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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.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-10.1 Hotfix Officially Released for All Supported Ubuntu Phones

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As promised, Canonical has released today, April 11, 2016, the first hotfix for the major Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 operating system update announced last week for supported Ubuntu Phone devices.

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You Can Still Pre-Order an Ubuntu Tablet from BQ, Deliveries Start Next Week

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We reported at the end of last month that Canonical's first ever Ubuntu Tablet device, the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, is available for pre-order, and deliveries should start in the first week of April.

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New Ubuntu Tablet Release Delayed? One More Week to Go

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Just two weeks ago came the announcement of the world’s first Ubuntu tablet – Aquaris M10 from BQ was announced and soon was put up for pre-order.

The expected delivery date was somewhere around the second week of April 2016. We have already entered week two of the month, and now comes in the word that those who had already pre-ordered the device may have to wait a tad bit longer to get their hands on the Ubuntu-powered Aquaris M10.

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Unity Tweak Tool Makes It Easier for Ubuntu Users to Move the Launcher to Bottom

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As you may well be aware, Canonical will finally allow Ubuntu users to move the Unity Launcher to the bottom of the screen, thanks to an option contributed by the Ubuntu Kylin developers.

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'Ubuntu is everywhere' but Canonical is still in the red

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In the run-up to the release later this month of version 16.04 of the Ubuntu GNU/Linux operating system, the company behind it is promoting its product with the slogan "Ubuntu is everywhere".

Canonical, the company in question, has now been releasing Ubuntu every six months since October 2004. And to be sure, it has been instrumental in spreading the use of Linux in many spheres.

But, there is still red ink on its balance sheet.

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Canonical Eases Ubuntu App Development with New Build Dependency Rules

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Ubuntu release manager Steve Langasek informs the community about some changes happening to build-dependency handling in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and upcoming versions of the widely used operating system.

According to Mr. Langasek, the Ubuntu development team admits that the process of separating Ubuntu packages between the "main" and "universe" software repositories caused the Ubuntu development to be dragged down because the "main" repo also covered build-dependencies in addition to dependencies.

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Softpedia plagiarised: ubuntuBSD Looking Forward To Being An Official Ubuntu Flavor

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FOSS in 3D Printing

  • Open source wifi enabled 3D printer controller Franklin speeds up with new release
    3D printing hit the mainstream a few years ago thanks in part to the open-source 3D printer market. The origins of this transition had to do with expiring patents held by the traditionally held commercial 3D printing companies. Since then, several small businesses have sprung up around the emerging low-cost 3D printer market. Some of these companies embraced the open-source mentality, while others are seeking shelter with patents.
  • Hackaday Prize Entry: Open-Source Myoelectric Hand Prosthesis
    Hands can grab things, build things, communicate, and we control them intuitively with nothing more than a thought. To those who miss a hand, a prosthesis can be a life-changing tool for carrying out daily tasks. We are delighted to see that [Alvaro Villoslada] joined the Hackaday Prize with his contribution to advanced prosthesis technology: Dextra, the open-source myoelectric hand prosthesis.
  • BCN3D Technologies releases open source files for BCN3D Sigma 3D printer
    As our readers will know, an important part of the 3D printing community is the idea of accessibility. Of course, it is more than just an idea, as everyday makers around the world share their 3D designs and models for free, and even 3D printing companies exercise an open-source philosophy with DIY 3D printers and accessible models. Recently, Barcelona based 3D printer developer BCN3D Technologies decided to further embrace the additive manufacturing open-source philosophy with their latest initiative, Open Source 360º. As part of the initiative, the company has announced that it will share all of its engineering, design, and fabrication information used in the manufacturing of their flagship product, the BCN3D Sigma 3D printer.
  • Shellmo: Aquatic 3D printed robot for fun and education
    Recently I came across a very interesting open hardware project called Shellmo. What caught my eye was that it's a 3D printed crustacean that seems to have no apparent real world use, though with a little creativity I can see educational implications. Shellmo is a unique, almost cartoon-like creatures that could captivate the imagination of children while at the same time affording them an opportunity to 3D print their own robot. With the current emphasis on STEM in education, Shellmo appears to be the kind of project that would stimulate student interest.

LibreOffice Liberation

  • Sun, sea, and open source: How Spain's Balearic islands are trying to turn into a tech paradise
    However, work remains to be done, especially on civil servants' desktops. "We started by replacing MSN Office", explains Villoslada. "Thanks to free office suite LibreOffice 5, we may overcome compatibility problems with documents coming in from different versions of MSN Office. We already have 1,000 Office licenses which are not necessary anymore, and we plan not to renew over 5,500 licenses purchased in 2007", he adds.
  • The Document Liberation Project: What we do
    While The Document Foundation is best known for LibreOffice, it also backs the Document Liberation Project. But what exactly is that? We’ve made a short video to explain all…

Kali Linux Alternative: BackBox Linux 4.6 Released With Updated Hacking Tools

BackBox Linux, a Kali Linux alternative, is here with its latest version i.e. BackBox Linux 4.6. Based on Ubuntu Linux, this hacking operating system is now available for download with updated hacking tools and Ruby 2.2. Read more

Chromebook and GNU/Linux

  • Turn Your Old Laptop into a Chromebook
    Once the drive is ready with bootable CloudReady, plug it into the target PC and boot the system. It may take a while for the system to boot into Chromium OS. Once booted, you will see the screen shown in Figure 3.
  • Running Linux and Chrome OS Together Using Crouton
    Leo Laporte is a longtime technology commentator and also the host of the show “The Screen Savers,” on the TWiT Netcast Network. In this video he explains how to install Linux on a Chromebook using Crouton, an open source tool developed by Google employee David Schneider.