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Valencia Schools Save Almost $50 Million (€37 Million) with a Linux OS Based on Ubuntu

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Representative from the Valencia Linux School district have announced that they have managed to save €36 million ($48.3 million) by using a Linux distribution instead of proprietary software.

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Ubuntu Touch Image #157 Comes With Mir And Unity 8 Improvements, Among Others

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Canonical has stopped promoting Ubuntu Touch images for a while (except for the unstable channel), due to some chroot issues, that were causing the environment to be unstable.

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Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) alpha-2 released!

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This alpha features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, UbuntuKylin and the Ubuntu Cloud images.

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Kubuntu 14.10 Alpha 2 (Utopic Unicorn) Is Out, Users Can Test the Beautiful Plasma 5 Desktop

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Kubuntu 14.10 Alpha 2 (Utopic Unicorn) is now ready for download and its developers provide both the KDE 4.14 branch and the new Plasma 5 for testing.

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Major South Korean Pharmaceutical Company Ditches Windows for Ubuntu

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Canonical published some very interesting details about a South Korean company called Bukwang Pharmaceuticals, which ditched most of its Windows OSes for Ubuntu and saved a lot of money. On top of the obvious savings, it also got a lot of good press, and other businesses found out that it can be done...

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Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Alpha 2 Officially Released, Gets EFI Support and Ubuntu-Style Menus

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“Ubuntu MATE is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor. With modest hardware requirements it is suitable for modern workstations and older hardware alike,” reads the official website.

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Bio-Linux 8.0.2 Is an Ubuntu 14.04-Based OS for Scientists That Analyze Biological Data – Gallery

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Bio-Linux, a fully-featured, powerful, configurable, and easy to maintain bioinformatics workstation built on the Ubuntu operating system, is now at version 8.0.2.

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Ubuntu: Through the Eyes of a Travel Blogger

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Reliability – Ubuntu provides the reliability that Windows could not. The operating system speed has at least tripled in comparison with using Windows 7. We are not pulling our hair out waiting for a program to load, experiencing hang-ups or delays when switching screens or shutting-down. All actions are instantaneous.

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New Ubuntu Touch Releases Blocked by Bugs

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Ubuntu for phones is going through a rough week and no new images have been promoted, mostly because of a few nasty bugs that prevented the release of a new stable version. The developers are working to fix the problem, but it might take a while until Ubuntu Touch users get their updates.

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Ubuntu 14.10 is Now Using Kernel 3.16 RC3 As Default

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Recently, the developers have implemented the Kernel 3.16 RC3 as default on the unstable branch of Ubuntu 14.10, scheduled for release on the 23rd of October, 2014.

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Linux at 23, Desktop Feedback, and GIMP 2.8.14 Released

The top story tonight is the releases of GIMP 2.8.12 and 2.8.14. Linux celebrated 23 years yesterday and the community had a bit to say about "the desktop." And finally tonight we have a couple of gaming announcements and Bruce Byfield on the KDE Visual Design Group. Read more

Tux Paint: Doing FOSS Right

Apparently, I’m not alone in thinking highly of the software, if this page of testimonials is any indication. In fact, the publication “This Old Schoolhouse” recently echoed many other reviews in their article in the June 2012 edition. In the article, Andy Harris, the Tech Homeschooler, wrote, “Tux Paint is just about the most kid-friendly program I’ve ever seen. It’s designed so the adult can set it up, and even very young children can enjoy it thoroughly. It also has sophisticated enough features for siblings and parents to enjoy.” Tux Paint is a project that does FOSS right: A wide-ranging team labors for the good of the program and consistently puts out quality software without fanfare or self-congratulation. The proof, as they say, is in the software itself: high-quality software which enjoys a high degree of acceptance with teachers and parents, to say nothing of holding the interest – and unlocking the creativity – of children. Read more