Ubuntu Touch isn't ready for every user yet. But power smartphone users, Ubuntu Linux fans, and developers will want to give this new contender in the mobile device operating wars a close look. It has great potential.
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Android rules, iOS is cool, but third place is up for grabs. With the release of Ubuntu Touch, Canonical shows that its first Linux for mobile devices may have what it takes to be a major smartphone operating system.
Ubuntu 13.10 has just arrived, but Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth is already looking forward to the next version: Ubuntu 14.04: Trusty Tahr.
OpenStack Havana, an open-source Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud, has added features that make it even better suited for enterprise use.
The next version of Ubuntu, Saucy Salamander, is more than just a great Linux desktop, it will also put Ubuntu into lockstep with the latest OpenStack cloud, Havana.
The most new-user friendly of all Linux desktop distributions, Ubuntu has a new, better release: Ubuntu 13.10, Saucy Salamander.
Ubuntu 13.10 may not be the most exciting desktop Linux, but it is very solid and contains many useful new features.
Want to get ready for the next major release of Red Hat's flagship Linux distribution? You're in luck: The beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 is available for testing.
It's not just Samsung, AnandTech has found that almost all Android vendors are playing fast and loose with benchmarks.
The US wouldn't uphold a ban on the import of some older versions of Apple iPhone and iPad, but it had no such qualms about banning some older Samsung Android smartphones and tablets from the US market.