Matias Vangsnes

Internet, communication and the concept of open source

Canonical delivers Ubuntu 14.10 server and desktop Linux updates

Collected October 24th, 2014 by matias

Canonical has released the latest update of its Ubuntu Linux platform, adding enhancements to the Containers support in the server edition, while the desktop edition delivers a number of enhancements including tools to make it easier to develop on Ubuntu. Available to download now, Ubuntu 14.10 for cloud and servers and the Ubuntu 14.10 desktop [...]

Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is here — Linux fans, download now!

Collected October 24th, 2014 by matias

Not only is Ubuntu one of the most user-friendly Linux distributions, but it also gets many timely releases. Say what you want about it, but the overall experience is second to none. I would not hesitate to recommend Ubuntu to both Linux beginners and experts alike. After we just learned the name of the future version [...]

Ubuntu 14.10 ships, but not yet with convergence

Collected October 24th, 2014 by matias

11245 Ubuntu 14.10 moves to Linux 3.16, and offers performance and stability improvements, Netflix on Chrome support, and an easier loading process for the Android SDK. After recently celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Canonical’s Ubuntu project released a modest 14.10 (“Utopic Unicorn”) update with most of the enhancements happening on the server and cloud versions. For [...]

Ubuntu turns 10 with its latest release

Collected October 24th, 2014 by matias

Don’t look now, but one of the staples of the open source world just marked a big birthday. Canonical has released Ubuntu 14.10, officially making this friendlier Linux distribution 10 years old. The company is clearly happy with a low-key celebration; 14.10′s biggest addition is a developer tool center that makes it easier to write [...]

Canonical celebrates cloud freedoms with new Ubuntu

Collected October 24th, 2014 by matias

Canonical continues to aggressively equip its flagship Ubuntu Linux server software with more tools to help users build and run clouds. The open-source OS now comes with the latest edition of the Docker virtualization container technology and, for the first time, Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry stack for running platform services. Both software packages allow customers to [...]

1st Day New gTLD Totals Are .Brutal: .Healthcare 1406; .Vet 649; .Army 196 …

Collected October 24th, 2014 by matias

5 new gTLD went into their first day of General Availability (GA) yesterday where they could be registered on a first come, first served basis and the 5 combined for just over 2,500 registrations. Including registrations by trademark holders in Sunrise and those who paid extra during the Early Access Program (EAP) to register domains [...]

Canonical’s Ubuntu 14.10: The Commodity Linux OS?

Collected October 24th, 2014 by matias

Utopic Unicorn, the newest version of Canonical‘s Ubuntu Linux operating system, which the company released today, contains neither utopian philosophy nor unicorns. In fact, it doesn’t introduce any major new features at all. But it does reflect a major shift on Canonical’s part toward turning Ubuntu into a commodity operating system for servers and the [...]

Canonical releases Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

Collected October 24th, 2014 by matias

The developers of Ubuntu release new builds of one of the most popular GNU/Linux distributions every six months. And right on schedule the folks at Canonical have released Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn. You can find download links and installation or upgrade instructions at the Ubuntu Wiki. Among other things, Ubuntu 14.10 includes a newer version [...]

Ubuntu Server 14.10 adds new features for OpenStack & containers

Collected October 24th, 2014 by matias

Canonical has just shipped Utopic Unicorn, the latest version of its Ubuntu Server operating system. And while it isn’t quite the Promised Land of operating systems that the name suggests (there are no unicorns either), it does come with support for Docker containers, the latest iteration of OpenStack, and a bunch of other refreshed features [...]

Canonical targets large enterprises with Ubuntu Server 14.10

Collected October 24th, 2014 by matias

CANONICAL HAS RELEASED Ubuntu Server 14.10 for data centre server and cloud applications, offering its latest technology for scale-out infrastructure. The British software company claims that this latest release of Ubuntu Server features the fastest, most secure hypervisors available on bare metal, as well as the latest in container technologies with Docker 1.2. Canonical says [...]

Ubuntu 14.10 has landed — and it’s not just for desktops

Collected October 24th, 2014 by matias

The Ubuntu 14.10 desktop is new and improved, but it’s on the server and cloud side where this new Linux distro really shines. When people think about Ubuntu, they generally think about the desktop. The new release of Ubuntu 14.10 — while it certainly does include a new and improved desktop — saves its biggest improvements for its cloud [...]

1st Day New gTLD Totals Are .Brutal: .Healthcare 1406; .Vet 649; .Army 202 …

Collected October 23rd, 2014 by matias

5 new gTLD went into their first day of General Availability (GA) yesterday where they could be registered on a first come, first served basis and the 5 combined for just over 2,500 registrations. Including registrations by trademark holders in Sunrise and those who paid extra during the Early Access Program (EAP) to register domains [...]

Latest Ubuntu Server Packaged With Hyperscale Goodies

Collected October 23rd, 2014 by matias

It is October, and that is how you know it is time for various Linuxes and the OpenStack cloud controller to get their semi-annual updates of shiny new code. In the case of Canonical’s Ubuntu Server 14.10, the core Linux operating system, its integrated OpenStack implementation, and a bunch of other features aimed at hyperscale [...]

Why Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn’s humble changes are the calm before the storm

Collected October 23rd, 2014 by matias

Ubuntu 14.10—or “Utopic Unicorn”—is now out. It’s a standard release of Ubuntu, not a long term support release like 14.04 “Trusty Tahir,” and at first glance Utopic isn’t the most exciting update. It doesn’t even have new wallpaper! But peer a little closer and you’ll see some huge changes being worked on for Ubuntu. In [...]

How to hit the top of Google’s rankings: ‘Use a new dot-thing gTLD’

Collected October 23rd, 2014 by matias

Linux and AIX Bare-Metal Recovery Webinar If you want to get higher up Google’s search rankings, it turns out that using a new dot-thing domain – such as .guru or .ninja – may give you the edge. Two recent studies into the impact of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) have claimed that, far from Google’s [...]

Ten years of Ubuntu: How Linux’s beloved newcomer became its criticized king

Collected October 23rd, 2014 by matias

In October of 2004, a new Linux distro appeared on the scene with a curious name—Ubuntu. Even then there were hundreds, today if not thousands, of different Linux distros available. A new one wasn’t particularly unusual, and for some time after its quiet preview announcement, Ubuntu went largely unnoticed. It was yet another Debian derivative. Today, [...]

ICANN: next round of new gTLDs in 2018?

Collected October 22nd, 2014 by matias

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has published a report titled “New gTLD Program Reviews and Assessments”. This report is a draft work plan which outlines the steps ICANN intends to take as part of its review and assessment of the first round of new generic top-level domain (gTLD) applications. This report also [...]

Research reveals sporting brands lag behind in gTLD registrations

Collected October 22nd, 2014 by matias

Tim Lince Following on from recent research which showed that major companies are facing brand hijacking issues in some of the most popular new gTLD strings, we thought we would look at the world’s most valuable sports teams to see how they were approaching the domain name expansion. The picture here was even bleaker than [...]

Governments look to apply the brakes to second round of gTLDs

Collected October 22nd, 2014 by matias

Trevor Little Despite some barbed comments about the Government Advisory Committee’s (GAC) opening plenary session being relegated to a tent (Austria’s Christian Singer stating: “I hope this is not a sign of how ICANN appreciates the GAC), the session was not as feisty as last year’s.  However, there was a clear message to ICANN with [...]

Ubuntu 15.04 named: Say hello to ‘Vivid Vervet’

Collected October 22nd, 2014 by matias

Now, if you are not a huge monkey fan and have never heard of the breed (trust me, I had not), Shuttleworth explains that the Vervet is ‘upstart’ and ‘volant’ in nature, just like the new update. Reads the founder’s ever loquacious blog post: “In my favourite places, the smartest thing around is a particular [...]

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