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20 posts from March 2012

Ubuntu User Surveys 2012 – Part 4 and Final

By Canonical, 29 March 2012

I wanted to know what the reasons were for people choosing Ubuntu. After all there are other better-known choices out there. For the respondents across all three surveys, open source stood out as the key attribute, true whatever the age of…

Ubuntu User Surveys 2012 – Part 3

By Canonical, 27 March 2012

So as promised let’s take a look a the next set of results from the Ubuntu Survey. I am going to bundle together the broader world of Ubuntu looking at other OSes people use, Ubuntu One usage, whether people are interested in the new…

Holistic UI is smarter UX

By Mark Shuttleworth, 27 March 2012

It’s only by looking at the whole, that we can design great experiences. And only by building a community of both system and application developers that care about the whole, that we can make those designs real.

The Pangolin wallpaper selection takes flight

By Canonical, 23 March 2012

For another cycle a selection of images has been put forward for inclusion in Ubuntu. As there have been some questions on other blogs about the process I thought it was worth doing a quick refresher. Each release we ask the community…

Ubuntu User Surveys 2012 – Part 2

By Canonical, 22 March 2012

Yesterday we looked at the demographics of the respondents to the survey and some observations about the validity of the date. I recommend you read that post first. Today though we are going to dive a little more into how people first…

Ubuntu User Surveys 2012 – Part 1

By Canonical, 21 March 2012

Ok, we got a lot of response to the user survey poll, so thank you to everybody that took part. I will publish access to all the results through the fantastic Survermonkey site on Monday, but to make it easier to digest, I’ll split the…

World Hosting Day Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution with Ubuntu

By Canonical, 21 March 2012

At World Hosting Day in Germany today, Dell announced its partnering with Canonical to deliver and support Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution with Ubuntu in the UK, Germany and China. This is a great opportunity for enterprise customers…

Ubuntu Cloud Day in India – April 4th, Bangalore

By Canonical, 19 March 2012

Ubuntu Cloud Day is Canonical’s first Cloud event in Bangalore. With keynote speeches from various members of the Canonical team and a more focussed technical delivery, the event is aimed at engineers and developers with a…

Task switching in Ubuntu, and a introduction to ‘The Spread’

By Canonical, 16 March 2012

Introduction to task switching A key part of any operating system user interface is how it enables the user to switch between multiple tasks. In most desktop operating systems tasks are encapsulated into windows, and the most frequently…

Official Ubuntu Cloud Guest from Canonical Now Available on Amazon EC2

By nickbarcet, 14 March 2012

We’re pleased to announce that official Ubuntu Cloud Guest Images are now listed on the Amazon EC2 quick start. Users can now find and launch official Ubuntu Cloud Guest Images right from the Amazon EC2 management console. This…

Ubuntu Server: the best choice for business

By Canonical, 13 March 2012

Leading Linux-based operating system Ubuntu Server is engineered to support the needs of business in 21st century. In this why paper we look at 11 top reasons why we think Ubuntu is the ideal choice of operating system to support…

Ubuntu and Hadoop: the perfect match

By Canonical, 13 March 2012

In many fields of IT, there are always stand-out technologies. This is definitely the case in the Big Data space, where Hadoop is leading the way. However, without the right technology to underpin it, distributed Hadoop storage and…