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30 posts from August 2015

Guests in Ubuntu OpenStack: ODS Vancouver

By James Donner, 14 August 2015

A key theme of IaaS is that Guests are what makes the compute part of IaaS interesting. And, as Dustin Kirkland suggests in his OpenStack Summit keynote, “It’s a variety of guests that keep it interesting” – like…

7iSolutions joins Charm Partner Programme

By Canonical, 14 August 2015

Canonical is excited to announce that 7iSolutions has joined the Charm Partner Programme. Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju; enabling instant…

Meet Mycroft: Open Source Artificial Intelligence Powered by Snappy

By Maarten Ectors, 14 August 2015

This is a guest post by the Mycroft team as part of “the startup stories”, a series of blog posts about how and why innovative companies are using Ubuntu technology. If you work in technology you’ve probably had this dream. You…

France Labs joins the Charm Partner Programme

By Canonical, 13 August 2015

Canonical is excited to announce that France Labs has joined the Charm Partner Programme. Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju; enabling…

Ubuntu and LXD at ContainerCon 2015

By Dustin Kirkland, 12 August 2015

Canonical is delighted to sponsor ContainerCon 2015, a Linux Foundation event in Seattle next week, August 17-19, 2015. It’s quite exciting to see the A-list of sponsors, many of them newcomers to this particular technology, teaming…

How Netflix tunes Ubuntu on EC2

By Jorge O. Castro, 11 August 2015

One of the nice things about having Netflix running Ubuntu is that the community can take advantage of the lessons they learn about running services at scale. I had the pleasure of attending Brendan Gregg’s Linux Profiling at Netflix…

Ubuntu One file syncing code Open Sourced

By Canonical, 10 August 2015

Today, we’re happy to be open sourcing the biggest piece of our Ubuntu One file syncing service. The code we’re releasing is the server side of what desktop clients connected to when syncing local or remote changes. This is code where most…

Golden Ratio calculated to 2 trillion digits, on Ubuntu, in the Cloud

By Dustin Kirkland, 10 August 2015

The Golden Ratio is one of the oldest and most visible irrational numbers known to humanity.  Pi is perhaps more famous, but the Golden Ratio is found in more of our art, architecture, and culture throughout human history.I think of…

BQ goes global with Ubuntu

By Canonical, 10 August 2015

The successful European launches of the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition and it’s slightly larger brother, the BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition, have seen the appetite for Ubuntu phones grow the world over.

Celebrate the new Film Scope with DJ Yoda

By Amrisha Prashar, 7 August 2015

With the launch of the new Film Scope on the Ubuntu phone, users can now watch movie trailers, read reviews and discover film choices. We’ve managed to get Sci-Fi fan and famous DJ Yoda on-board to be part of a new competition we’re…

Vanilla: Creating a modular Sass library

By Robin Winslow, 5 August 2015

We recently introduced Vanilla framework, a light-weight styling framework which is intended to replace the old Guidelines framework as the basis for our Ubuntu and Canonical branded sites and others. One of the reasons we created Vanilla…

The first app-enabled spider

By Maarten Ectors, 5 August 2015

If you are into robot spiders then the erle-spider is something to look forward to. It will be the first app-enabled Snappy Ubuntu Core and ROS powered robot spider. Curious to see what people will do with it…