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Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Now Has a Default Wallpaper, Available in Two Flavors

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The development of the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system continues at a fast pace, and we can see more and more software updates arriving every single day in its official software repositories.

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Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" KDE Edition Officially Released, Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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Today, September 9, 2016, Clement Lefebvre has proudly announced the release and immediate availability of the final version of the Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" KDE Edition operating system.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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  • View Battery Usage on Your Ubuntu Laptop with CPU-G

    Monitoring battery life of your Ubuntu laptop just got a touch easier. The Atareao team has added a new battery usage and information section to its fork of the CPU-G hardware information tool (think CPU-Z on Windows). You’re probably familiar with seeing a timeline power usage graph on your mobile device, be it Android, Ubuntu or iOS.

  • Meet The New Default Wallpaper of Ubuntu 16.10

    As you’re no doubt aware, a new desktop background accompanies each new stable release of Ubuntu.

Leostream Joins Canonical's Partner Program to Accelerate Ubuntu OpenStack Virtual Desktop Deployments

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Leostream Corporation, a leading developer of hosted desktop connection management software, and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, the leading OS for container, cloud, scale-out and hyperscale computing, today announced that Leostream has joined the Charm Partner Programme to facilitate the deployment of virtual desktops on Ubuntu OpenStack. The partner program helps solution providers make best use of Canonical's model driven operations system, Juju; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling on any public or private cloud, as well as bare metal with just a click of a button. The Juju Charm Store has a rapidly growing number of charms available to DevOps teams, with hundreds of cloud-based applications available.

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Parrot and Ubuntu score a S.L.A.M.dunk in robot drone navigation

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In the hope that this joke never sees the light of day again, Linux distro maker Canonical and drone maker Parrot have joined forces to create S.L.A.M.dunk, a development kit to help design autonomous vehicles that avoid obstacles even in the most innest of indoors.

The system uses a combination of Ubuntu and ROS (Robot Operating System) to provide an environment for prototyping self-driving, 3D mapping or data gathering. Attaching it to a drone turns it into an "intelligent robot", according to Ubuntu.

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You Can Now Download a Single ISO Image with All the Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Flavors

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Softpedia was informed today, September 8, 2016, by Željko Popivoda from the Linux AIO team about the availability of an updated Linux AIO Ubuntu Live ISO image, based on Canonical's recently released Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) OS.

Yes, you're reading it right, Linux AIO Ubuntu 16.04.1 Live ISO images are now available for download in 64-bit and 32-bit variants, based on the Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Live ISO images, which were officially released on July 21, 2016, and they include all the essential Ubuntu Linux flavors.

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Ubuntu Phone Now Has a Nifty, Native Photo Editing App

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Ubuntu Phone finally has a photo editing app. Although early alpha quality, Instant FX for Ubuntu is already looking like an impressive app. And with so few native Ubuntu apps around, each one is truly appreciated. Now, obvious things first: InstantFX is very obviously styled around the Instagram Android & iOS app’s editing interface.

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Ubuntu Leftovers

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  • Run Widgets on Your Ubuntu Desktop with Plexydesk

    If I asked you about Plexydesk you’d probably look at be blankly. I last mentioned the promising widget-toting project five years ago today. Curious as to what became of it I went on a Google today. It only took a few characters strokes to discover that the project is still very much alive.

  • Tesla Autopilot 2.0 Capabilities Demoed With Ubuntu

    I don’t drive, so self-driving cars should be right up my one-way street, right?

    I can’t feign interest. I’m not a particularly mechanical person, barring a brief spurt of Moto-X (the sport, not the handset) at the turn of the decade. I don’t even like Top Gear.

  • Intel Graphics Update Tool Adds Support for Ubuntu 16.04

    Intel's graphic update tool has been updated to support Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Fedora 24. It offers users the Intel 2016Q2 graphics stack.

Tiny $7 IoT module packs WiFi, BLE, and sensors, runs FreeRTOS

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SeeedStudio’s “ESP3212” COM taps Espressif’s IoT-focused ESP32 follow-on to the ESP8266 SoC, which uses a faster Tensilica LX6 MCU and adds BLE and sensors.

Espressif’s highly integrated and highly anticipated ESP32 follow-on to its popular ESP8266 wireless system-on-chip is now shipping. It’s available as part of a tiny SeedStudio ESP3212 computer-on-module, as well on Espressif’s own, slightly larger ESP-WROOM-32 reference design board and more expansive ESP32 Development Board.

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