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Canonical Offers Direct Docker Support to Ubuntu Users

Enterprise Ubuntu users running Docker in production now have a new source for Docker support: from Canonical. Earlier today, Canonical and Docker announced joint support for the commercial edition of Docker Engine on Ubuntu. The pair also will provide updates for Docker on Ubuntu through an...
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Testing LXD, Canonical’s Container Hypervisor for Linux

Canonical is betting that LXD, which it calls the “pure-container hypervisor,” can beat VMware, KVM and other traditional hypervisors. To see for myself, I recently gave it a whirl. Here’s what I found. By “pure-container hypervisor,” Canonical means it is a hypervisor that works by creating...
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Xubuntu desktop
One of the primary differentiators between Ubuntu, RHEL, and SUSE is that Ubuntu boldly promotes their desktop version. The author's Xubuntu desktop is shown here.

Enterprise Linux Showdown: Ubuntu Linux

Canonical's Ubuntu Linux is the newcomer in the enterprise Linux space. Its first release was in 2004; the other two enterprise Linux distributions in this series, SUSE and Red Hat, were born in 1992 and 1993. In its short life Ubuntu has generated considerable controversy, supporters, detractors,...
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Mark Shuttleworth
Mark Shuttleworth delivers a keynote at Apache Big Data in Vancouver in May.

Removing Operational Friction Will Free Big Data To Do Big Things, Says Mark Shuttleworth

Good code is cheap; it’s operational knowledge that’s holding back big data from solving the great problems of our time. Solving those operational difficulties with a modular, easy-to-use system was the solution Mark Shuttleworth laid out in his keynote entitled “More Fun, Less Friction” at Apache...
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Snap
Snap greatly simplifies third-party Linux app distribution, says Canonical. [Image credit: Canonical; https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/desktop/]

Ubuntu Snappy-Based Package Format Aims to Bridge Linux Divide

Could the transactional mechanism that drives Canonical’s IoT-focused Snappy Ubuntu Core help unify Linux and save it from fragmentation? Today, Canonical announced that the lightweight Snappy’s “snap” mechanism, which two months ago was extended to all Ubuntu users in Ubuntu 16.04, can also work...
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Ubuntu Linux and OpenStack Cloud Come to IBM Servers

IBM partners with Canonical to bring not only Linux, but the OpenStack cloud and Juju-assembled programs as well, to big-iron servers.  Last year, IBM introduced LinuxONE, a new pair of IBM mainframes along with Linux and open-source software and services. These new systems are the LinuxONE Emperor...
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Linux Expert Matthew Garrett: Ubuntu 16.04's New Snap Format Is a Security Risk

Ubuntu's supposedly secure app package format doesn't do much to improve security on the desktop, according to a well-known Linux kernel developer.  The new Snap app package format is a headline feature of the new Ubuntu 16.04, touted by Canonical as a secure way of developing software that makes...
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Understanding LXC and LXD, Canonical's Open Source Container Solution

Alongside Docker and CoreOS, LXC and LXD are open source solutions for creating containers, the virtual environments that make it easy to deploy individual applications. Containers offer a lot of advantages for data centers and clouds. Here's what you should know to understand where LXC and LXD fit...
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