Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
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phoronix.com: There's only two and a half days left to Canonical's Ubuntu Edge crowd-funding campaign for building a high-end smart-phone running Ubuntu. Unfortunately, the campaign is still about twenty million dollars short of its $32M goal.
omgubuntu.co.uk: Did you have a snap you wanted to submit to the Ubuntu 13.10 Wallpaper Contest? You’ll need to get your skates on as the competition closes for submissions tomorrow.
thevarguy.com: Canonical's Ubuntu Edge smartphone project grabs headlines. But is the core Ubuntu 13.10 upgrade on track for a successful delivery in Oct. 2013?
omgubuntu.co.uk: Earlier this week ‘Phased Updates’ were enabled for Ubuntu 13.04 – but what are they? Worry ye not: we’re here with a quick overview.
mylinuxrig.com: Poking around Ubuntu, I remembered how much I enjoyed Xubuntu back when I ran it a few years ago. While Xubuntu won’t push out Xfce-related updates as long as it will push the general Ubuntu ones, it felt long-term enough for my purposes.
softpedia.com: On August 6, Canonical published the usual top 10 app downloads chart, this time for July 2013, extracted straight from the Ubuntu Software Center.
laptopmag.com: What if it only took two hours out in the sun supply your laptop with 10 hours of battery life? That’s what the Ubuntu-driven Sol laptop aims to do, according to the folks over at WeWi Telecommunications Inc.
phoronix.com: With there being experimental XMir-based Xubuntu 13.10 images available for the Xfce desktop spin and a request going out for testing, I ran some Phoronix performance tests to compare the XMir performance penalty for 2D and 3D workloads.
linuxadvocates.com: You know, when you look in the Linux parts bin, you see bolt-on guis like KDE, Unity (only Ubuntu), Xfce, LXDE, Enlightenment, Gnome3. And you see a division of packaged Distributions along Gentoo's Emerge, Arch Linux Pacman, Red Hat RPM, and Debian deb package systems (those are the major players). Everything else at Distrowatch is combinations and permutations. That's fine once you've sorted out the chaff.
omgubuntu.co.uk: The appearance of Nautilus, System Settings and several other GNOME 3 applications in Ubuntu 13.10 has been improved in a recent update.
mrpogson.com: Last week, evolution caught up with the Ubuntu juggernaut. After jerking people around with Unity, Wayland, Mir, and generally annoying lovers of Free Software with top-down stuff, Canonical drove more people to take a look at installing Debian GNU/Linux as suggested by the page-hit ratings on Distrowatch. That puts Debian GNU/Linux in #2 after Mint.