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postheadericon Canonical christens Ubuntu 11.10 ‘Oneiric Ocelot’

Canonical’s still one month away from letting Natty Narwhal (also known as Ubuntu 11.04) out of the cage, but it’s already teasing us with another OS flaunting an alliterative mammalian monicker. Like the Narwhal before it, Oneiric Ocelot (or Ubuntu 11.10), due out this October, will offer a 2D OpenGL-based Unity interface to support older computers, as well as Qt — you know, the framework Nokia loved and left hanging. You can also expect Ubuntu to scale back on the number of cloud services with the Ocelot, as it gears up for the release of the as-of-yet unnamed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (long term support). For now, that’s all she wrote, but if you’re dying to find out how they come up with those adorable Animalia appellatives, check out the source link below.

Canonical christens Ubuntu 11.10 ‘Oneiric Ocelot’ originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 09 Mar 2011 06:13:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon System 76 brings Sandy Bridge to Ubuntu with Gazelle and Serval laptops

System 76 brings Sandy Bridge to Ubuntu with Gazelle and Serval laptops

System 76 has been doing open source right for quite some time now, and it’s just unleashed what it claims is the “most powerfull Ubuntu laptop in the world” — so powerful it needs that extra L. It’s the Serval Professional, offering your choice of Intel Core i7 processors ranging from the 2GHz 2630QM to the 2.5GHz 2920XM. Graphics are handled by a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M GPU that pumps 1080p worth of pixel dust to a 15.6-inch, LED-backlit display. Prices for that machine start at $1,379 but you’re only a few mouse clicks away from three times that. On the slightly lower-end scale is the Gazelle Professional, with a more limited range of processors and graphics options, but the same 15.6-inch display and a price that starts at $1,239. Both come with any operating system you like — so long as it’s Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.

System 76 brings Sandy Bridge to Ubuntu with Gazelle and Serval laptops originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon System 76 brings Sandy Bridge to Ubuntu with Gazelle and Serval laptops

System 76 brings Sandy Bridge to Ubuntu with Gazelle and Serval laptops

System 76 has been doing open source right for quite some time now, and it’s just unleashed what it claims is the “most powerfull Ubuntu laptop in the world” — so powerful it needs that extra L. It’s the Serval Professional, offering your choice of Intel Core i7 processors ranging from the 2GHz 2630QM to the 2.5GHz 2920XM. Graphics are handled by a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M GPU that pumps 1080p worth of pixel dust to a 15.6-inch, LED-backlit display. Prices for that machine start at $1,379 but you’re only a few mouse clicks away from three times that. On the slightly lower-end scale is the Gazelle Professional, with a more limited range of processors and graphics options, but the same 15.6-inch display and a price that starts at $1,239. Both come with any operating system you like — so long as it’s Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.

System 76 brings Sandy Bridge to Ubuntu with Gazelle and Serval laptops originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon PALRO robot masters English, will never shut up again (video)

PALRO robot masters English, will never shut up again (video)

When first we saw Fujisoft’s PALRO robot doing its thing we were charmed but, as it didn’t speak English, we had to adore it from afar. No longer. The little critter has obviously mastered our language quite quickly and can be seen below chatting with an even more robotic humanoid about such idle things as the weather, career aspirations, and just how great PALRO is. How great is PALRO? PALRO is really great — but humble. Inside that barrel chest is a full-fledged PC with an Atom Z530 processor, 4GB of flash storage, and an Ubuntu kernel keeping everything in check. It’s available as ever for educational and research institutions for about $3,600, but we’re trying to get one ourselves. If we can get it to type prepare yourselves for many more posts about software based on real Japanese cutting-edge technology.

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PALRO robot masters English, will never shut up again (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 21 Jan 2011 07:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Nexus S receives MeeGo and Ubuntu ports, makes our nerd senses tingle (video)

You’ve got to hand it to the Nexus S. In spite of being a souped-up smartphone, it’s still unpretentious enough to accept power from a BlackBerry microUSB cable and easy enough to hack that it’s just received not one, but two OS ports. MeeGo, in its very raw and unfinished form, has been dropped onto the phone’s internal memory without the need for any flashing, and the method has also been successfully used to install Ubuntu on the current Google flagship. There’s very little that’s actually functional about the MeeGo install at the moment, but the ball has begun rolling and there’s a resulting question that’s occupying our minds right now — will the Nexus S have a perfectly hacked copy of MeeGo before or after Nokia releases its device for the platform? Answers on a postcard.

[Thanks, Michelle and Brad]

Continue reading Nexus S receives MeeGo and Ubuntu ports, makes our nerd senses tingle (video)

Nexus S receives MeeGo and Ubuntu ports, makes our nerd senses tingle (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 11 Jan 2011 04:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink Techno Bolt  |  sourceHigh Caffeine Content  | Email this | Comments