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Ubuntu store apps won’t work across mobile and desktop in 14.04

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One of Canonical's main goals in bringing Ubuntu to mobile devices is to create a converged platform across smartphones, tablets, and PCs. As such, a developer should be able to write an app that has a single code base yet runs on all three types of devices, presenting a different interface to the user on each form factor.

Technically, this has already been achieved. Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon this week showed off Karma Machine, a reddit client built by a third-party developer using the Ubuntu SDK:

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Debian init decision further isolates Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Going forward, systemd will be Debian's default init system for Linux distributions, an init system soon to be used by every other major Linux distribution other than Ubuntu.

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Early Benchmarks Of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS

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Ubuntu

After this weekend sharing benchmarks of the recent Ubuntu 12.04 LTS point releases, here's some complementary tests that offer a look at the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" performance against the current state of the "Trusty Tahr", a.k.a. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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Vacant Developer Membership Board seats: Second call for nominations

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Ubuntu

We have received insufficient nominations to fill all of the vacant seats. The deadline for nominations is therefore being extended by *two weeks*. This makes the timescale as follows: - Nominations should be received by: February 24, 2014 00:00 UTC - Election (if any) starts: Febuary 24, 2014 - Election (if any) concludes: March 10 2014: ~12:00 UTC - New members confirmed on: March 10 2014, with terms beginning March 11, 2014

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Expansion of Valve free games offer to Ubuntu developers

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Linux
Gaming
Ubuntu

As I'm sure most will be aware, for the last couple of weeks, Valve have
offered access to all Valve produced games free of charge to Debian
Developers [0].

As of today, they have kindly extended this to all registered Ubuntu
Developers [1].

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Vodafone backs Ubuntu - but no sign of smartphone yet

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Ubuntu

Vodafone has backed Ubuntu, joining an advisory group run by development backer Canonical to bringing the open-source OS to handsets.

Canonical's carrier advisory group allows operators to have a say in Ubuntu's development on mobile.

Three, EE and T-Mobile have already signed up to the group, which consists of 16 operators in total. The group will close to new entrants in July - but the first major Ubuntu Touch phone isn't expected to appear until next year.

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Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Performance Benchmarks

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The benchmarks in this article are some straightforward tests done on the same HP EliteBook (Intel Core i5 2520M, 4GB RAM, Intel 160GB SSD, HD Graphics 3000) when comparing clean installs of Ubuntu 12.04.2, 12.04.3, and 12.04.4. Unfortunately the mirrors of the original Ubuntu 12.04 LTS release and the first point release have vanished, so the testing was limited to these three past point releases for the Linux distribution that originally shipped in 2012 and will be maintained through 2017.

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A Look At The New Firefox UI On Ubuntu Linux

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Moz/FF
Ubuntu

After yesterday's article about the new Firefox UI landing in the Aurora channel, here's some screenshots showing what the new Firefox marked at 29.0a2 looks like on Ubuntu Linux.

Being a big Firefox user myself on my production systems, after writing about the user-interface changes landing in Aurora and the many changes, I decided to try out the updated open-source web-browser.

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Vodafone signs as Ubuntu backer

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Linux
Ubuntu

Vodafone Group became the latest member of the Ubuntu Carrier Advisor Group, although there has been no further detail on when smartphones powered by the platform will reach the market.

According to a statement from Ubuntu: “Vodafone Group will join national and multi-national carriers in decisions that influence the development of Ubuntu for smartphones.

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Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (Precise Pangolin) Officially Released by Canonical

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Canonical has just announced that Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (Precise Pangolin) has been officially released for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products.

Ubuntu releases are always on time, but this latest version arrived with a small delay. That is of little importance because the distributions comes with a wealth of new features.

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