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Ubuntu in the wild – 16th of February 2021

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The Ubuntu in the wild blog post ropes in the latest highlights about Ubuntu and Canonical around the world on a bi-weekly basis. It is a summary of all the things that made us feel proud to be part of this journey. What do you think of it?

Expanding ML capabilities

TechRepublic published a quick tutorial on how to quickly install TensorFlow on Ubuntu Desktop 20.04. So if you are looking to easily get started building and deploying Machine Learning models, you can start there!

Read more on that here!

Backporting Thunderbird 78 to 20.04 LTS

With Thunderbird 68 not being supported anymore, the Ubuntu developers had to reflect on a tough question: how to allow users to access newer softwares on LTS releases while maintaining their stability? This article explains why they chose to backport Thunderbird 78 to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

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Transitioning to Wayland-by-default 

Last month, Canonical announced the transition to Wayland-by-default for the current Ubuntu 21.04 cycle. This article covers the most exciting aspects of the projects, based on the public Trello board maintained by the Ubuntu developers.

Trello Board

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End of life of Ubuntu Ubiquity

Canonical is looking to retire Ubiquity to make way for a new desktop installer based on Google’s Flutter toolkit. This new installer should be introduced later this year with the release of Ubuntu 21.10.

Read more on that here!

Cloud and IoT portfolio: secure open source solutions

Canonical is not only the publisher of Ubuntu, it is also a major player in the cloud and IoT world, with a growing portfolio of products and services designed to facilitate the adoption of secure enterprise open source solutions. If your French isn’t too rusty, this article explores some of the key points of Canonical’s strategic offering and positioning.

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