Ubuntu OS to Run on Smartphones

Posted in Android,Canonical,Mobile Phones by Chetz on January 2nd, 2013

SmartPhones running Ubuntu Operation SystemThe company behind the Linux-based OS Ubuntu announced on Wednesday that it will be offering a version of its software that will run on smartphones. Namely, the Ubuntu operating system uses the same drivers as Android and would work as a replacement software for existing phones running the Android OS, according to Canonical.

Canonical will release the open-source code as a file that can be installed on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, initially. Plans are also in the works with manufacturers to provide the software pre-installed on a device sometime before the end of the year.

Aside just from the fact that Ubuntu is a powerful, popular, free and open-source OS that will now be available on a smartphone, this news could mark a milestone in tech history as an operating system significantly blurs the line between a …

Dell says large portion of Mini 9 netbooks are sold with Linux

Posted in Dell by Shane McGlaun on February 24th, 2009

Dell Mini 9We have heard from several sources — including MSI — that return rates for netbook based on Linux are much higher than return rates on XP-based netbooks. MSI told Laptop Magazine that the Linux return rate on its netbooks was four times that of XP machines.

Dell is doing something that MSI must not be because Dell claims that a full 1/3 of its Mini 9 netbooks sold ship with Ubuntu Linux and the return rate is comparable to the return rate of XP-based Mini 9′s. Dell says that part of the reason for the comparatively low return rates on its Linux-based machines is that it does a very good job educating users on what Linux offers.