Linux Kernel 4.3.3 Is Now the Most Advanced Stable Version Available

The 4.3 branch of the Linux kernel is a really popular one and it’s been adopted by many distros. From the looks of it, the maintainers will continue to provide support for it, but it’s not clear for how long. There is already a 4.1.15 version that has been declared long-term, so it’s difficult to

WANdisco joins the Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that WANdisco has joined the Charm Partner Programme (CPP). Canonical’s CPP helps solution providers get the best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju, enabling instant workload deployment, integration and scaling with a click of a mouse. The Juju Charm Store has over 300 cloud based applications ready to be used on most […]

CentOS Linux 7 1511 is here — download the free enterprise-class operating system now

For large businesses looking to embrace Linux and open source solutions, one of the best — if not the best — enterprise-grade operating systems is RHEL. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is rock solid and offers legendary support. What if you aren’t a big business, however, and don’t need, or cannot afford Red Hat support? In

Linux Mint Based on Debian Is Catching Up with the Ubuntu Version

The two major version of Linux Mint, one based on Ubuntu and one based on Debian, have coexisted for some time, but the main focus of the team has been on the Ubuntu one. Their explanation has been a very clear one. The Ubuntu version is much more downloaded and used than the Debian one.

Linux Mint 17.3 OEM images available

The following OEM installation images are now available: Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon OEM 64-bit Linux Mint 17.3 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 […]

Monthly News – November 2015

News Our apologies for posting these news so late. Since the website and forums went down, we’ve been hit by two new server issues. Two of our repository servers lost their hard drives. That’s a total of 3 servers going down in just a few weeks.  This time around we had full backups though and […]

Canonical Demos the power of IoT to developers with the Samsung ARTIK

Canonical and Samsung will be at this year’s ARM TechCon to show off the power of snappy Ubuntu Core on the Samsung ARTIK 5 and ARTIK 10 modules. The companies will demonstrate how combining Samsung ARTIK and snappy Ubuntu Core results in an easy-to-use development platform for internet-connected devices, enabling developers to lower costs and […]

First Beta of antiX MX 15 Linux Distro Is Based on Debian 8.2, Still Uses SysVinit

On November 8, the antiX development team announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta build of the upcoming antiX MX 15 GNU/Linux distribution. Based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 (Jessie) operating system and dubbed Fusion, antiX MX 15 Beta 1 is powered by Liquorix Linux 4.2 kernel for the

Chakra GNU/Linux 2015.11 Officially Released with KDE Plasma 5, Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

On November 8, Neofytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra project had the great pleasure of informing us of the release and immediate availability for download of the Chakra GNU/Linux 2015.11 computer operating system. Being a rolling release OS, Chakra GNU/Linux 2015.11 is only an installation media that contains all the updated software packages that had been

Using LXD with a file-based ZFS pool on Ubuntu Wily

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily) comes natively with some technology previously only available in PPAs. LXD is a container hypervisor that enables and facilitates extensive and powerful management of LXC containers. It’s great for dense deployments, development environments, and specifically workloads that need to be as performant as possible… ones where you don’t want the overhead of […]

Scope Roulette

To celebrate Scopes we’ve launched Scope Roulette! It’s an interactive game that gives you a chance to learn more about Scopes by swiping those visible on your screen. When the Scope stops, users can learn more about that particular Scope and have the chance of entering a draw to win prizes. The functionality of the […]

LXD in the Sky with Diamonds

Picture yourself containers on a server With systemd trees and spawned tty’s Somebody calls you, you answer quite quickly A world with the density so high – Sgt. Graber’s LXD Smarts Club Band Last week, we proudly released Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily) — the final developer snapshot of the Ubuntu Server before we focus the majority […]

Canonical launches world’s fastest hypervisor, LXD

London, November 5th 2015 – Canonical today released in beta the world’s fastest hypervisor, LXD, which takes a pure-container approach to Linux virtualization and offers dramatic performance and density advantages over VMware ESX and Linux KVM for private and public cloud infrastructure. LXD delivers up to 15 times the density of KVM for idle workloads, […]

MySQL performance tuning between disk types

Introduction We sat down with the intent to benchmark various flavors of MySQL (Oracle MySQL, MariaDB, and Percona) on Amazon EC2 in order to measure the difference between the three on identical hardware, backed by spinning rust and SSD storage. The wheels on that bus came off quickly, though, as we realized there was no […]

Join Canonical at the OpenStack Summit Tokyo

The OpenStack Summit in Tokyo is nearly upon us, infact my Twitter stream is already filling up with messages from fellow conference attendees who have arrived early to see some of the sights in Tokyo. If you are lucky enough to be going to Tokyo for the OpenStack Summit be sure not to miss the […]

Canonical Takes the Wraps Off Ubuntu 15.10 Linux Distro

Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor behind the open-source Ubuntu Linux distribution, is set to debut its latest release on Oct. 22. Ubuntu 15.10, also referred to as the Wily Werewolf, follows the Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet release that debuted April 23. Ubuntu 15.10 includes an updated Firefox 41 Web browser, LibreOffice 5 office suite and

Ubuntu’s Path to Convergence

Ubuntu device convergence is now starting to happen as we move closer to bringing the first smartphones to market carrying a full Ubuntu desktop interface. The real test for a smartphone which can double up as a PC is to give users the same experience from their smartphone as they get from their primary PC. […]

Pre-orders open for DragonBox Pyra Linux handheld game console

The DragonBox Pyra is a handheld gaming device aimed at a very specific niche: folks looking for a versatile, open source machine that can run desktop Linux apps and emulate game consoles including the PlayStation 1 and PlayStation Portable and the Nintendo 64 and Gameboy DS. It’s been in development for a few years, but

Meet #WorldWithoutLinux Animator Amelia Lorenz

If you have ever watch the world without linux animations which released on the 24th anniversary of the first LInux kernel release, now it is time to meet the creator and have a great sight what is she like. This article provide a deep interview on the world without linux series creator. Its cover her

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 […]