* Welcome New Members and Developers
* Ubuntu Stats
* Arizona Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Release Party 3.0 Final Report
* Upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 presentations in Felton and San Francisco
* Announcing Ubuntu at Texas Linux Fest 2016
* Daniel Holbach: Being among the first in a new community
* Dustin Kirkland: HOWTO: Classic, apt-based Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server
on the rpi2!
* Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Snapd 2.0.9: full snap confinement on
* Kubuntu: Kubuntu Dojo 2 - Kubuntu Ninjas
* Xubuntu: Looking for memorable and fun Xubuntu stories!
* Dustin Kirkland: HOWTO: Host your own SNAP store!
* Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations
* Ubuntu Cloud News
* In The Blogosphere
* Full Circle Magazine #110
* Other Articles of Interest
* 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 ==
=== Welcome New Members and Developers ===
On behalf of the Ubuntu Forums Council, David Pires writes to inform
that vasa1's application for Ubuntu Membership was accepted:
=== Arizona Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Release Party 3.0 Final Report ===
MajB writes a summary on their Xenial Xerus release party which was
held on April 21, 2016. He raves that the party was a success. He
states that there were technical discussions about systemd, writing
ISOs to USB sticks, and plans for the future.
=== Upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 presentations in Felton and San Francisco ===
Elizabeth K. Joseph provides us with details concerning her upcoming
Ubuntu 16.04 presentations in Felton and San Francisco. The article
contains details concerning where and when the presentations will be
held in addition to an RSVP link for the San Francisco release party
=== Announcing Ubuntu at Texas Linux Fest 2016 ===
Jose Antonio Rey announces that Ubuntu will have a presence at Texas
Linux Fest 2016, July 8-9th. He states that there will be Ubuntu
computers, as well as some Nexus 4 phones running Ubuntu to
=== Daniel Holbach: Being among the first in a new community ===
Daniel Holbach tells us about Snappy Playpen; a project where early
snap contributors hung out and thrashed out ideas and problems, and
even had fun. Daniel lists some of the achievements before inviting
you to come join the fun in week 3 concentrating on server apps and
electron based apps. Finally Daniel thanks those involved.
=== Dustin Kirkland: HOWTO: Classic, apt-based Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server
on the rpi2! ===
Dustin Kirkland blogs about Ubuntu Core being the "snappiest way" to
run Ubuntu on a Raspberry Pi 2. If however you still want to run the
classic apt/deb, Dustin provides instructions to download and write to
microSD the Pi image with further instructions about its use.
=== Xubuntu: Looking for memorable and fun Xubuntu stories! ===
To celebrate Xubuntu's tenth birthday a new campaign and competition
is being announced. If you have a fun or memorable Xubuntu story you
may wish to enter the competition. Prizes are five sets of Xubuntu
stickers from UnixStickers.com with two also receiving Xubuntu
=== Dustin Kirkland: HOWTO: Host your own SNAP store! ===
Dustin Kirkland provides us with an overview of how to setup a SNAP
store on any platform that supports SNAPs. This guide reveals how
simple it is to create and use SNAP stores to distribute software
across Ubuntu devices.
=== Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations ===
Svetlana Belkin announces that seven members of the Membership Board
are nearing the end of their two year term, and a call out for members
who'd like to be considered for the Board to apply/be nominated.
What's required and how to apply is detailed, and applications close
July 1st @ 12:00 UTC.
Matt Hartley of Datamation writes that "one of the most common issues
I see among newer Linux users is the desire to upgrade their
distribution needlessly to a new bleeding-edge version." In this
article he lets us know why people would be "better off" sticking to a
stable version, citing an Ubuntu LTS, that has been out for a while.
=== Canonical changes the game by announcing universal snap packages ===
"Canonical had a game changing announcement up its sleeve, one that
could seriously shift the Linux landscape." Jack Wallen explains why
universal snap packages are a major step forward for Linux and open
=== Shuttleworth Doesn't Expect Other OSes to Want to Fetch Snaps from
Ubuntu Store ===
Marius Nestor of Softpedia reports on Mark Shuttleworth's responses to
criticism over the the Snappy server not being released with the
broader Snaps announcement. He writes that according to Mark
Shuttleworth, "the simplest approach for application developers to
deliver their apps as Snaps from their own store would be to offer
them over HTTP."
=== Intel Skylake Graphics: Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 + Latest
Open-Source Driver Code ===
Michael Larabel of Phoronix shares the results of his latest tests of
the Intel Skylake graphics on Windows versus the latest open source
drivers on Ubuntu 16.04. After sharing a series of results, he writes:
"While the open-source Intel driver stack is getting faster in some of
the tests with Linux 4.7 and Mesa 12.1-dev, the Linux numbers across
the board for GpuTest were noticeably slower compared to Windows 10
Pro x64 with the latest Intel proprietary driver."
Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community
are proud to announce the release of issue one hundred and ten.
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Python, Install Ubuntu with Clonezilla & VirtualBox, and
Migrating From VAX
* Graphics : Inkscape
* Linux Labs: Ubuntu on my Chromebook and Small LTSP Installation Pt. 2
* Book Review: Learn to program with Minecraft
* Ubuntu Games: Dota 2 Reborn, and Vassal
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