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Users Are Invited to Test Wi-Fi Hotspot (Internet Tethering) in Ubuntu Touch

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On July 22, Canonical's Jonas G. Drange informed us all that the Ubuntu Touch developers managed to finish the Wi-Fi Hotspot (also known as Internet Tethering) functionality for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system.

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New MySQL Version Lands in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Details about a number of MySQL vulnerabilities have been published by Canonical for its Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

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BackBox Linux 4.3 Is a Powerful Penetration Testing Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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BackBox Linux is a distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS that's used to perform penetration tests and security assessments. A new update has been released, bringing the version number up to 4.3.

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HP ProBook 455 Ubuntu review

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For basic office tasks, the ProBook 455 Ubuntu isn't a bad desktop replacement, and Ubuntu has made big strides from niche project to a rounded OS that most people will adapt to comfortably.
Nonetheless, every one of this laptop's strengths seems to be countered by some related weakness. It's spacious and filled with ports, but clunky and heavy. Its operating system is feature-rich, but buggy. It's secure for now, but won't be in two years' time.

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Ubuntu Make 0.9 Brings Initial Support for the Arduino IDE, Visual Studio Code Fixes

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Didier Roche, the developer of the popular Ubuntu Make command-line software that lets users install various third-party applications in the Ubuntu Linux operating system, had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of Ubuntu Make 0.9.

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Open source experts sound off on Canonical's IP policy reaching GPL compliance

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I spoke with several experts on free and open source software, some of whom were close to the situation itself, about the implications of the latest developments with Canonical's IP policy.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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I used this crazy alternative 'Ubuntu' phone for a month and ended up liking it more than Android

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Ubuntu is based on Linux, the same underlying code that powers data centres and household-name operating systems like Android. So the chances are you have actually used something powered by Ubuntu at some point in your life already, albeit indirectly.

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Ubuntu Trends, Mozilla Thunderbird, Canonical Licensing

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  • Ubuntu Trends: Part 1

    One thing to note about these graphs is 2015 is not yet complete so there can be change that will occur in 2015. The statistics should not necessarily be considered to correlate to Ubuntu overall losing popularity. Data from Google Trends for instance overall shows a downtrend for other desktop operating systems which likely correlates to end users focusing and spending more time on mobile these days.

  • Canonical Updates Mozilla Thunderbird in Ubuntu to Version 31.8.0 Instead of 38.1.0

    Almost all Ubuntu users out there have asked us almost daily when Canonical will upgrade the default and only email client used on their Ubuntu Linux operating systems, Mozilla Thunderbird, to the latest version available.

  • Linux Top 3: SLES 11 SP4, Chromixium OS 1.5 and Canonical Licensing

    There are few Linux distribution as popular as Canonical's Ubuntu and yet in the eye of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), Canonical has taken some liberties with Free and Open-source licensing.

GCC 5 Is One Week Away From Landing In Ubuntu 15.10

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Matthias Klose sent out an update on Monday for landing GCC5 into Ubuntu 15.10 on 31 July. Besides this update being huge for the new compiler features, switching over to GCC 5 might be a bit nasty due to a partial ABI transition within their C++ standard library (libstdc++6). Due to this, coming with the landing of GCC 5 will be a rebuild of more than three thousand packages.

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