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Top snaps in July: GIMP, Brackets, Gogland, Openstack and more

By Thibaut Rouffineau on 10 August 2017

If you’re thinking July = holidays… think again! This month’s pick of the top snaps is all about productivity. Graphic design tools, web code editor, Go IDE, JSON configuration, blockchain wallet and Openstack……


git ubuntu clone

By Canonical on 9 August 2017

This is the second post in a collaborative series between Robie Basak and myself to introduce (more formally) git ubuntuto a broader audience. There is an index of all our planned posts in the first post. As mentioned there, it is…

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Stable releases, sprints, & more: A snapd recap

By Gustavo Niemeyer on 3 August 2017

The past few weeks have been very busy in the snapd world, and involved not only coding by itself but also face-to-face meet ups to discuss and detail what is to come. If you’re interested in what has been going on and what is to…


Upgrading your Ubuntu-on-Windows install to the app version

By Canonical on 3 August 2017

Our team and Microsoft recently released Ubuntu as a Windows app store application! If you toyed with the “bash on Ubuntu on Windows” version before and would like to try the latest and greatest, read on! Saving your data If…


Ubuntu Desktop Weekly Update: July 28, 2017

By Will Cooke on 28 July 2017

Here’s the latest in the world of Desktop: GNOME We’ve been looking at ways to port the feature of allowing the sound to go above 100%. This is needed because some computers (e.g. Thinkpad X220) have a fairly low volume at 100% and…


ss: another way to get socket statistics

By Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre on 25 July 2017

In an earlier blog post I mentioned ss, another tool that comes with the iproute2 package and allows you to query statistics about sockets. The same thing that can be done with netstat, with the added benefit that it is typically a little…


Ubuntu Desktop Weekly Update: July 24, 2017

By Will Cooke on 24 July 2017

GNOME We’re working on adding captive portal detection to Artful. We think it would be good if there were an option in the privacy settings to enable or disable this. We’ve done some initial work as preparation – some patches have…


Developing Ubuntu using git

By Robie Basak on 24 July 2017

> Back in 2014, I published some information and…


Dustin Kirkland: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Desktop Default Application Survey

By Dustin Kirkland on 21 July 2017

Back in March, we asked the HackerNews community, “What do you want to see in Ubuntu 17.10?”: <br…


Ubuntu Artful Desktop July Shakedown – call for testing

By Will Cooke on 19 July 2017

We’re mid-way through the Ubuntu Artful development cycle, with the 17.10 release rapidly approaching on the horizon. Now is a great time to start exercising the new GNOME goodness that’s landed on our recent daily images! Please download…


Hiri, the desktop snap that lets you use Microsoft Exchange on Linux

By luciadecastro on 18 July 2017

Earlier this month Hiri launched a snap, making their application very easy to be used by Linux users. We talked to Dave Power, co-founder of Hiri, to understand how this journey was and the value of snaps for his business. Install from…