Juju Big Data at Strata+Hadoop World

Earlier this month, myself and Kevin — another member of the Juju big data team — attended the 2015 Strata+Hadoop World conference in New York City. As my first big data conference since joining the Juju team, it was an impressive experience, both running the competition pod at our Canonical booth and hearing speakers go […]

World Without Linux Video Series Debuts

How many times did you use Linux this morning? Chances are you used Linux a lot as you went through your morning routine, from checking your phone to switching on your TV to hear the morning’s news as you ironed your shirt or made your coffee. Linux today is everywhere. For a lot of Linux

Linux Mangaka Chu Out Now as an Ubuntu Derivative for Anime and Manga Fans

The distribution is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and we have just received an email from Animesoft International informing us about the availability for the final release of their Ubuntu-based Linux Mangaka Chu distribution. We reported last week that the upcoming Chu edition of Mangaka Linux is in development with a first Release Candidate (RC)

Open Document Format: Using Officeshots and ODFAutoTesting for Sustainable Documents

One of the many benefits of open source software is that it offers some protection from having programs disappear or stop working. If part of a platform changes in a non-compatible way, users are free to modify the program so that it continues to work in the new environment. At a level above the software,

PiGlow API: one small snap for humanity…

Victor Palau created a very nice blog post around the PiGlow. With his permission we are reproducing it here. My first steps into snappifying, I have publish a RestApi for PiGlow (glowapi 0.1.2). I though it might be a good first step and mildly useful for people wanting to set up build notifications, twitter mentions, […]

Update on Ubuntu Phone security issue

A security vulnerability has been discovered on the Ubuntu Phone. We take security very seriously, and want to provide clear information as to what happened; and what steps have been taken to rectify the issue and protect against future similar incidents. At this point, we believe that the core issue has been addressed. An app […]

Emmabuntus 3 1.02 Linux OS Officially Released, Based on Xubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

According to Mr. d’Emmabuntus, the Emmabuntus 3 1.02 release is now based on Canonical’s latest long-term supported Xubuntu 14.04.3 (Trusty Tahr) operating system, which is built around the lightweight Xfce 4.12 desktop environment, updates various add-ons for the pre-installed Mozilla Firefox and Chromium web browsers, as well as for the Mozilla Thunderbird email and news

Linux AIO Team Releases an All-in-One ISO Image for Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

Mr. Željko Popivoda from the Linux AIO team reports that Linux AIO Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS is now available for download and, as its version number suggests, it is based on the latest point release of Canonical’s Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system, including the Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, Kubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.3 LTS,

Monthly News – September 2015

News We’ve a lot of news this month. Before getting started and talking about what we’ve been working on, I’d like to thank all the people who helped us. More than 300 people donate to us every month and more so than the financial support this gives us, it’s also a sign of appreciation and […]

New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Users Urged to Update Now

The first kernel vulnerability patched in Ubuntu 15.04 has been discovered by Benjamin Randazzo and it is related to an information leak in Linux kernel’s md (multiple devices) driver, which could allow a privileged, local attacker to retrieve sensitive information from the kernel. The second security flaw was discovered by Marc-André Lureau in Linux kernel’s

User Freedom Summit

The FSF’s 30th anniversary celebrations are this Saturday, October 3rd. We are so excited about our party and User Freedom Summit! RSVPs for the FSF30 party will be closed as soon as we hit our capacity limit, which we expect to happen by midnight tomorrow at the latest. If you are registered to attend the

Azul Zulu 8 charm now available

Canonical is excited to announce that Azul Zulu 8 is now available in the Juju charm store. With 300 charms and growing, the Juju charm store is the destination for cloud-based enterprise applications. Azul Zulu® is a certified, multi-platform build of OpenJDK that is compliant with the Java SE 8, 7, and 6 standards. As developers and operations […]

Ubuntu nominated in V3 Technology Awards shortlist; cast your vote!

We’re delighted to have been nominated for three V3 Technology Awards this year. It’s been a great year for us and so it’s fantastic to be recognised for our recent innovation. The sixth annual awards provides the opportunity for V3 readers to vote on the best business products and vendors of the year. The shortlist features […]

Linux Mint 17.3 codenamed ‘Rosa’

The third and last 17.x point release will be Linux Mint 17.3 codename ‘Rosa’. Rosa is a classic vintage Italian, Spanish and Portuguese name. The meaning of the name Rosa is: Rose. Used as a sign of love and compassion, the rose is also the symbol of England. In 1545, Ronsard writes one of the […]

Pi-Cubes – App-Enabled HVAC Control

This is a guest post by the Cube-Controls team as part of “the startup stories”, a series of blog posts about how and why innovative companies are using Ubuntu technology. Pi-Cubes has been designed to provide makers and hobbyist with a modular automation system that supports up to 24 I/Os and four thermostats. It is […]

Ubuntu Phone in Windowed Mode

Here’s a quick video on how to put your Ubuntu phone into Windowed (aka: desktop) mode.

Monthly News – August 2015

News All editions for Linux Mint 17.2 were released and the team is now fully focused on development again. Cinnamon was the first project to receive attention. Its power applet now shows vendor and model information, box pointers look better, and multi-monitor support was further improved: When switching workspaces, the workspace name now appears on […]

Canadian OpenStack Cloud VEXXHOST Joins Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud

As we’ve mentioned before, Ubuntu is the world’s most popular operating system for OpenStack. OpenStack is, in fact, built on Ubuntu, and its cycles of development are based on Ubuntu’s release schedules. In the public cloud, Ubuntu as a guest OS has also proven to be the developers’ choice, with roughly two-thirds share of VMs on […]

Full Circle #100 is unleashed!

At 100 pages this is the biggest issue EVAR! This month: * Our Great Ancestor: Warty Warthog * Command & Conquer * How-To : Python, LibreOffice, Website with Infrastructure, and Programming COBOL * Graphics : Inkscape. * Survey Results * Chrome Cult * Linux Labs: How I Learned To Love Ubuntu * Site Review *

Another successful Developer Hackathon in China

The second in a series of Chinese developer hackathons took place last weekend (22nd and 23rd August) in Shenzhen. Once again there was an overwhelming positive response, with over 170 people signing up online for the pre-hackathon and 30 people turning up onsite. This developer hackathon unlike the prior one in Beijing not only focused […]