I fully expect this trend to continue throughout 2013, as I've said before, and this week we got some fresh tangible evidence suggesting that it will.Read more »
Hard on the heels of Wednesday's unveiling of Ubuntu Linux for phones, Samsung has now reportedly confirmed that it plans to ship new Linux-based mobile devices of its own later this year.
Rather than Ubuntu Linux or Linux-based Android, however, Samsung's handsets will be based on Tizen Linux, a mobile OS that was launched by the Linux Foundation and the LiMo Foundation in late 2011.Read more »
It's been close to a year since Canonical announced Ubuntu for Android, the smartphone version of its popular Linux distribution that's designed to launch the full Ubuntu desktop when an Android phone is docked with a keyboard and monitor.Read more »
For many PC users, the prospect of switching away from Mac or Windows and onto Linux can be a nerve-wracking one.
After all, Linux holds only a minority share of the desktop market, and not all of us know people who are already using it. The idea of making the switch can often feel like taking a blind leap into the unknown.Read more »
Now that the final curtain is about to drop on the year that was 2012, there's no better time to look ahead and try to anticipate what 2013 will bring.
Predictions have been coming fast and furious throughout the tech press for some time already, of course, but not many focus on Linux.Read more »
It seems fair to say that Linux users enjoy a degree of choice that's unmatched by the proprietary players in the desktop computing world, what with the wide variety of both distributions and desktop environments from which they can choose.
For that reason, it's all the more striking when large numbers of users express a marked preference for the same thing.Read more »