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Ubuntu 11.10 will be called Oneiric Ocelot

Canonical, proving yet again that its idea of prime bed time reading is leafing through a thesaurus, has officially named Ubuntu 11.10 as 'Oneiric Ocelot'. Feature-wise, there is nothing new to report: 11.10 will introduce Qt support, and the Unity 2D window manager for low-power devices. Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, has a fantastic blog post that discusses how the developers...

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal - Unity replaces Gnome as default shell

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has announced that the Unity shell currently used in Ubuntu's netbook edition will become the default user interface for Ubuntu's main desktop edition as well, starting with the next version of the operating system. Unity became Ubuntu's netbook UI with the release of the current version of the OS, 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal is set to...

Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth stepping down, COO Jane Silber steps up

There's a change in leadership coming at Canonical soon. Sort of. CEO Mark Shuttleworth has been the driving force at the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution since day one. Today he announced plans to step down as CEO early next year. But he's staying involved in the company and the person who is taking over has been involved in Canonical almost as long as Shuttleworth. On...

Dr. Shuttleworth or; How we learned to stop worrying and love Open Source

Tomorrow Ubuntu 7.10 launches, and with it a whole new era in Open Source operating systems. Sure, it may be just another Linux distribution but, make no mistake, 7.10 is the tipping point. After 7 releases, Ubuntu's track record remains stellar. Maintaining a rigorous release schedule, the Ubuntu team have managed to "slip" less than one day per release cycle, putting other commercial closed...

Dell to offer more PCs running Ubuntu Linux

Not happy with the PCs Dell is selling with Ubuntu preloaded? According to Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth, Dell's been pleased enough with sales of the Linux machines that it plans to offer more models. Currently Dell is selling three PCs running the Ubuntu Linux distribution, including a model that can be appropriately configured to sell for exactly $1,337 (hacker for "leet" or "elite"). Dell will...

Ubuntu launches free (and less useful) Gobuntu distribution

Love Ubuntu, but concerned that the open source Linux distribution isn't open source enough? One of the great things about Ubuntu is that it has broad support for a wide variety of hardware and software. But that's partly because it uses proprietary drivers and plug-ins. Responding to complaints from some in the free software community, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has announced the launch of...

Shuttleworth says MS isn't the real threat to GNU/Linux

Ubuntu frontman Mark Shuttleworth laid out an interesting take on the recent patent infringement threat from Microsoft. Shuttleworth says Microsoft will likely be an ally against software patents, rather than a bringger of pain; at least in the long run. Mark writes on his own blog, "I'm pretty certain that, within a few years, Microsoft themselves will be strong advocates against software...

New Ubuntu branch gets funny name

Those crazy developer kids with their cheeky prototype names. Mark Shuttleworth announced that Ubuntu's next release will carry the development code name Gutsy Gibbon, following in the footsteps of Feisty Fawn, Edgy Eft and Dapper Drake (see a pattern?) Gutsy Gibbon is scheduled for release in October of 2007, following Ubuntu's rigid and rapid release cycle. To be known in production as 7.10,...

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta available

We're drawing ever closer to the full release of Ubuntu 7.04 (known lovingly as "Feisty Fawn"), and if you're one of those spirited early adopter types, the Beta release is now available. Proud papa of Ubuntu, tech mogul Mark Shuttleworth said recently, "Ubuntu's Feisty release will put the spotlight on multimedia enablement and desktop effects. We expect this to be a very gratifying release for...

Shuttleworth to join Linux Foundation

Linux maven Mark Shuttleworth has joined the board of directors at the Linux Foundation, a non-profit tasked with promoting standardization across the Linux platform and protection of the key development structures needed to keep Linux moving forward. Shuttleworth writes on his blog, "I've been nominated for and elected to, and have accepted, a seat on the board of the Linux Foundation, not in...

In serious Vista doubt? Try Ubuntu instead!

Those of us who won't be rushing out to grab a copy of Windows Vista at 12:01 am like a bunch of drooling Pavlovian dogs being led to the dinner bell still have a few options. Not the least of which is sticking with Windows XP for the time being, as several tech experts have recommended. What about those of us who've had it up to here with Windows XP but also aren't ready to spend tons of cash on...

First Ubuntu billboard spotted in the wild

The Ubuntu Linux distribution has made incredible strides since its launch in 2004. Sure, giant stacks of cash in Mark Shuttleworth's war chest, used to conquer programming "bounties" for usability, features and bugfixes, have helped to aid the fledgling distribution. Still, the rapid advance of Ubuntu towards the mainstream desktop cannot be ignored. If you're driving up the 101, Northbound, just...