18 posts from April 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS aims to conquer the enterprise desktop

By Canonical, 26 April 2012

Aimed at the enterprise desktop, the new Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is the only operating system to combine a free, open-source platform with five years of guaranteed updates and the option of commercial support. Thanks to Unity, its unique GUI,…

Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS: certified, available and ready for the hyperscale world

By Canonical, 26 April 2012

Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS: certified, available and ready for the hyperscale world Available for download now, Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS combines the Essex release of OpenStack cloud infrastructure and Canonical's new Metal as a Service…

A Précis for Precise

By Jane Silber, 24 April 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS will be released to the world this Thursday and it’s going to be fantastic. We’ve known for quite a while that Ubuntu is not only beautiful, but also usable and robust for individuals and a great platform for app…

Speakers confirmed for the Ubuntu Cloud Summit

By Cezzaine Zaher, 20 April 2012

The first Ubuntu Cloud Summit, hosted by Canonical and Redmonk, takes place in Oakland, California on May 8th and the speakers are now confirmed. It promises to be a riveting day for anyone interested in cloud strategy. If you haven’t…

Make your voice heard in the open standards debate

By Jane Silber, 20 April 2012

If you’re a keen follower of all things open source, you might already know about the UK Government’s consultation on open software standards. In short, the Government wants to reduce its IT costs and improve interoperability across all…

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS certified on HP ProLiant servers: computing for the hyperscale era

By Mark Baker, 19 April 2012

Today, Canonical and HP announced that Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS is to be certified and supported by HP on its Proliant Systems: This is a…

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server to be certified, supported on HP ProLiant systems

By Canonical, 19 April 2012

Companies to target hyperscale, cloud and big data customers Canonical today announced the imminent certification and support of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, a leading Linux-based server operating system, on select HP ProLiant servers. Ubuntu drivers…

Watch out for Ubuntu! The E-Pebble smartwatch

By Canonical, 19 April 2012

In the year 2000 IBM showed off the WatchPad, a computer on your wrist, but one perhaps ahead of its time and still needing a little bit of design-love. Of course, we love highlighting beautiful design when it does finally come along, and…

Berlin: Typobau: Ubuntu Arabic Ausstellung/Exhibition

By Canonical, 19 April 2012

Some of original sketches for Ubuntu Arabic are about to go on display in Berlin! We’ve talked before about the work done by Rayan Abdullah on drawing and designing the original calligraphy behind the Ubuntu Arabic for the Ubuntu…

Configuring Keystone in OpenStack (Essex)

By Canonical, 16 April 2012

Keystone is an identity service written in Python that provides a pluggable back end, designed to support various protocols for authentication and authorisation (Basic Auth, OAuth, and OpenID, to give a few examples). Simply put, it allows…

System status menu refinements in Ubuntu 12.10

By Matthew Paul Thomas, 13 April 2012

For Ubuntu 12.04, we’re planning to merge the user and system menus, make major changes to the messaging menu, introduce a new sync menu, and retire the printing status menu. There are plenty of smaller changes you can help out with, too.

Canonical is Headline Sponsor of the OpenStack Design Summit & Conference

By Cezzaine Zaher, 13 April 2012

Canonical is proud to be one of the headline sponsors of the OpenStack Design Summit & Conference next week in San Francsico. Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth will be presenting at the conference on April 19th. Mark’s…