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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver Release Schedule, Pop!_OS Development Update

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  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver Release Schedule

    The schedule of the release of Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver with given dates are as follows:

    4th January 2018 - Alpha 1 (Not Public Release - opt-in)
    1st February 2018 - Alpha 2 (Not Public Release - opt-in)
    8th March 2018 - Beta 1 (Not Public Release - opt-in)
    5th April 2018 - Final Beta
    19th April 2018 - Release Candidate
    26th April 2018 - Final Release

  • Pop!_OS Development re-org, Upstream Cooperation, and Partaaay!

    Doing the same things better, faster, and more reliable is the name of the game.  We are pivoting towards improving the entire development process on Pop!_OS. We are making changes in how we triage issues from the community.  We are also streamlining our Q&A process as well now that we have Benjamin Shpurker, our dedicated QA, onboard.  But that’s not all - we have started locking down our staging and production code with specific requirements that need to be met before being merged into their respective repositories.  Code reviews and testing are incredibly important to us.   The team has done a great job thus far, but we want to build a process that will scale while boosting quality and reliability.

  • Pop!_OS Continues Plotting Their Future Improvements: HiDPI, Bug Triage

    Hot off their inaugural Pop!_OS release two weeks back, this Ubuntu-derived Linux distribution developed by System76 is moving onto their next set of goals.

Ubuntu 17.10 quick screenshot tour

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Ubuntu 17.10 is the newest version of this world famous Linux distribution, and this one is especially interesting because Canonical decided to dump its controversial Unity baby and use GNOME desktop environment instead.
It means that there are no longer separate Ubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME distributions. They are now the same. Linux notes from DarkDuck has reviewed the Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 not that long ago.
Let's now have a quick whistle stop tour on Ubuntu 17.10 with GNOME desktop environment.

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Ubuntu Leftovers

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  • PT Biznet Gio Nusantara Launches NEO Cloud with Canonical BootStack

    NEO Cloud is built on OpenStack technology, the first cloud computing service in Indonesia providing Multiple Availability Zones and Multiple Regions. NEO Cloud will be a more reliable and secure cloud computing service for Indonesian app developers across various level of businesses, from SME, Startups, to Corporations.

  • Launching Fingbox: from idea to distribution in under a year

    If you’re using a network security and scanning tool at home then there is a strong chance you have adopted Fing – the free network scanner for iOS and Android with over 25 million downloads. Following the success of their app, the founders of Fing decided to launch their first hardware product called Fingbox. Less than a year ago, Fing kicked off an Indiegogo campaign to raise the necessary funds and today sees the public availability on Amazon (in US and Canada initially) for their new device, Fingbox. With over USD $1.6m raised, all 20,000 backers have already received their Fingbox devices.

  • ucaresystem core 4.2 released with bugfix for Linux Mint and EOL upgrades for Ubuntu

    Just a quick update, I have pushed a new version of ucaresystem core to the PPA. The new release fixes a bug in Linux Mint and also adds a new feature – EOL Upgrades

  • No KDEing! Linux Mint is Killing its KDE Edition

    The KDE version of Linux Mint 18.3 that will be released soon will be the last to feature a KDE Plasma Edition. Which means Linux Mint 19 and above will not have KDE edition.

Ubuntu: Mir, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Core and More

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System76 Galago Pro Review with Pop!_OS — Is Pop!_OS Just Another Distribuntu?

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But what really drew me in was the stunning iconography, which was particularly surprising. Despite Linux being synonymous with customization and there being too many icon sets to count, many of them, while attractive in their own right, fail to embody what we expect in a professional or commercial product. That’s not to say that their artwork itself is unprofessional, but many are intended to be playful or are created with a particular style in mind that is not typical of professional environments. System76 has created a stunning set of icons that don’t undermine the power of Linux and will hopefully attract professionals from all fields to try out Linux as a part of their productivity suite.

The final release of Pop!_OS has been released, and since I encountered no bugs while playing with the alpha, I’d be hard-pressed to believe there are any show-stoppers in the final release, so I highly recommend you give it a try and show your non-Linux using friends how cost-free doesn’t necessarily mean aesthetic-free.

Find the high-resolution Golago Pro pictures here on Google Drive.

Did you find this System76 Golago Pro review interesting? Don’t forget to share your views with us.

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GNOME Project Welcomes Canonical and Ubuntu to GNOME Foundation Advisory Board

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With the release of the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, Canonical replaced their Unity user interface with the GNOME desktop environment, and now they're looking to sponsor the project by becoming a member of the Advisory Board.

Among some powerful members of GNOME Foundation's Advisory Board, we can mention Google, FSF (Free Software Foundation), and Linux Foundation. And now, Canonical will also support the GNOME Project by providing funding and expert consultation.

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Also: Ubuntu Linux-maker Canonical joins GNOME Foundation advisory board

Canonical/Ubuntu Leftovers

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  • Ubuntu Server Development Summary – 31 Oct 2017

    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.

  • Juju GUI: get your users started with getstarted.md
  • MAAS 2.3.0 beta 3 released!

    I’m happy to announce that MAAS 2.3.0 Beta 3 has now been released and it is currently available in PPA and as a snap.

  • Online course about LXD containers
  • LXD Weekly Status #21: Console Attach, Distribution Work, & More

    Last week @brauner and @stgraber were traveling to Prague for the Open Source Summit Europe.
    We got the opportunity to talk about LXD, system containers and various bits of ongoing kernel work as well as meet with a number of our users and contributors!

    All this travel and conference time reduced our ability to do feature work this week, so we’ve mostly been reviewing contributions and pushing a number of bugfixes with things going back to normal this week.

  • Ubuntu 17.10 quick screenshot tour

    Ubuntu 17.10 is the newest version of this world famous Linux distribution, and this one is especially interesting because Canonical decided to dump its controversial Unity baby and use GNOME desktop environment instead.

Ubuntu Desktops Compared

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The Ubuntu desktop has evolved a lot over the years. Ubuntu started off with GNOME 2, then moved onto Unity. From there, it came home to its roots with the GNOME 3 desktop. In this article, we'll look at the Ubuntu desktops and compare them.

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Ubuntu 14.04 To Ubuntu 17.10 RadeonSI OpenGL Performance

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As part of the multi-year comparisons for marking AMD's open-source strategy being 10 years old, here's a look back with fresh OpenGL Linux gaming benchmarks from Ubuntu 14.04 through Ubuntu 17.10 using a Radeon HD 7950 graphics card with the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver. There's also a similar comparison with a Radeon R9 Fury.

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Debian and Derivatives

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  • Building packages without (fake)root

    Turns out that it is surprisingly easy to build most packages without (fake)root.

  • Elive 3.0 Is One Step Closer to Reality as Latest Beta Introduces Many Goodies

    The developers of the Debian-based Elive GNU/Linux distribution leveraging the Enlightenment desktop environment are still trying to finish the major Elive 3.0 release, and they just published a new Beta.

    Elive 2.9.12 Beta is here almost two months after the previous beta (versioned 2.9.8), and it looks like it's a big one, adding an extra layer of performance improvements to the desktop and window effects with up to 194%, as well as to video playback, which is now smoother than on previous betas.

    Elive's graphical installer, yes the one you don't have to pay to use it anymore, has been refactored in this new beta release to include a validator of characters for usernames, passwords, and hostnames, make the entire installation process a lot easier than before, and also fix numerous bugs, especially for the built-in browser.

  • And We’re Off: Development Begins on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ‘Bionic Beaver’

    Canonical’s Matthias Klose shared the news on the Ubuntu development mailing list.

    The first few weeks of every Ubuntu development cycle is spent syncing key packages from upstream sources, plumbing in the base infrastructure on which future changes lay, and so on.

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Release Schedule

    For those of you unaware Ubuntu’s April (xx.04) releases follow a 27-week schedule (as opposed to October releases’ 25 week schedule, owing to the little matter of Xmas and New Year).

    During the cycle time 2 alpha milestones, 2 beta milestones and 1 release candidate build are issued for public testing. Ubuntu flavors often take advantage of all of these.

  • Help test Plasma 5.8.8 LTS and Krita 3.3.1 for Kubuntu Backports!
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SUSE: Etisalat Digital, OrionVM, Boot Splash Screen

  • Etisalat Digital to add SUSE open source solutions
    Etisalat Digital is to add Linux and open source solutions to its managed services mix after signing a partnership to on-board SUSE solutions.
  • OrionVM Broadens Cloud Offering with Open Source Enterprise Support Partner SUSE
    OrionVM, an award-winning next-gen Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, today announced continued growth of the OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform with the addition of technology partner SUSE, the world’s first provider of an Enterprise Linux Distribution. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server represents the first open source enterprise supported Linux operating system on the OrionVM platform.
  • SUSE Rolls Out New Version Of Their In-Kernel Boot Splash Screen
    Back in October I wrote about SUSE working on a new, in-kernel bootsplash project. That work has yet to be mainlined but it looks like it's still on track for going upstream in the future with the latest version now being released that addresses issues uncovered during review. SUSE is developing this in-kernel bootsplash program as an alternative to the user-space Plymouth and other programs. SUSE's implementation runs off the FBCON frame-buffer console rather than DRM/KMS and they hope with it being in the kernel will prove to be more reliable. This in-kernel bootsplash can also allow hiding all kernel output and other differences compared to user-space implementations.

Fedora and Red Hat Leftovers

It's FOSS on Linux Vs. Unix and 32-bit Architectures

  • Linux Vs. Unix
    ​In computer time, a substantial part of the population has a misconception that the Unix and Linux operating systems are one and the same. However, the opposite is true. Let's look at it from a closer look.
  • Open Source OS Still supporting 32-bit Architecture and Why it’s Important
    One after the other, Linux distributions are dropping 32-bit support. Or, to be accurate, they drop support for the Intel x86 32-bit architecture (IA-32). Indeed, computers based on x86_64 hardware (x86-64) are superior in every way to their 32-bits counterpart: they are more powerful, run faster, are more compact, and more energy efficient. Not mentioning their price has considerably decreased in just a few years.

Mir 0.29

  • Mir 0.29.0 release
    We are pleased to announce that Mir 0.29.0 has been released and is available in Mir release PPA. There are builds for the supported Ubuntu releases (16.04 LTS “Xenial”, 17.04 “Zesty” and 17.10 “Artful”) . Mir 0.29.0 is in the process of uploading into Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic” (it should move out of “proposed” and into the main archive in about a week). If you need it sooner then a “Bionic” build is also available in the Mir release PPA.
  • Mir 0.29 Released To Improve Their Wayland Implementation
    The past few days Canonical's Mir developers have been preparing their next milestone with pushing this display server along with Wayland protocol support and now that new "v0.29" release is available.