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Martin Wimpress
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Passionate Open Source advocate, Linux enthusiast and Podcaster. Lives in Hampshire, England, with his wife and daughter. Works at Canonical making Ubuntu.
Passionate Open Source advocate, Linux enthusiast and Podcaster. Lives in Hampshire, England, with his wife and daughter. Works at Canonical making Ubuntu.

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Barcelona, I am in you!

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Anyone out there who can assist?

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Introducing the brand new +Entroware​ Aether. Built for Linux with Intel's 7th Generation processors with international keyboard layout options and European shipping 😀

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+Ubuntu Podcast is embarking on the 10th year of the show with a pre-season teaser. Normal service will be resumed from March 9th 🔊 🎧

It’s Season Ten Episode Zero of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain. [powerpress] In your face, we’re back for season 10! In this pre-season teaser: We discuss what we’ve been up to…

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Having reached the end of season 1 last week I decided to re-watch episode 1 tonight +Venn Stone​. Better than I remember from first time round ☺️

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Does this qualify for a slice of Pi on LWDW? +Venn Stone +Pedro Mateus


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After several delays Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 was released last night including the refreshed image for the Raspberry Pi 2 & and 3.

The Highlights

* Performance optimised.
* Partition alignment, file system features, fewer CPU cycles, lower RAM.
* Added automated first boot partition resizing.
* Forked and adapted `raspi-config` to Ubuntu.
* Added pi-top brightness and power-off support.
* Backported MATE Desktop 1.16.1.
* Backported BlueZ 5.41.
* Updated pi-bluetooth to 0.1.2 including failsafe systemd units.
* Backported ffmpeg 3.2 including Raspberry Pi hardware acceleration for MMAL decoding and OMX encoding.
* Updated Xorg via the LTS Enablement Stack.
* Added OOTB support for 16 new HATS.
* Disabled SSH by default.
* SSH can be enabled via raspbi-config or creating a file named ssh in the /boot partition.
* sshguard is also automatically enabled when you enable SSH.
* Reduced the image size to 5GB, down from 8GB.

You can download get all the details and the download for this updated Raspberry Pi image from the release notes below.

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Looks like MATE has got the Chinese market sown up, kinda 😉
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