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 […]

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 […]

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 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

Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu Touch Launch Date: Oct. 17

Will Canonical offerings for PCs, smartphones, tablets catch on?
When Canonical launches Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu Touch on October 17, will ISVs, OEMs and channel partners rally around the new Linux-based offerings?
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Ubuntu 13.10 Launch Date: Can Juju, NoSQL Energize Partners?

Ubuntu 13.10 is set for launch in October 2013. Aside from the feature upgrades, can Canonical use Juju and NoSQL support to energize customer and partner interest.
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Ubuntu Edge Is Dead; Long Live Ubuntu Smartphones?

Ubuntu Edge, the crowdfunded smartphone from Canonical, is dead. The Linux distribution company says the world will still see alternative Ubuntu phones by 2014. But has Canonical lost its mobile credibility?
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Ubuntu 13.10 Release Date, Features: Overshadowed by Ubuntu Edge?

Canonical’s Ubuntu Edge smartphone project grabs headlines. But is the core Ubuntu 13.10 upgrade on track for a successful delivery in Oct. 2013? read more Read more at The VAR Guy

Canonical: Should Shuttleworth Sell Ubuntu Company?

Canonical needs money to fund the Ubuntu Edge smartphone. Crowdfunding isn’t working. Is it time for Founder Mark Shuttleworth to sell Ubuntu to a big technology company? read more Read more at The VAR Guy

Canonical Builds Mobile Carrier Channel Network for Ubuntu Phone

Canonical may be facing an uphill battle in bringing the Ubuntu Edge, its Linux-powered “superphone,” to market. But in a sign of the company’s impressive influence within the mobile ecosystem, it has been quietely building a network of channel partners through its Carrier Advisory Group (CAG), which includes a number of big-name mobile carriers and […]