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Ubuntu 18.04 to feature GNOME desktop by default (DisUnity?)

After years of working on a user interface designed to run across phones, tablets, and desktop computers, the developers of the Ubuntu operating system have decided to shift focus. Starting next year, the default desktop environment for Ubuntu will be GNOME rather than Unity. Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth says the  change will start with the […]

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Ubuntu phone that works as a desktop PC coming in 2015

Microsoft recently announced that upcoming Windows Phone devices would be able to operate like desktop computers when you connect an external display, mouse and keyboard. That doesn’t just mean that you can run smartphone apps blown up for a big screen: you’ll be able to use Universal Windows apps which will change their look and […]

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First Ubuntu phones will likely sell for $200 to $400

The first phones running Ubuntu software are expected to ship this year, and Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth says they’ll probably sell for between $200 and $400 when they hit the streets. He tells The Inquirer the goal was to aim for mid-range and high-end devices so that they’re powerful enough to act as […]

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Meizu, bq to launch Ubuntu smartphones in 2014

The first Ubuntu smartphones are coming in 2014, and they’ll be manufactured by European designer bq and Chinese phone maker Meizu. Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth says additional details will be available at Mobile World Congress, although he implied that Meizu’s phone will basically be a version of the Meizu MX3 running Ubuntu instead of […]

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Ubuntu Edge fails to hit $32 million goal, Ubuntu OS for phones still on the way

Canonical has failed to raise enough money to launch a smartphone that doubles as a computer. The company spent 30 days trying to crowd-fund a project called the Ubuntu Edge, which would be a phone with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, the ability to run Android and Ubuntu, and to function like a desktop […]

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Ubuntu Edge questioned answered: 6 years of OS support, hardware not necessarily “open”

The Ubuntu Edge smartphone project has already raised a staggering amount of money in just a few days. Folks interested in helping bring a phone that dual boots Android and Ubuntu and which can function as a desktop PC to market have pledged more than $6 million toward a goal of $32 million in hopes of being […]

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Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin will launch in April, 2012

Canonical will launch the next version of Ubuntu Linux on October 13th. The latest version of the popular Linux distribution is code-named Oneiric Ocelot, and Ubuntu 11.10 will include a number of refinements to the Unity desktop as well as the ability to synchronize applications across multiple computers with the new Ubuntu Software Center. But […]

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Update: There won’t be a tablet-specific version of Ubuntu after all

Ubuntu is probably one of the most popular Linux distributions available today, and it’s certainly one of the highest profile. So when there seemed to be an indication that a tablet-specific version of Ubuntu was on the way a few days ago, the news was widely reported on this site and many others. But it […]

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Ubuntu Light: Netbook operating system boots in 7 seconds

Ubuntu is a full-fledged Linux distribution that provides all the tools you’ve come to expect from a desktop operating system, including a web browser, office suite, communication and security features, and the ability to run thousands of third party apps. But like Windows, OS X, or any other desktop operating system, it can take a […]