Ask Slashdot: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Desktop Default Application Survey

Dustin Kirkland, Ubuntu Product and Strategy at Canonical, writes: Howdy all- Back in March, we asked the HackerNews community, “What do you want to see in Ubuntu 17.10?”: https://ubu.one/AskHN. A passionate discussion ensued, the results of which are distilled into this post: http://ubu.one/thankHN. In fact, you can check that link, http://bit.ly/thankHN and see our progress so far this cycle. We already have a beta code in 17.10 available for your testing for several of those: GNOME replaced Unity Bluetooth improvements with a new BlueZSwitched to libinput4K/Multimonitor/HiDPI improvementsUpgraded to Network Manager 1.8New Subiquity server installerMinimal images (36MB, 18% smaller) And several others have excellent work in progress, and will be complete by 17.10:

Autoremove old kernels from /bootEXT4 encryption with fscryptBetter GPU/CUDA support In summary — your feedback matters! There are hundreds of engineers and designers working for *you* to continue making Ubuntu amazing! Along with the switch from Unity to GNOME, we’re also reviewing some of the desktop applications we package and ship in Ubuntu. We’re looking to crowdsource input on your favorite Linux applications across a broad set of classic desktop functionality. We invite you to contribute by listing the applications you find most useful in Linux in order of preference.


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