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Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Will Use Less RAM Than Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS, Here's Why

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Thanks to Martin Wimpress, the leader of the Ubuntu MATE project, we told you a few days ago that the MATE 1.14.1 desktop environment finally landed for Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) users, which they can install right now.

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Canonical Patches Multiple Kernel Vulnerabilities in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Today, June 10, 2016, Canonical published multiple security notices to inform Ubuntu users about the availability of new kernel updates for all supported Ubuntu operating systems.

It appears that every Ubuntu OS has received a kernel update today, including Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), as well as Ubuntu 15.10 for Raspberry Pi 2, and all the official derivatives, such as Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu Server, and others.

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An Insider Scoop on Ubuntu 16.10 – Major Expectations

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The Ubuntu Online Summit which went underway during the first week of May saw a lot of discussions and planning for Ubuntu 16.10. The three-day long event showed us some glimpses on what to expect from “Yakkety Yak“.

So to all those who missed out the event or eager to know more about the Ubuntu 16.10, here’s some sneak peek on the major expectations that is bound to come bundles with Ubuntu 16.10.

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Also: Ubuntu 16.10 Continues Planning For The Linux 4.8 Kernel

Do Sony Vaios Dream of Ubuntu MATE?

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But that was then and this is now. Enfeebled beyond practicality in its current condition, I gave the old machine a choice: take its place among the other dusty monuments to obsolescence in my office closet, or volunteer for a potentially revitalizing project that could ensure its most exciting days were yet to come. Admittedly, it wasn’t enthusiastic about either option, but that was hardly a surprise. It had been ages since it could muster enthusiasm about anything. I aimed to turn that situation around with the power of Linux!

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Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.10 Snaps Creator with Support for ZIP Files, More

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Today, June 9, 2016, Canonical has pushed a new major milestone of the Snapcraft tool for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, version 2.10, which users can use to package their apps as Snaps.

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MATE 1.14 Desktop Environment Available for Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS, Update Now

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Ubuntu MATE project leader Martin Wimpress informed us just a few moments ago about the availability of the MATE 1.14 desktop environment for the Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

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First 96Boards CE Extended SBC taps Snapdragon 600

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eInfochips and Arrow are prepping an open-spec 96Boards CE Extended form-factor SBC with a Snapdragon 600, plus WiFi-ac, BT, GbE, GPS, SATA, and MIPI-CSI.

An “SD 600eval” single board computer, which appears to be a follow-on to the similarly 96Boards compatible DragonBoard 410c from Qualcomm and Arrow, appears to be nearing launch. eInfochips has posted a product page and a $279 price for the Snapdragon 600-based hacker board, which will be sold by Arrow Electronics. eInfochips refers to the board as the SD 600eval, but product images include “db600c” in their names, suggesting it could be announced as the rumored DragonBoard 600c. Considering the high price, it’s also possible a cheaper, somewhat more limited SBC based on the design
could eventually appear under the DragonBoard brand.

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Biometric Authentication Might Come to Some Ubuntu Phones in Future OTAs

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Now that most of the Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet owners are enjoying the new features implemented by the Canonical's Ubuntu Touch developers in the OTA-11 update released last week, it's time to look forward to the OTA-12.

Canonical already said a few weeks ago that the Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 software update for supported Ubuntu Phone devices, as well as the Ubuntu Tablet, is more about fixes than features, but Łukasz Zemczak's latest report suggests that the Ubuntu Touch devs are preparing the long anticipated fingerprint reader support.

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Ubuntu-Based ChaletOS 16.04.1 Out Now for Those Who Want to Migrate from Windows

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Dejan Petrovic, the creator of the Ubuntu-based ChaletOS computer operating system, is currently uploading the new ISO images for the soon-to-be-officially-announced ChaletOS 16.04.1.

We took the liberty of informing our readers that ChaletOS 16.04.1 is now available for download, despite the fact that Dejan Petrovic didn't have the time to write any release notes for the minor update, nor publish the new Live ISO images on the distribution's website for users to download it.

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