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56 posts from 2009

Canonical adds advanced Ubuntu service and support offering

By Canonical, 3 September 2009

Premium Service Engineer provides support for mission-critical and complex Ubuntu environments Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu project, announced today an advanced service and support offering that gives large enterprises with complex IT environments a highly-skilled, …

One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 8 Progress Report

By Canonical, 28 August 2009

One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 8 came and went last week, and good progress was made:Login screen clock has AM/PM suffix despite 24-hour formatTed M Lin identified the root of the problem (a small string time …

Canonical at VMWorld 2009

By Canonical, 26 August 2009

Next week (31 August through 3 September) VMorld 2009 kicks off in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. For the second year, Canonical has a booth to demonstrate Ubuntu’s virtualization and cloud computing capabilities. Last year …

One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 7 Progress Report

By Canonical, 20 August 2009

One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 7 drew to a close last week. Here are the paper cuts that were (or were not) addressed:GNOME Panel icons (on right side) move apparently randomly on session start in some …

One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 6 Progress Report

By Canonical, 11 August 2009

One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 6 contained some of the easiest-to-fix paper cuts we’ve seen so far, but it made less progress than any previous milestone. Perhaps this is indicative of the psychology behind paper cuts; …

One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 5 Progress Report

By Canonical, 10 August 2009

Without further ado, here’s an update on the fifth round of the One Hundred Paper Cuts project. The paper cuts addressed were:When nautilus cannot unmount a media, it must tell whyKarmic inherited a nice dialog from …

One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 4 Progress Report

By Canonical, 4 August 2009

The fourth milestone in the One Hundred Paper Cuts project came and went over a week ago. Here’s a summary of the issues addressed:F-Spot puts photos in Photos folder not Pictures folderA patch from an F-Spot …

Landscape System Management Tool Adds Dedicated Server

By Canonical, 4 August 2009

Today we are announcing the Landscape Dedicated Server Edition — a stand alone version of Landscape that users can install on-site giving them complete control of their Ubuntu environment. This is one of our most requested …

New individual desktop services

By Canonical, 31 July 2009

The last few years have seen a dramatic increase in the size and reach of the Ubuntu community while netbooks have brought many new consumer users to Ubuntu. Other advances in user interface design, device compatibility …

Canonical to offer Ubuntu Desktop support and services

By Canonical, 31 July 2009

New offerings to individuals and small businesses to ease transition to fastest growing Linux desktop Canonical, the founder of the Ubuntu project,announced today it has launched new support services for individuals using Ubuntu desktop – and …

Distributed user testing of archive behavior in Ubuntu

By Canonical, 28 July 2009

In response to two paper cuts, “Have the file-roller automatically extract an archive on double click” and “‘Archive Manager’ doesn’t mean anything if you don’t know what an ‘archive’ is”, the Canonical Design Team devised a …

Karmic desktop contest script

By Canonical, 24 July 2009

I wrote a quick-and-dirty Haskell script to download photos from the Karmic Desktop Contest, setting a new photo as your desktop background every ten minutes. Make sure you cabal install flickr first.