Ubuntu Want To Make It Easier For You To Install The Latest Nvidia Linux Driver

Installing the latest upstream NVIDIA graphics driver on Ubuntu could be about to get much easier. Ubuntu developers are considering the creation of a brand new ‘official’ PPA to distribute the latest closed-source NVIDIA binary drivers to desktop users. The move would benefit Ubuntu gamers without risking the stability of the OS for everyone else.

Canonical Has Open-Sourced Ubuntu One

Today, we’re happy to be open sourcing the biggest piece of our Ubuntu One file syncing service. The code were releasing is the server side of what desktop clients connected to when syncing local or remote changes. This is code where most of the innovation and hard work went throughout the years, where we faced

BQ shipping worldwide, and black E4.5 and E5HD for India

Lots going on in the world of Ubuntu phones now. First piece of news is that BQ is now shipping Ubuntu phones worldwide! Don’t expect super-fast speeds though worldwide as the BQ phones only support certain data speeds. Please check before buying. India gets some special treatment: the BQ E4.5 and E5HD will be available

LibreOffice Golden Anniversary Special Edition

This Special Edition is indeed special. Brian (he of the EPUBs) has created a LibreOffice PDF pulling together the first fifty articles into one bumper issue. It’s a big ‘un though. It’s a 45MB download.

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” KDE released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” KDE. Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela KDE 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 to […]

Celebrate the new Film Scope with DJ Yoda

With the launch of the new Film Scope on the Ubuntu phone, users can now watch movie trailers, read reviews and discover film choices. We’ve managed to get Sci-Fi fan and famous DJ Yoda on-board to be part of a new competition we’re launching. We’re inviting the public to create their own Sci-Fi film GIFS […]

The first app-enabled spider

If you are into robot spiders then the erle-spider is something to look forward to. It will be the first app-enabled Snappy Ubuntu Core and ROS powered robot spider. Curious to see what people will do with it…  

Juju: Re-Framing the Discussion

A while back, just before Dockercon 2015, the friendly folks behind Ubuntu, Juju, LXD, and a whole bunch of other goodness hosted a special event that was all about service modelling, orchestration, and making all the container-y Docker-y stuff work we…

NFV with Juniper OpenContrail and Ubuntu OpenStack: ODS Vancouver

Arguably, the pressure on carriers to find new and innovative ways to develop and deliver new, sticky services has never been greater. Wannabe service providers such as Google, Amazon and Netflix, are finding ever more nimble ways to design and launch innovative new services. It’s their ability to deploy thousands of new machines with an […]

Juju – It’s About Building Relationships!

I admit it, I was excited about Juju before I even fully understood it. But isn’t that part of the magic of anything called Juju? I’m new to Canonical, I’m less than a month into my tenure here. But I’m already super excited to have joined. What has me so excited? The company‘s vision, and […]

FCM#100-1 is OUT!

Full Circle – the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our ninety-ninth issue. This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : LaTeX, LibreOffice, and Programming JavaScript * Graphics : Inkscape. * Chrome Cult * Linux Labs: Customizing GRUB * Ubuntu Phones * Review: Meizu MX4 and BQ Aquaris

ODS Video: Making Large-scale Data Centre Deployment Easy With MAAS

Why has cloud computing been so successful? Arguably, it’s the 70s-style pay-as-you-go model of computing that allows companies a low-cost way to build a cloud from zero. More importantly, it’s how the cloud solves the problem of quick machine deployment in fast-paced business environments – provisioning a new PC in minutes. But what if you […]

Juju & Kubernetes: The power of components

While dogfooding my own work, I decided it was time to upgrade my distributed docker services into the shiny Kubernetes charms now that 1.0 landed last week. I’ve been running my own “production” (I say in air quotes, because my 20 or so microservices …

Voting begins for OpenStack Tokyo talks

We’ve submitted several talks to the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo in Vancouver. We’ve listed them all below with links to where to vote for each talk so if you think they are interesting – please vote for them! Creating business value with cross cloud infrastructure Speaker: Mark Shuttleworth Track: Enterprise IT Strategies Building an OpenStack cloud is […]

ODS Video: Driving quality control into OpenStack cloud development

How do we make sure Ubuntu offers the best possible ecosystem of both hardware and software components for OpenStack? Chris Kenyon talks about how we’re driving quality into the OpenStack deployment journey in the latest of our OpenStack Summit keynotes. As the cloud landscape matures, enterprise customers are looking for cost-effective, resilient and, above all, […]

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.