Posts from March 2012

  • Blog: Ubuntu User Surveys 2012 – Part 4 and Final

    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 the respondents and whenever they adopted Ubuntu. Curiosity was almost equally as important, and […]

  • Blog: Ubuntu User Surveys 2012 – Part 3

    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 products announced and likelihood to purchase Ubuntu pre-installed. As usual where […]

  • Blog: Ubuntu User Surveys 2012 – Part 2

    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 discovered Ubuntu and installed it. How long have you used Ubuntu? I wanted […]

  • Blog: Ubuntu User Surveys 2012 – Part 1

    Ok, we got a lot of response to the user survey poll, so thank you to everybody that took part. I will publish access to all the results through the fantastic Survermonkey site on Monday, but to make it easier to digest, I’ll split the results out over three blog posts. Before I delve into […]

  • Blog: World Hosting Day Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution with Ubuntu

    At World Hosting Day in Germany today, Dell announced its partnering with Canonical to deliver and support Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution with Ubuntu in the UK, Germany and China. This is a great opportunity for enterprise customers who want to deploy their own private clouds with the same features and capabilities as public clouds. So whether […]

  • Blog: Ubuntu Cloud Day in India – April 4th, Bangalore

    Ubuntu Cloud Day is Canonical’s first Cloud event in Bangalore. With keynote speeches from various members of the Canonical team and a more focussed technical delivery, the event is aimed at engineers and developers with a professional interest in using Ubuntu Cloud as a developer tool, along with those with a keen interest in developing […]

  • Blog: Official Ubuntu Cloud Guest from Canonical Now Available on Amazon EC2

    We’re pleased to announce that official Ubuntu Cloud Guest Images are now listed on the Amazon EC2 quick start. Users can now find and launch official Ubuntu Cloud Guest Images right from the Amazon EC2 management console. This significantly simplifies access to Ubuntu on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and provides users with more options for […]

  • Blog: Improving Hardware Support in Ubuntu

    Anthony Wong, Project Technical Lead at Canonical, presented our process for improving hardware support in Ubuntu at our 2011 Hardware Summit.  He did such a good job that I asked him to distill the essence of his presentation into a blog post. This is what he had to say: Ubuntu has always been dedicated to […]

  • Blog: Ubuntu for Android success at Mobile World Congress

    The Ubuntu booth at Mobile World Congress has been a resounding success. In the first two days of the show alone, over 4,000 delegates visited the stand to see the first live views of Ubuntu for Android. The reception has been overwhelmingly positive among hardware manufacturers and operators, and indeed among hundreds of individuals and […]