10 desktop snaps written in September

By Didier Roche on 5 October 2016

We’ve been speaking a lot around snaps…and as a re-cap for those that may not know, snaps are a new way for developers to package their apps, bringing with it many advantages over the more traditional package formats such as .deb,…

Internet of Things

The making of the Nextcloud Box

By Guest on 29 September 2016

This is a guest post by Jos Poortvliet, Marketing and Communications Manager from Nexcloud. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact The story of the Nextcloud box – a feature in our…

Internet of Things

Learning to snap with codelabs

By Canonical on 28 September 2016

I always felt that learning something new, especially new concepts and workflows usually works best if you see it first-hand and get to do things yourself. If you experience directly how your actions influence the system you’re…

Internet of Things, a new snap is landing on your Nextcloud Box and beyond

By Thibaut Rouffineau on 22 September 2016

Last week Nextcloud, Western Digital and Canonical launched the Nextcloud box, a simple box powered by a Raspberry Pi to easily build a private cloud storage service at home . With the Nextcloud box, you are already securely sharing files…

Internet of Things

Snapd 2.0.10: new media interfaces, channel switching

By Canonical on 11 July 2016

If it hasn’t already, snapd 2.0.10 should be making its way to your 16.04 systems. Here is what’s new! The 2.0.10 release contains a number of improvements and fixes over the 2.0.9 release that was available before. The…

Cloud and server

HOWTO: Classic, apt-based Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server on the rpi2!

By Dustin Kirkland on 20 June 2016

Classic Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, on an rpi2Hopefully by now you’re well aware of Ubuntu Core — the snappiest way to run Ubuntu on a Raspberry Pi…But have you ever wanted to run classic (apt/deb) Ubuntu Server on a…


Snaps on NAS: IOT apps for your private network

By Thibaut Rouffineau on 31 May 2016

QNAP selects snaps and Ubuntu to bring IOT apps to its NAS On Friday QNAP announced that they were adopting snaps as the application format of choice for their NAS going forward. Behind this decision are two factors, the ease of…