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.
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.
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.
Microsoft has praised the retail giant's decision, but Ubuntu backer Canonical says the battle is not over yet
Microsoft promised quicker boot times with Windows 7, while Linux has always been pretty nippy out of the traps. So which is fastest? Dialogue Box puts Ubuntu 9.04 up against Redmond's latest and wields the stopwatch
Just like Microsoft has taken the blowtorch to Vista to produce the lightning-quick Windows 7, which so far runs well even on older hardware, Ubuntu has picked up its own game.
Canonical, the company that sponsors the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has attacked a Microsoft blogger's claims about why Windows netbooks outsell their Linux counterparts.On 3 April, Brandon LeBlanc wrote on the Windows Experience Blog that, in the United States in February, 96 percent of netbooks sold had Windows as the preinstalled operating system.
Canonical, the company that sponsors the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has attacked a Microsoft blogger's claims about why Windows netbooks outsell their Linux counterparts.
Free is not the lowest possible price. If you want to get sell-through at retail, you have to support the product with collateral materials, with ads, with sales training and support. Ubuntu, as a company, is not scaled to do this. Microsoft, on the other hand, has already delivered this, for years.
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