While it is possible to install VLC from the Canonical repositories or even a PPA, the latest version available through those channels for Ubuntu 16.04 (and derivatives) is 2.2. To get the absolutely latest version (3.0.1 as of this writing) it is necessary to use a Snap or Flatpack install.Continue reading →
HWE Kernel provides a way to get the latest hardware support within an LTS release. The kernel includes code backported from newer releases. In addition to an updated HWE Kernel, for desktop users, an updated X Stack was also delivered.