Ubuntu 16.04 Released

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  1. Joxx

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    Looks like Canonical is doing things the right way nowadays.

    Not rushing software, so no Unity 8, which is a great thing for stability (Unity 7 has a really good performance).

    The Software Boutique which is a nice idea, makes it really easy for newbies to install software without having to add the PPA's, add the KEY, refresh the package manager, yada-yada.

    And Snappy, which is not something new (openSUSE and others have been doing this for years while Canonical was busy on the mobile market), but nevertheless a good addition for Ubuntu.

    In fact, this kind of package management should be default on all distros, all of them should use ONE standard for managing this sort of format.

    Other than that, nothing too impressive as usual.
     
  3. Kyle1420

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    Can't say I'm too pleased about this, AMD's open source drivers aren't up to scratch yet, and 16.04 isn't supporting proprietary.. Whelp, that puts a halt gaming for a while.
     
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    What is 16.04 LTS eol support date?
     
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    End of life date is April 2021
     
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    Well cool, I will try it as soon as I find the time. I just put 14.04 in my X220. I started with Mint but this machine is going to be the portable version of my W520 and I'm setting it up with the same OSes, software and VMs. There is definitely room in it to test 16.04 as well.
     
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    I upgraded from 14.04 to 16.04 the day before yesterday. I did all the testing I needed using a live USB first.
     
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    16.04 sets the BIOS clock to UTC even when it is showing local time in the OS. So if you are multi-booting with a Windows OS, the Windows OS clock will show UTC on the next boot.

    With previous versions of Ubuntu you could edit /etc/default/rcS and this didn't happen. But 16.04 /etc/default/rcS doesn't have the UTC option.

    Anyone have an answer to the UTC issue?
     
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    How is 16.04 running for you vasa? I've heard it can be a bit buggy. I don't plan on upgrading yet but I'm interested in what experienced long term Ubuntu users, like yourself, think of 16.04 overall. Thanks.
     
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    As I mentioned, I tested it as thoroughly as I could with the all applications I use. I went ahead because I was satisfied. I'm not saying it's bug-free. Just that no bug bit me during my testing and till now using the release version ;)

    Of course, a cautious person may want to wait till the first point release around August 2016.
     
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    OK thanks. I'm curious about 16.04 LTS as it seems to incorporate some interesting changes.
     
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    It does indeed !
    And it also excludes some previous features that upset many users with privacy and security concerns ( ie most of us on here ! ).
    eg. Unity-shopping-lens , which sent all browsing details to Amazon

    Don't know about systemd though , I'm guessing it may still be there by default.
    It might be OK for most users , but for me it would be a total " deal-breaker " .... that link explains why .
     
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    That is still there but a user has to enable it. It isn't on by default.
     
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    Is there an "adjustime" (if memory serves well) file in /etc ?
    If so, the third line should read LOCAL instead of UTC.
    Did you try adding UTC=no to rcS ?
     
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    @vasa1
    Yes that is correct , but that's not the case with systemd .
    The user would have to remove or disable it , if that is even possible with Ubuntu ?
    I honestly don't know ..... I've only played with Ubuntu over the years and it is not my distro of choice.
    ..... and that is one of the reasons.
     
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    No I don't .

    And I agree .... it is a royal pain in the "posterior" :)

    It even happens when you run it from a Live USB !

    @mods
    maybe we should merge this with the other Ubuntu 16.04 thread ?
     
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    This has been a problem in Debian and Debian-bases distros for a long time, but I don't remember Ubuntu doing this in the past.

    I installed Ubuntu from the mini.iso which is like a Debian expert installer, and at the end it asked me: "Is the system clock set to UCT?". I just answer "NO".

    And don't forget to not click the "Configure Clock" option.
     
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    @quietman my reply was limited to the lens part of your post. It didn't deal with systemd.
     
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    This is how I remember it too. You have to change one line to read LOCAL instead of UTC. That's what used to work for me dual booting.
     
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    The Shopping Lens has never bothered me and I haven't even disabled it. And it didn't actually send browsing details to Amazon anyway. I doubt I'll upgrade from Trusty soon. systemd has never bothered me either, neither has ArchLinux for that matter.

    To be honest, I'm more interested in the inherent stability of 16.04 and what people who have ran it have experienced in this respect.
     
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    I would try adding it if it isn't there by default. As I remember, the default is UTC if it isn't specified by "UTC=Yes". So it could be as simple as adding "UTC=no" to the default rcS file.
     
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    If they used the same configuration with debian jessie the time setting should be in the file
    "/etc/adjtime"

    Panagiotis
     
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