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26 posts from July 2018

Create your Linux development workstation in seconds

By Martin Wimpress, 31 July 2018

Linux is the best platform for developers. Here’s how you can get popular languages and development environments up and running in moments. The first step is to install snapd (the service that runs and manages Snaps) on your distro,…

National Cyber Security Centre publish Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Security Guide

By Will Cooke, 30 July 2018

Last week the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) in the UK issued their latest publication which gives advice on how to configure Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in accordance with their security best practices. The National Cyber Security Centre…

Dell XPS13 Developer Edition ships with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS pre-installed

By Canonical, 27 July 2018

Dell’s XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop is now available in the US on Dell.com with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) pre-installed, with European availability expected in early August. The launch signals the first availability of Ubuntu’s…

Kata Containers – now available in the Snap Store

By Guest, 27 July 2018

Guest blog by Julio Montes, Linux Software Engineer at Intel Kata Containers is now available as a Snap and to install from the Snap Store. Kata Containers is a lightweight, fast to boot, virtual machine (VM) designed to provide the speed…

First point release of 18.04 LTS available today

By Will Cooke, 26 July 2018

Today sees the first point release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, conveniently named 18.04.1 LTS. Point releases for an LTS include a roll-up of all bug fixes and security updates which have been pushed out since the original 18.04 LTS ISO was…

AI, ML, & Ubuntu: Everything you need to know

By Canonical, 26 July 2018

AI and ML adoption in the enterprise is exploding from Silicon Valley to Wall Street. Ubuntu is the premier platform for these ambitions — from developer workstations, to racks, to clouds and to the edge with smart connected IoT. One of…

Bringing Electron applications to millions of Linux users

By Alan Pope, 26 July 2018

Electron is one of the most popular frameworks for creating cross-platform desktop applications right now. Many developers use electron-builder to do the heavy-lifting of package management for their Electron apps. electron-builder has…

Ubuntu Server development summary – 24 July 2018

By Joshua Powers, 24 July 2018

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 channel on Freenode.…

Graphical Abstinence, Living the Terminal Life

By Alan Pope, 24 July 2018

In today’s modern world of multi-gigabyte browser based applications we can get overwhelmed by busy, interrupting graphical environments. Sometimes it’s nice to downsize and focus, VT100-style. So let’s leverage the power…

Desktop team report from GUADEC 2018

By Canonical, 23 July 2018

This year’s GUADEC [https://2018.guadec.org/] (GNOME Users And Developers Conference) took place in Almeria, Spain. The main conference was from 6th to 11th July, and for a few days prior to that where the GNOME Advisory Board met for an…

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…