain. The program, initially launched last May, has been successful enough and people have requested the option enough that Dell decided to offer the open source operating system on more computer models. Dell’s UK site has the M1330 priced from… Read More

  • Ubuntu 'Hardy Heron' Alpha 3 released

    Ubuntu 'Hardy Heron' Alpha 3 released

    The next iteration of the wildly popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, Hardy Heron, has just hit Alpha 3 status if you’re keen on tinkering around with it. Has anybody tried this out yet? I’m running Gutsy Gibbon on my laptop and it’s been nothing but smooth, like rice wine and/or Swedish radio. Hardy Heron includes Xorg 7.3, the 2.6.24-3.5 (2.6.24-rc6-based) Linux… Read More

  • Dell Adds Gutsy Gibbon, Expands Linux Offering

    Dell Adds Gutsy Gibbon, Expands Linux Offering


    Dell has announced that Ubuntu 7.10, Gutsy Gibbon, will now be offered on its systems. The update comes only about a month after Ubuntu made 7.10 available. Also announced was the inclusion of LinDVD with all Dell Ubuntu systems. So now they can play DVDs straight out of the box. Starting at $499, the Ubuntu systems offer a significant price reduction over Dell’s Windows boxes. Read More

  • Everex plans to offer cheap Linux/Google notebooks too

    Everex plans to offer cheap Linux/Google notebooks too

    Remember two days ago? That was when taskmaster John Biggs told us about the $200 Everex PC. Well today it’s been announced that Everex “will bring Linux laptops under $300 to users next year.” Read More

  • Wubi = super easy Linux installation

    Wubi = super easy Linux installation

    Linux, to me, is like all the girls in college when you’re still dating a girl from back home. Free, good looking, easy to use, and with a lot of cool, unique features and abilities. After a while, though, you end up missing what’s familiar to you so you head back to what’s comfortable even though it’s expensive, unstable, and needs constant tweaking to keep things… Read More

  • Dell Officially Announces Ubuntu Line-up

    Dell Officially Announces Ubuntu Line-up

    It’s now official, dude, you’re getting Linux on your Dell. It seems the leaked internal document was correct and there are three Linux systems available today. The XPS 410n and Dimension E520n desktop PC along with the Inspiron E1505n notebook will run Ubuntu 7.04. All three rigs will be available today by 4 p.m. CST. Pricing and specs after the jump. Read More

  • Ubuntu @ The Library: Like "Blair Witch," But With Linux

    You so rarely get to see people actually happy about installing operating systems, but that’s one of the things about Linux — you stick in a disk and suddenly an old crappy computer running Windows ME is a real powerhouse. The video shows a librarian in Washington, Vermont installing Ubuntu. With the zydeco background music, her palpable excitement, and the fact that they make pee… Read More

  • Ubuntu Linux Coming To a Smartphone Near You


    I should have paid more attention during my MIS classes in college because I wouldn’t be such a tard when it comes to Linux and I wouldn’t tinkle a tiny bit when Linux is brought up. Anyways, Ubuntu is collaborating with Intel, who is planning a new low-power processor and chipset, to revolutionize the Internet browsing experience on your mobile handset. Ubuntu Mobile and… Read More