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Lubuntu-Based LXLE 14.04.4 "Posh Paradigm" Linux OS Officially Released

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Today, March 24, 2016, the developers of the LXLE distribution of GNU/Linux have been proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the final LXLE 14.04.4 operating system.

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Quad-core $11 hacker SBC runs Linux on Allwinner H3

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FriendlyARM’s “NanoPi M1” SBC runs Linux on a quad-core, Cortex-A7 Allwinner H3, and offers HDMI, four USB ports, a microSD slot, and 40-pin Pi expansion.

Guangzhou, China based FriendlyARM has further accelerated the race to the bottom in the low-cost, open-spec hacker board market, delivering a NanoPi M1 SBC that costs a mere $11. That’s only $1 more than a similar, but less feature-rich Orange Pi One hacker board from Shenzhen Xunlong that launched in January. However, as noted by a CNXSoft report, which alerted us to the announcement, shipping to the U.S. costs another $10, for a total of $21. By comparison, the Orange Pi One asks only $3.77 for shipping, for a total of $13.77.

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Tele2 Adopts Canonical's Ubuntu Open Source OpenStack Cloud for NFV

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Canonical scored another major telecom partnership related to its open source Ubuntu Linux platform this week, when Tele2 announced that it is moving more operations to the cloud using Canonical's Ubuntu-based OpenStack platform.

Tele2 is a major European telecommunications provider. On Wednesday, it announced that it is migrating more of its infrastructure to the cloud by adopting OpenStack and network functions virtualization (NFV).

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Also: NFV App Architecture Must Improve – Tele2

Canonical Announces Snapcraft 2.6 Snappy Creator App for Ubuntu Snappy 16.04 LTS

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Today, March 24, 2016, Sergio Schvezov of Canonical announced the release of Snapcraft 2.6 for the upcoming Ubuntu Snappy Core 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

Snapcraft is the tool that users can use to create and manage snaps for Snappy Ubuntu Core. It is popularly known as the Snappy creator tool, and it ships preinstalled in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which launches later this spring, on April 21, 2016.

Today's release of Snapcraft comes only two days after Canonical announced Snapcraft 2.5 on March 22, a maintenance build that introduced experimental support for creating kernel snaps thanks to the implementation of the kernel and kbuild plugins.

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Also: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Final Beta Based On Linux Kernel 4.4.6 LTS To Be Released Today

Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 To Bring Unity 8 Interface And New Dash Navigation

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will let you move Unity 7's launcher to the bottom of your screen

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After six long years of requests from users, the Unity 7 desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS just gained a long-awaited option: You can now move the launcher bar from the left side of the screen to the bottom. It requires a hidden terminal command, but it’s now an officially supported feature!

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 to Bring a Major Unity 8 Update with New Dash Navigation

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Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak informed the Ubuntu Touch community today, March 24, 2016, about the latest landings that happened this week for the upcoming OTA-10 software update.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Final Beta Arrives Today, Powered by Linux Kernel 4.4.6 LTS

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Another week, another newsletter from the Ubuntu Kernel Team, as announced by Joseph Salisbury from Canonical on March 23, 2016, on one of the project's mailing lists.

Yesterday, the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system had another kernel update, and this time, it was rebased on the latest stable, long-term supported Linux 4.4.6 kernel, just in time for the Final Beta launch on March 24, 2016 (later today).

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  • This Is What The Official Mascot of Ubuntu 16.04 Looks Like

    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is codenamed ‘Xenial Xerus‘. In a massive shock¹ I can reveal that the animal logo for the upcoming Ubuntu release is …also of a Xerus (which is the posh name given to a type of ground squirrel).

  • UbuntuBSD helps users escape systemd

    Some members of the BSD community have announced an Ubuntu-based version of BSD called UbuntuBSD.

    UbuntuBSD is based on the FreeBSD kernel rather than the Linux kernel that’s used in the main Ubuntu. It’s using the FreeBSD 10.1 kernel and is based on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf.

    UbuntuBSD uses the ZFS file system and comes with the lightweight Xfce desktop. Installing UbuntuBSD is quite easy, though it’s using text installer that you see in Debian or Ubuntu server.

  • Ubuntu Linux and BSD Merge to Form New UbuntuBSD Open Source OS

    BSD -- the open source, Unix-like operating system kernel that lives in Linux's shadow -- is now coming to the Ubuntu world, thanks to a new open source project called UbuntuBSD.

    For the uninitiated, here's the BSD back story: Created starting in the late 1970s (originally as an enhanced version of AT&T's Unix operating system, then as a complete replacement for it) at the University of California, Berkeley, BSD was one of the first freely redistributable operating systems. Then, in the 1990s, for various complicated reasons -- largely but not solely related to legal challenges -- BSD took a back seat to other free operating systems that were based on GNU software and the then-new Linux kernel.

  • Exploring Ubuntu Phone UI Elements

    Last November I wrote a short tour of the UX principles of the Ubuntu operating systems for phones. In this article I will focus on specific UI elements, based on the official style guide provided by Canonical. Time to begin!

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  • Ubuntu-based Smartphones And Tablets Sound Good, On Paper, But...Do They Make Any Sense?
    As I previously stated in a recent article, I'm a huge fan of Ubuntu as a desktop operating system. It's friendly, reliable, consumes little resources and is largely virus-free.
  • Elementary OS 0.4 ‘Loki’ expected to be based on Ubuntu 16.04
    Elementary OS 0.4 ‘Loki’ coming soon, to be based on Ubuntu 16.04 and have plenty of new features
  • BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet - The heat is on
    Some investments are financial. Some are emotional. When it comes to Linux on tablets, my motives are mostly of the latter kind. I was super-excited to learn BQ was launching a tablet with Ubuntu, something that I have been waiting for a good solid three years now. We had the phone released last spring, and now there's a tablet. The cycle is almost complete. Now, as you know, I was only mildly pleased with the Ubuntu phone. It is a very neat product, but it is not yet as good as the competitors, across all shades of the usability spectrum. But this tablet promises a lot. Full HD, desktop-touch continuum, seamless usage model, and more. Let us have a look.
  • Kubuntu-16.04 — a review
    The kubuntu implementation of Plasma 5 seems to work quite well. It’s close to what I am seeing in other implementations. It includes the Libre Office software, rather than the KDE office suite. But most users will prefer that anyway. I’m not a big fan of the default menu. But the menu can easily be switched to one of the alternative forms. I’ve already done that, and am preferring the “launcher based on cascading popup menus”. If you are trying kubuntu, I suggest you experiment with the alternative formats to see which you prefer.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Review: Very Stable & Improved, Buggy Software Center, Though
    In almost all the occasions that I tested Ubuntu LTS releases, quite rightly so, they’ve always worked better than the non-LTS releases. And this Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the 6th of such release is no exception. This one actually is even more impressive than the others because it has addressed some security related issues and even although not critical, subtle issues that I mentioned in the review. As far as the performance was concerned, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS was only largely outperformed by the memory usage where there is a large increase in memory usage. Other than that, those numbers look pretty good to me. That ‘.deb’ file issues with the Software Center is the only major concern that I can come up with. But I’m sure it’ll be fixed very soon.

Devuan Beta, Stumbling Tumbleweed, Ubuntu Too

Today in Linux news Debian-fork Devuan is forging ahead with its plans to create a distribution offering init freedom by releasing a beta for testers. Douglas DeMaio posted today that openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots have halted due to glibc upgrade rebuilds. Dedoimedo reviewed the BQ Aquaris M10 and liliputing.com posted of another Ubuntu laptop for sale. And finally, the Hectic Geek reviewed Ubuntu 16.04 and Neil Rickert reviewed Kubuntu 16.04. Read more Also: Devuan releases beta Devuan Jessie - beta release announcement

Devuan Jessie beta released

dear Init Freedom Lovers, once again the Veteran Unix Admins salute you. As promised two years ago with the first declaration of Exodus from Debian, today we can proudly state: we do not go gentle into that good night. Now has come the time to announce the Beta release of Devuan. Debian GNU+Linux is a fork of Debian without systemd, on its way to become much more than that. This Beta release marks an important milestone towards the sustainability and the continuation of Devuan as an universal base distribution. Read more Also: Beta Released Of Devuan, The Systemd-Free Version Of Debian

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