Will Cooke

Director Of Engineering - Ubuntu Desktop

Will leads the team working on the Ubuntu desktop at Canonical. He has a diverse background originally specialising in data networks and global communications systems and has provided consultancy to clients such as BT, Verizon, Inmarsat and Schlumberger. Will has been using and contributing to Ubuntu since 2005 and in 2015 he was recognised as an Ubuntu Member. He has three kids, plays golf badly and is a member of The Royal Institution of Great Britain.

40 posts by Will Cooke

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19.04 ‘Disco Dingo’ now available as optimised desktop image for Hyper-V

By Will Cooke on 7 May 2019

Running Ubuntu as a virtual machine continues to be a popular way to use the desktop. Back in September 2018 we announced the availability of optimised 18.04 LTS desktop images for Microsoft’s Hyper-V gallery bring a host of benefits…

Running Ubuntu as a virtual machine continues to be a popular way to use the desktop. Back in September 2018 we announced the availability of optimised 18.04 LTS desktop images for Microsoft’s Hyper-V gallery bring a host of benefits…

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Welcome Ubuntu Desktop 18.10

By Will Cooke on 19 October 2018

The Cosmic Cuttlefish has arrived. Ubuntu 18.10 is out and represents the first step on the road to the next LTS in April 2020. This release of Ubuntu comes with 9 months of support and brings the latest update to the GNOME stack,…

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Optimised Ubuntu Desktop images available in Microsoft Hyper-V gallery

By Will Cooke on 17 September 2018

Today we’re very pleased to announce that an optimised Ubuntu Desktop image is available from the Hyper-V gallery. This will give an optimum experience when running Ubuntu Desktop as a guest on a Windows 10 Pro desktop host. From the…

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Breeze through Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

By Will Cooke on 27 April 2018

The Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is here!  It’s been a busy six months for the desktop team, and indeed for everyone working on Ubuntu.  We’ve been working on making sure that your upgrade from previous releases is…