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Ubuntu Core 18 released for secure, reliable IoT devices

By Canonical, 22 January 2019

Canonical today published Ubuntu Core 18, bringing the popular Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to high-security embedded devices. “Dell has been working closely with Canonical over the past three years to certify Ubuntu Core on all our Edge Gateway…

What will be the biggest development trends in 2019?

By Canonical, 21 January 2019

What’s the most popular programming language today among software developers? It’s still JavaScript, with over 10M users globally. Python has reached 7M active developers and is climbing up the ranks. How do we know that? Thanks to the…

Where eagles snap – snap security overview

By Igor Ljubuncic, 17 January 2019

Quite often, security and functionality are two opposing forces. Vendors are trapped in a zero-sum game between providing their users as much freedom in the software they use and limiting said freedom to create tightly controlled and…

MAAS 2.5 : Growing the ecosystem and support for KVM micro-clouds

By Canonical, 16 January 2019

Our latest release makes for a very exciting point in the MAAS evolution. As datacenter (DC) infrastructure grows at unparalleled scale fueled by new applications and services such as connected autonomous cars, augmented/virtual reality…

Fresh Snaps from December 2018

By Martin Wimpress, 14 January 2019

Another month passes and we’ve got a collection of applications which crossed our “desk” (Twitter feed) during December 2018. Take a look down the list, and discover something new today. 1. travis Travis CI Developers!…

Snap up your development – Tools for making the snap trek easier

By Igor Ljubuncic, 10 January 2019

Software development is what happens in between users and bug reports. Niccolo Machiavelli In an ideal world, developers would be able to create new applications without any errors, and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, errors,…

Apellix engineers safer work environments with Ubuntu powered aerial robotics

By Sarah Dickinson, 9 January 2019

In 2016, 16% of all workplace deaths in the US were attributed to falls. Apellix, a Florida-based start up, who specialise in aerial robotics aims to reduce this number by using their drones in place of workers to complete tasks in…

Ubuntu Server development summary – 08 January 2019

By Chad Smith, 8 January 2019

Hello Ubuntu Server The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team. If you would like to reach the server team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-server…

Mark Shuttleworth on success with OpenStack

By Canonical, 3 January 2019

As one of the founding members and most popular distributions in OpenStack the conferences, now the Open Infrastructure Summit, is a valuable event that Canonical uses to meet with the open source community. During the final OpenStack…

Kata Containers – A form of art

By Igor Ljubuncic, 3 January 2019

November was a productive month for us. As you’ve already glimpsed in the KDE snaps article, we hosted a Snapcraft Summit in our London offices, during which we worked with engineers from major companies on building snaps. Hailing from…

Top Snaps in 2018

By Alan Pope, 27 December 2018

With 2018 drawing to a close, and many of us spending with family during the holiday season, I thought we’d take a look back over some of our favourite Linux applications in the Snap Store. Some have been in the store for over a…

I have a need, a need for snap

By Igor Ljubuncic, 27 December 2018

Are snaps slow? Or slower than their classic counterparts (DEB or RPM, for instance)? This is a topic that comes up often in online discussions, related to various containerised application formats, including snaps. We thought this would…