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16 posts from July 2018

Create your Linux development workstation in seconds

By Martin Wimpress, 31 July 2018

Linux is the best platform for developers. Here’s how you can get popular languages and development environments up and running in moments. The first step is...

National Cyber Security Centre publish Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Security Guide

By Will Cooke, 30 July 2018

Last week the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) in the UK issued their latest publication which gives advice on how to configure Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in...

Dell XPS13 Developer Edition ships with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS pre-installed

By Canonical, 27 July 2018

Dell’s XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop is now available in the US on with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) pre-installed, with European availability...

Kata Containers – now available in the Snap Store

By Guest, 27 July 2018

Guest blog by Julio Montes, Linux Software Engineer at Intel Kata Containers is now available as a Snap and to install from the Snap Store. Kata Containers is...

First point release of 18.04 LTS available today

By Will Cooke, 26 July 2018

Today sees the first point release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, conveniently named 18.04.1 LTS. Point releases for an LTS include a roll-up of all bug fixes and...

Bringing Electron applications to millions of Linux users

By Alan Pope, 26 July 2018

Electron is one of the most popular frameworks for creating cross-platform desktop applications right now. Many developers use electron-builder to do the...

Graphical Abstinence, Living the Terminal Life

By Alan Pope, 24 July 2018

In today’s modern world of multi-gigabyte browser based applications we can get overwhelmed by busy, interrupting graphical environments. Sometimes it’s nice...

Desktop team report from GUADEC 2018

By Canonical, 23 July 2018

This year’s GUADEC [] (GNOME Users And Developers Conference) took place in Almeria, Spain.  The main conference was from 6th to 11th...

PowerShell launches as a snap

By Canonical, 20 July 2018

PowerShell Core from Microsoft is now available for Linux as a Snap. Built on the .NET Framework, PowerShell is an open source task-based command-line shell...

Perfectly Formed Snaps Challenge

By Alan Pope, 18 July 2018

Summer is here (sorry Southern hemisphere), and with the World Cup and Wimbledon over, it’s time for a new challenge! Background Snaps are universal Linux...

Get productive on the Linux desktop with 7 essential apps

By Martin Wimpress, 17 July 2018

The Linux desktop is not just for people who like to mess with computers. With a wide range of enterprise class productivity and collaboration tools Linux...

Demystifying Snap Confinement

By Alan Pope, 12 July 2018

Snaps introduce some new concepts to the Linux ecosystem which developers can take advantage of, and snap users need to appreciate. When installing a snap,...

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