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Xubuntu Linux is Being Used to Teach Students at Colegio Hispano Americano in Puerto Rico

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The Xubuntu developers kicked off a new series of interesting articles where they interview various organizations from all over the world in regard with the usage of the Xubuntu Linux operating system.

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Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" Xfce Edition RC is Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Xfce 4.12

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Immediately after announcing the release of Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" KDE Edition RC (Release Candidate), Clement Lefebvre, leader and main developer of the Linux Mint project, informed us about the immediate availability for download and testing of Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" Xfce Edition Release Candidate.

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Ubuntu 12.04 Finally Gets Latest Firefox 39 After a Long Wait

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The Ubuntu maintainers for Firefox have finally released the latest 39.x branch of the Internet browser for users of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Gets the Latest LibreOffice 5.0 RC3

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The upcoming Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) will have the latest LibreOffice 5.0 suite when it is made available in October, and in the meantime the newest RC has been made available through the repos.

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The Number of Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Invitations Has Tripled

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Users can only buy a Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition phone if they play a game on the official website and get one of the very illusive invitations. Now, that number of invitations has been tripled.

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Canonical Clarifies IP Policy, No One Else Happy

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In the continuing saga of Canonical versus contributors' rights, a clarification was issued today. Most consensus is that Canonical's "trump clause" fixes the largest part of the intellectual property dispute, but still leaves issues unresolved. The Free Software Foundation and the Software Freedom Conservancy played key roles and have issued their own statements. Bradley M. Kuhn, Matthew Garrett, and Jonathan Riddell weigh in as well.

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Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop Updates Bring Fixes for Mir Backend

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Ubuntu developers are making some really interesting progress with the upcoming Wily Werewolf release, and they have revealed some of the work that's being done for the desktop. It's not much to look at, but there are a couple of items that should be mentioned.

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More Ubuntu: Lenovo and Canonical Announce Laptop Deal

A Grooveshark-Alternative Music Player For Ubuntu Touch Is Under Development

What the Ubuntu IP Announcement means

Canonical Updates Ubuntu Licensing Terms After Two-Year Discussions with FSF

Ubuntu 15.10 MATE Does Not Use The Desktop Cube As The Default WM Anymore

Don't Expect Much from Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu, Windows Version Is Terrible

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The Intel Compute Stick sounds great on paper, and it's also shipping with Ubuntu, but you shouldn't really get your hopes up. The Windows version is not all that great, and it's quite possible that the Ubuntu edition is not up to par either.

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Canonical and FSF: the Latest

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  • Free software fans land crucial punch in Ubuntu row – but it's not over

    The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) have been bickering with Canonical since 2013 over concerns that certain clauses of the Ubuntu IP rights policy seemed to claim to override provisions of the GNU General Public License (GPL) – something the GPL explicitly forbids.

  • Conservancy & the FSF Achieve GPL Compliance for Canonical, Ltd. “Intellectual Property” Policy

    Today, Canonical, Ltd. announced an updated “Intellectual Property” policy. Conservancy has analyzed this policy and confirms that the policy complies with the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), but Conservancy and the FSF believe that the policy still creates confusion and possible risk for users who wish to exercise their rights under GPL.

  • Compilation Copyright Irrelevant for Kubuntu

    Compilation copyright is an idea exclusive to the US (or North America anyway). It restricts collections of items which otherwise have unrelated copyright restrictions. A classic example is a book collection of poetry where the poems are all out of copyright but the selection and ordering of poems is new and has copyright owned by whoever did it.

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