Topic: open source

“Sometimes the best man for the job isn’t.”

Canonical News, open source, Uncategorised

The social and business value of having a diverse workforce is well documented.  Equally well documented is the relative lack of women in technology, and in open source. At Canonical we are working hard to build a globally diverse workforce. We are well positioned to do so, particularly building on our open source roots, and […]

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Cloud, open source, Server

Today is a big day for Ubuntu and a big day for cloud computing: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is released. Everyone involved with Ubuntu can’t help but be impressed and stirred about the significance of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. We are impressed because Ubuntu is gaining extensive traction outside of the tech luminaries such as Netflix, Snapchat […]

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An insight into supporting OpenStack

Cloud, Engineering, open source, Server

It is pretty well known that most of the OpenStack clouds running in production today are based on Ubuntu. Companies like Comcast, NTT, Deutsche Telekom, Bloomberg and HP all trust Ubuntu Server as the right platform to run OpenStack. A fair proportion of the Ubuntu OpenStack users out there also engage Canonical to provide them […]

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When it comes to cloud and scale out, Ubuntu has the winning model

Cloud, open source

Two of the most frequently asked questions about Ubuntu and Canonical are: * So, just how do you make money when Ubuntu is free? and * Ubuntu is great for developers, but is it really suitable for ‘enterprise use’? We’re trying to do things differently, so we’re not surprised by these questions. What many people […]

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Ubuntu: Web OS of the year…. ….for the 3rd year in a row

Canonical News, Cloud, open source, Server

It is with great pride that we saw Ubuntu winning W3tech’s Operating System of the year award. For those of us that work on Ubuntu, increased adoption is one of the most satisfying results of our work and is the best measure of the if we are doing the right thing or not. What is […]

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Trademarks, community and criticism

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Recently some concerns were expressed by fixubuntu.com, a website focusing on Ubuntu privacy, about a routine trademark enforcement email that Canonical sent. We want to provide some context around this issue. In Ubuntu we cherish an open and diverse discourse, and we welcome differing and challenging views and perspectives; it is the cornerstone of our […]

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Ubuntu the challenger?

Cloud, open source, Server, Ubuntu Advantage

When it comes to using Linux on an enterprise server, Ubuntu is generally seen as the new challenger in a market dominated by established vendors specifically targeting enterprises. However, we are seeing signs that this is changing. The W3Techs data showing Ubuntu’s continued growth as a platform for online scale-out infrastructure is becoming well known, […]

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UbuntuKylin steals the show at OCOW Summit

Canonical News, Desktop, open source

UbuntuKylin was awarded the Number 1 China Open Source Project for 2013 at the eighth Open Source China – Open Source World Summit in Beijing at Beihang University.

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Taking the ‘fun’ out of OpenStack

Cloud, open source, Server

“May you live in interesting times.” This Chinese proverb probably resonates well with teams running OpenStack in production over the last 18 months. But, at the OpenStack Summit in Portland, Ubuntu and Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth demonstrated that life is going to get much less ‘interesting’ for people running OpenStack and that is a good […]

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Ubuntu helped set the stage for today’s inauguration

Cloud, open source

Today’s inauguration of Barack Obama to his second term provides a good opportunity to look back at last year’s campaign and appreciate it in a bit more detail. We’ll skip discussion of the adverts, polls, photo ops, sound bites, political theatre and even the much appreciated informed debate on the issues, and focus instead on […]

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