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Everyone knows and loves Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux. Mark Shuttleworth, the creator of Ubuntu Linux, is pretty famous. Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation and creator of the GPL, is equal parts famous and infamous. But surely there is more to Linux and Free/Open Source software than these three. And indeed there are thousands upon thousands of people toiling away fueling the mighty FOSS engine; here is a small sampling of these important contributors who make the FOSS world go ‘round.

Unsung Heroes of Linux, Part One |

Carla Schroder starts a tour of some heros and raises a deserved cheer for a sample of those - some of whom might possibly be described as a bit of an unruly rabble, I’d be quite OK with that moniker myself - who have created something quite wonderful

Ubuntu in your pocket

We’ll show Ubuntu neatly integrated into Android at Mobile World Congress next week. Carry just the phone, and connect it to any monitor to get a full Ubuntu desktop with all the native apps you want, running on the same device at the same time as Android. Magic. Everything important is shared across the desktop and the phone in real time.

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I am going to rant about Ubuntu...

It will be mildly lengthy. I will talk ill of the Führer: Canonical Messiah, Mark Shuttleworth.

If you are an orthodox member of The Cult, please, avert your gaze lest your eyes begin to melt.

However, you are welcome to defend them because I could use the comic relief to kick start the weekend after a soul crushing week of work.

To all others: my apologies for the wall of text.


Ubuntu for phones - Industry proposition (by celebrateubuntu)

Το Ελεύθερο λογισμικό στην εποχή των App Store

Το Ελεύθερο λογισμικό στην εποχή των App Store

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Στο φετινό SCALE14x, o Mark Shuttleworth, ιδρυτής της Canonical και του Ubuntu, μίλησε για την σημασία του ελεύθερου λογισμικού στην εποχή των App Store αλλά και των έξυπνων συσκευών και των υποδομών Cloud που τα διαχειρίζονται.

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Introducing the HUD. Say hello to the future of the menu.

Say hello to the Head-Up Display, or HUD, which will ultimately replace menus in Unity applications. Here’s what we hope you’ll see in 12.04 when you invoke the HUD from any standard Ubuntu app that supports the global menu

I hope there will be something similar on gnome 3

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Mark Shuttleworth is Passionate About Canonical, Patents, and Space
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Mark Shuttleworth is the founder and former CEO of Canonical, the commercial company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution. Today he holds the position “Lead Product Design”, a role in which he shapes desktop and cloud product strategy. I spoke with him recently by phone about the increasing role of Linux in the enterprise, and the shift from traditional enterprise computing to cloud computing. Canonical and Ubuntu made a big splash early on by intensely focusing on a usable Linux desktop experience. They pared down the dizzying number of packages available in Debian and selected a few best-of-breeds applications to install by default. The installation process was streamlined to be as easy and as intuitive as possible. Ubuntu was a huge success and quickly gained a passionate following.

“In this interview Mark Shuttleworth talks about many topics that are important to GNU/Linux and FOSS in general. As the leader of the Ubuntu project he talks about the origins and the mission of Ubuntu.  - An Interview with Gabriella Coleman. ”
Engadget: Canonical gets a little more precise about what's in store for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Some more information is coming out of Canonical, all about the next big iteration of Ubuntu due next April. Since it’s a LTS (Long Term Support) release, I’m extra interested. This will be around for a while and should be more stable than the other releases that come in between LTS releases.

Mark Shuttleworth anuncia HUD, el nuevo sistema de menús inteligentes de Unity

Si buscas en Wikipedia el término HUD, entre otras acepciones encontrarás Head-up display, (pantalla de visualización frontal), un concepto que proviene de los cazas de combate, donde el piloto no necesita bajar la mirada al panel de instrumentos perdiendo la visión frontal. En el mundo automovilístico se emplea para designar los sistemas de realidad aumentada que incorporan determinados modelos.

Mark Shuttleworth ha anunciado hoy un concepto similar para la próxima versión de Ubuntu. HUD es el nuevo sistema de menús inteligentes de Unity, que permite a los usuarios conectar directamente con lo que desean, sin necesidad de recorrer un árbol de menús al estilo tradicional.

Como puede verse en el vídeo, una vez invocamos el sistema HUD, parte de las acciones que queramos realizar podemos abordarlas escribiendo las primeras letras. Inmediatamente aparecerán diversas sugerencias sobre lo que pretendemos hacer. Cito a modo de ejemplo que escribiendo “com”, una de las opciones es compose (para componer un correo). Basta con seleccionar la opción y el cliente de correo arranca inmediatamente, listo para escribir un nuevo correo.

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HUD no se limita a arrancar programas únicamente, va más allá. En particular me ha sorprendido el ejemplo con “Inkscape”, donde puedes ir realizando diversas acciones sobre el dibujo sin necesidad de navegar por los menús del programa. HUD estará implementado en una primera etapa en Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolín.

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Mark Shuttleworth announced HUD, the new smart menu system Unity
Damage Control: Mark Shuttleworth Regrets the “Tea Party” Remarks and Other Canonical Mistakes

“ Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, has clarified his “Tea Party” comments and apologized for this rather personal remark. ”

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;;; He is still being disingenuous, even in this “apology” he is revisionary. The second to last paragraph in this piece is such an obvious lie and PR grasp if I’ve ever seen one. Fact is: Canonical and Shuttleworth have been hostile toward, talked down to and overtly insulted the free software community for years - It is only just now reaching a critical mass that people outside the technical circles are taking notice of it. That’s the reason for “apology”; one that would never have came if they weren’t idiots that went after a vocal EFF staffer… Shuttleworth is a rich, egotistical asshole and a bully. I don’t buy any of this bs “apology” and I encourage you not to either.


Ubuntu Edge: Introducing the hardware

Calxeda finds a new market in storage

#SuryaRay #Surya Calxeda, the Austin, Texas-based startup that is building out highly dense, low power ARM-based servers has a new market in the storage world. During a visit last week to the company’s headquarters, company executives shared that in addition to web hosting and big data applications it sees a near-term opportunity in the storage world and that is has fielded more than 20 requests for proposals for systems using ARM-based processors.

Karl Freund, the VP of marketing for Calxeda, says the company has shipped about 3,000 nodes and 130 systems although none are deployed in production environments yet. He expects the first production deployments to occur at the end of the second quarter of 2013. But most of the conversation was about how ARM-based systems could be used today in the storage market. Not just for cold storage such as Amazon’s Glacier or Facebook’s photo storage effort, but even for the big storage systems for scale out storage and enterprise class storage appliances. Named customers who are evaluating the systems include, Gluster and Inktank, the storage startup backed by Mark Shuttleworth of Ubuntu fame that is commercializing Ceph.

There are more, notes Freund, (pictured) who says that when Calxeda servers make it into production environments, they will likely be deployed first in a storage capacity, as storage customers don’t care if the chips are 64-bit compatible. For now, ARM-based systems are stuck only able to address less memory because ARM only has a 32-bit capable core design. Next year ARM will have a 64-bit capable design and systems will be built around them in 2014 (maybe even late 2013). Calxeda plans its 64-bit capable SoC for 2014.

But Calxeda isn’t waiting and in storage, it’s also not focusing on power consumption — the initial draw for ARM-based servers in the scale out data center. For the storage world, where spinning hard drives tends to suck huge quantities of electricity, adding a low-power has a negligable affect on the consumption of an overall system. However, Calxeda boasts that popping in more of its systems on a chip (SoC) are both cheaper and make for faster information transfer and retrieval.

Its tests show roughly a 4X improvement in IOPs for a rack of Calxeda SoCs versus x86-based systems. Adding Calexeda’s SoCs also cuts complexity because the entire system of processing and networking components are integrated on the SoC, and the terabit-plus fabric between cores also offers more network capacity between cores in a system –the so-called east-west networking traffic.

As the market for scale out computing, storage and networking changes the demands made on IT equipment, Calxeda and others are seeing an opportunity that may have begun in servers and the cloud computing environment, but certainly isn’t stopping there. No wonder Intel is trying to catch up with chips of its own. So far, it’s recently announced new Atom-based chips haven’t made the cut for most customers I’ve spoken with (the lack of integration of the entworking and processing hardware is a problem), but in 2014 it will have a new, integrated SoC as well. Then, the competition will really get interesting.

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