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...

Organizations around the globe are now busy planning their replacements for the aging and soon-to-be-retired Windows XP. And an overwhelming majority seems to be interested in upgrading to Windows 7. But there are some that are considering a free Linux alternative — Ubuntu to be exact. Perhaps the most mainstream and...

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 has its share of fans and detractors. But Mark Shuttleworth has often praised Microsoft’s new platform. And once again, the Linux guru had some wholesome good words for the operating system in a recent interview. Speaking of which, the platform has had it tough ever since release — even as Windows 8 steadily...

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...

Four months after the release, Windows 8 remains as dividing a product as any in the technology world. All the while Microsoft has remained steadfast in claiming that its latest and greatest is a user-friendly operating system. But industry experts have held opposing views, with many blasting the OS for bringing so...

While Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 aren’t perfect, I think that their idea is certainly a revolutionary one, if currently not perfectly implemented. What idea is that? Bridging mobile, phone and television through a common core and UI. Microsoft has worked hard to bring the Modern/Metro look and feel to Windows 8,...

The upcoming tablet is positioned by Redmond as a potential laptop replacement, and rightly so. It offers the full features of a laptop with the portability of a tablet device. But owing to this open nature, the Surface Pro can also effortlessly handle other operating systems such as the ever popular flavor of Linux,...

How much Steam loves Windows 8 is known to all. Gabe Newell, the CEO of Valve (and the force behind the Steam gaming platform) has been regularly criticizing Windows 8 ever since it was announced. In fact, in a recent interview to The Verge, he found Windows 8 unusable, and went so far as to liken Microsoft’s latest...

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...