Visit Our New Ubuntu Media Site, Called “Works With U”

Note: All About Ubuntu was a beta site and is no longer active. Please visit our new site, Works With Uwww.workswithu.com — which offers non-stop coverage of Ubuntu Linux. We cover Ubuntu on mobile, desktop and server systems — in academic business and consumer markets. In short, we cover the business value of Ubuntu.

New RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/workswithu

New Site: http://www.workswithu.com

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All About Ubuntu: What’s Next From Us?

All About Ubuntu has been silent for a few days now. Sorry about that.

I’m pleased to tell you all of us here at Nine Lives Media Inc. are working on something very special for the Ubuntu industry, but we need a few more weeks to bake it.

So stick with us for a few weeks and we’ll be sure to pull back the curtain on something new… something better… something exciting for the Ubuntu industry.

In the meantime, you will find more frequent blog entries on this site.

All the best.

-jp

Which Small Office HP Printers Work Best With Ubuntu?

I’m seeking to purchase a Hewlett-Packard all-in-one device (printer, scanner, copier, fax) that is network-enabled and works with Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04. It must also print color and black-and-white. I realize there is an Ubuntu WiKi listing compatible printers (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport/) but I’d like to hear from Ubuntu users directly.

Can anyone recommend specific HP small office printer(s) that meet my needs as described above?

I want plug-and-play installation. Once I activate the printer on my office network, I want it to be super-easy for my desktops (Ubuntu/Dell PC, Mac OS laptop and Windows XP/Sony PC) to find the printer on the network and connect to it. No driver headaches. No endless hours searching support forums for guidance.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

Sierra Wireless 881U: A Great Choice for Mobile Internet on Ubuntu

As a nearly full-time Linux user, it can be frustrating when exciting new hardware comes out. My enthusiasm is often squelched when I find out that the new device offers no support for my beloved OS of choice, Ubuntu.

That has been the case when investigating cellular Internet services from many carriers. I discovered recently, though, that the Sierra Wireless Aircard 881U, available with service from AT&T, has had support built right into the kernel in Hardy, the nearly-released development branch of Ubuntu. Continue reading

Sun’s Small Business Server Push Includes Ubuntu

When Sun announced a major open source initiative targeting small and midsize businesses this week, a lot of people failed to realize that Sun would include servers certified for Ubuntu. Here’s the scoop, from our sister site, The VAR Guy (www.thevarguy.com).

Sun’s SMB move comes only a day after The VAR Guy predicted server vendors would up their Ubuntu efforts by May. Of course, it’s important to keep the Ubuntu victory in perspective. Sun also is promoting SMB servers certified to run Windows Server, Solaris, Red Hat Linux and Novell SuSE Linux. (Here’s a closer look at the product lineup.) Continue reading