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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 Leftovers

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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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Kernel: Linux 4.15, TLDR, and Linus Torvalds' Latest Rant

  • Linux 4.15 Adds AMD Raven Ridge Audio ID
    Not only is AMD Stoney Ridge audio (finally) being supported by the Linux 4.15 kernel, but it also looks like Raven Ridge audio should now be working too.
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    Developers are often accused of not thinking about security, but Linux kernel founder Linus Torvalds has had enough of security people who don't think about developers and end-users. After blasting some kernel developers last week for killing processes in the name of hardening the kernel, Torvalds has offered a more measured explanation for his frustration with security myopia. While he agrees that having multiple layers of security in the kernel is a good idea, certain ways of implementing it are not, in particular if it annoys users and developers by killing processes that break users' machines and wreck core kernel code. Because ultimately, if there are no users, there's not much point in having a supremely secure kernel, Torvalds contends.

Unity 7 Hoping To Become An Official Flavor For Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

While Canonical abandoned their work on the Unity desktop environment in favor of the Unity-inspired customized GNOME Shell that debuted in Ubuntu 17.10, some within the community have remained interested in maintaining Unity 7 and even getting it into an official spin/flavor of Ubuntu. Posted today to the community.ubuntu.com was a Unity maintenance roadmap, reiterating the hope by some in the Ubuntu community for Ubuntu Unity to become an official LTS distribution of Ubuntu. They are hoping to make it an official flavor alongside Kubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Xubuntu, and others. Read more Original/direct: Unity Maintenance Roadmap

Programming/Development: Django and Google India

  • An introduction to the Django ORM
    One of the most powerful features of Django is its Object-Relational Mapper (ORM), which enables you to interact with your database, like you would with SQL. In fact, Django's ORM is just a pythonical way to create SQL to query and manipulate your database and get results in a pythonic fashion. Well, I say just a way, but it's actually really clever engineering that takes advantage of some of the more complex parts of Python to make developers' lives easier.
  • Hey, Coders! Google India Is Offering 130,000 Free Developer Scholarships — Here’s How To Apply
  • Google to prepare 1.3 lakh Indians for emerging technologies

    "The new scholarship programme is in tandem with Google's aim to train two million developers in India. The country is the second largest developer ecosystem in the world and is bound to overtake the US by 2021," William Florance, Developer Products Group and Skilling Lead for India, Google, told reporters here.

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