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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Might Ship with PHP 7, Firmware Updates in GNOME Software

On the other hand, an older request is still pending on the Launchpad website, where users have proposed the upgrade of the PHP stack in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) from PHP 5 to the revolutionary PHP 7 branch, which might go a long way towards helping more users move to PHP 7.