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. […]

Automate DNS with Juju

Announcing Third Party Support for the DNS Charm To anybody that followed the DNS charm development last year I had a lofty goal of introducing a third party plugin framework, which allows the user to specify a third party DNS server, and reconfigures …

Flying mobile base stations

Lime Microsystems builds open source hardware chips to enable any type of wireless communication, called software defined radio. Elre-robotics makes app-enabled open source drones with Snappy Ubuntu Core. Are you able to create flying mobile base stations? That is exactly what Lime did with an Erlecopter. Imagine emergency or military ad-hoc networks being set-up. However in […]

Learn About Landscape! ODS Keynote

In complex computing scenarios, creating a holistic or unified update procedure across multiple clouds and hundreds of separate machines feels like an impossible task. And what do you want to do when your systems estate reaches the thousands, is it possible to automate and simplify cloud management so that thousands of systems can be managed […]

Ubuntu to ship on Lenovo laptops in India

Lenovo to start shipping Ubuntu preloaded laptops in India starting with the Thinkpad L450 This marks the first joint launch for Canonical and Lenovo in India; building on the strong momentum Ubuntu has already achieved in the region Devices to be largely sold through selected commercial resellers/distributors across India Lenovo will be shipping Ubuntu preloaded […]

How to upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2

It is now possible to upgrade the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17 and Linux Mint 17.1 to version 17.2. If you’ve been waiting for this I’d like to thank you for your patience. Upgrade for a reason “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. You might want to upgrade to 17.2 because […]

Incubio joins the Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that Incubio, one of the top three Big Data incubators in the world, has joined the Charm Partner Programme. Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make the best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling on virtually any public or private cloud, as well as […]

Juju for Telcos and Service Providers Pt. 1

I joined Canonical a year ago to work with the telco ecosystem – Network Operators, Communication Equipment Providers and innovative new players and startups interested in expanding or building their presence in the telco domain. During this year we have worked on many projects focused on the deployment of Virtual Network Functions in cloud environments. […]

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon released!

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

Publishing LXD images

While some work remains to be done for ‘lxc publish’, the current support is sufficient to show a full cycle of image workload with lxd.

Ubuntu wily comes with systemd by default. Sometimes you might need a wily container with upstart. And to repeatedly reproduce some tests on wily with upstart, you might want to create a container image.

# lxc remote add lxc images.linuxcontainers.org # lxc launch lxc:ubuntu/wily/amd64 w1 # lxc exec w1 -- apt-get -y install upstart-bin upstart-sysv # lxc stop w1 # lxc publish --public w1 --alias=wily-with-upstart # lxc image copy wily-with-upstart remote: # optional 

Now you can start a new container using

# lxc launch wily-with-upstart w-test-1 # lxc exec w-test-1 -- ls -alh /sbin/init lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 May 18 10:20 /sbin/init -> upstart # lxc exec w-test-1 run-my-tests 

Importantly, because “–public” was passed to the lxc publish command, anyone who can reach your lxd server or the image server at “remote:” will also be able to use the image. Of course, for private images, don’t use “–public”.

Enjoy!

Android equivalents on the Ubuntu phone

The idea behind this video is to show Ubuntu equivalents for my most used Android apps. Ubuntu apps shown: Google+ YouTube Gmail/Photos/Calendar/Drive HERE / OSMtouch Camera Udropcabin File Manager CuteSpotify Honourable Mentions: OSMtouch Telegram EDIT: The small font bug in OSMscout (on the MX4) is now fixed. Yay!

Full Circle #98 has arrived!

  Full Circle – the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our ninety-eighth issue. This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Conky Reminder, LibreOffice, and Programming JavaScript * Graphics : Inkscape. * Chrome Cult * Linux Labs: Midnight Commander * Ubuntu Phones * Review: Saitek Pro Flight System *

It’s all about containers! ODS keynote

It’s all about containers. All attention is turning to new and innovative variants of this cloud development technology. From LXC and Docker to our recent introduction, LXD – all signs point to an explosion in appetite for for containers, and the many benefits they bring to developers. Containers are revolutionizing the way the enterprise manages […]

Announcing Benchmarking with Juju

Benchmarking and performance are interesting problems, especially in today’s growing cloud-based microservice scene. It used to be a question of “how does this hardware compare to that hardware,” but as computing and service-oriented architectures grow the question has evolved. How does my cloud and application stack handle this? It’s no longer enough to run PTS […]

So you want to buy a Meizu MX4 huh?

Well, you need to show you’re up for the challenge of owning an Ubuntu phone. From tomorrow you’ll be able to buy the Meizu MX4, but only if you earn an invite. When you first visit the site you’ll see some hotspots on the origami themed wall. If you’re lucky enough to find a hotspot

Ubuntu Fan Images

This week, Dustin Kirkland announced the Ubuntu Fan Project.  To steal from the description, “The Fan is not a software-defined network, and relies on neither distributed databases nor consensus protocols.  Rather, routes are calculated …

Meizu Launches the MX4 Ubuntu Edition in Europe

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition phones will be available for purchase on 25th of June Phones will be available in Europe and by invite only accessed through an interactive origami wall on Meizu’s online site The MX4 Ubuntu Edition was also launched on 17th of May to developers in China Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu, in partnership […]