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The extension to Google Cloud Platform means that Ubuntu is now certified for "every major public cloud," following deployments for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
Recognizing that it can't keep up with the Dropboxes of the cloud storage world, Canonical elects to shut down its Ubuntu One file service.
I install four different desktops: Gnome, KDE, Cinnamon and Xfce.
Linux Mint 14 is now available to download free of charge, providing a potential alternative to enthusiasts who like the Ubuntu distribution, but dislike the Unity interface.
The updated distribution shows steady improvements, package updates and more flexibility in desktops, catering easily for fans of Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce and Gnome.
Linux and Windows usually go-together like cats and dogs, but now four of the major Linux distributions - CentOS, openSUSE, SUSE Linux, and Ubuntu - are available on Microsoft's Azure cloud services.
The KDE and Xfce variants of the recently updated Linux Mint desktop operating system could well arrive within a matter of weeks, according to project leader Clement Lefebvre
The PC desktop has made significant strides, thanks in no small measure to open source and Linux, says Jack Wallen
A few weeks ago, when Linux Mint Debian Edition Update Pack 4 was released, Clement Lefebvre said that a new set of ISO images including the latest update would be available "in the coming days/weeks". Today he made good on that, with the release of LMDE 201204, with both Gnome and Xfce versions.
Ubuntu captain Mark Shuttleworth said the next cycle of Ubuntu releases, code named Quantal Quetzal, will incorporate new font and icon innovations to further dazzle the Linux client as well as the Quantum virtualized networking and possibly a new form factor
If you like Unity, Ubuntu Linux's unique GNOME-based desktop, you're going to love Canonical's Ubuntu 12.04, Precise Pangolin.
The operating system is based on the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu 11.10, and comes with a set of hacker-friendly tools
In terms of sheer user-friendliness, Linux Mint 12 Lisa has nosed ahead of other desktop operating systems, says Jack Wallen
Linux Mint's recent climb to the top of the DistroWatch rankings and strong reactions to Ubuntu's Unity shell have led to speculation that Ubuntu's glory days could be over. We examine these two popular distros to see where they came from, where they stand and where they may be headed.
Certain well-known software and hardware products simply aren't very good — in fact some are barely usable, says Jack Wallen
Following on the heels of changing its interface from the GNOME 3.x shell to Unity, Ubuntu is proposing a new, radical change to the desktop Linux interface: Head-Up Display.
As expected, Canonical showed a version of its Linux-based Ubuntu operating system for TV sets at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, along with an in-car entertainment system. Ubuntu TV sets could appear this year, to compete with Google TV sets running Android -- which so far have failed in the marketplace -- and the widely-predicted Apple TV.
Thanks to a number of real improvements, the latest release of the Ubuntu operating system has put earlier disappointments behind it, says Jack Wallen
It might turn into a real monster, but Jack Wallen thinks he knows exactly what features he'd include in his ideal desktop
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