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19 posts from March 2010

Reasons to celebrate: 24th March 2010

By Canonical, 24 March 2010

Today is Ada Lovelace day. Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was born on 10th December 1815, the only child of Lord Byron and his wife, Annabella. Born Augusta Ada Byron, but now known simply as Ada Lovelace, she wrote the…

Dell announces support for Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud

By admin, 24 March 2010

On Wednesday Dell announced a comprehensive overview of its enterprise strategy. Significant in its announcement, was the addition of Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) as an infrastructure solution, joining the proprietary offerings from…

Ubuntu Server Survey 2010 released

By Canonical, 24 March 2010

We are ready to release the report on the server survey, the information for which was gathered at the tail end of 2009 by the server community in collaboration with Canonical. The survey contained a vast array of questions, many of which…

Ada Lovelace and the Turing Test

By Canonical, 24 March 2010

In Computing Machinery and Intelligence, Alan Turing describes the famous Turing test for detecting machine intelligence. Did you know that Turing’s thesis was heavily influenced by Ada Lovelace’s critique of Babbage’s…

It’s Ada Lovelace Day

By Canonical, 24 March 2010

I’ve always liked Ada. She was the first to see the musical potential of computers. Here, look at this old blog post in which I mention her. As proof! Homebrew Adventures 😉 A tip of my hat to Ada then. And tips all round…

Workarounds

By Canonical, 18 March 2010

I was looking for new phone wallpapers last night and stumbled across loads of examples of this. The iPhone doesn’t have a main calendar screen like other manufacturers but what I love about this is the way that people have made do…

Not that kind of bored

By Canonical, 14 March 2010

Inspired by this brilliant picture and wee post over at the Panic Inc. blog I’ve not been able to shake the idea of making a similar status view for us to use when designing Ubuntu and related products. We’re always looking to…

Andalusia deploys 220,000 Ubuntu desktops in schools throughout the region

By Canonical, 13 March 2010

Summary The Andalusian Regional Government, Spain, wanted to improve access to IT in schools throughout the region. It asked IT services company infrastructure to connect 2,000 schools in Andalusia. Isotrol implemented 220,000 Ubuntu-based…

Love it from it’s Lucid ears to little Lucid toeses!

By Canonical, 12 March 2010

I really can’t tell you how exciting a place to be Canonical towers is right now! Yes, it’s hard work keeping up with all the feedback from the community, we’re terrifyingly close to a release and have to deliver final…

Intel, Eucalyptus and Canonical join forces to help user build cloud infrastructures confidently

By Canonical, 11 March 2010

A few weeks ago myself and Dustin Kirkland had the privilege of travelling to the Intel facility in Hillsboro, Oregon to work with Billy Cox, Rekha Raghu, Paul Guermonprez, Trevor Cooper and Kamal Natesan of Intel and Dan Nurmi and Neil…

Those pesky buttons

By Canonical, 10 March 2010

Many of you have been asking for some correspondence regarding the button position in the window manager. Here it is. At Ubuntu we have a golden opportunity not only to make our OS as good as the competition but to make it…

OS X Ubuntu USB Creator

By Canonical, 9 March 2010

I’ve spent some time attempting to make a Cocoa that lets you burn an Ubuntu ISO to a USB memory stick on OS X. I think I’ve got as far as I’m gonna get with it now, sadly. How far I got… The UI…