Ubuntu Summit 2024
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We are excited to announce that Ubuntu Summit 2024 will be held in The Hague, the Netherlands this October 25 – 27th! The Ubuntu Summit for the last two years has served as a showcase for the innovative and the ambitious. We aim to shine a light on those who are not satisfied with the status quo by giving the stage to the experts, the builders, the engineers, and the tinkerers who demonstrate that excellent engineering can be done in the open. By elevating these voices through the Ubuntu Summit, we hope to drive forward our collective mission to build the future with open source software. Pre ..read more
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A CISO’s comprehensive breakdown of the Cyber Resilience Act
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8h ago
Strong, wide-reaching regulation can bring safety to communities – but it can also bring uncertainty. The Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) has proven no exception to this universal rule. Across the open source community and the wider tech landscape, people have been greeting the news with the whole spectrum of reactions: concern, anxiety, hope.  But is there anything to fear? Does the CRA really change things in open source? And how should your teams be preparing for this legislation? In this article, I’ll dive into the CRA and explain its aims, requirements, and effects on the open source comm ..read more
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Empowering RISC-V with open source through Ubuntu
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1d ago
Canonical collaborates with partners to deliver optimised Ubuntu on RISC-V platforms, empowering innovation on RISC-V  Open source and global standards have a long history of success because they have a license framework that ensures anyone, anywhere can have ongoing access to them. RISC-V,  an open standard Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) that enables a new era of processor innovation through open collaboration, has been developed rapidly in the past years. As an open source pioneer, Canonical started its collaboration with RISC-V hardware partners a few years ago and has establi ..read more
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Top 5 reasons to use Ubuntu for your AI/ML projects
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1d ago
For 20 years, Ubuntu has been at the cutting edge of technology. Pioneers looking to innovate new technologies and ideas choose Ubuntu as the medium to do it, whether they’re building devices for space, deploying a fleet of robots or building up financial infrastructure.  The rise of machine learning is no exception and has encouraged people to develop their models on Ubuntu at different scales. With benefits such as robustness and community backing, there’s a reason Ubuntu is the preferred operating system for so many universities and research labs. Whether we talk about developers tinke ..read more
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Pair Programming: The Ubuntu Way
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2d ago
At our core, we believe in Ubuntu: “I am what I am because of who we all are.” This philosophy of interconnectedness is woven into everything we do, including how we approach software development. This belief in our interconnectedness extends to how we build software. Pair programming, a practice where two developers work side-by-side, isn’t just a reflection of our values—it’s a powerful driver of quality, innovation, and team cohesion. Industry research consistently backs this up, showing that pair programming leads to fewer bugs, faster knowledge sharing, and ultimately, better products. Tw ..read more
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World’s first RISC-V Laptop gets a massive upgrade and equips with Ubuntu
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6d ago
DeepComputing partners with Canonical to unveil a huge boost to the DC-ROMA RISC-V Laptop family  The DC-ROMA RISC-V Laptop II is the world’s first RISC-V laptop pre-installed and powered by Ubuntu, which is one of the most popular Linux distributions in the world, providing developers with an outstanding mix of usability and reliability, as well as a rich ecosystem with security and support.  Equipped with octa-core 64-bit RISC-V AI CPU Adding to a long list of firsts, the new DC-ROMA laptop II is the first to feature SpacemiT’s SoC K1 – with its 8-cores RISC-V CPU running at up to ..read more
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NIST CMVP Interim Validation & Jammy FIPS
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6d ago
If you need FIPS-validated cryptographic modules for your deployments, you may be aware that these have been turbulent times in the FIPS world. We have seen the introduction of the new FIPS 140-3 standard, with the older 140-2 being phased out (all existing certificates will expire by September 2026 at the latest). The industry has been wrangling with all the new requirements and procedures this process brings. In this post we’ll outline the current situation and how it affects Ubuntu FIPS installations. What’s the current situation with FIPS certifications? Canonical makes FIPS modules availa ..read more
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Space pioneers: Lonestar gears up to create a data centre on the Moon
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6d ago
In February 2024, Lonestar’s independence mission took the first steps to establish the first data centre on the moon. The company previously worked with Canonical to create a production image that could run in the tight confines of the ISS (International Space Station), with the goal of turning space radiation into art. It was an astronomical challenge, but Canonical delivered an OS that could ensure the mission’s success. In this latest blog, we share how Ubuntu Core helped them chart new territory to achieve their long-term ambition. Disaster recovery from the lunar surface A saying approp ..read more
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Ubuntu Security Notices now available in OSV format
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1w ago
Canonical is now issuing Ubuntu Security Notices (USNs) in the open source OSV format. Using the information provided, developers can identify known third-party, open source dependency vulnerabilities that pose a genuine risk to their application and its environment. This collaboration between Canonical and OSV aims to simplify vulnerability management and further enhance security for Ubuntu users. “Making sure that Ubuntu Security Notices are actionable and available to 3rd party tools is a key goal for our security engineering team”, said Lech Sandecki, Product Manager at Canonical,  “B ..read more
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Introducing Charmed Aether SD-Core: Automated open source 5G mobile core network
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1w ago
We are excited to announce that Charmed Aether SD-Core – our automation solution for the open source 5G core networking software distributed by The Linux Foundation – is available as a beta release. Charmed Aether SD-Core is a set of Juju charms (open source software operators) that can automate the deployment, integration and lifecycle management of The Linux Foundation (LF)’s 5G core network software. This software is distributed under LF’s Aether directed fund project, which includes the Software-Defined Core (SD-Core) sub-project. Charmed Aether SD-Core makes it possible to operate a fully ..read more
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