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Ubuntu comes to your phone.

Ubuntu have been the most favourite Linux distro, now Ubuntu is launching a mobile OS to take on iOS, Android and Windows Mobile.

Ubuntu Phone OS 1

 

 

Ubuntu Phone OS 2

 

 

 

System Requirements Entry Level Ubuntu smartphones High-end Ubuntu smartphones
Processor architecture 1 Ghz Cortex A9 Quad-core A9 or Intel Atom
Memory 512MB to 1GB Minimum 1GB
Storage 4 to 8GB eMMC+SD Minimum 32GB eMMC+SD
Multi-touch Yes Yes
Desktop convergence No Yes

 

Apps will be made by HTML5 and it seems that Ubuntu will be providing a dedicated SDK.  Along with that it seems that the apps available on Ubuntu Software Centre will be available on the Ubuntu phone OS too. So will be the Ubuntu One cloud service.

If it give a full blown Linux Desktop environment, along with Terminal and able to apt-get install , then I am very much sure all the geeks will ditch Android and iOS and jump to Ubuntu phone OS.

It is to be showcased in CES as the website says “If you are going to CES, stop by booth 30659 in LVCC South Hall 3 (Upper Level) or, contact us to arrange a meeting.”  Click the source link for more details, and official news. Do let us know if you visit CES will get in touch with you to get more info, or share your comments below.

Source: Ubuntu

Boot Live ISO without CD,DVD or USB Flash Drive

Today I will show a quick way to use a live iso image without having to write it on a CD/DVD or using a flash drive. The process will work only with live iso images of Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

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Here are the steps.

Make a folder named iso in the root drive.

sudo mkdir /iso

Move the iso image to the folder named iso

sudo mv file-name.iso /iso

You now need to identify your computer’s hard disk.

 sudo fdisk -l

It would be like /dev/sda1 or something alike, do check the output in Terminal and be sure.

Now we need to edit the grub.cfg file 

sudo gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg

 At the end of the file add these lines.

menuentry "Any Name You Want To See In The Grub Menu" {
set root=(hd0,1)
loopback loop /iso/file-name.iso
linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/iso/file-name.iso noprompt noeject
initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
}

 

Unity comes to Fedora

After the death of Gnome 2 there has not been much love showed to Gnome 3 by many users. While the new refreshed Unity that shipped with Ubuntu 12.04 was loved by many users.

Some people may say that Unity is only for Ubuntu , but open source means that anyone can use it like the way they want it to. The source code of Ubuntu’s creation Unity was always available its just that no one ported it to other Linux distributions. Luckily some people now ported it to Fedora.

 

 

If you are a Fedora user and want to try out Unity

download.opensuse.org/repositories/GNOME:/Ayatana/Fedora_17/.

 

 

So will we see more Linux distributions shipped with Unity? What do you think, leave your thoughts in the comment section.

 

Source: Gnome Ayatana team