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Quick Look: Unity for Arch

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A precursory glance at the above screenshot might give the impression that this is yet another Ubuntu Linux review. However, a closer look at the logo in the bottom left corner reveals that nothing could be farther from the truth. Today we’ll be taking a quick look at the Unity desktop environment on Arch Linux.

Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon leaves Canonical to join Xprize

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Looks like it’s time for Open Source community managers to mover on. In the month of April openSUSE community manager announced that he was leaving SUSE to join ownCloud and now Jono Bacon, the rock star community manager of Ubuntu is leaving Canonical.

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS AIO (All-In-One) DVD With Ubuntu Derivatives

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Good news isn’t it? Yes, 5 Ubuntu derivatives all in one ISO file. One thing I like about this is no more clearing ISO files of the distros on these AIO ISO from USB drives. Mounting this AIO ISO to a USB drive saves you a lot of time. What do have to say about this AIO DVD?

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Spyware Driver Notification in Ubuntu Shows Just How Vulnerable Windows Really Is

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Security
Ubuntu

The biggest problem with any Windows operating system is the security, whether it's about viruses or back doors, and this spyware “message” in a Linux system about Windows drivers shows just how much of a problem security is for Microsoft's OS.

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User survey: Ubuntu is the top OpenStack OS

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A survey of OpenStack users, done by members of the OpenStack Foundation has found that Ubuntu is by far the most widely used operating system with OpenStack, not Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS (which is in second place).

But the most eye-opening statistics don't involve which distribution is being used. It's who's using it and why -- and what those numbers say about the people who've adopted OpenStack.

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Canonical Updates Ubuntu Linux Mobile Installer for Android

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Dual-booting Canonical's Ubuntu Linux and Android on tablets and smartphones has moved a small step closer to reality with the release of a new version of the Ubuntu Dual Boot Installer. Codenamed M9, the release offers support for Ubuntu OS upgrades, along with a slew of other enhancements.

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Survey Finds, Again, that Ubuntu Is the Most Common OpenStack Platform

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Last week was OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, and there were enough big headlines to guarantee that OpenStack is going to remain one of the biggest technology stories of this year. In conjunction with the summit, there was a survey on how organizations are implementing OpenStack, what platforms they're using with it, and more. And, as was found in a previous survey done by the OpenStack Foundation, respondents reported that Ubuntu is by far the most prevalently used operating system with OpenStack.

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Ubuntu Is Now Running on World's Fastest Supercomputer

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Canonical is building the most used Linux distribution for the desktop, but it’s also making one of the most successful operating systems for servers. The fact that Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Openstack and Ubuntu’s orchestration tool, Juju, is running the most powerful supercomputer in the world.

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Intel Graphics Installer for Linux 1.0.5 Brings Support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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The installer is a very handy tool that is unique to the Intel platform. All the other developers from NVIDIA and AMD don’t even dream of providing a proper installer, but somehow the Intel dev managed to make this a reality.

“The Intel Graphics allows you to stay current with the latest enhancements, optimizations, and fixes to the Intel Graphics Stack to ensure the best user experience with your Intel graphics hardware. The Intel Graphics Installer for Linux is available for the latest versions of Ubuntu and Fedora,” reads the official announcement.

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Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Is Now Officially Dead

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“Since changes to the Ubuntu support cycle mean that Ubuntu 13.04 has reached end of life before Ubuntu 12.10, the support cycle for Ubuntu 12.10 has been extended slightly to overlap with the release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This will allow users to move directly from Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (via Ubuntu 13.10). This period of overlap is now coming to a close, and we will be retiring Ubuntu 12.10 on Friday, May 16,” said Canonical’s José Antonio Rey in the original announcement.

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Ubuntu Touch Has a New Way of Dealing with History and Bookmars for the Internet Browser

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Canonical is working tirelessly on Ubuntu for phones, and the developers are trying to improve every aspect of the experience. One of the most important components of Ubuntu, the browser, will also receive some changes that will definitely set it apart from everything else.

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Canonical Starts Adding Performance Tests To Mir

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Josh Arenson committed today the start of a "performance tests" category for Mir, as part of their built-in testing harness. The only test initially added is the OpenGL ES 2.0 port of the glmark2 test. Running this test in Mir simply ensures the performance meets a baseline threshold for ensuring no really bad regressions make it into the Mir code-base for slowing down its graphics performance.

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Superb Deepin 2014 Beta OS Now Available for Download – Screenshot Tour

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The Deepin Linux distribution is aimed at professional and normal users alike, focusing on the best user experience possible, and uses its own desktop environment, which is not something that you usually see these days.

The Deepin developers are known for their unorthodox way of doing things. The previous edition of the operating system was full of interesting features, which even included facial recognition software. Now they have returned with a brand new desktop environment and a fresh desktop ecosystem.

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OpenStack Deployments Are Up, And So Is Ubuntu—But Will It Stick?

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All of this means that life in OpenStack Land is suddenly very interesting. Ubuntu leads by a considerable margin in production deployments—but that's today. But whether it can maintain that lead will depend on its ability to build up an ecosystem to rival Red Hat's. In the data center, it's way behind. But in the OpenStack cloud, it's a much more even playing field, with Canonical recently expanding its partner footprint with Microsoft, IBM and others.

It's a new market. Canonical hasn't won anything yet, of course, but this is the most level playing field it's had in a decade. Game on.

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HP targets China's post-XP crowd with Ubuntu Kylin

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Linux
Ubuntu

HP will ship PCs running the Chinese-language version of Ubuntu, the first manufacturer to do so, in what may be a move to capitalise on millions of Chinese people looking for a successor to Windows XP.

Despite Microsoft ending support for the Windows XP operating system in April this year, about 40 percent of computer users in China still run the OS, according to figures from StatCounter, which tracks the OS used by visitors to websites worldwide.

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Ubuntu 14.04 review

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Canonical is pushing hard to expand Ubuntu into new consumer markets. In the past year we've seen shiny prototypes of Ubuntu-based mobile phones and tablets, and the company hasn't given up on its 2012 vision of getting Ubuntu onto TVs either. What's more, serious work is underway on converging all of these roles into a single chameleonic OS, something even Microsoft hasn't attempted. Read on for our full Ubuntu 14.04 review.

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Ubuntu: A new "Unity 8" flavour

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The desktop team would like to add a new flavour (ish, we don't plan to
have any formal releases at this point) of Ubuntu which contains the
Unity 8 desktop and the new applications which have been developed for
the touch project.

The initial intention is to provide a product which developers can use
to figure out the work that's required to make a desktop product based
on this software usable, and to create a space for experimentation to
figure out the best ways of carrying out the required integration. We
still plan to migrate pieces of the current desktop over, but we are
very mindful of the need to not destabilise the desktop and upset its
users, and are hopeful that developing this flavour in parallel will
mean that migrations will truly happen when software is ready instead of
as a result of pressure to get work into the hands of users early.

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ATOM TEXT EDITOR UBUNTU PPA UPDATE

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Today I've updated the Atom Ubuntu PPA with the latest Atom code from GitHub and, while the application still doesn't work on 32bit, there is some good news: Atom uses dynamic libraries now, so you might be able to use my builds in Linux distributions other than Ubuntu (Fedora, Debian etc.). The new version also comes with quite a few Linux bug fixes.

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Canonical Juju DevOps tool coming to CentOS and Windows

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It's hard to shock an audience at a technical conference. Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux and its parent company Canonical, managed it several times in his OpenStack Summit keynote speech. No news may have been more surprising than that Canonical had ported its Juju DevOps program to its rival's operating systems: Red Hat's CentOS and Microsoft's Hyber-V and Windows Server 2012.

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Linux Mint 17 release candidate available for download

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GNU
Linux
Ubuntu

The final version of Linux Mint 17 is due by the end of the month. But you can download the release candidate right now. Linux Mint 17 comes in 32-bit or 64-bit versions, in the Cinnamon or MATE desktop environments.

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