Meizu launches the Ubuntu MX4 for Developers in China

In the first of a series of launches, Meizu has announced that the Ubuntu MX4, which will be sold across Europe soon, is immediately available to developers in China. The move kicks off Meizu’s push towards strengthening the Ubuntu ecosystem in China, ahead of launching the Chinese Edition to its user base later this year. […]

BootStack: the easiest way to build an OpenStack cloud

OpenStack, the world’s most popular cloud management platform, makes cloud computing accessible to everyone. Although OpenStack is well supported with compatible cloud services, there is a significant challenge to overcome before users can launch their own OpenStack cloud. That is to recruit— and retain—OpenStack experts in a highly competitive jobs market. Resourcing a six-strong team […]

IoT World: Canonical & Industry Leaders Drive IoT Commercialization

Host of new Snappy Ubuntu Core-enabled devices demonstrate revenue opportunities in IoT First commercially-designed IoT devices with GE’s FirstBuild, Acer, Microsoft & DataArt London and San Francisco, May, 11 2015 – Canonical is collaborating with some of the world’s smartest technology brands, including GE’s FirstBuild, Acer, Microsoft and DataArt, to reveal a slew of new […]

IoT: Canonical and GE’s FirstBuild Collaborate on Smart Refrigerator

San Francisco, CA – May 11, 2015 – FirstBuild, GE Appliances’ new global co-creation community is set to showcase ChillHub, its community-generated smart refrigerator in the Ubuntu booth (Stand 545) at the second annual Internet of Things World conference at the Moscone Center on May 12 – 13, 2015. ChillHub is a refrigerator with two […]

First drone with apps – Ubuntu Core Drone

This is a guest post from Victor Mayoral from Erle Robotics. Erle-Copter: the first drone with apps powered by Ubuntu Core Over the last months and with the support of Canonical, Erle Robotics engineers have been working hard to bring the first drone with apps to the market. Last week Erle Robotics introduced Erle-Copter Ubuntu […]

Ubuntu now available for pre-order on AMD-based laptops at

A number of new HP solutions preloaded with Ubuntu and powered by AMD technology are available on pre-order from Increases Ubuntu’s e-tail presence within the UK 05 May 2015, London: Electronic Commerce Retailer Ebuyer has launched a series of AMD-based HP laptops preloaded with Ubuntu. These devices are perfect for business and home users and […]

Ubuntu Online Summit

Next week, from the 5th to 7th of May, another edition of the Ubuntu Online Summit is taking off. Three days of sessions for developers, designers, advocates, users and all members of our diverse community. Along the developer-oriented discussions you’ll find presentations, workshops, lightning talks and much more. It’s a great opportunity for existing and […]

Neutron, 0mq and Git deployment – Ubuntu OpenStack 15.04 Charm Release

Alongside the Ubuntu 15.04 release on the 23rd April, the Ubuntu OpenStack Engineering team delivered the latest release of the OpenStack charms for deploying and managing OpenStack on Ubuntu using Juju. Here are some selected highlights from this most recent charm release. OpenStack Kilo support As always, we’ve enabled charm support for OpenStack Kilo alongside […]

Getting started with LXD – the container lightervisor

Introduction For the past 6 months, Serge Hallyn, Tycho Andersen, Chuck Short, Ryan Harper and myself have been very busy working on a new container project called LXD. Ubuntu 15.04, due to be released this Thursday, will contain LXD 0.7 in its repository. This is still the early days and while we’re confident LXD 0.7 […]

Canonical Introduces Transactional Updates with Ubuntu Core, Snappy

A new flavor has joined Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux family in the form of Ubuntu Core. Tailored for the cloud, the open source operating system provides a new way for developers to deploy and update applications through Snappy, a transactional-update platform. read more Read more at The VAR Guy

Canonical’s Ubuntu Touch for Mobile Devices Almost Ready

Canonical still hasn’t finished “converging” Ubuntu Linux across PCs, servers, phones and tablets, but it’s now closer than ever with a new development release of Ubuntu Touch, which partners Meizu and Bq are using to build the open source mobile devices that should appear in the new year. read more Read more at The VAR […]

Adobe Brings Open Source Veteran on Board to Lead Mobile

Adobe has a new lead man for mobile marketing. That’s no surprise. Executives are appointed every day. But here’s the interesting bit: Adobe’s new vice president of Mobile, Matt Asay, is an open source veteran, bringing experience from Canonical, MongoDB and Novell to a company not particularly known for open source investment. Content Classification:  Curated […]

Flockport: LXC Container Virtualization About More than Cloud Apps

Is open source, container-based virtualization destined to be merely an app-delivery platform for the cloud? Flockport, which specializes in orchestrating LXC container deployment, hopes not, and is counting the shortcomings of projects such as Docker and Canonical’s LXD as it touts LXC’s value for simplifying virtualization workloads of all kinds. read more Read more at […]

Details Emerge on UT One Ubuntu Linux Tablet

Details continue to emerge on the UT One, the tablet with an Intel processor that will run on Canonical’s Ubuntu operating system. Here are the latest revelations on what will very possibly be one of the first x86-based mobile devices powered by an open source Linux distribution (yeah, Android is not really a Linux distribution). […]

Canonical Confirms Involvement in Ubuntu Linux Tablet

When news broke a few days ago about development of an Ubuntu Linux-based x86 tablet called the UT One, it seemed like Canonical was not part of the endeavor. But that’s wrong, according to information from the man behind the project, who contacted The VAR Guy this week with more details on the open source […]

Canonical Launches LXD Open Source Virtualization Container

As open source container-based virtualization explodes in popularity, perhaps it was only a matter of time before Canonical announced its own, homegrown virtualization container system to contend with Docker. That’s what the company has now done with the launch of LXD for Ubuntu Linux. read more Read more at The VAR Guy

Canonical Certifies Ubuntu Linux Server Images for Google Cloud

Open source vendor Canonical made another investment in the public cloud market with the announcement of certified Ubuntu Linux images for Google Cloud Platform, a move that comes on the heels of its launch last week of a home-grown Ubuntu OpenStack di…

Is an Intel Tablet with Ubuntu Linux OS in the Works?

Lately, almost all of the headlines about Ubuntu Linux and Canonical have involved the cloud. But open source fans dreaming of an Ubuntu-powered Intel x86 tablet may reason for excitement, if reports are accurate that the UT One Linux tablet will ship by this December. Content Classification:  Curated read more Read more at The VAR […]

Canonical Adds Ubuntu OpenStack Distribution for Open Source Cloud Computing

Ubuntu Linux has already enjoyed the distinction of being the most popular platform for hosting OpenStack clouds. But now, Canonical has taken its commitment to OpenStack a step further with the announcement of its own OpenStack distribution.
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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 […]