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The latest version of Ubuntu just came out; Ubuntu 13.04 - Raring Ringtail. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has done a good job setting up a set of defaults for a fresh install, but there are a few things you may want to add or change on your freshly installed OS.
1. Privacy Settings
Shuttleworth, the head of Ubuntu confirmed spyware will be included in the Ubuntu default install also in the future. Partners receiving the data include Amazon and Facebook. The privacy concerns brought up by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) are ignored. Time to say goodbye to Ubuntu.
Canonical continues to press forward with an Ubuntu support strategy that blends channel partners with Canonical's own Ubuntu hand-holding in large enterprises. Here's a look at Canonical's efforts so far.
Canonical is preparing an Ubuntu Server blitz at LinuxWorld Expo in August. Alfresco, IBM, Openbravo, Zimbra and others are expected to rally around Ubuntu Server at the conference, The VAR Guy learned during meetings at OSCON. Here’s the scoop, and the implications for Ubuntu partners.
Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu, has finally listened to critics and EFF and said that the much controversial online search feature of Dash will be disabled by default in Ubuntu 13.04, which will be released later this month. Canonical was working closely with EFF, FSF and the EU privacy advisors and found it in best interest of its users.
When Canonical launched Landscape 1.5 this week, it was a timely reminder that the software company is trying to develop multiple revenue streams beyond Ubuntu services. Moreover, Landscape 1.5 represents Canonical's latest attempt to make Ubuntu easier for businesses and solutions providers to remotely manage. Here's a closer look at the Landscape strategy.
We all know Ubuntu is a free Linux-based operating system, but not everyone knows Ubuntu is community-developed. The majority of Ubuntu contributors are not Canonical employees. Instead, they are enthusiasts and other interested parties who devote their time to the Ubuntu project. Want to get involved? Here's how.
Canonical makes a statement about "Ubuntu Advantage" - a statement which ought to be revised because it emphasises a bogus advantage that takes the slippery patents slope and puts rival distributions at a position of disadvantage