Articles Tagged ubuntu

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

Happy Birthday, Ubuntu – The World’s Most Popular Linux Distro Turns 9 Years Old

At 11.06 AM on this very day back in 2004, Mark Shuttleworth took the Ubuntu mailing list to announce the inaugural release of Ubuntu 4.10.

20 October 2013

German City Starts Distributing Free Ubuntu 12.04 CDs to Windows XP Users

The German city of Munich has begun offering free Ubuntu 12.04 CDs in local libraries in an effort to help citizens still using Windows XP.

14 September 2013
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Ubuntu Desktop To Drop PowerPC Builds Later This Week

PowerPC builds of Ubuntu desktop are to be dropped by the end of this week developers have announced, after a month of failing to build.

30 July 2013

Google Devs Install Ubuntu on Google Glass

Google developers have today shown off Ubuntu running on …Google Glass. In a session at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, cheekily titled “Voiding your warranty“, developers shared how to root Google Glass and […]

17 May 2013

Ubuntu Website Undergoes Subtle Revamp

Some minor design changes have gone live over on the official Ubuntu website.

15 April 2013

Ubuntu To Become The Official OS Of China

Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu have announced that they will be officially affiliated with the Chinese government to bring a new Ubuntu based OS to the Chinese population.

23 March 2013