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BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition review

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The BQ Aquaris e4.5 Ubuntu Edition is not the debut Canonical must have envisaged for Ubuntu Phone, in the early days of the platform’s development.

It’s a perfectly functional smartphone for the most part, and we like the concept of scopes, but the hardware is humdrum, performance is sluggish, and the software running on it is rough and ready, and full of holes.

We’ll be tracking the progress of Ubuntu Phone with interest – it surely must get better than this – but this first device is one to write off to experience.

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Scientists Use Ubuntu to Interpret Hubble Telescope Data

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A new documentary about the Hubble space telescope was just released on Nova, and a Reddit user pointed out that one of the scientists was using Linux to manage the date provided by the telescope.

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Hidden Options in Ubuntu 15.04 Can Make It Much Better

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Ubuntu 15.04 is a complete operating system and can be used just as Canonical has intended, but some very interesting options and features are hidden inside the OS and the not usually accessible, unless you install a couple of applications.

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Firefox 37.0.2 Arrives in Ubuntu 15.04

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Ubuntu

Canonical has just announced a Firefox vulnerability has been corrected and that version 37.0.2 of the browser has been integrated into Ubuntu 15.04 and all the other supported Ubuntu versions.

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Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Continues the Process of Conquering China

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Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), the Chinese Linux distribution developed in collaboration with Canonical that's based Ubuntu, has been released and is now ready for download.

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Five Easy Steps to Greatly Improve Your Ubuntu 15.04 Experience

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Now that Ubuntu 15.04 has been officially released, we can advise new users regarding a few extra steps that they need to take in order to get the most out of their system.

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Ubuntu Server 15.04 Arrives with OpenStack Kilo, LXD, LXC, Juju, and Docker

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Canonical had the pleasure of announcing the release of the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system, as well as its numerous flavors, including Ubuntu Server 15.04, Kubuntu 15.04, Xubuntu 15.04, Lubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu MATE 15.04, Ubuntu Studio 15.04, Ubuntu Kylin 15.04, and Ubuntu GNOME 15.04.

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Also: Ubuntu Studio 15.04 Out Now with Xfce 4.12 and Low-Latency Linux Kernel 3.19 - Gallery

Ubuntu 15.04 review, from a Plasma user’s point of view

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 15.04 is finally here. I am a known KDE Plasma user so my reader may assume that I don’t run Ubuntu (with Unity) on my desktops. Which is not true. I love technology so I use almost every possible technology, which I can afford or use (including Mac OS X and iOS). Using different technologies put me in a better position to evaluate the advantages of GNU/Linux or a particular distros or DE in comparison to the rest.

I am actually a heavy Ubuntu user. I run three Virtual Private Servers (all powered by Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) which host my cloud services as well as my web sites. I also run it on my home server because Ubuntu does a great job as a server.

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Kubuntu 15.04: the first major distro to ship Plasma 5

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Ubuntu

Kubuntu is one of the best Plasma distros, along with openSUSE. Jonathan Riddell, the lead developer of the project, just announced the release of Kubuntu 15.04.

Kubuntu 15.04 is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and important releases due to many reasons. First of all it is the first major distro to ship Plasma 5 as the default desktop environment.

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Also: Calligra @ conf.kde.in

Xubuntu 15.04 Arrives with Xfce 4.12 and Linux Kernel 3.19 - Screenshot Tour

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Canonical released today the final version of the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system, as well as its many flavors, including Kubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu MATE 15.04, Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, Ubuntu Kylin 15.04, Ubuntu Studio 15.04, and Lubuntu 15.04.

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Also: Lubuntu 15.04 Is the Last Release to Use LXDE as the Team Prepares for LXQt - Screenshot Tour

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