Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 425

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #425 for the week July 6 – 12, 2015, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

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  • Paul White
  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Chris Guiver
  • Leon Marincowitz
  • And many others

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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 424

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #424 for the week June 29 – July 5, 2015, and the full version is available here.

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  • Paul White
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  • Charles Profitt
  • Ian Nicholson
  • Daniel Beck
  • Jim Connett
  • And many others

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Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) reaches End of Life on July 23, 2015

Ubuntu announced its 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) release almost 9 months ago, on October 23, 2014. As a non-LTS release, 14.10 has a 9-month month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 14.10 will reach end of life on Thursday, July 23rd. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 14.10.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 14.10 is via Ubuntu 15.04. Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at:

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

Ubuntu 15.04 continues to be actively supported with security updates and select high-impact bug fixes. Announcements of security updates for Ubuntu releases are sent to the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list, information about which may be found at:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce

Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users in homes, schools, businesses and governments around the world. Ubuntu is Open Source software, costs nothing to download, and users are free to customise or alter their software in order to meet their needs.

Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Fri Jul 3 13:00:54 UTC 2015 by Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 423

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #423 for the week June 22 – 28, 2015, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

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Wily Werewolf Alpha 1 Released

"I’m getting really sick of being misquoted in release announcements."
– Oscar Wilde, probably.

The first alpha of the Wily Werewolf (to become 15.10) has now been released!

This alpha features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, UbuntuKylin and the Ubuntu Cloud images.

Pre-releases of the Wily Werewolf 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 release ready.

Alpha 1 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider testing. This is quite an early set of images, so you should expect some bugs.

While these Alpha 1 images have been tested and work, except as noted in the release notes, Ubuntu developers are continuing to improve the Wily Werewolf. In particular, once newer daily images are available, system installation bugs identified in the Alpha 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 15.10 the best Ubuntu release yet. Always ensure your system is up to date before reporting bugs.

Kubuntu

Kubuntu uses KDE software and now features the new Plasma 5 desktop.

The Alpha-1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/wily/alpha-1/

More information on Kubuntu Alpha-1 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WilyWerewolf/Alpha1/Kubuntu

Lubuntu

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

The Alpha 1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/wily/alpha-1/

More information on Lubuntu Alpha-1 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WilyWerewolf/Alpha1/Lubuntu

Ubuntu MATE

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

The Alpha-1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/releases/wily/alpha-1/

More information on Ubuntu MATE Alpha-1 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WilyWerewolf/Alpha1/UbuntuMATE

UbuntuKylin

UbuntuKylin is a flavour of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users.

The Alpha-1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/wily/alpha-1/

More information on UbuntuKylin Alpha-1 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WilyWerewolf/Alpha1/UbuntuKylin

Ubuntu Cloud

Ubuntu Cloud images can be run on Amazon EC2, Openstack, SmartOS and many other clouds.

http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/wily/alpha-1/

Regular daily images for Ubuntu can be found at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com

If you’re interested in following the changes as we further develop Wily, we suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list. This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a week) carrying announcements of approved specifications, policy changes, alpha 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 Alpha release!

Originally posted to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list on Thu Jun 25 18:35:35 UTC 2015 by Adam Conrad on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,

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