Topic: open source

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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Cloud Model Checklist

Cloud, open source

You have critical decisions ahead as you take your first steps into cloud computing. One of them will be whether to build a private cloud infrastructure in your own data centre, make use of one of the public cloud services offered by vendors like Amazon, Rackspace and HP, or combine the two in a ‘hybrid […]

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Catch the cloud with OpenStack webinars

Canonical News, Cloud, open source

OpenStack, your foundation for Cloud computing 14 November 2012 at 4pm GMT   The open cloud, based on OpenStack, is fast becoming one of the most popular cloud platforms. OpenStack delivers open standards, modularity and scalability, and avoids vendor lock-in. Join this webinar to find out why OpenStack is surging ahead, learn about the OpenStack […]

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Introducing Ubuntu Web Apps: setting the web free of the browser

Canonical News, Desktop, open source

These days, we spend more time online – working with docs, email, music and occasionally even accessing social media. But, our online and desktop experiences have been disjointed. We give applications the full run of our desktops, where they have their own icons and windows, but we trap the whole Internet inside one overworked application, […]

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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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Make your voice heard in the open standards debate

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If you’re a keen follower of all things open source, you might already know about the UK Government’s consultation on open software standards. In short, the Government wants to reduce its IT costs and improve interoperability across all its departments and agencies; sensible aims, indeed. It is therefore considering making the adoption of open standards […]

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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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World Hosting Day Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution with Ubuntu

Cloud, open source, Server

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 […]

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