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Switching to Ubuntu: User Tips
By Matt Hartley | Article Published June 23, 2014
Switching to Ubuntu isn’t hard, but these useful tips should ease any potential hassles.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu
14 Apps To Boost Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published June 09, 2014
Apps to get the most from Ubuntu or any Linux desktop.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, apps, Open Source App
Are Ubuntu Derivatives a Bad Idea?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published June 02, 2014
Ubuntu-based customized distros have significant advantages, but beware of the downsides as well.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, custom development, distros
Should You Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 05, 2014
Advice on making the Ubuntu upgrade decision and tips to make the upgrade process easier.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Linux desktop
Ubuntu and the Unspoken Rules
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 25, 2014
Ubuntu's disagreements with the rest of open source are really less about issues than relationships.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, FOSS, Shuttleworth, Canonical
Graduating from Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 24, 2014
A survey of alternate Linux distributions for those users seeking to broaden their horizons.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, Arch Linux
Is Ubuntu Animosity Misplaced?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 10, 2014
Ubuntu receives a healthy dose of criticism even as it does a great deal to move Linux forward.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Gnome, open source downloads
How to Avoid Breaking Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published February 24, 2014
Ubuntu, like any Linux distro, isn't infallible, but these tips will better secure your desktop.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, distro
What Makes a Classic Linux Desktop 'Classic'?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 18, 2014
Why are classic desktops the most popular choice among Linux users?
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE, MATE
Ubuntu vs. Rolling Release Distributions
By Matt Hartley | Article Published February 10, 2014
With a rolling release Linux distribution, users don’t have to downgrade an entire release cycle because of one or two bad packages.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Manjaro Linux
KDE Desktop vs. GNOME Apps: The Great Paradox
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 27, 2014
Polls show that KDE is the most popular Linux desktop. Yet more users prefer desktops that use GNOME technology. What's the explanation?
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE
The Linux Software Store Conundrum
By Matt Hartley | Article Published December 18, 2013
Surveying the choices, the Linux OS could use a better retail online outlet.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu
The Linux Desktop: 2013 in Review
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 10, 2013
The Linux desktop’s big trends included crowdfunding, the Ubuntu controversy, GNOME, Steam, and more.
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Gnome, Canonical, Steam OS
The Burning Bridges of Ubuntu
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 26, 2013
Ubuntu and Canonical are still having community problems -- and at least part of the problem is their public statements and actions.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, KDE, Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth
Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 24, 2013
Ubuntu and Canonical are looking as if they've peaked, with a string of questionable moves.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Shuttleworth, Canonical
The Current State of the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 30, 2013
It's a contradictory era on the desktop today.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Gnome, KDE, Linux Mint, desktop, community, Unity
Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 22, 2013
Kubuntu offers many of the same features as Ubuntu, but uses the KDE desktop instead of Unity.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, KDE, desktop, Unity, Kubuntu
Ubuntu vs. Debian
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 15, 2013
Debian offers a speedy, stable desktop Linux experience—if you're willing to put in a little work.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, desktop
Linux Desktops: Ubuntu vs. Linux Mint
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 08, 2013
How do these two newbie-friendly Linux distributions compare?
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, desktop
Fedora vs. Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 01, 2013
Does Fedora offer a viable alternative to Ubuntu?
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, FOSS, open source software, Fedora, desktop
Ubuntu Support: How to Get Help
By Matt Hartley | Article Published June 17, 2013
The Ubuntu Forums can be a great resource -- but don't forget good 'ol Google search.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Desktop
Things to Consider when Purchasing Ubuntu Laptops
By Matt Hartley | Article Published June 10, 2013
Should you buy a laptop with Ubuntu pre-installed, purchase a Windows system or go for a PC without a pre-installed operating system?
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, laptops, OS, operating systems
Mark Shuttleworth Says Microsoft No Longer Dominates
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 31, 2013
The Canonical founder has closed Ubuntu's famed "Bug #1."
Tags: open source, Linux, Windows, Ubuntu, Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth
Ubuntu: Restoring the Community Link
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 21, 2013
The latest Canonical vs. community uproar has been defused, but for how long?
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Canonical, community
Ubuntu vs. Windows 8: Which Is Better Overall?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 20, 2013
It's much easier to find a system with Windows 8 pre-installed, but Ubuntu offers a better interface and better apps.
Tags: open source, operating system, Cloud, Microsoft, Ubuntu, apps, Windows 8, Office, app store, OS, interface
Ubuntu and the Missing Community Link
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 14, 2013
Small events can have big consequences.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, FOSS, Canonical, community
Ubuntu Software
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 06, 2013
These are some of the most useful applications available for Ubuntu Linux.
Tags: open source, Linux, software, Ubuntu, applications
Ubuntu Drivers
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 29, 2013
These tips can help you find and install the Ubuntu drivers you need for video cards, printers, scanners and wireless devices.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, printer, scanner, drivers, wireless devices
Raving Ringtail: The Mixed Motives of Ubuntu 13.04
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 24, 2013
The latest version of Unity mirrors the increasing conflicts within Canonical and Ubuntu.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, desktop, Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth
Mark Shuttleworth 'Chillin' on Ubuntu 13.04 [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 24, 2013
Shuttleworth calls Ubuntu release 'performance art' and talks about Unity, GNOME, Kylin, Wayland and Mir.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Shuttleworth
How to Setup a USB Drive that Can Run or Install Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 22, 2013
If you're on Windows or a Mac and would like to give Ubuntu a try, follow these steps to install Ubuntu on a USB drive.
Tags: Flash, open source, Linux, Windows, Ubuntu, Mac, OS X, USB drive
Ubuntu's Magical Approach to OpenStack [Video]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 17, 2013
Mark Shuttleworth explains where his Linux company's OpenStack cloud is headed and why Juju is the charm that makes it happen.
Tags: Linux, cloud computing, Ubuntu, Shuttleworth, OpenStack
Ubuntu Software Center Explored
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 15, 2013
Find out where the Ubuntu Software Center came from, how it works and what alternatives are available.
Tags: open source, Linux, software, Ubuntu, applications, Canonical
Ubuntu File Sharing
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 08, 2013
These six tools allow you to share files across your local network or via the cloud.
Tags: open source, Linux, cloud computing, networking, PC, Ubuntu, file sharing
Ubuntu Virtual Machine: Guest and Host
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 01, 2013
Thinking about running an Ubuntu virtual machine? Here are some things to consider.
Tags: open source, Linux, operating system, virtualization, Ubuntu, VMware, Wine, virtual box
OpenSUSE 12.3 vs. Ubuntu 13.04
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 25, 2013
While Ubuntu is still a great choice for newbies, OpenSUSE 12.3 is ideal for more advanced Linux users.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, desktop, openSUSE
Ubuntu, openSUSE and the Definition of Easy
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 19, 2013
There's less difference between Ubuntu and a traditional distro than many often claim.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Gnome, KDE, SUSE, openSUSE, Unity
Dispelling FUD About Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 18, 2013
You don't have to love everything Ubuntu does, but don't forget its noteworthy achievements and contributions to the Linux community.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, distribution, desktop, Canonical, community, Unity
Ubuntu's Community Problem
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 12, 2013
Are the interests of Canonical and Ubuntu identical? Some Ubuntu contributors are starting to question that assumption.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Canonical, community
Ubuntu Display Server Fallout
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 11, 2013
The rivalry between Mir and Wayland could serve to make both projects stronger.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, desktop, display, Wayland
GNOME Classic Repeats History
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 05, 2013
Considering the discussion that preceded its creation, GNOME Classic looks likely to disappointment users.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Gnome, desktop
Google Chrome OS vs. Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 04, 2013
See how the two operating systems compare for installation, look and feel, and peripheral support.
Tags: open source, Linux, Google, operating system, Ubuntu, Chrome, Chromebook
How Ubuntu Turned Search in the Dash into a PR Crisis
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 26, 2013
Sometimes, how you handle a feature's criticisms is as important as its specs.
Tags: open source, Linux, Amazon, search, Ubuntu, desktop, Unity
Why the Ubuntu Tablet Is a Winner
By Matt Hartley | Article Published February 25, 2013
The mobile versions of Ubuntu are impressive, but the OS may have more success on tablets than on smartphones.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, smartphone, tablet, mobile device
Canonical Bringing Ubuntu Linux Tablet to Market
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 19, 2013
Mark Shuttleworth announces new tablet competition for Google and Apple. Is this a game changer?
Tags: Linux, mobile, Ubuntu, tablet
Why More People Are Choosing Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published February 19, 2013
Ubuntu is succeeding in areas where many other desktop Linux distributions have failed.
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, desktop linux, Canonical
Ubuntu Pros and Cons
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 19, 2013
Is Ubuntu the last, best hope of Linux? Or the betrayer of everything that open source stands for?
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Canonical
The Impact of Microsoft Office for Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published February 11, 2013
If the rumors are true and Microsoft releases a version of Office for Ubuntu, what will that mean for enterprises, for Ubuntu and for competing products like LibreOffice and Google Docs?
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Microsoft Office, Google Docs, desktop, LibreOffice, Office productivity
Ubuntu: What They're Doing Right and Wrong
By Matt Hartley | Article Published February 04, 2013
The Linux distribution does a great job with peripheral detection, community, easy backup, the Software Center and more.
Tags: open source, Linux, software, Ubuntu, malware, Wi-Fi, backup, USB, peripherals, community
Pros and Cons of a Ubuntu Rolling Release
By Matt Hartley | Article Published January 29, 2013
Abandoning the time-based release schedule could provide easier access to bleeding-edge technology, but would it sacrifice stability?
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, desktop
9 Things That Are Never Admitted About Open Source
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 22, 2013
What are the taboo subjects in open source today? You might guess some of them, but others might surprise you.
Tags: open source, Linux, Microsoft, Ubuntu, Gnome, KDE, FOSS, desktop, Mark Shuttleworth, Unity, Richard Stallman
Head-to-Head Desktop Comparison: Ubuntu 12.10 vs. OS X Mountain Lion
By Matt Hartley | Article Published January 21, 2013
See how the two operating systems compare from a casual user's perspective with regards to installation, software and hardware.
Tags: open source, Linux, operating system, software, Ubuntu, hardware, desktop, OS X Mountain Lion
How to Overcome Common Ubuntu Hassles
By Matt Hartley | Article Published January 14, 2013
These suggestions can make it easier to choose your hardware, find the software you need, extend the battery life for your laptop, and more.
Tags: open source, Linux, software, Ubuntu, hardware, battery
Can the Ubuntu Phone Succeed?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 08, 2013
The Ubuntu phone faces significant challenges on its way to market.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, smartphone, Canonical
Ubuntu Linux Lands on Smartphones
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 02, 2013
Linux vendor bets on mobile, extending the desktop operating system yet again.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, smartphone
How to Create a Bulletproof Ubuntu Installation
By Matt Hartley | Article Published January 02, 2013
Tips on setting up a Ubuntu install you don't have to worry about it.
Tags: Linux, security, Ubuntu
9 Major 2012 Events That Will Influence the Linux Desktop in Coming Years
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 27, 2012
2012 was a lively year on the Linux Desktop, with the promise of more to come next year.
Tags: open source, MySQL, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE, tablet, Linux Mint, Calligra, MariaDB
Top 10 Things Ubuntu Is Doing Right
By Matt Hartley | Article Published December 17, 2012
Its Debian foundations, strong brand name, Canonical support and many other features are helping Ubuntu bring Linux to a wider audience.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, Canonical
Top Linux Trends 2012-2013
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 11, 2012
What stories trended in 2012? Which ones will affect open source next year? The answer is not always obvious -- and some stories have been under-reported.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Gnome, KDE, FOSS, trends
Consequences of Dell Embracing Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published December 10, 2012
At this point, Dell offers only one compelling Ubuntu-based product for home users--not enough to show that it is taking desktop Linux seriously.
Tags: Ubuntu, Dell, laptop, Canonical, ultrabook, XPS
Is Ubuntu Software Management User Friendly?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published December 04, 2012
The Ubuntu Software Center offers some benefits for newbies, but it's missing some key functionality.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, software management, package management
20 Ubuntu Apps For Daily Life
By Matt Hartley | Article Published November 27, 2012
These are the applications I use every day on my Ubuntu system.
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, apps, applications, desktop
The Cost of Ubuntu
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 26, 2012
It seems unlikely that the Ubuntu desktop will ever turn a profit.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, desktop, Canonical
Proprietary Software for Ubuntu--What Will It Mean?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published November 21, 2012
Ubuntu-only versions of proprietary software could lead to a divide within the Linux community.
Tags: open source, Linux, software, Ubuntu, Skype, Canonical, Proprietary, Steam, Valve Software
Will 2013 Be the Year of the Ubuntu Desktop?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published November 12, 2012
Linux continues to attract new desktop users, but significant challenges remain.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, desktop
Experimentation vs. Tradition: The Future of Innovation on the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 08, 2012
The new diversity of Linux desktop choices could actually hinder innovation.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Gnome, KDE, Linux Mint, desktop, Unity
Absolutely Amazing Ubuntu Alternatives
By Matt Hartley | Article Published November 05, 2012
Linux users live in an Ubuntu world, yet that doesn’t mean there aren’t great alternatives.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu
Will XP Users Shun Windows 8 in Favor of Ubuntu?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published October 30, 2012
While Ubuntu use is growing, a flood of new users is unlikely unless the open source community does a better job of getting the word out.
Tags: open source, Linux, operating system, Ubuntu, Windows 8, Windows XP, desktop
Protecting Your Ubuntu Desktop
By Matt Hartley | Article Published October 22, 2012
A quick guide to security on your Ubuntu Linux desktop.
Tags: Linux, security, Ubuntu
Ubuntu 12.10: The Controversies Continue
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published October 16, 2012
The latest version of Ubuntu is showing the first signs of conflicting design goals.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu
Why Ubuntu's Donation Model is Brilliant
By Matt Hartley | Article Published October 16, 2012
Ubuntu’s request for user donations could use some tweaks, yet it’s a system worth supporting.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu
Is Ubuntu Shutting Out Old PCs?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published October 08, 2012
While understandable, Ubuntu’s focus on newer hardware has a distinct downside.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu
Fallout from Ubuntu's New Shopping Lens
By Matt Hartley | Article Published October 01, 2012
Ubuntu users are irritated (or worse) about the Amazon affiliate program. Yet there are solutions.
Tags: Linux, Amazon, Ubuntu
Desktop Dis-Unity: Ubuntu Adds Web-Search to the Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 25, 2012
The problem isn't that Ubuntu introduced an affiliate program. It's the program's implementation that is attracting criticism.
Tags: Linux, ecommerce, Ubuntu, Unity
How I Saved a Mac Using Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published September 25, 2012
Strange but true: a Mac meltdown was prevented using a Linux desktop.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Apple, Mac