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GNOME Software Bug Doesn't Let Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Users Install Third-Party Debs

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We've been tipped earlier by one of our readers that there's a bug in the GNOME Software (Ubuntu Software) package manager which doesn't let users install third-party .deb files in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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  • my Shuttleworth Foundation flash grant

    More important than features is making Propellor prevent more classes of mistakes, by creative use of the type system. The biggest improvement in this area was type checking the OSes of Propellor properties, so Propellor can reject host configurations that combine eg, Linux-only and FreeBSD-only properties.

  • Ubuntu's $70 computing stick could fit nicely behind your TV

    Want to turn a TV into a Ubuntu computer? The very orange MeLE PCG02U just might be what you’re looking for. This tiny stick computer costs only $70, meaning you can add a desktop to any TV for very little money. It’s the first Ubuntu device from Mele, a Chinese manufacturer that until now has focused on Android and Windows devices.

  • This $70 computer stick is designed for Ubuntu

    Ubuntu is starting to show up in lot more places lately: tablets, phones, and this neat little computer-on-a-stick created by MeLE called the PGC02U. It's $70, with an Intel BayTrail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It also comes in Ubuntu orange and has a wee little antenna to help with wireless reception. Liliputing points out that you might want to go ahead and install this build of Ubuntu created by Ian Morrison, as it's designed specifically for stick computers.

  • Wolfram Research turns your Ubuntu phone into an IoT sensor
  • Ubuntu 16.04's support for the ZFS file system may violate the General Public License

    Ubuntu 16.04's support for the ZFS file system is one of many useful enterprise features on top of all the Linux desktop polish in the new OS. But Linux distributions have avoided shipping ZFS support in the past due to licensing issues, and Ubuntu 16.04’s ZFS support sits smack-dab in the middle of a controversial legal gray area.

Leftovers: Ubuntu

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  • Ubuntu 16.04: A desktop for Linux diehards

    Every two years a release of Ubuntu is designated Long-Term Support (LTS). Ubuntu 16.04, code-named Xenial Xerus, is the latest in that line. LTS releases are supported for five years instead of the usual nine months, but they also have less obvious implications. LTS releases are usually geared toward the enterprise, which means they generally include fewer new features and more testing. Both qualities are attractive to risk-averse companies running production software on Ubuntu servers, but provide comparatively little to the desktop user.

    However, Xenial Xerus bucks this trend with a handful of new features and some welcome improvements. With the new app store, the stand-alone calendar, and the movable Launcher, Xenial might be one of the more feature-rich releases in a few years. In this review, I’ll start by walking through these new pieces and improvements, and end with a look at how Ubuntu stacks up -- in terms of installation, ease, features, and so on -- against other desktop operating systems you might be familiar with.

  • A DIY guide to the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet
  • Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" Opens For Development
  • Thumbs Up for Ubuntu MATE 16.04 for the Raspberry Pi

    Our Pi guy finds a lot to like as he gets down and dirty with Ubuntu MATE’s latest and greatest release for the Raspberry Pi.

    Before 16.04 was released, Ubuntu MATE was already setting the pace for what an operating system for the Raspberry Pi should and could be. Prior to Ubuntu MATE, if you wanted to experience all the Raspberry Pi had to offer, then Raspbian was the only game in town. Although Raspbian is Pi’s official OS, it has never really had the look and feel to make the Raspberry Pi seem like it’s a desktop alternative.

Mele PCG02U is a $70 Ubuntu PC stick

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The Mele PCG02U is a fanless PC stick with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor and Ubuntu 14.04 software. It’s available from AliExpress for $70.

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Xubuntu 16.04 - quick screenshot tour

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Canonical released the new range of its operating systems last week which includes many members of Ubuntu 16.04 family: Ubuntu itself, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu GNOME and, of course, Xubuntu.

Of course, you can purchase your own disk with any of these and many other distributions through the Buy Linux CDs site. It is easy and cheap.

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Ubuntu Linux and OpenStack cloud come to IBM servers

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Ubuntu

Last year, IBM introduced LinuxONE, a new pair of IBM mainframes along with Linux and open-source software and services. These new systems are the LinuxONE Emperor, which built on the IBM z13 mainframe and its little brother, Rockhopper. LinuxONE is the heart of IBM's hybrid cloud efforts. At the OpenStack Summit, Angel Diaz, VP of IBM Cloud Architecture & Technology, said LinuxONE with Ubuntu and OpenStack can deliver the "speed and flexibility that businesses need to make the Benjamins money."

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RaspEX, Ubuntu 16.04 for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2, Now Includes Kodi 16.0 & Fluxbox

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Arne Exton today informs Softpedia about the availability of a new build of his popular and free RaspEX Linux distribution based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and engineered for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs.

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ubuntuBSD Project Announces the Availability of the Official ubuntuBSD Forums

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The ubuntuBSD project announced the other day the availability of the official ubuntuBSD forums at https://forums.ubuntubsd.org, where users can collaborate to the upcoming OS.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

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