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ICU Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu 15.04

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Canonical has published details in a security notice about an ICU vulnerability that has been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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Powerful Cirrus7 nimbini Mini PC Running Ubuntu Launches

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The Cirrus7 nimbini mini PC that is built with some great hardware and with a case from machined aluminum is now available for sale.

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HP to Sell Notebooks and All-in-One PCs with Ubuntu in Russia

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HP is one of the big companies that provide users with computers that came with Ubuntu pre-installed, and now those PCs are going to be sold in Russia as well.

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Why Can't Ubuntu Play Well With Others?

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Last week, founder Mark Shuttleworth opened the Ubuntu Online Summit with a challenge to Linux desktop developers.

"I'm issuing a call to people who participate in every desktop environment," he said, "to set aside our differences, to recognize that the opportunity now is bigger than those differences, to create experiences that spans phones and tablets, and PCs, to bring all of our applications, none of which are on one desktop environment or another."

His words were rhetorically stirring -- and provoked no major response whatsoever. Although some news sites reported his words without comment, probably most companies and projects have heard too many similar calls to action for this one to be effective.

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Ubuntu 15.10 with Unity 8 and Linux Kernel 4.0 Runs on a Lenovo Tablet

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Now, we all know that you can use Ubuntu on a tablet device, so this may not come as news to you, but seeing the next-generation Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop Next on a Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Bay Trail tablet might interest you.

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System76 Meerkat is a cute Intel Broadwell-powered Ubuntu Linux computer [Review]

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Imagine if every time you wanted a Windows computer, you had to buy a Mac, format the hard drive and install Microsoft's operating system. That would suck, right? This is pretty much how it is for Linux users, sadly. If you are a user of a Linux distro such as Fedora or Ubuntu, for the most part -- unless you are a system-builder -- you have to buy a Windows machine, and install your preferred operating system.

What if you want to buy a computer with an operating system such as Ubuntu pre-installed? Enter System76. The company sells computers -- both desktops and laptops -- running the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system. Recently, the company began selling the Meerkat -- a mini computer based on Intel's NUC. I have been using the computer for a few weeks now, with both Ubuntu and Windows 10 and I am ready to share the experience with you.

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Urgent Kernel Patch for Ubuntu

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Linux is engineered with security in mind. In fact, the most fundamental security mechanisms are built right in to the kernel itself, which makes it extremely hard for malicious code to bypass. Unfortunately, attackers always are looking for ways to break down security walls, and engineers constantly are patching security weaknesses.
Security holes often are caused by small bugs within the kernel. These can be exploited and used to execute code without the normal protection. When a serious hole is discovered, it's important to get a fix out as soon as possible. Unfortunately, rushed fixes sometimes cause problems of their own, such as the fix released by Canonical earlier this week.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-3.5 released

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Hello everyone,

We have just released another Ubuntu Touch update to the stable channel
- this time marked as OTA-3.5. The image numbers for selected devices
are: krillin #22, mako #18 and emulator #17. This release is still based
on the ubuntu-rtm/14.09 series and only includes a batch of hotfixes for
the important issues spotted in the last OTA.

* Short human-readable changelog:
http://people.canonical.com/~lzemczak/landing-team/ota/ota-3.5.changelog
* Bugs fixed by this release:
https://launchpad.net/canonical-devices-system-image/+milestone/ww19-ota
* Detailed commitlog:
http://people.canonical.com/~lzemczak/landing-team/ota/ota-3.5.commitlog

As with the previous release the update will be deployed in phases but
in the next ~24 hours the OTA should be available to all users. If you
get the update earlier and notice any critical issues, please be sure to
inform us as soon as possible so that we can halt the update before it
reaches to everyone. Highly unlikely, but we prefer to be absolutely safe.

Enjoy!

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Get All the Ubuntu 15.04 Live CDs Into a Single ISO Image with Linux AIO

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Softpedia was just informed today by the Linux AIO team that new builds are now available for download for their Linux AIO Ubuntu project, which has been updated to Ubuntu 15.04.

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Mir Display Server Won't Allow Conky to Run in Unity 8

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Ubuntu developers are working to bring Mir and Unity 8 to the desktop, but users need to know that there will be some minor issues, at least until these new technologies become more mature.

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