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16 news from 2018

Canonical Managed Cloud adds data protection and recovery with Trilio

By Canonical, 22 May 2018

Canonical BootStack and Ubuntu Advantage customers now can access TrilioVault OpenStack Vancouver: – May 22, 2018 – Canonical and Trilio announced today a partnership agreement to deliver TrilioVault backup and recovery…

Breeze through Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

By Will Cooke, 27 April 2018

The Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is here! It’s been a busy six months for the desktop team, and indeed for everyone working on Ubuntu. We’ve been working on making sure that your upgrade from previous releases is smooth and trouble…

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS optimised for security, multi-cloud, containers & AI

By Canonical, 26 April 2018

26th April 2018, London, UK: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS – the newest version of the most widely used Linux for workstations, cloud and IoT, is now available. “Multi-cloud operations are the new normal” said Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical…

Ubuntu available on IBM LinuxOne Rockhopper II

By Canonical, 11 April 2018

IBM has announced IBM z14 model ZR1 and LinuxONE Rockhopper II, an expansion to a family of IBM Z servers which bring the benefits of z14 technology to organizations ranging from large enterprises to startups. Where IBM Z and LinuxONE were…

Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – 23rd March 2018

By Will Cooke, 23 March 2018

Bid “bonjour” to our Bionic Beaver!   Along with a sneak preview of our official Bionic mascot, it’s a short update this week as we’re all heads-down in bug fixing mode. There are a couple of links to check out if…

Firefox Quantum snap now available on Linux-based devices

By Canonical, 19 March 2018

London, UK, 19 March 2018: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, today announced that Mozilla has launched a Firefox snap bringing their latest Quantum browser to multiple Linux distributions, including Ubuntu. Developed by Canonical,…

Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – 16th March 2018

By Will Cooke, 16 March 2018

We’ve had a busy few weeks, and so this email is a roll up of what’s been going on in Desktopland. Last week we had a team sprint in Budapest where we got to work side by side with our teammates and colleagues across Canonical.…

Popular programming language, Kotlin, launches as a snap for Linux

By Canonical, 7 March 2018

We are delighted to announce that the latest addition to the snap ecosystem, launching today, is Kotlin – the pragmatic programming language for JVM, Android and browser crafted by JetBrains. Being a general-purpose language, Kotlin…

Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – February 23, 2018

By Will Cooke, 23 February 2018

GNOME We’ve been working on a GNOME Online Accounts plugin for Ubuntu One. This will allow you to manage your U1 credentials and share them with services which need them, for example Canonical LivePatch. A MR is being proposed upstream. A…

Canonical announces Ubuntu Core across Rigado’s IoT gateways

By Canonical, 21 February 2018

Rigado customers will benefit from open source, cost-effective, secure software in their commercial IoT deployments London, UK – 21st February 2018 – Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, today announced that Ubuntu Core will be deployed…

Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – February 9, 2018

By Will Cooke, 9 February 2018

Here’s the round up from this week: GNOME The default session has now been switched back to use Xorg by default. Wayland is still installed and can be selected from the login screen. GNOME 3.27 has entered Freeze in preparation for…

Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – February 2, 2018

By Will Cooke, 2 February 2018

GNOME As you might have already read, we’ve taken the decision to ship Xorg by default in Bionic 18.04 LTS. The Wayland session will still be available as an option at login. You can read more about that here. The Ubuntu Dock extension has…