Ubuntu http://thevarguy.com/taxonomy/term/7366/more en Open Source Software and Security: What You Need to Know http://thevarguy.com/ubuntu/open-source-software-and-security-what-you-need-know <div class="node-body article-body">Is open source software inherently less secure than closed-source code? Which special security precautions should you take with open source? Keep reading for a primer on open source software security.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/ubuntu/open-source-software-and-security-what-you-need-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/ubuntu/open-source-software-and-security-what-you-need-know#comments Ubuntu Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:13:00 +0000 103441 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock LXD, Snap Packages and Cloud Storage Headline Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/lxd-snap-packages-and-cloud-storage-headline-ubuntu-linux <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the latest long-term support version of Canonical&#39;s open source, Linux-based OS, debuts this week. And it will be packed with new features for desktops, servers and IoT, including robust LXD container support and &quot;snap,&quot; a new way to install software.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/lxd-snap-packages-and-cloud-storage-headline-ubuntu-linux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/lxd-snap-packages-and-cloud-storage-headline-ubuntu-linux#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Ubuntu Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:23:00 +0000 92701 at http://thevarguy.com Meizu Launches New Ubuntu Linux-Based PRO 5 Smartphone http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/meizu-launches-new-ubuntu-linux-based-pro-5-smartphone <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Ubuntu Linux fans who want to run Canonical&#39;s open source OS on phones will be happy to learn that Meizu has launched a new phone, the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition, which offers beefed up hardware and more speed.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/meizu-launches-new-ubuntu-linux-based-pro-5-smartphone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/meizu-launches-new-ubuntu-linux-based-pro-5-smartphone#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Ubuntu Fri, 19 Feb 2016 14:36:00 +0000 90201 at http://thevarguy.com Varijanta/iStock/ThinkStock Oracle Cloud Becomes Latest Public Cloud with Certified Ubuntu OS http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/oracle-cloud-becomes-latest-public-cloud-certified-ubuntu <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Canonical scored a win for its cloud business this week with Oracle&#39;s announcement that Ubuntu images are now available for enterprise customers on Oracle Cloud.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/oracle-cloud-becomes-latest-public-cloud-certified-ubuntu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/oracle-cloud-becomes-latest-public-cloud-certified-ubuntu#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Ubuntu Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:15:00 +0000 89411 at http://thevarguy.com Melpomenem/iStock/ThinkStock AT&T Will Deploy Canonical's Ubuntu Linux for Cloud and Networking http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/att-will-deploy-canonicals-ubuntu-linux-cloud-and-network <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Canonical has received a significant endorsement from AT&amp;T, which has enlisted Canonical for implementing Ubuntu Linux in AT&amp;T&#39;s cloud, network and enterprise infrastructure.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/att-will-deploy-canonicals-ubuntu-linux-cloud-and-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/att-will-deploy-canonicals-ubuntu-linux-cloud-and-network#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Ubuntu Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:10:00 +0000 88761 at http://thevarguy.com Spanish Startup Deploys Ubuntu Snappy Core Open Source OS for Drones http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/spanish-startup-deploys-ubuntu-snappy-core-open-source-os <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Ubuntu Linux, Canonical&#39;s open source OS, already runs on PCs, servers, phones and tablets. 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Here&#39;s what to expect in the newest version of the popular Linux-based open source operating system.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/101915/canonical-prepares-ubuntu-1510-linux-open-source-os-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/101915/canonical-prepares-ubuntu-1510-linux-open-source-os-final#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Ubuntu Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:00:00 +0000 85301 at http://thevarguy.com Canonical Says Ubuntu Phones Will Run Any Linux App on Open Source OS http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/101515/canonical-says-ubuntu-phones-will-run-any-linux-app-open- <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Smartphones running Ubuntu Linux from Canonical may soon support not just mobile apps, but all programs for open source, Linux-based platforms. 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But starting this week, Intel (INTC) and Ubuntu are partnering to deliver an open source operating system that requires only a monitor with an HDMI port in the form of the Intel Compute Stick.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/070215/intel-canonical-partner-ultra-mobile-ubuntu-based-compute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/070215/intel-canonical-partner-ultra-mobile-ubuntu-based-compute#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Ubuntu Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000 77611 at http://thevarguy.com Linux Mint: No Plans to Drop Ubuntu as Base for Popular Desktop Linux OS http://thevarguy.com/ubuntu/040115/linux-mint-no-plans-drop-ubuntu-base-popular-desktop-linux-os <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Ubuntu Linux, Canonical&#39;s open source operating system, has been making its biggest headlines lately in the smartphone, NFV and telecom worlds. But it remains central to the desktop Linux ecosystem, too—as the dispelling of recent rumors regarding Linux Mint developers' intention to drop Ubuntu shows.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/ubuntu/040115/linux-mint-no-plans-drop-ubuntu-base-popular-desktop-linux-os" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/ubuntu/040115/linux-mint-no-plans-drop-ubuntu-base-popular-desktop-linux-os#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Ubuntu Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 70931 at http://thevarguy.com