For one hour in the week following the release of the latest Ubuntu, Mark Shuttleworth, the 'founder' of Ubuntu, holds a question and answer session as part of 'Ubuntu Open Week'. Below follows highlights from that session. Read on to find out what changes are coming to Unity next release, what happened to the much-heralded 'Windicators' and whether Mark prefers the iPhone or Android...
Dilogus: The Winds of War is an upcoming game being developed by Digital Arrow. The game looks promising - built on the Unigine engine, it's cross platform and runs beautifully on Linux. We sat down with Norbert Varga, who works for Digital Arrow handling production and design of the game.
Contractor is new 'sharing service' developed by Allen Lowe for the elementary project. It allows applications to push data and/or files to other applications without the applications needing to be hard-coded to do so. Think of it as a middle man that relieves both applications of having to work with each other - they just need to work with Contractor.
Last weekend I posted a status update on our OMG! Ubuntu! Facebook page asking our fans to leave a comment with their Ubuntu success stories. A few dozen comments later and we had a nice collection of some stories, everything from people converting their parents to also people replacing Windows XP with Ubuntu on aging school computers in their local community.
Linus Torvalds has probably done more for the world than many know, and his influence stretches far and wide throughout all corners of the globe with a variety of amazing implementations of his original vision that started almost two decades ago. Whether you know it or not, at some stage in your day-to-day life you probably come into contact with Torvalds' work. Without him, many wouldn't be where they are today, Ubuntu wouldn't exist and Free Software wouldn't be such a prevalent mainstream ideology used by millions. I caught up with Linus for a chat in Brisbane to get his opinion on Ubuntu, Linux in the mobile space and find out what new stuff is happening in the kernel this year.
Yesterday I got a chance to sit down for an interview over lunch with one of the original founders of Ubuntu: ex-GNOME Release Manager and past Canonical employee Jeff Waugh.
Boy we've got something exciting for you today - a full length exclusive interview with Unity's Technical Lead and Canonical DX Team Member Neil Patel. In this lengthy interview, Neil explains everything from how Unity will work on large screens to how he feels Ubuntu is going and why he started working for Canonical. It's a total must read for anyone even remotely interested in the future of Ubuntu, so click through for the full scoop!
If you ever wondered why Unity uses it's own launcher instead of the SimplyAwesome™ Docky, here is an explanation, straight from Docky's creator Jason Smith.
Charbax over at ArmDevices.net poked us with news of a new video interview he conducted with Frederic Baille, the founder of the Ubuntu-based Linutop OS.
Just a quick heads up - The guys over at Jupiter Broadcasting have released a new episode of their very popular video podcast The Linux Action Show featuring a full review of Ubuntu 10.10 as well as a 10 minute interview with yours truly! Catch the video after the jump.
I had the pleasure of chatting with Jason Gerard DeRose, the lead developer of Novacut, and asked him whether he was disappointed with the failure to meet the crowd-sourced funding target and what this means for the future of the video editor project that has gotten everyone talking.
Here's your chance to ask the Novacut team your most burning questions regarding their innovative project to create a collaborative video editor. Leave your questions in the comment section before October 5th 1300 hrs UTC.