That's right. Business, with a capital B. It's too late for me to
write anything coherent, so here's a quick list of things we did
pre-opening to make your life more painful^Winteresting:
- ruby-defaults updated to 2.1
- boost-defaults updated to 1.55
- new binutils snapshot
- tiny unicorns in every package
Cubuntu is the first third-party operating system based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS released so far and also one of the few OSes that kept Unity for users.
Most developers usually choose to remove the Unity desktop environment and focus on others, but the makers of Cubuntu left Unity in place and added a number of other desktop environments, like Cinnamon, GNOME Classic, LXDE, and OpenBox.
If you're new to Linux or the Ubuntu Unity interface, the overall performance and polish will be all that matters. If you're still bothered by Unity's look and feel, be sure to try one of the other Ubuntu desktops. The interface integration and the other desktop interfaces have a really smooth integration with Ubuntu's execution. That will leave no doubt about why Ubuntu is a leading Linux distro.
Originally, Ubuntu was a great thing. Years ago I used a Unix like system for various things and got comfortable with what we now call the “command line.” Then I used DOS, and that was still a command line operating system (but with different commands) and that was pretty good for the late 20th century. Then Windows came out and I switched to that, and later used both Windows and Mac operating systems to do my work. Eventually, I wanted to get away from those proprietary operating systems and try out Linux, which by then was a Unix like system that had windowing capabilities but also a powerful command line interface.
The Ubuntu Kernel Team is looking to extend stable support for the Linux 3.13 kernel until April of 2016, or another two years. The Ubuntu developers will be carrying out 3.13.y.z stable point releases over on their Ubuntu.com Git infrastructure. Their 3.13 kernel will be maintained the same as the upstream rules regarding stable kernel point releases. Their extended stable kernel plans are outlined via the Ubuntu Wiki.
That future Ubuntu developer wants to deliver app updates instantly to users everywhere; we can make that possible. They want to deploy distributed brilliance instantly on all the clouds and all the hardware. We’ll make that possible. They want PAAS and SAAS and an Internet of Things that Don’t Bite, let’s make that possible. If free software is to fulfil it’s true promise it needs to be useful for people putting precious parts into production, and we’ll stand by our commitment that Ubuntu be the most useful platform for free software developers who carry the responsibilities of Dev and Ops.
The latest Steam client update bumps the Steam Runtime for compatibility with Ubuntu 14.04, fixes some potential hangs and game crashes, support for setting the voice input device via the Big Picture mode, many other fixes and improvements to the Big Picture mode, VR mode improvements, and other general improvements.