18 posts from November 2013

Asus and Ubuntu deliver affordable world-class laptops to USA Education

By Canonical, 26 November 2013

A quiet revolution is taking place in the global education sector: more and more institutions and students are discovering the value of the Ubuntu operating system. In the USA, Ubuntu partner ASUS has added to its …

Nearly 60% of OpenStack deployments use Ubuntu

By Mark Baker, 22 November 2013

The OpenStack Foundation recently conducted a survey, asking their members about how they used OpenStack.

Latest from the web team — November 2013

By Inayaili de León Persson, 21 November 2013

Even though Ubuntu 13.10’s release is behind us, we always find ways to keep busy. Here are the highlights of the past four weeks. In the last few weeks we’ve worked on: Ubuntu Resources alpha release: …

MAAS and Juju in a VM on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS – Part 2

By Canonical, 19 November 2013

Enterprise environments rely on Ubuntu’s LTS (Long-term Support) release. Its established two year release cadence and five year security and maintenance updates means sysadmins and developers can plan updates and migrations in advance. So it comes …

Juju ice-cream icon design

By Matthieu James, 19 November 2013

Who doesn’t like ice-cream? Here in the design team we sure do! In the last few weeks we’ve been preparing a special Juju demo for the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong and we’ve created some very …

Video: Ubuntu Cloud technologies on Dell PowerEdge servers

By Canonical, 18 November 2013

This video published by the DellTechCenter shows the optimisation of Ubuntu’s cloud technologies, “Juju” and “MAAS”, as used with the Dell PowerEdge servers. Canonical’s Kent Baxley and Dell’s Jose De La Rosa, are the two experienced …

The new Ubuntu Resources

By Inayaili de León Persson, 18 November 2013

Today we’ve launched the alpha version of our latest project: the Ubuntu Resources website. This is our first responsive project that follows the mobile-first methodology and we’re very excited to share this with everyone! As you’ll …

OpenStack Summit Hong Kong 2013: Interoperability and collaboration for a stronger OpenStack

By Mark Baker, 15 November 2013

To paraphrase from Mark Shuttleworth’s keynote at the OpenStack Developer Summit last week in Hong Kong, building clouds is no longer exciting. It’s easy. That’s somewhat of an exaggeration, of course, as clouds are still a …

Interested in MAAS and Juju? Here’s how to try it in a VM

By Canonical, 15 November 2013

The backbone for scale-out workload deployments in Ubuntu, such as big data (Hadoop), cloud (OpenStack), and layered applications is a combination of Metal-as-a-Service (MAAS) and Juju. These exciting open-source projects, offer groundbreaking functionality and just got …

November Brown Bag lunch

By Canonical, 15 November 2013

Some of us in the Design team have been gathering on a monthly basis to have lunch together and share things we find interesting to us. Today, I’d like to share with you the Brown Bag …

Conducting Usability Testing: a case of just following the task script?

By Canonical, 11 November 2013

In the previous post, we talked about how to design effective user testing tasks to evaluate the usability of an interface. This post continues with this topic by highlighting a number of key strategies that you …

App Design Clinic #4

By Canonical, 11 November 2013 App design Clinic #4 focuses on icons, with questions from Stuart Langridge including: guidance on creating app icons (stylistically and in terms of file format and resolution) tips on how to use action icons The …