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Henry Coggill
27 March 2023

What is System Hardening? Essential Checklists from OS to Applications

CIS Benchmarks Article

Hardening a system aims to decrease its exposure to make it difficult to hack, and to lessen the potential collateral damage in the event of a compromise. ...

22 February 2023

Linux security: your questions, answered

Confidential computing Confidential computing

At Canonical, we often get questions about open-source security and of course, Linux security is a common topic. Based on a recent webinar hosted by our security team and an accompanying blog post, we put together the most common questions we receive. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it should give you ...

Igor Ljubuncic
5 July 2022

Behind open DORS – Conference organizers share their thoughts on Canonical, Ubuntu, snaps, and open-source

Ubuntu Article

A Linux conference almost as old as Linux itself. In mid-May, DORS/CLUC hosted its 29th event at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb, Croatia. With a long history of participation and contribution to open source communities, Canonical was one of the sponsors at the conference, with a busy schedule that included a ...

Edoardo Barbieri
31 March 2022

A guide to Linux for embedded applications

Internet of Things Article

An embedded device is a hardware and software system that performs a dedicated function within a larger computer system. It is typically resource-constrained and comprises a processing engine.  The software of an embedded Linux system runs on top of the Linux kernel, the fundamental core of the OS with complete control over everything occ ...

Rajan Patel
28 February 2022

An overview of live kernel patching

Cloud and server Article

Learn how Canonical improves security on Linux with live kernel patching. Track Livepatch activity over time in Landscape. ...

Edoardo Barbieri
14 February 2022

Low latency Linux for industrial embedded systems – Part III

Internet of Things Article

Welcome to the concluding chapter of this three-part blog series on the low latency Linux kernel for industrial embedded systems.   Each blog is standalone and can be read independently from the others, although you may want to start at the beginning for some continuity. If you need a quick refresher on userland and kernel space, ...

Edoardo Barbieri
11 February 2022

Low latency Linux for industrial embedded systems – Part II

Internet of Things Article

Welcome to Part II of this three-part blog series on adopting the low latency Linux kernel for your embedded systems. In case you missed it, check out Part I for a brief intro on preemptable processes in multiuser systems and memory split into kernel and user space. The low-latency Ubuntu kernel ships with a 1000 ...

Edoardo Barbieri
10 February 2022

Low latency Linux for industrial embedded systems – Part I

Internet of Things Article

Welcome to this mini blog series on the low latency Linux kernel for industrial embedded systems!  The real-time patch, which is not fully upstream yet, has had many developers wonder about stable alternatives for their projects adopting an embedded Linux operating system (OS) with latency requirements in the milliseconds’ range. The low- ...

Kris Sharma
7 February 2022

Finserv hybrid cloud strategy – it starts with Linux

Financial Services Article

The future of financial services technology infrastructure is hybrid multi-cloud. Hybrid multi-cloud architecture provides financial institutions flexibility, portability, interoperability, and the control needed to consistently deploy and manage enterprise applications and workloads. By adopting hybrid cloud, finservs realise the benefit ...

9 November 2021

Canonical Transforms Linux on Mac

Canonical announcements Canonical News

Developers can now launch Linux instances on Apple M1 with Multipass 1.8 November 9th London, UK: On the heels of Apple’s announcement of a new line of game-changing M1 MacBooks, Canonical is bringing fast and easy Linux to the M1 platform. Multipass, the quickest way to run Linux cross-platform, received an update last week allowing ...

14 October 2021

Ubuntu 21.10 has landed

Ubuntu Article

14 October 2021: Today, Canonical released Ubuntu 21.10 – the most productive environment for cloud-native developers and AI/ML innovators across the desktop, devices and cloud. “As open source becomes the new default, we aim to bring Ubuntu to all the corners of the enterprise and all the places developers want to innovate,” said Mark Sh ...

Tytus Kurek
8 September 2021

KVM hypervisor: a beginners’ guide

Cloud and server Article

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is the leading open source virtualisation technology for Linux. It installs natively on all Linux distributions and turns underlying physical servers into hypervisors so that they can host multiple, isolated virtual machines (VMs). KVM comes with no licenses, type-1 hypervisor capabilities and a variety ...

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