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Mark Shuttleworth

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Last Build Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:25:09 +0000


Beavering away at the brilliantly bionic 18.04 LTS

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:24:25 +0000

Congratulations to Team *Buntu on the release of our Artful Aardvark 17.10, featuring all your favourite desktop environments, kubernetes 1.8, the latest OpenStack, and security updates for 9 months, which takes us all the way to our next enterprise release, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. A brumous development cycle always makes for cool-headed work and brisk progress […]

The mouse that jumped

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:23:29 +0000

The naming of Ubuntu releases is, of course, purely metaphorical. We are a diverse community of communities – we are an assembly of people interested in widely different things (desktops, devices, clouds and servers) from widely different backgrounds (hello, world) and with widely different skills (from docs to design to development, and those are just the […]

Thank you CC

Tue, 17 May 2016 20:16:55 +0000

Just to state publicly my gratitude that the Ubuntu Community Council has taken on their responsibilities very thoughtfully, and has demonstrated a proactive interest in keeping the community happy, healthy and unblocked. Their role is a critical one in the Ubuntu project, because we are at our best when we are constantly improving, and we are […]

Y is for…

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 23:40:46 +0000

Yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yak. Naturally 🙂

Nova-LXD delivers bare-metal performance on OpenStack, while Ironic delivers NSA-as-a-Service

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:28:52 +0000

With the release of LXC 2.0 and LXD, we now have a pure-container hypervisor that delivers bare-metal performance with a standard Linux guest OS experience. Very low latency, very high density, and very high control of specific in-guest application processes compared to KVM and ESX make it worth checking out for large-scale Linux virtualisation operations. […]

Nominations to the 2015 Ubuntu Community Council

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 19:23:58 +0000

I am delighted to nominate these long-standing members of the Ubuntu community for your consideration in the upcoming Community Council election. * Phillip Ballew * Walter Lapchynski * Marco Ceppi * Jose Antonio Rey * Laura Czajkowskii * Svetlana Belkin * Chris Crisafulli * Michael Hall * […]

X marks the spot

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 19:53:30 +0000

What a great Wily it’s been, and for those of you who live on the latest release and haven’t already updated, the bits are baked and looking great. You can jump the queue if you know where to look while we spin up the extra servers needed for IMG and ISO downloads 🙂 Utopic, Vivid […]

Introducing the Fan – simpler container networking

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:40:53 +0000

Canonical just announced a new, free, and very cool way to provide thousands of IP addresses to each of your VMs on AWS. Check out the fan networking on Ubuntu wiki page to get started, or read Dustin’s excellent fan walkthrough. Carry on here for a simple description of this happy little dose of awesome. […]

Announcing the “wily werewolf”

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:48:00 +0000

Watchful observers will have wondered why “W” is yet unnamed! Without wallowing in the wizzo details, let’s just say it’s been a wild and worthy week, and as it happens I had the well-timed opportunity of a widely watched keynote today and thought, perhaps wonkily, that it would be fun to announce it there. But […]

W is for…

Mon, 04 May 2015 06:39:13 +0000

… waiting till the Ubuntu Summit online opening keynote today, at 1400 UTC. See you there 😉