Ubuntu News: Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu Podcast, Security and UBports

  • Canonical temporarily disables Ubuntu 17.10 download

    Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu has seemingly disabled downloads of its latest release, Ubuntu 17.10. Those attempting to grab the build will have the option of downloading the 16.04 LTS release but when scrolling to the new 17.10 release, it says that users are “discouraged” from using this version due to a bug which corrupts the BIOS on many Lenovo laptops.

  • Ubuntu 17.10 corrupts the BIOS on some Lenovo, Toshiba and Acer laptops

    Following reports of BIOS corruption on a number of Acer, Lenovo and Toshiba laptops, Canonical is now discouraging users from downloading Ubuntu 17.10 “Artful Aardvark” from its website.

    The bug, which is labeled “critical” by the team behind Ubuntu, can cripple the BIOS on over 20 devices, as acknowledged in this report. This issue also affects other versions of the popular Linux-based distribution, including the older Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial Xerus” — in the “OEM” and “HWE-EDGE” packages.

  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S10E42 – Tangy Orange Chairs – Ubuntu Podcast
  • Security Team Weekly Summary: December 21, 2017

    The Security Team weekly reports are intended to be very short summaries of the Security Team’s weekly activities.

  • UBports Releases Updated Ubuntu Touch (OTA-3)

    While Ubuntu Touch may be dead to Canonical, UBports continues to work where the convergence / Unity 8 developers left off with trying to make this mobile platform a reality.

    As an early Christmas present, the UBports team released Ubuntu Touch OTA-3. This update brings some new features and bug fixes atop the Ubuntu Touch 15.04 base. New features include some new packages requested by the community, the default start page and search provider was changed over to DuckDuckGo, and not displaying the keyboard when working with multiple windows. This over-the-air update has also removed the Ubuntu Store from the App Scope.

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