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All posts tagged "Ubuntu"

  • Ubuntu Phone is finally here thanks to BQ Aquaris ‘Ubuntu Edition’

    Ubuntu Phone, Canonical’s smartphone OS, is something the technology world has been waiting for for the best part of two years now that hasn’t made much of a squeak at all. But now, finally, Canonical and hardware manufacturer BQ will release the first consumer-ready handset sporting Ubuntu Phone in Europe this coming week. Although the device’s specs are nothing to get excited about, the promise of another competitor to the iOS, Android, Windows Phone (soon to be Windows 10) and BlackBerry 10 OS brigade cannot be a bad thing for consumers. The actual device — BQ Aquaris E4.5 “Ubuntu Edition” —...

  • Snappy Ubuntu Core is Canonical’s new Internet of Things platform

    Ubuntu has long been Linux‘s star distro, competing against the omnipresent likes of Microsoft and Windows ass-kicker Apple in the laptop and desktop OS space. But what about wearables, the Internet of Things and more interestingly, robotics? Well, Ubuntu has launched a push into that arena too and it’s all looking rather promising for Canonical and developers. The company has announced Snappy Ubuntu Core — a smaller, 40MB RAM-occupying distro that will power the likes of drones, vacuum cleaners and perhaps even a smart wearable or two. But why Snappy? Snappy Ubuntu Core is a new rendition of Ubuntu with transactional...

  • Swizz-Army knife of tech gadgets ‘If Convertible’ goes Ubuntu

    Three parts, two screens, one device to rule them all. Idealfuture is currently raising funds for its campaign on Indiegogo and hopes its If Convertible will be the 2014’s gadget game changer. The so-called Swizz-Army knife of computing devices aims to satisfy your needs for a smartphone, tablet and notebook — putting it all under one data plan. The company announced today it’s begun development on an Ubuntu & Android version of our if convertible Alpha series. The awkwardly-named If Convertible looks like a notebook with an identity crises… which it maybe is but it does feature dual screens of...

  • The Dell ‘Sputnik 3′ is a 13.3″ touchscreen Ubuntu laptop

    Dell has recently announced the XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop code-named “Sputnik 3″. In a blog post, the company describes this 13.3″ light-weight touchscreen to have Intel’s 4th generation, Haswell processor, a heavy-weight 256GB solid-state drive. Running the latest Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the XPS 13 has a 1080 (Full HD) touch display covered by Gorilla Glass with an Intel HD graphics 4440 and 8GB RAM. Dell launched the first Sputnik laptop about a year ago as an experiment with ultrabook-style laptops. Project Sputnik has sought to prove the viability of offering to developers a highly-portable, factory-installed-Linux laptop that is fully supported...

  • Ubuntu Touch finds its way to Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z

    Ubuntu Touch, an upcoming tablet version of this popular Linux distro, has been successfully ported onto the world’s best tablet (in our opinion), Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z. Unsure of what exactly Ubuntu Touch looks like? Prime yourself with this video first. Right, so that’s Ubuntu Touch then: slick, clean and mobile-friendly. Sony’s Tablet is ideal for this OS, and thanks to a savvy user over on XDA Developers, we can now port this experimental version of Ubuntu Touch to this pretty powerful tablet. Let’s see how, as explained by mamenyaka, the user who won Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z as part...

  • Ubuntu Edge fails to reach funding goal, Mark Shuttleworth still happy

    We’d like to say that the ambitious Ubuntu Edge, a dual-booting Android and Ubuntu smartphone, reached its US$32-million crowdfunding goal. And we’d like to say that we’ll be enjoying said phone some time in the future, but without funding the Edge will never see the light of day. Today, the Ubuntu Edge missed its funding goal, reaching only US$12 809 906 on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Mark Shuttleworth took to the campaign page, thanking the Edge’s supporters for their cash injection. Ubuntu Edge was going to be the “next generation of personal computing”. Now it’s just vaporware. One of its standout...

  • Ubuntu Edge smartphone to raise $32-million, runs Linux and Android

    The company behind Ubuntu Linux, the popular opensource operating system, Canonical is running a crowdfunding campaign of raising a massive US$32-million on IndieGogo to fund its latest product — the Ubuntu Edge. This smartphone exclusive will be able to boot both Android and Ubuntu. So far, the company has raised more than US$1-million in just a few hours. The hardware seems as impressive as the software. The 4.5-inch display covers 1280×720 with sapphire glass, a material that will only get scratched when you walk around with diamonds in your pockets apparently. The rest of the design, living up to...

  • Childproof your computer with the Ubuntu based StormFly

    StormFly, a 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive with a bootable version of Ubuntu, is a computer “safety” device aimed at the much younger computer savvy generation. While you could snigger a little at the description that it “is basically a PC on your wrist” (well it’s not really is it), what it does could just be the stuff of dreams for parents and teachers and IT administrators. One thing that has always been...

  • Kite HD super-tablet dual boots Ubuntu and Android

    This year promises to be an explosive time for tablets. From the get-go we have seen a host of new tablets from previously quiet manufacturers, and the latest one is the Kite HD from Italian company Da Vinci Mobile. While not much different from most of the tablets out on the market, it changes things slightly by running two OS’, namely Ubuntu 12.04 and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Ubuntu entered the...

  • Ubuntu’s now a mobile OS and destined for Android phones come 2014

    Mark Shuttleworth’s legacy will extend to the mobile sphere as Ubuntu looks to release a “full PC” version for Android phones. Memeburn, our big brother has already reported on the story, so you can snag the full details there. But in short, Ubuntu for Android will be the complete OS experience, which will even “run well on entry-level smartphones” according to the site. What we’re going to do right now though, is fill you...

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