Distribution Release: Kubuntu 16.04

The Kubuntu team has announced the launch of Kubuntu 16.04. The new version of Kubuntu is a long term support release and features the KDE Plasma desktop environment. “What can you expect from this latest release? Our new software centre: Plasma Discover brim-full of software to choose from…..

Development: GNOME 3.21.1 unstable tarballs due

Hello all,

Tarballs are due on 2016-04-25 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.21.1
unstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them.  Please make sure that your tarballs will
be uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 3.21.1. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!


For more information about 3.21, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.21
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:
   https://wiki.gnome.org/Schedule

Thanks,

River of Blood Trailer | Podcast | Art Showcase

The climactic end to the Myreque series lands on Monday. Check out our cinematic preview.

Distribution Release: Xubuntu 16.04

The Xubuntu team has announced the release of Xubuntu 16.04. The new version carries the code name Xenial Xerus and will receive three years of security updates. One of the bigger changes in this release is the package manager front-end, Ubuntu Software Centre, has been replaced by GNOME….

Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 16.04

Martin Wimpress has announced the launch of Ubuntu MATE 16.04. The new version marks Ubuntu MATE’s first long term support release and features an up to date MATE desktop environment as well as support for Ubuntu’s Snappy command line package manager. “Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS has not just….

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 16.04

Canonical has announced the availability of Ubuntu 16.04. The new version of Ubuntu is a long term support release, meaning it will receive security updates for the next five years. Some of the big changes in this release include support for the “snap” package format; Snappy packages can….

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS launches April 21st





Canonical releases a new version of its Ubuntu Linux operating system every six months, which means that sometimes it’s hard to spot the big new changes from one release to the next.
But this week the company is releasing Ubuntu 16.04 and it’s special for a few reasons. First, it’s a Long Term Support (or LTS) release, which means Canonical will continue to offer support and software updates for 5 years. And second, this is the first full version of Ubuntu to support snap packages as well as .deb packages. That will make it easier to get new builds of software more quickly.
Ubuntu has been marching toward “convergence,” in recent years. That means the same operating system can run on a range of devices including smartphones, tablets, and desktops. Recently the first tablet to support Ubuntu’s convergence mode went on sale, allowing you to use a tablet-style user interface when holding the device in your hands, or a desktop-style interface when a mouse is detected.
One of the new features that made its debut with Ubuntu for phones and Internet of Things products was the new “snap” packaging system, which is now coming to the desktop version of Ubuntu.

Source: http://liliputing.com/2016/04/ubuntu-16-04-lts-launches-april-21st.html
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus Makes Its Debut


Canonical on Thursday launched Ubuntu 16.04, aka “Xenial Xerus,” an upgrade that will be supported for the next five years. The latest version for all desktop, server and cloud editions will be available for download starting Thursday. Ubuntu 16.04 includes four major technology advancements geared toward multiplatform uses. Xenial Xerus is the sixth Long Term Support release for Ubuntu. It marks the first time the platform is supported on mainframes, making it one of the world’s largest and most powerful Linux systems, the company said.

Distribution Release: TurnKey Linux 14.1

The TurnKey Linux project has announced the release of a new version of the project’s many server appliances. The new version, TurnKey Linux 14.1, is based on Debian’s Stable branch and features many bug fixes. “The v14.1 release sees a massive amount of bugs squashed and features added….

EU Levels Antitrust Charges Against Abusive Android


The European Commission on Wednesday charged that Google breached EU antitrust rules by seeking to maintain and expand the dominance of its Android operating system. “A competitive mobile Internet sector is increasingly important for consumers and businesses in Europe,” said the EC’s antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager. “Based on our investigation thus far, we believe that Google’s behavior denies consumers a wider choice of mobile apps and services and stands in the way of innovation by other players, in breach of EU antitrust rules.”

Canonical Unveils the Features of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Ahead of the April 21 Launch

A few moments ago, April 20, 2016, Canonical announced that it would debut the sixth LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu Linux on April 21 and unveiled the OS' major new features.

Dubbed Xenial Xerus by Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu, the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system has been in development for the past six months, like any other Ubuntu release. During this time, it received numerous under-the-hood improvements, cosmetic changes, updated technologies, and ne… (read more)

Canonical unveils 6th LTS release of Ubuntu with 16.04





  • Introduces “snaps” for new robust, secure app format
  • Introduces LXD pure-container hypervisor with OpenStack Mitaka
  • Supports IBM Z and LinuxONE systems with flat pricing
  • Steps towards converged Ubuntu across IOT, Phone, Desktop and Server
  • Introduces ZFS and CephFS for large-scale cloud storage

LONDON 20th April 2016: Canonical announced today it will release Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on 21st April, featuring the new ‘snap’ package format and LXD pure-container hypervisor. This is the latest version of the world’s most widely used Linux platform across desktop, IoT and cloud computing.

“The leading cloud-based operations and the most advanced robotics run largely on Ubuntu, and this new release is the basis for the next wave of their innovation” said Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Canonical. “We are proud to serve the needs of the enterprise, and research, and millions of personal and non-profit users, with one single shared free software platform”.

An Ubuntu Long Term Support (LTS) release is supported and maintained by Canonical for five years, making it the most stable, reliable, secure and cost-effective Linux platform for long-term, large-scale deployments. This is the 6th such LTS release for Ubuntu, and marks the first time that the platform is supported on mainframes, the world’s largest and most powerful Linux systems.

New features in this release enable faster and simpler software delivery and operations. “The addition of ‘snaps’ for faster and simpler updates, and the LXD container hypervisor for ultra-fast and ultra-dense cloud computing, demonstrate a commitment to customer needs that sets Ubuntu apart as the platform for innovation and scale,” said Dustin Kirkland who leads platform strategy at Canonical.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS adds new “snap” application package format, enabling further convergence across IOT, mobile and desktop

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS introduces a new application format, the ‘snap’, which can be installed alongside traditional deb packages. These two packaging formats live quite comfortably next to one another and enable Ubuntu to maintain its existing processes for development and updates.

The snap format is much easier to secure and much easier to produce, and offers operational benefits for organisations managing many Ubuntu devices, which will bring more robust updates and more secure applications across all form factors from phone to cloud.

Creating snaps is simplified for developers with the introduction of a new tool called “snapcraft” to easily build and package applications from source and existing deb packages. Snaps enable developers to deliver much newer versions of apps to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS over the life of the platform, solving a long-standing challenge with free platforms and enabling users to stay on a stable base for longer while enjoying newer applications.

The security mechanisms in snap packages allow for much faster iteration across all versions of Ubuntu and Ubuntu derivatives, as snap applications are isolated from the rest of the system. Users can install a snap without having to worry whether it will have an impact on their other apps or their system. Similarly, developers have a much better handle on the update cycle as they can decide to bundle specific versions of a library with their app. Operationally, transactional updates make deployments of snap packages more robust and reliable.

Snaps mark an important milestone in Canonical’s efforts to create a converged Ubuntu across IOT, mobile and desktop. Snaps originate from the world of IOT and “snappy” Ubuntu Core, marking the convergence of Ubuntu’s desktop and IOT efforts, and building on the introduction earlier this year of Ubuntu’s first tablet, which can be turned into a full PC. Supporting snap packages on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS unifies the experience for Ubuntu developers, whether they are creating software for PC, Server, Mobile, and IoT Devices.

A world class cloud and container computing platform

A key new feature in this release is LXD, the pure-container hypervisor that delivers 14x the density and substantially greater speed for Linux guests compared to established traditional virtualisation. LXD is part of LXC 2.0, the latest release of the Linux Containers project and the basis for almost all PAAS infrastructures in production today. Canonical has led LXC development for several years, with contributions to LXC 2.0 coming from more than 80 companies.

In the latest OpenStack Foundation survey, Ubuntu maintained its number one position as OpenStack platform of choice among the OpenStack user forum for public and private cloud deployments.





“The combination of OpenStack and LXD creates unbeatable performance and economics for private cloud deployments” said Mark Baker, who leads OpenStack product management at Canonical.

Using LXD as a hypervisor for OpenStack enables greater density of workloads and has lower latency than any other cloud infrastructure in the market today. This offers significant benefits for companies doing time-sensitive work on cloud infrastructure, such as telco network-function virtualisation, real-time analytics of financial transactions, or media transcoding and streaming. It also provides significant improvements to the cost of infrastructure for organisations with large portfolios of idle guest workloads.

Also included in this release is support for ZFS-on-Linux, a combination of a volume manager and filesystem which enables efficient snapshots, copy-on-write cloning, continuous integrity checking against data corruption, automatic filesystem repair, and data compression. ZFS-on-Linux is a mature filesystem based on work published by Sun Microsystems under a free software license nearly a decade ago, and which is widely used in cloud and container operations on Ubuntu.

Continuing the storage theme, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS introduces support for CephFS, a distributed filesystem that provides an ideal platform for large-scale enterprise storage for cluster computing on open technology.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS creates a common platform for cloud and container computing across an incredible range of devices, from embedded ARM devices like the RaspberryPi, to the standard 32-bit and 64-bit Intel/AMD servers, and up to the most powerful IBM Z, LinuxONE and POWER8 systems.

Comments from customers and partners

Mozilla

“We strive to offer users a great experience and make Firefox available across many platforms, devices and operating systems. We are proud to be the default browser and partner of choice for Ubuntu. Thanks to the introduction of snap into Ubuntu, we are able to continually optimize Firefox, providing users the most up-to-date features,” said Nick Nguyen, Vice President of Product, Firefox at Mozilla.

Sky

“The Long Term support model Canonical offers with Ubuntu 16.04 and Mitaka really fits in with the needs of Sky as we continue to build out our Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud to deliver the most innovative media services available today.” said Matt Smith, Cloud Platforms Manager,Sky. “We can’t wait to start testing and deploying 16.04 with ZFS and LXD as we are confident it will help us transform our business.”

IBM

“As more enterprises adopt hybrid cloud, they are looking for new platforms that run Linux with efficiency and flexibility,” said Ross A. Mauri, general manager, IBM z Systems and LinuxONE. “With the release of Ubuntu 16.04, IBM will be able to offer our LinuxONE, z Systems and Power Systems clients a simple, affordable high-performance Linux distribution that will better equip them to take advantage of hybrid cloud.”

Microsoft

“Our relationship with Canonical showcases our deep commitment to customer choice and flexibility for cloud workloads. With Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, customers can take advantage of the powerful combination of Canonical’s latest release of Ubuntu with Microsoft Azure,” said Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise division.

Nexenta

“Canonical’s Ubuntu 16.04 LTS moves Open Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) into the mainstream of cloud computing by the inclusion of ZFS on Linux,” said Tarkan Maner, CEO & Chairman at Nexenta. “In addition, with the integration of NexentaEdge with Juju, we are providing customers with the advanced and enterprise-ready scale-up and scale-out solutions, service and support they need for effective private cloud storage solutions for businesses using Ubuntu.”

Cavium

“Canonical’s release of Ubuntu 16.04 is a major milestone for the ARMv8 server market delivering support for key data center applications, cloud infrastructure with OpenStack and optimized deployment tools that are critical to large scale server installations,” said Larry Wikelius, Vice President Software Ecosystem and Solutions Group at Cavium. “With Ubuntu certification on ThunderX®, Cavium’s ARMv8 workload optimized processor, Cavium’s customers will benefit from Canonical’s well established software packaging, upgrade and support expertise. Ubuntu 16.04 provides optimized open source applications for end users in areas that include scale out storage, data analytics and web serving which fully utilize ThunderX features such as 48 cores, dual socket configurations, hardware accelerators, and integrated I/O.”

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Drupal 8.1.0 is now available

Drupal 8.1.0, the first minor release of Drupal 8, is now available. With Drupal 8, we made significant changes in our release process, adopting semantic versioning and scheduled feature releases. This allows us to make extensive improvements to Drupal 8 in a timely fashion while still providing backwards compatibility. Drupal 8.1.0 is the first such update.

What’s new in Drupal 8.1.x?

Drupal 8.1.0 comes with numerous improvements, including CKEditor WYSIWYG enhancements, added APIs, an improved help page, and two new experimental modules. (Experimental modules are provided with Drupal core for testing purposes, but are not yet fully supported.)

Experimental UI for migrations from Drupal 6 and 7

Drupal 8.1.0 now includes the Migrate Drupal UI module, which provides a user interface for Drupal core migrations. Use it to migrate Drupal 6 or 7 sites to Drupal 8. The user guide on migrating from Drupal 6 or 7 to Drupal 8 has full documentation. Note that the Drupal 8 Migrate module suite is still experimental and has known issues. Read below for specific information on migrating Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 sites with 8.1.0. (Always back up your data before performing a migration and review the results carefully.)

Migration related modules in Drupal 8.1.0

BigPipe for perceived performance

The Drupal 8 BigPipe module provides an advanced implementation of Facebook’s BigPipe page rendering strategy, leading to greatly improved perceived performance for pages with dynamic, personalized, or uncacheable content. See the BigPipe documentation.

CKEditor WYSIWYG spellchecking and language button

New CKEditor features in Drupal 8.1.0

Drupal 8.0.0 included the CKEditor module (a WYSIWYG editor), but it was not previously possible to use your browser’s built-in spell checker with it to check the text. With Drupal 8.1.0, spellchecking is now enabled within CKEditor as well.

Another great improvement is the addition of the optional language markup button in CKEditor. When configured to appear in your editing toolbar, it allows you to assign language information to parts of the text, which is useful for accessibility and machine processing.

Improved help page with tours

Drupal 8.0.0 included a new system for help tutorials called tours with the core Tour module. In Drupal 8.1.0, we made these tours easier to discover by listing them in the administrative help overview at /admin/help.

Improved help page in Drupal 8.1.0

The help overview page is also more flexible now, so contributed modules can add sections to it and themes can override its appearance more easily. You can read more about the new system in the change record for the updated help page, or refer to the Tour API documentation for how to add tours for your modules.

Rendered entities in Views fields

Drupal 8.1.0 now includes a rendered entity field handler for Views, which allows placing a fully rendered entity within a view field. For example, this feature could be used to display a rendered user profile for each node author in a table listing node content. (This feature was provided by the Entity contributed module in Drupal 7, but had not yet been available in Drupal 8.)

Support for JavaScript automated testing

Drupal 8.1.0 adds support for automated testing of JavaScript, which will mean fewer bugs with Drupal’s JavaScript functionality in the future as we write new tests for it. (Read more about how to run the JavaScript tests.) There are also other improvements to the testing system, including improved reporting of PHPUnit and other test results.

Improved Composer support

Starting with Drupal 8.1.x, Drupal core and its dependencies are packaged by Composer on Drupal.org. This means that sites and modules can now also use Composer to manage all of their third-party dependencies (rather than having to work around the vendor directory that previously shipped with core).

Developer API improvements

Minor releases like Drupal 8.1.0 include backwards-compatible API additions for developers as well as new features. Read the 8.1.0 release notes for more details on the many improvements for developers in this release.

What does this mean to me?

Drupal 8 site owners

Update to 8.1.0 to continue receiving bug and security fixes. The next bugfix release, 8.1.1, is scheduled for May 4, 2016.

Updating your site from 8.0.6 to 8.1.0 with update.php is exactly the same as updating from 8.0.5 to 8.0.6. Modules, themes, and translations may need small changes for this minor release, so test the update carefully before updating your production site.

Drupal 6 site owners

Drupal 6 is not supported anymore. Create a Drupal 8 site and try migrating your data into it as soon as possible. Your Drupal 6 site can still remain up and running while you test migrating your Drupal 6 data into your new Drupal 8 site. Note that there are known issues with the experimental Migrate module suite. If you find a new bug not covered by one of these issues, your detailed bug report with steps to reproduce is a big help!

Drupal 7 site owners

Drupal 7 is still fully supported and will continue to receive bug and security fixes throughout all minor releases of Drupal 8.

The new Migrate Drupal UI for Migrate also allows migrating a Drupal 7 site into a Drupal 8 site, but the migration path from Drupal 7 to 8 is not complete, so you may encounter errors or missing migrations when you try to migrate. That said, since your Drupal 7 site can remain up and running while you test migrating into a new Drupal 8 site, you can help us stabilize the Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 migration path! Testing and bug reports from your real-world Drupal 7 sites will help us stabilize this functionality sooner for everyone. (Search the known issues.)

Translation, module, and theme contributors

Minor releases like Drupal 8.1.0 are backwards-compatible, so modules, themes, and translations that support Drupal 8.0.x will be compatible with 8.1.x as well. However, the new version does include some string changes, minor UI changes, and internal API changes (as well as more significant changes to experimental modules like the Migrate suite). This means that some small updates may be required for your translations, modules, and themes. See the announcement of the 8.1.0 release candidate for more background information.

Ubuntu-Based Escuelas Linux 4.4 Released for Schools as a Windows XP Replacement





The biggest piece of news concerning the Escuelas Linux 4.4 release is that the OS has been rebased on the recently announced Bodhi Linux 3.2 distribution, which in turn is based on the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system.
However, it looks like there are so many internal changes that the Escuelas Linux development has team declared the 4.4 release as the most important in the history of the project, and it is highly recommended as a replacement for old Windows XP PCs.
But you can also install Escuelas Linux on computers where Windows 8 or Windows 10 is running much more easily, thanks to the UEFI improvements added in the 4.4 release. Additionally, the installation manual has been completely redesigned.
Numerous of the pre-installed packages have been updated to their latest versions at the moment of the release of Escuelas Linux 4.4, and among the most important ones, we can mention LibreOffice 5.1.2, Mozilla Firefox 45.0, and Geogebra 5.0.226.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/ubuntu-based-escuelas-linux-4-4-released-for-schools-as-a-windows-xp-replacement-503136.shtml
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht

Grab Six Awesome Linux Games for a Few Bucks with Humble Devolver Bundle

Hooray, hooray! Attention, Linux gamers from all over the Interwebs, there's a new Humble Bundle out there that brings you six awesome games for your penguin-powered OS, and you only need to pay a few bucks for them.

Humble Devolver Bundle is now live, and it contains a total of eight titles that are supported on various platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X, and GNU/Linux. However, only six of them are available for your Linux box, which is a very good proportion if you ask us.

And the… (read more)

Treasure Hunter | Vampyre Hunter Outfit & Amulet

Collect feral fangs to unlock an outfit and an anti-vamp amulet.

Fedora 24 Beta Freeze Now in Effect, to Be Seeded to Public Testers on May 3

The development cycle of the upcoming Fedora 24 Linux operating system continues at a fast pace, and Fedora Project's Dennis Gilmore just announced today, April 19, 2016, two important milestones in the release schedule of the GNU/Linux distribution.

Therefore, starting today, the Fedora 24 Beta is now in freeze, which means that developers won't be able to add any new features or software updates to the distribution with the exception of critical fixes, of course. The second mileston… (read more)

OpenStack Spotlight – Alexia Emmanoulopoulou and Danny Hammo





In this blog series, learn about life at Canonical through the employees working on the cloud side.

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Alexia Emmanoulopoulou: Marketing Manager – Demand Generation

Describe what do you do at Canonical:

I am a Demand Generation Marketing Manager in the Cloud Marketing team, responsible for the execution of marketing activities designed to drive demand for our products and services.

Why should people want to speak with you at OpenStack in Austin?

To learn more about the perks and day to day life of working at Canonical!

What made you decide to join Canonical?

I spoke to some friends in the IT industry and they spoke very highly of Canonical and its innovative products. When I visited the offices I was also intrigued by the relaxed company culture and the opportunities to work from home.

What do you love about your Job?

I love the fact that Canonical’s workforce is comprised of people from all around the world, creating a patchwork of cultural identities and strengths. People at Canonical are passionate about their jobs and always happy to help. It’s a very welcoming environment and the fact that I can work from home when needed is an added perk. Travel opportunities have always been very enjoyable, offering a chance to socialise with colleagues from other parts of the world while learning about new product features or working on events.

What keeps you at Canonical?

I am inspired by the company’s vision and the dynamic evolution of the products and strategy. I also enjoy the variety and growing responsibilities offered by my job.

Where is your office?

I am based in London, UK and work from home one day a week.

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In our second interview, Danny Hammo explains how his Dedicated Service Engineer role has a tremendous impact on our customers as well as his excitement about OpenStack Austin.                              DannyPic1

Danny Hammo: Dedicated Services Engineer

Describe what do you do at Canonical

Dedicated Services Engineer, my mission is to integrate with customer’s teams and provide first-class Ubuntu, MaaS, Juju, Landscape, and OpenStack support and expertise. I work with my customer various teams to implement and deploy Canonical’s OpenStack on Ubuntu using MaaS, Juju, and Landscape. I provide support to complex problems and engage directly to troubleshoot and resolve any issues. Within Canonical, I act as a customer advocate to manage and prioritize issue resolution and feature development with engineering teams.

My ultimate goal is customer success and satisfaction!





Who are you interested in speaking with at OpenStack in Austin ?

OpenStack adopters, operators, and the curious minds who would like to know more about Canonical’s OpenStack, MaaS, Juju, and Autopilot.

Why should people want to speak with you at OpenStack in Austin?

To answer questions, concerns, and constructive discussions

Top tip for people attending their first OpenStack event?

Opening keynotes! makes sure you attend and you will realize the awesomeness of OpenStack community.

What made you decide to join Canonical?

The culture within Canonical that embraces innovation and creativity.

What do you love about your Job?

Everyday is a new challenge! Working directly with customers to build awesome clouds, technology and solutions for their “next big thing”  is no easy task.

This keeps me challenged and on the edge of learning and broadening my knowledge and skillset.

What keeps you at Canonical?

The brilliant awesome people at Canonical! The vision we have, the open source community we are part of, and the technology we offer.

Where is your office?

I work out of my home in the bay area 50% of time and the other 50% out of my customer offices.

 

Interested in career opportunities with Canonical? Visit us at OpenStack Summit Austin or check out our career openings

 

You can also follow us at @UbuntuWantsYou on Twitter

 

KDE Plasma 5.6.3 Desktop Environment Released Patches a KWin Crash, Fixes Bugs

Today, April 19, 2016, KDE announced the immediate availability of the third maintenance release in the stable KDE Plasma 5.6 series of the popular desktop environment used in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems by default.

According to the release notes, KDE Plasma 5.6.3 appears to be yet another small point release in the development cycle of KDE Plasma 5.6, attempting to fix various bugs and annoyances that have been reported by users since the second KDE Plasma 5.6 update, which was anno… (read more)

Mesosphere announce Open Source project backed by Canonical

Today Mesosphere announced the open source release of the DC/OS (Datacenter Operating System) Project, backed by dozens of partners including Canonical. DC/OS supplies an operating system model for the datacenter building on the Apache Mesos environment.

BCOS

The DC/OS project is an open source technology and a building ecosystem of more than 50 partners. The project was initiated by Mesosphere with participation from companies like Yelp, Microsoft, Accenture and Canonical. DC/OS lets you run applications on an entire data center in the same way you deploy and operate application on your cellphone. Partners participating in the DC/OS project will participate in growing DC/OS in their own way. DC/OS participants will either integrate their technology into DC/OS or will layer their technology on top of DC/OC. Some participants are operators that will leverage DC/OS inside their operations or data centers.

Canonical will be bringing the Ubuntu Operating System as the leading cloud and scale-out application operating system to the project. We will be working with the project to leverage Juju (Canonical’s service model) to help further automate and simplify the deployment of DC/OS. Lastly, we will be looking to incorporate LXD technology (the hypervisor for containers) to help managed the containers embedded within DC/OS. Canonical customers require the ability to deploy scale-out applications in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. In private and public clouds Ubuntu is the leading Operating System for cloud environments and scale-out applications. DC/OS is a natural expansion of the capabilities of the hybrid cloud. DC/OS delivers an open source operating system concept allowing a datacenter to act as system to pull together compute resources for scale-out applications. We and Mesosphere are focused on simplifying and automating the challenge of operating at massive scale.

Canonical believe that the cloud market benefits from choice and openness. This is what allows the best technologies to support the needs and requirements of our customers. DC/OS is a natural fit to supply more choice and benefit to cloud customers. Canonical is glad to be part of the DC/OS Project launch.