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  • OpenStack Solution Provider Awnix Joins Canonical's Cloud Partner Programme

    Canonical has been excited to announce that Awnix, an OpenStack solution provider with over 25 years of experience designing systems for enterprise data center environments, has joined its Partner Reseller Programme for cloud solutions.

  • Docker Has No Plans to Ditch Ubuntu in Favor of Alpine Linux - Report

    If you've been reading the news lately, you may have heard rumors that Docker founders hired the developer of Alpine Linux, a small, text-based distribution, to move the official Docker images away from the Ubuntu infrastructure.

  • More Android Vendors Said To Be Eyeing Ubuntu Phones This Year

    A greater number of Android smartphone/tablet vendors are said to be eyeing Ubuntu Phone for new devices later this year.

    In an interview published this morning by The Register, Canonical CEO Jane Silber talked about their communications with more (unnamed) Android vendors and supposedly seeing some other vendors offering Ubuntu Phone products later in 2016.

Leftovers: Ubuntu

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  • Poll: You Say, ‘Ship Ubuntu Tablets by the Boatload’

    Granted, you’re a special audience with a special interest. For the most part you use Linux, and not because you’re a mooch and it doesn’t cost you anything, but because you recognize it as the best that’s available. Certainly it doesn’t hurt that it’s free and open source software. Indeed, you probably think that’s what makes it best, as you most likely see FOSS as the best software development model.

  • Canonical Might Drop Ubuntu Discourse

    Ubuntu Discourse was supposed to be a community hub for all things Ubuntu, but the project never really came out of prototype stage, and it's probably going to be closed.

  • Canonical Releases Snappy Ubuntu Core Images for Intel's NUC
  • Canonical releases Snappy Ubuntu Core for the Intel NUC IoT starter kit

    CANONICAL HAS announced the release of the Snappy Ubuntu Core lightweight operating system for another starter kit.

    The Intel NUS DE3815TY version is the first fruit of a Canonical and Intel project to create a standardised development platform for creating and testing x86 Internet of Things (IoT) projects.

Watch: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Will Properly Integrate the Unity Launcher with Nautilus

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Canonical's Marco Trevisan has just published a new video on his Google+ page to show us all the latest features developed in the Unity 7 user interface for the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-9.1 Hotfix Lands in Two Weeks to Patch the Incoming Calls Issue

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We have just been informed by Łukasz Zemczak of Canonical about the latest work done by Ubuntu Touch development team in preparation for the upcoming OTA updates for Ubuntu Phone devices.

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Canonical Will Be Present at MWC 2016 to Showcase Its Ubuntu Convergence

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MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016 is almost upon us, and one of the biggest attraction there will be, of course, Canonical's latest Ubuntu convergence features, which the company behind the world's most popular free operating system will showcase on the new BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet device.

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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to Be Fully in Sync with Debian, Without Ubuntu Specific Patches

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Immediately after the release of the systemd 229 init system on February 11, Canonical's Martin Pitt announced earlier that he uploaded the new systemd version to the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Debian Testing repositories.

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"Many" Android OEMs look set to release Ubuntu devices this year

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A few years ago the open source community got pretty excited after Jolla, Mozilla, Samsung, and Canonical all announced their intentions to get involved in mobile. In the time since, Jolla - the owner of Sailfish OS - has hit rough waters regarding funding, Mozilla has canceled Firefox OS for smartphones, Samsung's Tizen OS is still restricted to select countries such as India, and Ubuntu is struggling to break into the market in places like Europe, where devices have launched. Finally, one of these might be about to make a significant breakthrough later this year.

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Ubuntu Phones Will Soon Get a Fix for the Infamous Incoming-Call Hang Issue

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Just a few minutes ago, Łukasz Zemczak of Canonical sent in his daily report to inform us all about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the upcoming OTA releases.

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Also: KEYMILE and Canonical Demo Industry's First Cloud-based App-enabled Open Source MSAN During MWC16

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Let Users Change the Visibility of App Menus in Unity Panel

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We've already told you that we're running the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, right? Well, guess what? Earlier today, Canonical pushed a bunch of important updates to the upcoming distribution.

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Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.2 Snappy Creator Tool for Ubuntu Snappy Core

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Canonical's Sergio Schvezov was happy to announce earlier today, February 11, 2016, the general availability of the second point release of the Snapcraft 2 Snappy creator tool for the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system.

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Kernel Space: Linux, Graphics

  • Linux kernel bug delivers corrupt TCP/IP data to Mesos, Kubernetes, Docker containers
    The Linux Kernel has a bug that causes containers that use veth devices for network routing (such as Docker on IPv6, Kubernetes, Google Container Engine, and Mesos) to not check TCP checksums. This results in applications incorrectly receiving corrupt data in a number of situations, such as with bad networking hardware. The bug dates back at least three years and is present in kernels as far back as we’ve tested. Our patch has been reviewed and accepted into the kernel, and is currently being backported to -stable releases back to 3.14 in different distributions (such as Suse, and Canonical). If you use containers in your setup, I recommend you apply this patch or deploy a kernel with this patch when it becomes available. Note: Docker’s default NAT networking is not affected and, in practice, Google Container Engine is likely protected from hardware errors by its virtualized network.
  • Performance problems
    Just over a year ago I implemented an optimization to the SPI core code in Linux that avoids some needless context switches to a worker thread in the main data path that most clients use. This was really nice, it was simple to do but saved a bunch of work for most drivers using SPI and made things noticeably faster. The code got merged in v4.0 and that was that, I kept on kicking a few more ideas for optimizations in this area around but that was that until the past month.
  • Compute Shader Code Begins Landing For Gallium3D
    Samuel Pitoiset began pushing his Gallium3D Mesa state tracker changes this morning for supporting compute shaders via the GL_ARB_compute_shader extension. Before getting too excited, the hardware drivers haven't yet implemented the support. It was back in December that core Mesa received its treatment for compute shader support and came with Intel's i965 driver implementing CS.
  • Libav Finally Lands VDPAU Support For Accelerated HEVC Decoding
    While FFmpeg has offered hardware-accelerated HEVC decoding using NVIDIA's VDPAU API since last summer, this support for the FFmpeg-forked libav landed just today. In June was when FFmpeg added support to its libavcodec for handling HEVC/H.265 video decoding via NVIDIA's Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix interface. Around that same time, developer Philip Langdale who had done the FFmpeg patch, also submitted the patch for Libav for decoding HEVC content through VDPAU where supported.

Unixstickers, Linux goes to Washington, Why Linux?

  • Unixstickers sent me a package!
    There's an old, popular saying, beware geeks bearing gifts. But in this case, I was pleased to see an email in my inbox, from unixstickers.com, asking me if I was interested in reviewing their products. I said ye, and a quick few days later, there was a surprise courier-delivered envelope waiting for me in the post. Coincidentally - or not - the whole thing happened close enough to the 2015 end-of-the-year holidays to classify as poetic justice. On a slightly more serious note, Unixstickers is a company shipping T-shirts, hoodies, mugs, posters, pins, and stickers to UNIX and Linux aficionados worldwide. Having been identified one and acquired on the company's PR radar, I am now doing a first-of-a-kind Dedoimedo non-technical technical review of merchandise related to our favorite software. So not sure how it's gonna work out, but let's see.
  • Linux goes to Washington: How the White House/Linux Foundation collaboration will work
    No doubt by now you've heard about the Obama Administration's newly announced Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP). You can read more about it on CIO.com here and here. But what you may not know is that the White House is actively working with the Linux and open source community for CNAP. In a blog post Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation said, “In the proposal, the White House announced collaboration with The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) to better secure Internet 'utilities' such as open-source software, protocols and standards.”
  • Why Linux?
    Linux may inspire you to think of coders hunched over their desks (that are littered with Mountain Dew cans) while looking at lines of codes, faintly lit by the yellow glow of old CRT monitors. Maybe Linux sounds like some kind of a wild cat and you have never heard the term before. Maybe you have use it every day. It is an operating system loved by a few and misrepresented to many.

RebeccaBlackOS 2016-02-08 Review. Why? Because it’s Friday.

These are the types of problems found in an independent distro build from scratch. I cannot understand how a system built on Debian could be this buggy and apparently have zero VM support which Debian comes with by default. I can take some solace in the fact that it was built by one person and that one person is a Rebecca Black fan but as far as a Linux Distribution is concerned there is not much here. Some could say “Well its not supposed to be taken as a serious Distribution.” True except it is listed and kept up with on DistroWatch therefor it should be held as a system ready distribution especially when it was not released as a beta or an RC. If this distribution is ever going to be considered a real platform it has a long way to go. I give it about as many thumbs down as the Rebecca Black Friday video. Read more

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