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A first look at desktop metrics

By Will Cooke on 22 June 2018

We first announced our intention to ask users to provide basic, not-personally-identifiable system data back in February. Since then we have built the Ubuntu Report tool and integrated it in to the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS initial setup tool. You…

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Report from the GNOME Software design sprint

By Will Cooke on 20 June 2018

  A couple of weeks ago representatives from across Canonical met in London to talk about ideas to improve the user experience of GNOME Software. We had people from the store team, snap advocacy, snapd, design and from the desktop…

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Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – 16th March 2018

By Will Cooke on 16 March 2018

We’ve had a busy few weeks, and so this email is a roll up of what’s been going on in Desktopland. Last week we had a team sprint in Budapest where we got to work side by side with our teammates and colleagues across Canonical.…

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Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – February 2, 2018

By Will Cooke on 2 February 2018

GNOME As you might have already read, we’ve taken the decision to ship Xorg by default in Bionic 18.04 LTS. The Wayland session will still be available as an option at login. You can read more about that here. The Ubuntu Dock extension has…

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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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Ubuntu Bionic: Netplan

By Joshua Powers on 1 December 2017

Netplan For this week’s Bionic test blitz I am looking at Netplan! Netplan enables easily…

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Kernel Team Summary: November 7, 2017

By Canonical on 8 November 2017

October 24 through November 06 Development (18.04) Every 6 months the Ubuntu Kernel Team is tasked to pick the kernel to be used in the next release. This is a difficult thing to do because we don’t definitively know what will be…

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LXD Weekly Status #22

By Stéphane Graber on 6 November 2017

Introduction Another pretty quiet week for LXD as we keep working on a number of larger features that aren’t ready to land yet. Now that the Ubuntu 18.04 development release is open for contributions, we’re pushing LXD 2.19,…

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Ubuntu Foundations Development Summary: November 2, 2017

By Canonical on 2 November 2017

This newsletter is to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Foundations Team. There will also be highlights provided for any interesting subjects the team may be working on. If you would like to reach the Foundations team, you can find…