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Internet of Things

IoT: RIOT and Snappy connect the smallest of devices

By Canonical on 5 June 2015

RIOT is a smart and developer-friendly open source operating system designed specifically for the Internet of Things. RIOT is vendor-independent and community-driven, based on a microkernel architecture that allows C and C++ application…

Cloud and server

So You Want to Write a Snappy App?

By Canonical on 3 June 2015

Introduction If you are anything like me, you love to write apps for Ubuntu. Like the Ubuntu phone two years ago, snappy is a bit of a green field in terms of IoT related apps. If you are like me and have a Beagle Bone and a Raspberry Pi 2…

Internet of Things

Intel and Canonical collaborate around IoT gateways

By Canonical on 2 June 2015

Intel and Canonical are collaborating around Intel® IOT Gateways and Snappy Ubuntu Core. The Intel® IOT Gateway will come with support for Snap Stores. The Snap Store supports a model where a range of applications will be deployed to a…

Phone and tablet

BQ launches the new Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition

By Canonical on 2 June 2015

In February of this year, BQ, the European technology company, launched the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, the world´s first smartphone featuring the Ubuntu operating system This latest model, the Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition, marks the…

Internet of Things

IoT: Canonical and GE’s FirstBuild Collaborate on Smart Refrigerator

By Canonical on 11 May 2015

San Francisco, CA – May 11, 2015 – FirstBuild, GE Appliances’ new global co-creation community is set to showcase ChillHub, its community-generated smart refrigerator in the Ubuntu booth (Stand 545) at the second annual…

Internet of Things

First drone with apps – Ubuntu Core Drone

By Maarten Ectors on 11 May 2015

This is a guest post from Victor Mayoral from Erle Robotics. Erle-Copter: the first drone with apps powered by Ubuntu Core Over the last months and with the support of Canonical, Erle Robotics engineers have been working hard to bring the…

Cloud and server

Using Snappy OVA Images when you don’t have a Cloud Fabric

By Canonical on 5 May 2015

The Snappy OVA images are nothing more than the Ubuntu Snappy Cloud images that have been wrapped up in an OVA container. Snappy Cloud Images expect to be running within a Cloud environment where a meta-data source is provided. But since…

Cloud and server

DataArt’s DeviceHive platform arrives on Azure Marketplace

By Canonical on 24 April 2015

The industrial Internet of Things (IoT) enables businesses to predict when industrial equipment is going to fail, so that action can be taken beforehand. A leader in this space, DataArt, developed one of the first IoT and big data open…

Cloud and server

Here comes Kilo and 15.04! Containers will never be the same again!

By Mark Baker on 22 April 2015

Today Ubuntu 15.04, codenamed Vivid Vervet, is released with a host of new features for clouds and servers. 15.04 comes a full year since the last Long Term Support (LTS) release and a year before the next LTS so represents a milestone in…


Ubuntu 15.04: Desktop, Phone and IoT; towards a converged future

By Canonical on 21 April 2015

Ubuntu 15.04 desktop extends leadership of developer experience Snappy Ubuntu Core on general availability for the first time New developer tools allow immediate and constant access to latest updates London – 21 April, 2015. Ubuntu…

Cloud and server

Ubuntu 15.04: What’s new for cloud users?

By Canonical on 21 April 2015

Ubuntu 15.04: OpenStack ready to roll with Kilo and first outing of Snappy Core Adds LXD, a new hypervisor with incredible density and speed First release of Snappy Ubuntu Core for cloud container hosts and smart devices OpenStack “Kilo”…

Cloud and server

Using Snappy Ubuntu Core on Certified Public Clouds

By Udi Nachmany on 16 April 2015

In December we announced Snappy Ubuntu Core for the public cloud, and its availability in beta on Microsoft Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine, as well as Vagrant. Snappy is the smallest, leanest Ubuntu ever,…