How does Ubuntu get built? Chris is back from the Ubuntu Rally in NYC and has a full report, some interviews & stories to share.

Plus Jos Poortvliet & Frank Karlitschek join us to talk about NextCloud’s new End-to-end Encryption.

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Linux To Get “Extended LTS” Releases, Kernel Support For Six Years

Greg KH will still be managing the Linux LTS releases. Beginning with the current Linux 4.4 LTS cycle will be extended for six years. Meanwhile, Linux 4.14 is the next LTS release currently being worked on that would then be supported until 2023.

LTS Kernel Timeline Chart

Announcing the release of Fedora 27 Beta

The Workstation edition of Fedora 27 Beta features GNOME 3.26. In the new release, both the Display and Network configuration panels have been updated, along with the overall Settings panel appearance improvement. The system search now shows more results at once, including the system actions, and also the antiquated system tray has been removed to reduce visual clutter and confusion. The Topicons extension is available for use with any applications that have not yet updated.

SeaGL is This Friday

SeaGL Logo

The 2017 Seattle GNU/Linux Conference is scheduled for October 6th and 7th at Seattle Central College (Maps). 9am-5:30pm both days.

  • 1701 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122

SeaGL is a grassroots technical conference dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge about the GNU/Linux community and free/libre/open-source software/hardware. Our goal for SeaGL is to produce an event which is as enjoyable and informative for those who spend their days maintaining hundreds of servers as it is for a student who has only just started exploring technology options. SeaGL’s first year was 2013. The SeaGL web site is built with Jekyll and we use OSEM for event management.

The cost of attendance is free.

Attendee Registration will not require the use of non-free software.

You may attend SeaGL without identifying yourself, and you are encouraged to do so to protect your privacy.

Hang out with Ang and Chris at the SeaGL Meetup


Chris and Angela will be at SeaGL Friday Oct 6th interviewing and meeting people in attendance. If you plan to come feel free to say hi and we’d love to see you wearing a JB shirt!

Linux Academy

Open-source pioneer Munich has begun its move back to Microsoft

“The city will use MS Exchange. It will be used for mail and calendar, so Kolab will not be used anymore,” said the source, adding that the switch will take place in November.

Windows Kingdom at Risk as Apple and Linux Operating Systems Post Record Growth

Windows has been for many years the top desktop operating system, but the latest statistics provided by NetMarketShare for the month of September point to a trend that should at least make Microsoft a little bit worried about its dominance in this particular field.


Interviews of the Ubuntu Rally

Loki Updates for September

Celebrating a year of elementary OS 0.4

Get Involved with elementary OS

Everything that we make is 100% open source and developed collaboratively by people from all over the world. Even if you’re not a programmer, you can get involved and make a difference.

Secrets of the Ubuntu Rally

Snap room

In the Snapcraft room at the Ubuntu Rally today we have +Ubuntu, +elementary,…

In the Snapcraft room at the Ubuntu Rally today we have +Ubuntu, +elementary, +Microsoft Visual Studio, +The KDE Community, +Skype, +Fedora Project, .NET, Electron, MATE Desktop, +Node, ROS and +Snapcraft.

Ubuntu Community Hub

Ubuntu’s Shuttleworth lands luxury NY crash pad

Ubuntu king Mark Shuttleworth has bought a condo in Manhattan’s Superior Ink building for a record $31.5m, according to the New York Post.


Nextcloud Introducing Native Integrated End-to-end Encryption

Nextcloud End-to-end Encryption keeps the server from ever seeing the data while still facilitating syncing between devices and sharing with other users.

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