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National Cyber Security Centre publish Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Security Guide

By Will Cooke on 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…

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Desktop team report from GUADEC 2018

By Canonical on 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…

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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…