Ubuntu updating packages
There are several Linux distributions that support the MATE desktop including of course Ubuntu, and there is a dedicated Ubuntu MATE edition for this elegant desktop environment as well.
In this how-to guide, I will describe the simple steps for installation of the latest version of MATE desktop on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10 and Fedora 22-24.
The close, minimize, and maximize buttons are now on the right sides of windows again. And a number of apps including the Nautilus file browser, Settings app, and Ubuntu Software store have gotten makeovers.
Canonical also stopped offering 32-bit installer images for download, but that shouldn’t be an issue if you’re just upgrading from an older version.
With a total base size of less than 350Mb, Core is somewhere in the middle of container OS sizes, with Cent OS Atomic over 700Mb, and Alpine under 150Mb. As a casual Linux user, I have always wondered if the different packaging formats are harmful to user experience.
When you build the snap or a user installs it, snapcraft (the full product name) will handle dependencies.
If you’re looking for a more seamless process that fits a development workflow, then the Snapcraft build service might be what you’re looking for.
Everything is Ubuntu Core is a ‘snap’, including the Linux Kernel and the minimal OS, meaning you can customize your installation to what you need. As the core of each distribution overlaps, and there are common development frameworks, doesn’t the need to support more than one distribution restrict a potential audience?
Whilst creating packages for multiple distributions isn’t too complex, desktop Linux usage is already a small percentage, with poor support from a lot of large application vendors.
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. While Canonical releases new versions of Ubuntu every 6 months, most are only officially supported for 9 months.