"Ubuntu is Everywhere"

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  1. amarildojr

    amarildojr Registered Member

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    https://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/04/07/ubuntu-is-everywhere/
     
  2. oliverjia

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    Thanks for the heads-up. Good to know Ubuntu is actually doing so many useful things, in addition to its contribution to FOSS.
     
  3. Kerodo

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    Pretty impressive.
     
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    The article (if one can call it that) is spread like an advertisement and thin on hard data, some of it repeated or recounted or misrepresented,
    but considering the author's credentials
    yes Alexia, we all know how lead generation strategies is a game changer... silly me for wasting time trying to understand such arid topics as fractional reserve banking
     
  6. Kerodo

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    @Joxx So what's your point? I don't think it was meant to be disected, analysed and obsessed upon. It was just a light look at what's coming. :)
     
  7. oliverjia

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    There are a lot of changes and new features happened in 16.04 LTS. I anticipate there would be some persistent bugs hidden with it for a while after release. I'll wait for about 3 months after its release before I'll try to replace my 14.04.4 with it.
     
  8. Kerodo

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    I've got 14.04.4 here and imaged. I think I might give 16.04 a shot when it's released. The LTS versions are usually pretty clean in my experience. But you're right, there maybe be some adjustments to be made for a while.. I'm anxious to install it and check things out.
     
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    Redhat & Canonical are commercial enterprises that offer commercial support. Obviously that's going to give them an edge over other Linux distros that do not offer Linux support in commercial environments.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/janakir...untu-is-killing-it-in-the-cloud/#896c4e119a2f

     
  10. MisterB

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    That pretty much nails it. All the advantages and disadvantages of Ubuntu lie in that fact. You get professionalism, yes, but commercialism as well.

    Dual booting both versions would be the easiest way and not very difficult to set up given the amount of disk space needed for an Ubuntu partition. I will set it up on a second disk to test and keep using 14.04 as my main Ubuntu system on my W520 and just set up a VM for quick testing.
     
  11. vasa1

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    I try Lubuntu 16.04 out on a Live USB every other day or so. I don't use persistence because that runs very slowly on my low spec system. The live USB is really snappy. I keep my local iso updated by running zsync. So far, I haven't had any difficulties. I'll be torrenting the final version and doing a clean install ASAP thereafter.

    For those moving from 15.10 to 16.04, there may not be many changes but for those of us moving from 14.04, there'll be quite a few.

    Because of some issues at Mozilla's end, Firefox 46 may not make it although updates in a few days later will bring us Fx 46. Both Firefox and LibreOffice will be gtk3 and not gtk2. Shouldn't really bother me much.

    gtk3 will move from 3.10 to 3.18. (Ubuntu's not in sync with the GNOME project, otherwise they could have provided 3.20 for 16.04.)

    The kernel will be 4.something as opposed to 3.13 (for those of us who didn't go the HWE route).

    Oh, and they're pushing apt instead of apt-get. Documentation is hard to come by on that and I've heard that a lot of bash completions don't work.

    The man page for apt on 16.04 has this:
    So they can't honestly tell users to RTFM ;)
     
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