Mark Shuttleworth Kicks Off Ubuntu 16.04 Development Discussions
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 4 November 2015 at 09:26 AM EST. 1 Comment
UBUNTU --
The Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 16.04 began yesterday with a keynote by Mark Shuttleworth.

The video is embedded below for those interested in detail what Mark had to say during his nearly hour-long talk. Among the focuses were reiterating that Ubuntu 16.04 is a Long-Term Support (LTS) release, work is ongoing towards the Ubuntu convergence goals and they are making progress, and also talk of Ubuntu in other areas like drones.

Mark is striving to "make all things brilliant" from free firmware to the Snappy package manager. While their phone/convergence work is most often what's talked about by the media, they are continuing to work on expanding Ubuntu's dominance in the cloud. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS should be another great release for cloud/servers and they are going to keep pushing LXD as "the world's fastest hypervisor."


On a related note, here's also a Unity 8 convergence "show and tell" of the latest work happening on that front:


This week's UOS runs through Thursday.
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