Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 499

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #499 for the week February 13 – 19, 2017, 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
  • Jim Connett
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

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

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.

Like previous LTS series’, 16.04.2 includes hardware enablement stacks for use on newer hardware. This support is offered on all architectures except for 32-bit powerpc, and is installed by default when using one of the desktop images. Ubuntu Server defaults to installing the GA kernel, however you may select the HWE kernel from the installer bootloader.

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 16.04 LTS.

Kubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, Xubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, Mythbuntu 16.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.2 LTS, Lubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu Kylin 16.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 LTS and Ubuntu Studio 16.04.2 LTS are also now available. More details can be found in their individual release notes:

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

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

To get Ubuntu 16.04.2

In order to download Ubuntu 16.04.2, visit:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Users of Ubuntu 14.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 16.04.2 via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see:

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

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

We recommend that all users read the 16.04.1 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/XenialXerus/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 Fri Feb 17 01:45:12 UTC 2017 by Adam Conrad

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 498

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #498 for the week February 6 – 12, 2017, 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
  • Paul White
  • Chris Guiver
  • Jim Connett
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

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 497

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #497 for the week January 30 – February 5, 2017, 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
  • Paul White
  • Jim Connett
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

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

Gearing up for issue 500 with quotes and a quiz!

To celebrate the release of Ubuntu Weekly News (UWN) Issue 500 coming up in a few weeks, we need some help from you!

Issue 500 will feature quotes from leaders in the community and Canonical, and from folks just like you.

We’re also trying to mix things up a bit by offering some prizes for community members who want to learn a but more about the UWN team and history, by way of a quiz!

Sound interesting? Read on!

Quotes

Every contributor to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is a volunteer with a passion for Ubuntu, and it’s quite a small team.

In their free time, these volunteers work to collect news articles they find, write up summaries, edit and release the newsletter nearly every week.

Do you appreciate the work of the team? Would there be a void in your ability to keep up with Ubuntu if UWN didn’t exist? Do you eagerly await getting to read the newsletter each week?

Tell them!

The following form has been created to collect thanks:

Send your thanks to Ubuntu Weekly News contributors

Your quote may end up in the 500th issue of the newsletter, and all suitable responses will be shared with the public ubuntu-news-team mailing list so that contributors can see your gratitude.

Quiz

Use your knowledge about the newsletter and your sleuthing skills (you can find all the answers on the Ubuntu wiki and forums) to answer the questions on this quiz. This competition is open to anyone in the world, unless you’ve contributed to the news team in the past 12 months, in which case we ask that you let your fellow community members have a chance at learning more about the team through this quiz 🙂

Winners will be selected from a pool of quizzes with the most correct answers. Each winner will receive a set of Ubuntu News stickers, Ubuntu stickers and a thank you card from the current UWN editor. These prizes will be shipped from the US, but anyone in the world is eligible to receive them.

A valid email address is required to contact you if you’ve won, this email will not be used for any other purpose. If you’re one of our winners, the name you provide in this form will be used in our winner announcements.

Are you ready? The quiz is now online here:

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 500 Quiz

Responses are due by 20 February 2017.

Winners will be announced in the 500th issue of the newsletter, good luck!

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