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Ubuntu and Derivatives: Second Alpha, GCC 7, Community Outreach

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  • Ubuntu Flavors Roll Out Their Artful 17.10 Alpha 2 Releases

    The second alpha release of the "Artful Aardvark" 17.10 is now available for Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Budgie, and Ubuntu Kylin.

    With Lubuntu 17.10 Alpha 2 also comes Lubuntu-Next, which is their experimental spin featuring Ubuntu atop the LXQt desktop environment rather than the GTK-based LXDE. LXQt is powered by Qt5 and remains under development.

  • Ubuntu 17.10 Soon Switching Over To GCC 7

    Ubuntu will begin their transition from GCC 6 to GCC 7 in early August.

    Matthias Klose is again organizing the compiler change-over in Ubuntu. The default changing of Ubuntu's compiler from GCC 6 to GCC 7.1 is expected to happen the first week of August.

  • Canonical Looking for user input on software selection for Ubuntu

    Canonical's Ubuntu Linux distribution is one of the, if not THE, most popular distributions of any GNU/Linux systems available; and now the company is looking for input from the masses on what software should be included in Ubuntu 18.04.

    The next long-term support release of the popular GNU/Linux operating system from Canonical is scheduled for April 2018, and will feature a number of changes; most notable is the switch from the Unity desktop environment and the return to GNOME.

  • Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Alpha 2 Released, Includes HUD, Global Menu

    Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Alpha 2 is now available to download and if you’re a big fan of the Unity desktop you’re going to love what’s on offer. The screenshot above shows some of the major improvements Ubuntu MATE 17.10 has made to its ‘Unity’ style layout (called ‘Mutiny’, and accessible through the MATE Tweaks app).

  • Ubuntu Budgie 17.10 Alpha 2 Released, This is What’s New

    Ubuntu Budgie 17.10 Alpha 2 is available to download right now. This is the first testing snapshot of what will become the next stable Ubuntu Budgie release. Naturally, for an Ubuntu flavor build around the Budgie desktop, you won’t be shocked to hear that the latest stable release of Budgie is included, specifically v10.3.2.

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    Despite the fact that OpenStack’s mission statement has not fundamentally changed since the inception of the project in 2010, we have found many different interpretations of the technology through the years. One of them was that OpenStack would be an all-inclusive anything-as-a-service, in a striking parallel to the many different definitions the “cloud” assumed at the time. At the OpenStack Developer Summit in Sydney, we found a project that is returning to its roots: scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service. It turns out, that resonates well with its user base.
  • Firefox Quantum Now Available on openSUSE Tumbleweed, Linux 4.14 Coming Soon
    Users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system can now update their computers to the latest and greatest Firefox Quantum web browser.
  • Short Delay with WordPress 4.9
    You may have heard WordPress 4.9 is out. While this seems a good improvement over 4.8, it has a new editor that uses codemirror.  So what’s the problem? Well, inside codemirror is jshint and this has that idiotic no evil license. I think this was added in by WordPress, not codemirror itself. So basically WordPress 4.9 has a file, or actually a tiny part of a file that is non-free.  I’ll now have to delay the update of WordPress to hack that piece out, which probably means removing the javascript linter. Not ideal but that’s the way things go.

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