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April 14, 2017
by sjvn01
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Ubuntu 17.04: The bittersweet Linux release

It’s been a heck of a month for Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company. The company dropped its smartphone and tablet plans. This, in turn, ended to its plans to make Unity its universal default interface. Instead, Gnome will become Ubuntu’s … Continue reading

April 12, 2017
by sjvn01
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Where does the Ubuntu Linux desktop go from here?

Seven years ago, Canonical moved the Ubuntu Linux desktop from the Gnome 3.x interface to its own Unity front-end. By the release of Ubuntu 11.10, Unity had become Ubuntu’s default desktop. Even in these early days, Unity was meant to … Continue reading

April 5, 2017
by sjvn01
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Ubuntu switches to GNOME desktop and gives up smartphone hopes

Some of you may have been surprised when Canonical‘s founder Mark Shuttleworth announced Ubuntu Linux was ending its “investment in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell.” I wasn’t. Ubuntu had long been a cloud power and it’s been building its … Continue reading

March 14, 2017
by sjvn01
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Canonical extends Ubuntu 12.04 support for paying customers

I was bemused recently when I wrote a story about essential Linux server commands only to have people complain about my covering older init and run-level technology instead of the controversial but popular systemd. This newer way of booting Linux … Continue reading