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Ubuntu 15.04 Almost Got GTK+ 3.16, but Too Many Things Needed Fixing

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Ubuntu developers are working on the 15.04 version of their operating system and they have made some interesting changes so far, but they also entertained the possibility of adopting GTK+ 3.16. Unfortunately, that wasn't meant to be.

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Ubuntu 15.04 to Switch to Linux Kernel 3.19 Very Soon

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Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is getting close to its launch date and the developers are working to implement all the latest packages, including the Linux kernel. The current daily build is still using the 3.18 branch, but 3.19 is very close.

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Unity 8 and Mir See Nice Improvements for Windows Management and More

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Even if Mir and Unity 8 still have some time until they reach the desktop in a default capacity, it doesn't mean that the developers don't make important updates to them. A new progress report has been made available, showing off the improvements for both Mir and Unity 8.

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Flash Sale for BQ's Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition Phone Starts in Less than an Hour Update

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A new flash sale for BQ's Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition will take place in less than an hour, at 9 AM CET (Central European Time), so get your wallets ready.

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New Ubuntu Phone Flash Sale on February 19, Starting 9 AM CET

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For those of you who didn’t have the chance to buy the Ubuntu Phone last week, BQ announced a few minutes ago on Twitter that a new flash sale for its Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone device, which uses the Ubuntu Phone (Ubuntu Touch) operating system, would take place tomorrow morning starting at 9 AM CET (Central European Time).

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BQ’s New Ubuntu Phone Video Teaches People Ubuntu Basics

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In case you didn’t know, BQ, the Spanish phone manufacturer that produces the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone, has a YouTube channel, called Canal bq. There, you will find all sorts of instructive videos, some of which are about the brand-new Ubuntu Phone device.

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Ubuntu phones: will consumers bite?

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Mark Shuttleworth clearly feels that what consumers and developers need, they will in time learn to want.

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Also: Ubuntu's foray into phones brings a fresh approach, but will consumers take to it?

GCompris Complex App Ported to Ubuntu for Phones

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People tend to think about Ubuntu for Phones like a separate platform, but the truth is that it's a lot closer to the PC than most users think. The fact that an app like GCompris can be made to run on phones is good proof of that.

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Video Phone Review and Wider Thoughts

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I recorded and posted a video with a detailed review of the bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu phone, complete with wider commentary on the scopes and convergence strategy and the likelihood of success.

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Unofficial Ubuntu Store for Phones Now Available on PCs

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Ubuntu for phones doesn't have an official online store for the applications accessible from the PC, but that doesn't mean someone didn't manage to put one together. It's not official, but it works very well.

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Liri – Loves me, loves me not … at all

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