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Get Started with Ubuntu 16.04

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Ubuntu 16.04 was released in April, and it’s a great release. Ubuntu is generally known as an extremely user-friendly distribution, so it’s easy to get up and running quickly. That said, there are a few things to do -- depending on your needs -- to get most out of your system.

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Canonical Patches Multiple OpenSSH Vulnerabilities in Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Canonical released an update for the OpenSSH packages in the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating systems.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 Delayed by a Week, Work on OTA-12 Should Start Soon

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The development cycle of the next major OTA update for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices continues at a slow pace, as the Ubuntu Touch devs have just announced that it is not even ready for an RC image.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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  • Unity 8 Continues To Improve, But Still Has Rough Edges
  • Dogfooding Unity 8

    Below I will discuss all of the steps that I went through to get it working to my needs. They are not the “official” way of doing it (there isn’t an official way to do all this yet) and they won’t cover every usage scenario, just the ones I faced. If you want to try this challenge yourself they will help you get started. If at any time you get stuck, you can find help in the #ubuntu-unity channel on Freenode, where the developers behind all of these components are very friendly and helpful.

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (aka Xenial Xerus) What’s In The Bits and Bytes?

    For those not familiar or who need a refresh, Ubuntu is an open source Linux distribution with the company behind it called Canonical. The Ubuntu software is a Debian based Linux distribution with Unity (user interface). Ubuntu is available across different platform architecture from industry standard Intel and AMD x86 32bit and 64bit to ARM processors and even the venerable IBM zSeriues (aka zed) mainframe as part of LinuxOne.

Ubuntu 16.04 proves even an LTS release can live at Linux’s bleeding edge

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A disappointing trend has become clear to Linux users in recent years. Whenever Canonical offers a new Ubuntu Long Term Support (LTS) release, it tends to be conservative in nature. (See our Ubuntu 14.04 review, which earned a "Missing the boat on big changes" headline.) Apparently no one wants to try to support a brand new, potentially buggy piece of code for half a decade.

The last few Ubuntu releases haven't been LTS rollouts, yet Vivid Vervet (15.04) and Wily Werewolf (15.10) also short-changed users in the way of new features. So when Canonical officially released the latest Ubuntu LTS version (Ubuntu 16.04 or Xenial Xerus) this spring, similar expectations loomed. Frankly, this could potentially be the most boring Ubuntu release to date.

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10 things you need to know about Ubuntu Unity 8

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Ubuntu Unity 8 is finally on the horizon--but what will this next phase in the life of Unity bring you? Here are a few bits of information that might help ease your mind and get you up to speed.

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Ubuntu LTS Kernel Vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS

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Ubuntu MATE is a community edition of the Ubuntu distribution. Ubuntu MATE provides users with the MATE desktop environment set up in a way that resembles Ubuntu's default look before the parent distribution started shipping with Unity as the default interface. This gives Ubuntu MATE, in my opinion, a look and feel that I have come to think of as the classic or traditional flavour of Ubuntu.

The latest version of the distribution, Ubuntu MATE 16.04, includes several key software updates, including version 4.4 of the Linux kernel, MATE 1.12.1 and support for Snap packages. The distribution has also been working on Raspberry Pi support and can be run on Raspberry Pi 2 & 3 computers. Looking over the download options we find that, apart from Raspberry Pi images, the Ubuntu MATE project supplies us with downloads for 32-bit and 64-bit x86 computers and there are builds for PowerPC computers.

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Linux Lite 3.0 to Be Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Adopt the Popular Arc GTK Theme

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Jerry Bezencon of the Linux Lite computer operating system has announced today, May 9, 2016, that the Linux Lite 3.0 release is now officially open for development, and that a first Beta build is out for testing.

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BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition review: Desktop-mobile convergence, up to a point

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Late in 2015 Canonical announced that it would be working with the Spanish company BQ to produce the long-awaited 'converged smartphone' that would support Ubuntu desktop-like operation when connected to a suitable display, keyboard and mouse. So it came as something of a surprise when the first BQ-manufactured converged device, unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February, turned out to be a tablet -- and not only that, but a tablet without mobile broadband support.

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