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10 posts from February 2019

How to backup your application settings

By Igor Ljubuncic, 28 February 2019

A reliable data backup plan should be an integral part of everyone’s software arsenal. If you accidentally delete your files, or something goes wrong in your...

Ubuntu is EAL2 certified

By Canonical, 26 February 2019

Canonical has received Common Criteria EAL2 certification. The evaluation covers a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS on one of the supported platforms...

Design and Web team summary – 20 February 2019

By Anthony Dillon, 20 February 2019

Snapcraft squad Report a Snap Last year, a snap was found in the Snap Store using computing resources for bitcoin mining without user consent. This software...

ACPI AML Runtime Debugger in Ubuntu 18.04 (x64)

By Alex Hung, 14 February 2019

ACPICA is an open-source project that provides an operating system (OS)-independent reference implementation. It also contains a list of utilities such as ASL...

Bootstrap Your Snap

By Alan Pope, 14 February 2019

People frequently tell me they’d like to make a snap of an application they care about. Whether it’s in person at events like FOSDEM, or online via IRC or...

A fresh look for

By Karl Williams, 13 February 2019

Updating the design of the Ubuntu Releases website using Vanilla Framework

Zero to Hero – Snap me up before you GO!

By Igor Ljubuncic, 7 February 2019

Two weeks ago, my colleague Alan wrote an article on how one goes about packaging an application as a snap. The focus of that piece was a handful of tips and...

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr Extended Security Maintenance

By Canonical, 5 February 2019

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS – As 14.04 reaches the end of its five-year LTS window in April 2019, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ‘Trusty Tahr’ transitions to Extended Security...

Fresh snaps from January 2019

By Martin Wimpress, 5 February 2019

As we step into the new year we’ve got a collection of applications which crossed our “desk” (Twitter feed) during January 2019. Take a look down the list,...

Design and Web team summary – 04 February 2019

By Anthony Dillon, 4 February 2019

Welcome to the latest work and updates from the design and web team. Web squad Three new homepage takeovers This iteration we designed three, built two and...