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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS launches tomorrow

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This new long-term support release will be the first full version of Ubuntu to offer support for both snap packages and .deb packages, as well as ZFS file system support.

Canonical has been in the Linux world for more than a decade, launching the first Ubuntu version in late October 2004. This Linux flavor is now available in almost 60 languages and gets a new release every six months. On the other hand, long-term support (LTS) releases do not come that often - there is a two-year gap between them, and each receives support and software updates for no less than five years.

According to the official press release by Canonical, Ubuntu 16.04 introduces the snap package format and LXD pure-container hypervisor with OpenStack Mitaka. The new long term support release also brings ZFS and CephFS support "for large-scale cloud storage," also marking "the first time that the platform is supported on mainframes, the world’s largest and most powerful Linux systems."

This new release will offer support for an impressive range of hardware platforms, from embedded ARM devices like the notorious RaspberryPi to standard 32-bit and 64-bit servers powered by AMD and Intel, as well as IBM Z, LinuxONE, and POWER8 mainframes.

We should hear more about the new Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and its features tomorrow, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04-20 (Update: 2016-04-20)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.