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Ubuntu in the wild – 13th of May 2021

This article was last updated 3 years ago.

The Ubuntu in the wild blog post ropes in the latest highlights about Ubuntu and Canonical around the world on a bi-weekly basis. It is a summary of all the things that made us feel proud to be part of this journey. What do you think of it?

Ubuntu in the wild

Open source and software complexity

Open source is the backbone of the software industry as we know it today. It has its benefits and its drawbacks. The most notable one is complexity: software management can be a real challenge, and companies need to understand how to handle it properly to be successful. Alex Chalkias, Product Manager at Canonical, explores the implications of open source complexity and what can be done to overcome it.

Read more on that here!

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X: Windows 10 vs Ubuntu 21.04

Phoronix benchmarked the latest Microsoft Windows 10 against Ubuntu 21.04 on the same AMD Ryzen 9 5900X system. Among other things, they found out that Ubuntu 21.04 was about 8% faster than the latest Windows 10 build.

Read the full benchmarks report here! 

Open source AI stack: is it the right time?

After the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), it is time for an open source software stack for AI development. Innovative companies are coming together to create a set of tools that data scientists and data engineers can use to build an end-to-end AI/ML platform. This article goes over the genesis of the AI Infrastructure Alliance or AIIA.

Read more on that here! 

Making Edge AI accessible

Xilinx launched a new family of adaptive system-on-modules (SOM) designed to facilitate the adoption of edge AI. They will come with Ubuntu Linux support to allow developers to use their preferred environment with pre-built software infrastructure and helpful utilities. 

Read more on that here!

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