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  • Ubuntu trademark nonsense

    Each time Matthew brings this up, and as evidence continues to mount that Canonical either actually intends their IP policy to be read that way, or is intentionally keeping the situation unclear to FUD derivatives, I start wondering about references to Ubuntu in my software.

  • Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS Officially Released, How to Update?

    A developer from Canonical Ltd said yesterday that the latest version of the Ubuntu 14.04 OS has been released. Ubuntu 14.04 is a LTS version of the OS which means that it will receive support for a long time. Users who are still using the previous versions can download the Live and install-able ISO images and update it to the latest version. The update has not only been rolled out for Ubuntu 14.04. Users of Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, Edubuntu 14.04, Mythbuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu Studio 14.04 LTS, Lubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Xubuntu 14.04 LTS can also make use of the downloadable images.

  • Canonical to bake in OpenZFS to Ubuntu 16.04

    Canonical is planning to build ZFS, the resilient combined file system and logical volume manager originally developed by Sun Microsystems, into its forthcoming 16.04 release of the Ubuntu operating system, codenamed "Xenial Xerus".

    Support for OpenZFS was added as a technical preview to Ubuntu 15.10, which was formally released at the beginning of May 2015. Users will still need to download and install the appropriate package, though - zfsutils-linux.

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GNU/Linux-powered Ataribox

  • Mysterious ‘Ataribox’ console finally gets a name and pre-order window
    Atari’s new entry into the console market now has an official name: The Atari VCS. The device was originally teased as the “Ataribox” last year during the E3 gaming convention: A new Linux-based system providing all your favorite Atari classics along with games from independent developers. Visually, it’s a throwback to the Atari 2600 console, only with a sleeker, modern look and updated hardware. Atari calls it a “gaming and entertainment platform.”
  • GDC 2018 | The Ataribox is real, and it's more computer than gaming console
    Atari COO Michael Arzt told Tom’s Hardware that the machine will indeed run Linux (or, at least, a derivative of Linux) with its own Atari-themed UI. The device can be controlled through either a classically-styled joystick or a more modern gamepad. Users can also connect a keyboard and mouse through either USB or Bluetooth.
  • The Ataribox is here at GDC, but it's also kind of not (hands-on)
    In fact, Atari execs told us there's no longer a set price or a promised release date for the console -- because many of its key pieces, like its AMD processor and customized Linux operating system, are still coming together.