Yes, we all know Ubuntu has strong momentum on the desktop. But what about the server? Glad you asked. There’s a growing body of evidence suggesting Ubuntu 7.10 — Gutsy Gibbon — will mark the beginning of a strong server push for Canonical. Continue reading
Category Archives: Mark Shuttleworth
Interview with Ubuntu Founder Mark Shuttleworth
Just spotted this interview with Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth, who spoke with Lifehacker.com about Ubuntu’s productivity benefits. Shuttleworth notes that he’s already running Gutsy Gibbon, the next version of Ubuntu slated to be released in October. He also praises Thunderbird, the email system. I’m still on an email client who’s name I’d rather not mention. Might be time to make the move to Thunderbird.
Bummer: HP Not Prepping Ubuntu PCs
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 are thoughts from Shuttleworth on Dell’s expanding plans for Ubuntu as well as a Shuttleworth’s statement about HP. Oh, and here’s a sample of the type of business HP is doing with Ubuntu — even without a preinstall relationship in place.
50 Things You Need to Know About Ubuntu (10-1)
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… Continue reading
50 Things You Need to Know About Ubuntu (20-11)
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
50 Things You Need to Know About Ubuntu (50-41)
The VAR Guy, a peer blogger over at TechIQ magazine, is building a rather fun list of 50 things you need to know about Ubuntu. Here’s the list so far, which he permitted me to run here:
Ubuntu Coming to Small Business Servers
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.