I've been working with the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition for a while now. It's a nice piece of technology that finally offers the Ubuntu Touch platform the power necessary to get the job done. During my time with this device, I had to constantly remind myself that, sadly enough, the platform really isn't ready for prime time.
But it's very close.
In only four days, Canonical will unleash the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, the next major and most anticipated release of the popular Linux kernel-based operating system for desktops, servers, and mobile devices.
Ubuntu 16.04 will support two different package formats for applications: Snaps and Debs. The underlying Ubuntu system will continue to use Deb packages, but Snap packages can be installed alongside Debs.
As a reminder, Solus OS is a free, open-source Linux system built from scratch by Ikey Doherty. What’s interesting about it is the fact that it uses Budgie, a beautiful, very lightweight desktop environment built in GTK+.
Recently, David Mohammed decided to take the Budgie desktop and used it by default on Ubuntu, creating his own Ubuntu flavor named Budgie-Remix.
Right now, Budgie-Remix 16.04 RC has been released, but the developer is working hard to make Ubuntu Budgie an official flavor and release it along with the other systems from the Ubuntu family, starting with Ubuntu 16.10.
In this video I show how to install the latest kernel in Ubuntu Linux. I discuss some of the benefits of installing your own kernel, and how you can contribute to the development of the Linux Kernel just by running the latest.
I’m thrilled to introduce Docker 1.10.3, supported on every Ubuntu architecture, for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and announce the General Availability of Ubuntu Fan Networking!
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will allow installing snap packages along traditional deb packages, announced Olli Ries, SW Engineering Ubuntu Client Director at Canonical.
The change comes as a way to solve the users and developers frustration in regard to installing newer software without having to worry about the impact on other applications or the system, because a snap package contains all of its dependencies, so it can't interfere with other packages.
1,5 years ago the VDG start with an icon theme for LibreOffice to guaranty an consistent look and feel for Plasma users. Now this new icon theme Breeze was used by default in the KDE Linux distributions and on Mac OS X.
Breeze is a monochrome icon theme and fits well into modern Desktops like Plasma and OS X but the second reason is that the Breeze icon set is a complete icon set. We can support 100 % (and I mean 100 %) of the needed LibreOffice icons. In addition Breeze supports dark colour themes AND 32 px icon size. This is unique because only the default icon set is that much feature complete.
Canonical's Dustin Kirkland informed the Ubuntu community about the availability of the Docker 1.10 Linux container engine for every supported architecture in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).