Topic: open source

Unity, and Ubuntu Light

Canonical News, Desktop, open source

A few months ago we took on the challenge of building a version of Ubuntu for the dual-boot, instant-on market. We wanted to be surfing the web in under 10 seconds, and give people a fantastic web experience. We also wanted it to be possible to upgrade from that limited usage model to a full […]

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Ubuntu Server and Apache Tomcat – refreshed and supported together with MuleSoft

Engineering, open source, Server

Earlier this year, MuleSoft approached us with the desire to partner and offer to work with Canonical to improve our default java container, Tomcat, for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server. The idea was to make Tomcat on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS easier to download, install, and configure on Ubuntu than JBOSS is on RHEL. The Ubuntu Server […]

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Matt Asay joins Canonical as COO

Canonical News, open source

We are delighted to welcome Matt Asay to the Canonical fold, taking up the role of Chief Operating Officer with immediate effect. The details can be found in the press release. Matt has also written about the new challenge in his Open Road blog. So all that remains to say here is how much the […]

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2009 Ubuntu Server Edition user survey

Engineering, open source, Server

The Ubuntu Server Team wants to know how you use Ubuntu Server Edition in day-to-day operations to help the team prioritize the support and development of the product.  This is the second edition of this initiative which was first introduced in 2008. In an effort to better understand, support and further the Ubuntu Server Edition […]

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Google Chrome OS and Canonical

Desktop, open source

Congratulations to Google on the open sourcing of Google Chrome OS When Chrome OS was announced in June we saw this as a positive development, bringing choice to the consumer. We considered how open source development is as much about co-operation as it is about competition. Google have made it clear that they are keen […]

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MySQL is using Bazaar and Launchpad for their source code

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Now this is exciting news: MySQL is now using Bazaar and Launchpad for their source code! Both the main MySQL server code and the code for many ancilliary projects have been converted to Bazaar, and are published on Launchpad. Bazaar is a distributed version control system that Just Works and adapts to the workflows you […]

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Changes to Gobuntu

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The Gobuntu development team would like to announce that after 8.04 release of Gobuntu, the project will aim to merge many of the Gobuntu changes into mainline Ubuntu, such as our “Free Software Only” installer option which only installs software considered free by the Free Software Foundation’s definition of software freedom. This installer option now […]

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