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Here's What Unity Launcher Looks like at Screen Bottom in Ubuntu 16.04

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The Ubuntu developers promised users that they would be able to move the launcher to the Unity bottom for the screen, and we now get to see what it looks like.

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Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS Now Part of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Daily Builds ISOs

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Canonical pushed the latest Linux kernel 4.4 LTS into the repositories just last week, and now the latest Ubuntu builds are also integrating it.

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KDE Neon offers the latest and greatest KDE software on a stable Ubuntu base

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After a lengthy public spat with Canonical and the Ubuntu Community Council, Kubuntu founder Jonathan Riddell stepped down as release manager for that "flavor" of Ubuntu. He’s now back with a new project named KDE Neon, which provides stable Ubuntu systems with the latest KDE software.

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You Can Now Use an Ubuntu Phone's Screen as a Touchpad, Miracast Coming Soon

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The latest Ubuntu convergence news is here, and we've just learned that you can now use the screen of an Ubuntu Phone device as a touchpad when mirroring it to an external monitor (wired or wireless).

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Qimo, the Popular Ubuntu-Based Linux Operating System for Kids, Closes Shop

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It is with so much regret that we announce today the end of the development for yet another GNU/Linux operating system, as the developers of Qimo, the popular distribution for kids, closed shop at the end of January 2016.

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Lubuntu-Based LXLE 14.04.4 Linux Distro Is Now Available for Beta Testing

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The development team of the Lubuntu-based LXLE Linux distribution have announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of the upcoming LXLE 14.04.4 release.

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Ubuntu Phone OTA-9.5 Delay Imminent, Devs Promise a Lot of Good Convergence Fixes

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Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak has just sent his daily report to inform us all about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the OTA-9.5 hotfix update for Ubuntu Phone devices.

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Canonical Releases Major Linux Kernel Updates for All Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Canonical, the company behind the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux, has published multiple Ubuntu Security Notices to inform users about major kernel updates for all of its supported Ubuntu OSes.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-9.5 Hotfix Bigger than Expected, Final Release Might Be Delayed

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We have just been informed by Łukasz Zemczak of Canonical about the latest work done in preparation for the upcoming OTA-9.5 hotfix update for Ubuntu Phone mobile devices.

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Ubuntu Linux 32-Bit ISO Images Are Up for Discussion Again

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In the latest ubuntu-devel mailing list entry, open source software engineer Dimitri John Ledkov shares his thoughts on the matter of the 32-bit ISO images for the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

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Go(lang) meets Fedora

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LOHAN entertains the crowd at Oz Linux shindig

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today's leftovers

  • Kramden Institute bridges digital divide with refurbished computers
    Ken's love of programming eventually led to a job at Canonical, and then he learned about the Kramden Institute. "At first I was just excited about what they do for so many children," he says. "It's truly an amazing organization. After hearing about Kramden, I very quickly signed up to work a Wednesday work night, which was really a blast. Wednesday evening at Kramden is an event to remember. They are incredibly well organized and almost always have a full house. It's a community of folks that want to help these children; I just fit right in."
  • Why I use openSUSE over other distributions.
    The below is a response to a Facebook query on why we use openSUSE over Ubuntu. I was happy with how it turned out and thought it could prove helpful to a larger audience.
  • OMG, Ubuntu Tablet Could Be a Mobile Game Changer
  • Maru Is an Android OS on the Phone and Debian Linux When Connected to PC
    A new project named Maru promises to provide users with a full Android Lollipop experience on the phone and switch to a Debian Linux distro when connected to a monitor and peripherals. A phone that is powered by Android and magically transforms into a Linux desktop when connected to an external display has been tried before. It was called Ubuntu for Android, and it was one of Canonical's earliest attempts at some sort of convergence between the mobile and PC worlds.