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Canonical Closes Libtasn1 Vulnerability in Ubuntu 15.04

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Canonical has revealed details about a Libtasn1 vulnerability that has been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 operating systems.

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Ubuntu Touch Devel to Move to Wily Werewolf Base Soon

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The stable branch of the Ubuntu Touch operating system is currently based on Ubuntu 14.10, but it's about to move to Ubuntu 15.04. That means the development version of the mobile operating system is about to switch to Ubuntu 15.10.

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Samsung takes on Ubuntu Core with MIPS32 Arduino-compliant Artik IoT platform

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SAMSUNG HAS ANNOUNCED the Artik 1 MIPS32-based Internet of Things (IoT)-sympathetic motherboard.

The dual-core processor, powered by two MIPS microAptiv cores in a high-low 250MHz/80MHz configuration, also includes Bluetooth Smart (LE), flash storage and a crypto-engine.

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Canonical Will Keep Linux Kernel 3.19 Alive for Ubuntu 15.04 Until July 2016

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Today, May 13, we report that the Ubuntu Kernel Team, through Kamal Mostafa, is proud to announce that they will keep the 3.19 kernel branch alive for one more year, until July 2016, especially for their Ubuntu 15.04 operating system.

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2015 is shaping up to be the Year of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu has been making big promises since 2011 when they chose Unity to be at the center of their universe. And while they failed to deliver on Ubuntu TV or Ubuntu for Android, they've got other tricks up their sleeves.

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Also: Mozilla Firefox 38.0 Lands in All Supported Ubuntu OSes with New Tab-Based Preferences

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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France Proposes Software Security Liability For Manufacturers, Open Source As Support Ends

It sometimes seems as though barely a week can go by without yet another major software-related hardware vulnerability story. As manufacturers grapple with the demands of no longer building simple appliances but instead supplying them containing software that may expose itself to the world over the Internet, we see devices shipped with insecure firmware and little care for its support or updating after the sale. The French government have a proposal to address this problem that may be of interest to our community, to make manufacturers liable for the security of a product while it is on the market, and with the possibility of requiring its software to be made open-source at end-of-life. In the first instance it can only be a good thing for device security to be put at the top of a manufacturer’s agenda, and in the second the ready availability of source code would present reverse engineers with a bonanza. Read more

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