Ubuntu 16.04 release changes & info

Ubuntu 16.04, code-named “Xenial Xerus”, is here and its amazing! many new changes, many new additions and some removals of old outdated software/functionality. Unity has been polished and streamlined along with the much maligned ads have been removed! so lets get into the details. Snap Packages Ubuntu 16.04 LTS introduces a new application format, the ‘snap’, which can be installed alongside traditional deb packages. These two packaging formats live comfortably next to one another and enable Ubuntu to maintain its existing processes for development and updates. In short you can now install third party apps or who desktop environments without having to worry about polluting your OS! Everything stays confined away from the rest of the system in a nice little self contained environment yet still allows access to the rest of the system. So you have Apps can install with their own specific set of libraries and dependencies without issues with other existing apps or ones you may install in the future. Safety & security are bolstered across the board. Packages As with any ubuntu upgrade there are many package upgrades and software changes. Ubuntu now defaults to kernel 4.4+ python2 is out and python 3.5 is now the base. you can still install python 2 but python 3 is the new norm. Vim by default now uses python 3. Golang is now using th 1.6 toolchain. With the recent discoveries in vulnerable crypto settings in openssh, the new base OpenSSH 7.2p2 disables many to bolster security. the GNU toolchain is now updated to […]