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You GNOME it: Windows and Apple Devs Get a Compelling Reason to Turn to Linux

The biggest open source story of 2017 was unquestionably Canonical's decision to stop developing its Unity desktop and move Ubuntu to the GNOME Shell desktop. What made the story that much more entertaining was how well Canonical pulled off the transition. Ubuntu 17.10 was quite simply one of the...
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Supply Chain Case Study: Canonical and Ubuntu

I love talking about supply chain management in an open source software context, especially as it applies to managing collaborative processes between upstream projects and their downstream products. In the article linked above, I called out a couple of examples of supply chain management: an...
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The Future Of Ubuntu Linux Desktop — What’s Next?

Short Bytes: After announcing that Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will ship with GNOME as the default desktop environment, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has shared some details regarding Ubuntu’s future. In a Google+ post, he made clear that Canonical will be investing in Ubuntu GNOME with a motive to...
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Open Networking Summit 2017
Arpit Joshipura, GM of Networking & Orchestration at The Linux Foundation, speaks on the main stage at Open Networking Summit 2017.

This Week in Open Source News: Open Networking Summit Announcements & More

This week in open source news, The Linux Foundation's Open Networking Summit unites software-defined networking and network functions virtualization (SDN/NFV) pros, academics, and enthusiasts for announcements and collaboration, Microsoft has announced the end of CodePlex in favor of GitHub, &...
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Canonical Reportedly Slashing Jobs, Seeking Outside Investment

Following news of Ubuntu abandoning Unity 8 there are now reports of headcount reductions happening at Canonical and Mark Shuttleworth eyeing possible outside investments into the company...   Read more at Phoronix.
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OpenStack economics
"OpenStack is not a destination, but rather a part of the scale-out journey to becoming cloud native,” said Canonical’s Mark Baker.

Understanding the Economics of OpenStack

As anyone involved with managing an OpenStack deployment quickly learns, cost savings and elimination of time-consuming tasks are among the biggest benefits that the cloud platform provides. However, leaders at many OpenStack-focused organizations, including Canonical, believe that the business...
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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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