Microsoft is to offer the ability to easily install and run Ubuntu and other Linux OSes on its Windows Azure cloud computing platform. The move will help Microsoft gain leverage against other cloud service rivals, such as Amazon who already allow for the easy deployment of Linux and Windows.
Canonical are over in Taipei this week for the annual Computex technology convention. And so far it sounds like they're doing great.
Computex is the largest and, arguably, the most exciting technology event in the gadget calendar. But Ubuntu users have an extra reason to be excited about this years show: it marks the first time that Canonical have attended as an exhibitor.
Kubuntu is likely to retain its name, the lead developer Jonathan Riddell has said at UDS. It had been rumoured that legal issues with ownership of the trademark would force Kubuntu and its new financial […]
Ubuntu is on course to ship on 5% of the worlds PCs next year, Canonical's Chris Kenton has revealed. Between 8 and 10 million Ubuntu units shipped 'last year' - a figure is expected to double to 18 million during 'next year'. Which equates to some 5% of the world-wide PC market.
As the Kubuntu Community prepares for changes that come along with their new sponsorship from Blue Systems there is also an active dialogue between Blue Systems and Canonical to go over potential Trademark issues that […]
Little has been heard of Ubuntu's multi-touch framework 'uTouch' of late - but it seems for good reason. The uTouch team have today demoed 'pixel perfect scrolling' in the open-source web-browser Chromium in Ubuntu, a feat made possible by taking advantage of Ubuntu's touch-friendly technology stack. The effort is part of the teams goal of 'adding multitouch and gesture support to major browsers on the Linux desktop.'
There's a new Ubuntu spin in town - but this one isn't for your average Joe. Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix is aimed 'corporate and government institutions evaluating Ubuntu as a desktop solution'.
Canonical will no longer provide financial support to the lead developer of Kubuntu after the April release of Kubuntu 12.04.
Ubuntu TV captured the attention and imaginations of the technology press after its reveal at CES 2012. And rightly so. The demo of Ubuntu TV shown off at the event proved that not only are […]
Canonical have reversed their decision to remove Java from Ubuntu users' machines. Oracle, the owners of Sun Java, retired the 'distributor license' that allows operating system vendors to provide the package to users in August of last year. This change in terms forced Ubuntu's security board to announce that it would be removing Sun JDK package from its 'Partner' repository, and 'upgrading' the official Java release on Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04 with an 'empty' package, thus disabling it. as a 'security measure'.
An Ubuntu tablet will ‘battle’ against Android and iOS Canonical’s CEO Jane Silber has said. And although Ubuntu isn’t running on tablets yet she told Techworld‘s Paul Krill that ‘announcements in that area‘ are to be made later […]