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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) to Offer Users Newer Software Versions via Snaps

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Canonical, through Olli Ries, has had the enormous pleasure of announcing that the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system will offer users the possibility of installing snaps alongside the standard Debian packages.

It's not the first time we here Canonical planning this major change for Ubuntu Linux, but now it's official. Starting with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), due for release on April 21, 2016, users will finally be able to install various applications and packages via snaps.

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Canonical Releases LXD 2.0 Next-Generation Container Hypervisor for Ubuntu 16.04

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Canonical's Stéphane Graber has had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of the LXD 2.0 next-generation container hypervisor for Ubuntu Linux.

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Containers News

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  • LXD 2.0 has been released!

    After a year and a half of intense work by the LXD team, LXD 2.0 has been released today!

    LXD 2.0 is our first production-ready release and also a Long Term Support release, meaning that we will be supporting it with frequent bugfix releases until the 1st of June 2016.

    This also completes our collection of 2.0 container tools with LXC 2.0, LXCFS 2.0 and now LXD 2.0 all having been released over the past couple of weeks.

  • LXD 2.0 Released, Makes Ubuntu's Container Hypervisor Production-Ready

    UBUNTU --
    Stéphane Graber has announced the release of the LXD 2.0 container hypervisor. LXD was announced at the end of 2014 and today's 2.0 release is now the project's first production-ready release.

  • 5 reasons to use Docker for productivity software installation

    When Docker brought new life to Linux containers at the beginning of 2013, the technology quickly gained popularity among software developers. Today Docker has millions of container downloads, thousands of community contributors, and countless third party projects who are using it. What explains this extraordinary popularity?

Leftovers: Ubuntu

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  • Bundling ZFS and Linux is impossible says Richard Stallman

    Free Software Foundation president and Gnu Public Licence (GNU GPL) author Richard Stallman has weighed in on the spat over whether Ubuntu can legally include ZFS in Linux, with a resounding “No!”

    Stallman has issued a statement he says “.... explains some issues about the meaning and enforcement of the GNU General Public License. The specific occasion for this article is the violation of combining Linux with ZFS”.

  • Nexenta & Canonical to Deliver Joint Software-Defined Storage Solution
  • Ubuntu tablet updates: Delivery pushed back 3 to 4 weeks

    According to OMG Ubuntu, users who have pre-ordered the device was initially informed for a delivery time at the second week of April. After which, the website changed the expected timing to "second half of April." There seems to be another push back, as the Ubuntu tablet is now expected to come around three weeks to a month as of writing.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-10.1 Hotfix Officially Released for All Supported Ubuntu Phones

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As promised, Canonical has released today, April 11, 2016, the first hotfix for the major Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 operating system update announced last week for supported Ubuntu Phone devices.

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You Can Still Pre-Order an Ubuntu Tablet from BQ, Deliveries Start Next Week

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We reported at the end of last month that Canonical's first ever Ubuntu Tablet device, the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, is available for pre-order, and deliveries should start in the first week of April.

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New Ubuntu Tablet Release Delayed? One More Week to Go

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Just two weeks ago came the announcement of the world’s first Ubuntu tablet – Aquaris M10 from BQ was announced and soon was put up for pre-order.

The expected delivery date was somewhere around the second week of April 2016. We have already entered week two of the month, and now comes in the word that those who had already pre-ordered the device may have to wait a tad bit longer to get their hands on the Ubuntu-powered Aquaris M10.

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Unity Tweak Tool Makes It Easier for Ubuntu Users to Move the Launcher to Bottom

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As you may well be aware, Canonical will finally allow Ubuntu users to move the Unity Launcher to the bottom of the screen, thanks to an option contributed by the Ubuntu Kylin developers.

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'Ubuntu is everywhere' but Canonical is still in the red

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In the run-up to the release later this month of version 16.04 of the Ubuntu GNU/Linux operating system, the company behind it is promoting its product with the slogan "Ubuntu is everywhere".

Canonical, the company in question, has now been releasing Ubuntu every six months since October 2004. And to be sure, it has been instrumental in spreading the use of Linux in many spheres.

But, there is still red ink on its balance sheet.

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