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12 posts from February 2018

Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – February 23, 2018

By Will Cooke, 23 February 2018

GNOME We’ve been working on a GNOME Online Accounts plugin for Ubuntu One. This will allow you to manage your U1 credentials and share them with services...

Snapcraft through the eyes of its biggest community contributor

By Sarah Dickinson, 16 February 2018

If you’ve spent any time in the Snapcraft forum, it’s quite likely you’ve come across Dani Llewellyn – a keen community advocate or self-proclaimed...

Skype discuss easing Linux maintenance with snaps

By Sarah Dickinson, 13 February 2018

Skype is used by hundreds of millions of users globally to make free video and voice calls, send files, video and instant messages. It has been two years...

Your first robot: The controller [3/5]

By Kyle Fazzari, 11 February 2018

This is the third blog post in this series about creating your first robot with ROS and Ubuntu Core. In the previous post you were introduced to the Robot...

Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – February 9, 2018

By Will Cooke, 9 February 2018

Here’s the round up from this week: GNOME The default session has now been switched back to use Xorg by default.  Wayland is still installed and can be...

Building Slack for the Linux community and adopting snaps

By Sarah Dickinson, 6 February 2018

Used by millions around the world, Slack is an enterprise software platform that allows teams and businesses of all sizes to communicate effectively. Slack...

Snapcraft Summit summary – day 5

By elopio, 3 February 2018

This Snapcraft Summit is coming to an end. We had five days full of hard and fun work, together with many friends from many other projects that are part of...

Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – February 2, 2018

By Will Cooke, 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...

Snapcraft Summit summary – day 3

By Kyle Fazzari, 2 February 2018

The third day of the Snapcraft Summit here in Seattle saw all the developers reconvene and really get down to work, and ROSHub came by in the afternoon with...

Skype now available as a snap for Linux users

By Canonical, 1 February 2018

Skype snap widens availability in the Linux community with easy install and automatic updates London, UK – 1st February 2018 – Canonical, the company behind...

Snapcraft Summit summary – day 2

By Kyle Fazzari, 1 February 2018

The second day of Snapcraft Summits tend to be particularly productive as all the participants get more familiar with each other, and this one is no...

Snapcraft Summit summary – day 1

By Alan Pope, 1 February 2018

The first day of the Snapcraft Summit in Seattle kicked off with a simple round of introductions and each participant voicing their plans for the week. People...