In some areas of the world, Hewlett-Packard is winning business selling custom PCs with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled. But now, Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth is on record stating that HP and Canonical are not — I repeat, not — discussing any deals to preinstall Ubuntu on HP systems. Bummer.
Here’s part four of The VAR Guy’s five-part countdown, highlighting 50 trends and takeaways from the Ubuntu Live conference in Portland, Oregon. Items 20-11, with the final chapter of our list to follow soon… Continue reading →
Bummer. Hewlett-Packard’s Linux CTO, Bdale Garbee, didn’t show for his scheduled keynote session this morning at Ubuntu Live.
I will try not to read too much into this and will ask Canonical why Garbee didn’t join the event. For now, though, it appears that Dell remains the only top-tier PC supplier pre-loading Ubuntu.
Update, 11:51 a.m., July 23: I spoke with a Cononical rep who said Garbee simply had a scheduling conflict. Also of note: While HP hasn’t announced plans to pre-load Ubuntu on selected PCs, the computing giant has won a big Ubuntu deal with a major university. Details at TechIQ magazine.
Here’s part two of TechIQ magazine’s five-part countdown, highlighting 50 trends and takeaways from the Ubuntu Live conference in Portland, Oregon. Items 40-31, with more to follow soon… Continue reading →
Lookout, Microsoft. Move over Red Hat. Ubuntu is preparing a small business server and related support tools that could allow entrepreneurs to standardize their networks on the operating system. Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth dropped a few hints about the small business server during his keynote speech at Ubuntu LIVE today in Portland, Oregon.
A few updates for you. I’ll be blogging live from Ubuntu LIVE this Sunday and Monday (July 22 and 23), and meeting with several Canonical managers to get the scoop on Ubuntu’s long-term direction. Continue reading →