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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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Edubuntu Linux will skip the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS release

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Edubuntu is a version of Ubuntu Linux designed for schools, students, and folks generally interested in education. Formerly known as Ubuntu Education Edition, the operating system is based on Ubuntu, but includes a suite of apps aimed at teachers and students.

The first version of the operating system was released in 2005, and the last major release came in 2014, when the developers decided to only offer new versions alongside Ubuntu’s LTS (Long Term Support) releases every two years instead of the more frequent releases which come out every six months.

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Also: Edubuntu Will Not Do A 16.04 LTS Release, Project May Be On Its Final Leg

Edubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Will Not Be a Long-Term Support (LTS) Release

Ubuntu being pulled into “game changing” areas – Canonical CEO

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Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, said developers are now targeting the company’s Ubuntu platform for “game changing” areas such as Network Function Virtualisation and Internet of Things.

Last month, the company significantly boosted its convergence strategy, unveiling the first Ubuntu-powered tablet, from European vendor BQ, following earlier launches in the smartphone space.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

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  • Spring Break in San Francisco

    One particular encouraging meeting I had was with a Debian Developer employed by Google and working on Git. While my maths background sets me up with the right thinking skills to write programs, I don’t have knowledge typically gained from an education in computer science that enables one to work on the most interesting software. In particular, low-level programming in C is something that I had thought it wouldn’t be possible for me to get started with. So it was encouraging to meet the DD working on Git at Google because his situation was similar: his undergraduate background is in maths and he was able to learn how to code in C by himself and is now working on a exciting project at a company that it is hard to get hired by. I don’t mean that doing exactly what he’s doing is something that I aiming for, just that it is very encouraging to know the field is more open to me than I had thought. I was also reminded of how fortunate I am to have the Internet to learn from and projects like Debian to get involved with.

  • Debian/TeX Live 2015.20160320-1 and biber 2.4-1

    About one month has passed and here is the usual updated of TeX Live packages for Debian, this time also with an update to biber to accompany the updated version of biblatex. This will be (probably) the last upload before TeX Live 2015 gets frozen in preparation for 2016. After the freeze there will be some time of piece, and updates will got to experimental with the new binaries.

  • Ubuntu 16.04 Makes It Possible To Move The Unity Launcher To Bottom

    What was mostly seen by many Ubuntu loyalists as yet another speculation churned out by the rumor mills has become official now. Ubuntu 16.04 allows users to move the Unity Launcher to the bottom of the screen, and the vast majority of Ubuntu users are loving it.

  • Regression In Ubuntu GNU/Linux

    It’s amazing how some folks think they’re inventing the wheel when they are actually re-inventing it. Take menus/task bars and such. Canonical thought it was revolutionary to put the bar on the left side of the screen to save space on huge or tiny screens. Just now they think it’s progress to allow users to move it to the bottom, again. I was able to move my KDE “panel” around on my first desktop distro, Caldera e-Desktop, in 2000…, so they’re 16 years late.

  • Introducing ubuntuBSD: Ubuntu On Top OF FreeBSD Kernel

    According to Marius of Softpedia, ubuntuBSD can be used both as a desktop OS or basic Ubuntu server, with all bells and whistles. Just choose the appropriate option at the time of installation.

  • Ping Indicator & PPA Manager For Ubuntu
  • Move Unity Launcher In Ubuntu 16.04
  • Horizontal/Bottom Launcher Coming to Ubuntu 16.04
  • Classic Menu Indicator 0.10 Adds Support For Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS

Leftovers: Ubuntu

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UbuntuBSD Brings Ubuntu Atop The FreeBSD Kernel

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The inaugural release of UbuntuBSD is now available, which the developers have codenamed "Escape From SystemD", and pairs the Ubuntu userspace with the FreeBSD kernel.

Similar to the now-rather-defunct Debian GNU/kFreeBSD that paired the Debian GNU user-space with the FreeBSD kernel rather than the Linux kernel, developers have done the same with Ubuntu and called it UbuntuBSD. This first UbuntuBSD beta release is based off Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf and the FreeBSD 10.1 kernel.

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    I actually never even announced the April meetup, but we had in total 13 people showing up for the meet. We moved the meet to my office from our usual space as I wanted to use the white board. At beginning I showed some example code about how to write unittests, and how are we using Python3 unittests in our Fedora Cloud/Atomic images automatically. Anwesha arranged some soft drinks, and snacks for everyone.

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“LEDE” OpenWrt fork promises greater openness

A “Linux Embedded Development Environment” (LEDE) fork of the lightweight, router-oriented OpenWrt Linux distribution vows greater transparency and inclusiveness. Some core developers of the OpenWrt community has forked off into a Linux Embedded Development Environment (LEDE) group. LEDE is billed as both a “reboot” and “spinoff” of the lightweight, router-focused distribution that aims to build an open source embedded Linux distro that “makes it easy for developers, system administrators or other Linux enthusiasts to build and customize software for embedded devices, especially wireless routers.” Read more