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Kubuntu and Ubuntu Leftovers

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  • Help needed testing newest bugfix release of Plasma on Kubuntu 17.04

    Are you using Kubuntu 17.04, our current release? Help us test a new bugfix release for KDE Plasma! Go here for more details: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed.

    Unfortunately that page illustrates Xenial and Ubuntu Unity rather than Zesty in Kubuntu. Using Discover or Muon, use Settings > More, enter your password, and ensure that Pre-release updates (zesty-proposed) is ticked in the Updates tab.

  • Ubuntu Sees Sense, Will Support Indicator Applets in Ubuntu 17.10

    Ubuntu 17.10 will have GNOME Shell indicator applet support by default. Hurrah for sanity! The results of the GNOME desktop user survey made it crystal clear that, alongside a visible desktop dock, Ubuntu uses want legacy system tray icons to sit in the GNOME Shell top bar, alongside the main system menu.

  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 517

    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #517 for the week of August 15 – 21, 2017, and the full version is available here.

Didier Roche: Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 7

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Today’s change will be about one of our last transformation (non visual but in term of feature) on our journey on transforming the default session in Ubuntu Artful. For more background on this, you can refer back to our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my blog post.

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Debian and Ubuntu Leftovers

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Ubuntu: Bare Metal Kubernetes, Numix Square Icons, Imported Repositories

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Debian, Ubuntu, and Black Lab

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  • Debian Policy call for participation -- August 2017

    At the Debian Policy BoF at DebConf17, Solveig suggested that we could post summaries of recent activity in policy bugs to Planet Debian, as a kind of call for participation. Russ Allbery had written a script to generate such a summary some time ago, but it couldn’t handle the usertags the policy team uses to progress bugs through the policy changes process. Today I enhanced the script to handle usertags and I’m pleased to be able to post a summary of our bugs.

  • LXD: Weekly status #11
  • Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.3 Ubuntu-based operating system now available

    The perfect Linux distribution doesn't exist. Take it from someone that does a lot of distro-hopping -- you will find yourself searching forever. Instead, it is wise to find a Linux-based operating system that meets your needs and try to stick with it. After all, constantly fiddling with various distributions will just drain your energy and steal your time.

    With that said, Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.3 is now available. Should you download it? Well, if you are not satisfied with your current Linux-based operating system, then maybe. I've got to tell you, this Ubuntu-based distro looks like a winner. It features modern versions of both Google Chrome and the Linux kernel, plus it offers support for many file systems. Despite being designed for organizations, it should serve as a great desktop OS for home users too.

  • Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.3 Brings Linux 4.10, Based on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

    Black Lab Software's CEO Robert Dohnert informs Softpedia today on the immediate availability for download of what it would appear to be the third maintenance update to the Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11 operating system series.

    Based on the recently released Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.3 uses its HWE (Hardware Enablement) Linux 4.10.0-37 kernel and comes with up-to-date components, including LibreOffice 5.4, Google Chrome 60, Mozilla Thunderbird 52.3, Webmin 1.8, and Samba 4, as well as all the latest security patches from upstream.

Voyager 16.04.3 Linux Distro Launches Officially Based on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

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The French developer behind the Ubuntu-based Voyager GNU/Linux distribution had the please of announcing this past weekend the release of Voyager 16.04.3, a completely redesigned Xubuntu 16.04.3 LTS distro built on top of the Xfce desktop environment.

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Didier Roche: Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 6

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Today’s change is hopefully an unnoticeale change for most of you, but gives better security, a smoother and great experience on our journey on transforming the default session in Ubuntu Artful. For more background on this, you can refer back to our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my blog post.

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Linux Mint vs Ubuntu: Detailed Comparison

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If you’re looking for a new Linux distro for your desktop, then you must have stumbled upon Linux Mint and Ubuntu. They are the two most popular desktop Linux distros.

Both Linux Mint and Ubuntu have several editions (flavors) to choose from, so we’ll have them in mind while doing this comparison.

This comparison doesn’t really have anything to do with servers or web hosting, but it’s what our readers want to read the most, so we’ll keep these kinds of articles coming.

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Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.3 released

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Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.3 for general availability.

Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.3 is targeted to small to medium sized businesses and is used in production environments around the world ranging from businesses, education facilities, research laboratories, and multimedia production facilities.

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Also: Snap Apps To Get Big Promo Push in Ubuntu Software

Ubuntu: Themes and Icons, MAAS, Podcast and More

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  • Some interesting Ubuntu themes and icons

    Well, I guess there isn't much to say. If you like the stock looks, ignore this article. If you find the defaults not colorful or fun enough, or you just plain like tweaking, then you might want to consider some of the stuff I've outlined here. My taste is subjective, of course, but then, I aim for simple, clean designs and pleasing art work.

    Overall, you have a plenty of good options here. More icons than themes. Vimix or Arc seem like neat choices for the latter, and among the sea of icons, Moka, Numix and Uniform seem to do a great job. And of course, Macbuntu. I wish there were more monochrome or accented icons, but that's something I still haven't found. Anyhow, I hope you like this silly little piece. If you have suggestions, please send them, just remember my aesthetics criteria - simplicity of installation, clean lines, no gradients, no bugs. That would be all for today, fellas.

  • 7 of the Best Icon Themes for Ubuntu

    On a hunt to find the best icon themes for Ubuntu? Well, you’ve come to the right post place!

    In this post we will show you some of the best icon themes for Ubuntu, ranging from modern, flat icon sets, to a circular icon pack carrying a colourful twist.

    Oh, and as this article is constantly updated you don’t need to fret about any of the links or information being out of date. Feel free to bookmark this list for future reference, or share it on social media.

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today's leftovers

'Turbo Boost Max 3.0' and Mesa 17.2.4

  • Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Skylake Fixed With Linux 4.15
    The platform-drivers-x86 updates have been sent in for Linux 4.15 and include a range of improvements for Intel hardware support. One of the bigger items is support for Skylake CPUs with Turbo Boost Max 3.0.
  • Mesa 17.2.4 Graphics Stack Lands for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 Gamers
    Canonical's Timo Aaltonen reports on the availability of the Mesa 17.2.4 open-source graphics drivers stack on the X-SWAT updates PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 systems. Ubuntu systems have always lagged behind the development of the Mesa 3D Graphics Library, the Linux graphics stack containing open-source drivers for Intel, AMD Radeon, and Nvidia GPUs, but they usually catch up with it through a specially crafted PPA (Personal Package Archive) repository that can be easily installed by users.