Design and Web team summary – 15 March 2019

This was a fairly busy two weeks for the Web & design team at Canonical. Here are some of the highlights of our completed work. Web team Homepage takeovers This iteration we designed and built four takeovers for our home pages including: The German version of compliance webinar The German Continue Reading

Debug ACPI DSDT and SSDT with ACPICA Utilities

Using acpidbg on Ubuntu 18.04 x64 can be quite handy; however, the Linux kernel with ACPI_DEBUGGER is not always available, such as on Ubuntu for ARM. In such cases, acpica also provides a set of utilities, named acpica-tools, for ACPI debugging. Installation The acpica-tools can be installed by sudo apt Continue Reading

The path to Ubuntu Core

At Canonical, helping customers overcome their challenges is what we do every day. In the IoT world, a common challenge we encounter is customers who are interested in transitioning to Ubuntu Core and the snapcraft.io ecosystem, but are unsure how to begin. This post covers the recommended approach. In most Continue Reading

Porting Ubuntu Core 18 to Nvidia Jetson TX1 Developer Kit

Ubuntu Core (UC) is Canonical’s take in the IoT space. There are pre-built images for officially supported devices, like Raspberry Pi or Intel NUCs, but if we have something else and there is no community port, we need to create the UC image ourselves. High level instructions on how to Continue Reading

Fresh KDE snaps for February 2019

During February 2019 we celebrated another fine Plasma release with our friends at KDE by showcasing a month of KDE snaps on the Snapcraft Twitter and other social accounts. The KDE developers have done amazing work to create an SDK that simplifies making snaps of KDE applications and they also Continue Reading

How to ensure the ongoing security and compliance of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ‘Trusty Tahr’

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS the ‘Trusty Tahr’ is a reliable and intuitive release, adopted by many enterprises for cloud infrastructure when released in April 2014. However, as 14.04 reaches the end of its five-year, Basic Security Maintenance, LTS window in April 2019, support for the OS is transitioning into a new Continue Reading

Infographic: Snapcraft for developers

At the end of last year, we shared an infographic highlighting the adoption of snaps by users for their desktop, server or IoT devices. Those snaps wouldn’t be available without the growing number of developers building them behind the scenes. But why have developers, including those from some of the Continue Reading

How to quickly deploy production-ready Kubernetes

Kubernetes, the flexible software that coordinates containers, runs on a range of platforms, from public to private cloud, data centers, bare metal and virtualised infrastructure, and requires a number of considerations for design and performance optimisation. Beyond identifying individual requirements, such as use cases and topology, organisations must also determine Continue Reading

MAAS – Fast and efficient virtualisation for small and medium enterprises

The advent of virtualisation has significantly changed the way we use IT infrastructure. In theory, the ability to share single server resources to run multiple isolated operating systems provides flexibility and promises easy operations. However, in practice, managing virtualised infrastructure can be quite expensive and complex as a result of Continue Reading

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Single-Node Kubernetes on Raspberry Pi with MicroK8s and Ubuntu

Introduction The goal of this blog post is to explain how to setup and run Ubuntu Server on a Raspberry Pi with MicroK8s on-top to provide a single-node Kubernetes host for development and testing. In the last few months Ubuntu Server 18.04 has been ported to run the Raspberry Pi Continue Reading

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