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  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S11E17 – At Seventeen - Ubuntu Podcast

    This week we make a snap of Xonotic, interview Daniel Foré from elementary OS about the Beta release of “Juno” and round up the news.

  • Launchpad news, June 2018

    Here’s a brief changelog for this month.

  • Make your Snap store page pop!

    When you publish a Snap you want to grab the attention of as many users as possible. The Snap Advocacy team regularly review high quality, new and interesting Snaps published in the store so that we can feature them in Editor’s Picks, blog about them here or promote them via social campaigns using the @snapcraftio and @ubuntu Twitter accounts. As a side note, if you’d like to stay informed of new developments in Snapcraft and Ubuntu then give both those accounts a follow.

    After you’ve tested the Snap and happy it works as intended, here are 6 things you can do to make the Snap store listing really pop and significantly increase the likelihood that the application will get noticed and widely used. Log into your Snapcraft account and take your store listing to the next level!

  • This Week in Lubuntu Development #6

    As announced on Episode 73 of the Ask Noah Show, Lubuntu is working with Altispeed Technologies to provide commercial support for users and organizations who need more support than our existing channels offer. More details will be provided in the future as the infrastructure for this is established.

  • How to install MyWebSQL on Ubuntu 16.04
  • How to install WordPress On Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Canonical Outs Major Kernel Security Updates for All Supported Ubuntu Linux OSes

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Canonical released new kernel security updates for all supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems to address multiple security vulnerabilities discovered by various researchers.

The new Linux kernel updates are available for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), as well as Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series and they fix a total of 22 security vulnerabilities across all Ubuntu Linux releases.

One of the most important issues fixed is an information leak vulnerability tagged as CVE-2018-7755 and discovered in Linux kernel's floppy driver, which could allow a local attacker to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). This issue affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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Linux Ultimate Gamers Edition Launches New Feature-Packed Image File

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Linux Ultimate Gamers Edition has launched their 5.8 ISO, and you can currently download it from SourceForge and Softpedia if you’re interested in trying out a huge cross section of heavy-hitting applications that GNU/Linux has to offer. Users who have been involved with Linux for some time might remember Ubuntu Ultimate, which is the distro that Linux Ultimate Gamers Edition is based on.

Boutique distros have a reputation for coming with only a small number of applications and having repositories that aren’t as well stocked as those like Arch or Linux Mint. Ultimate Gamers seriously challenges that assumption. Since it’s based on Debian and Ubuntu, users can install a large number of applications if they’d like to.

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  • A look at the second backer build of the dark XCOM-like Phoenix Point

    Backer build 2 of Phoenix Point [Official Site] is now out with new units, new maps and I took another early look for you.

    For those not familiar and didn't read anything previous on it, it's a game being developed by Snapshot Games, which includes Julian Gollop, the designer of the original X-COM series.

    This build includes the Technician class, which comes with a brutal melee attack using mechanical arms, which can also be used to heal other characters and repair damaged limbs. They also have a deployable turret making them incredibly versatile, in addition to having their own assault rifle and grenades.

  • Looks like 'Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive' may be coming to Linux

    Another classic game may be coming to Linux, with hints of Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive recently popping up.

This Video Showcases the Best Features of Deepin Linux

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So to help promote the latest release (and the distro in general) the folks at Deepin HQ have put together a sleek new promo video.

And it’s really good.

The 4:39 clip, posted to the official Deepin Linux YouTube channel and embedded below convenience, breezes through the many unique features that make the distro what it is.

There are demos of new features and changes (like the new app launcher), a gander at improvements to core system apps like Deepin Files, and a showcase of why the distribution is often considered to have the best Linux app store around!

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Canonical: Ubuntu Server, Fresh Snaps and 451 'Research' (Marketing)

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  • Ubuntu Server development summary – 03 July 2018

    The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team. If you would like to reach the server team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-server channel on Freenode. Alternatively, you can sign up and use the Ubuntu Server Team mailing list.

  • Fresh Snaps from June 2018

    LXD is a container manager for lightweight, secure by default system containers. A great alternative to virtual machines. Unleash the latest LXD on your Linux server or development workstation today using the Snap

Introducing the Dell Precision 7530 and 7730 with Ubuntu

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We’re excited to see Dell announce the availability of the latest Precision mobile workstations which come preinstalled with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Canonical have been part of Dell’s Project Sputnik since Day 1, and over 5 years later we are excited to see continuous innovation in open source computing solutions.

The Dell Precision 7530 and 7730 join the growing family of Dell systems that come preinstalled with Ubuntu including the XPS Developer Editions as well as the Precision line. Canonical’s engineers have collaborated with the team at Dell to guarantee a first class Ubuntu experience out of the box, and we’re excited to tell you about their most powerful laptops yet.

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Also: Dell Precision 7530/7730 Now Shipping With Ubuntu Linux Option

Ubuntu Linux-powered Dell Precision 7530 and 7730 'Developer Edition' laptops finally available

How To Customize Ubuntu 18.04 With Themes

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Hello, Ubuntu fans! Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver comes with a huge major upgrade; switching from Unity to GNOME Desktop Environment. This sounds fun and refreshing but unfortunately, Desktop Environment switch has also left some users quite confused over one thing they love the most: theming.

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Ubuntu Derivatives: Xubuntu, Mint and Ubuntu Studio

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  • Xubuntu 18.10 Is Landing More Xfce 4.13 Components

    Sean Davis of the Xubuntu project has provided a status update about the ongoing work by this Xfce-focused spin of Ubuntu Linux.

    Now being past the Xubuntu 18.04 LTS release, work is ongoing for Xubuntu 18.10 and with it being a non-LTS cycle they will be a bit more liberal about updates. In particular, some Xfce 4.13 components are being incorporated.

  • ​The Linux Mint desktop continues to lead the rest

    You can't use Timeshift over a network or with an attached drive that uses FAT or NTFS file systems. Since I back up everything and the kitchen sink to generic Network Attached Storage (NAS) drives, which are usually formatted with FAT, that's a problem. Still, Timeshift's a useful trick to have in your Mint bag of toys.

    The Nemo file manager has also been given a kick in the pants when it comes to speed. It's faster at showing directory contents and while moving files to network and USB drives. Searching in Nemo is also much faster. If there are searches you do all the time, you can also save the search, and it will run much faster the next time you run it.

  • Ubuntu Studio Have Released a Free Guide to Audio Production on Linux

    Anyone looking to get started with audio and music production on Ubuntu Studio now have an excellent guide to assist them.

    The Ubuntu Studio Audio Handbook is comprehensive (and totally free) guide to digital recording and audio production on Ubuntu Linux.

    The guide is pitched at amateur and semi-professional audio enthusiasts and covers music making and audio production on Ubuntu Studio using freely available software.

    Don’t let the fact that the guide is aimed at users of Ubuntu Studio put you off, either.

Canonical/Ubuntu: Supporting Wayland Extensions on Mir Servers and Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter

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  • Supporting Wayland extensions on Mir servers

    Within the Mir team we’ve been discussing a number of extensions to support different uses of Mir.

    These are some notes for discussion about the way in which these extensions should be managed. (Not about any specific extensions.)

  • Mir Developers Ponder Their Approach For Supporting More Wayland Extensions

    Fresh from the Mir 0.32 release, Canonical developers working on the Mir display server are settling on their approach to supporting more Wayland extensions.

    Alan Griffiths and the other Mir developers are interested in supporting more Wayland extensions to suit to the different Mir use-cases from desktop shells to IoT. But given the range of Wayland extensions and some of them being catered towards particular use-cases (such as XDG-Shell for desktop systems), they are not planning to enable all new to-be-supported extensions by default.

  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 534

    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 534 for the week of June 24 – 30, 2018. The full version of this issue is available here.

Ubuntu-based Bodhi Linux 5.0.0 release candidate now available

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One of the best things about the Linux kernel, is that it can be used by lightweight operating systems to breathe new life into older hardware. Not all Linux-based operating systems focus on computers with aging and meager hardware, however. Instead, there are specialized distributions that focus on being light on resources.

One such excellent option for those with old hardware is Bodhi Linux. This is a lightweight operating system that is based on the wildly popular Ubuntu. It uses the Moksha desktop environment, which is a fork of Enlightenment 17. Today, Bodhi Linux 5.0.0 reaches release candidate status.

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