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Ubuntu Touch Support Will Be Provided for as Long as Technically Possible

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Touch is now available by default in three phones, the Bq Aquaris e4.5, Bq Aquaris e5 HD, and Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition, and it looks like Canonical plans to support them for as long as possible.

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Android One (second-generation) review

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With Lava pixel V1, Google has attempted to revolutionize the budget smartphone market again but has not been able to do so.

The phone does offer good design, excellent touch response, smooth performance and decent camera, however at the same time lacks full-HD screen, 4G connectivity and the latest processor - features that are already available in various phones in this budget segment. However, users who value stock Android and priority updates may find this one to be a good option.

At Rs 11,350 the smartphone fails to compete with Lenovo K3 Note, which is available at Rs 10,000 and offers better features including display, processor and camera. YU Yureka Plus also comes with better specifications at a lower price.

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Canonical Publishes Impressive Roadmap for All of Their Ubuntu Products

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Ubuntu

Canonical is working on multiple projects at the same time, and it's often difficult to understand their plans, but Director of Product Strategy Engineering Olli Ries has shed some light on how their inner workings are structured and how things are evolving, from the inside out.

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Making the Case for Koha: Why Libraries Should Consider an Open Source ILS

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When Engard educates people on what open source is, what it means to use open source software, what types of software are available, which companies use it, and who trusts it, they see that their fears are unfounded, she says. To back up her discussions with facts, she maintains bibliographies on open source and open source security. She also has a set of bookmarks on Delicious, and she wrote a book, Practical Open Source Software for Libraries. “[W]hen people come to me and say open source is too risky … I have facts and figures, just what librarians want, to say no, all software has potential risk associated with it. You have to evaluate software side by side, and look at it, and really take the time to compare it. … I know you’re going to pick the open source solution over the proprietary because it is so quickly developed, so quickly fixed, so ahead of the curve as far as technology is concerned.”

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Review of Ubuntu Phone – A Work Still Under Progress

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Ubuntu

However, what one must remember is that the Ubuntu Phone is still a work in progress. The company is issuing updates every month and is relying on its current user base regarding the feedback and ideas. Right now, only three Ubuntu phones are present in the market ranging from $186 to $328 roughly. Ubuntu has been in hibernation mode for the development of this OS for a long time and it looked like they might be consumer ready now, however, after seeing the Ubuntu Phone it looks like they might be far from that scenario right now.

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Android M news: Release date delayed, to come out in September or October?

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Google reveals that the newest Android operating system initially codenamed as "Android M" will be delaying the release of Android M Developer Preview 3 for selected Nexus devices.

The information was shared by the company's employee and moderator Wojtek Kaliciński on the Developer community page in Google+.

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Linux Kernel 3.10.85 LTS Brings Refinements to EXT4, Btrfs, ARM, and XFS, Updated Drivers

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Linux

After announcing the release of the Linux kernel 4.1.4 LTS, Greg Kroah-Hartman published details about the eighty-five maintenance release of the Linux 3.10 kernel series, a long-term supported version that will receive security patches for a few more years than regular releases.

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Also: Linux Kernel 3.14.49 LTS Has ARM64 and EXT4 Improvements, Many Updated Drivers

Manjaro Community Proudly Presents The Release of Manjaro Linux 0.8.13.1 i3 Edition

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Linux

Today, August 4, Bernhard Landauer, the maintainer of the i3 community edition of the Manjaro Linux distribution had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of Manjaro Linux i3 0.8.13.1.

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GParted 0.23.0 Open Source Partition Editor Adds Support for Setting New Btrfs UUID

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OSS

The developers of the famous GParted open-source partition editor software used by default on numerous Live CDs announced the release and immediate availability for download of GParted 0.23.0.

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Lumina Desktop 0.8.6 Released!

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BSD

Just in time for PC-BSD & FreeBSD 10.2 (coming soon), the Lumina desktop has been updated to version 0.8.6! This version contains a number of updates for non-English users (following up all the new translations which are now available), as well as a number of important bug-fixes, and support for an additional FreeDesktop specification. The PC-BSD “Edge” packages have already been updated to this version and the FreeBSD ports tree will be getting this update very soon as well.

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Find The Perfect Linux-Compatible PC With Ubuntu's Hardware Database

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Linux
Ubuntu

Some PCs are more difficult to run Linux on than others — it’s all about the drivers. Some laptops are available with Linux pre-installed, but plenty aren’t — even though they may make great Linux PCs. The Ubuntu Certified Hardware database helps you find Linux-compatible PCs.

Most computers can run Linux, but some are much easier than others. Certain hardware manufacturers (whether it’s Wi-Fi cards, video cards, or other buttons on your laptop) are more Linux-friendly than others, which means installing drivers and getting things to work will be less of a hassle.

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GNOME Software Package Manager App Updated for GNOME 3.16 to Fix Multiple Bugs

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GNOME

The GNOME Project released earlier today, August 3, the fifth maintenance release of the stable GNOME Software package manager application for the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment, a version that fixes seven issues.

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Linux Kernel 4.1.4 LTS Released with Numerous Updated Drivers, ARM64 Improvements

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Today, August 3, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release and immediate availability for download of the fourth maintenance release of the stable, long-term supported Linux 4.1 kernel.

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Open-spec motor control kit runs Linux on Zynq SoC

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Avnet’s revamped, Linux-based “ZIDK-II” kit for motor control combines its ZedBoard SBC, featuring an ARM/FPGA Zynq SoC, with improved Analog Devices gear.

Avnet Electronic Marketing’s “Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC/Analog Devices Intelligent Drives Kit II,” or “ZIDK-II,” is a major upgrade to a previously released kit of the same name, featuring an enhanced Analog Devices ” brushless DC motor control reference design. As before, the system is built around Avnet’s community-backed, Ubuntu Linux-based ZedBoard single board computer, which showcases the Xilinx Zynq-7020, a SoC that combines see farther below.

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today's leftovers

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today's howtos

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Leftovers: KDE/Qt

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Leftovers: OSS

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