Ubuntu 16.04 Beta, Red Hat Bears, Slacklive's Bear

by Ostatic Staff - Mar. 26, 2016

The release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "final beta" in all its iterations and editions. Despite all the good news in Red Hat's latest financial report, its stock slipped 5% since Wednesday. Analysts have been all over the place in their ratings, but Jing Pan, B.Sc, MA said today the "bears are wrong." Speaking of bears, Eric "AlienBob" Hameleers announced a replacement server for his work, including Slackware Live.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is looking good for its April 21, 2016 release date with the release of the final beta today in Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core versions. Also right behind them was Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Mythbuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu flavors. One major bug may hit testers involves installing on a hard drive which already contains a swap partition. The install will fail during the partitioning phase. The workaround is to boot the live image and turn off swap before re-clicking the install icon. Users are assured this will be fixed by Final.

Red Hat should have had another one of their banner weeks with their financial report being all good news, except one little area that missed Wall Street expectations ever so slightly. Nevertheless their stock slipped Wednesday all the way to $71.78 when most expected a rise (some were thinking almost $87). It rebounded a bit to the $73 range and bounced back and forth before ending the week at $73.24. The markets were closed Friday. Headlines since Wednesday quoted analysts rating it neutral and hold while others said buy. It's been a tug of war but the stock price remained down. Jing Pan, B.Sc, MA today wrote that the fundamentals are sound at Red Hat and the "bears are wrong" this week in their analysis. He didn't offer a reason for the downturn, but predicts "a nice rally ahead." The Triangle Business Journal reports that Red Hat expects to hire 1,400 more employees this fiscal year.

Eric "AlienBob" Hameleers began having server problems after developing and releasing his Slackware Live edition. He wrote a few days ago that folks should download from mirror slackware.uk until further notice. However, upon blogging of this, folks came through with donations that allowed him to rent and set up a new server with unlimited data transfers. So, Slackware Live and all the alien packages will remain easily accessible at bear.alienbob.nl. Hameleers added more helpful information for testers and users of his stuff as well, so check tonight's post for that.