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Ubuntu CTO's time well spent: Linking Ubuntu back to Debian

Ubuntu credits its origins to Debian, the parent distribution. Ubuntu CTO is now find a way to link back Ubuntu to Debian with DEX -- a way to coordinate patches and updates between the two distros.

Do you want to see Ubuntu in smartphones?

Will Ubuntu make it to smartphones and tablets?

Earlier this week, Ubuntu's Netbook Remix edition was cut, and the distro shaved down to two editions for PCs and servers. But Canonical keeps talking about building and pushing the OS into the cloud. But without a mobile version, how far will Ubuntu really go in the cloud?

Ubuntu nixes Netbook Remix for good, starting Natty Narwhal

Canonical has nixed Ubuntu Netbook Remix from it's plans, and it will not appear starting version 11.04, which is also Natty Narwhal. So we say goodbye to an experiment that lasted a few distros at the time netbooks were the "in-thing."

The core around Ubuntu Netbook Remix will now be integrated an edition called Ubuntu Desktop edition for laptops, Ubuntu said in a blog entry on March 9.

Understanding Apple fan hatred for Linux

There was a time when Apple fans hated Windows, but the new trend is to hate Linux. Apple is turning into a consumer electronics company, where Linux is its main rival. Apple diehards can't seem to live without hating someone.

The difference? Linux fans are a bit more educated than the Apple crowd. Few Apple fans realize that the origins of Mac OS X are tied to FreeBSD, an open-source version of Unix. The origins of Linux are also tied to Unix, which now are mostly used on mainframes and supercomputers.

Ubuntu One client for Android, Windows coming soon

An Ubuntu app will soon reach Android smartphones and tablets to sync music and bookmarks with the Ubuntu One free hosting service, Canonical said on Monday.

"We’re close to launching full-fledged clients for Windows and Android – effectively exposing the extended world of Ubuntu to millions of users for the first time," the company said in a blog entry on Wednesday.

Here's a listing of what the new client app will be able to do:

Ubuntu 10.10 for free in the cloud

Canonical is now offering Ubuntu Server 10.10 free in the cloud for free. Essentially it's a remote desktop version of Ubuntu 10.10 -- do a sudo, login, and use a remote virtualized version of Ubuntu Server on your desktop.

But why is Canonical doing this? There are many reasons. This could provide a  quick way for users to test the OS prior to downloading a new versions. Developers can use it as a sandbox to test applications.

Ubuntu 11.10, or Oneiric Ocelot, release set for October 3

The release schedule for Ubuntu 11.10, code-named Oneiric Ocelot, is set for Oct. 3, according to the Ubuntu Wiki, which was just put online. The first alpha for developers is due out on June 2, and the first working beta of the OS will be released on Sept. 1.

The 11.10 will follow Ubuntu Natty Narwhal, or version 11.04, which will be released on April 28. Ubuntu 11.10 will have a better interface, and will exploit the power of cloud and easy access to online services.

Ubuntu 11.10 christened Oneiric Ocelot

The poster child of Ubuntu Linux, Mark Shuttleworth, has code-named Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot." It's a complicated, and I'm not sure how to pronounce or spell it correctly.

Work on the new Linux distro has begun, and it will succeed Natty Narwhal, which is version 11.04, and will ship out on April 28. So far the developer releases have received rave reviews. The new features include a souped up Unity 2D/3D interface, and the new LibreOffice software as a replacement to OpenOffice.

Where iPad beats Android 3.0 tablets

It is easy to write Android applications and them upload them to the Android marketplace. The level of app policing is not as strict as Apple's App Store, where every app is strictly vetted before becoming available.