You’d have to think really hard to name another person in computing technology that drives so much force behind a product. Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical has made Ubuntu what it is. And although his plans to publicly fund a smartphone powered by his operating system did not become reality last year, he is...

Judging by how things have been between both companies in the recent past, the official site of Ubuntu is the last place you would expect to see a Windows Azure logo. But stranger things have happened — and will happen — in the technology world. Canonical, the maker of the popular Linux distribution had some very...

Windows 8 is battling a number of forces and factors, one of which is its battle with Linux. The freeware platform is steadily becoming more and more user friendly, so much so that users are starting to take notice. Linux companies and even gaming platforms like Steam have taken the opportunity created by the...

In the home computing world, Windows is the dominant force, Mac comes in second, and Linux plays third fiddle. In the server world things are a bit different, however. Linux still outranks Windows, though not quite as badly as it did a few years ago. When it comes to Linux servers, Debian and Ubuntu are probably two...

Despite the naysayers out there that says Windows 8 is the wrong direction and that the idea of a hybrid mobile/desktop OS is a bad plan– the age of a universal OS is now closer than ever. While Microsoft’s Windows 8 is the most advanced effort to merge mobile and desktop efforts, even Apple’s Mac OS X has started to...