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Unity Shopping Lens Is Legal, Says UK Data Protection Body

Thursday 7th of August 2014 12:16:50 PM

Ubuntu's controversial 'Amazon shopping' feature has been deemed compliant with data protection and privacy laws by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office.

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Retro Epics: Five GOG.com Linux Games Everyone Should Own

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 05:45:17 PM

Ardent Linux gamers will have seen last week as a good one, as rising game distribution service GOG.com brought a batch of more than 50 classic PC and indie titles to the platform, many for the very first time.

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Latest Intel Linux Graphics Drivers Now Available on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 12:10:12 AM

Intel's open-source utility for getting the latest graphics drivers for supported Intel hardware on Ubuntu has reached version 1.0.6.

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This Is What’s New In Linux 3.16

Monday 4th of August 2014 02:06:14 PM

Linus posted a new stable release of the Linux kernel this weekend. Great. But what changes does it bring? Take a look...

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Latest Skype Release Now Available from Ubuntu Software Center

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 01:25:54 PM

The latest stable release of Skype 4.3 for Linux is available to install from the Ubuntu Software Center on 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS.

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Open-Source Media Center ‘XBMC’ Announces New Name

Friday 1st of August 2014 06:20:41 PM

One of the most popular open-source media center applications that's available on Linux (and other platforms) is getting a new name.

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Second Alpha for Ubuntu 14.10 Flavors Released

Friday 1st of August 2014 01:16:24 PM

Development of Ubuntu 14.10 continues, as the second alpha releases of the cycle are made available for download, including Lubuntu.

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How to Easily Create a Ubuntu Kiosk Computer

Thursday 31st of July 2014 10:24:06 PM

Linux distributions can be as feature-packed or as stripped back as needed, powering anything from inner-city signage to city council desktops.

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Ubuntu Phone Adds New ‘Swipe to Close’ App Gesture

Thursday 31st of July 2014 01:59:54 PM

An improved way of quitting running applications in Ubuntu for devices is about to land in development builds — and this is how it works.

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Ubuntu Gone: Deadline Sees All Ubuntu One Data Deleted

Thursday 31st of July 2014 12:50:49 PM

If you're yet to retrieve files stored on Ubuntu One, Canonical's zombified cloud storage service, you are pretty much out of time.

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LibreOffice 4.3 Goes Live, Includes Fix for 11 Year Old Bug

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 02:12:47 PM

LibreOffice 4.3, the latest major update to the open-source office suite, is available for download. But what's new? Dive in to find out.

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Nokia HERE To Provide Ubuntu Phones With Faster, More Accurate Location Data

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 12:20:43 PM

Ubuntu developers will shortly be able to take advantage of accurate location positioning data in apps built for Ubuntu for devices.

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App Grid Ubuntu Software Center Alternative Gets Stylish New Look

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 04:34:17 PM

The popular alternative to the Ubuntu Software Centre, App Grid, has been updated with an improved look and layout.

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Minitube 2.2 Fixes Playback Issues, Adds Channel Unsubscribe Option

Sunday 27th of July 2014 03:16:52 PM

Unofficial and Flash-free desktop YouTube player 'MiniTube' has been updated with playback fixes and minor improvements.

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Get Snapping: Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 Wallpaper Contest Now Open

Sunday 27th of July 2014 01:45:54 PM

The keen photographers, illustrators and graphics ninjas amongst you have the chance to help shape the look and feel of Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 — but only for the next few weeks.

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New Intel Linux Graphics Stack Adds Broadwell Support, Improves Bay Trail

Sunday 27th of July 2014 12:38:42 PM

The latest Intel Graphics Stack for Linux has been released with Broadwell support and improvements to Bay Trail and Haswell chips.

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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Released, 12.04 Users See Upgrade Prompt

Friday 25th of July 2014 10:01:57 AM

The first point release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has been made available for download.

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GOG.com Linux Support Arrives, 50+ Games Available DRM Free

Thursday 24th of July 2014 12:35:04 PM

Say goodbye to your productivity: GOG.com has just made a stash of 50 classic PC games available on Linux.

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Linux Growth Demands Bigger Talent Poo

Today at LinuxCon and CloudOpen we're making an announcement that signifies the natural next step in helping to build a qualified talent pool of Linux professionals worldwide:The Linux Foundation Certification Program. We sought to create a new Linux certification program that is innovative, highly valued among Linux pro’s and employers and advances the state-of the-art of certification exams. We think it's a different approach to testing and can help advance Linux by bringing more Linux talent into the market. The exams are available anytime, anywhere; performance based with testing in the command line; and distribution flexible. Let me tell you a bit more about why we believe this is so important. Linux today powers most of the technology infrastructure that runs our daily lives. It is the fastest growing platform in nearly every sector of technology from embedded systems, mobile devices and consumer electronics to the cloud, enterprise server, high performance computing and more. Read more

Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

With an eye toward deepening the global Linux talent pool, the Linux Foundation today announced that it will offer two new certifications for engineers and administrators. The Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator, or LFCS, and the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer, or LFCE certificates will be granted to applicants who pass an automated online exam. The cost will be $300, although the foundation will hand out 1,000 free passes to attendees at LinuxCon, where the announcement was made. Read more More: Linux Foundation Debuts Linux Certification Effort

Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 Test 1 Is an Interesting Debian and GNOME 3.12 Combination

Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 Test 1, a live and installation DVD based on Debian, aiming to provide a ready-to-use, easy-to-install desktop and laptop-optimized operating system, has been released and is now ready for testing. Read more

Linux Founder Linus Torvalds 'Still Wants the Desktop'

The Linux faithful gathered today at LinuxCon to hear core Linux developers, especially Linus Torvalds—and the audience wasn't disappointed. In a keynote panel session, Torvalds spoke of his hopes and the challenges for Linux in 2014. Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman moderated the discussion and commented that Linux already runs everywhere. He asked Torvalds where he thinks Linux should go next. Read more