Design and Web team summary – 4th August 2020
1 hour ago, ubuntu

The web team here at Canonical run two week iterations. Here are some of the highlights of our completed work from this iteration. Meet the team Hi everyone! I’m the Canadian 🇨🇦 on the Web Team here at Canonical. I joined Canonical as a software engineer around 8 years ago and since then have worn […]...

Advantech releases EPC-C301 for machine vision applications with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
9 hours ago, ubuntu

Advantech, a leading global provider of intelligent IoT systems and embedded platforms, is pleased to announce EPC-C301, a compact fanless box PC powered by 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ processor. This system features diverse domain-focused I/O and can operate in broad temperature ranges. EPC-C301 integrates Intel® and Canonical technologies, provides Ubuntu and OpenVINO toolkits, and is […]...

Charmed OSM Release EIGHT available from Canonical
4 days ago, ubuntu

Canonical is proud to announce the general availability of OSM release EIGHT images in it’s Charmed OSM distribution. As of Release SEVEN, OSM is able to orchestrate containerised network functions (CNFs) leveraging Kubernetes as the underlying infrastructure for next-generation 5G services. Release EIGHT follows the same direction and brings new features that allow for the […]...

Mitigating BootHole – ‘There’s a hole in the boot’ – CVE-2020-10713 and related vulnerabilities
5 days ago, ubuntu

Responsible disclosure and coordinated response as a benefit to all Today we released updates for a series of vulnerabilities termed ‘There’s a hole in the boot’ / BootHole in GRUB2 (GRand Unified Bootloader version 2) that could allow an attacker to subvert UEFI Secure Boot. The original vulnerability, CVE-2020-10713, which is a high priority vulnerability […]...

Canonical at KubeCon Europe Virtual 2020
1 week ago, ubuntu

Book a meeting Date: August 17-20Location: Everywhere – this year’s KubeCon is virtual! Booth: Canonical This year has been an adventurous one to say the least… but that should get in the way of the community getting together, exchanging ideas, and keeping up with what’s new in the sphere of Kubernetes. In fact, it’s all […]...

Simulate the TurtleBot3
1 week ago, ubuntu

Interested in getting started in robotics? There’s no need to purchase expensive hardware before you try some things out: simulate a TurtleBot3 instead! The simulator is complete with LIDAR, a camera, a gyro and many other sensors and actuators. You can also see this installation in action at the Ubuntu Robotics YouTube channel. Software used […]...

Complex problems, clever solutions – unique containers and virtualization snaps
1 week ago, ubuntu

Snaps come in many shapes and forms: security tools, productivity apps, games, handy utilities, video editing software, and more. Often, most snap package a single application. But snaps can also include services, databases, as well as multiple binaries. How far can this concept scale, you ask? Quite far. There are also some rather unique snaps […]...

Design and Web team summary – 20th July 2020
2 weeks ago, ubuntu

The web team here at Canonical run two week iterations. Here are some of the highlights of our completed work from this iteration. Meet the team I am from a small island of Colombia in the Caribbean although I grew up in Barcelona, where I went to University to study Industrial Design Engineering. After my […]...

What can you do with MicroK8s?
2 weeks ago, ubuntu

MicroK8s was first released in late 2018 and has seen significant adoption rates from developers and enterprises alike ever since. Taking increasing demand and curiosity around the topic, we have already given an introduction to MicroK8s as well as covered how to deploy MicroK8s locally in previous blog posts. This time, we’ll take a look […]...

Employee spotlight: Alice Cambridge, Inside Sales Representative
2 weeks ago, ubuntu

Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, but who are the people behind Canonical? This blog will be the first in a series getting to know some of the different employees that make up our company. We will be talking to people across roles and departments, starting with Alice Cambridge. Alice joined Canonical as a new […]...

Best practices for an effective remote team in the world of cloud delivery
2 weeks ago, ubuntu

Just like countless other business functions, cloud delivery has now shifted entirely to remote working for now and perhaps longer term. Canonical has been a remote-first company for some time, so we thought we’d take this opportunity to share some of the best practices we’ve learned along the way. Communication Effective communication between customers, engineers, […]...

ROS Security Benchmark open for public comment
2 weeks ago, ubuntu

We’re pleased to announce that the Center for Internet Security (CIS) has publicly released the ROS Security Benchmark for community discussion. When published, this benchmark will document community best-practice configuration settings to properly secure ROS Melodic running on Ubuntu Bionic. Hopefully this is just the beginning of an ongoing effort to define different security profiles […]...

Canonical launches enhanced GSI partner programme, bringing scalability and automation to modernise enterprise IT deployments
2 weeks ago, ubuntu

15 July 2020: Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, today announces the launch of its enhanced Global System Integrator (GSI) Programme. Alongside new partnership benefits, it includes resell and integration opportunities for the entirety of Canonical’s secure, open source portfolio for the data centre, multi-cloud, edge and IoT. GSIs can now drive increased revenue by building […]...

Kubernetes from cloud to edge: A US virtual event
3 weeks ago, ubuntu

Register for the event Who is this event for? After the huge success of its latest virtual event on Kubernetes for the EMEA region, Canonical brings its expertise to the US with another educational discussion. On July 31st, Canonical’s panel of experts come together to share their insights from years of working with developers and […]...

Robotics Recap: Learning, Programming & Snapping ROS 2
3 weeks ago, ubuntu

Robotics@Canonical puts a strong focus on the migration from ROS to ROS 2. ROS 2 benefits from many improvements, especially robot security. Our goal is to make it easy for you to transition to ROS 2, whether you’re completely new to ROS or a seasoned engineer retooling for a new environment. Your new platform should […]...

Ubuntu Support of AWS Graviton2 Instances
3 weeks ago, ubuntu

This article originally appeared on Joshua Powers’ blog Ubuntu is the industry-leading operating system for use in the cloud. Every day millions of Ubuntu instances are launched in private and public clouds around the world. Canonical takes pride in offering support for the latest cloud features and functionality. As of today, all Ubuntu Amazon Web […]...

How to manage snap updates
3 weeks ago, ubuntu

Updates are an integral part of the software lifecycle. Quite often, they bring improvements, vital security patches – and sometimes, unfortunately, bugs, too. In mission-critical environments, it is important to assert a high degree of oversight and precision over updates. Snaps come with a built-in automatic update mechanism, whereby snaps are refreshed to a new […]...

MicroK8s HA tech preview is now available
3 weeks ago, ubuntu

High availability (HA) for MicroK8s, the lightweight Kubernetes, is now available as a tech preview for Linux, Windows and macOS. The Kubernetes control plane can now be distributed across multiple nodes, bringing resiliency to the cluster while maintaining a low footprint using Dqlite, the distributed SQL engine as the Kubernetes datastore. On Linux, you can […]...

Canonical enables Linux desktop app support with Flutter
3 weeks ago, ubuntu

By Chris Sells (Google) & Ken VanDine (Canonical) Google’s goal for Flutter has always been to provide a portable framework for building beautiful UIs that run at native speeds no matter what platform you target. To validate this capability, we started by focusing on the mobile platforms, Android and iOS, where we’ve seen more than […]...

Design and Web team summary – 8th July 2020
3 weeks ago, ubuntu

The web team here at Canonical run two-week iterations. Here are some of the highlights of our completed work from this iteration. Web squad Our Web Squad develops and maintains most of Canonical’s promotional sites like ubuntu.com, canonical.com and more. USNs on ubuntu.com Ubuntu security notices can now be found under https://ubuntu.com/security/notices, bringing a much […]...

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