Add in Flatpak/Snap and it could be a revolution

Open Source Insider The biggest open source story of 2017 was unquestionably Canonical's decision to stop developing its Unity desktop and move Ubuntu to the GNOME Shell desktop.

Ubuntu 17.10 was quite simply one of the best releases of the year and certainly the best release Ubuntu has put out in a good long time.

Canonical pulled Ubuntu 17.10 downloads from its website last month due to a "bug" that could corrupt BIOS settings on some laptops.

The bug is actually a result of Canonical's decision to enable the Intel SPI driver, which allows BIOS firmware updates.

It's also clearly labeled as such and disabled in the upstream kernel.

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