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May 21, 2015
by sjvn01
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Mark Shuttleworth considering Canonical IPO

VANCOUVER — In an interview at OpenStack Summit, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, revealed that he’s considering an IPO for his privately held business. Shuttleworth, who has funded the popular Linux company out of his … Continue reading

May 11, 2015
by sjvn01
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Ubuntu jumps into Internet of Things with Acer, GE, and Microsoft

Old enemies are becoming new allies as technology shifts from the PC/desktop model to first mobile computing and now the Internet of Things (IoT). Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company, is partnering with Acer, DataArt, and Microsoft. Ubuntu jumps into Internet … Continue reading

May 6, 2015
by sjvn01
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EMC partners with Canonical, Mirantis, and Red Hat for OpenStack

Do you want to use OpenStack, but you’re afraid of the headaches of getting its architecture just right? Well, EMC is here to help with OpenStack reference architectures for three leading OpenStack vendors: Canonical, Mirantis, and Red Hat. EMC partners … Continue reading

May 4, 2015
by sjvn01
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Do you need a container-specific Linux distribution?

You’ve always been able to run containers on a variety of operating systems: Zones on Solaris; Jails on BSD; Docker on Linux and now Windows Server; OpenVZ on Linux, and so on. As Docker in particular and containers in general explode … Continue reading