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
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
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
Ubuntu 13.10, codenamed the Saucy Salamander, will debut officially in October 2013, according to Canonical CEO and Linux advocate Mark Shuttleworth.
Ubuntu has changed a lot since its early days, as we noted earlier this week. So, too, has what we could call the Ubuntu brand, or the image of the operating system as Canonical presents it to the world. And with Ubuntu 13.04 about to debut in just a couple days, this seems like a […]
Even as Canonical forges ahead to make Unity the basis of Ubuntu for PCs, phones, tablets and TVs, Linux backer is once again officially supporting GNOME.
Dell’s not the only big-name channel partner with which Canonical, the company that develops Ubuntu Linux, has been forging closer ties lately. read more Read more at The VAR Guy