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Fedora 21 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Power Consumption On An ASUS Zenbook

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In upgrading to the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon Broadwell ultrabook, I'm debating whether to switch back to Fedora after having used Ubuntu for a number of years on my main production system after some falling out with a few less then stellar Fedora Core releases back in the day (of course, on test systems, there's plenty of Fedora around here but this is just about deciding on my next main OS for business tasks). In waiting for the new Broadwell ultrabook, I've been running some fresh Ubuntu and Fedora Linux tests on some other laptops/ultrabooks in the office.

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Ubuntu Touch Can Now Run X.Org Apps Like LibreOffice

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Touch already has a good selection of apps and more are added everyday, but it looks like Will Cooke from Canonical managed to get the Writer tool from LibreOffice to run on a phone. This opens up a wealth of opportunities.

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Ubuntu Convergence Is Here and Working, This Music App Is Living Proof

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Touch platform has a number of applications that have been developed specifically for this platform, but they are actually working on the desktop as well. The same is true for the Music app, which already looks great.

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Locally Integrated Menus in Ubuntu 15.04 to Have Always Display Option

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu developers added a new feature called locally integrated menus for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it was extremely well received. In fact, some users have been asking for some refinements and it will be improved in the near future.

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Systemd and Upstart Comparison and Usage on Ubuntu 15.04 Detailed in Great New Wiki

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Linux
Ubuntu

The adoption of systemd in Debian has caused quite a ruckus, but it has other ramifications. For example, Ubuntu will soon use systemd by default, most likely in Ubuntu 15.04. The community has put together a great wiki page that explains the differences between upstart and systemd and how you use it right now.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Might Get Global Menu And HUD Support By Default For Java Swing Applications

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Ubuntu

Java Swing Ayatana (JAyatana) is a project that integrates Java Swing applications with Ubuntu's global menu (AppMenu) and HUD.

Using it, you get Unity AppMenu and HUD support for applications such as NetBeans IDE, IntelliJ IDEA, Android Studio, jDownloader and so on.

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Meizu May Announce An Ubuntu Touch-Powered Device This Month

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Ubuntu

Meizu will be announcing 3 new devices by the end of January. The news leaked out from a Weibo account called ChinaUbuntu; that shows a teaser which has some unusual text on it.

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Ubuntu With XFCE vs Xubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

This isn't a straight forward Ubuntu is better than Xubuntu or Xubuntu is better than Ubuntu article.

This article will also show Ubuntu users how to get to a base XFCE desktop and also how to install the complete Xubuntu desktop.

Ubuntu and Xubuntu are created for different purposes and what I aim to highlight here is when and why you would use Ubuntu and when you would use Xubuntu.

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Exiv2 Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu 14.10

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Security
Ubuntu

Canonical has published details in a security notice about a Exiv2 vulnerability in Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) that has been found and corrected. This not a major issue, but users should upgrade nonetheless.

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Ubuntu Touch Spotted Running on Former Windows 8.1 Tablet Lenovo ThinkPad 8

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Ubuntu Touch is a new operating system made by Canonical for mobile devices like phones and tablets. The only supported platforms are Nexus 4 and Nexus 7, but it looks like developers now have an easier time to make it work on other platforms, such as the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 with Intel processor.

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