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Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Images to Arrive on Wednesday for Meizu MX4 and Nexus Devices

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On August 24, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak has sent in his daily report informing us all about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in prepration for the major OTA-6 software update for the mobile operating system.

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Watch: Ubuntu MATE 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Running on Banana Pi BPI-M1

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We've seen them all, Ubuntu running on virtually anything, Ubuntu powering all sorts of devices, from mobile phones to embedded and industrial PCs. Today, we want to show you Ubuntu MATE 15.04 running on Banana Pi BPI-M1.

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Ubuntu 15.10 Needs Some Awesome Wallpapers from Talented Artists, Contribute Now

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Canonical's Nathan Haines has informed us all about the launch of a new event for members of the Ubuntu Linux community, where they can contribute with photographic and illustrative wallpapers, as well as other multimedia content in order to celebrate the release of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system.

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Canonical Kills Desktop Ubuntu Software Center, Focuses on Mobile Apps

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Desktop apps stores are dead, and their mobile-oriented equivalents are the future. That's the message from Canonical, which has quietly made clear that it intends to jettison the Software Center in Ubuntu Linux to focus on mobile apps for Snappy Ubuntu Core.

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Review: Canonical continues cloud push with Ubuntu 15.04

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According to the latest statistics from The Cloud Market, Ubuntu now accounts for 59% of all images on the Amazon EC2 platform. Windows has 8%, and the other distributions of Linux split the remaining 33%.

Ubuntu’s popularity is due to the operating system's regular updates, easily accessible images, and availability of enterprise-grade support. And, of course, the lack of license fees.

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Ubuntu on the Mainframe: Interview with Canonical's Dustin Kirkland

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Dustin Kirkland, from Canonical's Ubuntu Product and Strategy team, told me in a long interview at LinuxCon, "We are really steamrolling towards a GA release of Ubuntu on z Systems. Users of z Series systems are the types that buy hardware for 5 and 10 years and that lines up very well with our LTS of Ubuntu.” He also said they need to do some work on tool chain to ensure they have components like gclib libraries on all of the compilers, including other bits such as Perl, PHP, Ruby, Python, etc., which are needed to build the Ubuntu universe. Users will start seeing that work coming out later this year and alpha/beta builds of Ubuntu in early 2016.

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OTA-6 Update for Ubuntu Touch Could Arrive by the End of the Week

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The new OTA update for Ubuntu Touch is almost here, but developers still need to work in order to fix all the problems. Some issues have been recently discovered, and the launch has been pushed back for few days, but it looks like we might get it this week.

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Ubuntu Core Receives Support For GPIO and I2C on the Raspberry Pi 2 - Video

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Canonical's Kyle Fazzari wrote an interesting article on his blog informing about the latest work done by him and his team of Ubuntu developers at Canonical for the Ubuntu Core operating system.

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Ubuntu Touch to Get a LibreOffice Doc Viewer Soon

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LibreOffice 5.0 was released a week ago, and one of the things mentioned in the announcement was the fact that it's a cornerstone of the mobile clients for Ubuntu Touch and Android. A developer wanted to clarify what that actually meant.

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The New Ubuntu-Supported Video Driver PPA Is Well Received by Community

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Ubuntu will have a dedicated PPA for video drivers, for now only for the Nvidia ones, and third-party developers are already praising the devs for this decision.

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