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A perfect marriage: YOU and Ubuntu 16.04

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Canonical claims it has taken legal advice and that it is allowed to ship OpenZFS with its Linux.

What ever the legal rights and wrongs, Ubuntu's support is clearly aimed primarily at the server use case. ZFS is not an option within the installer. In fact you'll need to install the userland parts of ZFS yourself before you can format disks and get everything working. Still, if you're interested in trying Ubuntu atop ZFS, Canonical has a guide to using ZFS.

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Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS Officially Released for Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 2

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The Ubuntu MATE team has been proud to announce today, April 25, 2016, the general availability of the Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system for Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computers.

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10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial Xerus"

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Ubuntu 16.04 has brought some interesting features that you must give try if you've upgraded. If you still don't know what's new in Ubuntu 16.04 then check out our article "What's New In Ubuntu 16.04?". In this article I'll show you 10 things to do after installing or upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04. It'll save your time tweaking the system and also will provide you the taste of new features of Ubuntu 16.04.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Lubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Officially Released for Raspberry Pi 2 SBCs

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Lubuntu maintainer Rafael Laguna had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the Lubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system for Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computers.

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Ubuntu-Based Black Lab Linux 7.6 Released with Xfce 4.12 and LibreOffice 5.1.2

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Roberto J. Dohnert, CEO of Black Lab Software, informs Softpedia today, April 25, 2016, about the release and immediate availability for download of the Black Lab Linux 7.6 operating system.

Powered by Linux kernel 3.19.0-58, the same version that is available upstream in the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), on which the long-term supported Black Lab Linux 7.x series is based, and built around the lightweight Xfce 4.12 desktop environment, Black Lab Linux 7.6 is a maintenance build to keep the branch stable and reliable at all times.

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Ubuntu 16.04 Brings More Privacy and Big Changes to the Desktop

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The release of Ubuntu 16.04 last week is good news for computer users who are upset over the recent development of Microsoft turning Windows into an operating system that is essentially spyware. As an open-source Linux distribution, Ubuntu is a great operating system for users concerned about privacy.

This marks the 24th release of the Ubuntu operating system, which has become perhaps the most popular Linux distribution in the world. Ubuntu 16.04 — codenamed Xenial Xerus — is also the sixth Long Term Support (LTS) release, meaning it will receive free security updates and support for five years. Canonical — the UK software company which sponsors Ubuntu — has continued to show its commitment to providing a solid, smooth, reliable, open-source operating system for the desktop even while working toward convergence of the desktop, phone, and tablet into one seamless operating system.

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Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) to Be Released on October 20, 2016

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While most of the Ubuntu fans are enjoying their brand-new Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, it looks like the Ubuntu developers are hard at work again.

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Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Daily Build ISOs Now Available for Download

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It looks like the Ubuntu developers are not wasting any time, and they've already started working on the next release of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system.

Yes, we're talking about Ubuntu 16.10, which has been dubbed "Yakkety Yak" by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth on day the company launched their sixth LTS (Long Term Support) release, Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).

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  • Enlightenment's EFL Getting New DRM Library
    Chris Michael of Samsung has been working on a new DRM library for the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) with a number of improvements. The initial implementation of this new library, Ecore_Drm2, has been added to EFL Git.
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  • First coding week with openSUSE, Google Summer of Code
    Embedded below is the blog of Google Summer of Code student Martin Garcia Monterde. Martin detailed his first week coding with openSUSE and the Google Summer of Code.
  • OpenPHT 1.5.2 for Debian/sid
    I have updated the openpht repository with builds of OpenPHT 1.5.2 for Debian/sid for both amd64 and i386 architecture. For those who have forgotten it, OpenPHT is the open source fork of Plex Home Theater that is used on RasPlex, see my last post concerning OpenPHT for details.
  • vcswatch is now looking for tags
    About a week ago, I extended vcswatch to also look at tags in git repositories. Previously, it was solely paying attention to the version number in the top paragraph in debian/changelog, and would alert if that version didn't match the package version in Debian unstable or experimental. The idea is that "UNRELEASED" versions will keep nagging the maintainer (via DDPO) not to forget that some day this package needs an upload. This works for git, svn, bzr, hg, cvs, mtn, and darcs repositories (in decreasing order of actual usage numbers in Debian. I had actually tried to add arch support as well, but that VCS is so weird that it wasn't worth the trouble).

Google and Oracle

Leftovers: OSS

Security Leftovers (Parrot Security OS 3.0 “Lithium”, Regulation)

  • Parrot Security OS 3.0 “Lithium” — Best Kali Linux Alternative Coming With New Features
    The Release Candidate of Parrot Security OS 3.0 ‘Lithium’ is now available for download. The much-anticipated final release will come in six different editions with the addition of Libre, LXDE, and Studio editions. The version 3.0 of this Kali Linux alternative is based on Debian Jessie and powered by custom hardened Linux 4.5 kernel.
  • Regulation can fix security, except you can't regulate security
    Every time I start a discussion about how we can solve some of our security problems it seems like the topics of professional organizations and regulation are where things end up. I think regulations and professional organizations can fix a lot of problems in an industry, I'm not sure they work for security. First let's talk about why regulation usually works, then, why it won't work for security.