Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 479

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #479 for the weeks of August 15 – 28, 2016, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Chris Guiver
  • Chris Sirrs
  • Simon Quigley
  • And many others

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Yakkety Yak Beta 1 Released

The Jogpa, in our mad flight, cut off a long lock of the yak’s silky hair. Having secured this, he appeared to be quite satisfied, let go, and sheathed his sword.

– Arnold Henry Savage Landor

The first beta of the Yakkety Yak (to become 16.10) has now been released!

This milestone features images for Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio.

Pre-releases of the Yakkety Yak are not encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu flavor developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting and fixing bugs as we work towards getting this bos grunniens ready.

Beta 1 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider testing. These images are still under development, so you should expect some bugs.

While these Beta 1 images have been tested and work, except as noted in the release notes, Ubuntu developers are continuing to improve the Yakkety Yak. In particular, once newer daily images are available, system installation bugs identified in the Beta 1 installer should be verified against the current daily image before being reported in Launchpad. Using an obsolete image to re-report bugs that have already been fixed wastes your time and the time of developers who are busy trying to make 16.10 the best Ubuntu release yet. Always ensure your system is up to date before reporting bugs.

Lubuntu

Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu based on LXDE and focused on providing a very lightweight distribution.

The Lubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Lubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

Ubuntu GNOME

Ubuntu GNOME is a flavour of Ubuntu featuring the GNOME desktop environment.

The Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

Ubuntu Kylin

Ubuntu Kylin is a flavour of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users. The Ubuntu Kylin 16.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Ubuntu Kylin 16.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

Ubuntu MATE

Ubuntu MATE is a flavour of Ubuntu featuring the MATE desktop environment for people who just want to get stuff done. The Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu Studio is a flavour of Ubuntu configured for multimedia production. The Ubuntu Studio 16.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Ubuntu Studio 16.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

If you’re interested in following the changes as we further develop the Yakkety Yak, we suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list. This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a month) carrying announcements of approved specifications, policy changes, beta releases and other interesting events.

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel-announce

A big thank you to the developers and testers for their efforts to pull together this Beta release!

In addition, we would like to wish Linux a happy 25th birthday!

Originally posted to the ubuntu-release mailing list on Thu Aug 25 22:14:28 UTC 2016 by Set Hallstrom and Simon Quigley on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 478

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #478 for the week August 8 – 14, 2016, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Chris Guiver
  • Athul Muralidhar
  • Chris Sirrs
  • Paul White
  • Simon Quigley
  • And many others

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Except where otherwise noted, content in this issue is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License BY SA Creative Commons License

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 477

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #477 for the week August 1 – 7, 2016, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Simon Quigley
  • Chris Guiver
  • Athul Muralidhar
  • Chris Sirrs
  • Aaron Honeycutt
  • And many others

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Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.

We have expanded our hardware enablement offering since 12.04, and with 14.04.5, this point release contains an updated kernel and X stack for new installations to support new hardware across all our supported architectures, not just x86.

As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Kubuntu 14.04.5 LTS, Edubuntu 14.04.5 LTS, Xubuntu 14.04.5 LTS, Mythbuntu 14.04.5 LTS, Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.5 LTS, Lubuntu 14.04.5 LTS, Ubuntu Kylin 14.04.5 LTS, and Ubuntu Studio 14.04.5 LTS are also now available. More details can be found in their individual release notes:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes#Official_flavours

Maintenance updates will be provided for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu Core, Ubuntu Kylin, Edubuntu, and Kubuntu. All the remaining flavours will be supported for 3 years.

To get Ubuntu 14.04.5

In order to download Ubuntu 14.04.5, visit:

http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.04.5/

Users of Ubuntu 12.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 14.04.5 via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TrustyUpgrades

As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.

We recommend that all users read the 14.04.5 release notes, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes on the release itself. They are available at:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren’t sure, you can try asking in any of the following places:

Help Shape Ubuntu

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/community/get-involved

About Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, clouds and servers, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

Professional services including support are available from Canonical and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about support, visit:

http://www.ubuntu.com/support

More Information

You can learn more about Ubuntu and about this release on our website listed below:

http://www.ubuntu.com/

To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu’s very low volume announcement list at:

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-announce

Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Thu Aug 4 23:29:30 UTC 2016 by Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

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