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. Continue reading
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Update: Dell’s Ubuntu Strategy
So far, so good. That statement sums up Dell’s current desktop Linux strategy, which focuses heavily on the Ubuntu operating system
from Canonical. Even so, Dell representatives are careful not to hype the machines. Here’s why.
“You’ve got to crawl before you can walk and run,” says John Hull, a Linux OS development manager at Dell. “We’re still at the crawling stage with consumer [Linux] systems.” As a result, speculation about Dell preparing an Ubuntu marketing campaign appears premature. Continue reading
What Is Ubuntu Mobile?
As we’ve reported, Canonical is working with Intel on a mobile version of Ubuntu. You can expect it to land on tablets and other mobile devices. Care to learn more? Here’s a timely interview with Canonical’s CTO.
50 Things You Need to Know About Ubuntu (30-21)
Here’s part three of TechIQ’s five-part countdown, highlighting 50 trends and takeaways from the Ubuntu Live conference in Portland, Oregon. Items 30-21, with more to follow soon… Continue reading
The Specs for My Ubuntu PC
A reader recently asked me for the exact specs of my Ubuntu PC, which I recently purchased from Dell. Here are the specs, but please note that I’m still waiting for the PC to arrive.
For (US) $1,290.00, I purchased the following system:
Intel Jumps Aboard Ubuntu Bandwagon
Intel is the latest hardware company to give Ubuntu its stamp of approval. Only a few days after Dell announced plans to pre-load Ubuntu Linux on selected PCs, Intel is now helping Ubuntu design mobile and embedded versions of the operating system for small, handheld, graphical tablets and other devices that are Internet enabled.
The Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded Project apparently will include innovative graphical interfaces, improved power management and better responsiveness. The first release of the mobile operating system is expected in October, according to Matt Zimmerman, CTO of Ubuntu and Chairman of the Ubuntu Technical Board. Zimmerman posted a message about the project to the Ubuntu message board last week.
What’s the upshot? In my opinion, Intel’s decision to assist Ubuntu’s development for small mobile devices shows that the chip giant is willing to explore alternatives to Tablet PCs and other small form factors designed for Windows.