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Canonical (sort of) backtracks: Ubuntu will continue to support (some) 32-bit software

A few days after announcing it would effectively drop support for 32-bit software in future versions of the Ubuntu operating system, Canonical has decided to “change our plan and build selected 32-bit i386 packages.” The company’s original decision sparked some backlash when it became clear that some existing apps and games would no longer run […]

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Ubuntu is dropping support for 32-bit apps and games, so Steam is dropping support for Ubuntu

Canonical’s Ubuntu operating system is one of the biggest names in desktop GNU/Linux. But if you plan to play PC games on Linux, you might want to start looking around for a different Linux distro. Ubuntu developer Steve Langasek announced last week that starting with Ubuntu 19:10, which comes out in October, Canonical would no […]

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Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo beta now available, stable release coming in April

Like sands through the hour glass, so are the releases of Ubuntu. The folks at Canonical push out a new version of the popular GNU/Linux distribution every six months, and the next one is scheduled to ship April 18th, 2019. But if you want to get an early look, Ubuntu 19.04 beta is available for […]

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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to be supported for 10 years (really, really LTS)

Canonical releases a new version of its popular Ubuntu operating system every six months — but most versions are only officially supported for nine months. That means if you want a stable version of Ubuntu that you can run for a long time, you’ll probably want to opt for an LTS release like Ubuntu 18.04 […]

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Ubuntu 18.10 released (new default theme, performance improvements)

The latest version of Ubuntu is here, bringing a number of performance enhancements, bug fixes, and software updates to the popular Linux-based operating system. Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish is now available for download from Ubuntu.org. Among other changes, Ubuntu 18.10 uses the Linux 4.18 kernel which brings better support for Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C ports, support […]

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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver is here

Canonical is releasing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS today. Code-named “Bionic Beaver,” the latest version of the popular GNU/Linux distribution includes a number of updates including a newer Linux kernel, mitigations to help protect users from Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, and a number of tweaks for the user interface and core apps. Ubuntu 18.04 is also a […]

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Canonical to stop supporting Ubuntu Phone in June

Canonical had already announced development of its Ubuntu Phone software was ending. Now we know when the final nail goes in the coffin: June. That’s when Canonical plans to end support for the handful of phones and tablets running the touchscreen-optimized version of Ubuntu Linux. In a message to NetworkWorld, Canonical notes that “Ubuntu phones and […]

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Ubuntu 17.04 released… as developers prepare to make GNOME the default desktop in 2018

Ubuntu’s been in the news a bit lately due to the decision to drop the Unity desktop environment, give up on smartphones and tablets, and switch to the GNOME desktop by this time next year. But today Canonical released the latest stable build of Ubuntu, and it still very much features the Unity desktop experience […]