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Tutorial: Install Ubuntu on a Chromebook

By David Callé on 30 January 2018

Chromebooks have gained popularity as relatively inexpensive web-centric laptops. They give access to web-based and native applications through the Chrome store, but what if you want to do more with them? Installing Ubuntu on a Chromebook…

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A peek at the Snapcraft Summit

By Sergio Schvezov on 26 January 2018

The Snapcraft Summit, taking place in Seattle from January 29th to February 2nd, is a forward-thinking five day software hackathon being attended by major software vendors and snap developers working to move the industry forward with…

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LXD: five easy pieces

By Michael Iatrou on 26 January 2018

Machine containers, like LXD, proliferate in the datacenters: they provide a native control plane for OpenStack and a lightweight hypervisor for its tenants. LXD optimizes resource allocation and utilization for Kubernetes clusters,…

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Bionic Beaver 18.04 LTS to use Xorg by default

By Will Cooke on 26 January 2018

Bionic Beaver, the codename for the next Ubuntu LTS release, is due in April 2018 and will ship with both the traditional Xorg graphics stack as well as the newer Wayland based stack, but Xorg will be the default. 17.10, released in…

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Meltdown, Spectre and Ubuntu: What you need to know

By Christian Reis on 24 January 2018

As details of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities1 have become clearer a number of statements have been published by the multiple vendors affected; Canonical has issued advisories and updates on fixes and mitigations, the latest of…

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Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – 22 January 2018

By Will Cooke on 22 January 2018

Here’s an update on what we’ve been working on over the last couple of weeks: GNOME We’ve been working on a patch for udisks to hide snaps from applications such as GNOME’s Disks. This will hide all loop devices, including installed snaps,…

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Your first robot: Introduction to the Robot Operating System [2/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 21 January 2018

This article originally appeared on Kyle Fazzari’s blog and is the second installment in a series This is the second blog post in this series about creating your first robot with ROS and Ubuntu Core. In the previous post we walked through…

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Tutorial: Continuous delivery of snaps with Circle CI

By David Callé on 19 January 2018

Bullet-proof continuous delivery of software is crucial to the health of your community, more than a way to run manual tests, it also enables your early adopters to test code and give feedback on it as soon as it lands. You may be already…

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Canonical brings Slack to the snap ecosystem

By Canonical on 18 January 2018

The digital workspace will now be available to all Linux users London, UK – 18th January 2018 – Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, today announced the first iteration of Slack as a snap, bringing collaboration to open source users.…

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Spectre mitigation updates available for testing in Ubuntu Proposed

By Dustin Kirkland on 17 January 2018

Canonical holds Ubuntu to the highest standards of security and quality. This week we published candidate Ubuntu kernels providing mitigation for CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2017-5753 (ie, Spectre / Variants 1 & 2) to their respective…

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Announcing the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition 9370 with Ubuntu

By Canonical on 5 January 2018

We’re excited to see Dell announce the availability of the 7th gen XPS 13 Developer Edition (9370) which comes preloaded with Ubuntu. Canonical have been part of Dell’s Project Sputnik project since Day 1, and five years later we are…

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Ubuntu Updates for the Meltdown / Spectre Vulnerabilities

By Dustin Kirkland on 4 January 2018

  For up-to-date patch, package, and USN links, please refer to: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Securi...   Unfortunately, you’ve probably already read about one of the most widespread security issues…