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Ubuntu 17.10 Alpha 1 (Artful Aardvark) Out for Opt-in Flavors, Here's What's New

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Today, Canonical announced the availability of the first Alpha release of the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, but only for opt-in flavors that are willing to participate in the Alpha milestones.

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Also: Lubuntu 17.10's First Alpha Milestone Ships with Separate LXDE and LXQt Editions

Kubuntu 17.10 Alpha 1 Debuts with VLC Media Player by Default, KDE Plasma 5.10.2

Canonical Outs Important Kernel Update for All Supported Ubuntu Linux Releases

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After patching a recently discovered systemd vulnerability in Ubuntu 17.04 and Ubuntu 16.10, Canonical today released a new major kernel update for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (HWE), patching up to fifteen security flaws.

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System76 Announces Pop!_OS, Their Own Linux Distro Based on Ubuntu and GNOME

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This came from nowhere! System76 today announced that they've been working lately on their own GNU/Linux distribution, based on Ubuntu and the GNOME desktop environment.

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Also: System76 Announces Pop!_OS Linux Distribution, To Be Shipped On Their Future PCs

System76 unveils its own Ubuntu-based Linux distribution called 'Pop!_OS'

System76 Announce Their Own Linux Distribution called Pop!_OS

Ubuntu Leftovers: Ubuntu Core, MAAS, Ubuntu Foundations, and Ubuntu MATE 17.10

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New systemd Vulnerability Affects Ubuntu 17.04 and Ubuntu 16.10, Update Now

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Canonical informs Ubuntu users that it updated the systemd packages in the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) and Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating systems to patch a recently discovered security issue.

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Ubuntu MATE's Software Boutique Package Manager Is Getting Support for Snaps

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Ubuntu MATE developer Martin Wimpress announced that, in collaboration with Luke Horwell, he plans to revamp the Software Boutique default graphical package manager of the Ubuntu MATE operating system.

It's been a while since Ubuntu MATE's Software Boutique received any major changes, but it finally looks like it will get some much-needed attention as developer Luke Horwell gave users a sneak peek to the upcoming Software Boutique version that'll be shipping with Ubuntu MATE 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) later this year.

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System76 Oryx Pro Review

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Ubuntu

This past weekend I was sent a System76 laptop to review (Thanks guys and gals!). So the first thing I did was install the latest Kubuntu release (17.04) and added the System76-Driver PPA.

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Kubuntu Artful Aardvark (17.10) Alpha 1

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Artful Aardvark (17.10) Alpha 1 images are now available for testing so we can release the alpha on Thursday.

The Kubuntu team will be releasing 17.10 in October.

This is the first spin in preparation for the Alpha 1 pre-release. Kubuntu Alpha pre-releases are NOT recommended for:

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Looking for an Ubuntu Unity close cousin? Elementary, my dear...

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Ubuntu's Unity interface is gone, which means there's one less desktop to choose from in Linux-land. And while dozens remain to choose from, Unity was one of the most polished out there. Many will miss its detail and design.

One of the desktops that is nearly as well polished, and therefore worth Unity fans considering, is the not-quite-as-new-kid on the block, Elementary OS.

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Why The Ubuntu Phone Failed

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In April 2017, Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth announced that their support of the Ubuntu phone convergence was no longer something they were going to invest in. Looking back on this decision, I can understand where they were coming from. Let's face it, we live in an Android/iOS landscape and all other entries into this space are just spinning their wheels.

Considering other projects that failed to garner needed traction such as WebOS, Firefox OS, among others, it's understandable why Canonical decided to refocus their efforts into other areas. Well, at least with cloud services. I differ with them on IoT and believe they're destined to repeat mistakes found with convergence.

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Add-on board expands i.MX6 UL SBC

MYIR released an add-on board for its Linux-driven, i.MX6 UL-based MYS-6ULX SBC that adds a second LAN port, plus CAN, RS485, camera, audio, and RTC. In April, MYIR released a Linux-powered MYS-6ULX SBC, which was notable for being available in two different versions using NXP’s low power, Cortex-A7 i.MX6 UltraLite (UL) or the more affordable, and almost identical i.MX6 ULL SoC. Now, MYIR has released an “MYB-6ULX Expansion Board” designed to stack onto either model. The $21.20 accessory adds a second 10/100 Ethernet port to the MYS-6ULX, as well as new CAN, RS485, audio, micro-USB, RTC, and camera functions. Read more

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Finding the Mainframers of the Future Through Open Source Ecosystem Development

Speak the word “mainframe” to many millennial techies, and the first things that likely come to mind are in the form of grainy sepia photos of floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall computers with big spinning tapes. But that’s far from the reality of the modern mainframe. Imagine instead up to 240 10-core, 5.2ghz processors, 32TB of RAIM (redundant array of independent memory), hardware-based encryption, and fully hot-swappable hardware components. Those are the specs of the newly released IBM z14 – a single machine that could replace the computing resources of an average corporate data center with room to spare. Read more