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Trimming the fat from the Ubuntu online tour

By Barry McGee on 2 February 2016

Maybe, like me, you seen more of the inside of your gym in January than you had for the six months previous. New year, new diet, new me.. or something like that. A big creeping problem in recent years is that websites have been on an all…

Maybe, like me, you seen more of the inside of your gym in January than you had for the six months previous. New year, new diet, new me.. or something like that. A big creeping problem in recent years is that websites have been on an all…

Helsinki SDK sprint

By Femma on 10 December 2015

We arrived in Helsinki on Sunday evening, ready to start our week long SDK sprint on Monday. Our hotel was in a nice location, by the sea. The work stuff The SDK is a core part of Ubuntu and provides an array of components and flexibility…

We arrived in Helsinki on Sunday evening, ready to start our week long SDK sprint on Monday. Our hotel was in a nice location, by the sea. The work stuff The SDK is a core part of Ubuntu and provides an array of components and flexibility…

Keynotes from my first PyCon – friendly and inspiring

By Robin Winslow on 7 October 2015

Last weekend I went to my first Pycon, my second conference in a fortnight. The conference runs from Friday to Monday, with 3 days of talks followed by one day of “sprints”, which is basically a hack day. PyCon has a code of…

Python learnings from PyCon

By Robin Winslow on 7 October 2015

The weekend before last, I went to PyCon UK 2015. I already wrote about the keynotes, which were more abstract. Here I’m going to talk about the other talks I saw, which were generally more technical or at least had more to do with…

Cloud and server

Ubuntu Online Tour

By Anthony Dillon on 9 August 2012

We realise that changing Operating System (OS) is a big thing for anyone thinking of testing something out. That becomes a huge barrier for people trying out Ubuntu for the first time and seeing if they like it. As a member of the web team…

History of the Alphabet (Hebrew, Greek, Cyrillic, Latin, Arabic)

By Canonical on 22 August 2011

The BBC just put up a five-minute audio slideshow “The story of how we got our alphabets” about the development of western writing, starting in 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia with various attempts at proto-writing systems and then Cuneiform…