To make more efficient use of datacenters and cloud hardware, Ubuntu is creating a new, ultra-lightweight Ubuntu server.
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Canonical's latest Linux, Ubuntu 14.10, saves the biggest improvements for its cloud and server versions.
Collaboration between Canonical and Microsoft has certified plugins that let Windows Server run as a guest operating system on Ubuntu and OpenStack.
Are 64-bit ARM processors ready for the datacenter? Applied Micro and Canonical claim they are with an upcoming demo of the OpenStack cloud using Ubuntu Linux on an X-Gene server.
The latest release of Ubuntu Server is heavily focused on supporting cloud and scale-out computing platforms.
According to Netcraft, which surveys publicly-accessible web servers, millions of websites still appear to be using vulnerable versions of Apache, including versions which are no longer supported.
With the Mir display server failing to make the cut, Ubuntu 13.10, rather than being a stepping-stone on the way to form-factor convergence with 14.04, seems more like an obligatory release.
Although sample consists solely of Ubuntu users and can't be viewed as describing the industry as a whole, the results of Canonical's Ubuntu Server and Cloud Survey are interesting and should be considered.
The most significant aspect of Ubuntu 13.10 (codenamed Saucy Salamander) is the first release of Mir, Canonical's next-generation display server, which replaces X Windows. Saucy Salamander also features Unity 7 and Linux kernel 3.11.
Mir display server will be the default choice in Ubuntu 13.10, while Kubunut will remain on X, citing community development.
Want to run an Ubuntu Linux game or check on your Ubuntu server remotely from your Android or Apple smartphone or tablet? Splashtop's Streamer for Linux software is for you
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
By demonstrating Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin running on an ARM-based server, Calxeda has taken an important step in bringing the low-power RISC-architecture chips to the server market
Mark Shuttleworth says yes, Ubuntu is now competitive with Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the enterprise space.
Certain well-known software and hardware products simply aren't very good — in fact some are barely usable, says Jack Wallen
It's been a bumpy twelve months for Canonical, Ubuntu Linux's business side, but the company is re-organizing as it hunts for more business server and desktop customers.
Would you believe that ARM processors, those little chips that power so many smartphones and tablets, have a future on servers? Ubuntu does.
Ubuntu keeps head for the business IT mainstream with a new partnership to bring its private cloud Linux to Dell servers.
The Ubuntu release, code-named Maverick Meerkat, will ship on Sunday, with new technology for the server variant including the ability to run cloud images in offline mode
HP has launched the ProLiant Microserver as part of its new 'Just Right IT' strategy, to wean small companies into the world of server computing
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