43 posts from April 2016

HOWTO: Ubuntu on Windows

By Dustin Kirkland, 14 April 2016

As announced last week, Microsoft and Canonical have worked together to bring Ubuntu’s userspace natively into Windows 10.As of today, Windows 10 Insiders can now take Ubuntu on Windows for a test drive!  Here’s…

LXD 2.0: Docker in LXD [7/12]

By Stéphane Graber, 13 April 2016

This is the seventh blog post in this series about LXD 2.0.

ScaleDB joins the Charm Partner Programme

By Ellen Arnold, 13 April 2016

Canonical is excited to announce that ScaleDB has joined the Charm Partner Programme (CPP). Canonical’s CPP helps solution providers make best use of Canonical’s universal application modeling tool, Juju; enabling instant workload…

Nova-LXD delivers bare-metal performance on OpenStack, while Ironic delivers NSA-as-a-Service

By Mark Shuttleworth, 13 April 2016

With the release of LXC 2.0 and LXD, we now have a pure-container hypervisor that delivers bare-metal performance with a standard Linux guest OS experience. Very low latency, very high density, and very high control of specific in-guest…

LXD 2.0: Remote hosts and container migration [6/12]

By Stéphane Graber, 13 April 2016

This is the sixth blog post in this series about LXD 2.0.

Adding snaps for secure, transactional packages in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

By Olli Ries, 13 April 2016

The development of the Ubuntu phone platform and its expansion to IoT and devices has challenged us to solve real problems in security and reliability. These challenges apply equally to desktop and server systems and are a source of…

Ubuntu OpenStack growth confirmed by latest OpenStack User Survey

By Canonical, 12 April 2016

The most recent OpenStack user survey has gone live. In it we see tremendous growth for Ubuntu OpenStack in production clouds. We’re super excited about the support the community continues to show for Ubuntu. Here at Canonical we get…

Nexenta & Canonical to Deliver Joint Software-Defined Storage Solution

By Canonical, 11 April 2016

NexentaEdge Charms now available via Juju Charm Store; Canonical to offer NexentaEdge to enterprise customers SANTA CLARA, Calif. and LONDON, UK – April 6, 2016 — Nexenta, the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-…

LXD networking: lxdbr0 explained

By Canonical, 7 April 2016

Recently, LXD stopped depending on lxc, and thus moved to using its own bridge, called lxdbr0. lxdbr0 behaves significantly differently than lxcbr0: it is ipv6 link local only by default (i.e. there is no ipv4 or ipv6 subnet configured by…

infographic: How many people use Ubuntu?

By Alexia Emmanoulopoulou, 7 April 2016

Discover the range of industries, people and services that are using Ubuntu right now. Netflix. Snapchat. Dropbox. Uber. Tesla…and the International space station – what do they all have in common? They run on Ubuntu. To…

How life appears when all your computing needs fit into one device

By Amrisha Prashar, 7 April 2016

It’s been an exciting few weeks with the launch of our first fully converged device, the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet. To celebrate this and to gain deeper insights we held a competition last month that asked the community –…

When a projector and app-enabled software-defined radio cross paths

By Maarten Ectors, 7 April 2016

We had a chat with our head of IoT, Maarten, to discover what happens when a projector crosses paths with an app-enabled software-defined radio ( Below is a list of pretty cool insights when the two cross paths that include…