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Firefox Quantum snap now available on Linux-based devices

By Canonical on 19 March 2018

London, UK, 19 March 2018: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, today announced that Mozilla has launched a Firefox snap bringing their latest Quantum browser to multiple Linux distributions, including Ubuntu. Developed by Canonical,…


Your first robot: Sharing with others [5/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 16 March 2018

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


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.…

Cloud and server


By Canonical on 14 March 2018

Event Information Date: March 27 – 29 City/State: San Jose, CA Location: San Jose McEnery Convention Center Booth: #1227 GTC is the premier AI and deep learning conference, providing unparalleled training, industry insights, and…

Cloud and server

MAAS 2.4.0 Alpha 2 released!

By Canonical on 14 March 2018

This originally appeared on Andres Rodriguez’s blog Hello MAASters! I’m happy to announce that MAAS 2.4.0 alpha 2 has now been released and is available for Ubuntu Bionic. MAAS Availability MAAS 2.4.0 alpha 1 is available in the…

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LXD weekly status #38

By Stéphane Graber on 13 March 2018

Introduction This past week the LXD team was meeting in Budapest, Hungary. We spent most of our times working on a number of issues targeted at the final 3.0 releases. @freeekanayaka worked with @stgraber to track down an fix a testing…


Your first robot: The driver [4/5]

By Kyle Fazzari on 9 March 2018

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


An intro to ONLYOFFICE – now available as a snap

By Guest on 9 March 2018

This is a guest blog written by Kseniya Fedoruk of ONLYOFFICE. Two years ago ONLYOFFICE developers released a desktop office suite that combined viewers and editors for text documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Last week ONLYOFFICE…

Canonical announcements

Popular programming language, Kotlin, launches as a snap for Linux

By Canonical on 7 March 2018

We are delighted to announce that the latest addition to the snap ecosystem, launching today, is Kotlin – the pragmatic programming language for JVM, Android and browser crafted by JetBrains. Being a general-purpose language, Kotlin…

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MAAS for the home

By Canonical on 6 March 2018

This article originally appeared on Chris Sanders’ blog MAAS is designed to run in a data center where it expects to have control of DNS and DHCP. The use of an external DHCP server is listed as ‘may work but not supported’ in the…

Cloud and server

LXD weekly status #37

By Stéphane Graber on 5 March 2018

Introduction So this past week was rather intense, in a nutshell, we’ve: Merged LXD clustering support Split python3-lxc, lua-lxc and lxc-templates out of the LXC codebase Moved libpam-cgfs from lxcfs to lxc Released 3.0.0 beta1 of…

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Kernel Team summary: February 27, 2018

By Canonical on 27 February 2018

Development (18.04) https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bionic... On the road to 18.04 we have a 4.15 based kernel in the Bionic repository. Important upcoming dates: 16.04.4 Point Release – Mar 1 (~1 week away) Feature Freeze…

Cloud and server

Ubuntu Server development summary – 27 February 2018

By David Britton on 27 February 2018

Hello Ubuntu Server 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…



A look at Rancher 2.0

Last December, we announced a Kubernetes Cloud Native Platform in partnership with Rancher Labs. Built on Canonical’s Distribution of…

"Cloud Native"

JFrog Artifactory and Ubuntu Kubernetes

Software development teams using the diverse tools and languages of the cloud native world face formidable hurdles safely releasing software…


Git-to-k8s automation for on-prem container deployments

Kubernetes brings Devs and Ops close together, but that presents significant challenges for traditional CI/CD as an effective and scalable…


What can you do with Kubernetes?

Need to get up to speed with Kubernetes? This webinar will give you the primer to the Kubernetes platform that you need. You’ve probably…


Introduction To Juju: Automating Cloud Operations

Modern software is getting complicated, and we’re simply not able to hire or train people fast enough to operate it due to the complexity…


From VMWare to Canonical OpenStack

OpenStack has often been positioned as an alternative to traditional proprietary virtualization environments. Join Arturo Suarez and Stephan…