February 27, 2024

Canonical announces the general availability of Charmed Kafka

27 February 2024: Today, Canonical announced the release of Charmed Kafka – an advanced solution for Apache Kafka® that provides everything users need to run Apache Kafka at scale.   Apache Kafka is an event store that supports a range of contemporary applications including microservices architectures, streaming analytics and AI/ML use cases. Canonical Charmed Kafka simplifies […]

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Introducing Canonical’s Open Documentation Academy

tldr; Our Open Documentation Academy starts this week with our first weekly Documentation Office Hours on Friday 1st March 2024 at 16:00 UTC. Everyone is welcome! Keep reading, or see our forum post for more details and to leave questions. Many of us at Canonical wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Linux and open

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Crafting new Linux schedulers with sched-ext, Rust and Ubuntu

In our ongoing exploration of Rust and Ubuntu, we delve into an experimental kernel project that leverages these technologies to create new schedulers for Linux. Playing around with CPU scheduling policies has always been a dream for many kernel hackers and OS enthusiasts. However, such material typically remains within the domain of a few core

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SDDM Login Manager 0.21.0 Released! Improved Qt6 & Wayland Support

SDDM, the Simple Desktop Display Manager, announced new 0.21.0 released a few hours ago. It’s a free open-source display manager, aka login manager, for the graphical interface of Linux login screen. While, GNOME (Ubuntu/Fedora) uses GDM as default, and MATE/Cinnamon (Linux Mint) uses LightDM, SDDM is usually the default login manager for KDE Plasma and

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Wubuntu – New Linux Distro looks like Windows 10 / Windows 11

For users switching from Microsoft Windows, there’s now a new Linux Distribution with default theme looks like Windows 10 and/or Windows 11. It’s Wubuntu (Windows Ubuntu), based on Ubuntu. It so far includes 2 versions based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. One with Windows 11 theme on KDE Plasma 5 desktop, and another with Windows 10

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How to Install and Run ArchiveBox on Ubuntu 22.04 VPS Server

ArchiveBox is a powerful tool that allows users to easily archive and store web content for future reference. In this blog post, we will guide you through the processes required to install and run ArchiveBox on an Ubuntu VPS. This tutorial assumes that you are familiar with the command line and have a basic understanding

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Step-by-Step Guide for Installing and Configuring XRDP on Ubuntu VPS for Remote Desktop Connections

This article provides a step-by-step guide for installing and configuring XRDP on Ubuntu VPS for Remote Desktop connections. What is XRDP? XRDP is a free and open-source implementation of Microsoft RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) server that enables operating systems other than Microsoft Windows (such as Linux and BSD-style operating systems) to provide a fully functional

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