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Five reasons why the Ubuntu tablet could shock naysayers in 2014


Jack Wallen offers five good reasons why a tablet running Linux could really shock the naysayers in 2014.

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 With a recent proclamation by Mark Shuttleworth that an “interesting set of household brands' are looking at putting Ubuntu Touch on their own phones and tablets,” the mobile landscape has become quite interesting. Prior to this, it seemed like the Ubuntu Phone was having serious issues gaining any traction with major brands. However, with Ubuntu 14.04 placing a major focus on honing the Ubuntu tablet experience, things are going to get interesting.
I truly believe that a tablet running Linux could really shock the naysayers in 2014. If you don't believe me, I'll give you five good reasons why this could be the case.

1. It will actually happen

Yes, there's still a big question mark looming over the actual date we'll see the first Ubuntu tablet for sale on the market. But by the end of 2014, we should at least see images available for installation on numerous tablets. This will silence the naysayers who fully believe that the Ubuntu tablet is the latest vaporware to tease the fans and users. Canonical and Mark Shuttleworth have put way too much focus and effort into the tablet for it to fail. When the images for various tablets become available, the naysayers will be silenced.

2. An Ubuntu tablet will be user-friendlier than the competition

I've used the Touch interface. Although it's still a bit rough around the edges, it was amazingly user-friendly-- more so than the Android tablet or the iOS interfaces. I know this sounds like fan-boy speak, but the developers have done an great job of creating a highly intuitive interface that will have users saying, “That's what a tablet interface should be like!” Another shocker will be how polished the UI is when it's released. That should go without saying, considering the length of the Ubuntu Touch's development period. By the end of 2014, I wouldn't be surprised if the initial release was version 2.0.

3. An Ubuntu tablet will out-flex Android

Android has long been heralded as the most flexible of all tablet interfaces, because users are able to make it look and behave exactly how they want. I believe that title will be given to the Ubuntu tablet when it's released. With the power of open source behind it, you can bet that the Ubuntu tablet will be keen on flexibility.

4. An Ubuntu tablet will run Android apps

At one point, Shuttleworth claimed that the Ubuntu tablet would not run Android applications. He has since recanted that stance, and it looks like Ubuntu tablet users will be able to have the best of both worlds. It's not clear if this will be made possible with the help of Windroid or if another layer will be created to facilitate the running of Android apps. Either way, this will be a serious feather in the cap for the Ubuntu tablet. With the entire line of Android apps at the ready, the Ubuntu tablet won't suffer the same fate as Microsoft Surface RT -- that is, too few apps to make it useful.

5. The Ubuntu tablet will be a near-desktop OS

Because the Ubuntu tablet platform will use the same core technology as the Ubuntu desktop, it's an easy leap to assume that users will have desktop-like power at their fingertips. This should mean that applications meant to run on the desktop will also run on the tablet. No other tablet platform can claim this (though the Microsoft Surface 2 platform does come very close), and it will help catapult the Ubuntu tablet into heights no other tablet has before seen. And for those accustomed to the Ubuntu desktop interface -- Unity -- this will be a full-on no-brainer.
The Ubuntu tablet will happen. When it does, there should be a lot of naysayers out there redacting their claims of doubt. I, for one, am excited about the possibility of the Ubuntu tablet. The tablet space is in dire need of something as powerful, flexible, and secure as a Linux tablet. If Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical have their way, 2014 will be the year to silence the naysayers.

Tunggu Kedatangan Ubuntu Phone

10 reasons why the Ubuntu Phone should be your next mobile device

Looking for your next smartphone? Jack Wallen explains why the Ubuntu Phone should be your mobile solution.
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The Ubuntu Phone is set to launch this year. With more and more major players getting on board as hardware suppliers, you can bet the darling of Linux mobility will slowly find its way into every market imaginable. The big question mark is the US market. With Android and IOS having a stranglehold on US customers, can this new mobile platform make it? I firmly believe that the Ubuntu Phone not only can be your next mobile device, it should be. I'll give you 10 reasons why.

1: Unity interface

From the beginning, the Unity interface was designed and developed with mobile devices in mind. Unity was initially released in 2010, which means it's had four years and four major releases to get it fine-tuned for massive mobile use. That kind of fine-tuning is unheard of prior to an initial release. Add to this, the code base for both the desktop and the mobile iteration will be 100% the same (upon release of the first mobile device), so the worldwide network of open source developers who work on Ubuntu Unity will continue to make it one of the finest interfaces you will ever experience.

2: Updates

Unlike the other platforms, the Ubuntu Phone will follow in the footsteps of its desktop sister and enjoy a steady stream of updates. And most likely, you won't suffer from the upgrade lag found in some carriers or manufacturers. Updates will happen when they are released. Although carriers will be able to add their own software to the base stack, that software should not interfere with the update process -- especially on a kernel level. If you're one of those who like to have the latest version, the Ubuntu Phone will give you updates in spades.

3: Easy customization

All other phones should pale in comparison to the customizations you'll have available. And it won't be long before open source developers have their way with the platform and different interfaces will be available. You think Android has a lot of customization... just wait until the Ubuntu Phone platform gains the slightest bit of traction. Currently, Android is the king of customization. Whether the initial Ubuntu Phone can usurp that crown has yet to be seen. But you can bet it will give it a run for its money. Once the platform has solidified, and the developers begin doing their thing, the sky's the limit.

4: So many apps

There are already a plethora of apps that can be crafted to work with the Ubuntu Phone. Yes, apps like LibreOffice and The Gimp will require some magic to get them to work with the mobile interface. But the core is there, and most of those apps will need only tweaking to get them to work. You can bet Canonical will work hard to make sure that along with the launch of the Ubuntu Phone, there will be a sizable number of apps ready. And that number will grow exponentially, as developers scramble to get their software onto yet another platform. Who isn't ready for a mobile version of LibreOffice?

5: Security

Android is based on Linux, so it gains a certain level of inherent security. Ubuntu Phone is even closer to being a straight-up take on the Linux kernel -- and that means even more security. In a time when malware and stolen data have become key issues on many fronts, having a mobile platform as secure as the Linux desktop will go a long, long way toward easing the minds of users.

6: Desktop integration

Most platforms have tried it, but none has fully managed to realize a seamless desktop integration. Ubuntu Phone should finally make this a reality. Imagine having the same data across all devices and being able to easily (and completely) sync your desktop, phone, and tablet without having to add third-party software. This is the reality that will be the Ubuntu Phone. You will also enjoy the same apps across devices. In the end, that means a shallower learning curve for all involved. The only current hurdle is getting Unity 8 (and Mir) released for the desktop. Once that has occurred... again, say I, the sky's the limit.

7: Universal device UI

One interface for all. Desktop, smartphone, tablet. Canonical started the push for convergence and will most likely stand at the head of the crowd the second the Ubuntu Phone is available. Even without full-blown convergence, you can enjoy the same interface on all devices. All the core elements will be there (on all devices): Dash, Launcher, Scopes, and more. Not only will it be easy to learn and use, it will be incredibly efficient to support. You know one interface, you know them all.

8: Search

With Scopes available to the Ubuntu Phone, users will be searching with a power they have never before experienced (unless they've already used Unity and Scopes). If you are not familiar with Scopes, imagine having more than 100 sources in which to search -- all at once. So when you search for an item, you will get results from multiple locations (local storage, Amazon, Google, Wikipedia, and much more.

9: Easy gestures

The Ubuntu Phone will enjoy a solid gesture experience. With a full left-to-right swipe, you'll get a list of all your currently running apps. Tap on one of those apps to bring it back to focus. Swiping from the bottom edge of the phone will reveal the controls for the current app. Swipe down from the top edge of the screen to reveal your notifications. A sort swipe from the left edge of the screen will reveal your Launcher, which holds all your favorite apps, ready for launching.

10: Cloud integration

With the recent announcement that Ubuntu One is shutting down, you can be sure that the Ubuntu Phone will have some sort of cloud storage capability. Whether it's something akin to Dropbox is hard to say. But given the nature of the Linux platform, there will be plenty of options for cloud storage on the Ubuntu Phone. Will it be as seamless as, say, Android is to Google? Possibly. Will it have as many options as Android? Probably. What's certain is that the Ubuntu Phone will play nicely with cloud storage. It's a shame that Canonical decided to axe Ubuntu One, but the Ubuntu Phone will still be perfectly at home in the cloud.

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Top Five Reasons Generation Y Workers Leave Their Employer
by Tod Maffin, Generation Y speaker (“The Facebook Generation”)
Forget the recession — the biggest challenge companies will face in the next five years is yet to come: A mass exodus of employees from the workforce. Baby boomers have already begun retiring en masse and scant few organizations have any kind of succession plan in place to recruit and groom future leaders.
It’s not like they haven’t tried. Managers have hired legions of so-called Generation Y workers to fill offices, only to watch in disbelief and confusion as scores walk out the back door as easily as they came in the front. Understanding the fickle needs of workers in their 20s — the “Facebook Generation” — is a moving target, but indicators are emerging pointing to why young workers hit the bricks.
They Feel Mistrusted: Young people born between 1980 and 1990 were born to Generation X parents who gave them unprecedented levels of trust and room “off-leash” as compared to their baby-boomer parents. Thus, the Facebook Generation expects to be trusted in all aspects of their life, including on the job. Misguided attempts at increasing productivity, like blocking Facebook and instant messenger programs, scream “We don’t trust you!” to this group of workers. After all, you don’t block the telephone in case your employees make personal calls. To the Facebook Generation, blocking other modes of communication like social networking sites are the same thing.
They Feel Like a Cog: Generation Y employees want to feel like a part of the team from day one, not something they have to earn after months of employment. If you’re holding your new workers back from participating in a project simply because they haven’t cleared their three-month probation, you are, in essence, telling them that they were hired for their ability to fill a chair, not play a valued role in a firm. Remember, this generation was told by their parents that they “can do anything they set their mind to.” Holding them back from that potential in the workplace will confuse and eventually frustrate Generation Y workers. (Quick tip: Hand them a box of their own personalized business cards on day one.)
You Give Them Annual Reviews: In past generations, workers were evaluated once per year in a horribly demoralizing session known as The Annual Review. This review was, in essence, the recitation of a list of things that employee did wrong in the previous 365 days, then an opportunity for them to beg for a raise. It doesn’t work any more. Generation Y workers require instant feedback — don’t worry, they can take criticism, as long as it’s justified, immediate, and gives them a fair opportunity to correct it. Corrections should happen when needed, not held for a year-end meeting, and should start with the words: “Let me know how I can help support you better so this doesn’t happen again.”
Your Technology Sucks: Young people in their 20s simply do not know a world without immediate access to information like the Internet and email. And yet, so many corporate offices still slog by on computers that groan and chug slowly when asked to perform basic tasks like opening a spreadsheet or launching a web browser. Your technology must at least keep pace with the computers this generation uses at home — this doesn’t necessarily mean the latest bleeding-edge turbo-machines, but it doesn’t mean a patched-up computer from the secretary pool, either. (Um, you still have a secretary pool?!)
You Don’t Give Them Unstructured Time: Often, companies attempt to increase worker output by restricting the time available for watercooler chat, coffee breaks, and so on. First, eliminate scheduled breaks entirely. Let them take breaks when they feel they need it. Paradoxically, given this level of trust, most Generation Y workers will return the favor in spades by devoting extra time at work, often unpaid. This time gives them the chance to “cross-pollinate” ideas across projects or departments, share news between divisions, and otherwise break down the traditional “silos” that hamper an organization’s agility. Remember, this informal connection time is the way they were taught to work through school — group projects, not individual reports. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to spot the abusers of this generosity clearly.
You can audit your own organization’s ability to retain Generation Y workers today. Start with the easiest two:
Are you rewarding, not just encouraging, sharing information and ideas across the company? Do you have updated computers and have a “just don’t go overboard” policy when it comes to your workers using web sites like Facebook and Twitter? Are employees in the first three months of employment involved in important and exciting projects?
Now that economic recovery is ahead, the days of workers competing for jobs will once again sunset. Soon enough, they’ll be back in the driver’s seat. If your company isn’t prepared to respect the needs of this new generation, you may find yourself struggling for relevance in the new economy.
What do you think? Can you add other reasons Generation Y workers bolt from their employer?

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