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 [...]

Android-Ubuntu Edge Superphone: What’s Canonical’s End Game?

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

Canonical Works to Expand Ubuntu Touch Linux Ecosystem

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 [...]

Inktank, Canonical Host Ceph Cloud Storage Training

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 Hiring to Advance Ubuntu Linux Smartphone, Tablet Plans

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.
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Ubuntu Mobile Seeks Smartphone, Telecom, Carrier Partners

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?
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Shuttleworth: Still Key to Ubuntu Linux, Canonical, Open Source?

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

Canonical: OpenStack Cloud Computing Platform Ready for Prime Time

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 [...]

Ubuntu Cloud: Canonical, Inktank Ceph Storage Partnership

Inktank has partnered with Canonical to offer enterprise Ubuntu support for Ceph, the open source distributed storage system for the cloud and Big Data.
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Canonical and Inktank Partner on Ceph Support for Ubuntu Cloud

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, [...]

Canonical Drives Open Source Innovation with Mir for Ubuntu Linux

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…

Ubuntu Linux Community: Canonical to Close ‘Brainstorm’ Web Portal?

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 [...]

Ubuntu Linux Community: Canonical Vows to Maintain Focus

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
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Canonical Promotes Ceph Big Data Storage System…For Red Hat?

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

Ubuntu vs Android Tablets, Smartphones: Canonical’s Secret Weapon

Apple iOS and Google Android remain the dominant operating systems for smartphones and tablets. But alternatives like Canonical’s Ubuntu and Firefox OS are hoping to disrupt the mobile market — despite the stark reality that even Microsoft and Blackberry are having trouble in the market. read more Read more at The VAR Guy

Shuttleworth: Ubuntu Cloud & Mobile Equally Important; Android Alternative Needed

Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth told The VAR Guy that mobile and cloud computing are equally important to Ubuntu’s long-term success as a Linux distribution. Plus, he said, the world wants a Google Android alternative. read more Read more at The VAR Guy