Canonical has unveiled today Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, featuring the new ‘snap’ package format and LXD pure-container hypervisor. This is the latest version of the world’s most widely used Linux platform across desktop, IoT and cloud computing. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Main highlights: Enable faster and simpler software delivery and operations Adds new “snap” application package format, enabling further convergence across IOT, mobile and desktop The introduction of LXD pure-container hypervisor with OpenStack Mitaka.
The Ubuntu developers are working on improving the interaction between GTK apps and the Mir display server and it looks like they are finally getting closer to their goal. When Canonical announced the Mir display server a while back, a few problems were obvious right from the start, such as the support from companies like Nvidia or ADM, or just running existing GTK+ apps on Unity 8 and Mir. Mir still has a long way to go before it is ready for prime time, and evidence of that is that it’s still unknown when developers will decide to make it default.