linux-magazine.com: Is it just me, or is there a whiff of desperation these days around Canonical, Ubuntu's commercial arm?
itworld.com: For years--indeed, for over a decade--I have heard calls from Linux advocates and fans for a viable and useable desktop platform that even Grandma can use. And yet, here we are in 2012 and the one vendor that is trying to give Linux fans--and the rest of the user community--exactly what they want gets smacked around for it.
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #255 for the week February 27 – March 4, 2012.
markshuttleworth.com: Thank you, to those who stood by Ubuntu, Canonical and me as we set out on this adventure. This was a big change, and in the face of change, many wilt, many panic, and some simply find that their interests lie elsewhere.
datamation.com: Ever since the Unity desktop first came to Ubuntu, I've been critical of it and found myself completely disinterested in it. With Ubuntu 12.04 just around the corner, I was shocked to discover that Unity now offers a stable and configurable desktop experience.
Also: Ubuntu 12.04 Open Source OS LTS Offers More Features, Polish
popey.com: With well over 20 million users worldwide, Ubuntu is the most popular Linux desktop. In the 8 years since its first conception the number of Linux users has grown and Ubuntu has been at the head of that growth curve.
datamation.com: Referring to Ubuntu's emphasis on usability, Mark Shuttleworth described making Unity the default desktop environment as "the biggest leap forward in that mission that Ubuntu has ever taken . . . . We brought something new to the very core of the user experience." That was ten months ago.
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- Ubuntu For Android: Do We Really Need it?
- 'MyUnity' Released With Revamped UI And New Features
- Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 254
- Create Your Own Ubuntu Distro
- Tutorial Video: Reporting a Bug in Ubuntu
linuxinsider.com: Given Canonical's history of abandoned users and product announcements that come up short in execution, Shuttleworth's most recent goal of 200 million users by 2015 doesn't compute.
laptopmag.com: When we first saw the FXI Cotton Candy, a dual-core Android / Ubuntu computer on a USB stick, we were blown away by the unique device’s tiny size and enormous promise, but we were also left wondering when we could buy one.