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 * The mouse that jumped
 * Ubuntu Stats
 * Cesar Sevilla: 1er Festival Universitario de Tecnologias Libres
 * Lo``Co Events
 * Stéphane Graber: LXD is now available in the Ubuntu Snap Store
 * Paul White: More on bug reports, September 1973 and a jumping mouse
 * Dustin Kirkland: Hotfix Your Ubuntu Kernels with the Canonical Livepatch Service!
 * Canonical Design Team: Download Ubuntu Yakkety Yak 16.10 wallpaper
 * Chris Glass: Making LXD Fly on Ubuntu
 * Stéphane Graber: Network Management with LXD (2.3+)
 * Dustin Kirkland: Dirty COW was Livepatched in Ubuntu within Hours of Publication
 * Ubuntu Cloud News
 * Marcos Costales: A new uWriter for Ubuntu Phone
 * Canonical News
 * In The Press
 * In The Blogosphere
 * Featured Audio and Video
 * Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
 * Upcoming Meetings and Events
 * Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04, 16.04 and 16.10
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Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! Reminds us that 12 years has passed since Mark Shuttleworth’s announcement of the release of ubuntu 4.10 which was code-named Warty Warthog. He quotes from that announcement, highlights some of the features of the first release and ends by writing: “Ubuntu was a game-changer from the get-go. In the 12 years since that release the project has grown in almost every area, ambition, scale, innovation and popularity.” Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! reminds us that 12 years has passed since Mark Shuttleworth’s announcement of the release of Ubuntu 4.10 which was code-named Warty Warthog. He quotes from that announcement, highlights some of the features of the first release and ends by writing: “Ubuntu was a game-changer from the get-go. In the 12 years since that release the project has grown in almost every area, ambition, scale, innovation and popularity.”


Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. The mouse that jumped
  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. Cesar Sevilla: 1er Festival Universitario de Tecnologias Libres
  5. LoCo Events
  6. The Planet
    1. Stéphane Graber: LXD is now available in the Ubuntu Snap Store
    2. Paul White: More on bug reports, September 1973 and a jumping mouse
    3. Dustin Kirkland: Hotfix Your Ubuntu Kernels with the Canonical Livepatch Service!
    4. Canonical Design Team: Download Ubuntu Yakkety Yak 16.10 wallpaper
    5. Chris Glass: Making LXD Fly on Ubuntu
    6. Stéphane Graber: Network Management with LXD (2.3+)
    7. Dustin Kirkland: Dirty COW was Livepatched in Ubuntu within Hours of Publication
  7. Ubuntu Cloud News
  8. Ubuntu Phone News
    1. Marcos Costales: A new uWriter for Ubuntu Phone
  9. Canonical News
  10. In The Press
    1. Why the IoT security nightmare could be a dream for Ubuntu
    2. Ubuntu 16.10: Yakkety Yak... Unity 8's not wack
  11. In The Blogosphere
    1. Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop Gaming Benchmarks: Unity, GNOME, Xfce, LXDE, KDE, Openbox, MATE
    2. Ubuntu 16.10 Review
    3. 7 Best Features Of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak
    4. Canonical Ltd.'s Ubuntu Core
    5. Happy 12th Birthday, Ubuntu!
  12. Featured Audio and Video
    1. Ubuntu snaps: from Zero to Hero
    2. S09E34 – The Mutant Killer Zombie Manhattan Project Thingy - Ubuntu Podcast
    3. Ubuntu Community Team Q&A - 25th October 2016
    4. S09E35 - Red Nun - Ubuntu Podcast
  13. Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  14. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  15. Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04, 16.04 and 16.10
    1. Security Updates
    2. Ubuntu 12.04 Updates
    3. Ubuntu 14.04 Updates
    4. Ubuntu 16.04 Updates
    5. Ubuntu 16.10 Updates
  16. Subscribe
  17. Archives
  18. Additional Ubuntu News
  19. Conclusion
  20. Credits
  21. Glossary of Terms
  22. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  23. Feedback

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 485 for the weeks October 17 - 30, 2016.

In This Issue

  • The mouse that jumped
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Cesar Sevilla: 1er Festival Universitario de Tecnologias Libres
  • LoCo Events

  • Stéphane Graber: LXD is now available in the Ubuntu Snap Store
  • Paul White: More on bug reports, September 1973 and a jumping mouse
  • Dustin Kirkland: Hotfix Your Ubuntu Kernels with the Canonical Livepatch Service!
  • Canonical Design Team: Download Ubuntu Yakkety Yak 16.10 wallpaper
  • Chris Glass: Making LXD Fly on Ubuntu
  • Stéphane Graber: Network Management with LXD (2.3+)
  • Dustin Kirkland: Dirty COW was Livepatched in Ubuntu within Hours of Publication
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Marcos Costales: A new uWriter for Ubuntu Phone
  • Canonical News
  • In The Press
  • In The Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04, 16.04 and 16.10
  • And much more!

General Community News

The mouse that jumped

Mark Shuttleworth writes that the Ubuntu community is diverse both in its background and the devices that it uses. He says that we are a tiny part of the giant world market needing to be fast and agile, and concludes with the announcement that Ubuntu 17.04 will be code named Zesty Zapus.

http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1512

Other outlets covered the news of the 17.04 release codename, including:

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (126930) +427 over the last 2 weeks
  • Critical (376) -15 over the last 2 weeks
  • Unconfirmed (62714) +243 over the last 2 weeks

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: Rinzwind (http://askubuntu.com/users/15811/rinzwind), Kaz Wolfe (http://askubuntu.com/users/208574/kaz-wolfe), Zanna (http://askubuntu.com/users/527764/zanna), heemayl (http://askubuntu.com/users/216503/heemayl) and muru (http://askubuntu.com/users/158442/muru)

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

LoCo News

Cesar Sevilla: 1er Festival Universitario de Tecnologias Libres

Cesar Sevilla shares details and goals of the upcoming Festival Universitario de Tecnologias Libres taking place from November 11-12th at the Universidad Dr. José Gregorio Hernández in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Article is in Spanish.

https://cesarsevilla.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/1er-festival-universitario-de-tecnologias-libres/

LoCo Events

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

Stéphane Graber: LXD is now available in the Ubuntu Snap Store

Stéphane Graber reminds us about snaps and the benefits of having LXD available in snap format. Stéphane provides commands to install the LXD snap on Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10, then tells us about our choices regarding the three channels that the LXD snap is provided in.

https://www.stgraber.org/2016/10/17/lxd-snap-available/

Paul White: More on bug reports, September 1973 and a jumping mouse

Paul White writes again about bug reports saying that vague and incomplete bug reports are of little to no use so he asks for them to include the version of Ubuntu Desktop used and as much information as possible which will help identify the package at fault. He says that many users that have filed bugs would have received better help had they gone first to the Ubuntu Forums, Ask Ubuntu, or Launchpad Answers. Paul provides a number of links for further reading on reporting bugs.

http://blog.pcw.me.uk/2016/10/more-on-bug-reports-september-1973-and.html

Dustin Kirkland: Hotfix Your Ubuntu Kernels with the Canonical Livepatch Service!

Dustin Kirkland provides an overview of how to use the recently released Canonical Livepatch Service on systems running Ubuntu 16.04 and says that with this new service, users may safely download and install Linux livepatches through an encrypted stream. This allows users to conveniently apply security updates without rebooting their entire system.

http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2016/10/canonical-livepatch.html

Canonical Design Team: Download Ubuntu Yakkety Yak 16.10 wallpaper

Grazina Borosko shares a link for downloading Ubuntu 16.10’s wallpaper. She also links to an article that outlines the design process for the new wallpaper.

http://design.canonical.com/2016/10/download-ubuntu-yakkety-yak-16-10-wallpaper/

Chris Glass: Making LXD Fly on Ubuntu

Chris Glass tells us that instead of using LXC he now uses LXD. He records how he made containers use his own host as an apt proxy and shows us all the commands needed to do this.

https://tribaal.io/making-lxd-fly-on-ubuntu-as-well.html

Stéphane Graber: Network Management with LXD (2.3+)

Stéphane Graber writes about LXD networking in 16.04. Originally networking was external to LXD, but there is now a networking management API in LXD 2.3. He provides an overview of the new networking capabilities, with commands used to enable, examine, attaching, using DHCP, DNS and tunnels. Stéphane also links to sites where more information can be found.

https://www.stgraber.org/2016/10/27/network-management-with-lxd-2-3/

Dustin Kirkland: Dirty COW was Livepatched in Ubuntu within Hours of Publication

Dustin Kirkland writes about the recent Dirty COW security vulnerability, shows a demonstration of the vulnerability in action and explains how the new livepatch capability can be used to quickly patch it on Ubuntu.

http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2016/10/dirty-cow-livepatched-in-ubuntu.html

Ubuntu Cloud News

Ubuntu Phone News

Marcos Costales: A new uWriter for Ubuntu Phone

Marcos Costales writes briefly about a new release of uWriter, which is an offline text editor for Ubuntu Touch. He shares screenshots and the new location of files stored on the device.

http://thinkonbytes.blogspot.com/2016/10/a-new-uwriter-for-ubuntu-phone.html

Canonical News

In The Press

Why the IoT security nightmare could be a dream for Ubuntu

Glyn Moody from Ars Technica writes about Mark Shuttleworth’s talk at OSCON in London about the Internet of Things (IoT). He highlights some facts on Mark’s slides, Snaps, and how that connects to IoT.

http://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2016/10/ubuntu-snap-packaging-internet-of-things-security/

Ubuntu 16.10: Yakkety Yak... Unity 8's not wack

Scott Gilbertson of The Register shares his in depth review of the newly released Ubuntu 16.10. He concludes that although the release is not without its faults (particularly the instability of Unity 8), users may yet wish to upgrade to the new release in order to take advantage of updates to the kernel, Software Center and GNOME packages.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/10/18/ubuntu_1610_review/

In The Blogosphere

Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop Gaming Benchmarks: Unity, GNOME, Xfce, LXDE, KDE, Openbox, MATE

Michael Larabel, writing for Phoronix, responds to requests for OpenGL benchmarks now that Ubuntu 16.10 has been released. He shows us the results after comparing Unity against six other desktop options and notes that the slowest, in an “out-of-the-box” configuration as packaged in Ubuntu, were Xfce and MATE.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu-1610-desktops&num=1

Ubuntu 16.10 Review

Mike Johnson of CMS Critic shares his review of Ubuntu 16.10 with us noting that it is one of the easiest distributions to install but doesn’t look much different to previous releases. He says of the Unity 8 preview: “it is simply awful looking” and goes on to show us how it can be accessed. Mike goes on to review some of the updated applications and includes in his summary: “Overall, I'd say this felt like a typical Ubuntu release, at least from a desktop perspective.”

https://www.cmscritic.com/ubuntu-16.10-review/

7 Best Features Of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak

Aditya Tiwari of Fossbytes takes quick look at the best features of Ubuntu 16.10 which updated versions of the kernel, nautilus, GNOME, an extra job for systemd, changes to GPG, a developer preview of Unity 8 and many updated applications. He reminds us that the release is supported for nine months and points us to where it can be downloaded from.

https://fossbytes.com/7-best-features-in-ubuntu-16-10-yakkety-yak/

Canonical Ltd.'s Ubuntu Core

James Gray, writing for Linux Journal, gives us a summary of Ubuntu Core which he says Canonical describes as: “the ideal platform for developers in the semiconductor arena for deploying large numbers of IoT devices due to its secure and open-source design, transactional updates that are fast and reliable and its small footprint.” He informs us that the UcRobotics' Bubblegum-96 board is the latest addition to the list of supported devices.

http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/canonical-ltds-ubuntu-core

Happy 12th Birthday, Ubuntu!

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! reminds us that 12 years has passed since Mark Shuttleworth’s announcement of the release of Ubuntu 4.10 which was code-named Warty Warthog. He quotes from that announcement, highlights some of the features of the first release and ends by writing: “Ubuntu was a game-changer from the get-go. In the 12 years since that release the project has grown in almost every area, ambition, scale, innovation and popularity.”

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/10/ubuntu-12th-birthday

Ubuntu snaps: from Zero to Hero

Didier Roche presents a video tutorial entitled “Ubuntu snaps: from Zero to Hero” in which he talks about the Linux cross-distro application packaging format called snaps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM6m2Ju7-lE

S09E34 – The Mutant Killer Zombie Manhattan Project Thingy - Ubuntu Podcast

The three amigos are back with our new amiga!

In this week’s show:

  • We discuss going to a Randall Munroe book signing of What If? and Thing Explainer and getting extra signed copies for you to try and win in a competition!
  • We share a Command Line Lurve: direnv – An environment switcher for the shell
  • We also discuss fixing bugs in Ubuntu and visiting Barcelona.
  • and more.

http://ubuntupodcast.org/2016/10/20/s09e34-the-mutant-killer-zombie-manhattan-project-thingy/

Ubuntu Community Team Q&A - 25th October 2016

Alan Pope and Daniel Holbach host another Ubuntu Community Q&A in which they answer questions that are put to them on iRC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LWZ3at-zhw

S09E35 - Red Nun - Ubuntu Podcast

We are four, made whole by a new guest presenter.

In this week's show:

  • We discuss the news
  • Ubuntu 16.10 has been released, along with all the flavours
  • Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.10 has been Released
  • Ubuntu 17.04 is named “Zesty Zapus”
  • A security vulnerability involving an unkempt bovine
  • Canonical has announced live kernel patching for Ubuntu
  • Happy 12th birthday to Ubuntu!
  • We mention some events
  • and more.

http://ubuntupodcast.org/2016/10/27/s09e35-red-nun/

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, 16.04 and 16.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2019

Ubuntu 16.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2021

Ubuntu 16.10 Updates

End of Life - July 2017

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