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Desktop plans for 18.10

By Will Cooke, 18 May 2018

Bionic is out the door and we’ve started the Cosmic cycle so I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about our plans for this cycle, the sorts of features we want to work on and what you can expect from 18.10 when it arrives in…

Top Snaps in April 2018

By popey, 16 May 2018

In case you missed it, here are some of the snaps we featured during April 2018. Here you’ll find snaps to enhance your productivity, tools for creatives, IDEs for developers and games for the weekend. You can stay up to date with…

Trust and security in the Snap Store

By Canonical, 15 May 2018

Last Friday (11 May 2018) we learned that a snap was mining cryptocurrency in the background while the application was running. The practical implication of that is the overuse of local resources on a user’s system, well beyond what a…

An introduction to Zenkit – now available as a snap

By Guest, 8 May 2018

This is a guest blog written by Siobhan O’Rorke of Zenkit. In October 2016, Zenkit was released as an app designed to help you ‘organise anything’, enabling companies to digitise all of their business processes in a single app. It’s…

Introducing developer notifications for snap security updates

By Canonical, 2 May 2018

For some time, we’ve wanted a mechanism to alert snap publishers to security updates which affect their snaps. All the pieces have come together and we are now sending alerts via email. Stated more precisely, publishers who use ‘stage-…

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…

Ora as a snap: ensuring users are benefiting from the latest version

By Sarah Dickinson, 24 April 2018

Ora is a user-friendly task management service with integrated time-tracking, reports, list view, git integrations and many other features. Often referred to by users as ‘the sweet spot between Trello and Jira’, Ora provides almost a…

Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – 13 April 2018

By Will Cooke, 13 April 2018

Wow, only two weeks to go until the Beaver is born, this cycle seems have flown by. So what’s been going on in the last couple of weeks, and what can we expect to change in the run up to release day? We’re still working on adding a new…

Design and Web team summary – 10 April 2018

By Anthony Dillon, 10 April 2018

MAAS squad Homepage A/B test completes The team ran an A/B test on two homepage designs. Based on Google analytics experiment data and Crazy egg scroll-map data for both A and B versions. The resulting winner was B. Which has now been made…

Growing ONLYOFFICE through snaps and the Snap Store

By Sarah Dickinson, 29 March 2018

  ONLYOFFICE is a project developed by IT experts from the Latvian company Ascensio System SIA. WIth ONLYOFFICE business solutions, which are the primary product range, you can run a fast and secure cloud office that comprises…

CircleCI evangelist looks to snaps to bridge cross-distro divide

By Sarah Dickinson, 26 March 2018

CircleCI helps developers test software and deploy it quickly but at a high standard. It is a key element of many developer’s DevOps toolsets. Ricardo Feliciano wears two hats – one as an avid community advocate (under the guise of…