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How to install the VLC 3.0 snap in Linux

VLC (from the VideoLAN organization) is a popular media player, and very soon they will release version 3. Let’s see how to install it on Ubuntu. Open up the Ubuntu Software and search for videolan. You get this. There are two options. Which one is the DEB package, and which one is the snap. Snaps …

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How to set up LXD on Civo (new UK VPS provider)

Civo is a new UK company that offers virtual private servers (VPS). They are currently in beta, and I am testing here their management interface and the process of setting up LXD on Civo VPS. What differentiates greatly one VPS provider from another, is the Web management interface. And the CLI interface. Management interface Once …

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Installing the Go programming language in Ubuntu

Go is a programming language and is available in most Linux distributions. Sometime Go is preinstalled, other times we need to install ourselves, or we need to update the existing version to a newer version. Go in Ubuntu 16.04 Ubuntu 16.04 comes with Go version 1.6. The package name is golang (same as their website …

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How to develop the LXD hypervisor – Part #1 (client side lxc)

Background: LXD is a hypervisor that manages machine containers on Linux distributions. You install LXD on your Linux distribution and then you can launch machine containers into your distribution running all sort of (other) Linux distributions. In this post we see how to help develop the LXD hypervisor. That is, learn how to compile the …

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How to use lxc remote with the LXD snap

Background: LXD is a hypervisor that manages machine containers on Linux distributions. You install LXD on your Linux distribution and then you can launch machine containers into your distribution running all sort of (other) Linux distributions. You have installed the LXD snap and you are happy using it. However, you are developing LXD and you …

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Skype is now available as a snap

In this announcement, https://insights.ubuntu.com/2018/02/01/skype-now-available-as-a-snap-for-linux-users/ we find out that Skype is now available as a snap package for Linux distributions. For Ubuntu, this means that we can install from the Ubuntu Software. Other distributions that have both Gnome Software and snap package support in Gnome Software, they can install as well. Here is how it looks, …

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