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Jargon, compatibility major stumbling blocks for new Ubuntu users

June 18th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

Jargon that they didn’t understand, insecurity over compatibility with Microsoft Office and a lack of visual feedback when performing desktop actions were the key stumbling blocks for first-time Ubuntu users.

Conspiracy time: Dell tones down Windows critique

June 18th, 2010 | 1 Comment » Tags: , , , , ,

It was inevitable. Dell has backed away from its earlier statement that Ubuntu Linux was more secure than Windows and now has a much tamer message in its place.

Ubuntu 'safer' than Microsoft Windows – Dell

June 14th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , ,

It’s a bold statement from a company not usually known for going out on a limb, especially one that might annoy Redmond.

Shuttleworth denies plans for Ubuntu on tablets

Canonical chief Mark Shuttleworth says that the company is not planning an Ubuntu version for tablet PCs.

Ubuntu one step closer to dropping Mono

Maverick Meerkat will drop the Mono-based F-Spot image organiser in favour of Shotwell, reducing the number of Mono-based apps in a default Ubuntu install to just one.

Protecting kids online: Gnome Nanny on Ubuntu

June 10th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

Anyone who has children will know that it doesn’t take them long to get the hang of using a computer and, as soon as they can read, they’re ready to hit the Internet with a vengeance. But while the Internet is an awesome place for kids to learn and play it is also full of [...]

Ubuntu for tablet PCs in the works

June 10th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , ,

Canonical is preparing a version of Ubuntu Linux aimed at tablet PCs, a company executive said this week.

Chromium to be default browser for Ubuntu 10.10 UNR

June 9th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , , ,

Google’s Chromium browser will be the new default browser for the 10.10 release of Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR), replacing Firefox.

Shuttleworth: Excited by Linux on ARM movement

Earlier today we wrote about the new ARM alliance providing backing for Linaro to boost Linux on the ARM platform. We’re not the only ones excited by the prospect of greater development on ARM/Linux.

Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 1 is out

You may have only just installed Lucid Lynx (Ubuntu 10.04) but the first alpha release of Maverick Meerkat has just been released.

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