UbuntuBSD 16.04 “A New Hope” Beta 1 Now Available Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Dubbed “A New Hope,” the UbuntuBSD 16.04 Beta 1 release is based on Canonical’s Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) GNU/Linux distribution and borrows the kernel from the FreeBSD 10.3 operating system. As usual, Xfce is used as the default desktop environment, and the OS features a new init system based on OpenRC and BusyBox. UbuntuBSD

The best Linux laptop: The 2016 Dell XPS 13

Make no mistake about it. The 2016 Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop is wonderful. It’s fast, its display is gorgeous, and, at less than three pounds, you can carry and code with it anywhere. But, oh, that price tag! The system itself is powered by a dual-core, 2.2GHz 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6560U Skylake

Star Cloud PCG03U is a compact Ubuntu PC for $90

Chinese device maker has been offering tiny Windows and Android computers for a few years, but the company first came to my attention back in 2012 when I learned that the Android-powered Mele A1000 TV box was also able to run Linux. This year the company started selling some products with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed, and

Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS to Deliver the Kernel & Graphics Stack from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

On August 4, 2016, Canonical will announce the fifth and last point release of its long-term supported Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system, Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS. Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS (Trusty Tahr) will offer users the latest Linux kernel and graphics stacks from the current LTS (Long Term Support) version of the operating system, Ubuntu

Getting started: Creating Ubuntu Apps with Cordova

A few weeks ago we participated in Phonegap Day EU. It was a great opportunity to meet with the Cordova development team and we had a range of app developers gather for this occasion. The latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS release was demoed, running on a brand new BQ M10 tablet in convergence mode. Creating responsive […]

Digital Signage meets IoT Series continues!

Last month we kicked off our first in our Digital Signage meets IoT series focusing on Building success with a RaspberryPi. It was a great session from Screenly founder, Viktor Petersson and Sixteen:Nine editor Dave Haynes who touched on industry trends, disruptive effects on hardware costs and adoption of agile software. If you missed the […]

Review: Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS shines

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) represents the first release from Canonical to deliver long-term support since 2011 (version 14). While the latest improvements may not be entirely revolutionary, Ubuntu 16.04 rounds up exciting features to fortify the server base and enhance the desktop experience. One of the key updates in this release comes by way

e-shelter and Canonical launch Joint Managed OpenStack Private Cloud

Quick, easy and cost-predictable way to get a fully functional OpenStack cloud Built on Ubuntu OpenStack and using application management tools Juju and MaaS Fully managed cloud service takes away the hassle of day to day IT operations Frankfurt, Germany and London, U.K. 5th July, 2016 – e-shelter, leading data center operator in Europe and […]

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon and MATE Editions Officially Released

After being available to download for the past couple of days, the leader of the Ubuntu-based operating system has made the release official, allowing users to download the final Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon and MATE editions from a mirror close to them, or via the project’s torrent links. Prominent features of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah”

Certified Ubuntu Images Available in SoftLayer

We are excited to announce today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company and a world-leading IaaS provider, is now an Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud partner for Ubuntu guest images. For users, this means you can now harness the value of the best Ubuntu user experience, optimized for SoftLayer bare metal and virtual servers: Ubuntu cloud guest […]

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” MATE released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” MATE Edition. Linux Mint 18 Sarah MATE Edition Linux Mint 18 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable […]

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon Edition. Linux Mint 18 Sarah Cinnamon Edition Linux Mint 18 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable […]

Monthly News – June 2016

News The Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 18 will be announced this week. They successfully passed QA (quality testing) yesterday and they’re on their way towards a stable release. I’d like to thank all the people who participated in testing the BETA. Your feedback helped us a lot: 1229 comments were processed, 64 […]

Canonical Is Considering Dropping Support for 32-bit PCs After Ubuntu 18.10

Canonical’s Dimitri John Ledkov laid down an example draft plan on how Canonical will deal with 32-bit (i386) support for upcoming Ubuntu Linux releases. This is not the first time Ubuntu developers are discussing the matter of Canonical dropping support for 32-bit PCs, but each time a developer re-opens the topic, things are getting much

HOWTO: Host your own SNAP store!

SNAPs are the cross-distro, cross-cloud, cross-device Linux packaging format of the future.  And we’re already hosting a fantastic catalog of SNAPs in the SNAP store provided by Canonical.  Developers are welcome to publish their software for…

New Nextbit OS based on Android N launching in Q4 with significant battery life improvements

Nextbit’s marquee feature for the Robin intelligently manages storage by backing it up to the cloud for easy access and restore. Now a new version of Nextbit OS launching in Q4 hopes to deliver significantly longer battery life through similar intelligence too. The announcement is lacking on specific details and numbers, but Nextbit is not

HOWTO: Classic, apt-based Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server on the rpi2!

Classic Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, on an rpi2Hopefully by now you’re well aware of Ubuntu Core — the snappiest way to run Ubuntu on a Raspberry Pi…But have you ever wanted to run classic (apt/deb) Ubuntu Server on a RaspberryPi2?Well, you’re in luck! &n…

Entroware Releases Powerful Linux Gaming Laptop with Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE 16.04

Athena, Entroware’s first 17-inch Linux gaming laptop that comes with either the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) with the modern Unity interface or Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS for those who want a more customizable and lightweight desktop environment on their already high-performant workstation. Entroware Athena is a high-performant gaming laptop. Why? Because it ships with

Logic Supply Launches CL100 Ultra-Compact Mini-PC Powered by Ubuntu or Windows

The CL100 was supposed to be unveiled at the Digital Signage Expo 2016 at the end of March, and now it is finally available for purchase from the company’s website for the mere price of $302 (€270) without a primary storage device or $347 (€310) with a 32GB mSATA SSD. Commercialized by Logic Supply as

Ubuntu Core Now Ready for Screenly, a Digital Signage Solution for Raspberry Pi

Canonical has announced a partnership with Screenly to bring the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system to the world’s most popular digital signage solution for the Raspberry Pi. As many of you are already aware from our previous coverage, Snappy Ubuntu Core is a slimmed-down version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, engineered by Canonical for