Ubuntu Core Snappy

Mark Shuttleworth has announced a beta release of Ubuntu Core, a version of Ubuntu server for the Cloud that does not use debs or apt-get for system and software management.

What, then, does it use?

The new utility that replaces debs and apt-get is called Snappy, which, according to Mark Shuttleworth, introduces a “bullet-proof mechanism for app delivery and system updates.”

Ubuntu Core and Snappy bring a different angle to Linux Containers, one of the most popular areas of information technology.

Ubuntu Core Snappy

How is Snappy different from apt-get?

According to the Mark’s blog post:

The snappy system keeps each part of Ubuntu in a separate, read-only file, and does the same for each application. That way, developers can deliver everything they need to be confident their app will work exactly as they intend, and we can take steps to keep the various apps isolated from one another, and ensure that updates are always perfect.

And what are the benefits of transactional updates?

Related Post:  How to install Nanny on Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04

Still quoting from the Mark’s blog post, transactional updates lets you know:

… EXACTLY what’s running on a particular system, and you can coordinate updates with very high precision across thousands of instances in the cloud. You can run systems as canaries, getting updates ahead of other identical systems to see if they cause unexpected problems. You can roll updates back, because each version is a complete, independent image.

That’s nice! What’s not so nice, for those that don’t like a certain company from Redmond, is that Mark Shuttleworth chose Azure as the preferred Cloud platform to roll out Ubuntu Core on. But don’t fret too much about that because you can play with Ubuntu Core beta right now on any compatible computer. It took less than five minutes to download the installation image and get it up and running on my laptop.

Related Post:  Jitsi 1.0 released

And I love it. It greatly simplifies software deployment and management in the Cloud. You may read more about it here.

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Hola! Did you notice that LinuxBSDos.com no longer runs network ads?  Yep, no more ads from the usual suspects that track you across the Internet.  But since  I still need to pay to keep the site running, feel free to make a small donation by PayPal.

Subscribe for updates. Trust me, no spam!

Mailchimp Signup Form

Sponsored links

1. Attend Algorithm Conference, a top AI and ML event for 2020.
2. Reasons to use control panel for your server.
3. DHgate Computers Electronics, Cell Phones & more.

2 Responses

  1. “New to Ubuntu 12.10 is that the Update Manager was renamed to Software Updater and now checks for updates when it is launched. The default configuration is to check for updates daily.”

    Great!, always thought is was strange the update button didn’t check automatically for new updates. Same thing for the automatic update frequency.

    p.s. thanks for the screenshots!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the latest

On social media
Via my newsletter
Mailchimp Signup Form

Partner links

1. Attend Algorithm Conference, a top AI and ML event for 2021.
2. Reasons to use control panel for your server.
3. DHgate Computers Electronics, Cell Phones & more.
Hacking, pentesting distributions

Linux Distributions for Hacking

Experts use these Linux distributions for hacking, digital forensics, and pentesting.

Categories
Archives

The authors of these books are confirmed to speak during

Algorithm Conference

T-minus AI

Author was the first chairperson of AI for the U.S. Air Force.

The case for killer robots

Author is the Director of the Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence.

Why greatness cannot be planned

Author works on AI safety as a Senior Research Scientist at Uber AI Labs.

Anastasia Marchenkova

An invitation from Anastasia Marchenkova

Hya, after stints as a quantum researcher at Georgia Tech Quantum Optics & Quantum Telecom Lab, and the University of Maryland Joint Quantum Institute, I’m now working on superconducting qubit quantum processors at Bleximo. I’ll be speaking during Algorithm Conference in Austin, Texas, July 16 – 18, 2020. Meet me there and let’s chat about progress and hype in quantum computing.