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UbuntuBSD 16.04 "A New Hope" Beta 1 Now Available Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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UbuntuBSD developer Jon Boden was extremely proud to announce today, August 9, 2016, the release and immediate availability of the first Beta development milestone towards the upcoming UbuntuBSD 16.04 operating system.

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Canonical makes subscribing to Ubuntu Advantage professional Linux support easier

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Many people think the big selling point of Linux is that it doesn't cost money. Yeah, operating systems based on the open source kernel are largely free up front, but that isn't the whole story. True, home users can probably get by without paid support, but businesses can't always rely on Google searches and forum posts for help.

Enter Ubuntu Advantage. If you are a small, medium, or large business that is transitioning to the Ubuntu operating system, going it alone is not always wise. UA is a paid subscription offering from Canonical, which provides professional-level support. Today, the company makes it even easier for users to subscribe.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu, Mint

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  • Ubuntu Designers Show Off New Look ‘Scopes Toolkit Cards’
  • Ubuntu Shifting The Overton Window

    We’ve talked for years about the killer app that will take the Linux desktop to the mainstream. For some the killer app is a particular game. To illustrate, I’m still playing Civilization IV. I’ve spent about thirty minutes trying to get it working under Wine to no avail. I’m sure I just haven’t found the right tutorial yet. Until that happens, I can’t fully commit.

    The next category of killer app usually comes from the productivity side of things. For some, it’s a video editor with the capacity and polish of Final Cut Pro X. For others, it’s a Microsoft product such as Visio or Project. For many, it’s Adobe’s Photoshop or, more accurately, their Creative Cloud suite of applications.

    [...]

    Ubuntu may have a great project on its hands from a technical level, but if it fails to continue the momentum of positive press, it’ll fail to get the widespread adoption it needs to make it successful. I’d expect for the next Snappy Sprint for Ubuntu to not only invite a wide spectrum of Open Source enthusiasts, but also the Linux press. Which outlets should be invited, should absolutely be a high priority topic for those planning the next event. Assuming the next sprint is already being planned, who would you like to see cover the event?

  • Firefox 48 update on Linux Mint nukes search functionality

    On August 2, 2016, Mozilla deployed the latest version of Firefox, version 48. As is usual, updates take a few days to roll out to all Linux distributions as maintainers may need to do testing or alterations.

  • How to upgrade to Linux Mint 18

Ubuntu Leftovers

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The Speed Of Ubuntu 16.10 Currently Versus Ubuntu 16.04, Clear Linux

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Being mid-way through Ubuntu 16.10's development cycle, here are some fresh benchmarks showing how its performance has changed (if at all) compared to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as well as compared to Intel's high-performance Clear Linux distribution as a reference point.

Over Ubuntu 16.04, the current Ubuntu 16.10 images have GCC 6.1.1 as a big difference for the tests being built from source. Right now Ubuntu 16.10 is still relying upon a Linux 4.4 based kernel while Linux 4.8 will end up being used by the Yakkety Yak in October. Ubuntu 16.10 also has Mesa 12.0.1, but no graphics tests were done for this article since the card running in this system was the GTX 770 with less than ideal Nouveau driver performance.

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Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS Is the Last in the Series, Brings Xenial Xerus' Linux Kernel

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Canonical, through Adam Conrad, announced the release of the last maintenance update to the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series, version 14.04.5.

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Also: Lubuntu 14.04.5 LTS Arrives with Refreshed Hardware Support, Many Updates

Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

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  • GCC 6 Is Now The Default In Debian Unstable

    GCC 6.1.1 is now the default compiler for Debian unstable as the developers work to get this major GNU Compiler Collection update ready for the next Debian release.

    There still are some Debian packages breaking under GCC6, but the switch has been made now to motivate developers to getting the remaining issues addressed in time for the next Debian release. With plenty of time left, Debian Stretch will be ready for GCC6 instead of last year's GCC 5.

  • This is Why the ‘Snap Find’ Command No Longer Works on Ubuntu

    You’re reading this post because you’re confused. Confused as to why running this command: sudo snap find now returns this error: error : cannot list snaps: empty query on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS instead of a list of Snap packages available to install.

  • Ubuntu 14.04.5 Released, This Is What’s New

    The 5th and final point release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is now available to download. Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS delvers a new hardware enablement stack compromised of the Ubuntu Linux Kernel 4.4 and X graphics stack derived from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

  • Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ Xfce Edition Released — Download Now

    The Linux Mint Team has announced the release of Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ Xfce edition.

Canonical Plans to Unify and Clean Up Networking Configuration in Ubuntu Linux

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Canonical, though Martin Pitt, the systemd maintainer for the Ubuntu Linux operating system, announced recently plans to unify and clean up the networking configuration in Ubuntu via a new project called "netplan."

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Ubuntu 16.10 to Soon Get Linux Kernel 4.6.5, Will Be Powered by Linux Kernel 4.8

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The upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system is currently in development, with a second Alpha build seeded to public testers at the end of July 2016.

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Ubuntu Snappy Core Now Officially Available for uCRobotics’ Bubblegum-96 Board

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Canonical, through April Wang, is pleased to announce that the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system for embedded and IoT (Internet of Things) devices is now officially available for the Bubblegum-96 single-board computer (SBC).

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