Last month when SteamOS was publicly made available in beta form there were many surprised that Valve based their Linux distribution off Debian rather than Ubuntu, which they had been heavily promoting up to this point for Linux gaming. There was some speculation why Valve went with Debian, but Gabe Newell has now confirmed the reasoning for not basing their operating system off Ubuntu.
Adam Conrad has announced earlier today, January 7, that the Ubuntu 13.04 Linux operating system, also known as Raring Ringtail among its fans, will reach end of life (EOL) on Monday, January 27, 2014, as Canonical will no longer provide security/critical fixes and software updates for it.
Torrent search would be added to Ubuntu's Dash, a central tool that lets users search files and applications on their desktop as well as online sources like Amazon or Wikipedia. The search tool prototype uses the Pirate Bay as a data source. It may be modified to filter out pirated content, but users can change the filters to suit their desires. It's also possible that a future version could use a different data source.
Information about the first official Ubuntu phone has been spotted on a Chinese website, making Meizu the first hardware partner for Canonical.
According to the website in question, Meizu will come to CES 2014 with the first Ubuntu phone, probably using its newly announced Meizu MX3 platform.
You won't see an Ubuntu Edge at CES this week. Ubuntu's parent company, Canonical, raised $12.8-million on Indiegogo to develop and build this Ubuntu Linux/Android-powered Ubuntu Edge combination smartphone and PC, but it still fell far short of its $32 million goal. So what?
Ubuntu is the "Marmite" operating system within the Linux community. You either love it or hate it.
According to images surfacing this weekend and news out of China, it appears that Meizu might be the first vendor shipping an Ubuntu-powered phone. Mark Shuttleworth had announced some time ago they landed their first phone hardware partner, but went without naming any company. The images now surfacing, such as at CNBeta.com, indicate there's a Meizu-powered device.
In an interview with PCpro that it was revealed by Mark Shuttleworth that Canonical is now leading the race for full convergence across all devices and architectures. There is also a possibility of shifting over from bi-annual releases to semi-rolling releases as mobile users are accustomed to updates being released ‘whenever’ they’re ready by the maintainers.
The "out of the box" Ubuntu 13.10 performance from October with its stock package-set is being compared to the near-final version of the Fedora 20 packages as of the time of testing in mid-December (due to travels and being out of the office the last two weeks of December through mid-January). Both Fedora 20 and Ubuntu 13.10 were in their default states and the performance was tested on two systems.