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Top Ubuntu Mistakes: How to Avoid Ubuntu Problems

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Ubuntu and similar distros are widely considered to be as simple as it gets. With GUI installers, being FoSS friendly is easy. For the most part, 98% of the best user experience possible is found out of the box by default.

But what about the other 2%? This article will address the top mistakes made by newer Ubuntu users and offer advice on how to avoid those Ubuntu snafus.

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A Look at What's Next for Ubuntu Linux in 2017

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Mark Shuttleworth's company Canonical has been developing Ubuntu Linux for over a decade, with two new major milestone releases debuting every year. In 2017, the first release will be Ubuntu 17.04, codenamed the 'Zesty Zapus' set to debut in April. The big question that Ubuntu Linux fans have though is what the Ubuntu 17.10 release will be called, when it is released in October.

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Canonical Releases Snapd 2.22 Snappy Daemon for Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 and 16.10

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Today, January 30, 2017, Canonical, through Michael Vogt, had the pleasure of announcing the availability of the snapd 2.22 Snappy daemon for Ubuntu Linux.

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Leftovers: Debian and Ubuntu

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  • Decopy - Yet another debian/copyright helper

    As every responsible maintainer should know, having an updated debian/copyright file is very important but can also take a significant amount of work. A lot of copy & pasting, a lot of manual corrections, and a lot of opportunity for human errors.

  • Call for Testing: Stretch Cloud Images on AWS

    Following up on Steve McIntyre’s writeup of the Debian Cloud Sprint that took place in Seattle this past November, I’m pleased to announce the availability of preliminary Debian stretch AMIs for Amazon EC2. Pre-generated images are available in all public AWS regions, or you can use FAI with the fai-cloud-images configuration tree to generate your own images.

  • Different strokes

    America was founded by immigrants. Everybody knows the story about American Indians, the originals of the land were over-powered by the European settlers. So any claim, then and now that immigration did not help United States is just a lie.

    [...]

    One important decision that would be taken today is where people would stay during debconf.

  • Ubuntu Touch OTA-15 Hotfix Update Could Land Soon for Ubuntu Phones and Tablets

    We've been informed recently by one of our readers about the fact that Canonical's engineers are planning to release a new OTA (Over-the-Air) update for Ubuntu Phones and Tablets, dubbed OTA-15.

    That's good news for those who purchased an Ubuntu-powered device recently because Canonical still has time to fix some bugs here and there, and maybe add a few new features to the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system, which is currently in the transition to the current LTS (Long Term Support) version of Ubuntu Linux.

  • KDE Applications Begin Appearing In The Ubuntu Snap Store

    Some KDE developers are embracing Ubuntu's Snap packaging technology and are beginning to offer KDE Applications via the Ubuntu Snap Store.

  • Zesty Zapus Alpha 2 Released
  • We're looking for Ubuntu 17.04 wallpapers right now!

    Ubuntu is a testament to the power of sharing, and we use the default selection of desktop wallpapers in each release as a way to celebrate the larger Free Culture movement. Talented artists across the globe create media and release it under licenses that don't simply allow, but cheerfully encourage sharing and adaptation. This cycle's Free Culture Showcase for Ubuntu 17.04 is now underway!

  • Ubuntu 17.04 Wallpaper Contest Begins, Submit Your Astonishing Artwork Right Now

    Ubuntu member Nathan Haines is informing Softpedia about a new installation of the Free Culture Showcase movement, this time for the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system.

    Yes, you're reading it right, a new Ubuntu 17.04 wallpaper contest is upon us, and it's time to go out and take the best photographs for inclusion in the next major release of one of the world's most popular free operating systems, Ubuntu Linux.

  • Ubuntu 17.04 “Zesty Zapus” Alpha 2 Released, ISO And Torrent Files Available

    Canonical has released the second and only Alpha for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus. The testing snapshots are available for download for Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu GNOME, and Ubuntu Budgie. Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus Alpha 2 images are based on Linux kernel 4.9. The final version of Ubuntu 17.04 will ship on April 13, 2017.

Leftovers: Debian, Ubuntu and Derivatives

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  • Debian at FOSDEM 2017

    On February 4th and 5th, Debian will be attending FOSDEM 2017 in Brussels, Belgium; a yearly gratis event (no registration needed) run by volunteers from the Open Source and Free Software community. It's free, and it's big: more than 600 speakers, over 600 events, in 29 rooms.

  • Am I a target now?

    While reading the Tails 2.10 changelog I stumbled upon the fact that Tails now supports exFAT. Since Tails is Debian based I just checked the image and indeed it contains the fuse-exfat package. Do I've to assume that I've now another set of crosshairs on my back just because it's one possible maintainer you could attack to place malicious code into Tails?

  • Ubuntu 17.04 Alpha 2 Released, Available to Download Now
  • Bodhi Linux 4.1.0 Ubuntu-based distro now available with updated kernel and new theme

    There are so many Linux distributions nowadays, that it can be hard to be excited by them. Linux Mint, for example, releases too many versions of its operating system; news of an update can become rather ho-hum. Major Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu and Fedora, remain exciting, however.

    Some smaller Linux-based operating systems are still worthy of attention, however, and one such distro is Bodhi. Based on Ubuntu, the lightweight OS is very unique thanks to the Moksha desktop environment. Because of its familiarity, that DE makes Bodhi a smart choice for Windows users looking to switch to Linux. Today, Bodhi reaches version 4.1.0.

    "Today I am happy to announce the first scheduled update release of the Bodhi Linux 4 branch -- Bodhi Linux 4.1.0. This release serves to package up the fixes for a few bugs that slipped through the cracks in the 4.0.0 release, as well as provided updated package sets for the install ISO images. Most notably these ISO images come with EFL 1.18.4, Linux Kernel 4.8, and a new Moksha Theme based on the 'Arc Dark' theme. Existing Bodhi 4.0.0 users already have the bug fixes incorporated into these ISO images, but they will need to manually install the newer kernel and theme if they wish to utilize them," says Jeff Hoogland, Bodhi Linux.

  • Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Xfce And KDE Editions Available For Download

    The Linux Mint project has released Xfce and KDE version of its Linux Mint 18.1 operating system. Shipping with Xfce 4.12 and KDE Plasma 5.8.5 LTS desktop environments, these releases are based on Linux kernel 4.4 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The users can download the 32-bit and 64-bit images of these versions via Linux Mint’s website.

Ubuntu 17.04 Opt-In Flavors Finally Get Their Alpha Release, Here's What's New

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Canonical today released the second Alpha of the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system, which, in fact, is the first Alpha of the new series.

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Also: Ubuntu 17.04 Spins Do Their Lone Alpha Release

Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

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  • Install The New Dekko Email App on Ubuntu Desktop

    To install the Dekko Snap on your Ubuntu (Unity 7) desktop you need… Nope, you don’t need anything; you’ve got everything you need already.

  • The Old Dekko App Will Get ‘No Further Updates’

    The current Dekko email app for Ubuntu phone is no longer supported, and no further updates will be released. Work is to continue on a Snap-based version.

  • New Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 "Betsy" ISOs Released After Almost Two Years

    Linux Mint project leader Clement Lefebvre today announced the availability of new ISO images for those who want to install the Debian-based LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) 2 "Betsy" operating system.

    Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 "Betsy" is the rolling flavor of the popular Linux Mint distribution, but using Debian GNU/Linux packages instead of Ubuntu's. It was first introduced to the world almost two years ago, in April 2015, as a computer OS targeted at experienced users.

    Because it follows a rolling release model, LMDE 2 offered its users all the latest package versions from the upstream Debian Jessie repositories, but the install mediums were outdated if you wanted to reinstall the OS or deploy it on new PCs, requiring you to download a large number of updates.

Canonical Announces LXD 2.8 Pure-Container Hypervisor for Ubuntu 16.04 and 14.04

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Canonical today announced the availability of the LXD 2.8 pure-container hypervisor designed from the ground up to let users run unmodified Linux-based operating systems and apps with virtual machine-style operations faster than anything else on the market.

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More Linux on my new notebook: Fedora, Linux Mint and Ubuntu

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Three more Linux distributions installed on this notebook, and one failure. I should have anticipated the problem with Mint Debian because of the previous experience with Debian jessie, so I suppose that doesn't count as much of a surprise. Everything else went pretty much as expected, though. As I said after installing the first three distributions on this notebook, it is very pleasant to use, and really amazingly good for the price that I paid.

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Canonical Brings Kubernetes 1.5.2 Container Orchestration to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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Canonical, through Jorge O. Castro, is proud to announce the general availability of the latest Kubernetes stable release in the company's specifically crafted software repositories for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

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Koozali SME Server 8.2 Reaches End of Life on March 31, Upgrade to Koozali SME 9

Koozali Foundation, through Terry Fage, announced the availability of a final set of updates for the Koozali SME Server 8.2 operating system, which will reach end of life this week. Patching some of the reported bugs, the new packages released today for Koozali SME Server 8.2 are e-smith-ibays-2.2.0-16.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, e-smith-manager-2.2.0-14.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, smeserver-clamav-2.2.0-15.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, smeserver-locale-*-2.2.0-56.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, and smeserver-yum-2.2.0-26.el5.sme.noarch.rpm. Read more

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    Last month, Brian Ripley announced on r-devel that registration of routines would now be tested for by R CMD check in r-devel (which by next month will become R 3.4.0). A NOTE will be issued now, this will presumably turn into a WARNING at some point. Writing R Extensions has an updated introduction) of the topic.
  • Emacs as C IDE and JHBuild
    Although Builder clearly is The Future as GNOME IDE, I still all my coding in Emacs, mostly because I have been using it for such a long time that my brain is to all the shortcuts and workflows. But Emacs can be a good IDE too. The most obvious everyday features that I want from an IDE are good source code navigation and active assistance while editing. In the first category are tasks like jumping to symbol's definition, find all callers of a function and such things. For editing, auto-completion, immediate warnings and error reporting, semantic-aware re-factoring are a must. Specifically for GNOME related development, I need all this to also work with JHBuild.