Canonical will support older Ubuntu LTS versions a few years longer
Administrators who were nervous about ageing Ubuntu machines can breathe easy, a few more years of support have been added. Canonical brings 16.04 and 14.04 LTS into the ten-year fold. Users still on 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) released in April 2014 now have up to April 2024 to make the move to a more... Read more
Update for Ubuntu Core improves security for IoT devices
Canonical has released a new version of Ubuntu Core. Version 20 of the operating system for IoT devices and embedded systems brings some security improvements.
Canonical has outlined the details of its new operating system in its blog. The company calls it a "major release" that brings the opera... Read more
Canonical wins biggest Russian telco for OpenStack 5G infrastructure
The Russian telecom giant MTS hopes to accelerate its rollout of 5G and other new services.
Russian telco MTS has decided to use Canonical’s Charmed OpenStack cloud computing platform to power the operator’s next-generation cloud infrastructure. They aim to use OpenStack to support future se... Read more
Google Cloud adds support for Cloud Native Buildpacks
Adoption of the open-source technology will speed up the creation of containerized applications.
Last week Google announced that it will be adding support for Cloud Native Buildpacks several of its cloud platform services.
Buildpacks were first conceived by Salesforce's Heroku subsidiary in 2... Read more
Lenovo will release 30 ThinkPads and ThinkStations with Ubuntu Linux
Windows remains the top desktop option for most users. However, more popular computer OEMs are making Linux desktops available in a broader way than previous years. Lenovo, which stands out as the top PC vendor in the world right now, is rolling out Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS across 30 Lenovo ThinkPads... Read more
Ubuntu is willing to talk with Linux Mint about Snap
Ubuntu has finally explained their position regarding Chromium Snap. Canonical is welcome to open up a dialogue with Linux Mint and hammer out the issues they have been having with Snap.
The Linux Mint distributors are annoyed with how Canonical’s Snap is dealing with the Chromium web browser ... Read more
Lenovo certifies workstations for RHEL and Ubuntu
Lenovo decided to certify all of its ThinkStation and ThinkPad P-series workstations for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and the business version of the Linux distribution, Ubuntu. Both versions of the operating system will be fully supported, according to the hardware and infrastructure provider.
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Canonical’s Managed Apps streamlines cloud management in Ubuntu
Canonical launches the new Managed Apps service for customers. The parent company of Linux Ubuntu wants to simplify the management of cloud applications with this service. The new infrastructure should offer many benefits for both developers and end users.
Via Managed Apps, Canonical will initia... Read more
Canonical launches high performance Android services on the cloud
Canonical, the creators of Ubuntu Linux, are going to build an Android app platform on top of an Ubuntu-based cloud. That cloud will be called the Anbox cloud, and should make it possible to build more demanding Android apps.
Among other things, high-end games for large smartphones should be del... Read more
Canonical expands ZFS support for Ubuntu
Canonical will expand its support for ZFS on Ubuntu in Ubuntu 19.10 by adding ZFS on-root as an installation option. The new support is based on the ZFS-on-Linux project, which in turn is based on code ported from OpenSolaris, Sun Microsystems' open-source operating system.
ZFS on-root basically mea... Read more