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 […]
Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has added a new offering to its training and education initiatives. This fall, the company is introducing a five-day OpenStack cloud computing training program, which it no doubt hopes will help generate expe…
Is there still a future for GNOME 3, the open source Linux desktop that was once massively popular, yet in recent years has seen its preponderance wane in favor of alternatives such as Xfce and Canonical’s Unity? Recent indicators say yes. read more Read more at The VAR Guy
Just days after marking the end of life of Ubuntu 13.10, Canonical has released Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, the newest version of its open source Linux operating system for desktops, servers, the cloud and (coming soon, maybe) mobile devices.
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) signaled its endorsement of Ubuntu Linux as a platform for deploying the OpenStack cloud operating system with the release this week of a new reference architecture, which provides detailed instructions on setting up an OpenStack …
Ubuntu One, Canonical’s cloud file-syncing service for Ubuntu Linux, will soon be no more: A few days ago, Canonical CEO Jane Silber announced its discontinuation. And the platform seems to have more mourners than you might think for a Linux-friendly storage service that was not even open source. Content Classification: Curated read more Read more […]
A few days ago, Canonical pushed out the first beta edition of Ubuntu Linux version 14.04, the release of the open source operating system that will hit production mode this April. As a long-term support (LTS) release, the new OS will help define the face of Ubuntu for a long time to come. Content Classification: […]
Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux is coming soon to a smartphone near you—and this time that’s not just a vague promise. The company has revealed when and how Ubuntu phones and tablets will arrive, with the announcement Feb. 19 of a partnership with two international hardware manufacturers to build open source Ubuntu phones. read more Read more […]
Lately, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has seemed to do everything it can to make Ubuntu less like other leading open source operating systems.
Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux already does many things differently from other leading open source operating systems. And it may soon diverge in yet another respect, with Ubuntu developers in the midst of discussions over replacing Nautilus—the file browser that has long been a core part of many Linux distributions—with something home-grown. read more Read more at […]
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 […]
Will Ubuntu resemble Apple iOS and Google Android?
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
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’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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Cisco Systems, Red Hat, Canonical and others make their moves