Operating systems exist so that you can communicate with computer hardware to get things done. On top of the operating system are live applications that make the process of getting things done efficient. That’s where productivity tools come in. What are productivity tools? Naturally, the definition will depend on the angle from which you approach the question. Management productivity is very different from standard office productivity, and it’s the latter I wish to address.
A long waited release Ubuntu 16.04 has finally been made available to download with some new & interesting features. Ubuntu 16.04 is a long-term supported release that means once you install Ubuntu 16.04, it's going to provide security updates, bug fixes and applications updates for 5 years with no if and but. Ubuntu and other family members' (Ubuntu Mate, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu etc.) 16.04 version can be downloaded and installed.
I'm announcing the release of the 4.5.2 kernel.
All users of the 4.5 kernel series must upgrade.
The updated 4.5.y git tree can be found at:
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
Also: Linux 4.4.8
For those running a Linux system powered by an AMD "Carrizo" APU, there's an updated firmware blob out today to benefit your UVD video decoding experience.
Ceph 10.2.0 "Jewel" was announced today as their latest long-term stable release. Notable about Ceph 10.2.0 is that CephFS has been declared stable and production ready.
The Ceph.com release notes mention of CephFS, "This is the first release in which CephFS is declared stable and production ready! Several features are disabled by default, including snapshots and multiple active MDS servers."
There are both Radeon/AMDGPU and Intel DRM driver fixes queued up for Linux Git this week and will find their way into Linux 4.6-rc5.
Daniel Vetter of Intel OTC sent in another round of feature updates for DRM-Next to in turn premiere with Linux 4.7.