HP and Canonical Document OpenStack Cloud Deployment for Ubuntu

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) signaled its endorsement of Ubuntu Linux as a platform for deploying the OpenStack cloud operating system with the release this week of a new reference architecture, which provides detailed instructions on setting up an OpenStack …

Canonical to End Ubuntu One Cloud Storage Service for Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu One, Canonical’s cloud file-syncing service for Ubuntu Linux, will soon be no more: A few days ago, Canonical CEO Jane Silber announced its discontinuation. And the platform seems to have more mourners than you might think for a Linux-friendly storage service that was not even open source. Content Classification:  Curated read more Read more […]

Canonical Unveils Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Beta 1

A few days ago, Canonical pushed out the first beta edition of Ubuntu Linux version 14.04, the release of the open source operating system that will hit production mode this April. As a long-term support (LTS) release, the new OS will help define the face of Ubuntu for a long time to come. Content Classification:  […]

Canonical: Ubuntu Linux Phones Will Ship In 2014

Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux is coming soon to a smartphone near you—and this time that’s not just a vague promise. The company has revealed when and how Ubuntu phones and tablets will arrive, with the announcement Feb. 19 of a partnership with two international hardware manufacturers to build open source Ubuntu phones. read more Read more […]

Canonical Drops Upstart for systemd in Ubuntu Linux

Lately, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has seemed to do everything it can to make Ubuntu less like other leading open source operating systems.
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Canonical Seeks Even More Independence for Ubuntu Linux

Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux already does many things differently from other leading open source operating systems. And it may soon diverge in yet another respect, with Ubuntu developers in the midst of discussions over replacing Nautilus—the file browser that has long been a core part of many Linux distributions—with something home-grown. read more Read more at […]

Canonical Engages Ubuntu Community for App Development

The team behind Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux wants 2014 to be the year of Ubuntu app development. And it’s reaching out to the Ubuntu community, especially the local LoCo team chapters spread across the world, to spearhead the effort, according to a blog post from Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon. read more Read more at The […]

Previewing Canonical’s New Icons for Ubuntu Linux

Will Ubuntu resemble Apple iOS and Google Android?
Eager to compete with Apple iOS and Google Android, the Ubuntu design team is creating a new set of icons for the open source, Linux-based operating system that will work well on the desktop …

Ubuntu Linux WiFi Security: Canonical Combats Criticism

The blame actually belongs to NetworkManager. Criticism of Ubuntu Linux for storing WiFi network passwords in plaintext is unfair, since Canonical doesn’t develop NetworkManager. read more Read more at The VAR Guy

Dual-Boot Tool Adds Ubuntu Linux to Android Phones, Tablets

Want to run Ubuntu Linux on your tablet or smartphone, but don’t want to give up Android?  Now you can—if you happen to own one of the mobile devices currently supported—thanks to a new tool from Canonical that allows dual-booting for Android phones. read more Read more at The VAR Guy

Canonical to Debut New Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Linux in 2014

Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux is looking more and more different from other open source operating systems every day.  And it will diverge even further from the rest of the pack when Ubuntu 14.04 debuts in April 2014, bringing with it the widespread availability of a totally new display server called Mir. read more Read more at […]

Canonical: Ubuntu TV Lives, But Linux Smartphones Come First

Canonical still wants you to power your TV with Ubuntu Linux—but it’s more focused for now on smartphones. That’s what Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon reported in recent comments on the status of Ubuntu TV, an initiative Canonical unveiled a while ago but has since put on the back burner but has not abandoned, according […]

SUSE, Red Hat, Canonical Lengthen Open Source OS Support Cycle

How long will vendors support open source operating systems? Longer than ever, if moves like SUSE’s extension of the life span for its enterprise Linux distribution and Canonical’s rethinking of the Ubuntu release cycle are any clue. And for the open source ecosystem, those are big changes. read more Read more at The VAR Guy

Canonical, Pivotal Partner on OpenStack Cloud PaaS

Canonical wants to make it easy for ISVs to integrate OpenStack, the open source cloud computing platform, with Ubuntu Linux through the OpenStack Interoperabilty Lab. But it’s also keen to work with PaaS providers around OpenStack, as Mark Shuttleworth explained in a speech about a new Canonical partnership with Pivotal to deliver Cloud Foundry. read […]

Ubuntu Linux Users Assail Canonical’s Privacy Policies

How much sharing is too much when it comes to Linux and open source? Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, is trying to answer that question by asserting more control over the use of its trademark. But the Ubuntu community isn’t necessarily taking it well, as an ongoing debate over the site fixubuntu.com shows. read more […]

OpenStack Gains Critical Mass; Are Cloud Channel Partners Ready?

Cisco Systems, Red Hat, Canonical and others make their moves
OpenStack Summit 2014 has generated open source cloud computing news from Cisco Systems, Canonical, Red Hat, HP, Mirantis, VMware and more. Will VARs and partners jump in?
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Canonical Debuts Ubuntu OpenStack Lab for Partners and ISVs

In a bid to make it easier than ever to integrate Ubuntu Linux into the OpenStack open source cloud ecosystem, Canonical has launched the Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab with a slew of major channel partners including Cisco, Dell, Intel, IBM and more. That’s the latest news out of the OpenStack Design Summit this week in […]

Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux 13.10 Brings Few Changes to Desktop

Oct. 17 marks the official release of version 13.10 of Ubuntu Linux, Canonical’s open source operating system for the desktop, server and cloud. And while there may not be quite as much new stuff for desktop users as there has been in previous Ubuntu versions, it’s still worth taking stock of what Canonical has changed. […]

Ubuntu 13.10: OpenStack Havana Support, Cloud, Server Updates

Canonical is about to debut version 13.10 of Ubuntu Linux, which will pack a slew of new features for OpenStack, VMware vSphere and other cloud platforms when it becomes officially available Oct. 17. Here’s a look at what to expect in the latest and greatest release of Ubuntu, otherwise known as Saucy Salamander. read more […]

Ubuntu 13.10 Release: Five Requirements for Success

What Caonical’s Linux distribution needs to attract partners, customers When Ubuntu 13.10 launches Oct. 17, Canonical will need to work closely with cloud services providers (CSPs), new software companies, telcos, VARs and PC makers. Here’s why. read more Read more at The VAR Guy