Perk delivery for the fundraiser

Update on the fundraiser we had in 2013 Thank you for your patience, this has taken a lot longer than we hoped for, and we are sorry for this. We are also sorry for the lack of updates, but wanted to wait until we were absolutely sure the perks were going out soon before we … Continue reading

Linux Mangaka Chu Out Now as an Ubuntu Derivative for Anime and Manga Fans

The distribution is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and we have just received an email from Animesoft International informing us about the availability for the final release of their Ubuntu-based Linux Mangaka Chu distribution. We reported last week that the upcoming Chu edition of Mangaka Linux is in development with a first Release Candidate (RC)

Open Document Format: Using Officeshots and ODFAutoTesting for Sustainable Documents

One of the many benefits of open source software is that it offers some protection from having programs disappear or stop working. If part of a platform changes in a non-compatible way, users are free to modify the program so that it continues to work in the new environment. At a level above the software,

Emmabuntus 3 1.02 Linux OS Officially Released, Based on Xubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

According to Mr. d’Emmabuntus, the Emmabuntus 3 1.02 release is now based on Canonical’s latest long-term supported Xubuntu 14.04.3 (Trusty Tahr) operating system, which is built around the lightweight Xfce 4.12 desktop environment, updates various add-ons for the pre-installed Mozilla Firefox and Chromium web browsers, as well as for the Mozilla Thunderbird email and news

Linux AIO Team Releases an All-in-One ISO Image for Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

Mr. Željko Popivoda from the Linux AIO team reports that Linux AIO Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS is now available for download and, as its version number suggests, it is based on the latest point release of Canonical’s Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system, including the Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, Kubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.3 LTS,

New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Users Urged to Update Now

The first kernel vulnerability patched in Ubuntu 15.04 has been discovered by Benjamin Randazzo and it is related to an information leak in Linux kernel’s md (multiple devices) driver, which could allow a privileged, local attacker to retrieve sensitive information from the kernel. The second security flaw was discovered by Marc-André Lureau in Linux kernel’s

User Freedom Summit

The FSF’s 30th anniversary celebrations are this Saturday, October 3rd. We are so excited about our party and User Freedom Summit! RSVPs for the FSF30 party will be closed as soon as we hit our capacity limit, which we expect to happen by midnight tomorrow at the latest. If you are registered to attend the

Ubuntu nominated in V3 Technology Awards shortlist; cast your vote!

We’re delighted to have been nominated for three V3 Technology Awards this year. It’s been a great year for us and so it’s fantastic to be recognised for our recent innovation. The sixth annual awards provides the opportunity for V3 readers to vote on the best business products and vendors of the year. The shortlist features […]

Canadian OpenStack Cloud VEXXHOST Joins Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud

As we’ve mentioned before, Ubuntu is the world’s most popular operating system for OpenStack. OpenStack is, in fact, built on Ubuntu, and its cycles of development are based on Ubuntu’s release schedules. In the public cloud, Ubuntu as a guest OS has also proven to be the developers’ choice, with roughly two-thirds share of VMs on […]

AppFormix newest member of Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that AppFormix 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; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling at the click of a button. Juju makes it easy to deliver complete solutions in minutes, on virtually any public or private […]

7iSolutions joins Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that 7iSolutions 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; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling at the click of a button. Juju makes it easy to deliver complete solutions in minutes, on virtually any public or private […]

True Life: I’m An Open Source Rookie

Thousands of open source projects are initiated each year. Some skyrocket to superstardom, some slowly inspire a supportive community, and others fail. Black Duck Software highlights notable open source projects each year with its Open Source Rookies program. In 2014, the list of projects nominated spanned security, cloud storage, Bitcoin marketplaces, DevOps tools, and database

Ubuntu Want To Make It Easier For You To Install The Latest Nvidia Linux Driver

Installing the latest upstream NVIDIA graphics driver on Ubuntu could be about to get much easier. Ubuntu developers are considering the creation of a brand new ‘official’ PPA to distribute the latest closed-source NVIDIA binary drivers to desktop users. The move would benefit Ubuntu gamers without risking the stability of the OS for everyone else.

Canonical Has Open-Sourced Ubuntu One

Today, we’re happy to be open sourcing the biggest piece of our Ubuntu One file syncing service. The code were releasing is the server side of what desktop clients connected to when syncing local or remote changes. This is code where most of the innovation and hard work went throughout the years, where we faced

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 […]