Ubuntu is, hands-down, the most popular flavor of Linux out there. But Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu build, wants to do more than just show up on your computer. Canonical showed off a concept phone last year that paired Android with Ubuntu, showing the desktop operating system when the phone was docked and Google’s mobile OS for when the phone was out and about with its owner. It’s now clear that the concept shown last year was foreshadowing a much deeper dive into mobile for Canonical — today, the company pulled back the curtain on its Ubuntu-based mobile operating system.
I have plenty to say about it, but if you’re willing to sit through a 22-minute video (see video above), you can also learn about the Ubuntu Phone OS from Canonical’s CEO, Mark Shuttlesworth.
Watching Netflix on Linux has always been tough. The major constraint to being able to watch Netflix on Linux has been the lack of Microsoft Silverlight, and while Microsoft Silverlight still isn’t available for Linux, watching Netflix just became a whole lot easier for Ubuntu users. An unofficial Netflix app for Ubuntu that was recently released now makes it easy to install Netflix and start watching movies right away.
How does the app work?
The app packages WINE and Netflix into a desktop app, which you can install through a Ubuntu repository with two simple commands. In order to get the app installed, perform the following commands below.
Have you seen my personal site JeffWeisbein.com yet? No? Go ahead, check it out. I’ll give you a minute or so. Alright, you’re back now. So now you are probably wondering how you can create a website similar to that one. Luckily, it’s fairly easy. All you need to do is copy the source code on JeffWeisbein.com, copy a text file, make a few minor modifications to both the source code and the text file, and then upload the documents to your web server.