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PowerShell launches as a snap

By Canonical, 20 July 2018

PowerShell Core from Microsoft is now available for Linux as a Snap. Built on the .NET Framework, PowerShell is an open source task-based command-line shell and scripting language with the goal of being the ubiquitous language for managing…

Snaps Add Flexibility with Tracks

By Alan Pope, 19 July 2018

Snap packages have a rich set of features beyond getting the latest shiny on your Linux distribution. Tracks enable developers to publish multiple supported releases of their application under the same name. With this enabled, a user can…

IoT Security at Scale: Managing end-to-end security

By Canonical, 18 July 2018

Title: IoT Security at Scale: Managing end-to-end security for Commercial IoT Gateways Speakers: Kevin Tate, CRO, Rigado Date/Time: August 8, 12:00PM EST / 5:00PM BST Rigado, a Canonical partner, provides a secure, scalable gateway…

Perfectly Formed Snaps Challenge

By Alan Pope, 18 July 2018

Summer is here (sorry Southern hemisphere), and with the World Cup and Wimbledon over, it’s time for a new challenge! Background Snaps are universal Linux software packages. That means they can work anywhere, and contain anything.…

Get productive on the Linux desktop with 7 essential apps

By Martin Wimpress, 17 July 2018

The Linux desktop is not just for people who like to mess with computers. With a wide range of enterprise class productivity and collaboration tools Linux users can enjoy computing parity with their peers and colleagues running other…

How to Manage Multi-Cloud Services with Juju

By tcuthbert, 17 July 2018

Introduction Managing a service with deployments in multi-cloud environments can be a challenge in terms of troubleshooting and scalability due to the complexity of dealing with different public cloud providers. An effective way to manage…

Demystifying Snap Confinement

By Alan Pope, 12 July 2018

Snaps introduce some new concepts to the Linux ecosystem which developers can take advantage of, and snap users need to appreciate. When installing a snap, it’s important to understand what parts of the system the application wants…

6 IDEs you need to know about

By Martin Wimpress, 10 July 2018

Linux has long been a favourite platform with developers due to the rich array of languages and toolchains available. In this article we highlight 6 IDEs that can boost your productivity. Each IDE is just a Snap away so you can easily…

Graphical environments in the world of IoT

By Jamie Bennett, 10 July 2018

The IoT promises to bring about a revolution in the way we interact with devices around us. While many IoT devices will be hidden away, from sensors that measure manufacturing tolerances in a factory to hubs that control lighting around…

Infographic: Ubuntu connects everything

By Canonical, 10 July 2018

As highlighted in the Ubuntu is Everywhere infographic to coincide with the 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu is used by millions across every sector and technology imaginable. Two years on, and with 18.04 LTS now released, we take a new look at how…

Minimal Ubuntu, on public clouds and Docker Hub

By Canonical, 9 July 2018

Today we are delighted to introduce the new Minimal Ubuntu, optimized for automated use at scale, with a tiny package set and minimal security cross-section. Speed, performance and stability are primary concerns for cloud developers and…

Make your Snap store page pop!

By Martin Wimpress, 5 July 2018

When you publish a Snap you want to grab the attention of as many users as possible. The Snap Advocacy team regularly review high quality, new and interesting Snaps published in the store so that we can feature them in Editor’s…