The extension to Google Cloud Platform means that Ubuntu is now certified for "every major public cloud," following deployments for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
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Collaboration between Canonical and Microsoft has certified plugins that let Windows Server run as a guest operating system on Ubuntu and OpenStack.
Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth announces that Ubuntu Linux bug #1 -- "Microsoft has a majority market share" -- is closed. Rather than simply boasting of Linux's victory, Shuttleworth offers an olive branch.
Microsoft announced support for Linux in its Azure cloud service on Wednesday, and received some praise for its effort. Ubuntu's multimillionaire funder, Mark Shuttleworth, has described the service as "impressive", adding: "I highly recommend you try it.
Azure, which has until now been more of a platform-as-a-service offering, is now developing an infrastructure-as-a-service side as well
The country is making headway on a pilot scheme to move public-sector bodies from proprietary to free and open-source software, though Oracle and other products could create hurdles
The many incarnations and distributions of open-source operating systems such as Linux, Red Hat and Ubuntu have received widespread acclaim for years, but is the penguin catching on in corporate Australia? Or is it being left out in the cold?
A Canonical executive has said it would be unrealistic for Ubuntu to try to displace Microsoft from the desktop, but Linux is flourishing among those who 'live in the browser'
What a wonderful way to start a week! Pop over to the Dell Ubuntu web page, and smile, smile, smile.
Today's themese: Facebook simplifies its privacy settings, there's new spin on Ubuntu, Microsoft plays around with a Chrome OS competitor and netbooks are under fire.
Ubuntu is known as the friendliest Linux distribution, but it also has a important quality that Microsoft, Apple, and software developers can learn from.
Snow Leopard converted to base-10 last year, provoking digerati outrage. Now Linux distro Ubuntu 10.04, "Lucid Lynx" is following. When will Microsoft get with the program?
Though the next major version of Ubuntu (10.04) will include a whole new look, it isn't enough to sway users from their Microsoft addiction. Thoughts
Obviously Steve Ballmer is not going to announce HP's first offering in the "slate" category (it's a tablet, folks, but if he feels the need to call it a slate, whatever) running the latest Linux distribution made for MIDs, netbooks, and, well, slates. Unfortunately, by simply shoehorning the Windows 7 interface (albeit a great desktop/notebook UI) into an interesting and relatively novel form factor, the announcement of HP's slate was just a big yawn.
Here are today’s notable headlines: Scary software, orange gadgets for Halloween, Microsoft and Ubuntu.
Is Windows 7 good enough to halt the move to desktop Linux in its tracks? We compare and contrast Microsoft's new OS with the latest version of Ubuntu.
EC2 is the only strong contender to eventually emerge as the leading cloud platform because it has open-source implementations, according to the Canonical chief
IBM and Canonical, the outfit behind Ubuntu Linux, are partnering to target Africa's netbook market. Target: Microsoft.
I haven't had much opportunity recently to play with LTSP within any of the major distributions. Ubuntu is my desktop OS of choice everywhere except on my Mac, but the Linux Terminal Server Project, though powerful when I last used it in an Edubuntu test server early last year, was still not quite as mature as Microsoft Terminal Services or Citrix.
Google's plans to launch an open source operating system is not only a potential game changer for Microsoft but also likely a big blow for Ubuntu and other Linux hopefuls on the desktop.But its success depends somewhat on support by the open source community.
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