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  • Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 Testing Continues, the Update Should Arrive Next Week

    We have just been informed by Łukasz Zemczak from Canonical about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the upcoming OTA-7 software update.

  • Discussions Have Started Again About The Default Browser For Ubuntu

    With an Ubuntu Long Term Support release coming up in just a half-year, the discussion has been re-ignited again about whether Firefox should remain the default web-browser for the platform.

    Firefox continues to be the default browser -- including for Ubuntu 15.10 -- but Bryan Quigley has restarted the discussion given that an LTS cycle is about to start. Complicating things this time around is Mozilla's plans at the end of 2016 to drop NPAPI plug-in support and then a few months later to stop maintaining the Flash NPAPI plug-in, which would mean breakage for LTS users or unmaintained support.

  • Ubuntu PPA Updated With Mesa Git + LLVM 3.8 SVN

    While Ubuntu 15.10 has Mesa 11.0 and it provides OpenGL 4 support for the Nouveau driver, it doesn't for RadeonSI. The issue is that in Ubuntu 15.10 is still an older version of LLVM that in the AMDGPU LLVM back-end lacks the needed support for OpenGL 4.0/4.1 compliance. Fortunately, a PPA has been updated for Ubuntu Wily with said support.

  • Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 Receives Secure Boot Support in Its Seventh Update

    Canonical's Michael Vogt has informed us all about the release and immediate availability for download of the seventh update for the stable Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 operating system for IoT devices.

  • Canonical's Ubuntu Internet Browser Silently Becomes Awesome - Video

    The Ubuntu Internet browser is a little-known application that's been getting a lot of updates lately. It's developed internally by Canonical, and it seems to get better with each new edition.

More in Tux Machines

Stable Kernels: 5.16.1, 5.15.15, 5.10.92, and 5.4.172

I'm announcing the release of the 5.16.1 kernel.

All users of the 5.16 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 5.16.y git tree can be found at:
	git:// linux-5.16.y
and can be browsed at the normal git web browser:


greg k-h
Read more Also: Linux 5.15.15 Linux 5.10.92 Linux 5.4.172

Android Leftovers

FFmpeg 5.0 "Lorentz"

FFmpeg 5.0 "Lorentz", a new major release, is now available! For this long-overdue release, a major effort underwent to remove the old encode/decode APIs and replace them with an N:M-based API, the entire libavresample library was removed, libswscale has a new, easier to use AVframe-based API, the Vulkan code was much improved, many new filters were added, including libplacebo integration, and finally, DoVi support was added, including tonemapping and remuxing. The default AAC encoder settings were also changed to improve quality. Some of the changelog highlights... Read more

What Linux Distros And FOSS Projects Can Learn From Zorin OS

I don’t envy any individual or small organization that has to market a Linux distribution (or a FOSS project, or an indie game). There are currently hundreds of Linux distros in active development. 72 of those employ the GNOME desktop environment, and 77 use KDE. There are 51 Linux distributions based on Ubuntu. And Searching Google with the phrase “Linux distro for beginners” returns an astounding 9 million results. If you think it’s challenging for new Linux users to make the right choice, imagine how challenging it is for Linux distro teams trying to be those chosen ones. Read more