More posts about “Canonical”

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Ubuntu Heading to TVs, Smartphones and Tablets

In an interview with ZDNets Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has spoken of plans to bring Ubuntu to mobile devices, tablets and TVs. In his pre-UDS chat with ZDNet, Shuttleworth said called the move ‘a […]

30 October 2011
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Canonical Seek To Allay Windows 8 ‘Secure Boot’ Fears

Canonical, along with Red Hat, have today published a white paper on the potential implications, and benefits, of "Secure boot" for Linux.

28 October 2011

In-Store Ubuntu Displays, PCs Come to China

Imagine walking into a PC store and being greeted by a large Ubuntu-branded display with a host of Ubuntu-powered devices for sale. Well, if you're a PC-seeking shopper in China you'll have over ample opportunity to see just such a display, as Canonical's new retail partnership with Dell puts Ubuntu-powered machines in over 200 stores across the country.

27 October 2011
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop To Be Supported for Five Years

Next April’s release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS will provide desktop users with five years of support and maintenance releases Canonical have announced. Previous ‘Long Term Support’ releases provided 3 years of support for desktop users, […]

21 October 2011
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Official Ubuntu 11.10 CDs Go On Sale

The official CDs for Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server and Kubuntu 11.10 have gone on sale in the Canonical Store.

10 October 2011

‘What Makes Ubuntu 11.10 So Great?’ Video

That's the question that the latest video "ad" uploaded to the official Ubuntu YouTube promo channel video asks, and then answers it by showing off a slick overview of some of Ubuntu 11.10's key features.

7 October 2011

Official Oneiric T-Shirts Appear in Ubuntu Shop

The Canonical Store has seen some new Ubuntu-branded wearables added to is shelves. Amongst them are the official Ubuntu 11.10 t-shirts in both male and female versions, a sleek slate-grey Ubuntu polo, and a svelte looking ladies Ubuntu hoody.

4 October 2011
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Ubuntu App Developer Portal Released, Wants To Help You Develop Apps For Ubuntu

After several months of work, the Ubuntu Developer Portal aims to help new developers get familiar with the technologies, frameworks and process for developing rich applications for the Ubuntu platform. It features help videos, links to resources, and instructions on how to get started, and for developers with an application already published in the Software Center, a dashboard for tracking downloads or sales, and allows information for the application (like the screenshot, description, name) to be altered.

27 September 2011

Our Top Five Ubuntu Store Items

We all love a bit of branding right? ("Cows say no" - the world) Canonical have a tonne of ready-made merchandise readily purchasable from their on-line store. Whilst the cost of postage in the store doesn't come cheap, you are allowed to treat yourself sometime... Below are my favourite five items readily available form the store.

16 August 2011
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Ubuntu One Hits One Million Users, Upgrades Free Storage to 5GB

Ubuntu One has increased the amount of free storage given to users of its basic plan from 2GB to 5GB. The upgrade will be applied to all user accounts on the basic plan, which has been renamed 'Ubuntu One Free'.

28 July 2011
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Ubuntu Software Centre 5.0 Designs Hint At Great Things to Come…

The Canonical design team are currently hard at work designing, testing, evaluating new layouts for the Ubuntu Software Centre version 5.0. Their work so far has resulted in three highly impressive mock-ups of Ubuntu Software Store interfaces heavily featuring an aggregated set of features that are par-the-course for Application Stores across various platforms.

15 June 2011
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[Video] Ubuntu Developer Portal gets previewed

One of the many criticisms that the Ubuntu Software Centre has come under since its launch is how difficult it's been to get paid, commercial applications submitted for inclusion in the Paid Apps section. Ever since we released Volley Brawl a couple of months ago, I've had numerous emails from publishers and developers asking me "how on earth did you do that?! We've been trying to contact Canonical for months now to get [game] into the Software Center to no avail." Thankfully it's a problem Canonical are all to aware of, so they've been working on a Developer Portal similar to that of the Android Market or iOS App Store. Developers or publishers can submit their app, add a title, description, price, category and more.

4 June 2011