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Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Review

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Overall, I want to congratulate the Ubuntu MATE development team on really working hard to nail the user experience. This is one of the better distributions out there and a great example for others with regards to the Welcome app and the initial introduction to the system. If you are looking for a solid desktop environment to explore, be sure to give Ubuntu MATE a try, it's an excellent distribution.

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Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.10 Officially Released, Available for Download Now

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Softpedia was informed today, October 16, 2016, by budgie-remix project leader David Mohammed about the official and final release of the Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.10 computer operating system.

Based on the recently released Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) distro, Ubuntu Budgie Remix (budgie-remix) 16.10 ships with a kernel from the Linux 4.8 series and it's built around the Budgie 10.2.7 desktop environment developed by the Solus Project. There are a lot of great new features implemented in this major version, such as full disk encryption support, Home folder encryption, and support for more languages during installation.

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Also: Ubuntu 17.04 — What Do You Think The Codename Will Be?

GNU/Linux Review: Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak

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Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak desktop version is released today October 13th 2016. It is a regular release, supported for 9 months (until July 2017), bringing dual desktop environments, Unity 7 and Unity 8. This review covers 9 points, mainly about Ubuntu Yakkety bringing the new desktop environment Unity 8 on top of the new Mir Display Server plus many information you may find useful. Yakkety includes Unity 8 as a testing purpose, so every user can feel how Unity 8 is at a glance. Overall, this new Ubuntu release is already suitable for desktop use (Unity 7 only) but really not suitable for low-RAM computers.

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Ubuntu Leftovers

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An Everyday Linux User Review Of Xubuntu 16.10 - A Good Place To Start

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I don't review Xubuntu that often and it isn't because I don't like Xubuntu. In fact I am a big fan of Xubuntu and I have a heavily customised version on one of my other computers.

I use that computer when I want to get things done because lets face it there is nothing more annoying than seeing this:

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Ubuntu Leftovers

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  • Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Released - Completely Reworked for GTK 3+

    The Ubuntu MATE team have announced the release of Ubuntu MATE 16.10. Normally, point releases such as this don't offer massive changes but in this particular case, there are some huge changes in this release.

    Ubuntu MATE 16.10 have completely migrated the platform to GTK 3+ half a year early thanks to the financial support of the community. According to the press release, Ubuntu MATE is the first major distribution to ship a full GTK3+ implementation of the MATE desktop, which is excellent news for the distro hopper community and those who love MATE.

  • QNAP Linux Station Fully Integrated with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

    QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced that QNAP Linux Station is fully integrated with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to provide complete multimedia applications. With HDMI output, QNAP NAS goes beyond being simple storage and provides a Home Theater PC solution for a complete home entertainment experience.

Ubuntu 16.10 Review

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If you are an active PPA user and rely on third party repositories, it's best to wait a month or so before you proceed with installing this release. It often takes a bit for third party developers to get caught up and release packages for new versions so hold off a bit before proceeding.

Overall, I'd say this felt like a typical Ubuntu release, at least from a desktop perspective. The inclusion of the 4.8 Linux kernel is probably one of the biggest changes, which Linux.com covered quite well in their article here: https://www.linux.com/news/new-linux-kernel-48-plus-kernel-killing-bug

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Ubuntu Leftovers (Mostly Release-Related)

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Lubuntu 16.10 Lands as a Bugfix Release That Prepares the Distro for LXQt

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Lubuntu 16.10 is the last official flavor announced as part of yesterday's Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) final release, and we'd love to tell you a little bit about what's new and what's coming next for the distribution.

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