Canonical and Microsoft have come together to build an Azure-tailored Linux kernel which provides several benefits over the standard kernel including an 18% reduction in the size of the software.
Canonical has made Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS available for download. The release ships with an updated kernel and Mesa 17.0 as part of the new Hardware Enablement Stack. It's supported until 2021.
Canonical's Didier Roche has confirmed that the Wayland display server will become the default, replacing Xorg, in Ubuntu 17.10 due for release in October. Xorg will still be installed too.
When Ubuntu 17.10 launches with GNOME in October, it'll move the window controls back to the right, exactly where they used to be prior to 2010 when Canonical started pushing the Unity desktop.
A new white paper from Canonical shows that ROI is the most pressing issue for IoT professionals. While IoT security is widely talked about, it was only the second most pressing issue.
Canonical and Dell have released several new computers as part of Project Sputnik. The laptops and All-In-One run Ubuntu and work out of the box. They are tailored for developers who want good specs.
Ubuntu 17.10 is shaping up to be a big upgrade, unlike 17.04. The release is now expected to ship with GNOME, Wayland, and possibly GDM. Unity 8, and Upstart will also be booted from the repos.
Canonical has released Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus. It is supported for nine months, brings a new kernel and removes the default swap partition. The release hasn't switched from Unity to GNOME yet.
Canonical has decided to give up on its hope to bring about convergence across all types of devices and has announced it will move to GNOME in Ubuntu 18.04. Canonical will now focus on IoT and cloud.
Ubuntu has become the first Linux OS to allow users to enable live kernel patching on their systems -- for free. Users can enable live patching on three devices, for free, before having to pay.
Mark Shuttleworth has taken to his personal blog to announce the codename for the next version of the Ubuntu operating system which he founded in 2004. The next release is due out in April, 2017.
Canonical has released Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. The release will be supported until July 2017, just nine months away. The release brings minor improvements and includes a Unity 8 tech preview.
Ubuntu Touch OS, Canonical's mobile OS, has received an over-the-air update. The OTA-13 release brings Korean and Latvian keyboard support, copy/paste on legacy apps and improved app start times.
Ubuntu now has support for the popular framework, React Native. The framework allows web applications to have a native user interface, making them feel like first-class apps on any platform.
After pre-orders began over two months ago, Canonical has announced today that the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition is now available for purchase. The device promises to be the first flagship Ubuntu phone.
The new BSD-based OS, ubuntuBSD is looking to be accepted into the Ubuntu line of products. Its major developer, Jon Boden has asked if his creation could be made official, similar to Xubuntu.
The Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu edition is now available for pre-order. The phone represents the highest spec phone so far which runs the open source operating system - Ubuntu. It'll set you back $369.99.
Two community ports of Ubuntu are coming to the Sony Xperia Z1 and OnePlus One. Both phones will be shown off at Mobile World Congress 2016 running the open source operating system too.
Canonical's CEO, Jane Silber, says that we should expect more hardware partners to ship Ubuntu phones and tablets later this year. Names of partner companies have not been disclosed yet.
Canonical has announced the latest Ubuntu powered device - the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet. This tablet can switch to desktop mode Ubuntu by connecting a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
Mark Shuttleworth set a goal of reaching 200 million users in 2015. Unfortunately they have not made this expectation a reality but they could achieve it in the future with new offerings.
From Apple's overheating Pill and Google's European problem, to Skype ups and downs, Nintendroids, a PC in a plug, and a $20 phone from Microsoft, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Like the first Ubuntu OS phone, the new BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition is based on an existing Android handset, with a 5-inch 720p display, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage and 13MP camera with dual-LED flash.
From Surface success and the Office touch, to revenge porn, Amazon stores, flagship Lumias and a serving of HTC (c)rap, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
The first Ubuntu-based phone will go on sale next week - but it's actually an 'Ubuntu Edition' of a low-end Android handset with a 4.5" qHD display, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and 1.3GHz MediaTek processor.
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS shows that the company is moving toward a more unified experience across phones, tablets, and PC's with the introduction of the Unity 8 interface for Desktop
Microsoft is a member of a new industry effort to standardize the use of ARM-based processors in servers, which suggests that the company could launch an ARM-based version of Windows Server.
As expected, Canonical's crowdsourced campaign to fund development of their Linux-based Ubuntu Edge smartphone failed to reach its highly ambitious $32 million goal.
The Ubuntu Edge smartphone has now broken the record for the most money raised for a fixed crowd sourced campaign, but it is still well behind the pace to reach its $32 million goal.
The crowd sourced fund raising campaign for the Linux-based Ubuntu Edge smartphone has raised less than $10 million of its $32 million goal with just 10 days to go before the campaign shuts down.
The crowd sourced fund raising campaign for the Linux-based Ubuntu Edge smartphone has now raised $5 million of its $32 million goal in less than three days, with 28 days left in the campaign.
Canonical has launched a massive crowd sourcing campaign to help fund its Linux-based Ubuntu Edge smartphone, as it hope to raise $32 million via the Indiegogo website.
The satirical #1 bug report for Canonical's Linux-based Ubuntu OS, "Microsoft has a majority market share", was closed today after nine years by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth.
As predicted, Canonical has officially announced plans to launch a tablet version of its Linux-based Ubuntu operating system, with a number of features made especially for the larger touchscreen.
The Ubuntu.com website has launched a countdown clock that will go down to zero on Tuesday that looks to be some sort of tablet-themed reveal for the Linux-based OS.
The big Ubuntu reveal today turned out to be a touch UI version of the free Linux-based OS that's being made especially for the smartphone market, but no specific hardware was announced.
The Ubuntu website currently has a countdown clock that will reach zero on Wednesday, with speculation that the team behind the Linux-based OS could reveal a touchscreen-based version.
Famous software activist Richard Stallman has accused Ubuntu developers Canonical of ignoring the privacy of its users by enabling a form of surveillance in association with Amazon by default.
Ubuntu might be free, but Canonical is hoping to generate more revenue (all to improve the product, of course) by introducing Amazon shopping suggestions into the world's most popular desktop Linux.
Canonical has revealed how it will offer a way for users to launch its Ubuntu Linux OS on Windows 8-base x86 PCs with Microsoft's rules for the Secure Boot system.