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Ubuntu 18.04 Daily Builds Now Available to Download

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Ubuntu 18.04 daily builds are now available to download. Their availability comes as the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 'Bionic Beaver' development cycle gets in to gear.

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Ubuntu 17.10 - unhappy remarriage

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Ubuntu 17.10 is a new operating system not just because it was released very recently, in October 2017. It is also the first operating system from Canonical since it reverted from Unity to the GNOME desktop environment as default. It was GNOME 2 in use at the divorce time, and now it is GNOME 3 after the re-marriage.

Linux notes from DarkDuck has already reviewed the GNOME version of Ubuntu, when Unity was still in place. There is also a quick screenshot-style review of Ubuntu 17.10, but it is now time to get a more in-depth look into this operating system.

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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Daily Builds Now Available to Download

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Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth dubbed the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS operating system as the "Bionic Beaver," but he didn't reveal any of the plans for the next long-term supported release of one of the most popular free operating systems in the world, which Canonical will maintain for the next five years.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) is in early development stages, which means that the daily build ISO image is currently based on the stable branch, Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark). As such, it's running the Linux 4.13 kernel and uses the latest GNOME 3.26 desktop environment.

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Also: Daily ISOs Begin For Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver"

Review of Ubuntu 17.10 and Other Caonical/Ubuntu News

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  • Ubuntu 17.10 - unhappy remarriage

    Ubuntu 17.10 is a new operating system not just because it was released very recently, in October 2017. It is also the first operating system from Canonical since it reverted from Unity to the GNOME desktop environment as default. It was GNOME 2 in use at the divorce time, and now it is GNOME 3 after the re-marriage.

    Linux notes from DarkDuck has already reviewed the GNOME version of Ubuntu, when Unity was still in place. There is also a quick screenshot-style review of Ubuntu 17.10, but it is now time to get a more in-depth look into this operating system.

    Ubuntu 17.10 is available to download through a large global network of mirrors, and torrents are available. The 32-bit ISO images are no longer available, only the 64-bit. The most recent 32-bit image for Ubuntu users is Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which still will be supported for a few more years. However, all newer versions will only be available with the 64-bit kernel, unless you are looking for the low-resource distributions like Lubuntu or Xubuntu.

  • What Unity Users Need to Know About Ubuntu 17.10’s GNOME Shell

    Rather than clicking the Ubuntu logo icon at the top of the launcher, you’ll click the 9-dot “Show Applications” button at the bottom of the dock to view, search, and launch your installed applications. Most of the applications are the same ones Ubuntu used on Unity, as Unity has always borrowed a lot of applications from GNOME.

  • LXD Weekly Status #22
  • Top snaps in October: IntelliJ IDEA, MuseScore and more

    Hot on the heels of the Ubuntu 17.10 release, the snap store has seen some great additions for musicians with MuseScore, for developers with IntelliJ IDEA, and many more! Let’s have a look at our october selection...

Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.5 Distro Coming Soon Based on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

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If you're wondering, there weren't any other betas released for the Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.5 operating system, so the Beta 3 release comes as a surprise to us all. It rebases the OS on Canonical's latest Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and brings various performance improvements.

For example, the driver capabilities have been increased through the inclusion of a new Linux kernel, and the operating system now offers much better performance on various devices. However, this beta release still has some known issues, especially with Microsoft Surface computers, as noted in the release announcement.

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Debian. Ubuntu and Derivatives

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  • Reviving GHDL in Debian

    It has been a few years since Debian last had a working VHDL simulator in the archive. Its competitor Verilog has been covered by the iverilog and verilator simulator packages, but GHDL was the only option for VHDL in Debian and that has become broken, orphaned and was eventually removed. I have just submitted an ITP to make my work on it official.

    A lot has changed since the last Debian upload of GHDL. Upstream development is quite active and it has gained free reimplementations of the standard library definitions (the lack of which frustrated at least two attempts at adoption of the Debian package). It has gained additional backends, in addition to GCC it can now also use LLVM and its own custom mcode (x86 only) code generator. The mcode backend should provide faster compilation at the expense of lacking sophisticated optimization, hence it might be preferable over the other two for small projects.

  • Thorsten Alteholz: My Debian Activities in October 2017
  • debconf mailinglists moved to lists.debian.org

    Today I had the pleasure to move the debconf mailinglists to lists.debian.org.

  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E35 – Berserk Miniature Need
  • LXTerminal 0.3.1 released

    This is an security and bugfix update. However, there is also minor feature added to enhance usability. It will be integrated into Lubuntu very soon.

Kubuntu 16.04 LTS Users Can Now Update to KDE Plasma 5.8.8 LTS and Krita 3.3.2

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If you're using the Kubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system on your personal computer, then you're stuck with the long-term supported release of the KDE Plasma desktop environment, version 5.8, which was recently updated upstream to version 5.8.8, a maintenance patch adding an extra layer of performance improvements.

Because Kubuntu 16.04 LTS is also a long-term supported release, the Kubuntu team is always upgrading the operating system's core components to new software versions, and they've just made the KDE Plasma 5.8.8 LTS desktop environment available to users trough the Kubuntu Backports PPA, along with Krita 3.3.2.

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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver Release Schedule, Pop!_OS Development Update

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  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver Release Schedule

    The schedule of the release of Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver with given dates are as follows:

    4th January 2018 - Alpha 1 (Not Public Release - opt-in)
    1st February 2018 - Alpha 2 (Not Public Release - opt-in)
    8th March 2018 - Beta 1 (Not Public Release - opt-in)
    5th April 2018 - Final Beta
    19th April 2018 - Release Candidate
    26th April 2018 - Final Release

  • Pop!_OS Development re-org, Upstream Cooperation, and Partaaay!

    Doing the same things better, faster, and more reliable is the name of the game.  We are pivoting towards improving the entire development process on Pop!_OS. We are making changes in how we triage issues from the community.  We are also streamlining our Q&A process as well now that we have Benjamin Shpurker, our dedicated QA, onboard.  But that’s not all - we have started locking down our staging and production code with specific requirements that need to be met before being merged into their respective repositories.  Code reviews and testing are incredibly important to us.   The team has done a great job thus far, but we want to build a process that will scale while boosting quality and reliability.

  • Pop!_OS Continues Plotting Their Future Improvements: HiDPI, Bug Triage

    Hot off their inaugural Pop!_OS release two weeks back, this Ubuntu-derived Linux distribution developed by System76 is moving onto their next set of goals.

Ubuntu 17.10 quick screenshot tour

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Ubuntu 17.10 is the newest version of this world famous Linux distribution, and this one is especially interesting because Canonical decided to dump its controversial Unity baby and use GNOME desktop environment instead.
It means that there are no longer separate Ubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME distributions. They are now the same. Linux notes from DarkDuck has reviewed the Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 not that long ago.
Let's now have a quick whistle stop tour on Ubuntu 17.10 with GNOME desktop environment.

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'Turbo Boost Max 3.0' and Mesa 17.2.4

  • Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Skylake Fixed With Linux 4.15
    The platform-drivers-x86 updates have been sent in for Linux 4.15 and include a range of improvements for Intel hardware support. One of the bigger items is support for Skylake CPUs with Turbo Boost Max 3.0.
  • Mesa 17.2.4 Graphics Stack Lands for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 Gamers
    Canonical's Timo Aaltonen reports on the availability of the Mesa 17.2.4 open-source graphics drivers stack on the X-SWAT updates PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 systems. Ubuntu systems have always lagged behind the development of the Mesa 3D Graphics Library, the Linux graphics stack containing open-source drivers for Intel, AMD Radeon, and Nvidia GPUs, but they usually catch up with it through a specially crafted PPA (Personal Package Archive) repository that can be easily installed by users.