Lots of folks expect Google to announce a mobile software/phone strategy on November 5. Now for the rather interesting twist: I suspect Ubuntu Linux could be Google’s preferred platform for a range of forthcoming mobile devices and services. Here’s why. Read the rest of this entry »
Sorry for this belated post. Here is the final part of TechIQ’s five-part countdown, highlighting 50 trends and takeaways from the Ubuntu Live conference in Portland, Oregon. Some of the items are closely related to earlier portions of the list. Here we go… Read the rest of this entry »
More speculation from The VAR Guy, a blogger over at TechIQ magazine. He noticed that Hewlett-Packard’s top Linux executive is scheduled to keynote the Ubuntu LIVE conference July 23 in Portland. Makes you wonder: Will HP use the stage to announc PCs with Ubuntu pre-installed?
I’m finally spending some time in Rhythmbox, an iTunes-type system that came preinstalled with my Dell Ubuntu PC. Sure, there are lots of options for managing music on Ubuntu. But Rhythmbox seemed like a nice, easy way to get started. And it was. Read the rest of this entry »
I finally took the time to connect my Hewlett-Packard PSC 2355 printer to my Dell Ubuntu PC. Finding the driver on the Web, installing it and activating the printer took only a few minutes. But the process is still much easier in the world of Windows XP. Here’s why. Read the rest of this entry »
A debate is raging in many web forums: Which operating system is easier to install – Windows Vista or Ubuntu? Anyone who’s asking that question is missing the bigger picture.
Thousands of Web surfers have petitioned Dell to sell Ubuntu PCs outside of the US market. Dell has finally confirmed plans to do exactly that. Read the rest of this entry »