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An About.com Review Of Chromixium

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For as long as I can remember people have been creating Linux distributions with a view to emulating the look and feel of other operating systems such as Windows and OSX.

For instance there used to be an Linux distribution called Lindows which obviously attempted to emulate Windows and more recently Zorin OS has produced a desktop that looks and feels like Windows 2000, Windows 7 and OSX.

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Meizu Announces Ubuntu MX4 for Developers

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Meizu has finally announced Ubuntu MX4, the first phone from this company with Canonical's operating system. It's aimed at developers from China, but it should land in Europe soon as well.

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Also: Meizu Will Sell Ubuntu MX4 Across Europe Soon, Says Canonical


Everything You Need to Know About Meizu MX4 Ubuntu

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Second Ubuntu phone goes on sale in China, coming to Europe

Exclusive: A New Ubuntu Edge Smartphone to Launch this Year, Desktop Abilities Included

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A new player is determined to take this to the end and we will see a new Ubuntu Edge-like smartphone go on sale before the end of this year. Of course the Ubuntu Edge won’t be the first smartphone to be based on this amazing platform. Just last month, a new BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition was launched. However, this device lacks in some areas when compared to the Edge.

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Watch Mark Shuttleworth Announcing Ubuntu Fridge in 2006 with the Voice of Borat

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Ubuntu

A fridge called ChillHub that runs Ubuntu was just announced last week, but it looks like Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, was making a similar announcement back in 2006. And he was using the famous voice and accent of the Borat movie character.

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Tor Browser 4.5.1 Released with Support for Ubuntu 14.04 LXC Hosts

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Ubuntu

The Tor Project announced the release of the Tor Browser 4.5.1 for all those who want to stay anonymous online. The new maintenance release is based on Mozilla Firefox 31.7.0 ESR, and it is available for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows platforms.

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Meizu to Announce Ubuntu Phone on May 18 - Rumor

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Meizu might launch MX4 Ubuntu Edition on May 18, if the teaser posted by the Chinese company on Twitter is to be believed and if all the chatter on Chinese news websites will prove to be accurate.

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Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Arrives With MATE Desktop 1.8.2 and MATE Tweak

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Ubuntu MATE 15.04 is the first edition of linux distribution based on ubuntu as an official member of the Ubuntu flavors. This release Ubuntu MATE developer include MATE desktop 1.8.2 as main desktop environment and powered by kernel 3.19.

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Canonical and GE reveal how a chance encounter led to an Ubuntu-powered IoT fridge

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CANONICAL AND GE have been telling The INQUIRER more about the work that they, along with other partners, have been doing towards automation with Snappy Ubuntu Core.

The partnership with FirstBuild, GE's experiment-driven subsidiary, has already led to Chillhub, an open source, moddable smart fridge powered by Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu GNOME vs openSUSE and Fedora

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GNOME
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Ubuntu

I recently tried out the latest version of Ubuntu with the GNOME desktop. Whilst my experience was largely positive how well did it compare to openSUSE and Fedora?

This comparison looks at the functionality of all three distributions from the average user's point of view.

The guide looks at how easy each distribution is to install, their look and feel, how easy it was to install multimedia codecs, the applications that are pre-installed, package management, performance and issues.

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Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Root Filesystem Available for ARMv7 Devices

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Martin Wimpress, the lead developer and founder of the Ubuntu MATE project, an official flavor of Canonical's Ubuntu Linux operating system, announced the availability of a root filesystem of Ubuntu MATE 15.04 for ARMv7 devices.

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    MX Linux Review of MX-17. MX-17 is a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS Linux communities. It’s XFCE based, lightning fast, comes with both 32 and 64-bit CPU support…and the tools. Oh man, the tools available in this distro are both reminders of Mepis past and current tech found in modern distros.
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    Samsung stopped the distribution of the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system update for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones due to unexpected reboots reported by several users. SamMobile reported the other day that Samsung halted all Android 8.0 Oreo rollouts for its Galaxy S8/S8+ series of Android smartphones after approximately a week since the initial release. But only today Samsung published a statement to inform user why it stopped the rollouts, and the cause appears to be related to a limited number of cases of unexpected reboots after installing the update.
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    The Xen Project is comprised of a diverse set of member companies and contributors that are committed to the growth and success of the Xen Project Hypervisor. The Xen Project Hypervisor is a staple technology for server and cloud vendors, and is gaining traction in the embedded, security and automotive space. This blog series highlights the companies contributing to the changes and growth being made to the Xen Project and how the Xen Project technology bolsters their business.
  • Initial Intel Icelake Support Lands In Mesa OpenGL Driver, Vulkan Support Started
    A few days back I reported on Intel Icelake patches for the i965 Mesa driver in bringing up the OpenGL support now that several kernel patch series have been published for enabling these "Gen 11" graphics within the Direct Rendering Manager driver. This Icelake support has been quick to materialize even with Cannonlake hardware not yet being available.
  • LunarG's Vulkan Layer Factory Aims To Make Writing Vulkan Layers Easier
    Introduced as part of LunarG's recent Vulkan SDK update is the VLF, the Vulkan Layer Factory. The Vulkan Layer Factory aims to creating Vulkan layers easier by taking care of a lot of the boilerplate code for dealing with the initialization, etc. This framework also provides for "interceptor objects" for overriding functions pre/post API calls for Vulkan entry points of interest.