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.

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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? 😦

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Hi,

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
announcement.

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
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In addition just found this articles. Just in case you need to store your files in cloud.
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/04/three-alternatives-ubuntu-one

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

Ubuntu 13.10 is Out!

Bulan Oktober mungkin dianggap sebagai bulan baik. Mungkin ini seperti kepercayaan orang Jawa, setelah hari raya Idul Adha akan dianggap sebagai bulan baik untuk “berhajat” seperti menyelenggarakan pernikahan. Vendor software pun begitu.

Microsoft dengan Windows 8.1, Apple dengan Maverick OSX dan sebelumnya adalah rilis rutin enam bulanan Ubuntu 13.10. Code namenya Saucy Salamander. Yup … sudah di huruf “S” sekarang 🙂

Silakan disedot di sini –> http://www.ubuntu.com/download

 

 

Ubuntu 13.04 Rilis

Nggak sadar ternyata sudah lama “melewatkan” berita tentang rilis-rilis ubuntu. Beda banget dengan -say- 5 tahun lalu ketika pertama kali kenal linux. Dulu saya selalu ikuti rilis-rilis Ubuntu, pelajari fiturnya dan mencoba di sistem virtual. Sekarang, boro-boro … versi terakhir yang saya pakai adalah 12.04. Sudah ketinggalan 2 rilis.

Apakah saya sudah terlalu tua?

Mungkin saja. Seperti halnya kuping ini sudah mulai “males” dengerin lagu-lagu baru.

Mbuh ah … 🙂

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Ubuntu 13.04 brings dramatic graphical performance enhancements

 

London, 25th April, 2013: Today’s release of Ubuntu 13.04 on the desktop brings a host of performance and quality improvements making it the fastest and most visually polished Ubuntu experience to date.

Performance on lightweight systems was a core focus for this cycle, as a prelude to Ubuntuâs release on a range of mobile form factors. As a result 13.04 delivers significantly faster response times in casual use, and a reduced memory footprint that benefits all users.

This release also illustrates Ubuntuâs ongoing commitment to quality and dependability. âOur kaizen approach to development as well as community engagement result in a high quality alternative for people worldwide,â commented Jane Silber, CEO at Canonical. âThis release, our 17th on a regular cadence, meets the needs of enterprises, organisations, governments and communities looking for a secure and intuitive computing experience.â

Canonicalâs next generation display server, MIR is available as an option for developer testing and contribution. MIR will enable the seamless convergence of Ubuntu across phone, tablet and PCs in the next set of releases. Having just one codebase for all devices simplifies the lives of both developers and end-users, and makes possible a new generation of devices that combine the portability of the mobile phone with the productivity of a laptop.

Ubuntu 13.04 includes the Developer Preview SDK for developers to build native applications for Ubuntu devices. Using this SDK, developers can make a single application for all Ubuntu form factors and publish it in the Ubuntu Software Centre with a single upload. Developers have already started to create applications for Ubuntu across different devices.

Availability
Download Ubuntu 13.04 at: www.ubuntu.com/download
Find out about developing for Ubuntu at developer.ubuntu.com
Download Ubuntu Touch Preview onto spare devices here.
Get involved with Mir here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mir/GetInvolved