* The mouse that jumped
* Ubuntu Stats
* Cesar Sevilla: 1er Festival Universitario de Tecnologias Libres
* LoCo Events
* Stephane 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
* Canonical Design Team: Download Ubuntu Yakkety Yak 16.10 wallpaper
* Chris Glass: Making LXD Fly on Ubuntu
* Stephane Graber: Network Management with LXD (2.3+)
* Dustin Kirkland: Dirty COW was Livepatched in Ubuntu within Hours
* 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
=== 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. Jose Gregorio Hernandez in Maracaibo,
Venezuela. Article is in Spanish.
=== Stephane Graber: LXD is now available in the Ubuntu Snap Store ===
Stephane Graber reminds us about snaps and the benefits of having LXD
available in snap format. Stephane 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.
=== 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
=== 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
=== Stephane Graber: Network Management with LXD (2.3+) ===
Stephane 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. Stephane also links to sites
where more information can be found.
=== 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.
=== 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.
=== 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
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.
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."
=== 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
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.
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."
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.
* 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.
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