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== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Released ===
Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, announces the release of Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS for desktop, server and cloud platforms. Key features of this release include security updates, bug fixes, and increased stability. This release is also available for all major flavor distributions.
=== Dustin Kirkland: Kubernetes InstallFest at ContainerWorld -- Feb 21, 2017! ===
Dustin Kirkland writes that Canonical devs have been busy fine-tuning Kubernetes, Docker and LXD for Ubuntu. Only two provided commands are needed to have a minimal Kubernetes run on a Ubuntu 16.04 Dustin writes that he'll be in Santa Clara this week and on Tuesday February 21, 2017 is giving a Kubernetes installfest workshop where all those attending will get to run a Kubernetes cluster on a public cloud, or their own Ubuntu laptop or VM. On Wednesday Dustin is giving a talk entitled "Using the Right Container Technology for the Job", and if unable to attend you can catch up with a 30-minute podcast with David Daly (link provided).
Simos Xenitellis provides a link to the webinar from @DellCarePRO titled Ubuntu Basic Webinar. Along with the aforementioned link, he also includes a series of screen captures taking you through the Webinar.
=== Valorie Zimmerman: Folding, origami, and Folding@Home ===
Valorie Zimmerman tells us briefly about joining the Ubuntu Folding@Home team. She explains why she found participation valuable and provides links to both the Ubuntu team and the broader project for those interested in learning more.
=== GPD Pocket: This Tiny Laptop Fits In Your Pocket, Runs Ubuntu Linux And Windows 10 ===
Adarsh Verma for Fossbytes writes about the GPD Pocket, a pocket size laptop that runs Ubuntu. The laptop was fundraised via Indiegogo, and "hit its $200,000 funding target on Indiegogo within hours of launch." He highlights the specifications and provides link where you can purchase them.
=== This Microsoft Surface Killer Costs $369 and Can Also Run Ubuntu ===
Bogdan Popa from Softpedia writes about the Chuwi Hi13, an alternative to Microsoft's 2-in-1 Surface, but running Ubuntu. He writes, "presented at CES earlier this year, the Chuwi Hi13 will be launched on February 20 and will be available for pre-order the same day, coming with a price that really makes it an intriguing product for those looking for a 2-in-1 running Windows 10."
=== Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Has Entered Feature Freeze, Beta Lands on February 23 ===
Marius Nestor from Softpedia writes about Ubuntu 17.04 (codenamed Zesty Zapus) entering the feature freeze stage of its development cycle. He writes, "...February 16 marks both the Feature Freeze and Debian Import Freeze stages of development for Ubuntu 17.04, which means that application developers are no longer allowed to push new features to the upcoming operating systems, but only bugfix releases of their packages that address critical bugs."
=== Snap URL Support Is Coming to Ubuntu Software ===
Joey Sneddon from OMG! Ubuntu! digs through automated emails on the xenial-changes mailing list to find and write about the addition of the Snap URL support to Ubuntu Software. He explains why this change is important to usability of snaps for users.
=== Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 LTS Out Now for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 with MATE 1.16.1 ===
Marius Nestor from Softpedia writes about the recent release of Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 LTS for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3, announced by Martin Wimpress. He goes into details from Martin about the optimizations focused on for the devices and provides a link to download the images from the official site.
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