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Tele2 Adopts Canonical's Ubuntu Open Source OpenStack Cloud for NFV

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Canonical scored another major telecom partnership related to its open source Ubuntu Linux platform this week, when Tele2 announced that it is moving more operations to the cloud using Canonical's Ubuntu-based OpenStack platform.

Tele2 is a major European telecommunications provider. On Wednesday, it announced that it is migrating more of its infrastructure to the cloud by adopting OpenStack and network functions virtualization (NFV).

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Also: NFV App Architecture Must Improve – Tele2

Canonical Announces Snapcraft 2.6 Snappy Creator App for Ubuntu Snappy 16.04 LTS

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Today, March 24, 2016, Sergio Schvezov of Canonical announced the release of Snapcraft 2.6 for the upcoming Ubuntu Snappy Core 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

Snapcraft is the tool that users can use to create and manage snaps for Snappy Ubuntu Core. It is popularly known as the Snappy creator tool, and it ships preinstalled in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which launches later this spring, on April 21, 2016.

Today's release of Snapcraft comes only two days after Canonical announced Snapcraft 2.5 on March 22, a maintenance build that introduced experimental support for creating kernel snaps thanks to the implementation of the kernel and kbuild plugins.

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Also: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Final Beta Based On Linux Kernel 4.4.6 LTS To Be Released Today

Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 To Bring Unity 8 Interface And New Dash Navigation

Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will let you move Unity 7's launcher to the bottom of your screen

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After six long years of requests from users, the Unity 7 desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS just gained a long-awaited option: You can now move the launcher bar from the left side of the screen to the bottom. It requires a hidden terminal command, but it’s now an officially supported feature!

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 to Bring a Major Unity 8 Update with New Dash Navigation

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Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak informed the Ubuntu Touch community today, March 24, 2016, about the latest landings that happened this week for the upcoming OTA-10 software update.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Final Beta Arrives Today, Powered by Linux Kernel 4.4.6 LTS

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Another week, another newsletter from the Ubuntu Kernel Team, as announced by Joseph Salisbury from Canonical on March 23, 2016, on one of the project's mailing lists.

Yesterday, the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system had another kernel update, and this time, it was rebased on the latest stable, long-term supported Linux 4.4.6 kernel, just in time for the Final Beta launch on March 24, 2016 (later today).

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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  • This Is What The Official Mascot of Ubuntu 16.04 Looks Like

    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is codenamed ‘Xenial Xerus‘. In a massive shock¹ I can reveal that the animal logo for the upcoming Ubuntu release is …also of a Xerus (which is the posh name given to a type of ground squirrel).

  • UbuntuBSD helps users escape systemd

    Some members of the BSD community have announced an Ubuntu-based version of BSD called UbuntuBSD.

    UbuntuBSD is based on the FreeBSD kernel rather than the Linux kernel that’s used in the main Ubuntu. It’s using the FreeBSD 10.1 kernel and is based on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf.

    UbuntuBSD uses the ZFS file system and comes with the lightweight Xfce desktop. Installing UbuntuBSD is quite easy, though it’s using text installer that you see in Debian or Ubuntu server.

  • Ubuntu Linux and BSD Merge to Form New UbuntuBSD Open Source OS

    BSD -- the open source, Unix-like operating system kernel that lives in Linux's shadow -- is now coming to the Ubuntu world, thanks to a new open source project called UbuntuBSD.

    For the uninitiated, here's the BSD back story: Created starting in the late 1970s (originally as an enhanced version of AT&T's Unix operating system, then as a complete replacement for it) at the University of California, Berkeley, BSD was one of the first freely redistributable operating systems. Then, in the 1990s, for various complicated reasons -- largely but not solely related to legal challenges -- BSD took a back seat to other free operating systems that were based on GNU software and the then-new Linux kernel.

  • Exploring Ubuntu Phone UI Elements

    Last November I wrote a short tour of the UX principles of the Ubuntu operating systems for phones. In this article I will focus on specific UI elements, based on the official style guide provided by Canonical. Time to begin!

The Ubuntu Tablet, BQ Aquaris M10, Will Be Available for Pre-Order on March 28

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BQ, the Spanish brand of smartphones, tablets, and electronic readers, has announced today, March 23, 2016, on their Twitter account that the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet will be available for pre-order next week, March 28.

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Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.5 for Ubuntu Snappy with Support for Kernel Snaps

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Today, March 22, 2016, Canonical's Sergio Schvezov announced the release of Snapcraft 2.5, the Snappy creator tool used to create and manage snaps for the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Final Beta Now in Feature Freeze, Lands March 24

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Just a few moments ago, March 22, 2016, Canonical's Adam Conrad announced that the upcoming Final Beta build of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating is officially in Feature Freeze.

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