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Canonical Engages Ubuntu Community for App Development

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The Ubuntu Linux team hopes to expand the open source operating system's application stack by drawing on community contributions of smartphone and tablet apps.

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Canonical posts a $21 million loss – is Ubuntu’s future doomed?

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The financial result for the Ubuntu maker is out. The company posted a loss of $21.3 million in fiscal year 2013, a straight fall of $10.2 million from the loss posted in fiscal year 2012, which was $11.1 million. The revenue earned in 2013 however, was $65.7 million, up from $56.8 million reported a year earlier.

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Ubuntu 13.04 Received Its Last Major Kernel Update

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A few days before the announcement for the end of life of Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail), Canonical has released the last major update of its soon to be unsupported Ubuntu operating system, fixing no more than nine vulnerabilities discovered by various developers in the upstream kernel packages.

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Ubuntu 12.04 Is More Secure Than Windows 8 and Mac OS X, Says UK Government

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The UK government now says that Ubuntu 12.04 is the safest operating system available, way ahead of Windows 8 and Mac OS X.

The Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG) is the UK National Technical Authority for information assurance and they've done a series of tests to find out what is the most secure operating system available for the governmental apparatus.

The security assessment made by CESG included the following categories: VPN, Disk Encryption, Authentication, Secure Boot, Platform Integrity and Application Sandboxing, Application Whitelisting, Malicious Code Detection and Prevention, Security Policy Enforcement, External Interface Protection, Device Update Policy, Event Collection for Enterprise Analysis, and Incident Response.

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Ubuntu 12.04.4 Officially Arrives on February 6

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Canonical has confirmed that the next point release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) will be available on February 6.

The company has postponed by two weeks the release of the fourth maintenance build, but now the release date has been confirmed and set in stone.

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VirtualBox Is Still Running Slower Than QEMU-KVM

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The Linux-KVM packages in conjunction with virt-manager were obtained from the Ubuntu "Trusty Tahr" archive in December while the VirtualBox virtualization software was obtained from the Oracle web-site at the same time with their latest version being 4.3.4.

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More Ubuntu Phones coming in 2014

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Last month at LeWeb conference in Paris, Mark Shuttleworth confirmed the existence of an upcoming Ubuntu phone. No information was given regarding who was making the device. This announcement came shortly after the release of Ubuntu Touch 1.0, the mobile OS Canonical revealed just over a year ago, and was the first anything has been mentioned about an actual Ubuntu phone since the Edge campaign.

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Linux 3.13 Kernel About To Land In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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Canonical is prepraring to land their first 3.13-based Linux kernel into the archive for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" release.

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