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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

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  • ZFS to be offered by Debian

    The Debian GNU/Linux distribution will include the ZFS filesystem as a choice from now on, according to an announcement by Petter Reinholdtsen, the developer responsible.

    ZFS is a filesystem developed by Sun Microsystems and now owned by Oracle. The licence under which it is released, the Common Development and Distribution Licence, is not compatible with the GNU General Public Licence under which the Linux kernel is released.

    According to Ana Guerrero López, a member of the Debian publicity team, the inclusion of ZFS was announced slightly more than a year ago, in April 2015 by the project leader at the time, Lucas Nussbaum.

    In an email, Nussbaum wrote "We received legal advice from Software Freedom Law Centre about the inclusion of libdvdcss and ZFS in Debian, which should unblock the situation in both cases and enable us to ship them in Debian soon."

  • 10 Alternative Web Browsers for Ubuntu Linux

    While Firefox is currently the default web browser for Ubuntu 16.04, there are many alternative and special-purpose browsers available to install on Linux. If you're looking for a break from Firefox or need a browser to accomplish a special task, there's probably an alternative browser out there for you.

  • It's Easy Trying Out Intel's OpenGL 4.2 Mesa Driver On Ubuntu 16.04

Mark Shuttleworth: We Are at Our Best When We Are Constantly Improving

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Earlier today, May 17, 2016, Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth published a new blog entry on his website to thank the Ubuntu Community Council for their hard work.

According to Mark Shuttleworth, the Community Council (CC) has done a great job lately at keeping the Ubuntu community happy, unblocked, and healthy. Their role in the grandiose Ubuntu project, for those not in the known, is a critical one if Ubuntu, as a community, wants to be at the top of its game.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 Will Be More About Fixes than Features, Says Canonical

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We promised to keep our Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet readers informed about the latest developments in the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system, and today we have interesting news to share.

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An Everyday Linux User Review Of Ubuntu 16.04 - The Good, The Bad And The Not Quite So Ugly

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The Good

The developers do appear to listen to their users. Everything that people have asked for in the past few years has been implemented in one way or another.

The Bad

This is a long term support release and it feels like it isn't quite ready. I find it hard to believe that nobody working on Ubuntu tried a clean install, followed by installing some of the more popular applications like Chrome, Dropbox and Steam.

The Not Quite So Ugly

The Software Centre has gone.

This would have been great as a point release, say a 16.10 or a 17.04 because you expect some experimentation and you expect the odd cock-up.

The LTS release should be ready to go from day one with only minor issues. Sadly that isn't the case.

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Canonical to Showcase Ubuntu Core on NXP/Freescale i.MX 6, HiKey at OSCON 2016

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O'Reilly OSCON 2016, the long-anticipated Open Source convention, is upon us, and it looks like Canonical is there to showcase its latest Snappy Ubuntu Core innovations.

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Ubuntu, Juju, Kubernetes and the DevOps DISCO [VIDEO]

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There is no shortage of different ways to deploy and manage applications on servers in 2016. Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux and Canonical Inc., has been advocating for the use of Juju and its system of "charms" to help manage server applications since 2011 with the release of Ubuntu 11.10, the "Oneiric Ocelot."

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Also: Portable Apps for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Now Available for Download

ChaletOS 16.04 Transforms Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Into a Windows 10 Lookalike

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ChaletOS developer Dejan Petrovic today published a quick tutorial to teach users of his ChaletOS 16.04 operating system how to transform their desktops into Windows 10 lookalikes.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Receives Minor Kernel Update That Patches Two Vulnerabilities

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Today, May 16, 2016, Canonical published multiple security notices to inform the Ubuntu community about the availability of a new kernel update for their operating systems.

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Ubuntu Budgie 16.10 Now In Development, Brings New Boot Splash, Welcome Screen

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Budgie-Remix (soon to become Ubuntu Budgie) developer David Mohammed today informs Softpedia about the availability of the project's first ever newsletter for the community.

The newsletter is called Budgie-Remix Roundup, and the first installation is now live on the project's website, informing users about the latest innovations implemented in the operating system, whose main design goal is to give users an officially recognized Ubuntu flavor built around the Budgie desktop from the Solus Project.

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Ubuntu-Based Exton|OS Linux Distribution Now Ships with MATE 1.14, VLC 2.2.3

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Earlier this week, we reported on the release of a new build of the Ubuntu-based Exton|OS Linux distribution, version 160512, which has been rebased on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

However, it was a bit strange that the distro shipped with an older version of the MATE desktop environment, a clone of the old-school GNOME 2 (also known as GNOME Classic) graphical interface, version 1.12.7, despite the fact that MATE 1.14 was released last month.

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What is Ubuntu?

The open source community is packed full of intriguing projects and companies, so much so that even the biggest of proprietary vendors have moved to embrace it. Ubuntu is one of those open source projects that has developed a wide-spread following. Ubuntu is an open source Linux distribution based on Debian, which is a freely available operating system that uses the Linux kernel. Initially developed for personal computers, it has developed to being used on servers, and smartphones. Development of Ubuntu is led by Canonical, a UK based company that was founded by Mark Shuttleworth. Read more

Hands-on with Ubuntu MATE 16.04 on the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3

To put things into a fair perspective, keep in mind that we are talking about a computer that costs $25 or so and can be used with a display, keyboard and mouse which a lot of people are going to have on hand already. That means for a very small amount of money, you can have a very nice computer running one of the most popular Linux distributions. Some people (including me) might argue that there are really not many (or any) significant advantages of Ubuntu MATE over Raspbian, but even I can't deny that MATE looks more polished, and if you are accustomed to Ubuntu in general or MATE in particular, then this distribution is the way to go. Read more

Solus Project Announces New Tool for Enabling Better Steam Integration on Linux

Ikey Doherty and the Solus Project are proud to announce today the availability of a new project that aims to better integrate the Steam client on various GNU/Linux operating systems. Read more

GNOME 3.21.2 Released

Hi! The second snapshot of the GNOME 3.21 cycle is now available!! To compile GNOME 3.21.2, you can use the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2] (which use the exact tarball versions from the official release). [1] https://developer.gnome.org/jhbuild/ [2] https://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.21.2/ The release notes that describe the changes between 3.21.1 and 3.21.2 are available. Go read them to learn what's new in this release: core - https://download.gnome.org/core/3.21/3.21.2/NEWS apps - https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.21/3.21.2/NEWS Read more Also: GNOME 3.21.2 Released With More Wayland Improvements, Flatpak