20 posts from March 2012

Ubuntu: helping drive business insight from big data

By Canonical, 13 March 2012

Today, Big Data isn’t just for big companies, and it isn’t just happening on the web. In fact more and more organisations in multiple sectors are recognising its enormous value in terms of gaining new competitive insight. In…

Improving Hardware Support in Ubuntu

By Victor Tuson Palau, 7 March 2012

Anthony Wong, Project Technical Lead at Canonical, presented our process for improving hardware support in Ubuntu at our 2011 Hardware Summit. He did such a good job that I asked him to distill the essence of his presentation into a blog…

Choosing, moving, wallpapers

By Canonical, 6 March 2012

All the way back in January we kicked off the submissions process for the next released of Ubuntu. We did this using Flickr and since then the group has been inundated with over 2,700 submissions! This is an incredible achievement in a…

Notes from the Mobile World Congress 2012

By Canonical, 5 March 2012

Ubuntu and Canonical had a very strong presence at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The main attraction was our Ubuntu for Android prototype that was published just a week earlier. The beautiful cubic pavilion also…

… for human beings

By Mark Shuttleworth, 5 March 2012

The goodness of free software in the hands of humanity – from hard-core engineers to spreadsheet warriors to kids at play to artists dreaming. That’s what we aim for with Ubuntu, and 12.04 LTS beta is looking good!

About Usability Testing – Recruiting

By Canonical, 2 March 2012

Every three months, I conduct benchmark usability testing. I’m calling these tests ‘benchmark testing’ because the aim of these sessions is to measure our progress towards achieving a great user experience with Ubuntu.…

Testing, testing, testing. It prints!

By Canonical, 2 March 2012

Back in 2008 Nick Ellery noticed that the default printer test page used more ink that it really needed to: Bug #298935 (“test print uses far too much ink”). Millions and millions of these pages get printed every year, so any…

Ubuntu for Android success at Mobile World Congress

By Canonical, 1 March 2012

The Ubuntu booth at Mobile World Congress has been a resounding success. In the first two days of the show alone, over 4,000 delegates visited the stand to see the first live views of Ubuntu for Android. The reception has been…