[Editorial] Razvi to Canonical's Michael Hall: Hey boy, don't you have some propaganda to do for your Smart Scopes' closed-source server?

From the very beginning, I think we must be very clear: the very essence of journalism is barking dog, that is, if you read a journalism book or go to a journalism university, the very first thing that the professors will tell is this: a journalist looks and barks, looks at the state and its layers and barks the things that he/she thinks are wrong, how the journalist sees or how accurate the journalist perceives, that's another matter.

[Editorial] Firefox to contain ads by default, Mozilla shifts from for-user to 100% for-profit, Firefox = a tool to satisfy the highest bidder

It seems more and more clear, at least for some of us who do care about free open-source software, that the world is rapidly moving towards an inevitable end: total control by corporation of every aspect of our lives, both digital and real.

Across the latest years, from the depth of the internets several entities and philosophies have emerged to protect you and me, the users, entities like Linux and Mozilla, the latter pioneering the freedom across the web and constantly maintaining the standards necessary for a healthy digital life on the web.

[Editorial] Mark Shuttleworth apologized for the fixubuntu incident

Recently, the Ubuntu world witnessed what I would call a dark day in the beautiful Ubuntu universe, a black day when a group from Canonical (not the whole company or Mark Shuttleworth,--present at the OpenStack conference in Hong Kong--) tried to do what leaders, politicians, priests have been doing from the beginning of time: blocking a different opinion.

[Editorial] Ubuntu Edge's number 1 enemy = the immediacy of pleasure

Less than 24 hours ago, Ubuntu Edge finished its Indiegogo campaign failing to reach the complete $32,000,000, yet, clearly proving itself as a colossal success on all levels: funders, supporters, attracted millions of dollars, interest from media and an overall pool of attention across all corners of the web.

But, what is the cause or what are the causes behind Edge's financial failure?

[Editorial] Ideas for perks

More than $8,000,000 have been attracted until now by Ubuntu Edge's Indiegogo funding campaign, while there are still 17 days left until the campaign reaches its end.

Almost 18,000 funders prove that Ubuntu is a force, prove that Ubuntu Edge has the capacity of attracting thousands of interested funders and millions of dollars in a matter of days.

While Canonical has already created interesting fruitful perk levels, perhaps the funding campaign may be helped by other perk types, too.

[Editorial] How I bought a Moka pot and financially supported Ubuntu, latter with zero effort

Ubuntu is a powerful, solid, secure and reliable operating system used by millions and millions of users from across the world.

Ubuntu offers numerous and numerous features, polished interface and functionalities, overall offered software created, developed and maintained with millions and millions of dollars.

Personally, when the situation allows it, I am quite interested to contribute to Ubuntu, especially if I have the chance to submit money to Ubuntu and Canonical.

[Editorial] Concept about 1-click away software installation from PPAs? Is this possible?

A solid fact is that Ubuntu is growing, continuing daily to add more and more users, thus enlarging its user base, base measured (according to various official statements) around 20 million users.

Months ago, Mark Shuttleworth announced a bold plan, stating that Ubuntu is to gather 200 million users in the next years.

The main question is: what are the "things" that prevent users to immediately adopt Ubuntu as their main operating system?

[Editorial] Unity is doing it right


Since the beginning of Unity, there were (and still are) various complaints about Ubuntu's adoption of the new shell, complaints oriented towards aspects like "I don't like the change in general", "What about the GNOME 2,x?" and many more, nevertheless, the "big" vocal complaint was related to its overall design, meaning various users across the internets disagreed with how its components are displayed on the desktop.