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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…


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…


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…


Dell Precision Machines Available With Ubuntu Pre-Installed

By Canonical on 14 November 2017

Looking for a new PC with Ubuntu pre-installed? We thought we’d run through the latest Dell Precision computers that come pre-installed with Ubuntu. These are systems developed by and for developers, and are available in form factors…


Ubuntu Desktop Weekly, Nov 3rd & 10th: Bionic daily images available

By Will Cooke on 10 November 2017

  The big news this week is the availability of Bionic daily ISOs. As always, we’re beavering away on the desktop: GNOME We’ve started a conversation on the GNOME mailing list to talk about locking down extensions which are part of a…


Top snaps in October: IntelliJ IDEA, MuseScore and more

By David Callé on 7 November 2017

Hot on the heels of the Ubuntu 17.10 release, the snap store has seen some great additions for musicians with MuseScore, for developers with IntelliJ IDEA, and many more! Let’s have a look at our october selection: 1. MuseScore…


Canonical joins GNOME Foundation Advisory Board

By Will Cooke on 1 November 2017

As you’re no doubt aware, the default Ubuntu desktop is now running GNOME Shell following the 17.10 release and so we naturally have a great deal of interest in the plans and direction of the GNOME project. The best way for us to get…


MAAS 2.3.0 beta 3 released!

By Canonical on 31 October 2017

Hello MAASters! I’m happy to announce that MAAS 2.3.0 Beta 3 has now been released and it is currently…


Ubuntu Desktop Weekly Update: GNOME Fixes & New Snaps

By Will Cooke on 27 October 2017

I’ll be starting the weekly round-up posts again now that the release is out and 18.04 is getting under way. At this early stage in the development cycle we’re spending a week or so tidying up the loose ends from 17.10, SRUing the…


Latest and greatest versions of GNOME apps on YOUR desktop!

By Ken VanDine on 24 October 2017

Want to run the latest GNOME applications on Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 and 17.10? Actually, not just Ubuntu, many other distributions such as Fedora, Linux Mint and Debian that support snap. We have now packaged a pretty extensive list of the…


Top snaps in September: games, GNOME apps and more!

By David Callé on 18 October 2017

October, it’s almost time for a new Ubuntu release! This month’s pick of the top snaps is all about spending relaxing time with your computer: playing games, listening to music and enjoying beautiful GNOME applications! If the…


Security Team Weekly Summary: October 12, 2017

By Canonical on 12 October 2017

The Security Team weekly reports are intended to be very short summaries of the Security Team’s weekly activities. If you would like to reach the Security Team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-hardened channel on FreeNode.…