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Ubuntu does almost as well on OpenStack. I think it's probably a safe bet that no matter what the cloud, Ubuntu is, if not number one, pretty darn close.
Ubuntu is more than twice as popular on the Amazon cloud as all other operating systems combined.
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An open letter to +Google+  +Nest -- Dear Nest, please make it stop!
It's 01:24am, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.  I am, again, awake in the the middle of the night, due to another false alarm from Google's spitefully sentient, irascibly ignorant Nest Protect "smart" smoke alarm system. Exactly...
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This is Unacceptable.
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A different kind of "Fan Networking". Fascinating article about the WiFi network in my alma mater's new football stadium at Texas A&M, designed to concurrently support 100,000 distinct 2Mbps wireless connections. That's 200Gbps of traffic handled by a fiber backbone implemented by IBM and Corning.
Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from our recent Stadium Tech Report series COLLEGE FOOTBALL ISSUE, a 40-page in-depth look at Wi-Fi and DAS deployment trends at U.S. collegiate football stadiums. You can download the full report for free, to get more stadium profiles as well as ...
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Reminds me of when the MLB did this sort of thing: http://www.wsj.com/articles/mlbs-streaming-tech-unit-goes-pro-1424718022
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+Microsoft is working with +Canonical  on #LXD, bridging container API compatibility across +Windows and +Ubuntu 
Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform offerings include private cloud and virtualization technologies, as well as Windows Server operating system, System Center IT management, and Forefront security products
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Two Linux geeks, Duztin Kirkland and Mark Zhuttleworth, mainly in frame, with the LinuxOne -- soon to run lotz of +Ubuntu​ systems, in series and parallel, driving business of the international sort on machines, real and virtual :-)
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Which one of you ended up going on a colorful journey to a nicely appointed hotel room through the mysterious monolith behind you?
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This is a guest post by the Mycroft team as part of “the startup stories”, a series of blog posts about how and why innovative companies are using Ubuntu technology.   If you work in technology you’ve probably had this dream.  You wake up and your whole house is a computer, a starship in cyberspace that [...]
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I spoke with +Swapnil Bhartiya about +Ubuntu for this article on Linux.com.
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Have fun porting gclib to S390 ;-) i guess motion controllers are so trendy that even the mainframes have them. I can only imagine the auto-rotating 3270 terminal...
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An Open Letter to Google Nest (was: OMG, F*CKING NEST PROTECT AGAIN!)
It's 01:24am, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.  I am, again , awake in the the middle of the night, due to another false alarm from Google's spitefully sentient, irascibly ignorant Nest Protect "smart" smoke alarm system. Exactly how I feel right now.  Except I...
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We have them set up all over the house and never had a false alarm go off. They only go off when someone comes to the house and see them in the ceiling and asks for a demo.  
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Find out how #LXD containers are fixing IT operations headaches in the latest Windows Server preview #Ubuntu #cloud
Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform offerings include private cloud and virtualization technologies, as well as Windows Server operating system, System Center IT management, and Forefront security products
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+Jorge Castro​ speaking about +Ubuntu​ graphics drivers for gaming
Ubuntu Linux is miming Windows 10's approach to updating graphics drivers--but keeping it fully optional.
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I am glad over this new development.. :)
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Ubuntu core users, we now have a snap for LXD 0.15 which works on both x86 and armhf (tested on raspberry pi2)!

Still not in the store yet, but getting closer to it!
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  • Canonical Ltd.
    Product Manager, Ubuntu Core Developer, 2013 - present
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    CTO, Chief Architect, 2011 - 2013
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    Manager, Ubuntu Core Developer, 2008 - 2011
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Dustin Kirkland is an Ubuntu Cloud Solutions Product Manager and Strategist at Canonical, helping extend Ubuntu's tradition of leadership as a scalable, enterprise cloud computing platform and guest.

Dustin is formerly, the Chief Technical Officer at Gazzang, offering data encryption and key management for cloud and big data applications using eCryptfs.  Dustin is also an active Core Developer of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, maintainer of 20+ open source projects, and the creator of ByobuDivItUp.com, and LinuxSearch.org.  Besides writing and sharing his software, Dustin also makes and shares his own beer.

He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, daughter, and his two Australian Shepherds, Aggie and Tiger.

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An Open Letter to Google Nest (was: OMG, F*CKING NEST PROTECT AGAIN!)
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It's 01:24am, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. I am, again, awake in the the middle of the night, due to another false alarm from Google's spite

Ubuntu and LXD at ContainerCon 2015
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Canonical is delighted to sponsor ContainerCon 2015, a Linux Foundation event in Seattle next week, August 17-19, 2015. It's quite exciting

The Golden Ratio calculated to a record 2 trillion digits, on Ubuntu, in...
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The Golden Ratio is one of the oldest and most visible irrational numbers known to humanity. Pi is perhaps more famous, but the Golden Ratio

Container-to-Container Networking: The Bits have Hit the Fan!
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A thing of beauty If you read my last post, perhaps you followed the embedded instructions and ran hundreds of LXD system containers on your

Capitol Reef and the Goblins
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I got up early on the 20th to make a somewhat challenging drive for the RV towards Capitol Reef National Park. I wanted to avoid traffic as

snappy vs.apt-get Ubuntu Matrix
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With the recent introduction of Snappy Ubuntu, there are now several different ways to extend and update (apt-get vs. snappy) multiple flavo

"Sexy" rhymes with "LXC"
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Say it with me, out loud. Lex. See. Lex-see. LXC. Now, change the "see" to a "dee". Lex. Dee. Lex-dee. LXD. Easy! Earlier this week, here in

Apply updates to multiple systems simultaneously using Byobu and Shift-F9
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A StackExchange question, back in February of this year inspired a new feature in Byobu, that I had been thinking about for quite some time:

An Elegant Weapon, for a More Civilized Age...
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Before Greedo shot first... Before a troubled young Darth Vader braided his hair... Before midiclorians offered to explain the inexplicably

Dream a little dream (in a dream within another dream) with me!
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What would you say if I told you, that you could continuously upload your own Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) web apps into an open source Plat

(Re-)Introducing JeOS -- Just Enough OS, aka Ubuntu Core
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Lean. Agile. Svelte. Lithe. Free. That's how we roll our operating systems in this modern, bountiful era of broadly deployed virtual machine

Learn Byobu in 10 minutes while listening to Mozart
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If you're interested in learning how to more effectively use your terminal as your integrated devops environment, consider taking 10 minutes

My SxSW Interactive 2014 Recap
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Overview: a Mega Conference SxSW is basically 3 enormous, loosely related, overlapping conferences -- Interactive, Film, Music -- drawing 25

Random Seeds in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Cloud Instances
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Tomorrow, February 19, 2014, I will be giving a presentation to the Capital of Texas chapter of ISSA, which will be the first public present

How I REALLY WISH I could use my Intel NUC
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Ars Technica posed an interesting question back in October:We have an Intel NUC -- what should we do with it? Here's one idea... Of course I

Is privacy really yours?
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I'm trying desperately to hold private my opinions about the latest revelations on the ways and means of modern espionage, its targets, and

Review: Ubuntu and an Intel NUC
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Last week, I posed a question on Google+, looking for suggestions on a minimal physical format, x86 machine. I was looking for something lik

Byobu's Ubuntu Color Scheme for Manpages and Grep
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I've been trying to bring Ubuntu's beautiful color palette to the command line through Byobu, starting with the command prompt, by defining

Byobu T-shirts are here!
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Byobu t-shirts are here! I just received mine in the mail today and I'm really, really pleased with the comfort and quality! Super comfortab