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41 posts from March 2017

Out of date software leaves you vulnerable

By Canonical, 23 March 2017

Two weeks ago, Der Spiegel wrote an article highlighting that out of date software on private clouds was leaving government and political party information vulnerable to being hacked. Given that political organisations being targeted is…

Webinar: How to ensure the ongoing security compliance of Ubuntu 12.04

By Canonical, 22 March 2017

Many enterprises still run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS but updates will end soon. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS users are encouraged to upgrade to 14.04 LTS or 16.04 LTS. For some this is easy but for others, particularly for larger deployments, upgrading can be…

Distributing a ROS system among multiple snaps

By Kyle Fazzari, 22 March 2017

One of the key tenets of snaps is that they bundle their dependencies. The fact that they’re self-contained helps their transactional-ness: upgrading or rolling back is essentially just a matter of unmounting one snap and mounting…

When products and digital signage speak the same language

By Guest, 21 March 2017

This is a guest post by Dominique Guinard, Co-founder & CTO at EVRYTHNG. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact ubuntu-devices@canonical.com Digital signage is booming. From stores to offices and public…

Three flaws at the heart of IoT security

By Thibaut Rouffineau, 20 March 2017

This blog has been syndicated from SCMagazine UK, contributed by Thibaut Rouffineau – head of devices marketing. According to the latest estimates by Gartner, the total number of connected devices will reach 6.4 billion by the end of…

The Orange Pi community gets a snap store

By Canonical, 16 March 2017

Shenzhen Xunlong Software partners with Canonical to build the Orange Pi App Store Developers can distribute their applications packaged as snaps to Orange Pi owners Hackers and tinkerers can install complex IoT and server projects in…

Webinar: Learn the secrets to innovative and scalable VNF deployment

By Tom Callway, 16 March 2017

Experts from Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, and Fraunhofer FOKUS explain how Open Baton, an open source, carrier-grade NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) platform can integrate with Canonical’s Juju to easily deploy scalable…

NXP and Canonical to demo Ubuntu Core on the LS1043A at Embedded World

By Canonical, 14 March 2017

The LS1043A, NXP’s quad-core ARM 64bit-powered SoC, is built for embedded networking and IoT Gateways with high throughput needs. Ubuntu Core is a versatile operating system for IoT and networking equipment based on snaps, the cross-…

Introducing Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Extended Security Maintenance)

By Canonical, 14 March 2017

  Canonical announced the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) release almost 5 years ago, on April 26, 2012. As with all LTS releases, Canonical has provided ongoing security patches and bug fixes for a period of 5 years. The Ubuntu…

The smart multi-personality vending machine

By Maarten Ectors, 13 March 2017

This vending machine is unlike you have seen before. It is a telecom operator in a box. Minutes later it cures the chronic ill via an Uber for Doctors and saves public health care billions. Sell you a house. Be your bank. Anything is…

This elevator catches intruders, saves lives, generates money, …

By Maarten Ectors, 13 March 2017

The world is becoming software defined and most people don’t realise what this means until software apps and app stores invade their day to day objects like elevators. This blog post is about the smartest elevator demoed at MWC17 and…

The cheapest and smartest mobile and IoT base station of MWC17

By Maarten Ectors, 11 March 2017

How to solve the top telecom industry problems (declining revenues, spiralling costs, slow time to market) and revolutionise the wireless industry? Open Source Mobile and IoT Base Stations with App Stores. At MWC15 we presented the…