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Google brings vulnerability scanning to its Cloud Build CI/CD platform

Google today announced an important update to its Cloud Build CI/CD platform that brings vulnerability scanning to all container images built using the service. Container Registry vulnerability scanni

Bash on Windows 10 goes beyond Ubuntu and gets support for Fedora and SuSE, too

One of the biggest surprises at Microsoft’s Build developer conference last year was that the company was building support for the Bash shell on top of an Ubuntu-based Linux subsystem right int

Canonical ends development of its phone to focus on cloud and IoT

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, long had aspirations to become a player in the mobile phone and tablet world, too. You can’t easily buy an Ubuntu-powered phone toda

Canonical-Pivotal partnership makes Ubuntu preferred Linux distro for Cloud Foundry

Pivotal, developers of the Cloud Foundry open source cloud development platform and Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, announced a partnership today where Ubuntu b

Ubuntu’s container-style Snap app packages now work on other Linux distributions

Docker's container-style approach to distributing and running apps on any platform has been a big boost to helping patch up some of the fragmentation in the world of Linux. Now, a new package format h

CoreOS Launches Clair, An Open-Source Tool For Monitoring Container Security

CoreOS, the company behind the popular lightweight Linux distribution for data center deployments with the same name, has recently made a big bet on containers. Today, the company is launching Clair,

IBM Teams With Canonical To Put Ubuntu Linux On Mainframes

You might not think that ‘Linux’ and ‘mainframe’ belong in the same sentence, but IBM has been putting various flavors of Linux on its mainframe computers for 15 years. Today 

Ubuntu 15.04 Launches With Support For OpenStack Kilo, New LXD Hypervisor And Snappy Core

Canonical today announced that the next version of Ubuntu, 15.04 Vivid Vervet, will be available for download on Thursday. This release introduces a couple of new features for desktop users, but most

Russia To Pay Local Devs To Migrate Apps To Tizen, Sailfish

The Russian Federation is intending to support alternative mobile platforms, with a Minister promising grants for developers to migrate their apps from Android and iOS to the Samsung-led Tizen open so

First Ubuntu Phone Landing In Europe Shortly

A year after it revealed another attempt to muscle in on the smartphone market, Canonical's first Ubuntu-based smartphone is due to go on sale in Europe in the coming weeks, it said today. The device

Canonical Launches IoT Version Of Ubuntu Core

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, wants to bring its operating system to more connected devices and intelligent objects with the launch of its “snappy” Ubuntu C

Canonical’s “Snappy Ubuntu” Lands On AWS

Canonical's stripped down "Snappy" edition of Ubuntu Core is now available on Amazon's AWS cloud computing platform. If you've followed along over the last few weeks, that's not a major surprise. S

Canonical’s Stripped-Down “Snappy” Ubuntu Comes To Google’s Compute Engine

A week ago, Canonical released the first alpha version of its new minimalist “Snappy” edition of Ubuntu Core for container farms. To the surprise of many, the launch partner for Snappy was

Netflix Is Finally Coming To Linux Without The Need For Hacky Tricks

If you're sitting in the itty-bitty overlapping sliver on the Venn Diagram of "People who use Ubuntu" and "People who can't figure out how to use <a target="_blank" href="http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/20

Canonical Shuts Down Cloud Storage Service Ubuntu One

Ubuntu creator Canonical just announced that it is shutting down its cloud storage service called Ubuntu One. Among the reasons cited, increased competition is an important one — maybe the

This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: Ubuntu, Omate, Digitizer And A Gold iPhone?

The Ubuntu Edge may have been the most successful crowdfunding campaign in history, but that doesn't mean it made its goal. Meanwhile, yet another smartwatch joined the fray this week, coaxing John's

Ubuntu Edge Price Drops Again, Canonical Now Needs Even More Backers To Succeed

The Ubuntu Edge, the smartphone made by UK-based Canonical, has received a second price drop in its $32 million crowdfunding campaign. For the remaining 14 days of its audacious Indiegogo campaign, th

Ubuntu Edge Gets Its First Major Corporate Backer In Bloomberg, But Funding Still Off Needed Pace

The Ubuntu Edge is an audacious attempt to crowdsource the next smartphone advancement. Canonical, the company behind the Edge and Ubuntu itself is seeking an exorbitant $32 million to make it happen,

If The Ubuntu Edge Crowdfunding Experiment Works, Backers May Get To Vote On The Next Model’s Specs

Smartphone companies have it pretty rough -- they've got to sink millions into research and development every year, all in the hope of making their next shiny touchscreen gewgaw the fastest, slimmest,

Canonical Seeks $32M To Build A Ubuntu Smartphone Designed For Converged Computing

Ubuntu Mobile isn't new; Canonical has already done much to promote its efforts to break into the smartphone mobile software space. But today the company is launching an Indiegogo campaign to fund the
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