Fans of Internet of Things (IoT) devices should be happy to learn that Canonical has published a new release of Ubuntu for embedded devices. The new release, Ubuntu Core 18, focuses on providing a minimal platform with Snap packages and long term support. The announcement reads: "Immutable, digitally signed snaps ensure that devices built with Ubuntu Core are resistant to corruption or tampering. Any component can be verified at any time. All snaps on Ubuntu Core devices are strictly confined, limiting any damage from a compromised application. Ubuntu Core 18 will receive ten years low-cost security maintenance, enabling long-term industrial and mission-critical deployments. Updates are delivered with a device-specific SLA, ensuring that change is managed by the manufacturer or the enterprise and providing a rapid response to any vulnerabilities that are detected over the device lifetime." Ubuntu Core 18 images can be found on the distribution's IoT download page.