Linux Mint 17.2 offers desktop familiarity and responds to user wants

These days, the desktop OSes grabbing headlines have, for the most part, left the traditional desktop behind in favor of what’s often referred to as a “shell.” Typically, such an arrangement offers a search-based interface. In the Linux world, the GNOME project and Ubuntu’s Unity desktop interfaces both take this approach. This is not a

One Ubuntu PC maker is kicking Adobe Flash off its Linux systems

System76, a Denver-based vendor of Ubuntu Linux laptops and desktops, has stopped pre-loading Flash on its machines. The company is also strongly recommending that current customers purge Flash from their systems as well. Amid calls to accelerate the death of Adobe Flash Player, at least once PC vendor is taking matters into its own hands.

Azul Systems joins Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme

DevOps Teams to be “Charmed” by Zulu, Azul’s 100% Open Source JDK DevOps teams will be able to deploy cloud-based, tested and certified open source Java directly from Canonical’s Charm store Azul’s Zulu build of OpenJDK becomes the first fully-supported Java distribution in Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme The availability of Azul Zulu in the Juju […]

Kubuntu’s Jonathan Riddell Says Ubuntu Policy Is Still Lacking

Kubuntu’s Jonathan Riddell talked about the recent changes to the licensing procedures on the Ubuntu project, and he said that there are still some important problems that have been left unresolved. Canonical announced a couple of days ago that the company had made some changes to its policies in order to comply with GPL, but

What the Ubuntu IP Announcement means

The announcement by the FSF and Software Freedom Conservancy has a lot of jargon in it so to help people better understand I am going to do an analysis. Mind you, back in 2012, I reached out to the FSF on these very licensing concerns which no doubt combined with other developers contacts set in

Vedams joins the Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that Vedams has joined the Charm Partner Programme. Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju. Juju makes it easy to deliver complete solutions in minutes, on virtually any public or private cloud through the use of Charms. The Juju Charm […]

Canonical and Free Software Foundation come to open-source licensing terms

For years, Canonical and Ubuntu have been accused of playing fast and loose with Linux-related licenses. Now, Canonical and the FSF have reached a common understanding over Ubuntu licensing. Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company, has often rubbed other free software groups the wrong way when it came to open-source licenses. On July 15, Canonical, with

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition now available for direct purchase

Good news for Ubuntu Phone fans this morning, those in the EU can now purchase the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition directly from Meizu’s online store. After a successful launch period that saw thousands interact with the digital origami wall and earn invitations to purchase, consumers can now purchase a Meizu MX4 Ubuntu phone directly from […]

Incubio joins the Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that Incubio, one of the top three Big Data incubators in the world, has joined the Charm Partner Programme. Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make the best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling on virtually any public or private cloud, as well as […]

Meizu Launches the MX4 Ubuntu Edition in Europe

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition phones will be available for purchase on 25th of June Phones will be available in Europe and by invite only accessed through an interactive origami wall on Meizu’s online site The MX4 Ubuntu Edition was also launched on 17th of May to developers in China Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu, in partnership […]

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Phone Release Date

Mark your calendars. The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Phone will be on sale, directly from Meizu, from Thursday the 25th June at a touch below €300. Specs 5.3-inch IPS screen (1920 x 1152 pixels, 418 ppi) MediaTek MT6595 CPU @ 2.0GHz (octa-core) 2GB RAM 20.7 MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing 16GB eMMC storage 3100 mAh battery

Certified Ubuntu images now optimized for Joyent Triton containers

Joyent Expands Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure Beyond Docker, Adds Support for Container-Native Linux on Bare Metal Partners with Canonical to provide certified and supported Ubuntu images, optimized to run natively on bare metal on Triton Infrastructure Containers Joyent Inc., the container-native infrastructure company, today announced the ability to run container-native Linux images directly on bare […]

Apple’s Decision to Open Source Swift Met with Developer Applause

Apple this week made an announcement worthy of applause and, indeed, the news received the loudest applause of opening day at WWDC. The company said it will open source its programming language Swift and allow developers to compile programs on Linux. This is a smart move for Apple and a big win for the developer community. Apple has long valued developers, but this week adopted a key strategy that has become the de facto approach […]

Cisco and Canonical Collaborate on Policy-Based OpenStack Clouds

Canonical is pleased that Cisco, developer of the Application Centric Infrastructure is joining the Ubuntu Cloud OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL). Cisco implements application policy as part of OpenStack Group Based Policy (GBP) and the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) – delivering application policies to improve performance and simplify management of private clouds. As the […]

Intel and Canonical collaborate around IoT gateways

Intel and Canonical are collaborating around Intel® IOT Gateways and Snappy Ubuntu Core. The Intel® IOT Gateway will come with support for Snap Stores. The Snap Store supports a model where a range of applications will be deployed to a gateway.  In this model, the gateway becomes a platform for multi applications (home, health, media, […]

StackVelocity and Canonical team up to deliver cloud economics

StackVelocity Financial Services deliver Ubuntu OpenStack clouds that align costs to revenue StackVelocity® has teamed up with Canonical to launch a suite of solutions designed to make the cash flow profile of on-premise managed cloud solutions match those of the public cloud. These offerings include a number of flexible options for aligning costs with revenue […]

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 […]

Discontinuation of the Alpha 15 Osiris Multiplayer Lobby

The Alpha 15 Osiris multiplayer lobby is now discontinued. Users of Alpha 15 are advised to upgrade to the latest version. The only distribution bundling Alpha 15 is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, for which Alpha 16 is available in backports, and the latest version is available in our PPA. Alpha 15 was released December 2013 with … Continue reading

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 […]