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Ubuntu 15.04 Flavors Now Available for Download

Friday 24th of April 2015 06:33:30 PM

Arriving with the final stable release of Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet are downloads for a colorful array of official community flavors. And this year there’s an extra spin in motion. Ubuntu MATE (pronounced Maah-tay) was formally welcomed into the official Ubuntu flavors club earlier this year. Ubuntu MATE ships with a fork of the older GNOME […]

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Will You Upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04? [Poll]

Friday 24th of April 2015 02:01:38 PM

Ubuntu 15.05 Vivid Vervet has now been released — but are you planing to upgrade your laptop or PC with it? That's what we're asking in this poll.

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11 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 15.04

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 02:00:01 PM

While you wait for your freshly minted ISO download to complete, check out our bi-annual rundown of things to do after installing Ubuntu 15.04.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Released, This Is What’s New

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 12:44:45 PM

Well, here we are. After six busy months, one beta and a bunch of minor changes, the final stable release of Ubuntu 15.04 is now ready for you to download.

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Official Ubuntu 15.04 ‘Vivid Vervet’ T-Shirt Now Available to Buy

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 11:54:53 AM

It’s here — the official Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet mascot t-shirt is now available to buy from the Canonical store. The long-time fan-favorite merch item has been a staple part of the Ubuntu release cycle since 2008 and its arrival typically coincides with the final stable release of the OS. It’s available in a dusky blue color and comes emblazoned with a vivid orange […]

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SuperTuxKart 0.9 Released — The Best Racing Game on Linux Just Got Even Better

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 02:29:52 PM

Linux racing game SuperTuxKart has been updated, with version 0.9 adding a new rendering engine, new tracks and improved kart physics.

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How to Change Default Web Browser and Email Client in Ubuntu

Tuesday 21st of April 2015 03:30:21 PM

In this entry to our Ubuntu Basics series we cover changing the default apps that handle web and e-mail links.

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GNOME Pie App Launcher Gets a Tasty New Update

Monday 20th of April 2015 06:34:10 PM

A new version of circular app launcher Gnome Pie is now available, baked with bug fixes and seasoned with some new sweet new features.

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Tomahawk 0.8.4 Released, Plugin for Tidal On The Way

Thursday 16th of April 2015 05:15:20 PM

A new update to the meta-streaming desktop music player Tomahawk has washed ashore, with a bunch of bug fixes firmly in tow.

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Cirrus7 Nimbini — The Most Stylish Ubuntu PC Ever Made?

Wednesday 15th of April 2015 05:47:10 PM

The new Cirrus7 Nimbini is the best looking fanless NUC Ubuntu PC we've ever seen. Inside the tiny alumium case comes fifth-gen Intel power.

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KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta Arrives With Improved Power Management Features

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 04:39:04 PM

KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta, the next major version of the KDE Plasma desktop environment, is available for testing. It brings better power management features, bluetooth changes and more.

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Linux Kernel 4.0 Features Live Kernel Patching, PS3 Support

Sunday 12th of April 2015 11:55:45 PM

A new stable release of the Linux Kernel, Linux 4.0, has been announced by Linus Torvalds. It brings a small number of changes, including initial support for live kernel patching.

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Ubuntu MATE Inks First Hardware Deal

Friday 10th of April 2015 05:21:48 PM

Forget the release of shiny new Macbooks and Apple Watches, the big hardware news of the week for Linux enthusiasts comes from little known UK computer company called Entroware.

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Ambient Noise Player for Ubuntu Plays Relaxing Sounds to Keep You Creative

Friday 3rd of April 2015 06:14:57 PM

'Ambient Noise Player, as the name might suggest, is an audio player designed specifically for playing ambient background sounds like falling rain and coffee shop chatter.

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Firefox 37 Adds Native HTML5 YouTube Playback, New Feedback System

Tuesday 31st of March 2015 10:39:47 PM

As one of the world's most popular pieces of open source software each new version is welcomed, however small the changes within may be.

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How To Install Linux Email App Geary in Ubuntu

Tuesday 31st of March 2015 07:04:37 AM

Geary, the popular desktop e-mail client for Linux, has been updated to version 0.10 — and it gains a glut of new features in the process.

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  • Android Candy: Intercoms
    Ever since my "tiny $20 tablet" project (see my Open-Source Classroom column in the March 2015 issue), I've been looking for more and more cool things to do with cheap Android devices. Although the few obvious ones like XBMC or Plex remotes work well, I've recently found that having Android devices around the house means I can gain back an old-school ability that went out of style in the late 1980s—namely, an intercom system.
  • There's a wild prank hidden in Google Maps that insults Apple in the most childishly inappropriate way
    Rawalpindi is a vibrant Pakistani city known for its bazaars, ancient ruins, and array of religious shrines. But if you pay it a visit on Google Maps, you're going to notice something very unusual on the outskirts of the city — the Android "droid" mascot urinating on the Apple logo.
  • There's an Android bot peeing on an Apple logo on Google Maps
    Sick of all the Apple Watch news today? You're in luck, because we have something completely different for you. An image of an Android mascot, also known as an Android bot or Bugdroid, peeing on an Apple logo has been discovered on Google Maps.
  • An Android robot is peeing on an Apple logo in Google Maps
  • An Android is urinating on the Apple logo in Google Maps (update)
    Google and Apple have always had their differences, but a new Easter egg inside Google Maps has just taken their rivalry to a whole new level. As spotted by Team Android, if you head to these coordinates with the regular Map view enabled, you'll see Google's iconic Android mascot taking a leak on the Apple logo. At the moment, it's unclear who created this little piece of mischief and whether Google is taking action. But if this hidden message is any indication, it was snuck through by a member of the public using Google's Map Maker service, rather than a Google employee. Regardless, it's a crazy (and pretty hilarious) addition that's sure to rile some of the employees in Cupertino. Shots fired!
  • Sony's Android TV-powered 4K televisions are ridiculously thin
    Four models from Sony’s 2015 Android TV-powered 4K television range are now available for pre-order, with shipping to begin in May. The Japanese electronics giant unveiled its 4K TV lineup for 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, but kept pricing and release information to itself, only saying the new sets would be available sometime in the spring. Those details are finally here and the TVs themselves aren’t far off.
  • Android Wear v1.1 APK has Apple references in it, but when is iOS support coming?
    That Google is working on iOS support for Android Wear is nearly undeniable at this point, but even more evidence has surfaced in case you aren’t a believer. We peeked inside the latest Android Wear update APK to see what hidden bits were swarming about, and we came across some very interesting references.
  • 5 Things to Expect from the Nexus 5 Android 5.1.1 Release
    A few weeks ago, an Android 5.1.1 update mysteriously appeared alongside an update for Google’s Android SDK. Earlier this week, Google finally confirmed the Nexus Android 5.1.1 release with an update for its Nexus Player. With an Android 5.1.1 update now on the minds of Nexus users, particularly Nexus 5 users dealing with Android 5.0 Lollipop problems, we want to take a look at what we expect from the Nexus 5 Android 5.1 release from Google.

The Turing Phone Is Super Durable and Ultra Secure

The device also sports a 13MP/8MP camera combo, 64GB / 128GB of internal storage and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. Read more