Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is Out Now!

Tiba sããtnya untuk upgrade dari Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ke versi terbarunya.

LTS andalan kependekan dari  “Long Term Support”.

Versi Ubuntu Desktop dan Server dirilis setiap enam bulan sekali. Artinya setiap enam bulan penggunanya dapat melakukan upgrade ke versi terakhir secara “free”. Sedangkan versi LTS dirilis setiap dua tahun. Sebelumnya versi LTS mendapatkan dukungan selama tiga tahun untuk Desktop dan lima tahun untuk Servers. Namun sejak Ubuntu 12.04 baik Desktop maupun Server mendapatkan dukungan selama lima tahun.

Menariknya, upgrade versi Ubuntu SELALU “free”.  

Launching note berikut saya kurir dari http://www.ubuntu.com.

Anda bisa download iso Ubuntu terbarunya dari sini


Ubuntu 18.04 LTS optimised for security, multi-cloud, containers & AI

26th April 2018, London, UK: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS – the newest version of the most widely used Linux for workstations, cloud and IoT, is now available.

“Multi-cloud operations are the new normal” said Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical and founder of Ubuntu. “Boot-time and performance-optimised images of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on every major public cloud make it the fastest and most efficient OS for cloud computing, especially for storage and compute-intensive tasks like machine learning.”

Kubeflow, the Google approach to TensorFlow on Kubernetes, and a range of CI/CD tools are integrated in Canonical Kubernetes and aligned with Google GKE for on-premise and on-cloud AI development.

“Having an OS that is tuned for advanced workloads such as AI and ML is critical to a high velocity team” said David Aronchick, Product Manager, Cloud AI at Google. “With the release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Canonical’s collaborations to the Kubeflow project, Canonical has provided both a familiar and highly performant operating system that works everywhere. Whether on-premise or in the cloud, software engineers and data scientists can use tools they are already familiar with, such as Ubuntu, Kubernetes and Kubeflow, and greatly accelerate their ability to deliver value for their customers.”

Hardware acceleration with NVIDIA GPUs is integrated in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS cloud images and Canonical’s OpenStack and Kubernetes distributions for on-premise bare metal operations, supporting Kubeflow and other machine learning / AI workflows.

Private cloud alternative to VMware

Canonical OpenStack delivers private cloud with significant savings over VMware and provides a modern, developer-friendly API. With built-in support for NFV and NVIDIA Tesla GPUs as well as other GPUs, the Canonical OpenStack offering has become a reference cloud for digital transformation workloads. Today, Ubuntu is at the heart of the world’s largest OpenStack clouds, both public and private, in key sectors such as finance, media, retail and telecommunications.


Canonical’s Distribution of Kubernetes (CDK) runs on public clouds, VMware, OpenStack, and bare metal and delivers the latest upstream version, currently Kubernetes 1.10. After the initial three-step guided deployment, the distribution supports upgrades to future versions of Kubernetes, expansion of the Kubernetes cluster on demand, and integration with optional components for storage, networking and monitoring. A range of partners deliver their solutions on CDK, such as Rancher 2.0.

Platform for AI and machine learning

CDK supports GPU acceleration of workloads using the NVIDIA device plugin for Kubernetes. Complex workloads like Kubeflow that leverage NVIDIA GPUs ‘just work’ on CDK, reflecting joint efforts with Google to accelerate machine learning in the enterprise and providing a portable way to develop and deploy ML applications at scale. Applications built and tested with Kubeflow and CDK are perfectly transportable to Google Cloud.

Developers on Ubuntu can create applications on their workstations, test them on private bare-metal Kubernetes with CDK, and run them across vast data sets on Google’s GKE. The resulting models and inference engines can be delivered to Ubuntu devices at the edge of the network, creating a perfect pipeline for machine learning from workstation, to rack, to cloud and device.

Containers for legacy workloads with LXD 3.0

LXD 3.0 enables ‘lift-and-shift’ of legacy workloads into containers for performance and density, an essential part of the enterprise container strategy. While new applications will be built with containers and Kubernetes in mind, the long tail of legacy applications represents the most immediate benefit for data centre operators interested in containers.

LXD provides ‘machine containers’, which behave like virtual machines in that they contain a full and mutable Linux guest operating system such as Ubuntu, RHEL or CentOS. That provides a traditional administration environment for legacy applications, which run at bare metal speeds with no hypervisor latency. Customers using unsupported or end-of-life Linux environments that have not received fixes for critical issues like Meltdown and Spectre can lift and shift those workloads into LXD on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with all the latest kernel security fixes.

Acceleration of snaps, deployed across desktop to the cloud

With more than 3,000 snaps published and millions installed, including official releases from Spotify, Skype, Slack and Firefox snaps have become a popular way to get apps on Linux. Snaps are fully integrated in Ubuntu GNOME 18.04 LTS and KDE Neon. Publishers deliver updates directly and security is maintained with enhanced kernel isolation and system service mediation.

“Snaps provide a platform for us to deliver our CLI reliably” said Jeff Dickey, CLI Engineer, Heroku. “The automatic updates ensure our users are always using the latest version which saves us a big support headache. We’re very happy to see snaps supported on more and more Linux distributions and becoming the standard for delivering software across Linux.”

Snaps work on desktops, devices, cloud virtual machines and bare-metal servers, providing a consistent delivery mechanism for applications and frameworks. Having an identical platform from workstation to edge and cloud accelerates global deployments and operations. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS features a default GNOME desktop in a family of desktop flavours including KDE, MATE and Budgie.

Ultra fast Ubuntu on your Windows desktop

New Hyper-V optimised images developed in collaboration with Microsoft enhance the virtual machine experience of Ubuntu in Windows. “In our upcoming OS release this spring, Hyper-V’s Quick Create VM Gallery will now include an image for the latest Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, officially stamped straight from Canonical” said Craig Wilhite, Program Manager, Microsoft. “This Ubuntu VM image will come pre-configured to offer clipboard functionality, drive redirection, dynamic resizing of VM console window, and much more as we look to provide a great Hyper-V client VM experience for Linux on Windows.”

Minimal desktop install

The popular new minimal desktop install provides only the core desktop and browser for those looking to save disk space and customise machines with their specific apps or requirements. In corporate environments, the minimal desktop serves as a base for custom desktop images, reducing the security cross-section of the platform.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be available to download by clicking here.

Customer and partner quotes:

“Canonical and IBM have been working closely together to offer cloud solutions with Ubuntu on IBM LinuxONE and IBM Z. With today’s announcement of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS running on IBM LinuxONE and IBM Z with pervasive encryption, customers and service providers will be able to scale-up their containerized applications, manage them more easily with Kubernetes, and better protect them from external and internal attacks.”

Michael Desens, Vice President, Offering Management, IBM Z and LinuxONE, IBM

“Snaps enables us to access more Linux users and opens the market for us to accommodate more distributions. This was our biggest driver to build a Skype snap as it reduces the complexity and time of maintaining several packages across multiple distributions. In addition to that, we want our users to consistently experience the latest and greatest version of Skype and the automatic update feature allows us to seamlessly deliver this to them. It’s such a promising format and an asset for developers to help create unification.”

Jonáš Tajrych, Senior Software Engineer at Skype, Microsoft

“AI and IoT systems cannot be effectively implemented without an open computing platform that supports software agility and device diversity. We expect that the new version of Ubuntu will play this role and accelerate AI and IoT innovations”

Masahisa Kawashima, VP, Head of Software Innovation Center, NTT

“Organizations are increasingly looking to accelerate their deep learning and AI implementations. In addition to using Ubuntu on our DGX systems, we have been working with Canonical to offer Kubernetes on NVIDIA GPUs as a scalable and portable solution for multi-cloud deep learning training and inference workloads.” 

Duncan Poole, Director of Platform Alliances at NVIDIA 

“Canonical is a pioneer in enabling the adoption of infrastructure for optimized cloud workloads. The latest release of Ubuntu with OpenStack and Kubernetes is another significant step in strengthening the ecosystem which will enable compute for trillions of Arm-based devices at the edge and greater performance-per-watt in the datacenter.”

Drew Henry, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Infrastructure Business Unit, Arm

“IBM and Canonical continue to collaborate to rapidly deliver innovation to clients transforming their business to cloud and data rich workloads. The release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS supporting IBM Power Systems based on POWER9 brings choice and new capabilities to the Linux market.”

Stefanie Chiras, Vice President, Offering Management, IBM Cognitive Systems

“Dell EMC sees great value in Canonical’s Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release.  Dell EMC and Canonical have a long-standing, forward-looking relationship that spans our client, IoT, and enterprise businesses. Our joint customers have come to expect seamless interoperability with our products, which we now extend with certification of our latest 14th Generation PowerEdge server platform on Ubuntu 18.04.”

Ravi Pendekanti, senior vice president, product management and marketing, Dell EMC Server and Infrastructure Systems

“Canonical’s release of Ubuntu 18.04 delivers the key operating system, tools and application support that Cavium’s ThunderX2 end users require across Cloud and HPC deployments. Canonical has aggressively optimized Ubuntu to take advantage of ThunderX2’s high computational performance delivering outstanding memory bandwidth and memory capacity with multiple workload optimized SKUs for both scale up and scale out applications in single and dual socket configurations. Today’s announcement is another exciting milestone in our partnership with the Canonical team and highlights the innovation we continue to deliver to the server market.”

Larry Wikelius, Vice President Software Ecosystem and Solutions Group at Cavium.





Selamat Datang Ubuntu 17.10

Beberapa hari lalu dapat kabar kalau Ubuntu terbaru -17.10- sudah rilis. Sekilas baca ulasannya sepertinya menarik untuk dicoba.

Berikut kutipan dari situs resmi Ubuntu.com

Ubuntu 17.10 releases with GNOME, Kubernetes 1.8 & minimal base images


19th October, London, UK: Canonical today announced the release of Ubuntu 17.10 featuring a new GNOME desktop on Wayland, and new versions of KDE, MATE and Budgie to suit a wide range of tastes. On the cloud, 17.10 brings Kubernetes 1.8 for hyper-elastic container operations, and minimal base images for containers. This is the 27th release of Ubuntu, the world’s most widely used Linux, and forms the baseline for features in the upcoming Long Term Support enterprise-class release in April 2018.

“Ubuntu 17.10 is a milestone in our mission to enable developers across the cloud and the Internet of Things” said Mark Shuttleworth, CEO and Founder of Canonical. “With the latest capabilities in Linux, it provides a preview of the next major LTS and a new generation of operations for AI, container-based applications and edge computing.”

Enhanced security and productivity for developers

The Atom editor and Microsoft Visual Studio Code are emerging as the new wave of popular development tools, and both are available across all supported releases of Ubuntu including 16.04 LTS and 17.10.

The new default desktop features the latest version of GNOME with extensions developed in collaboration with the GNOME Shell team to provide a familiar experience to long-standing Ubuntu users. 17.10 will run Wayland as the default display server on compatible hardware, with the option of Xorg where required.

Connecting to WiFi in public areas is simplified with support for captive portals. Firefox 56 and Thunderbird 52 both come as standard together with the latest LibreOffice 5.4.1 suite. Ubuntu 17.10 supports driverless printing with IPP Everywhere, Apple AirPrint, Mopria, and WiFi Direct. This release enables simple switching between built-in audio devices and Bluetooth.

Secure app distribution with snaps

In the 6 months since April 2017, the number of snaps has doubled with over 2000 now available for Ubuntu, Debian, Solus and other Linux distributions. Snaps are a single delivery and update mechanism for an application across multiple Linux releases, and improve security by confining the app to its own set of data. Hiri, Wavebox, and the Heroku CLI are notable snaps published during this cycle.

Ubuntu 17.10 features platform snaps for GNOME and KDE which enable developers to build and distribute smaller snaps with shared common libraries. Delta updates already ensure that snap updates are generally faster, use less bandwidth, and are more reliable than updates to traditional deb packages in Ubuntu.

The catkin Snapcraft plugin enables Robot Operating System (ROS) snaps for secure, easily updated robots and drones. There are many new mediated secure interfaces available to snap developers, including the ability to use Amazon Greengrass and Password Manager.

The latest hardware support and container capabilities

Ubuntu 17.10 ships with the 4.13 based Linux kernel, enabling the latest hardware and peripherals from ARM, IBM, Dell, Intel, and others. The 17.10 kernel adds support for OPAL disk drives and numerous improvements to disk I/O. Namespaced file capabilities and Linux Security Module stacking reinforce Ubuntu’s leadership in container capabilities for cloud and bare-metal Kubernetes, Docker and LXD operations.

Canonical’s Distribution of Kubernetes, CDK, supports the latest 1.8 series of Kubernetes. In addition to supporting the new features of Kubernetes 1.8, CDK also enables native cloud integration with AWS, native deployment and operations on VMWare, Canal as an additional networking choice, and support for the IBM Z and LinuxONE.

Netplan by default

Network configuration has over the years become fragmented between NetworkManager, ifupdown and other tools. 17.10 introduces netplan as the standard declarative YAML syntax for configuring interfaces in Ubuntu. Netplan is backwards compatible, enabling interfaces to continue to be managed by tools like NetworkManager, while providing a simple overview of the entire system in a single place. New installations of Ubuntu 17.10 will use Netplan to drive systemd-networkd and NetworkManager. Desktop users will see their system fully managed by NetworkManager as in previous releases. On Ubuntu server and in the cloud, users now have their network devices assigned to systemd-networkd in netplan. Ifupdown remains supported; upgrades will continue to use ifupdown and it can be installed for new machines as needed.

Ubuntu One – it’s ended

On April 5, 2014 I got this notification. Well … to be frank I have not use it for quite long time. So what I need to do is to check the content and download them all. But … what is the password? 😦


We are writing to you to notify you that we will be shutting down the
Ubuntu One file services, effective 1 June 2014. This email gives
information about the closure and what you should expect during the
shutdown process.

As of today, it will no longer be possible to purchase storage or music
from the Ubuntu One store. The Ubuntu One file services apps in the Ubuntu,
Google, and Apple stores will be updated appropriately.

As always, your content belongs to you. You can simply download your files
onto your PC or an external hard drive. While the service will stop as of
1 June, you will have an additional two months (until 31 July 2014) to
collect all of your content. After that date, all remaining content will
be deleted.

If you have an active annual subscription, the unused portion of your fees
will be refunded. The refund amount will be calculated from today’s

We know you have come to rely on Ubuntu One, and we apologise for the
inconvenience this closure may cause. We’ve always been inspired by the
support, feedback and enthusiasm of our users and want to thank you for
the support you’ve shown for Ubuntu One. We hope that you’ll continue to
support us as together we bring a revolutionary experience to new devices.

The Ubuntu One team

In addition just found this articles. Just in case you need to store your files in cloud.

Utopic Unicord – Code for Ubuntu 14.10

This from Mark Shuttleworth blog

…now’s a good time to stand united in favour of the useful over the uncolike and the utile over the uncous.

Let’s make something amazing. Something unified and upright, something about which we can be universally proud. And since we’re getting that once-every-two-years chance to make fresh starts and dream unconstrained dreams about what the future should look like, we may as well go all out and give it a dreamlike name.

Concluding with the name, Shuttlewortrh gives a call to saddle action

Let’s get going on the utopic unicorn.”

What’s In a Name?
The word ‘Utopic‘ is derived from ‘Utopia‘ and is used to describe a community, society or project that has reached some a shared degree of progress or ‘ideal’. The Unicorn is an animal from mythology generally depicted as Equidae with a lone, long spiralled horn on their heads.

Ubuntu 14.10 for servers and desktops is set for release in October 2014.

On to the back of the legendary steed we do jump…

source: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/04/ubuntu-14-10-name-utopic-unicorn