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John Pugh

Hi again. I’m back again. This time around let’s see if we can post some relevant content regularly and keep it substantive.

I’ve switched into a different partner ecosystem as of the June 2011 timeframe. Currently, I’m working with developers who develop applications for the Consumer side of Ubuntu.

Where do you go to get new applications for your shiny, new Ubuntu Desktop? The Ubuntu Software Center, of course! Did you know that in Ubuntu 11.04 we added a paid marketplace, a “For Purchase” area of the Ubuntu Software Center? As a consumer, you now have access to great applications and games that you want and need to make the best use of your desktop. As a developer with a “commercial” application or game, you now have a place to sell that game or application to the ~20m users of Ubuntu.

We’ll take advantage of this shiny new blog to keep consumers and developers alike updated on the latest within the Software Center! Stay tuned.

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John Pugh

In early November, Canonical and Accountz finalized packaging for Business Accountz Enterprise 120 day trial into the Ubuntu Partner repository. With the addition of Accountz, Ubuntu now has enterprise class accounting software designed for businesses of all sizes.

Business Accountz Enterprise is designed to keep books for businesses of all sizes. A simple install from the Ubuntu Partner respository allows a company to try out Business Accountz Enterprise for 120 days at no-cost.

The features of this package include:

  • Manage suppliers
  • Design and print purchase orders
  • Track bills
  • Automate transactions
  • Manage customers
  • Design and print invoices
  • Send quotes and estimates
  • Track invoices
  • Manage bookkeeping
  • Free lifetime forum support

For more information on Business Accountz, please go to their website.

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Enterprise class tools are making their way into Ubuntu. One such tool for enterprise class backup is Arkeia Network Backup. Arkeia has been a partner of Canonical for some time and recently have completed work to be added to the Ubuntu Partner Repository.

Arkeia has made Arkeia Network Backup version 8 available to Ubuntu users via the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Partner Repository. Not only did Arkeia make their product available, they made it FREE exclusively to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS users. That is right, you read correctly, FREE.

Arkeia Network Backup, Enterprise Edition for Ubuntu is fully-featured and is not time-limited.   One free, perpetual license is granted per individual or company and only web registration is required.

The enterprise license includes:

  • one backup server running on Ubuntu
  • up to 250GB capacity for backup to disk
  • support of any single drive, tape or disk
  • 2 client agents to backup many types of client machines including Windows workstations and desktops, and the vast majority of Linux machines, Mac OS X and BSD computers

Arkeia Network Backup features an easy-to-use web interface so that backup policy setup and management is a breeze. Arkeia’s backup engine leverages parallelism extensively, making Arkeia Network Backup one of the fastest backup and restore solutions in the market.  Source-side data deduplication will be available in early 2010, making backups and restores faster and easier than ever. More than 150 different applications and platforms are supported with specific packages.

If you are running Ubuntu Server 8.04 LTS and wish to install Arkeia Network Backup, simply run “sudo apt-get install arkeia” to get started.

For more information about Arkeia go to For more information about Arkeia and Ubuntu go to .


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