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Canonical updates Ubuntu Landscape management platform

Canonical has enhanced the systems management tool for Ubuntu desktop, servers and cloud instances. Landscape is available as part of Ubuntu Advantage subscription and has been updated with roles-based access control, better compliance reporting, a robust API, bare metal provisioning and enhanced integration with Ubuntu 12.04, the company said.

September 17, 2012 by

Ubuntu aiming for phones and tablets, says Shuttleworth

Mark Shuttleworth, the multi-millionaire space tourist who bankrolls the Ubuntu effort to take Linux to the mass market, says that the company is now targeting "a broader range of form factors … from the phone through the tablet to televisions", thanks to its "touch framework" and Unity user interface. Products are expected in about 18 months, though Canonical was not announcing a schedule.

October 31, 2011 by

Ubuntu eyes smartphone, tablet market

Company behind Linux-based open source operating system, Ubuntu, looking to spread its wings to other form factors including smart TV, says founder, who points to Google's Android as main competitor.

October 30, 2011 by

Dell 'temporarily' cuts online Ubuntu offerings

Dell has cut the online shopping choices it provides to users searching for a laptop pre-installed with Ubuntu.The company now only offers one laptop with pre-installed Linux through its online store — the Dell Latitude 2100, which comes pre-installed with Ubuntu 9.

July 26, 2010 by

No plans for Ubuntu tablet, says Canonical

Reports circulating last week about an Ubuntu tablet-specific OS are not correct, according to Ubuntu sponsor Canonical.The company told ZDNet UK on Friday that while coders are in the ongoing process of developing Ubuntu Light, a pared-down version of its operating system, there were no plans to develop a tablet-specific version of Ubuntu.

June 14, 2010 by

Proprietary software relies on piracy

On Monday I gave my first proper workshop with my gaggle of reclaimed laptops running Ubuntu Linux, under the auspices of my new training company. This marks a shift away from being a front-end web developer to being an educator, sysadmin and entrepeneur.

May 20, 2010 by

Canonical offers humans to Ubuntu-using enterprise

Canonical has introduced a new class of support for enterprises using Ubuntu - the Premium Service Engineer or PSE. Describing PSEs as 'virtual team members' for an enterprise's internal Ubuntu support, the company says that they'll provide direct contact between corporations and the Ubuntu development community, and a path for escalation of 'more complex problems', such as those that occur in cutting-edge situations involving virtualisation and cloud computing.

September 3, 2009 by

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