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Oliver Smith

Oliver Smith

43 posts

Product Manager


Oliver Smith
16 June 2022

How are we improving Firefox Snap performance? Part 2

Desktop Article

Improving Firefox snap performance is one of our top priorities. In part 2 of this series, we give an update on our progress and latest fixes. ...


Oliver Smith
26 May 2022

How are we improving Firefox snap performance? Part 1

Desktop Article

Improving Firefox snap performance is one of our top priorities. Learn more about our recent changes, ongoing investigations and how to run your own benchmarks. ...


Oliver Smith
18 May 2022

Bring your multi-platform apps to Linux desktop with Flutter 3

Desktop Article

Flutter 3 features production-ready Linux desktop support for the first time as part of Canonical’s ongoing partnership with the Flutter team. ...


Oliver Smith
11 May 2022

Explore what’s in store – Ubuntu Preview on WSL

Ubuntu Article

Ubuntu Preview delivers the latest daily builds of Ubuntu WSL directly to your Windows machine. Try out the latest features as they are developed! ...


Oliver Smith
10 May 2022

HP brings the power of Ubuntu-based data science to Windows workstations

Ubuntu Article

Ubuntu is fast becoming the platform of choice for data scientists worldwide – which is why HP is empowering its customers to launch Ubuntu environments directly on their Windows machines. In addition to native Ubuntu offerings, select Z by HP workstations are also available with Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) pre-installed and pre ...


Oliver Smith
29 April 2022

Level up your Linux gaming with the new Steam Snap!

Desktop Article

Introducing the new, early access Steam snap! Packaging everything you need for native and Proton-based linux gaming, secure and dependency free. ...


Oliver Smith
26 April 2022

What’s new for Raspberry Pi with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS?

Cloud and server Article

Jammy Jellyfish delivers long term support for the entire recent Raspberry Pi device portfolio, a host of new HATs and the best desktop performance yet! ...


Oliver Smith
25 April 2022

Upgrade your data science workflows with Ubuntu WSL

Ubuntu Article

Learn how using Ubuntu WSL on Windows workstations can improve your data science workflows and reduce the time to innovation in our new whitepaper. ...


Oliver Smith
22 April 2022

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS – what’s new for the world’s most popular Linux desktop?

Desktop Article

The latest Linux Desktop release delivers improved performance, fully-featured Active Directory integration and expanded Raspberry Pi support. ...


Oliver Smith
24 January 2022

Linux game development on Ubuntu: Godot and Unity

Desktop Article

In this post we show you how to set up two of our favourite Linux game development tools for Ubuntu Desktop; Godot and Unity. ...


Oliver Smith
11 January 2022

How low can you go? Running Ubuntu Desktop on a 2GB Raspberry Pi 4

Desktop Article

At Canonical we’re proud to be able to offer a full Ubuntu Desktop experience on the Raspberry Pi 4. Ubuntu Desktop provides everything you need to develop software and even deploy it to Ubuntu Server on devices like the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W. However the full desktop environment is quite a lot for the ...


Oliver Smith
9 December 2021

Raspberry Pi Tutorial: Host a Minecraft server on Ubuntu Desktop

Desktop Article

Welcome to the second in our series of Linux gaming posts in the run up to the holidays. This week, we’ve put together a tutorial that teaches you how to create a basic Minecraft Server on a Raspberry Pi with Ubuntu Desktop, so you can play locally with your friends. This is a great afternoon ...