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February 15, 2013
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Ubuntu smartphone developer preview arrives next week

It’s almost here! Six weeks after Canonical first revealed that they were throwing their Ubuntu Linux hat into the smartphone ring, the company announced that on February 21, they’ll be releasing the Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu. According to Canonical, “Images … Continue reading

December 31, 2012
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2013: Installing Linux on Windows 8 PC is still a pain

In security’s name, Microsoft has made it difficult to install Linux, or any other operating system, including older versions of Windows, on Windows 8 PCS. In addition, Microsoft has made it all but impossible to install Linux on Windows RT … Continue reading

December 28, 2012
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2012’s 5 Most popular Linux stories

Taken as a whole, 2012 was a great year for Linux. The most popular stories, however, were more about the day-to-day happenings of Linux then the big picture. 2012’s top Linux story was The truth about Goobuntu: Google’s in-house desktop Ubuntu … Continue reading

December 9, 2012
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Free software father declared Ubuntu Linux to contain spyware

Richard M. Stallman, aka RMS, creator of the Gnu Public License (GPL) and the Free Software Foundation has announced that as far as he’s concerned, Ubuntu contains spyware and that Linux supporters should shun Ubuntu for spying. Specifically, RMS hates … Continue reading

November 29, 2012
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Dell XPS 13 laptop: The Ubuntu developer edition arrives

Several months ago, Dell told me about their plans for a killer Ubuntu Linux developer notebook computer, Project Sputnik. The planning is done and this top-of-the-line programmer’s laptop, the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition is ready to ship for $1,549. … Continue reading