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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.