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Snap interview with Krita

By Michael Hall on 4 October 2016

This is the second in a series of interviews with Snap adopters, you can read the first interview here. If you have an interesting snap story to tell, please contact me. I’ve always been a big fan of Krita, so when I started working…

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Snap interview with Rocket.Chat

By Michael Hall on 27 September 2016

Snap packaging has been gaining a lot of momentum recently, from desktop apps to cloud services, and everything in between. To learn more about the people and projects that are building snaps Michael Hall, Ubuntu Community Manager, reached…

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Apache Bigtop and Juju: a charming approach to big data

By Jorge O. Castro on 7 June 2016

Juju users have been enjoying our collection of Big Data charms for over two years. During this time, we’ve learned a lot about what our users want from this complex corner of big software. The Apache Bigtop community distills best…

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The new simplicity to consume DPDK

By Christian Ehrhardt on 5 May 2016

DPDK is a fast moving project comprised of a set of libraries and drivers for fast packet processing. It utilizes polling threads, huge pages, numa locality and multi core processing to achieve low latencies and a high packet processing…

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Flexwebhosting spins up services in record time with Canonical

By Alexia Emmanoulopoulou on 14 March 2016

Flexwebhosting is one of the largest web hosting providers in the Netherlands with over 60,000 customers and houses over 6,500 web servers in different data centers in Amsterdam. Working with Canonical and choosing its managed cloud…

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MAAS 1.9: Taking bare-metal beyond “minimal provisioning”

By Christian Reis on 20 January 2016

Complex node configuration now fully supported, including NIC bonding, tagged VLANs, bcache, LVM, software RAID devices and more One of the (only somewhat unsung) heroes in the MAAS user community is Ante Karamatić. Ante is the lead of a…

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Diving into Juju

By Adam Israel on 24 November 2015

In my last post, I introduced you to Juju and talked about how it could help you. Now I’d like to walk you through some real world examples of Juju in action. Workloads Bundles are used to represent workloads. Bundles can be simple,…

Dell’s Ubuntu based Developer laptop just got better

By Canonical on 18 February 2013

Dell announced today an updated XPS 13, preloaded with Ubuntu, which has a full high-definition 1080p display. It will be available for sale in the USA and Canada, but as part of this update Dell will also be making it available in parts…

Ubuntu User Surveys 2012 – Part 4 and Final

By Canonical on 29 March 2012

I wanted to know what the reasons were for people choosing Ubuntu. After all there are other better-known choices out there. For the respondents across all three surveys, open source stood out as the key attribute, true whatever the age of…

Ubuntu User Surveys 2012 – Part 3

By Canonical on 27 March 2012

So as promised let’s take a look a the next set of results from the Ubuntu Survey. I am going to bundle together the broader world of Ubuntu looking at other OSes people use, Ubuntu One usage, whether people are interested in the new…

Ubuntu User Surveys 2012 – Part 2

By Canonical on 22 March 2012

Yesterday we looked at the demographics of the respondents to the survey and some observations about the validity of the date. I recommend you read that post first. Today though we are going to dive a little more into how people first…