Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 456

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #456 for the week February 22 – 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
  • Simon Quigley
  • David Maris
  • Aakash Maniar
  • 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

Xenial Xerus Beta 1

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”

— Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

This Beta features images for Lubuntu, Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu MATE, UbuntuKylin, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu.

Pre-releases of Xenial Xerus 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 flavour developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting and fixing bugs as we work towards getting this release ready.

Beta 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 Beta 1 images have been tested and work, except as noted in the release notes, Ubuntu developers are continuing to improve Xenial Xerus. 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 16.04 the best Ubuntu release yet. Always ensure your system is up to date before reporting bugs.

Lubuntu

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

The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/xenial/beta-1/

More information on Lubuntu Beta-1 can be found at:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/Beta1/Lubuntu

http://lubuntu.me/xenialb1

Ubuntu Cloud

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

The Alpha-2 images can be downloaded from:

http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/xenial/alpha-2/

Ubuntu GNOME

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

The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/xenial/beta-1/

More information on Ubuntu GNOME Beta 1 can be found here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/Beta1/UbuntuGNOME

Ubuntu MATE

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

The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/releases/xenial/beta-1/

More information on Ubuntu MATE Beta 1 can be found at:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/Beta1/UbuntuMATE

https://ubuntu-mate.org/blog/ubuntu-mate-xenial-beta1/

UbuntuKylin

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

The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/xenial/beta-1/

More information on UbuntuKylin Beta 1 can be found here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/Beta1/UbuntuKylin

Ubuntu Studio: Ubuntu Studio is a flavour of Ubuntu configured for working on multimedia projects.

The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/xenial/beta-1/

More information on Ubuntu Studio Beta 1 can be found here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/Beta1/UbuntuStudio

Xubuntu

Xubuntu is a flavour of Ubuntu based on the Xfce desktop environment.

The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at:

http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/xenial/beta-1/

More information on Xubuntu Beta 1 can be found at:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/Beta1/Xubuntu

https://xubuntu.org/news/xubuntu-16-04-lts-beta-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 Xenial, 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 Beta release!

Originally posted to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list on Thu Feb 25 21:24:01 UTC 2016 by flocculant at gmx.co.uk, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 455

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #455 for the week February 15 – 21, 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
  • Daniel Beck
  • 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 14.04.4 LTS released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 14.04.4 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 14.04.4, 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 14.04.4 LTS, Edubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, Xubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, Mythbuntu 14.04.4 LTS, Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.4 LTS, Lubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, Ubuntu Kylin 14.04.4 LTS, and Ubuntu Studio 14.04.4 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 14.04.4

In order to download Ubuntu 14.04.4, visit:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Users of Ubuntu 12.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 14.04.4 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 14.04.4 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 Feb 18 21:32:08 UTC 2016 by Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 454

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #454 for the week February 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
  • Daniel Beck
  • Walter Lapchynski
  • Chris Guiver
  • Jose Antonio Rey
  • 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

  • Subscribe!

  • Pages

  • Archives