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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.
Ubuntu 2014: One Linux codebase to rule them all: smartphone, tablet, and desktop.
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Canonical founder says that the new guy in legal sent out the wrong correspondence template.
Canonical and its partners will certify Ubuntu OpenStack cloud compliant hardware and software.
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.
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.