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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…

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Canonical welcome Spotify as a snap for Linux users

By Canonical on 20 December 2017

Universal Linux app packaging format enables Linux users to install the popular music streaming service with a simple click and install London, UK – December 20th, 2017 – Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, is happy to announce that…

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Top snaps in November: blockchain, IDEs and games

By David Callé on 20 December 2017

The past month has been exciting in the snap world, between getting ready to welcome our Google Code-in students, improving the developer dashboard and starting to land, piece by piece, the new store frontend, it’s time we take a…

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JetBrains adopts snaps to further simplify developers’ lives

By Sarah Dickinson on 19 December 2017

Used by companies as diverse as NASA, Pinterest, and CitiBank, JetBrains takes the repetition out of a developer’s life through their range of developer tools which automate routine checks and corrections. JetBrains offers 21 different…

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Ubuntu Desktop Weekly Update – December 15th 2017

By Will Cooke on 15 December 2017

Here’s the last newsletter for 2017, we’ll be back in the new year. On behalf of the whole Desktop Team I wish you all a happy holiday and a peaceful 2018. GNOME Some important fixes landed in fonts-noto-emoji. 🍔 🍺…

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cloud-init 17.2 Released

By Joshua Powers on 15 December 2017

As announced, cloud-init 17.2 was released this week. From the announcement, some highlights include: CLI added the clean and status subcommands Support for identifying OVF datasource provided by VMware NoCloudKVM tests…

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UbuCon Europe: 27th, 28th, 29th of April 2018 in Gijón/Xixón, Spain

By Canonical on 14 December 2017

The next Ubucon Europe will take place at the Antiguo Instituto Jovellanos in Gijón/Xixón (Asturias, Spain), the 27th, 28th & 29th of April 2018. The Antiguo Instituto was built in 1797 as a centre for scientific and technical…

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Snaps & automatic updates prove popular with email client, Mailspring

By Sarah Dickinson on 5 December 2017

In the latest interview with a snap developer, we spoke to Ben Gotow who is the lead maintainer of Mailspring, a free, modern email client for Linux, Windows, and macOS. Originally started and open-sourced by Nylas in California, Ben took…

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Ubuntu Desktop Weekly Update: December 1, 2017

By Will Cooke on 1 December 2017

GNOME GNOME Disk Utility If you have snaps installed and open the Disks utility, your snaps appear as loop devices. We found this to be confusing and a bit messy, so we have proposed a fix upstream and this should be merged soon. Theme The…

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Announcing snapcraft 2.35

By Sergio Schvezov on 22 November 2017

The snapcraft team is pleased to announce that version 2.35 has been released. Contributions This release saw some excellent contributions from outside the snapcraft core team, and we want to give a shout out to those folks. A team thank…

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How to turn your website into a desktop app

By David Callé on 15 November 2017

Turning your website into a desktop integrated app is a relatively simple thing to do, but distributing it as such and making it noticeable in app stores is another story. This tutorial will show you how to leverage Electron and snaps to…