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Dev creeped out after he fired up Ubuntu VM on Azure, was immediately approached by Canonical sales rep
2021-02-11 14:14

An Azure customer was outraged after finding himself on the receiving end of an unexpected LinkedIn message from Ubuntu maker Canonical last night. Shortly after a message turned up from an Enterprise Development representative at Ubuntu with the ominous phrase: "I saw that you spun up an Ubuntu image in Azure," and offering to be a point of contact.

Creeped-out dev spins up an Ubuntu VM on Azure only to be immediately approached by a Canonical sales rep
2021-02-11 14:14

An Azure customer was outraged after finding himself on the receiving end of an unexpected LinkedIn message from Ubuntu maker Canonical last night. Shortly after a message turned up from an Enterprise Development representative at Ubuntu with the ominous phrase: "I saw that you spun up an Ubuntu image in Azure," and offering to be a point of contact.

Canonical Publishes Secure Container Application Images on Docker Hub
2020-11-24 15:31

Canonical, the publisher of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, announced on Tuesday that it has made available long-term support container images on Docker Hub, promising up to 10 years of security maintenance. Some of these hardened images have a five-year free security maintenance period - the standard security maintenance of the underlying Ubuntu LTS - while customers of Ubuntu Pro are provided access to ten-year Extended Security Maintenance images.

Canonical publishes set of secure container application images
2020-11-24 13:00

Canonical has published the LTS Docker Image Portfolio, a curated set of secure container application images, on Docker Hub. "LTS Images are built on trusted infrastructure, in a secure environment, with guarantees of stable security updates," said Mark Lewis, VP Application Services at Canonical.

How to enable Canonical Livepatch from the command line
2020-09-07 21:13

If you have Ubuntu Servers in your data center, you should consider adding Canonical Livepatch to keep them up to date with kernel security patches.

How to enable Canonical Livepatch from the command line
2020-07-09 16:47

If you have Ubuntu Servers in your data center, you should consider adding Canonical Livepatch to keep them up to date with kernel security patches. Canonical has made using Livepatch incredible easy when a GUI is involved.

Canonical Investigating Hack of Its GitHub Page
2019-07-08 20:03

Company Says Ubuntu Linux Source Code Remains SafeCanonical Ltd., a British company that offers commercial support and services for the popular Ubuntu Linux open source operating system, is...

Canonical GitHub Account Hijacked
2019-07-08 05:42

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu operating system, confirmed over the weekend that one of its GitHub accounts was hacked. read more

Ubuntu-Maker Canonical’s GitHub Account Gets Hacked
2019-07-07 16:03

An unknown hacker yesterday successfully managed to hack into the official GitHub account of Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux project and created 11 new empty repositories. It...

Mining apps? We're cool so long as they admit to it, says Canonical
2018-05-16 04:56

Better review for Snaps Store promised anyway after last week's crypto surprise Canonical has responded to last week's discovery that its Snap store carried apps containing embedded...