Canonical’s Ubuntu 14.10: The Commodity Linux OS?

Utopic Unicorn, the newest version ofCanonical’s Ubuntu Linux operating system, which the company released Oct. 23, contains neither utopian philosophy nor unicorns. In fact, it doesn’t introduce any major new features at all. But it does reflect a major shift on Canonical’s part toward turning Ubuntu into a commodity operating system for servers and the […]

Canonical Offers OpenStack and Ubuntu Cloud Training in Paris

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has added a new offering to its training and education initiatives. This fall, the company is introducing a five-day OpenStack cloud computing training program, which it no doubt hopes will help generate expe…

Open Source GNOME 3 Desktop Environment Wins Back Fans

Is there still a future for GNOME 3, the open source Linux desktop that was once massively popular, yet in recent years has seen its preponderance wane in favor of alternatives such as Xfce and Canonical’s Unity? Recent indicators say yes. read more Read more at The VAR Guy

Canonical Rolls Out Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 Updates

Just days after marking the end of life of Ubuntu 13.10, Canonical has released Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, the newest version of its open source Linux operating system for desktops, servers, the cloud and (coming soon, maybe) mobile devices.
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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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