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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Struck By A Last-Minute Delay

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS was already twice delayed for different technical reasons. Approaching one month late from the original time table, 16.04.2 was supposed to ship today but that will no longer happen.

9 February 2017 - Ubuntu 16.04.2 - 32 Comments
Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed A Second Time

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS was supposed to ship in mid-January and then up until today was expected to be released on Thursday. But now it's being delayed at least one more week.

31 January 2017 - Ubuntu 16.04.2 - 16 Comments
Ubuntu 17.04 Spins Do Their Lone Alpha Release

After last month's planned Ubuntu 17.04 Alpha 1 release for opt-in flavors didn't happen, the Zesty Alpha 2 debut happened today as what is now the only alpha release for the upcoming Zesty Zapus.

27 January 2017 - Ubuntu 17.04 Alpha - 9 Comments
Another Veteran Ubuntu Member Is Leaving Canonical

Well, this is a bit strange and hopefully just developers looking to recharge and find new endeavors for 2017 as opposed to any exodus, but just hours after writing about Martin Pitt leaving Canonical to join Red Hat, another longtime Ubuntu developer is leaving the company too.

13 December 2016 - Daniel Holbach - 36 Comments
Ubuntu Prepping Its 16.04 "Rolling HWE Kernel"

Similar to past Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) releases, Ubuntu 16.04.2 and beyond will feature hardware enablement kernels back-ported from newer Ubuntu releases in order to allow new hardware to work on these older LTS releases, but now the Xenial Xerus is switching to a concept of a "rolling HWE kernel."

28 November 2016 - Ubuntu LTS Rolling Kernel - 17 Comments
Mir/Ubuntu Developer Talks Up Mir Outside Of Unity 8

Most talk these days of Ubuntu's Unity 8 next-gen desktop experience and their Mir display server goes hand-in-hand since the change-over is planned in-step before Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, but there's a new Ubuntu Insights blog post up working to promote Mir as more than just tech for the Unity 8 desktop.

28 November 2016 - Mir Abstractions - 24 Comments
Ubuntu Developers Continue Talks To Discontinue i386 & PowerPC Images

Discussed today during the Ubuntu 17.04 Online Summit was the dwindling state of PowerPC (32-bit PPC) and i386 (x86 32-bit) support for Ubuntu and overall Linux for that matter. Images are still being produced but likely for not much longer although the package archives are anticipated to remain.

16 November 2016 - Ubuntu i386 PowerPC Fall - 3 Comments

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