Articles Tagged ubuntu

privacy in Ubuntu

Ubuntu Will No Longer Track Which Packages Users Install

Ubuntu will no longer log which packages users install from the archives. The 'popularity contest' package will not ship in future versions of the distro.

15 July 2020
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Steam is Coming to Chromebooks with Ubuntu-based “Borealis” Feature

Google plan to add Steam gaming support to future Chromebooks using a new Ubuntu-based virtual machine layer developed with the codename "Borealis".

2 July 2020
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Linux Marketshare Climbed to All-Time High in June, Stats Show

A new month means new Linux marketshare stats from net analytics company NetMarketshare and they show Linux and Ubuntu were up for the fourth consecutive month in a row.

2 July 2020
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Linux Marketshare Increased Again Last Month (So Did Ubuntu’s)

Usage of Linux-based desktop operating systems grew again in May 2020, according to stats shared by web analytics firm NetMarketShare.

2 June 2020

Ubuntu: 10 Years, 10 Defining Moments

Below are 10 of Ubuntu’s most defining moments from the past decade. With the leading desktop Linux distribution about to enter a brand new decade — along with the rest of us — it’s sure […]

30 December 2019

Revealed: The BEST Ubuntu Release of the Past 10 Years

Our poll to find the best Ubuntu release of the past ten years has concluded. In this post we reveal the Ubuntu version readers crowned their winner.

28 December 2019

Happy 15th Birthday, Ubuntu!

It's Ubuntu's 15th birthday! October 20 2019 marks the 15th anniversary of Ubuntu 4.10 'Warty Warthog', which schlepped out on to the world stage in 2004.

20 October 2019

Coincidence or Subtle Influence? Ubuntu’s Impact on Software Naming Conventions

Could Ubuntu have had an impact on the versioning and naming conventions of other software projects, including Windows, Android and more? Reader Abu A. pinged us earlier today to share this interesting insight he has […]

17 July 2017
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How Linux Figures Reacted to Ubuntu’s Unity Bombshell

News that Ubuntu is to u-turn on Unity, can Convergence, and scrap its smartphones took the open-source community by total surprise last week. In this post we roundup the reactions that some prominent free software stalwarts, Linux pundits, and former Canonical employees had to […]

11 April 2017
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Ubuntu 17.04 Daily Builds Are Now Available to Download

Zipping to life, live daily images of Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus are now available to download. The images arrive almost two weeks after the Ubuntu 16.10 release, more than enough time for you to get bored with […]

26 October 2016

5 Things We (Secretly All) Miss About Ubuntu

Here's five things I secretly miss about Ubuntu of yore, from its rough edges to its well remembered desktop backgrounds.

1 September 2016

3 Firefox Add-ons Every Ubuntu User Needs

Firefox is the default browser in Ubuntu — but it doesn’t integrate with the Unity desktop as well as it could. That’s where the following Ubuntu Firefox add-ons come in. These little extras, trivial though they seem, help […]

20 August 2016