Linux Mint 17.2 OEM images available

The following OEM installation images are now available: Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon OEM 64-bit Linux Mint 17.2 MATE OEM 64-bit Reminder: OEM images are for computer vendors and manufacturers. They allow Linux Mint to be “pre-installed” on a machine which is then used by another person than the one who performed the installation. After an […]

Linux Mint 17.2 offers desktop familiarity and responds to user wants

These days, the desktop OSes grabbing headlines have, for the most part, left the traditional desktop behind in favor of what’s often referred to as a “shell.” Typically, such an arrangement offers a search-based interface. In the Linux world, the GNOME project and Ubuntu’s Unity desktop interfaces both take this approach. This is not a

Canonical Cloud Chatter: July 2015 Newsletter

School’s out for the summer – in the Northern Hemisphere – but we’ve been busy planning Juju workshops, adding new locations to our popular Ubuntu OpenStack Fundamentals Training course and preparing for a number of upcoming events! Read what’s new and exciting with Juju, containers and our partner ecosystem and get in touch if you […]

One Ubuntu PC maker is kicking Adobe Flash off its Linux systems

System76, a Denver-based vendor of Ubuntu Linux laptops and desktops, has stopped pre-loading Flash on its machines. The company is also strongly recommending that current customers purge Flash from their systems as well. Amid calls to accelerate the death of Adobe Flash Player, at least once PC vendor is taking matters into its own hands.

Colour a Black and White Photo in GIMP

Here’s a quick video (from Ronnie) on how to colourise a black and white (b&w) photo in GIMP.

Upgrade path from 17 and 17.1 to 17.2 now open for all editions

The upgrade path from Linux Mint 17 and 17.1 to Linux Mint 17.2 is now open for all editions (Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce).
Instructions on how to perform this upgrade are available at http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2871

Azul Systems joins Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme

DevOps Teams to be “Charmed” by Zulu, Azul’s 100% Open Source JDK DevOps teams will be able to deploy cloud-based, tested and certified open source Java directly from Canonical’s Charm store Azul’s Zulu build of OpenJDK becomes the first fully-supported Java distribution in Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme The availability of Azul Zulu in the Juju […]

More Juju, Big Data and Snappy Beauty from Dataart

What do you get when you combine Juju with Spark & Apache Zeppelin, Raspberry Pi with Snappy, Bluetooth Low Energy, DeviceHive and a TI SensorTag? Check out the video from Dataart.

Monthly News – July 2015

July was all about the releases, a lot of testing and bug fixing The Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17.2 were released and users of these editions were able to upgrade from Linux Mint 17 and 17.1. Everything went well and the reception was very good. It was a real pleasure for us […]

Deploy a Kubernetes development cluster with Juju!

Our team has been working to make Kubernetes easy to deploy in a public cloud. In March we created some Juju charms that have the ability to deploy specific releases of Kubernetes on a public cloud. In April we worked to get the charm and bundle code in the Kubernetes project itself. Making it even […]

Kubuntu’s Jonathan Riddell Says Ubuntu Policy Is Still Lacking

Kubuntu’s Jonathan Riddell talked about the recent changes to the licensing procedures on the Ubuntu project, and he said that there are still some important problems that have been left unresolved. Canonical announced a couple of days ago that the company had made some changes to its policies in order to comply with GPL, but

What the Ubuntu IP Announcement means

The announcement by the FSF and Software Freedom Conservancy has a lot of jargon in it so to help people better understand I am going to do an analysis. Mind you, back in 2012, I reached out to the FSF on these very licensing concerns which no doubt combined with other developers contacts set in

Vedams joins the Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that Vedams has joined the Charm Partner Programme. Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju. Juju makes it easy to deliver complete solutions in minutes, on virtually any public or private cloud through the use of Charms. The Juju Charm […]

Canonical and Free Software Foundation come to open-source licensing terms

For years, Canonical and Ubuntu have been accused of playing fast and loose with Linux-related licenses. Now, Canonical and the FSF have reached a common understanding over Ubuntu licensing. Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company, has often rubbed other free software groups the wrong way when it came to open-source licenses. On July 15, Canonical, with

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition now available for direct purchase

Good news for Ubuntu Phone fans this morning, those in the EU can now purchase the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition directly from Meizu’s online store. After a successful launch period that saw thousands interact with the digital origami wall and earn invitations to purchase, consumers can now purchase a Meizu MX4 Ubuntu phone directly from […]

UbuContest 2015

Canonical Ltd., the Ubucon Germany 2015 team, and the UbuContest 2015 team, are happy to announce the first UbuContest today! We are excited to bring you an engaging, enlightening, community-organised competition, where the Ubuntu community brings forward innovative, creative and incredible apps, scopes and ideas for the converging Ubuntu world of the future. Contestants from

Phone update: July

The full list of Ubuntu Phone updates for July are provided below: General improvements Refreshed icons throughout including apps and indicator icons Shell rotation Additional keyboard layouts added for Romanian, Scottish Gaelic, Greek, Norwegian, Ukrainian, Slovak, Icelandic Scopes Keyword tagging support added to News, Photos and Today scopes Store improvements Refunds (The Store will now […]

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC. Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela Xfce Edition Linux Mint 17.2 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable […]

Continuous Integration with Juju and Drone CI

Preamble Delivering your Charms to the community can seem like an uphill climb when you have minimal and manual testing around your project. The ~charmer review process is pretty rigerous and as anyone who has run the Gauntlet to attain ~recommended st…

Celebrate Ubuntu: China Hackathon

To celebrate the Developer Edition Ubuntu phone launch in China, Canonical organized a “celebrate Ubuntu” hackathon for the phone in Beijing. It was also hosted as part of the on-going China Mobile & Ubuntu Developer Innovation Contest, where all projects that were coded during the hackathon were able to be submitted into the contest afterwards. […]