Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 475 for the week July 18 - 24, 2016.

In This Issue

  • Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS released
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • On The State Of Health Of Our LoCos

  • Ubuntu 16.04 in the SF Bay Area
  • LoCo Events

  • Ubuntu Women: Event Report: WWFS-FWD’2016, Kolkata
  • Canonical Design Team: See what our interns got up to and what they thought of our apps
  • Simos Xenitellis: Playing around with LXD containers (LXC) on Ubuntu
  • Timo Aaltonen: Intel Graphics Gen4 and Newer Now Defaults to Modesetting Driver on X
  • Ubuntu Cloud 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, 15.10 and 16.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS released

Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, announces the release of Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS for desktop, server and cloud platforms. Key features of this release include security updates, bug fixes, and increased stability. This release is also available for all major flavor distributions.

The following articles also covered this point release:

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (124368) +331 over last week
  • Critical (361) +4 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (61282) +168 over last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

Most Active Questions

Top Voted New Questions

People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: Byte Commander (, heemayl (, Zanna (, Rinzwind ( and mbello (

Ask (and answer!) questions at

LoCo News

On The State Of Health Of Our LoCos

Svetlana Belkin talks about Miles Sharpe’s recent blog post about the problems some Local Community Teams are facing. She writes, “The bottom line here is that we need to rethink our health of our LoCos as they are source of our Ubuntu Members and it’s a way to connect with others in real life.”

The blog post Svetlana writes about in the beginning of her post, written by Miles Sharpe was published here:

Ubuntu 16.04 in the SF Bay Area

Elizabeth K. Joseph writes about some presentations she gave at two Linux User Groups in her area. She links to her slides and gives details about how the presentations went. She then talks about the San Francisco Ubuntu 16.04 party that is happening on July 28th.

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:

The Planet

Ubuntu Women: Event Report: WWFS-FWD’2016, Kolkata

A. Mani gives us a report of a 2 day Workshop on Women in Free Software jointly organized by Ubuntu Women Project, Fedora Project and NSEC, Kolkata. She shares details about talks that she and others gave throughout the event, and reflects on some of the event logistics. The post concludes with a series of links to slides from speakers.

Canonical Design Team: See what our interns got up to and what they thought of our apps

Femma provides us with an overview of what Canonical’s interns have been up to over the past week. To provide them with real world experience as members of a design team, the interns were tasked with creating work experience posters and testing convergence tablets.

Simos Xenitellis: Playing around with LXD containers (LXC) on Ubuntu

Simos Xenitellis writes about LXD, another version of the LXC (Linux containers) on his blog. Linux containers are an operating system level VMs used for running multiple linux systems on a single kernel. He explores the various containers available in LXD through the LXC commands in the Ubuntu environment.

Timo Aaltonen: Intel Graphics Gen4 and Newer Now Defaults to Modesetting Driver on X

Timo Aaltonen tells us of a switch in Debian Unstable and Ubuntu Yakkety from xserver to modesetting for any Intel graphics Gen4 and up. While making a patch for Gen2 and 3 to use xserver with only 1 bug report so far.

Ubuntu Cloud News

In The Blogosphere

​The best Linux laptop: The 2016 Dell XPS 13

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols of ZDNet reviews the newly released Dell XPS 13 developer edition laptop. He talks about Dell’s improvements on its display, the computing power and also its improved battery power. He shares that the laptop comes with minimal negatives and in spite of being a bit pricey, it is still worth the buy.

Ubuntu Demo Wireless Convergence on Bq M10 Tablet

Joey-Elijah Sneddon from OMG! Ubuntu! gives us a peek into the soon to be released Over-the-air (OTA) update for its Bq Aquarius M10 Ubuntu Edition Slate. Following up with the wireless display technology released for Ubuntu phones in the earlier OTA-11 updates, Ubuntu now brings the wireless connections of its tablets to external monitors with its new update, the OTA-12.

The Meizu MX6 Made Official, Ubuntu Edition ‘Coming Soon’

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! Shares that Meizu has announced at a conference in China the much rumoured MX6 but with no Ubuntu version, yet. He writes that with it’s 10 cores, 4GB RAM and 32GB storage this phone is “a veritable beast” and shares that it will launch in China on July 30th at around $300.

Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition Review - The King of All Ubuntu Phones

Softpedia's Marius Nestor gives us a review of current top Ubuntu phone, the Meizu Pro 5. He goes from the full HD AMOLED screen, 21.16MP back cam and 5MP front all the way down to the Ubuntu Touch OS.

Three Years Ago Today Ubuntu Made Its Biggest Gamble

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes to remind us that it has hit three years since the famous Ubuntu Edge crowd-funding campaign. A campaign that reached 12.8 Million making it the most successful ever but still making it the most unsuccessful with it missing it’s 32 Million goal. He rounds out his post by reflecting on the state of the Ubuntu phone ecosystem today.

Women In Tech: Jane Silber, CEO Of Canonical

Seth Colaner from Tom's Hardware shares an interview he had with Jane Silber, the CEO of Canonical. Jane answers a wide variety of questions about her work in tech, her position at Canonical, Ubuntu Core, Convergence and much more.,32265.html

Kubuntu Podcast #14 – UbPorts interview with Marius Gripsgard

Ovidiu-Florin Bogdan, Rick Timmis and Aaron Honeycutt present #14 of the Kubuntu podcast where they chat about some of their latest work, interview Marius Gripsgard from the UbPorts project, report on some of the latest news from developers and more.

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: Ubuntu Podcast: S09E21 – Snapper Biscuit

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

We’re here again, just about! Two of us are snapping in Heidelberg.

In this week’s show:

  • We interview Snapcraft developers Sergio Schvezov and Kyle Fazzari about snap and Snapcraft, why they (snap and Snapcraft, not the developers) exist, the problem they solve, and some upcoming features..
  • We also discuss testing superglue preservation tips (we’ll report back on the success or otherwise in a future episode), and playing Pokémon GO around campus and RimWorld on Steam on Linux.

  • We share a Command Line Lurve, Cheat, which provides you with a cheatsheet (brief, handy help) for a command.
  • And we go over all your amazing feedback – thanks for sending it – please keep sending it!
  • This week’s cover image is taken from Wikimedia.

That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to or Tweet us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our Google+ page or comment on our sub-Reddit.

Full Circle Weekly News #27

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Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

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Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04, 15.10 and 16.04

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

Ubuntu 16.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2021


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