Canonical announcements

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,…


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.…


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…


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…


Plex joins Snapcraft Summit to advance snap learnings

By Sarah Dickinson on 31 January 2018

Plex is the leading streaming platform for personal media collections, also offering over-the-air Live TV and DVR capabilities, and curated news from over 200 global media partners. It’s the only solution that seamlessly combines your…


Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – 22 January 2018

By Will Cooke on 22 January 2018

Here’s an update on what we’ve been working on over the last couple of weeks: GNOME We’ve been working on a patch for udisks to hide snaps from applications such as GNOME’s Disks. This will hide all loop devices, including installed snaps,…

Canonical announcements

Canonical brings Slack to the snap ecosystem

By Canonical on 18 January 2018

The digital workspace will now be available to all Linux users London, UK – 18th January 2018 – Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, today announced the first iteration of Slack as a snap, bringing collaboration to open source users.…

Cloud and server

Spectre mitigation updates available for testing in Ubuntu Proposed

By Dustin Kirkland on 17 January 2018

Canonical holds Ubuntu to the highest standards of security and quality. This week we published candidate Ubuntu kernels providing mitigation for CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2017-5753 (ie, Spectre / Variants 1 & 2) to their respective…


Announcing the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition 9370 with Ubuntu

By Canonical on 5 January 2018

We’re excited to see Dell announce the availability of the 7th gen XPS 13 Developer Edition (9370) which comes preloaded with Ubuntu. Canonical have been part of Dell’s Project Sputnik project since Day 1, and five years later we are…

Canonical announcements

Canonical welcome Spotify as a snap for Linux users

By Canonical on 20 December 2017

Universal Linux app packaging format enables Linux users to install the popular music streaming service with a simple click and install London, UK – December 20th, 2017 – Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, is happy to announce that…

Desktop achieves simplicity through snaps

By Sarah Dickinson on 11 December 2017

Switching to snaps, Rocket.Chat has been able to get its product into the hands of users with as few steps as possible, switching a multi-stage set-up process for a single command and instant installation.