Category: open-source

A closer look at Chrome OS using LXD to run Linux GUI apps (Project Crostini)

At Google I/O 2018, one of the presentations was on What’s new in Android apps for Chrome OS (Google I/O ’18). The third and most exciting developer tool shown in the presentation, was the ability to run graphical Linux apps on Chrome OS. Here is a screenshot of a native Linux terminal application, as shown …

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How to try LXD 3.0 beta

LXD is a container hypervisor/lighter-visor for Linux distributions. You kinda get the effect of a Linux virtual machine but using Linux containers instead. You can consider them as lightweight virtual machines. Currently, LXD is at version 2 (2.21) and soonish version 3.0 will be released. In this post we see how to get to try …

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How to develop the LXD hypervisor – Part #2 (using multipass/KVM VM)

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 are having a closer look on how to help in the development of LXD. We …

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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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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 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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