To celebrate our upcoming 16.04 LTS we wanted to shine a bit of light on how many people in the world actually use Ubuntu. As users aren’t required to register their installation, devices are pre-loaded with the software and servers powered by Ubuntu – this means it’s not as easy to track users. However the reality is, hundreds of millions of PCs, servers, devices, virtual machines, and containers have booted Ubuntu to date and are in use!
Over on Ubuntu.com Insights is now a post today with "How many people use Ubuntu?" and has created an infographic with this information from Kirkland. Click the link to check it out in full if you're curious.
If any of you reading this have decision-making ability along those lines, I would appreciate your assistance in making this happen.
Adapt is a simple, yet very useful application that can be used to install any package from any release of Ubuntu into any version of Ubuntu without using any PPA. You don’t have to wait for the developers to update their PPA for any particular application. Just install adapt, and start installing the app you want on any Ubuntu version. Not only from Ubuntu, you can run any application from any other Linux distribution, for example CentOS. In layman terms, Adapt is like apt command that allows us to run old software on a newer OS or newer software on an older OS. Sounds awesome? Yeah, it should be.
Ubuntu's OTA-10 over-the-air update began rolling out this morning to Ubuntu Phone/Tablet users.
With Ubuntu OTA-10 there is finally VPN support! But currently no PPTP support... At least though the Ubuntu Phone VPN support is making progress. Ubuntu OTA-10 also ships with a new calendar app but lacking support for iCal, a new GPS navigation client, and the Dekko email client.
Softpedia was informed a few minutes ago, April 6, 2016, by Željko Popivoda of the Linux AIO team about the immediate availability for download of the Linux AIO Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS Live DVDs.
For those of you who are not in the loop, Linux AIO is a group of skilled GNU/Linux developers that build all-in-one Live ISO images with the hottest editions of a popular GNU/Linux operating system, such as Ubuntu, Debian Live, Fedora, Linux Mint, Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE), Zorin OS, ROSA, PCLinuxOS, Korora, Porteus, and others.
We've already told you yesterday that the Ubuntu Touch development team decided on the official release date of April 6, 2016, for the OTA-10 software update for Ubuntu Phones devices, as well as the new Ubuntu Tablet, BQ Aquaris M10.
We've also reported on the new features integrated in the Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 update, so you should check that article if you want to know what's coming very soon for your Ubuntu-powered phone or tablet, especially the improvements that landed for the Web Browser app.
Based on Softpedia:
The OTA-10 update for the Ubuntu mobile OS has finally arrived today, April 6, 2016, as officially announced by Canonical just a few moments ago, for all supported Ubuntu Phone devices, as well as the first ever Ubuntu Tablet.
We've already told you all there is to know about the new features integrated into today's Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 software update. But to recap, it adds VPN (Virtual Private Network) support, a new welcome wizard, as well as support for downloading phone updates through mobile network.
Bad Thing #1 – It's not open source
That's right. The software for running Ubuntu Linux's userland applications on Windows is, at least as of this writing, closed source.
That just plain stinks. Hopefully this gets remedied quickly. It's early enough that I'm willing to give the team behind this the benefit of the doubt that, by the time there is an official public release, there will be source code available under a reasonable license.