IBM is to buy open source software company Red Hat in a $34 billion deal — the biggest in Linux and open-source history. Red Hat is best known as a Linux company, offering both Red Hat […]
The launch of Amazon Linux 2 marks Amazon's most concerted foray in to the enterprise yet, a move that is some suggest fear will see it compete against Red Hat.
MellowPlayer is a Qt cloud music app for Linux, Windows and Mac. Never heard of it? I can’t say I had, either. But a reader of this site, and a fan of MellowPlayer, asked if […]
Work is underway on a new way to integrate cloud storage providers with Nautilus, delivering a more consistent and uniform experience.
Tresorit for Linux is an end-to-end encrypted file sharing service that allows teams to collaborate securely and easily. Or so says the press release that landed in my inbox a few days ago. I generally […]
It integrates web-based music players with the Ubuntu desktop and in its next release Nuvola music player is set to get even better. From new extensions and music services, to nifty features that make using it more enjoyable, here are our pick of the top 5 new features currently available to try in the most recent beta release.
See the bar of innovation? Ubuntu has just raised it again with the unveiling of new 'web apps' feature to debut in Ubuntu 12.10. The feature allows webapps, sites and services to integrate directly into the Ubuntu desktop to take advantage of Ubuntu technology such as the app menu, the HUD, the Messaging Menu, Sound Menu, Quicklists, etc
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.
Back in November of last year, after over four enjoyable years at Canonical, I was approached by Eucalyptus and joined their team shortly thereafter. And, as the Debian/Ubuntu Release Engineer for Eucalyptus, I am happy and proud to announce our first Alpha packages for our 3.1 release.
Last week we hit Feature Freeze. This is the big date that all developer dread the most. Now features and new upstream versions have to have landed, everything else will be a matter the release team has to decide upon. We are rushing towards release with UI Freeze and Beta Freeze coming up next week. Exciting times!
For Ubuntu 11.04 Canonical will be offering a 'try before you download' test drive of Ubuntu in the cloud. Simply by signing into the cloud website with your Single Sign On account you can spend 15 minutes poking around the stock Ubuntu desktop to see what all the fuss is about. Ahead of that launch, tentatively scheduled for next Tuesday, Canonical are running a 'live open trial' for 24 hours in order to ensure everything scales, works and runs well.
This weeks Ubuntu Developer Day held in Bangalore, India, was home to a few juicy news highlights...