Hey all. I’ve been motivated by the discussions over at Jupiter Broadcasting podcasts to try Ubuntu MATE 16.04.9 LTS, (Linux m8 4.4.0-21-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 18 18:33:37 UTC 2016 x86_64 GNU/Linux. I’d like to utilize this VM as a potential suitor for replacing my current Debian Jessie rig.
My VM is configured to utilize network preferences. I am able to browse the web via Firefox with no browser proxy setting changes, as well as being able to apt-get packages. However, I am not able to leverage the online Welcome components and am presented with a Retry Connection button once network connectivity is established.
Also I noticed that NTP updates were going out to known TOR IPs. Not a show stopper but not wanted in a corporate environment. I changed the time (via GUI) to leverage a manually set time versus NTP. Unfortunately the behavior persisted in reaching out to TOR for NTP updates via UDP 123.
I hope that this is not a totally noob ignorance issue but thought I’d share my recent concerns.
P.S. I have enjoyed my Debian MATE testing at the house.