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11 posts from April 2020

Work smart, not hard – fun applications to help you do less in your day

By Igor Ljubuncic, 27 April 2020

Modern-day life is fast, hectic, demanding. Time is precious, and we often need to be able to squeeze every atom of efficiency from our environment and our...

We are changing the way you build snaps from GitHub repos

By Luke Wesley-Holley, 26 April 2020

On 11 March 2020 we introduced a new process for building a snap using GitHub repos to Here is all you need to know about this update. What is...

Ubuntu kernel 5.4: What’s new with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

By Alex Chalkias, 24 April 2020

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS has just arrived. The latest LTS comes with a new version of the Linux kernel – 5.4 – which brings a lot of exciting new features, faster...

What’s new in Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 LTS?

By Martin Wimpress, 24 April 2020

Well, here it is! Ubuntu is the world’s most popular open-source desktop operating system, and we think this is our best release to date. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is...

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS arrives

By Canonical, 23 April 2020

April 23rd 2020: Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, today announced the general availability of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, with a particular emphasis on security and...

Ubuntu 20.04 survey results

By Rhys Davies, 22 April 2020

In December 2019, we asked you what you thought were the most important things for us to include in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (now live!) 21,862 people took the...

WSLConf: Sessions Part 1 – C++ cross-platform development and more

By Sohini Bianka Roy, 21 April 2020

Earlier this year, Canonical had the pleasure of hosting WSLConf, a virtual conference dedicated to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). We demonstrated...

2004 to 20.04 LTS: Ubuntu in popular culture

By Canonical, 21 April 2020

When we launched Ubuntu back in 2004, our mission to make well-supported, free open source software available to everyone, everywhere was a bold one – but...

GNOME 3.34 snapcraft extension

By Heather Ellsworth, 17 April 2020

We constantly strive to empower developers. Part of that aim extends to making development easier, for example improving build tools and documentation. As an...

What is an Ubuntu LTS release?

By Rhys Davies, 17 April 2020

This article was updated in September 2021 to reflect the new Ubuntu lifecycle. Come April 23rd 2020, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS will be available. It will be the first...

An adventure through the Snap Store

By Igor Ljubuncic, 9 April 2020

An application store with a large number of entries is a double-edged sword. It’s often a good sign of a vibrant, thriving community of software creators,...