Canonical has just released the latest major update to the Ubuntu Touch mobile OS and it is really a major one, especially for owners of Ubuntu Touch smartphones. While those, particularly the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition, is more than capable of offering Convergence, it was blocked by the lack of a HDMI out port. With this latest OTA-11 update, that is no longer an issue as Ubuntu Touch now supports connecting to an external display wirelessly, which means smartphone users can even more conveniently use Convergence with no wires in sight.
As a quick recap, Convergence is a feature of Ubuntu Touch that truly lets your transform your smartphone or tablet into a portable desktop. Unlike Microsoft's Continuum, users aren't limited to only a specific subset of apps. As Ubuntu Touch can run both touch-friendly mobile apps as well as regular Linux desktop apps, that theoretically means everything.
Creating a Snap is Not Difficult, Here's How to Package Your Apps for Ubuntu
Canonical's Jamie Bennett talks in his latest blog post about how hard is to package your applications for various GNU/Linux operating systems, as well as how easy it to distribute them on Ubuntu via a Snap package.
Snap is a new secure, isolated technology designed by Canonical for its Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system, which relies on snapd, the snap-based runtime environment, and Snapcraft, the tool anyone can use to package their applications into a Snap for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and later.
QNAP to Use Ubuntu and Snaps for Distributing IoT Apps to Its NAS Solutions
QNAP Systems, Inc., a Taiwanese corporation known for creating NAS solutions for storage management, file sharing, surveillance, and virtualization applications, announced recently that they are moving to offering IoT apps.
It's a bold move, but even if we don't realize it yet IoT (Internet of Things) is the future, and like any other corporation out there that wants to survive today's economy and fast-changing technology landscape it keep up with the latest trends.
I just found out about FlatPak today when I read this article about LibreOffice 5.2 beta. I checked it out on what seems to be its official website. From what the site describe, it seems to be doing the same thing as Snap, except it's more universal (makes me wish Canonical would make Snap compatible to other distros). So aside from FlatPak's wider compatibility range, what are their differences?submitted by /u/iJONTY85
To whom it may concern:
my personal view of ubuntu 16 LTS in this laptop.
- touch pad didn't work first. However after couple of switching on/off touch option in settings with restart, it became okay.
- screen flickering was really annoying. After googling, found out some work around which solved my problem nicely. a. Edit the /etc/initramfs-tools/modules file and add: i195 nvme b. edit the /etc/default/grub: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i915.preliminary_hw_support=1" GRUB_GFXMODE="1024x768" which seems stopped the screen flickering.
edit sudo vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf: -Section "Device" -Identifier "Intel Graphics" -Driver "intel" -EndSection
Everything else works fine except the battery level, which shows weird ups and downs in level.
Hope it will help someone. Thank yousubmitted by /u/buno047
The upcoming LibreOffice 5.2 open-source and cross-platform office suite has entered Beta stages of development, and a first Beta release is now available for download on supported platforms.
As you might know by now, Ubuntu 16.10 is currently in heavy development these days, and it is getting all sorts of new GNU/Linux technologies and improvements.
LXer: Linus Torvalds, Google Compute Engine Architect Joe Beda, ASF Founder Brian Behlendorf to Speak at LinuxCon 2016
Not sure where the best place to put this is, but I made a website: www.linuxjourney.com to help newcomers learn Linux and I'd really appreciate some feedback.
It's a little more in-depth than some other learning Linux sites, but the reason I made the site was to gain a better understanding of Linux by teaching it to others.
There are portions for each section for exercises and quizzes (which could use a lot of work). I initially wanted to add an interactive console, but it became way too much work for a hobby site.
I'd really appreciate any suggestions, comments, etc! :)submitted by /u/warbydarby