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Is Ubuntu set to be the OS for Internet of Things?

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The Internet of Things has enjoyed major growth in recent years, as more and more of the world around us gets smarter and more connected.

But keeping all these new devices updated and online requires a reliable and robust software background, allowing for efficient and speedy monitoring and backup when needed.

Software fragmentation has already become a significant issue across the mobile space, and may threaten to do so soon in the IoT.

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Macbuntu - Spice up your desktop

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Macbuntu is no stranger to Dedoimedo. We first used this lovely project slash transformation pack in Gnome 2 many years ago and then again about three winters counter clockwise with a Salamander edition of Ubuntu. Now we shall attempt this lovely work again on top of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. I've written this just before the Zesty release, but the idea is 100% identical and valid.

Before we continue, you may ask, why you do dis, I feel no pain. Wait, I got confused. That's a Zohan line. What I meant is, why touch the default Ubuntu setup? Well, we've already done some work in my essential tweaking guide, so we're notching up to the next level. This will give you some serious street credit in your local coffee shop. Probably not, but worth a try.

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Leeds hack 'weaponising' Ubuntu for NHS Windows take out

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A quiet revolution has been rumbling in Leeds. It may not seem revolutionary: a gathering of software developers is scarcely going to get people taking to the barricades in these uncertain times, but the results of this particular meetup could shape access to NHS PCs in the coming years.

The gathering in question was a hack week that ran until June 30 is to find a way to deploy NHSbuntu, a version of Ubuntu built for the NHS, on 750,000 smartcards used to verify clinicians accessing 80 per cent of applications – excluding those for clinical use – on millions of NHS PCs.

If successful, NHSbuntu would replace the current system using Windows. Ultimately, the aim is to replace Windows on the desktop, too. Smartcard recognition has been the huge barrier.

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Ubuntu 17.10 Alpha 1 (Artful Aardvark) Out for Opt-in Flavors, Here's What's New

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Today, Canonical announced the availability of the first Alpha release of the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, but only for opt-in flavors that are willing to participate in the Alpha milestones.

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Also: Lubuntu 17.10's First Alpha Milestone Ships with Separate LXDE and LXQt Editions

Kubuntu 17.10 Alpha 1 Debuts with VLC Media Player by Default, KDE Plasma 5.10.2

Canonical Outs Important Kernel Update for All Supported Ubuntu Linux Releases

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Ubuntu

After patching a recently discovered systemd vulnerability in Ubuntu 17.04 and Ubuntu 16.10, Canonical today released a new major kernel update for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (HWE), patching up to fifteen security flaws.

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System76 Announces Pop!_OS, Their Own Linux Distro Based on Ubuntu and GNOME

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Ubuntu

This came from nowhere! System76 today announced that they've been working lately on their own GNU/Linux distribution, based on Ubuntu and the GNOME desktop environment.

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Also: System76 Announces Pop!_OS Linux Distribution, To Be Shipped On Their Future PCs

System76 unveils its own Ubuntu-based Linux distribution called 'Pop!_OS'

System76 Announce Their Own Linux Distribution called Pop!_OS

Ubuntu Leftovers: Ubuntu Core, MAAS, Ubuntu Foundations, and Ubuntu MATE 17.10

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New systemd Vulnerability Affects Ubuntu 17.04 and Ubuntu 16.10, Update Now

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Canonical informs Ubuntu users that it updated the systemd packages in the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) and Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating systems to patch a recently discovered security issue.

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Ubuntu MATE's Software Boutique Package Manager Is Getting Support for Snaps

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Ubuntu MATE developer Martin Wimpress announced that, in collaboration with Luke Horwell, he plans to revamp the Software Boutique default graphical package manager of the Ubuntu MATE operating system.

It's been a while since Ubuntu MATE's Software Boutique received any major changes, but it finally looks like it will get some much-needed attention as developer Luke Horwell gave users a sneak peek to the upcoming Software Boutique version that'll be shipping with Ubuntu MATE 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) later this year.

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System76 Oryx Pro Review

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Ubuntu

This past weekend I was sent a System76 laptop to review (Thanks guys and gals!). So the first thing I did was install the latest Kubuntu release (17.04) and added the System76-Driver PPA.

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KDE: Krita 3.2.0 Beta 2, Akademy 2017

  • Krita 3.2.0: Second Beta Available
    We’re releasing the second beta for Krita 3.2.0 today! These beta builds contain the following fixes, compared to the first 3.2.0 beta release. Keep in mind that this is a beta: you’re supposed to help the development team out by testing it, and reporting issues on bugs.kde.org.
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  • KDE Arrives in Almería for Akademy 2017
    We have travelled from across the globe to meet for our annual gathering where we plan and discuss the next year's activities creating free software to share with the world. Almería is in the south east of Spain, a country which has long been a supporter of free software and collaboration with its creators. The sun here is hot but the water is also warm for those who make it to the beach to discuss their work with a pina colada and a swim. Over the last year KDE has run conferences in Brazil, India, Spain, Germany and sprints in Randa in Switzerland, Krita in the Netherlands, Marble in Germany, GSoC in the US, WikiToLearn in India, Plasma in Germany, Kontact in France, and sent representatives to OSCAL in Albania, FOSSASIA in Singapore, FUDCON in Cambodia, HKOSCon in Hong Kong and more.
  • Guest Post: Retired From KDE, by Paul Adams
    Long time no see, huh? Yes, I neglected my blog and as such didn't post anything since Akademy 2014... Interestingly this is the last one where my dear Paul Adams held a famous talk.  [...] During my PhD I was studying Free Software community productivity metrics. I was also working on research into software quality funded by the European Commission. KDE eV (the governance body1 for KDE) was also taking part in that project. At this time KDE was almost ready to release KDE 4. It was an exciting time to get involved.

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