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The team at IBM LinuxOne, writes that Ubuntu 16.03 is now available on LinuxOne. Ubuntu on LinuxOne offers developers and IT professionals “an additional Linux distribution, with OpenStack, KVM support, Docker integration plus JuJu charms – extremely popular with developers and Cloud Service Providers.” Furthermore the beta program will offer Ubuntu customers a chance to try Ubuntu in an Enterprise Configuration via the LinuxONE Community Cloud. IBM’s LinuxONE is built on IBM’s rich hardware background of supporting demanding critical workloads. The team at IBM LinuxOne, writes that Ubuntu 16.03 is now available on LinuxONE. Ubuntu on LinuxONE offers developers and IT professionals “an additional Linux distribution, with !OpenStack, KVM support, Docker integration plus !JuJu charms – extremely popular with developers and Cloud Service Providers.” Furthermore, the beta program will offer Ubuntu customers a chance to try Ubuntu in an Enterprise Configuration via the LinuxONE Community Cloud. IBM’s LinuxONE is built on IBM’s rich hardware background of supporting demanding critical workloads.


Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. Ubuntu on Windows — The Ubuntu Userspace for Windows Developers
  3. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week
      1. Most Active Questions
      2. Top Voted New Questions
  4. LoCo News
    1. Announcing UbuCon Europe and Call for Contributions
    2. ubuntu booth and conferences at jdll 2016
  5. LoCo Events
  6. The Planet
    1. Xubuntu: The Small and the Noisy
    2. Xubuntu: My media manager: Clementine
    3. Stéphane Graber: LXD 2.0: Image management [5/12]
    4. Didier Roche: Ubuntu Make 16.03 features Eclipse JEE, Intellij EAP, Kotlin and a bunch of fixes!
    5. Colin Watson: Re-signing PPAs
    6. Stéphane Graber: LXCFS 2.0 has been released!
    7. Dustin Kirkland: Still have questions about Bash and Ubuntu on Windows?
    8. Xubuntu: The small details: Theme configuration & Menu editing
  7. Canonical News
  8. In The Press
    1. Go nuts, brother: Ubuntu 16.04 beta – no more auto data-spaffing
  9. In The Blogosphere
    1. Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Tablet Now Available For Pre-Order
    2. IBM Teams with Canonical to put Ubuntu 16.04 ON LinuxONE
    3. MJ Technology’s Ubuntu tablet hits Indiegogo for $230 and up
  10. Other Articles of Interest
  11. Featured Audio and Video
    1. Full Circle Weekly News #10
    2. Ubuntu Community Team Q&A - 29nd March 2016
    3. Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S09E05 – Dark side of the Toon - Ubuntu Podcast
  12. Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  13. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  14. Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04 and 15.10
    1. Security Updates
    2. Ubuntu 12.04 Updates
    3. Ubuntu 14.04 Updates
    4. Ubuntu 15.10 Updates
  15. Subscribe
  16. Archives
  17. Additional Ubuntu News
  18. Conclusion
  19. Credits
  20. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  21. Feedback

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 460 for the week March 28 - April 3, 2016.

In This Issue

  • Ubuntu on Windows — The Ubuntu Userspace for Windows Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Announcing UbuCon Europe and Call for Contributions

  • ubuntu booth and conferences at jdll 2016
  • Xubuntu: The Small and the Noisy
  • Xubuntu: My media manager: Clementine
  • Stéphane Graber: LXD 2.0: Image management [5/12]
  • Didier Roche: Ubuntu Make 16.03 features Eclipse JEE, Intellij EAP, Kotlin and a bunch of fixes!
  • Colin Watson: Re-signing PPAs
  • Stéphane Graber: LXCFS 2.0 has been released!
  • Dustin Kirkland: Still have questions about Bash and Ubuntu on Windows?
  • Xubuntu: The small details: Theme configuration & Menu editing

  • Canonical News
  • In The Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04 and 15.10
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu on Windows — The Ubuntu Userspace for Windows Developers

Dustin Kirkland of Canonical writes about one of Windows 10’s recent feature additions, the ability to run Ubuntu natively. This was announced at Build 2016, a recent Microsoft conference. Dustin confirms, “An Ubuntu user space and bash shell, running natively in a Windows 10 cmd.exe console!” Dustin gives a short tutorial on how to do it, answers some questions that might come up, and ends by stating, “From Microsoft’s perspective, a variety of surveys and user studies have pointed to bash and Linux tools – very specifically, Ubuntu – be available in Windows, and without resource-heavy full virtualization.”

http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/03/30/ubuntu-on-windows-the-ubuntu-userspace-for-windows-developers/

This has been a popular story in the community, press and various blogs. The following is a sampling of articles selected by our editors:

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (120596) + 264 over the last week
  • Critical (325) - 3 over the last week
  • Unconfirmed (59259) + 264 over the last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

Most Active Questions

Top Voted New Questions

People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: andrew.46 (http://askubuntu.com/users/57576/andrew-46), Takkat (http://askubuntu.com/users/3940/takkat), mark kirby (http://askubuntu.com/users/75060/mark-kirby), Fahad Ahammed (http://askubuntu.com/users/27634/fahad-ahammed) and Pilot6 (http://askubuntu.com/users/167850/pilot6)

Ask (and answer!) questions at http://askubuntu.com

LoCo News

Announcing UbuCon Europe and Call for Contributions

LoCo announces its very first European Ubuntu Conference, which takes places from the 18th to 20th November 2016 in Essen, Germany. UbuCon Europe is organised by the community and for the community. It is the first ever conference dedicated to the European Ubuntu community. The UbuCon Europe is an event for everybody: for beginners, developers and experts. The main topics will hopefully cover everything about Ubuntu and Open Source Software.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/loco-contacts/2016-April/007095.html

ubuntu booth and conferences at jdll 2016

Didier Roche of the Ubuntu France Local Community Team briefly highlights the Ubuntu booth at the recent Journée Du Logiciel Libre conference.

http://blog.didrocks.fr/post/Ubuntu-fr-and-Ubuntu-Core-present-at-jdll-2016

LoCo Events

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:

Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world:

http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/

The Planet

Xubuntu: The Small and the Noisy

The Xubuntu team has prepared some tidbits for its blog to make waiting more enjoyable. They will publish articles in two different series. One article states that Xubuntu 16.04 LTS will not come with a default media manages. The team discuss their favorite media players. In the second article of the series, the Xubuntu team present smaller details to help you use your system with ease.

http://xubuntu.org/news/small-and-noisy/

Xubuntu: My media manager: Clementine

In Xubuntu 16.04 LTS there will no longer be a default media manager. In this installment of an ongoing series, Xubuntu team members using Clementine talk about the features and reasons they’ve selected Clementine as their media manager.

http://xubuntu.org/news/my-media-manager-clementine/

Stéphane Graber: LXD 2.0: Image management [5/12]

Stéphane Graber publishes her fifth installment about LXD 2.0. This article discusses how LXD manages images, and how to create your own. She states “with LXD, we’re taking this one step further by being all-in on the image based workflow.” “All containers are created from an image and we have advanced image caching and preloading support in LXD to keep the image store up to date,” she stated. It is advantageous to have the ability of having the exact same image easily available bit for bit. This plethora of globally distributed systems is a big step up from the old LXC days, and opens the way to more reproducible infrastructure.

https://www.stgraber.org/2016/03/30/lxd-2-0-image-management-512/

Didier Roche: Ubuntu Make 16.03 features Eclipse JEE, Intellij EAP, Kotlin and a bunch of fixes!

Didier Roche of the Ubuntu Make team announces the release of Ubuntu Make 16.03, while highlighting some new features in this release. Some new features include: updates to the Portuguese translations, more tests for Visual Studio Code, Eclipse JEE installation support and much more. He links to the changelog for people who want to see all of the changes by specific people.

http://blog.didrocks.fr/post/Ubuntu-Make-16.03-features-Eclipse-JEE%2C-Intellij-EAP%2C-Kotlin-and-a-bunch-of-fixes%212

Colin Watson: Re-signing PPAs

Colin Watson gives an inside look at some of the code changes Launchpad made to begin updating all their hosted PPAs with new SHA-512 digest based signatures. The changes resulted in an eight fold performance improvement and allowed all xenial Release files to be updated in a timely fashion.

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~cjwatson/blog/re-signing-ppas.html

Stéphane Graber: LXCFS 2.0 has been released!

A new long term support version of LXCFS has been released. This FUSE filesystem allows containers to feel more like separate systems than they otherwise would by providing a modified view of procfs and sysfs.

https://www.stgraber.org/2016/03/31/lxcfs-2-0-has-been-released/

Dustin Kirkland: Still have questions about Bash and Ubuntu on Windows?

Dustin Kirkland provides two recorded sessions with Microsoft to help answer questions about the new Bash on Ubuntu on Windows project. They discuss using the standard image of the Ubuntu userspace on Windows, using translated syscalls to execute the ELF64 binaries directly in Windows lightweight processes, how the networking works normally with Windows Firewall, how apt still functions as expected in Ubuntu, and more.

http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2016/03/questions-and-answers-about-bash-and.html

Xubuntu: The small details: Theme configuration & Menu editing

The Xubuntu team gives us some tips about some of the smaller details in Xubuntu, stating, "In this series the Xubuntu team present some of the smaller details in Xubuntu to help you use your system more efficiently. Several of the features covered in this series are new for those who will be upgrading from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS. We will also cover some features that have been in Xubuntu for longer, for those that are completely new to the operating system." The first article shows us how to modify the theme colors and the second one shows menu editing.

http://xubuntu.org/news/small-details-theme-configuration/ & http://xubuntu.org/news/small-details-menu-editing/

Canonical News

In The Press

Go nuts, brother: Ubuntu 16.04 beta – no more auto data-spaffing

Scott Gilbertson of The Register writes, Xenial Xerus is the first significant update to the Ubuntu desktop in two years. The reason he states is that this is an LTS release (Long Term Support). Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will not just set the framework for all the next releases for the following two years, it will enjoy full support and updates until 2021. “There's still a few weeks to go,” Gilbertson writes, “and this beta definitely has some rough edges, but Ubuntu 16.04 is shaping up to be an excellent release, particularly from an LTS stability standpoint. LTS releases always have to find a balance between incorporating the best of what's new with the need to support those features and apps for five years.”

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/29/ubuntu_16_04_first_beta_review/

In The Blogosphere

Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Tablet Now Available For Pre-Order

Michael Larabel writes one month after announcing the Bq Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Tablet, the device is now available for pre-ordering. One is the Aquaris M10 HD Ubuntu Edition for €259, or the FHD edition for €299. As you will notice, prices are the same as the Bq Android version of the M10 but exclude shipping. The current pre-order prices include the tablet, cover, and screen protector. Deliveries on the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Tablet expect to begin the second week of April.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-M10-Tablet-Pre-Order

IBM Teams with Canonical to put Ubuntu 16.04 ON LinuxONE

The team at IBM LinuxOne, writes that Ubuntu 16.03 is now available on LinuxONE. Ubuntu on LinuxONE offers developers and IT professionals “an additional Linux distribution, with OpenStack, KVM support, Docker integration plus JuJu charms – extremely popular with developers and Cloud Service Providers.” Furthermore, the beta program will offer Ubuntu customers a chance to try Ubuntu in an Enterprise Configuration via the LinuxONE Community Cloud. IBM’s LinuxONE is built on IBM’s rich hardware background of supporting demanding critical workloads.

http://www.enterpriselinuxinsights.com/ibm-teams-with-canonical-to-put-ubuntu-16-0-4-on-linuxone/

MJ Technology’s Ubuntu tablet hits Indiegogo for $230 and up

Brad Linder of Liliputing writes, MJ Technology’s Ubuntu tablet hits Indiegogo for $230 and up. Earlier this year MJ Technology announced its plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign for a 10 inch tablet containing an Intel Atom Cherry Trail processor, and Ubuntu software. While the campaign is launching a little later than expected, it is now live at Indiegogo, and the developer hopes to send the first tablets out in August of this year.

http://liliputing.com/2016/03/mj-technologys-ubuntu-tablet-hits-indiegogo-230.html

Full Circle Weekly News #10

A short podcast (< 10 minutes) with just the news. No chit-chat. No time wasting. Just the latest FOSS/Linux/Ubuntu news.

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podcast/full-circle-weekly-news-10

Ubuntu Community Team Q&A - 29nd March 2016

Daniel Holbach and Alan Pope present an hour of updates on behalf of the Canonical Community Team. They open with announcements, then answer questions to them provided over IRC. The questions were primarily about Ubuntu Phone Apps, Snappy apps, and Unity 7/8, with some miscellaneous questions as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD_MrQAvAvY

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S09E05 – Dark side of the Toon - Ubuntu Podcast

It’s Episode Five of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

In this week’s show:

  • We discuss the news
  • We discuss playing with Snappy on the Raspberry Pi 3, and presenting on the Ambient Kettle project at a developer event in London (a shorter version of a previous talk).
  • And much more!

http://ubuntupodcast.org/2016/03/31/s09e05-dark-side-of-the-toon/

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Upcoming Meetings and Events

For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at fridge.ubuntu.com: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/

Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04 and 15.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2019

Ubuntu 15.10 Updates

End of Life - July 2016

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Additional Ubuntu News

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Conclusion

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Credits

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Simon Quigley
  • Leonard Viator
  • David Morfin
  • Walter Lapchynski

Ubuntu - Get Involved

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