June 2022

New Active Directory Integration features in Ubuntu 22.04 (part 3) – Privilege Management 1

New Active Directory Integration features in Ubuntu 22.04 (part 3) – Privilege Management

Linux Active Directory (AD) integration is historically one of the most requested functionalities by our corporate users, and with Ubuntu Desktop 22.04, we introduced ADsys, our new Active Directory client. This blog post is part 3 of a series where we will explore the new functionalities in more detail. (Part 1  – Introduction, Part 2 …

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How to Setup Squid Proxy Server on Ubuntu and Debian 4

How to Setup Squid Proxy Server on Ubuntu and Debian

What is Squid? Squid is a proxy server that can be used to improve network performance and security. It can be used to cache web pages and images, allowing your users to access these files more quickly. Squid can also be used to protect your network from malicious content. If you’re an experienced system administrator, …

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The private cloud future: Data centres as a service 5

The private cloud future: Data centres as a service

Even after the public cloud hype, private clouds remain to be a very essential part of many enterprises’ cloud strategy. Private clouds are simply giving CIOs more control over their budgets, enabling better security and allowing the flexibility to build best of breed IT solutions. So let’s stop here and take a step backwards, why …

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Operator Day at Kubecon EU 2022 – recordings available! 7

Operator Day at Kubecon EU 2022 – recordings available!

The Operator Day at Kubecon EU 2022, hosted by Canonical, took place on Monday 16 May  2022. We thank everyone for attending the event. Our thanks go out especially to those who engaged with us via chat during the online event. We enjoyed answering questions and having conversations during the presentations.  If you missed Operator …

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How are we improving Firefox Snap performance? Part 2 9

How are we improving Firefox Snap performance? Part 2

Photo by John Anvik, Unsplash Welcome to Part 2 of our investigation into Firefox snap performance. To minimise duplication we recommend checking out Part 1 of this series. There you’ll find a summary of our approach, glossary of terms, and tips on standardised benchmarking. Welcome back, Firefox fans! It’s time for another update on our …

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Master IoT software updates with validation sets on Ubuntu Core 22 11

Master IoT software updates with validation sets on Ubuntu Core 22

Save your seat for an intro webinar If you are packaging your IoT applications as snaps or containers, you are aware of the benefits of bundling an application with its dependencies. Publishing snaps across different operating system versions and even distributions is much easier than maintaining package dependencies. Automated IoT software updates make managing fleets …

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What you’re missing out if you don’t try Ubuntu Core 22 13

What you’re missing out if you don’t try Ubuntu Core 22

Read the official announcement here Ubuntu Core is the operating system for IoT and edge Ubuntu Core, the Ubuntu flavour optimised for IoT and edge devices, has a new version available. With a 2-year release cadence, every new release is both an exciting and challenging milestone. Ubuntu Core is based on Ubuntu. It is open …

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Canonical Ubuntu Core 22 is now available – optimised for IoT and embedded devices 18

Canonical Ubuntu Core 22 is now available – optimised for IoT and embedded devices

The ultra-secure embedded Ubuntu introduces support for real-time compute in robotics and industrial applications. 15 June 2022: Canonical today announced that Ubuntu Core 22, the fully containerised Ubuntu 22.04 LTS variant optimised for IoT and edge devices, is now generally available for download from ubuntu.com/download/iot. Combined with Canonical’s technology offer, this release brings Ubuntu’s comprehensive …

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Composable infrastructure, sustainable computing and more: OIS 2022 highlights 19

Composable infrastructure, sustainable computing and more: OIS 2022 highlights

OIS 2022 is over, but the OpenInfra community stays tuned for the next OpenInfra Summit, taking place in Vancouver in 2023! This year’s summit in Berlin offered a lot of insightful keynotes and technical sessions. Speakers discussed the most recent trends in the industry, including composable infrastructure and sustainable computing, and set the pace for …

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