Where eagles snap – snap security overview

Quite often, security and functionality are two opposing forces. Vendors are trapped in a zero-sum game between providing their users as much freedom in the software they use and limiting said freedom to create tightly controlled and secure products. But this does not have be the case. For the last several years, Linux users have […]

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Snap up your development – Tools for making the snap trek easier

Software development is what happens in between users and bug reports. Niccolo Machiavelli In an ideal world, developers would be able to create new applications without any errors, and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, errors, warnings and bugs are an inseparable part of the process. Sometimes, these problems are caused or magnified by the very […]

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Top Snaps in 2018

With 2018 drawing to a close, and many of us spending with family during the holiday season, I thought we’d take a look back over some of our favourite Linux applications in the Snap Store. Some have been in the store for over a year, and a few landed only recently, but they’re all great. […]

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I have a need, a need for snap

Are snaps slow? Or slower than their classic counterparts (DEB or RPM, for instance)? This is a topic that comes up often in online discussions, related to various containerised application formats, including snaps. We thought this would be a good idea to run a detailed experiment to see what kind of numbers we get when […]

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Secure VPN Connection with Ubuntu Core

As part of a personal drive to be less dependent on 3rd party Internet services, I’ve moved some things in house, under my own control. This includes self-hosting important shared files, photos and media at home. Which can pose a problem if I’m away from home and want to access those files. Previously, I would […]

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GitKraken picks up community demand to adopt snaps

Used by the likes of Netflix, Tesla and Apple, GitKraken is the go-to home for developers who are looking for a more user-friendly interface for Git with integrations for GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket and VSTS (Azure DevOps). Established a couple of years ago, GitKraken offers a Git Client for Windows, Mac and Linux, and Glo Boards […]

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Six reasons why developers choose Ubuntu Desktop

Used in more than 240 countries, by governments, enterprises, and consumers alike, Ubuntu Desktop is the number one Linux operating system (OS) in the world. Ubuntu Desktop is used by leading technology companies in no small part down to the popularity amongst software developers for which it is an attractive platform for a diverse range […]

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