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Canonical and Cisco Join Efforts on Policy-Based OpenStack Clouds

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On June 3, Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system, proudly announced that it would collaborate with Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT, to implement application policy on OpenStack clouds.

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Ubuntu Software Center: proprietary and free software mixed in a confusing UI

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OS
Ubuntu

I have been watching the evolution of the Ubuntu Software Center for quite a while now. I had doubts about its interface and its speed, but I liked the fact that it offered an easy, down-to-earth interface that allowed users to install software easily.

However, I have to say that the way the Ubuntu Software Center has evolved is worrying me -- a lot.

I am not against the idea of selling software. What I am against, is confusing proprietary software with non-proprietary software, The Ubuntu Software Center seems to be doing just that.

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Here's How to Win a Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Phone

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Nekhelesh Ramananthan, a renown Ubuntu Touch developer, has published some details about a developer contest with a brand-new Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition smartphone as a prize.

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Also: Canonical to Implement WhatsApp and Dropbox as Ubuntu Touch Services

Ubuntu Insiders Hangout June 2015

The Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 Has Been Rescheduled for Next Week. It Will Bring the Switch to Ubuntu 15.04, WiFi Hotspot Support and Better Private Browsing, Among Other Changes

Computex: Intel updates IoT Gateway with support for Snappy Ubuntu Core

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TAIPEI: INTEL HAS ANNOUNCED an update to its Internet of Things (IoT) Gateway product family, which it says will help developers create and deploy more innovative and cost-effective IoT solutions for a more diverse range of markets, such as smart cities and the infrastructure that supports them.

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Also: Canonical Working to Add Whatsapp and Dropbox to Ubuntu Touch as Services and Not Apps

Ubuntu phone upgraded – meet the BQ Aquaris E5

​A new day, a new Ubuntu smartphone

Numerous Qt Vulnerabilities Closed in Ubuntu OSes

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KDE
Ubuntu

Numerous Qt vulnerabilities have been identified and fixed in the Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

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Ubuntu Spotted in Google's Revolutionary Soli Radar Project for Hand Motion

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Google
Ubuntu

Project Soli is a new project from Google that aims to integrate radar technology into a small chip that can be used to track hand motions, and from the looks of it, the engineers are using Ubuntu.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Linux Kernel 4.0 to Land in Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) in the Next Few Weeks

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Linux
Ubuntu

After reporting earlier the summary of the Ubuntu Desktop Team meeting that took place on June 2, we're now informing you about the decisions made by the Ubuntu Kernel Team on the same day.

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Ubuntu Spotted in Google's Futuristic "Project Soli" Promo

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Google
Ubuntu

Time and again, Ubuntu keeps popping up whenever there's some Google product launch. Remember Google's Project Tango or that bit of news about the use of a 'lightly custmozied Ubuntu' in Google's Driverless Car project? Given its widespread use inside Google, it's no surprise than Google is an Ubuntu Advantage Customer.

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LibreOffice 4.4.3 Lands in Ubuntu 15.04, Snappy Desktop Next UEFI Support Coming Soon

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Ubuntu

On June 2, Will Cooke reported the regular weekly summary about what has been implemented in the Ubuntu operating system and what features will arrive in the coming weeks.

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Graphics: VC4 and AMDVLK Driver

  • VC4 display, VC5 kernel submitted
    For VC5, I renamed the kernel driver to “v3d” and submitted it to the kernel. Daniel Vetter came back right away with a bunch of useful feedback, and next week I’m resolving that feedback and continuing to work on the GMP support. On the vc4 front, I did the investigation of the HDL to determine that the OLED matrix applies before the gamma tables, so we can expose it in the DRM for Android’s color correction. Stefan was also interested in reworking his fencing patches to use syncobjs, so hopefully we can merge those and get DRM HWC support in mainline soon. I also pushed Gustavo’s patch for using the new core DRM infrastructure for async cursor updates. This doesn’t simplify our code much yet, but Boris has a series he’s working on that gets rid of a lot of custom vc4 display code by switching more code over to the new async support.
  • V3D DRM Driver Revised As It Works To Get Into The Mainline Kernel
    Eric Anholt of Broadcom has sent out his revised patches for the "V3D" DRM driver, which up until last week was known as the VC5 DRM driver. As explained last week, the VC5 driver components are being renamed to V3D since it ends up supporting more than just VC5 with Broadcom VC6 hardware already being supported too. Eric is making preparations to get this VideoCore driver into the mainline Linux kernel and he will then also rename the VC5 Gallium3D driver to V3D Gallium3D.
  • AMDVLK Driver Gets Fixed For Rise of the Tomb Raider Using Application Profiles
    With last week's release of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Linux ported by Feral Interactive, when it came to Radeon GPU support for this Vulkan-only Linux game port the Mesa RADV driver was supported while the official AMDVLK driver would lead to GPU hangs. That's now been fixed. With the latest AMDVLK/XGL source code as of today, the GPU hang issue for Rise of the Tomb Raider should now be resolved.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Linux Performance Boosted By Updated BIOS/AGESA

With last week's initial launch-day Linux benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 2600X / Ryzen 7 2700X some found the Linux performance to be lower than Windows. While the root cause is undetermined, a BIOS/AGESA update does appear to help the Linux performance significantly at least with the motherboard where I've been doing most of my tests with the Ryzen 7 2700X. Here are the latest benchmark numbers. Read more

GNU: The GNU C Library 2.28 and Guix on Android

  • Glibc 2.28 Upstream Will Build/Run Cleanly On GNU Hurd
    While Linux distributions are still migrating to Glibc 2.27, in the two months since the release changes have continued building up for what will eventually become the GNU C Library 2.28. The Glibc 2.28 work queued thus far isn't nearly as exciting as all the performance optimizations and more introduced with Glibc 2.27, but it's a start. Most notable at this point for Glibc 2.28 is that it will now build and run cleanly on GNU/Hurd without requiring any out-of-tree patches. There has been a ton of Hurd-related commits to Glibc over the past month.
  • Guix on Android!
    Last year I thought to myself: since my phone is just a computer running an operating system called Android (or Replicant!), and that Android is based on a Linux kernel, it's just another foreign distribution I could install GNU Guix on, right? It turned out it was absolutely the case. Today I was reminded on IRC of my attempt last year at installing GNU Guix on my phone. Hence this blog post. I'll try to give you all the knowledge and commands required to install it on your own Android device.
  • GNU Guix Wrangled To Run On Android
    The GNU Guix transactional package manager can be made to run on Android smartphones/tablets, but not without lots of hoops to jump through first.