Juju Quickstart 2.2.0

We are happy to announce the 2.2.0 release of Juju Quickstart! Juju Quickstart helps both new and experienced users to quickly start Juju and the Juju GUI, whether they’ve never installed Juju or they have an existing Juju environment running. From the last update on this blog, we introduced several new features like support for […]

Certified Ubuntu images now optimized for Joyent Triton containers

Joyent Expands Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure Beyond Docker, Adds Support for Container-Native Linux on Bare Metal Partners with Canonical to provide certified and supported Ubuntu images, optimized to run natively on bare metal on Triton Infrastructure Containers Joyent Inc., the container-native infrastructure company, today announced the ability to run container-native Linux images directly on bare […]

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE RC released!

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

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon RC released!

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

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition – a quick look

* 5.36-inch smartphone
* eight-core MediaTek MT6595 SoC (modified by Meizu)
* 16GB of built-in storage
* 20.7 megapixel rear camera
* 2 megapixel front camera
* Ubuntu 15.04

Starting up in the new OpenStack

I had the pleasure to deliver a session at the recent OpenStack day in Budapest, one of the many events organized by different community members globally, followed by a panel with several OpenStack notables. There was one question I jumped into, and that triggered me writing this post: Are the recent acquisition of OpenStack startups […]

Fast Galera Cluster Deployments in the Cloud Using Juju

The Galera Cluster Juju Charm was recently released, and it is now possible to start scalable Galera Clusters using the Juju deployment framework on the public or private cloud (OpenStack, Amazon, Azure and bare metal are all supported). All the logic required to fire up Galera is encapsulated in the Charm, which is a small […]

Issue with new theme in Chrome 43.0.2357.125 (64-bit)

The problem appears to be resolved (see comments below). We are aware of an issue in Chrome 43.0.2357.125 (64-bit) (from the package google-chrome-stable) that results in the page not rendering correctly.  It seems to be caused by a bug in either Chrome, or the .deb package (from Google’s homepage). What’s affected: Only the stable 64 bit version (43.0.2357.125)

Apple’s Decision to Open Source Swift Met with Developer Applause

Apple this week made an announcement worthy of applause and, indeed, the news received the loudest applause of opening day at WWDC. The company said it will open source its programming language Swift and allow developers to compile programs on Linux. This is a smart move for Apple and a big win for the developer community. Apple has long valued developers, but this week adopted a key strategy that has become the de facto approach […]

Expeto join the Charm Partner Programme

Canonical are excited to announce that Expeto have joined the Charm Partner Programme. Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling at the click of a button. Juju makes it easy to deliver complete solutions in minutes, on virtually any public or private […]

The site, hosting, and Patreon

OK, here’s the story: Our admin hasn’t been heard from in over a year and I’ve no idea if/when the domain/hosting will/won’t get paid. That’s a bit too much uncertainty for my liking. So, I’m moving the FCM site to hosting that I pay for. I’ll also be paying for the domain name. The site is currently in the making. Thanks to Lucas Westermann (Mr. Command & Conquer). HUGE thanks to him for taking on the job […]

IoT: RIOT and Snappy connect the smallest of devices

RIOT is a smart and developer-friendly open source operating system designed specifically for the Internet of Things. RIOT is vendor-independent and community-driven, based on a microkernel architecture that allows C and C++ application programming. In contrast to other operating systems with similar memory footprint RIOT provides both full multi-threading and real-time capabilities. RIOT supports multiple […]

Cisco and Canonical Collaborate on Policy-Based OpenStack Clouds

Canonical is pleased that Cisco, developer of the Application Centric Infrastructure is joining the Ubuntu Cloud OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL). Cisco implements application policy as part of OpenStack Group Based Policy (GBP) and the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) – delivering application policies to improve performance and simplify management of private clouds. As the […]

Juju Support for Google Cloud Platform

As you may have noticed in our release notes, the recent release of a stable 1.23.2 Juju core (and its 1.23.3 follow-on) is packed with goodies such as support for systemd (and Vivid), improved proxy support for restrictive networks, new charm actions, as well as a first run at Juju service leader elections – and […]

So You Want to Write a Snappy App?

Introduction If you are anything like me, you love to write apps for Ubuntu. Like the Ubuntu phone two years ago, snappy is a bit of a green field in terms of IoT related apps. If you are like me and have a Beagle Bone and a Raspberry Pi 2 and several old netbooks and […]

Intel and Canonical collaborate around IoT gateways

Intel and Canonical are collaborating around Intel® IOT Gateways and Snappy Ubuntu Core. The Intel® IOT Gateway will come with support for Snap Stores. The Snap Store supports a model where a range of applications will be deployed to a gateway.  In this model, the gateway becomes a platform for multi applications (home, health, media, […]

Full Circle Magazine #97

Only three more issues then we hit the big 100! This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Run Android Apps in Ubuntu, LibreOffice, Using LaTeX, and Programming JavaScript * Graphics : Inkscape. * Chrome Cult * Linux Labs: IP Camera with Powerline Adapter * Ubuntu Phones * Review: KDE Plasma 5 * Ubuntu Games: This War of Mine plus: News, Arduino, Q&A, and soooo much more. Get it while it’s hot! http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-97/

Juniper and Canonical: Converged Clouds and NFVs

OpenStack has quickly become the obvious choice to build Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms for hybrid and private cloud solutions, as well as carrier Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions. Canonical and Juniper’s technology alliance partnership make it easy to choose products in building open cloud solutions free of lock-in without having to take a […]

Phone updates: May

The full list of Ubuntu Phone updates from May are provided below. Indicators Icons are now all monochromatic Web Browser Bottom edge gesture to reveal tabs view New settings UI with Privacy settings Improved interaction and visuals of top sites Improved scrolling smoothness and chrome interaction Enhancements to search suggestions from url bar Bottom edge […]

GE’s First Build is the future of smart home appliances…

First Build is the GE team that is responsible for the Chillhub, the first smart fridge with apps. The Chillhub runs Ubuntu Core and as such any Ubuntu developer can make Snappy Apps for it. This week part of the Canonical IoT team has been visiting First Build’s headquarters in Louisville and they have seen […]