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Watch: Mark Shuttleworth Talks About Telco and NFV Technologies

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The Movilforum website had the great pleasure of interviewing Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical and founder of the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux.

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Why Ubuntu plans to replace traditional Linux packages with something better

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Ubuntu is about to undergo a dramatic overhaul.

No, I don’t mean the huge shift to a converged Unity 8 desktop with the Mir display server, although that’s also coming. Ubuntu is going to move past Deb packages and apt-get in favor of Snappy, which is currently used for cloud images.

Canonical’s Ubuntu isn’t the only project looking to replace Linux packages with something better. The GNOME project is working on a sandboxed, cross-distribution application package framework.

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Check the Ubuntu Touch Wish List for Apps and New Features

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If you have any questions regarding new features and apps that are present, absent, or in the works for the Ubuntu Touch platform, you need to know that there is already a comprehensive wish list out there that takes care of everything.

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Also: Unity 8 Just Got a Cool 3D App Switcher for the Desktop

Meet Nova OS, Cuba's National Ubuntu-Based Linux Operating System

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OS
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It was recently brought to our attention that there's a Linux kernel-based operating system out there developed in Havana, Cuba by students at the University of Computer Sciences and sponsored by the Cuban government.

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Buying a Meizu MX4 with Android to Flash Ubuntu Is Not a Good Idea

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Now that Ubuntu for phones has also landed on the Meizu MX4 a lot of people might want it, but it's difficult to get. Some people might get the idea of buying a regular Meizu MX4 with Flyme OS, but they wouldn't be able to get Ubuntu on that device or at least not in a safe way.

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Will I Have the Latest Software Versions in Ubuntu with Snappy?

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I don't know about you, but I like my Linux distribution of choice to have the latest software versions installed, always. I like to know that I am using an up-to-date operating system. Is that so hard? Apparently yes, if you're using Ubuntu.

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24-hours with the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition: I’m going to need some time to adjust

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On first impressions, it feels more similar to Amazon’s Fire Phone than a straightforward Android phone in the way it presents information. I’m interested to see how the scopes work out over time though, so check back for a full review in the coming weeks.

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Ubuntu Touch to Get a New Thumbnailer and WPA-Enterprise Support

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On June 27, Canonical's Alejandro J. Cura sent to emails to the Ubuntu Touch mailing list, informing users and developers about the latest developments in the mobile operating system that powers Ubuntu phones.

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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Gets Chromium 43, Snappy Images Coming Soon

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Canonical's Sebastien Bacher sent in his weekly report to inform us all about what has happened in the Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Touch operating systems in the week that just passed.

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Ubuntu's Mir 0.13 Display Server Receives a Major Update, Mir 0.14 on the Way

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Canonical's Cemil Azizoglu sent in his regular report to inform us all about the new features that were implemented in the third maintenance of Mir 0.13, the next-generation display server for the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

Mir 0.13.3 was released on June 26, as reported by Cemil Azizoglu, and it is a major maintenance version that brings important new features, various under-the-hood improvements, and fixes many of the bugs reported by users since the previous release.

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New Terminal App in Chome OS Hints at Upcoming Support for Linux Applications

According to a Reddit thread, a Chromebook user recently spotted a new Terminal app added to the app drawer when running on the latest Chrome OS Dev channel. Clicking the icon would apparently prompt the user to install the Terminal app, which requires about 200 MB of disk space. The installation prompt notes the fact that the Terminal app can be used to develop on your Chromebook. It also suggests that users will be able to run native apps and command-line tools seamlessly and securely. Considering the fact that Chrome OS is powered by the Linux kernel, this can only mean one thing. Read more