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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…

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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…

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Snaps & automatic updates prove popular with email client, Mailspring

By Sarah Dickinson on 5 December 2017

In the latest interview with a snap developer, we spoke to Ben Gotow who is the lead maintainer of Mailspring, a free, modern email client for Linux, Windows, and macOS. Originally started and open-sourced by Nylas in California, Ben took…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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elementary on why snaps are right for their Linux distro

By Sarah Dickinson on 11 October 2017

elementary is the company behind the elementary OS Linux distribution and the associated app store. Celebrating their tenth anniversary this year, elementary began in 2007 with their first release in 2011. They are currently on their 4th…

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Heroku as a snap: talking security, Snapcraft & daily updates

By Sarah Dickinson on 4 October 2017

Created 10 years ago and now owned by Salesforce, Heroku is a hosted cloud platform as a service (PaaS) which makes it easy for developers to run apps and services at scale. Heroku’s focus is on the developer experience and productivity.…

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS selected for Samsung ARTIK Gateway modules

By Canonical on 28 September 2017

Canonical today announced that it will bring its Ubuntu 16.04 operating system to the Samsung ARTIK™ internet of things ecosystem. The Samsung ARTIK platform is a fully integrated chip to cloud and production-ready Internet of Things…

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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……