Topic: Desktop

An update on Ubuntu and Secure Boot

Desktop, open source

In October 2011, Canonical discussed our activities and recommendations related to Secure Boot, including recommendations for OEMs. Since that time, we have continued to consult industry partners, the technical community and users on the topic. Today’s post provides an update on how Ubuntu will implement Secure Boot for 12.10. The Secure Boot portion of the […]

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Another major game platform to support Ubuntu; Unity 4 to support Ubuntu

Canonical News, Desktop

Unity Technologies announced Monday that the next version of Unity will support publishing to Ubuntu. This is fantastic news because it will enable developers to deliver their new and existing games to Ubuntu users very easily. The Unity 4 game engine delivers new features like the Mecanim animation technology and a boost in game fidelity […]

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Dell Extends Ubuntu Retail into India

Canonical News, Desktop

Back in October 2011 we launched a joint initiative with Dell in China to sell machines pre-loaded with Ubuntu through their retail stores. The stores featured Ubuntu on a wide range of Dell computers, carried Ubuntu branded marketing collateral in-store, had trained staff positioning the benefits and advantages of Ubuntu to consumers and were supported […]

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Humble Indie Bundle 5 comes to the Ubuntu Software Centre

Canonical News, Desktop, Partners

Good news for Ubuntu gamers! We’re excited to be partnering with the Humble Indie Bundle for their newest collection of incredible games, which is available now. This means that following the purchase of the games from Humble Bundle, Ubuntu users will be able to install their games on Ubuntu more easily than ever, using the […]

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A UDS restrospective

Canonical News, Cloud, Desktop, Engineering, Server

The Ubuntu Developer Summit  last week was an incredible event. The energy, excitement and passion around Ubuntu was palpable in the sessions, hallways and the neighbouring streets and restaurants. (The riot police were there for the Occupy protest, not UDS!) Over 650 attendees came from all over the world, the local environs, and we even […]

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The new Business Desktop Remix is out now

Canonical News, Desktop

Today, we released the latest version of the Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix, based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Most businesses deploying Ubuntu on corporate desktops perform a similar set of tasks – from removing consumer-focused applications and integrating with existing infrastructure, to installing commercial software for application virtualisation. Designed for corporate and government organisations evaluating Ubuntu […]

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A Précis for Precise

Canonical News, Cloud, Desktop, Server, Services

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS will be released to the world this Thursday and it’s going to be fantastic. We’ve known for quite a while that Ubuntu is not only beautiful, but also usable and robust for individuals and a great platform for app developers. Those traditions continue in 12.04, with the added bonus of long term […]

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Ubuntu User Surveys 2012 – Part 4 and Final

Desktop, open source

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 […]

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Introducing the Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix, by Canonical

Canonical News, Desktop

Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix based on Ubuntu 11.10 is now available for corporate and government institutions evaluating Ubuntu as a desktop solution. The combination of Ubuntu’s ease of use, outstanding free software applications, certified commercial apps, and Canonical’s management solution makes for a compelling enterprise desktop scenario that saves time and money while keeping users […]

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Canonical at CES, Las Vegas, 10th – 13th January 2012

Canonical News, Cloud, Desktop

Canonical will have a presence at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, from the 10th – 13th January. The booth, in the Upper Level of South Hall 4, is at location 35379 within the Las Vegas Convention Center. On display will be the latest in Desktop, Cloud and demonstrations on Ubuntu One, plus […]

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