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Acer C720 Chromebook Delivers Fast Ubuntu Performance

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The Acer C720 was recently released as the latest Google Chromebook selling for just $199 USD. I have been running the Acer C720 Chromebook recently but not with Chrome OS and instead Ubuntu 13.10 Linux. This Chromebook with a Haswell-based dual-core Celeron CPU runs Ubuntu Linux rather nicely. Here are the first thorough benchmarks from this low-cost laptop.

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Ubuntu Touch OS wins its first smartphone partner

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Canonical has inked its first deal with partner who'll put the Linux-basd operating system on its phones, founder Mark Shuttleworth reveals.

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Ubuntu 13.10: The good, the bad and the ugly

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The newest release of Ubuntu, dubbed Saucy Salamander, doesn't offer much in the way of new features – except for the introduction of Ubuntu Touch for mobile platforms.

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Benefits of Ubuntu’s Derivatives: MATE, Cinnamon, and the Depth Desktop Environment

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Of course there are other independent derivatives of Ubuntu — ones that use Enlightenment, KDE, etc. Those too are needed to ensure diversity and suitability to more potential audiences.

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Linux Journal Readers’ Choice Awards: Ubuntu Weak, Unity Shunned

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The number one distribution was, as usual Ubuntu. But, Ubuntu only got 16 percent, with Debian coming in second at 14.1 percent. So, one could say that Debian is strong since Ubuntu is based on Debian. One could also say that Ubuntu is surprisingly weak. One would think it would be higher. One possibility is that Linux Journal readers are pretty hard core, and might often eschew Ubuntu for other distributions that cause more pain. Face it. Real Linux users like to wear hair shirts.

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Ubuntu to include torrent search in Dash search

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Ubuntu users will soon be able to ‘search’ for torrents from sites like The Pirate Bay right from Unity Dash. A torrent lens created by developer David Calle will be available by default on Ubuntu.

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How Ubuntu translates hi-tech into humanity

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Look up “canonical” in a dictionary and you will see references to “rule”, “standard”, “typical” or even “unique, distinguished exemplar”.

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Receives Major Kernel Update

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Once again, Canonical does a good job at protecting its supported Ubuntu Linux distributions by releasing security updates from time to time. On December 3, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS received a major kernel upgrade that fixed twelve vulnerabilities discovered in the upstream Linux 3.2 kernel by various developers (eight of them were discovered by Kees Cook).

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Canonical to Debut New Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Linux in 2014

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This news is significant for the open source portion of the channel for two main reasons. First, it creates greater divergence between Ubuntu and other mainstream Linux distributions, such as those from Red Hat (RHT), SUSE and the Fedora Project, all of which have given no indication of plans to adopt Mir anytime soon. As a result, ISVs and other partners potentially will have to make a choice about which Linux distributions they choose to work with, since changes to the display server could require adaptations to third-party software solutions.

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What to Expect in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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For Ubuntu 14.04 – a Long Term Support (LTS) release – the onus is on stability, dependability and performance. All are key. To this end Unity 7 is to remain the default desktop, and will gain few (if any) substantial new features.

But it will continue to benefit from subtle refinements under the hood.

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Leftovers: Recently in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu Touch – a preliminary review

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Canonical made a brave move earlier this year by jumping into the mobile OS race. Since then Ubuntu Touch has generated a good amount of interest in the mobile os news circle. Mark Shuttelworth announced last month that household brands are interested in Ubuntu Touch. All we know that development of Ubuntu Touch has been going on at a frantic pace. So, what’s the current situation with the mobile os? Is Ubuntu Touch ready to handle the daily chores like the established iOS and Android or the new players like Sailfish OS and Firefox OS ? Lets find out.

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Ubuntu and ASUS start selling affordable notebooks in the US

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Falling PC sales across the world has not deterred Canonical. After striking deals with major OEM brands such as Dell and HP, to sell Ubuntu branded laptops in emerging markets like India, China and Mexico, Canonical announced yesterday that they have partnered with OEM major ASUS to sell high quality yet affordable laptops in the United States. This is the third announcement of a partnership with a major OEM brand this year. Canonical is slowly but surely increasing its partnerships with major OEM brands.

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Ubuntu = Freedom!

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I obviously cannot afford to go “Apple” on all my computer needs, so what to do? I acquired a Linux operating system, the one called Ubuntu. It is the package conceived by our own IT genius Mark Shuttleworth, and currently the most popular Linux package world wide. The other big ones are Debian, Fedora, CentOS and redhat. Ubuntu is basically Debian with a batman suit on. So, with an unusual bout of anxiety, I pressed the button that asked if I want to reformat my hard drive and remove all previously installed operating systems and software. And in mere minutes, Microsoft was exorcised out of my computer and more importantly, out of my live.

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Ubuntu Lab Tests OpenStack Interoperability

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OIL will test all new OpenStack hypervisors and software-defined networking (SDN) stacks, as well conventional OpenStack technologies, to make sure Ubuntu OpenStack offers a wide array of validated and supported technology options. Canonical leads development of Ubuntu.

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The Burning Bridges of Ubuntu

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Whether Ubuntu is declining is still debatable. However, in the last couple of months, one thing is clear: internally and externally, its commercial arm Canonical appears to be throwing the idea of community overboard as though it was ballast in a balloon about to crash.

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Phonebloks founder: we're not another Ubuntu Edge

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Phonebloks founder Dave Hakkens has batted away suggestions that his "modular smartphone" project won't see the light of day.

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Canonical launches Ubuntu Resources website

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Canonical has launched a new website named Ubuntu Resources, a site targetted towards its Ubuntu Touch devices. The site design is still unfinished and is expected to change from its current look.

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Dell Staff Show Ubuntu Linux Some Love

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The instructions, written by Dell engineer D. Jared Dominguez, appeared on Dell's TechCenter community website, which is aimed at IT professionals. Which means they're not likely to find their way to the huddled masses within Dell's customer base.

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Dual boot Android and Ubuntu Touch on Nexus devices

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Ubuntu Touch, the recently launched mobile version of the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, has been generating quite a buzz for the past year. Ubuntu community have shown interest in the project and the development of core and third party apps have been going at a swift pace. Several developers and enthusiasts have installed Ubuntu Touch on their phones and have given positive reviews for the initial builds.

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