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Made in China: Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition dares to be different

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Meizu, based in the city of Zhuhai in the Guangdong region of China, is not a company or a name most US consumers are familiar with.

Compared with some of the other Chinese giants I have been dealing with in this series, such as Xiaomi, Huawei, and ZTE, Meizu is downright scrappy, reporting about $17M of revenue on $452M of net income according to their public filings from 2013.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

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  • TeX Live 2016 pretest and Debian packages

    Preparation for the release of TeX Live 2016 have started some time ago with the freeze of updates in TeX Live 2015. Yesterday we announced the official start of the pretest period. That means that we invite people to test the new release and help fixing bugs. At the same time I have uploaded the first set of packages of TeX Live 2016 for Debian to the experimental suite.

  • Reproducible builds: week 50 in Stretch cycle

    Emily Ratliff wrote an article for SecurityWeek called Establishing Correspondence Between an Application and its Source Code - How Combining Two Completely Separate Open Source Projects Can Make Us All More Secure.

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    With the departure of Lunar as a full-time contributor, Reproducible Builds Weekly News (this thing you're reading) has moved from his personal Debian blog on Debian People to the Reproducible Builds team web site on Debian Alioth.

  • Will You Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? [Poll]

Leftovers: Ubuntu

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  • A friendly squirrel this way comes

    IN just a few days, Ubuntu 16.0also known as Xenial Xerus—will be available as a free download from Ubuntu.com. The latest version, named after a sociable African squirrel, will offer more new features than the last few releases of the popular Linux distribution.

    The long awaited (or dreaded, depending on your point of view) shift to the new Mir display server and the Unity 8 interface won’t happen in 16.04—that will have to wait at least six more months when 16.10 is released. For now, Ubuntu users will get the more mature and stable X.org-Unity 7 pairing.

    That’s not to say, however, that there are no significant changes in store.

  • BQ Aquaris M10, the Ubuntu Tablet That Turns into a PC is now available

    Based on the Android-powered BQ Aquaris M10, an Ubuntu Linux tablet was up for pre-orders in the last week of March from BQ’s online store. BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition is the first tablet to run the mobile version Ubuntu Linux operating system natively, which is called internally Ubuntu Touch. This tablet offers a different experience among the numerous iOS, Android and Windows devices that are available in the market.

  • Canonical and BQ's Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition Tablet

    Canonical's broad vision for Ubuntu Linux is to offer a single, converged personal computing experience across devices. This vision has taken a leap forward with the launch of the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet, "the first fully converged Ubuntu device" released by Canonical together with its European partner, BQ. As a converged device, the Aquarius M10 with dynamically adaptive user experience is capable of providing both a true tablet and the full Ubuntu desktop experiences. The former becomes the latter by simply plugging in a monitor via the HDMI port or connecting a keyboard and mouse via Bluetooth.

Ubuntu-Based Escuelas Linux 4.4 Released for Schools as a Windows XP Replacement

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The developers of the Ubuntu-based Escuelas Linux educational operating system have informed us today, April 18, 2016, about the release and immediate availability for download of Escuelas Linux 4.4.

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Best Ubuntu Backup Applications

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Even today, there are still folks who believe there aren't any decent applications for backing up an Ubuntu installation. To remedy this issue, I've put together my personal recommendations for the best Ubuntu backup applications.

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The one simple fix that could make the Ubuntu Phone incredible

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I've been working with the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition for a while now. It's a nice piece of technology that finally offers the Ubuntu Touch platform the power necessary to get the job done. During my time with this device, I had to constantly remind myself that, sadly enough, the platform really isn't ready for prime time.

But it's very close.

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Ubuntu MATE 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Will Be an LTS Release, Supported for 3 Years

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In only four days, Canonical will unleash the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, the next major and most anticipated release of the popular Linux kernel-based operating system for desktops, servers, and mobile devices.

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Also: BQ Aquaris M10, the Ubuntu Tablet That Turns into a PC, Is Now Available to Buy

Leftovers: Ubuntu

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  • Ubuntu 16.04 will support 'Snaps' alongside Deb packages for improved software installation

    Ubuntu 16.04 will support two different package formats for applications: Snaps and Debs. The underlying Ubuntu system will continue to use Deb packages, but Snap packages can be installed alongside Debs.

  • Budgie Remix 16.04 RC Has Been Released

    As a reminder, Solus OS is a free, open-source Linux system built from scratch by Ikey Doherty. What’s interesting about it is the fact that it uses Budgie, a beautiful, very lightweight desktop environment built in GTK+.

    Recently, David Mohammed decided to take the Budgie desktop and used it by default on Ubuntu, creating his own Ubuntu flavor named Budgie-Remix.

    Right now, Budgie-Remix 16.04 RC has been released, but the developer is working hard to make Ubuntu Budgie an official flavor and release it along with the other systems from the Ubuntu family, starting with Ubuntu 16.10.

  • Ubuntu Custom Kernel

    In this video I show how to install the latest kernel in Ubuntu Linux. I discuss some of the benefits of installing your own kernel, and how you can contribute to the development of the Linux Kernel just by running the latest.

  • Docker 1.10 with Fan Networking in Ubuntu 16.04, for Every Architecture!

    I’m thrilled to introduce Docker 1.10.3, supported on every Ubuntu architecture, for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and announce the General Availability of Ubuntu Fan Networking!

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS To Offer Updates Via Snap Packages

    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will allow installing snap packages along traditional deb packages, announced Olli Ries, SW Engineering Ubuntu Client Director at Canonical.

    The change comes as a way to solve the users and developers frustration in regard to installing newer software without having to worry about the impact on other applications or the system, because a snap package contains all of its dependencies, so it can't interfere with other packages.

fresh breeze for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

1,5 years ago the VDG start with an icon theme for LibreOffice to guaranty an consistent look and feel for Plasma users. Now this new icon theme Breeze was used by default in the KDE Linux distributions and on Mac OS X.

Breeze is a monochrome icon theme and fits well into modern Desktops like Plasma and OS X but the second reason is that the Breeze icon set is a complete icon set. We can support 100 % (and I mean 100 %) of the needed LibreOffice icons. In addition Breeze supports dark colour themes AND 32 px icon size. This is unique because only the default icon set is that much feature complete.

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Ubuntu Budgie 16.04 Linux Is Just Around the Corner, Release Candidate Out Now

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Softpedia has been informed today, April 17, 2016, by David Mohammed about the immediate availability for download and testing of the Release Candidate (RC) build of the soon-to-become Ubuntu Budgie flavor.

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NVIDIA vs. AMD OpenGL & Vulkan Benchmarks With Valve's Dota 2

Yesterday marked the public availability of Dota 2 with a Vulkan renderer after Valve had been showing it off for months. This is the second commercial Linux game (after The Talos Principle) to sport a Vulkan renderer and thus we were quite excited to see how this Dota 2 Vulkan DLC is performing for both NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards. Here are our initial Dota 2 benchmarks with Vulkan as well as OpenGL for reference when using the latest Linux graphics drivers on Ubuntu. Read more

Why Hyperledger wants to be the ‘Linux of blockchain’

Blockchain technology offers many different benefits to enterprise developers — but there’s no cross-industry open standard for how to develop it. That makes it difficult for vendors and CIO customers to place their bets and begin building it into their technology architecture. Hyperledger, a Linux Foundation project to produce a standard open-source blockchain, wants to solve that problem, and it just got an executive director, Brian Behlendorf, to help it on its way. He founded the Apache Software Foundation, was previously on the board of the Mozilla Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and managed tech VC firm Mithril Capital Management. Read more