Displaying items by tag: Canonical

The head of Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, claims it recorded a profit of US$175 million (A$237.7 million) in 2021 and is likely to undertake an IPO in 2023.

Published in Open Source
Tuesday, 05 October 2021 10:50

More Kubernetes support on Equinix Metal

Digital infrastructure provider Equinix has announced expanded support for Kubernetes on Equinix Metal.

Published in Data Centres

The outcome of a general resolution proposed by the Debian GNU/Linux project, to decide how to react to the return of Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman to the board, will be known on 17 April, with voting now underway.

Published in Open Source

Open-source file syncing and sharing software company Nextcloud has teamed up with Canonical, the firm behind Ubuntu, and online office productivity suite provider Collabora to offer a content creation solution on the ARM platform.

Published in Cloud

The release of version 2.0.0 by the OpenZFS project has some crowing as though some revolutionary new software, which will bring benefits to world+dog, has landed.

Published in Open Sauce

Fourteen companies have joined a group of 10 others in pledging not to indulge in harsh tactics to enforce open-source licences and adopting a deal known as the GPL Co-operation Commitment.

Published in Open Source

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, has disabled downloads of its latest version, 17.10, released in October, due to reports of it corrupting the BIOS on some laptops, mainly Lenovo models.

Published in Open Source

San Francisco-based computer manufacturer Purism has exceeded its target of raising US$1.5 million to build the world's first smartphone based on free software. It will be known as the Librem 5.

Published in Mobility

A developer who worked with the Ubuntu Phone project has outlined the reasons for its failure, painting a picture of confusion, poor communication and lack of technical and marketing foresight.

Published in Open Source

Security updates for the Ubuntu phone will end in June, and the app store that caters to the users of this device will shut its doors by the end of the year.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 07 April 2017 12:28

Ubuntu phone: perhaps it was too good to last

The demise of the Ubuntu phone will not affect hundreds of millions, or even a much smaller multiple of that number.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 06 April 2017 07:16

Canonical declares Ubuntu phone is dead

Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has announced that the company will be stopping the development of its phones and tablets, and reverting back to the GNOME desktop for its Linux distribution.

Published in Mobility

An Apple patent application which was published on Thursday shows the company is contemplating a shell device which can accommodate either an iPhone or iPad and provide a complete device similar to a MacBook.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 09 January 2017 11:14

Firmware updates for Ubuntu phones on hold

Ubuntu phone users will be stuck with their current firmware for a while as the company has no plans to issue another over-the-air update until it switches package formats, according to Pat McGowan, an employee of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 16 December 2016 09:44

Flaky Wi-Fi is an annoyance on the Ubuntu phone

Developers of the Ubuntu Phone operating system should get their act in order and start making one of the most basic features required for a smartphone work without constant manual intervention.

Published in Open Sauce

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, has said it plans to sue an European cloud provider for distributing unofficial images of its cloud distribution despite several warnings.

Published in Cloud

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, has announced that it will provide a live kernel patching services for version 16.04 which was released in April.

Published in Open Source
Friday, 14 October 2016 08:12

Ubuntu 16.10 hits download servers

The latest version of the Ubuntu GNU/Linux operating system has been released and is available for download.

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:30

Canonical releases major update for Ubuntu Touch

Canonical has released a major update for its Ubuntu Touch operating system that is used on Ubuntu phones and tablets.

Published in Mobility

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