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It turned out to be a lovely sunny day in England so I'm only just getting started on the Hades Canyon NUC ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ ๐Ÿ”ฉ

My Intel Hades Canyon NUC pre-order just arrived! ๐Ÿ˜ Time to fill it with RAM and M.2s and wrestle some Ubuntu MATE into it๐Ÿง๐Ÿ’ช

Today is a good day for new toys ๐Ÿ˜€ Here's the new Gemini PDA paired with my Steam controller steaming via the Steam Link app from my Ubuntu MATE NUC ๐ŸŽฎ

My crowd funded Gemini PDA arrived. What a fab little device ๐Ÿ˜Ž I'll have to have a go at getting Ubuntu MATE running on it ๐Ÿง

I've joined the wireless gaming revolution with the LogitechG 903 mouse and Corsair K63 keyboard. Both working great in Ubuntu MATE 18.04 ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ’ช

There is a bug in gvfs in Ubuntu 16.04 that affects Caja, Nautilus and Nemo. Please take 5 minutes to test the fix so it can be verified for release.

See the post below for details.

Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Alpha 2 is out and has lot of new toys to play with. Global Menu, Heads-Up Display (HUD), proper Super key support, all new panel layouts, Indicator support and much more!๏ปฟ

What video player should Ubuntu MATE 17.10 ship by default?

#Ubuntu Artful (17.10) Desktop - call for testing. Now shipping GNOME shell & GDM by default & Wayland as an option. Please grab the ISO and start exercising it now, before the release in October.

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The NEW Software Boutique is coming. Now with Snap support!

Luke Horwell and I are at the Snap Sprint taking place this week. We've been working on a new version of Software Boutique.

We've added support for snaps via snapd-glib and debs are now handled via PackageKit.

If you want to learn a little bit more, Luke has also posted in the Ubuntu MATE Community forum:

This morning at the Snap Sprint developers representing +GNOMEโ€‹ and FlatPak join us to discuss how the GNOME Software UI should be extended to support Snaps and FlatPak in a consistent manner.