After months of rumors, Canonical has unveiled Ubuntu for Android, a version of the ultra-popular Ubuntu Linux kernel that boots from Android mobile devices. We’ll let the video do the rest of the talking. source
This may be one of the coolest infographics we’ve ever seen. This interactive work splits the relative speed of a bunch of supercomputers up a number of ways – by speed, by OS, by country – and looks awesome. Linux pretty much owns this market, by the way, and IBM and Intel have their fingers in the mix the most, although AMD, HP and Cray hold their own. source
It’s not ready yet. But that didn’t stop us. Despite the warnings of instability and incomplete features, that was not enough to stop us, and we’re sure hundreds of other nerds, from downloading a pre-beta build of the long-awaited Google Chrome ports. Google warned us: “Whatever you do, please DON’T DOWNLOAD THEM! Unless of course you are a developer or take great pleasure in incomplete, unpredictable, and potentially crashing software.” But we didn’t listen. It’s super-fast but it doesn’t play YouTube videos yet. Oooh, edgy. source
Proprietary software is a social problem, and our aim is to put an end to it. Free software is sometimes more powerful and reliable, but what concerns us most is that it is a more ethical way to distribute software.
Free Software Foundation founder and president Richard Stallman • On the “problem” of proprietary, copyrighted software. Why is he so hardcore about free? Well, as he says, “If you don’t have that freedom, the program controls you.” He’s like the Internet version of a crazy cat lady. • source
Are we creating world peace or fundamentally changing the world? No. But we could shift what people expect and the amount of innovation per dollar they expect.
Mark Shuttleworth • the main evangelist behind Ubuntu Linux, the most popular version of the open-source operating system. Shuttleworth hopes to turn it into a popular, viable option against Microsoft Windows. • source
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