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30 May 2023

Join the Ubuntu crew at GUADEC 2023

Ubuntu Article

Save the date, join us in Riga for GUADEC 2023!  GUADEC is the GNOME community’s yearly event. A great week of talks and workshops brings hundreds of GNOME developers, users, supporters and community members together. This year GUADEC will be held in Riga, Latvia, from July 26 to July 31.  GNOME is an outstanding Open ...

Adam Szopa
21 October 2022

What’s new in Ubuntu Desktop 22.10, Kinetic Kudu

Desktop Article

The latest release of Ubuntu Desktop comes with improved productivity features, a new official flavour and performance improvements for Bluetooth devices. ...

Igor Ljubuncic
6 May 2022

Linux Application Summit 2022 – And there we were all in one place …

Ubuntu Article

In the last two days of April, the small, picturesque town of Rovereto in northern Italy was the location of this year’s Linux Application Summit (LAS). After a virtual-only experience during the pandemic, the LAS returned with a physical presence, and so did we. Canonical has long recognized the value and importance of LAS as ...

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
21 October 2021

5 Things to Check Out in Ubuntu Impish Indri

Desktop Article

For Linux desktop users, Ubuntu Impish Indri contains a number of new features plus a preview or two ahead of our next LTS release. Here are our top 5. ...

Igor Ljubuncic
2 July 2021

How to ensure your snap uses the correct theme

Ubuntu Article

An app is an app is an app. But in the world of Linux, things are a little more nuanced. Take VLC as an example. The software may be packaged ever so slightly differently in various Linux distribution archives, even different releases of the same distribution – the av01 codec is an interesting use case ...

Igor Ljubuncic
5 November 2020

The Hunt for Rogue Time – How we investigated and solved the Chromium snap slow startup problem

Desktop Article

In October, we shared a blog post detailing significant snap startup time improvements due to the use of a new compression algorithm. In that article, we focused on the cold and hot application startups, but we did not delve much into the first-run setup scenario. While running our tests, we observed a rather interesting phenomenon, ...

Martin Wimpress
24 April 2020

What’s new in Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 LTS?

Desktop Article

Well, here it is! Ubuntu is the world’s most popular open-source desktop operating system, and we think this is our best release to date. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is an enterprise-grade, secure, cost-effective operating system for organisations and home users. Before I summarise the changes in this release, let’s address something I’ve seen discu ...

Heather Ellsworth
17 April 2020

GNOME 3.34 snapcraft extension

Desktop Article

We constantly strive to empower developers. Part of that aim extends to making development easier, for example improving build tools and documentation. As an element of this continued effort, we would like to introduce the new gnome-3-34 snapcraft extension! What is the GNOME snapcraft extension? The gnome-3-34 snapcraft extension is a co ...

23 July 2018

Desktop team report from GUADEC 2018

Desktop Article

This year’s GUADEC [] (GNOME Users And Developers Conference) took place in Almeria, Spain.  The main conference was from 6th to 11th July, and for a few days prior to that where the GNOME Advisory Board met for an in-person catch up, and a few days afterwards for BOF days where developers met to discuss ...

Will Cooke
20 June 2018

Report from the GNOME Software design sprint

Desktop Article

  A couple of weeks ago representatives from across Canonical met in London to talk about ideas to improve the user experience of GNOME Software.  We had people from the store team, snap advocacy, snapd, design and from the desktop team. We were also fortunate enough to be joined by Richard Hughes representing upstream GNOME ...

Will Cooke
16 March 2018

Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – 16th March 2018

Desktop News

We’ve had a busy few weeks, and so this email is a roll up of what’s been going on in Desktopland.  Last week we had a team sprint in Budapest where we got to work side by side with our teammates and colleagues across Canonical.  Feature Freeze has now passed and we’re working on fixing ...

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