What is the state of Ubuntu on laptops? Two bright spots come to mind: Dell’s support of Ubuntu, and the rise of ultra-portables at the sub $500 price point. Many folks argue ultra-portables are the future of laptops and mobile computing. I am referring to the Asus eee PC, the Everex CloudBook, and the OLPC. Here’s a look at the rapidly changing Linux Laptop landscape. Read the rest of this entry »
The VAR Guy, our mystery guest blogger from www.thevarguy.com, will be all ears when Canonical’s Jono Bacon (pictured) delivers his keynote today at the Southern California Linux Expo here in Los Angeles. Bacon will discuss the future of Linux on the desktop.
If you’re not here at the event, you can watch his 10 a.m. Pacific keynote online. The keynote is being streamed online, and is available at this link. His keynote is appropriately titled, “Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants: The Coming Of The Linux Desktop.” The VAR Guy, however, would make one subtle change: The Linux Desktop is already here.
Other coverage from the SCALE event:
- Five Trends at the Southern California Linux Expo
- More coverage coming Sunday, February 10
I’ve finally had a chance to run my Ubuntu PC from Dell. I can see why the systems aren’t quite ready for all users. But I’ve got to tell you, folks. It’s clear to me that Ubuntu will be able to serve a large segment of the consumer population. In fact, Ubuntu is better than Windows in at least five areas. Here they are.