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Quad-core Atom based Raspberry Pi lookalike is ready to roll

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Aaeon’s UP board, an Atom-based RPi lookalike, has finally been completed, with shipments in May. There’s also a new 4GB RAM version and other changes.

Aaeon Europe, a subsidiary of Asus, had huge success on Kickstarter last fall with its Intel Atom-based UP board, raising €105,117 from 671 backers. It was originally intended to ship in February, but as is so often the case with crowdsourced hardware, the project has slipped. The good news for backers and others who want to buy the board starting at $89, is that the final PCB has been completed, and boards are expected to start shipping the first week of May.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Is Now in Final Freeze, Launches April 21, 2016

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The launch of the highly anticipated Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system is upon us, and now Canonical has just announced that the GNU/Linux distro has entered final freeze.

On April 14, 2016, Adam Conrad announced that the "Final Freeze" development state was in effect for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This means that there will be no new features added to the upcoming operating system, nor major changes will happen until its official launch next week, on April 21, 2016, with the exception of critical bugs.

Time flies when you're having fun testing the latest release of Ubuntu Linux, which we've been using on some of our computers since the beginning of the year to keep up with all the changes Canonical had planned for its next LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, and share the highlights with our readers.

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Also: Snap! Ubuntu 16.04 Just Made Installing New Apps MUCH Easier

With Snaps, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will facilitate the application management

UbuntuBSD Should Heed Kubuntu’s Cautionary Tale

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Our good friends at Softpedia reported last week that the fledgling UbuntuBSD variant could be seeking the imprimatur from Canonical and become an official Ubuntu “flavor.”

Jon Boden, the lead developer of UbuntuBSD, submitted a post on the Ubuntu developers’ discussion list to let them know that he would “like to contribute all my work to Ubuntu Community and, if you think it is worthy, make ubuntuBSD an official Ubuntu project like Xubuntu or Edubuntu.”

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RealSense Robotics dev kit includes a Raspberry Pi-like SBC

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Intel’s “RealSense Robotics Development Kit” features an RPi-like single board computer based on a quad-core Atom x5-Z8350, along with a 3D RealSense camera.

The Intel RealSense Robotic Development Kit runs Ubuntu on a new, unspecified open spec, Raspberry Pi-sized, single board computer based on an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 SoC, along with 4GB RAM and 40-pin GPIO. The $250 kit includes an Intel RealSense camera and is designed for both rapid prototyping and final product integration in robotics devices.

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Ubuntu Scopes Showdown 2016 Contest Winners Announced by Canonical

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Canonical today announced the winners of the second edition of the Ubuntu Scopes Showdown contest for mobile developers who were tempted to create some of the coolest and innovative Scopes for Ubuntu Phones.

Ubuntu Scopes Showdown 2016 contest was initially announced at the beinning of the year, when Canonical put up prizes like a System 76 Meerkat Mini PC powered by a 5th gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 120GB SSD, and, of course, the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

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Logic Supply Announces New Ubuntu-Powered Rugged Ultra-Compact Fanless Computer

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Logic Supply is the leading industrial and embedded computer hardware manufacturer, known for creating some of the most amazing products, from thin client computers, mini and rugged panel PCs, to fanless, ventless, and dust-resistant units for IoT, virtualization, and numerous other applications.

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Also: Rugged, fanless mini-PC runs Ubuntu on Atom at 8.3 Watts

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) to Offer Users Newer Software Versions via Snaps

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Canonical, through Olli Ries, has had the enormous pleasure of announcing that the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system will offer users the possibility of installing snaps alongside the standard Debian packages.

It's not the first time we here Canonical planning this major change for Ubuntu Linux, but now it's official. Starting with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), due for release on April 21, 2016, users will finally be able to install various applications and packages via snaps.

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Canonical Releases LXD 2.0 Next-Generation Container Hypervisor for Ubuntu 16.04

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Canonical's Stéphane Graber has had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of the LXD 2.0 next-generation container hypervisor for Ubuntu Linux.

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Containers News

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  • LXD 2.0 has been released!

    After a year and a half of intense work by the LXD team, LXD 2.0 has been released today!

    LXD 2.0 is our first production-ready release and also a Long Term Support release, meaning that we will be supporting it with frequent bugfix releases until the 1st of June 2016.

    This also completes our collection of 2.0 container tools with LXC 2.0, LXCFS 2.0 and now LXD 2.0 all having been released over the past couple of weeks.

  • LXD 2.0 Released, Makes Ubuntu's Container Hypervisor Production-Ready

    UBUNTU --
    Stéphane Graber has announced the release of the LXD 2.0 container hypervisor. LXD was announced at the end of 2014 and today's 2.0 release is now the project's first production-ready release.

  • 5 reasons to use Docker for productivity software installation

    When Docker brought new life to Linux containers at the beginning of 2013, the technology quickly gained popularity among software developers. Today Docker has millions of container downloads, thousands of community contributors, and countless third party projects who are using it. What explains this extraordinary popularity?

Leftovers: Ubuntu

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  • Bundling ZFS and Linux is impossible says Richard Stallman

    Free Software Foundation president and Gnu Public Licence (GNU GPL) author Richard Stallman has weighed in on the spat over whether Ubuntu can legally include ZFS in Linux, with a resounding “No!”

    Stallman has issued a statement he says “.... explains some issues about the meaning and enforcement of the GNU General Public License. The specific occasion for this article is the violation of combining Linux with ZFS”.

  • Nexenta & Canonical to Deliver Joint Software-Defined Storage Solution
  • Ubuntu tablet updates: Delivery pushed back 3 to 4 weeks

    According to OMG Ubuntu, users who have pre-ordered the device was initially informed for a delivery time at the second week of April. After which, the website changed the expected timing to "second half of April." There seems to be another push back, as the Ubuntu tablet is now expected to come around three weeks to a month as of writing.

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