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Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 Releases Now Ready for Download

Friday 19th of December 2014 02:21:45 AM

The first alpha releases in the Ubuntu 15.04 development cycle are now available to download for testing.

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First Ubuntu Phone Will Launch In Europe This February

Thursday 18th of December 2014 05:37:00 PM

The first Ubuntu Phone will go on sale in Europe in the second week of February.

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Canonical, China Mobile Team Up for Ubuntu Phone ‘Innovation Contest’

Thursday 18th of December 2014 02:10:37 PM

China's youth developer community is invited to participate in the 'Ubuntu Developer Innovation Contest' with the chance to win 70,000RMB cash.

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New SuperTuxKart Beta Features a Powerful New Graphics Engine

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 01:45:45 PM

A new beta release of open-source racing game Super Tux Kart is available for testing, featuring improved tracks and a new graphics engine.

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6 Ideal Last Minute Linux Xmas Gift Ideas

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 10:36:47 PM

Christmas, Yule, Winterville, new socks day… Whatever you call it you'll be panic stricken to hear that it's almost here. Like the rest of us in denial, you are a little stumped for ideas.

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Dropbox 3 for Linux Goes Stable With New Qt UI, Setup Wizard

Monday 15th of December 2014 12:55:13 PM

Arriving with all the trimmings we showed you back in July, cloud storage service Dropbox 3.0 is now stable for Linux, Windows and Mac.

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Ubuntu 15.04 to Include GNOME 3.14, Updates to Default Apps

Sunday 14th of December 2014 12:29:24 PM

A small update, but one that should have a big impact on the lives of app developers and users alike: Ubuntu 15.04 will ship with GTK 3.14.

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This Modular Smartphone Wants to Offer Ubuntu, SailfishOS

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 11:45:56 AM

A Finnish tech startup founded by an ex-Nokia manager is hoping to put Ubuntu and Sailfish at the forefront of the modular smartphone race.

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Yes, This Trojan Infects Linux. No, It’s Not The Tuxpocalypse

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 01:25:27 PM

Grab a crate of canned food, start digging a deep underground bunker and prepare to settle into a world that will never be the same again: a powerful trojan has been uncovered on Linux.

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Linux Kernel 3.18 Released, This Is What’s New

Monday 8th of December 2014 10:54:11 AM

A new month means a new stable release of the Linux Kernel and today Linus Torvalds has announced the immediate availability of Linux 3.18.

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After an 18 Month Gap, Opera for Linux Returns With New Stable Release

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 02:37:37 PM

The first stable release of Opera for Linux in 18 months is now available for download, but will be a shock to those used to its v12 release.

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Official Ubuntu 14.10 ‘Utopic Unicorn’ T-Shirts Now Available to Buy

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 07:52:54 PM

For a while it looked like an official mascot t-shirt to accompany the release of Ubuntu 14.10 would be as rare as the Unicorn fronting it.

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The Easy Way to Keep Track of Multiple Time Zones in Ubuntu

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 02:53:14 PM

I work with multiple time zones in mind. To help, I use widgets and menu items to keep me in sync.

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Firefox 34 Arrives with Plugin-Free Video Calling and Powerful WebIDE

Monday 1st of December 2014 07:55:42 PM

Today, Mozilla has released Firefox 34 for Windows, Mac and Linux desktops, the first stable release since last month's security n' bug fix update.

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From Mint to Trisquel: The Top Linux Distro Releases in November 2014

Sunday 30th of November 2014 04:47:31 PM

November wasn't heavy on new Linux distribution releases, but still had more than enough to keep distro-hoppers bouncing from download server to ISO mirror and back again.

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Jolla Tablet Crowdfunder Adds 3 Stretch Goals, Including Splitscreen, 3G

Friday 28th of November 2014 02:00:39 PM

Jaw-dropping. Hugely successful. Record breaking. All terms that describe Jolla's recent crowdfunding campaign, and now it's getting even better.

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11 Useful Utilities To Supercharge Your Ubuntu Experience

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:03:58 PM

Whether you're a relative novice or a seasoned pro, we all want to get the most from our operating system. Ubuntu, like most modern OSes, has more to offer than what is presented at first blush.

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Meizu, Canonical Sign ‘Strategic Agreement’ for Ubuntu Phone

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 02:56:06 PM

Chinese phone maker Meizu has today confirmed that a 'strategic agreement' has been signed with Canonical, for…well, that they're not saying.

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The ‘Mystery’ Bq Event Went Big on Android, Silent on Ubuntu

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 12:27:41 PM

Few of us, save the most optimistic, were expecting today's media event from Bq Readers to yield news of the first Ubuntu Phone.

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More in Tux Machines

Quadcopter drone packs first all-Linux APM autopilot

Erle Robotics launched a ROS-enabled, open source “Erle-brain” autopilot that runs APM directly on Linux. The device also powers an “Erle-copter” drone. Over the last year, Spanish firm Erle Robotics S.L. has been working with 3DRobotics to develop an open source BeaglePilot autopilot for drones that can run Linux on 3DR’s popular, Arduino-based APM (ArduPilot Mega) platform. The APM Linux port was developed by both companies, as well as several academic institutions. The BeagleBone-based “Erle-brain” autopilot is built into the $490-and-up Erle-copter quadcopter. Read more

Seven Tips To Get The Most From Your New Android Smartphone

With applications able to run in the background and sync as they see fit, Android can rapidly eat through your cellular data allowance if you are not careful. While it’s fine to let the data run free on wi-fi, you’ll want to restrict your data usage when out and about. Short of switching off mobile data (which defeats the purpose of a smartphone), look under the options in the Data Usage part of the settings. Here you’ll find my wallet’s favourite Android setting of ‘restrict background data’. Now when using cellular data, apps will only pull down data when they are in the foreground and you can see them doing so. If a smartphone is all about being in control, this is the option that gives you confidence. Read more

today's leftovers

Hands-on with PCLinuxOS: A terrific release

I had been thinking that a new PCLinuxOS release was due any time now, based on their quarterly release schedule. Sure enough, it has now arrived, just in time for Christmas - PCLinuxOS 2014.12. Read more Also: Santa Claus has Linux in his sack -- PCLinuxOS 2014.12 is here PCLinuxOS 2014.12 released