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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Fresh Snaps from November 2018

Another month passes and we’ve got a collection of applications which crossed our “desk” (Twitter feed) towards the end of 2018. Take a look down the list, and discover something new today. 1. MiniZinc MiniZinc MiniZinc is an open-source, high-level solver constraint modeling language Get MiniZinc from the Snap store or install it on the […]

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Canonical launches MicroK8s – deploy Kubernetes in seconds

Canonical has released MicroK8s – a fast and efficient upstream Kubernetes delivered as a single snap package that installs on 42 flavours of Linux. With a small disk and memory footprint, MicroK8s provides an efficient way to get started with Kubernetes, whether on the desktop, the server, an edge cloud, or IoT device. MicroK8s is available […]

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Design and Web team summary – 04 December 2018

Welcome to the latest work and updates from the design and web team. Web squad Takeovers In collaboration with the marketing team, we have produced three takeovers Apellix webinar: Discover how Apellix has designed revolutionary software to solve industrial IoT challenges. https://www.ubuntu.com/engage/industrial-drones Trilio: Discover how Trilio and Canonical help organisations transition to new, maintainable cloud […]

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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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The power of installed-base snap metrics

The Snap Store is able to provide insightful information to Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) about usage of their snap applications. Our goal is to help snap publishers interact better with their users and make the most of their relationship. The primary metric provided by the store is the active installed-base. We will show how this […]

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A guide to snap permissions and interfaces

Snap is a Linux application package management system which allow developers to easily publish self contained software packages (snaps) that work across many distributions and versions of Linux. Snaps have security at their heart, and are designed to ensure all applications support the principle of least privilege / authority. That is, each package only has […]

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