Ubuntu has a long history in the cloud. It is the world’s number one platform for deployments of OpenStack – the world’s leading cloud infrastructure platform. And it is the number one guest operating system, with more images running on the leading public clouds than all other operating systems combined. Ubuntu is a free operating system; in fact anyone can download an image, whenever they want.
So why are certified images so important?
Certified images are essential for organisations and individuals that require the highest level of security and reliability. Whether it’s an unforeseen incompatibility that requires extensive developer resource to fix, or a security vulnerability that impedes operations while you wait for a patch, the implications downtime and vulnerabilities can often be measured in millions of dollars.
Certified Ubuntu Cloud Guest images give you the peace of mind you need to run mission critical workloads on any of the world’s leading public clouds. They are supported by Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, ensuring that updated images are delivered automatically and that bugs and vulnerabilities are fixed fast. Additionally, as the images are standardised, they help you avoid being locked into the services of one infrastructure supplier. They ensure that you are always running on the most up-to-date version of Ubuntu, so you can rely on complete compatibility with other up-to-date Ubuntu images, whether they’re running on your developers’ laptops or other public clouds.
An enormous amount of work goes into creating and maintaining certified images, because it’s necessary to ensure that the best Ubuntu experience is available to everyone. With a cutting-edge toolset and enterprise commercial support available directly from the vendor, there’s no better choice in the cloud – whatever the cloud. And if you’re considering using the services of a public cloud provider who currently doesn’t offer certified Ubuntu images, ask them to talk to Canonical today about joining the CPC program and offering all the benefits of Ubuntu certified images to their customers. Because in today’s competitive cloud world, you need all the advantages you can get, whether you’re a startup or a stock market titan.
The long-anticipated OTA-11 update for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices is just around the corner, and today we’ll have a quick look at what’s coming in the Web Browser app.
Designed as a replacement for the Linux kernel-based Chrome OS or Chromium OS operating systems, Black Lab Software’s upcoming NetOS distribution is using the same technologies that have been implemented in the Enterprise Edition of the Black Lab Linux OS.
Sound is a great way to grab user attention, give interface feedback or immerse a player in a game. Imagine if multiple apps all tried to play sounds at the same time. This would result in an unintelligible cacophony and make users reach for the mute button. Android provides a simple API to play music and audio effects and manage different sources. The Android audio focus API lets an app request ‘audio focus’ and lets the app know if it has lost focus so it can react. In this tutorial I will show how to use these APIs in your own apps.
DisplayLink has recently updated their DisplayLink USB 3.0 driver for the latest Ubuntu Linux operating system launched by Canonical in the last week of April 2016, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
Birds Linux creator Francesco Milesi has informed about the immediate availability of a
Nvidia has released a new long-lived graphics drivers for Unix users, version 361.45.11, available now for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris operating systems.
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Android is the world’s largest and most popular mobile operating system, by far. But popularity, and its openness, have security and privacy trade-offs. At this year’s Google I/O developer conference, we got a look at some of the features keeping us safe in the very near future.
At some point, you’re probably going to need a VPN. If you happen to be using a Ubuntu Touch device, you’ll be glad to know that the necessary systems for adding a VPN connection are in place. However, depending upon the VPN you connect to, the out-of-the-box configuration might not be enough. But, this is Linux, so naturally you