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Canonical Demonstrates How Easy It Is to Create a Vendor-Independent Snap Store

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The Snappy vs. Flatpak story continues, and Canonical is now demonstrating how easy it is to roll out a vendor-independent Snap store on the recently released Fedora 24 Linux operating system.

A couple of days ago, Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth finally answered one of the big questions many members of the GNU/Linux community had been asking since the unveiling of Snaps as universal binary formats for major Linux kernel-based operating systems.

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Shuttleworth Doesn't Expect Other OSes to Want to Fetch Snaps from Ubuntu Store

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When Canonical announced last week that their Snappy implementation is ready for use on some of the major GNU/Linux operating systems, including Debian, Arch Linux, and OpenWrt, some were revolted and started questioning Canonical's approach to delivering Snaps to other distros.

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Canonical Announces Snapd 2.0.9 with Full Snap Confinement on elementary OS 0.4

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Today, June 23, 2016, Canonical's David Callé proudly announced the release and general availability of Snapd 2.0.9 for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

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Flatpak vs. snap wars

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Ubuntu
  • Linux’s RPM/deb split could be replaced by Flatpak vs. snap

    Ubuntu's "snap" applications recently went cross-platform, having been ported to other Linux distros including Debian, Arch, Fedora, and Gentoo. The goal is to simplify packaging of applications. Instead of building a deb package for Ubuntu and an RPM for Fedora, a developer could package the application as a snap and have it installed on just about any Linux distribution.

  • Canonical changes the game by announcing universal snap packages

    Every so often, I get to sit in on a phone call, video chat, or conversation that absolutely blows my mind. Tuesday, June 14 was one such occasion. I was invited to hear Mark Shuttleworth (founder of Canonical, which produces Ubuntu Linux) discuss a major announcement. Naturally, I assumed the announcement had something to do with Ubuntu Touch (maybe they'd found a major US carrier for the Ubuntu Phone). Little did I know the announcement would be so profoundly game changing.

Leftovers: Ubuntu

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  • The press will believe anything about open source

    Take the case of Canonical's recent pronouncement that it has ended decades of dissonance between competing Linux package management solutions. The lack of thoughtful scrutiny of the claims by the tech press beggars belief. Fortunately, a swelling chorus of critics is rising to put the claims in context, separating the wheat from the chaff in Canonical's attempts to unify Linux distributions.

  • Keynote: More Fun, Less Friction: How Open Source Operations Will Take Big Data to the Next Level

    Solving operational difficulties with a modular, easy-to-use system was the solution Mark Shuttleworth laid out in his keynote entitled “More Fun, Less Friction” at Apache Big Data in Vancouver in May.

  • Removing Operational Friction Will Free Big Data To Do Big Things, Says Mark Shuttleworth

    Good code is cheap; it’s operational knowledge that’s holding back big data from solving the great problems of our time.

    Solving those operational difficulties with a modular, easy-to-use system was the solution Mark Shuttleworth laid out in his keynote entitled “More Fun, Less Friction” at Apache Big Data in Vancouver in May.

  • Announcing Jono Bacon Consulting

    I am really excited about this new chapter. While I feel I have a lot I can offer my clients today, I am looking forward to continuing to broaden my knowledge, expertise, and diversity of community strategy and leadership. I am also excited to share these learnings with you all in my writing, presentations, and elsewhere. This has always been a journey, and each new road opens up interesting new questions and potential, and I am thirsty to discover and explore more.

Ultimate Edition 5.0 LTS Released Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

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After many months of silence, and probably hard work, TheeMahn has finally released a new version of his Ubuntu-based Ultimate Edition computer operating system.

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ubuntuBSD 16.04 Will Feature a Combination of BusyBox and OpenRC, But No systemd

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In a series of tweets, ubuntuBSD project leader Jon Boden announced a few of the technical features coming to the soon-to-be-released ubuntuBSD 16.04 operating system.

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Why You Should Use Ubuntu LTS

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One of the most common issues I see among newer Linux users is the desire to upgrade their distribution needlessly to a new bleeding-edge version. This is especially true with those who use Ubuntu and its derivatives. In this article, I'll explain why most people would be much better off sticking to stable distribution releases that have been "in the wild" for six months or longer.

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Snappy vs flatpak

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Ubuntu
  • Snappy vs flatpak

    There is fierce debate brewing in the Linux community right now. Here we have two rival formats for packaging software. which one will be victorious and become the standard across all Linux desktops ? The answer in our opinion is that both will find a strong following for various reasons. Both will serve the common user, but one will reign supreme for industrial use. From as security viewpoint, at least for now, Flatpak has the advantage.

  • Linux Snap Package Format Goes Multi-Distro

    Snapcraft -- the Linux package format Canonical developed for Ubuntu -- now works on multiple Linux distros, including Arch, Debian, Fedora and various flavors of Ubuntu, Canonical announced last week.

    They're being validated on CentOS, Elementary, Gentoo, Mint, OpenSUSE, OpenWrt and RHEL.

    "Distributing applications on Linux is not always easy," said Canonical's Manik Taneja, product manager for Snappy Ubuntu Core.

  • Goodbye to other packages (rpm & deb), Say Hello to Snaps

    Multiple Linux distributions and companies announced collaboration on the “snap” universal Linux package format, enabling a single binary package to work perfectly and securely on any Linux desktop, server, cloud or device.

Software radio apps are open-source on Ubuntu App Store

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Lime Micro (London, UK) has announced that Ubuntu is putting together an App Store for LimeSDR that can be accessed once the LimeSDR crowd funding campaign successfully reaches its $500,000 pledge goal. The Snappy Ubuntu App Store will ensure the software defined radio (SDR) apps developed with the LimeSDR board are downloadable and those developed by Lime remain completely open-sourced.

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