Canonical to Shut Down Ubuntu One

Earlier today, Jane Silber, the CEO of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, announced in an official blog post that the Ubuntu One service will be closed, and those who have subscriptions will have their money refunded.

Canonical To Sue Apple?

Apple published an Mac OSX Lion sneak peak that includes a launchcer which "gives you instant access to your apps - iPad style". And this launcher is called [drums..... ] Launchpad.

Trying Out IBM Lotus Symphony Office Suite In Ubuntu Karmic Koala

Not so long ago, IBM teamed up with Canonical to create an application which contains an office suite featuring word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications based on IBM Lotus Symphony, an e-mail client that is based on IBM Lotus Notes, the social networking and collaboration cloud-based tools provided by and the underlying Ubuntu operating system.

Canonical lets "satanists" sell Ubuntu-esque gear

Canonical and the Ubuntu Satanic Edition developers have come to an agreement, after some problems, that allows the USE developers to license the trademarked Ubuntu logo for use in their "satanic" merchandise.

Canonical Announces Ubuntu One: File Sync for Ubuntu

Canonical announced yesterday a new Synchronization service for Ubuntu machines. The new tool is called Ubuntu One and it will allow Ubuntu users to synchronize files between multiple computers via the internet and also share files using it's web interface or work remotely with those computers.

Canonical Announces Update for Ubuntu 8.04 Long Term Support Release

LONDON, January 27, 2009: Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor for Ubuntu, announced today an update for the Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu 8.04 – including more than 200 updates for security, added stability and compatibility.

Canonical Bolsters Partner Strategy for Ubuntu Linux

Canonical is taking three small but significant steps to build a partner channel for Ubuntu Linux. The VAR Guy stumbled upon the strategy during a surprise visit to Canonical’s offices near Boston. Here’s the scoop.

Canonical and Valusoft bring Ubuntu plus support to Best Buy

If you walk into a BestBuy this week you may spot some new software peeking out from the shelves.  Yes, Ubuntu is now available as a spiffy boxed set in stores and on-line.

Five Training Tips for New Linux Users...

At my college, I have volunteered to teach faculty, staff, and students the advantages of using Linux. After doing it for a couple of years, I have come up with a few tips that others might find helpful when showing new Linux users the ropes.

Canonical: Changes to Gobuntu

The Gobuntu development team would like to announce that after 8.04 release of Gobuntu, the project will aim to merge many of the Gobuntu changes into mainline Ubuntu, such as our “Free Software Only” installer option which only installs software considered free by the Free Software Foundation’s definition of software freedom.

Canadian Firm Shows Faith In Ubuntu Server

At a time when most major server vendors are saying "no thanks" to Ubuntu, a major Canadian Web host says Ubuntu is ready for prime time on the server. Here are the quick details from Works With U, the independent guide to Ubuntu Linux.

Ubuntu OEM Strategy Deserves Applause

Canonical's Ubuntu Netbook Remix strategy is gaining upbeat feedback from potential OEMs and Internet device makers. Here's the scoop from Works With U, the independent voice of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu Netbook Strategy Faces Four Questions

Canonical's mobile Internet device strategy, based on the Ubuntu Netbook Remix, faces four key challenges, according to Works With U, the independent guide to Ubuntu Linux.

Canonical showcases Ubuntu Netbook Remix at Computex

This week, Canonical announced a reworked version of Ubuntu at the Computex trade show in Taiwan. The new Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) is specifically built for new so-called "netbooks" -- mini laptops with small screens geared towards Web browsing and built on Intel's new, low-power micro-architecture called Atom. The new version will allow users to access email, browse the Internet, and use instant messaging, and provide online access to music, photos, and videos, all in one small, affordable package.

Has Ubuntu Server Push Stalled?

After lots of hype, the latest Ubuntu Server release hasn't gained much backing from big server vendors. Here's why, according to

Canonical Showcases Ubuntu Netbook Remix at Computex

Computex, Taiwan June 3, 2008: Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced that it will be demonstrating a reworked desktop image of Ubuntu built specifically for a new category of portable Internet-centric devices – netbooks. These affordable, power-efficient, small screen devices, based on the ground breaking low-power micro-architecture of the Intel® Atom™ processor, and Ubuntu allow consumers to enjoy email, instant messaging, Internet surfing and on-line access to photos, videos or music with an affordable, reliable device.

Why Did Canonical Cancel Ubuntu Live Conference?

O'Reilly Media has cancelled Ubuntu Live 2008, which was scheduled for July in Portland, Oregon. O'Reilly is directing inquiries to Canonical PR, but so far Canonical has not disclosed why the show has been canceled. Here are some theories from Works With U, a new site focused on Ubuntu.

Five Trends to Watch At Ubuntu Live

The Ubuntu Live conference doesn't kick off for two months, but The VAR Guy is already anticipating five trends at the event.

Selling My Boss On Ubuntu

Here’s how I educated my boss about Ubuntu Linux, and convinced him to make the move. Story is posted on Works With U, the independent guide to Ubuntu.

Canonical Announces Ubuntu Desktop Training

Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced training for corporate and home desktop users to get started with Ubuntu. The Ubuntu Desktop Training program provides simulations, practical exercises and information to make daily tasks easy. No prior knowledge of the Linux-based operating system is required, although computer literacy is a pre-requisite. The course is more effective if Ubuntu 7.10 is installed on the computer hard disk before starting.

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