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The next release of Ubuntu will be dubbed utopic unicorn as the project looks to refresh itself after its long-term support 14.04 release last week.
Container technology, a lightweight kind of virtualization, is becoming a core component in major Linux distributions. But what role will it really plan in datacenters and the cloud?
I still find Ubuntu with Unity the best desktop of all for users who don't know computers and just want something easy to use.
Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr is everything a Long Term Support release should be. No big changes, but a solid, stable release, with a few nips and tucks here and there.
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.
Lots of operating systems run on the OpenStack cloud, but Ubuntu Linux is most users' favorite.
Other Linux distributions are moving to MariaDB for their default database management system, but Ubuntu is standing by Oracle's MySQL. Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth explains why.
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS was to be the first converged desktop/tablet/smartphone release. However, it's shaping up to be more of a typical Long Term Support release, with the emphasis on solid and stable, rather than radical changes.
When Canonical introduced its new Ubuntu Unity interface, a major design element was a global, universal menu that all apps would use. Things have changed. Canonical is switching back to local app menus.
Canonical's sapphire dreams for Ubuntu Edge are over for now, but they live on in Apple's and Samsung's product roadmaps.
The first native Ubuntu smartphones are expected to be in customers' hands in 2014.
The Chinese-language Ubuntu Kylin OS has been downloaded more than one million times since its launch last year as the country looks to replace the soon to be unsupported Windows XP.
Going forward, systemd will be Debian's default init system for Linux distributions, an init system soon to be used by every other major Linux distribution other than Ubuntu.
CESG, the UK government's arm that assesses operating systems and software security, has published its findings for ‘End User Device’ operating systems. The most secure of the lot? Ubuntu 12.04.
No major carriers are expected to ship a smartphone running the Ubuntu Touch OS until 2015, according to Ubuntu's community manager.