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Ubuntu fixes disk capacity bug

Snow Leopard converted to base-10 last year, provoking digerati outrage. Now Linux distro Ubuntu 10.04, "Lucid Lynx" is following. When will Microsoft get with the program?

March 29, 2010 by

Maybe the HP/Microsoft Slate needs Ubuntu or Moblin to be less of a yawn

Obviously Steve Ballmer is not going to announce HP's first offering in the "slate" category (it's a tablet, folks, but if he feels the need to call it a slate, whatever) running the latest Linux distribution made for MIDs, netbooks, and, well, slates. Unfortunately, by simply shoehorning the Windows 7 interface (albeit a great desktop/notebook UI) into an interesting and relatively novel form factor, the announcement of HP's slate was just a big yawn.

January 7, 2010 by

The state of Edubuntu...Your thoughts

I haven't had much opportunity recently to play with LTSP within any of the major distributions. Ubuntu is my desktop OS of choice everywhere except on my Mac, but the Linux Terminal Server Project, though powerful when I last used it in an Edubuntu test server early last year, was still not quite as mature as Microsoft Terminal Services or Citrix.

August 5, 2009 by

Ubuntu as slick as Win7, Mac OS X

Just like Microsoft has taken the blowtorch to Vista to produce the lightning-quick Windows 7, which so far runs well even on older hardware, Ubuntu has picked up its own game.

April 23, 2009 by

Canonical hits back at Microsoft in netbook spat

Canonical, the company that sponsors the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has attacked a Microsoft blogger's claims about why Windows netbooks outsell their Linux counterparts.On 3 April, Brandon LeBlanc wrote on the Windows Experience Blog that, in the United States in February, 96 percent of netbooks sold had Windows as the preinstalled operating system.

April 14, 2009 by

Why Microsoft won round one of netbook wars

Free is not the lowest possible price. If you want to get sell-through at retail, you have to support the product with collateral materials, with ads, with sales training and support. Ubuntu, as a company, is not scaled to do this. Microsoft, on the other hand, has already delivered this, for years.

April 14, 2009 by

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