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
Will Canonical offerings for PCs, smartphones, tablets catch on?
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.
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?
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 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 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 [...]
Is the Ubuntu Edge, the Linux-powered “superphone” that Canonical hopes to develop through a crowdsourced funding campaign, a dying prospect? Maybe. But that doesn’t mean the project hasn’t already succeeded in significantly advancing Canonical’s goals in the smartphone and mobile-device market. Here’s why. read more Read more at The VAR Guy
Ubuntu Linux for tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices is coming. And its arrival may be sooner rather than later, as Canonical engineers appear intent on redoubling their efforts to make Ubuntu Touch work on a wide profile of hardware, rather than the handful of devices that it currently supports. Here’s a look at the [...]
Ceph, the open source distributed storage system for the cloud and Big Data, is designed to store information remotely. But Inktank, the company behind the project, hopes to promote the software through a series of hands-on workshops called Ceph Days, which will occur this fall in three international cities. And Canonical, the vendor for Ubuntu [...]
Canonical, the company behind the open source Ubuntu Linux OS, set out earlier this year to create a radically new video display platform called Mir that should help it steal a slice of the smartphone and tablet markets.
Canonical launched an Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group (CAG) to help shape the Linux-based operating system for touch-enabled smartphone success. Eight big partners are on board. Will more join?
Mark Shuttleworth’s official role at Canonical is limited. But he is making a much bigger mark on Ubuntu Linux, Canonical and the open source world as a whole. read more Read more at The VAR Guy
Has OpenStack, the open source cloud computing platform, come into its own? Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux–which happens to be the most popular OS for OpenStack deployments–is saying so this week as it touts the rapid maturity of the software. Now, the question becomes: Does the channel agree? read more Read more at The [...]
Inktank has partnered with Canonical to offer enterprise Ubuntu support for Ceph, the open source distributed storage system for the cloud and Big Data.
In a move that shouldn’t be much of a surprise, given the close collaboration between Canonical and Inktank—not to mention Mark Shuttleworth personally—around the open source Ceph storage system for Big Data and the cloud, the two companies on Monday announced a deal to provide full support for Ceph on Ubuntu. Here are the details, [...]
If Canonical succeeds in making Ubuntu Linux widespread on phones and tablets, it will revolutionize the role of open-source software in mobile computing. But in a sense, the company has already achieved some remarkably revolutionary feats with Mir, t…
A few days ago, Canonical reiterated its commitment to restoring the Ubuntu “community” Web portal to front-and-center of official Ubuntu websites. At almost the same moment, news hit that the Ubuntu Technical Board has decided to discontinue the Ubuntu Brainstorm site, another part of ubuntu.com that has served in the past as a vector between [...]
As Canonical works to make Ubuntu popular on tablets and smartphones, it is also keen to keep the peace with its users, as updates to official Ubuntu websites show.read more
Why is Canonical (Ubuntu’s backer) promoting the new support that Ceph, the distributed storage system for Big Data from Inktank, now offers for Red Hat Enterprise Linux?read more Read more at The VAR Guy