Canonical to Offer Snappy Ubuntu 16 Images for Raspberry Pi 2, DragonBoard 410c
As you may know (or not), the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) is taking place these days, between May 3 and May 5, on the Ubuntu On Air channel, where the Ubuntu devs are laying down plans for the future.
We've already reported the other day that the next major release of the popular Linux kernel-based operating system, Ubuntu 16.10, which has been dubbed by Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth as Yakkety Yak, won't ship with the long-anticipated Unity 8 desktop interface as the default session.
Beautiful Simplicity Linux 16.04 OS Arrives, Based on LXPup and the LXDE Desktop
The guys over at Simplicity Linux, a simple and beautiful GNU/Linux desktop-oriented operating system, have had the great pleasure of announcing the release of Simplicity Linux 16.04.
Simplicity Linux 16.04 is distributed in three main editions, namely Desktop, X, and Mini. The distribution has been in development for the past three months, since February, when it was initially released as Simplicity Linux 16.01.
Wine Staging 1.9.9
The Wine Staging team has announced the release and immediate availability for download of Wine Staging 1.9.9, which comes hot on the heels of Wine 1.9.9, a development snapshot released last week.
Wine Staging 1.9.9 was released yesterday. This updates brings some smaller improvements.
Wine Staging, a playground for experimental Wine patches not yet ready to be accepted to the mainline tree, is out with their newest release that's powered off last week's official Wine 1.9.9 release.
Over the past two weeks, Wine-Staging developers spent time cleaning up some of the patches they were carrying in and got them merged to mainline. For v1.9.9, they were able to mainline more than thirty of their patches that they'll no longer need to carry in this experimental tree. They also dropped their libcef system call workaround for Steam now that there's a command-line switch to workaround the CEF sandboxing.
Last week, we reported on the release of the first maintenance version of the stable Vivaldi 1.0 web browser, build 1.1, which has been rebased on the Chromium 50 open-source project.
We've been informed by Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard that Vivaldi 1.1.453.52-1 stable update is now available for all platforms, bringing the latest security fixes from upstream, which means that the web browser has been upgraded to Chromium 50.0.2661.94.
If you are a newcomer to Linux you may not even have an idea what Ndiswrapper is even though it was very much used a number of years ago, but nevertheless, Ndiswrapper 1.60 has been released.
We have met some really helpful while putting together this bid, both at the Manchester Metropolitan University, which is our proposed venue, and at the Marketing Manchester conference bureau, who have helped make the bid document. Thanks to both.