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The Ubuntu 15.10 Daily Builds Are Now Available For Download

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Linux Mint 17.2 RC Will Be Released In June, This Year

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Recently, the Linux Mint developers have announced that a RC version of Linux Mint 17.2 will be released in June 2015 and will include important new features, updates and bug-fixes. Among others, a newer kernel will be added, the code base will switched most likely to Ubuntu 14.10 and Cinnamon 2.6 and Mate 1.10 will be available on the Cinnamon and Mate flavors.

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Forget flash sales: The first Ubuntu Phone is now available to buy all the time

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When the first Ubuntu phone launched, it was only available via limited-time “flash sales.” If you missed them, rejoice! You can now purchase an Ubuntu phone like you would any other product—if you live in the European Union, at least.

The phone in question here is the BQ Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. It’s now available for purchase on BQ’s website for €169.90, or about $181 US. This is the same price the phone was offered in via flash sales, but those are done. Want an Ubuntu phone and live in the EU? You can get one for less than two hundred euros.

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Beautify Ubuntu 15.04 with the Latest Nitrux Icons and Numix Theme

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So, you've just installed the recently released Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system, and you're interested in changing the default look (wallpaper and icons) with some awesome ones.

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Ubuntu's Unity 8 is prepping for phone-PC convergence, but still has a long way to go

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Ubuntu's race to beat Windows 10 to smartphone-PC convergence has a massive potential roadblock ahead of it: The adaptable interface depends on the Unity 8 desktop with the Mir display server, new and untested technologies.

Unity 8 and Mir are currently used on Ubuntu phones, but Unity 8 is far from ready for desktop PCs. Ubuntu developers are currently discussing getting Unity 8 ready to be the default desktop as part of the Ubuntu Online Summit.

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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Daily Builds Available for Download

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Now that Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS) event for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) came to an end, Canonical's developers have just published the first snapshots, or daily builds as they call them, for the upcoming operating system.

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Ubuntu's Unity 8 is prepping for phone-PC convergence, but still has a long way to go

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Unity 8 is still in rough shape on desktop PCs, which is surprising considering it was originally supposed to be the default desktop several releases of Ubuntu ago. Currently, it doesn’t have support for existing Linux desktop applications, so it only runs the apps written for the “Ubuntu SDK”—the apps you’ll find on an Ubuntu phone. No Canonical developers are yet using Unity 8 on their desktops full-time, which isn’t surprising given these limitations.

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Dell Precision M3800 Is a Very Powerful Laptop That Ships with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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Back in April, we announced that Canonical and Dell worked together on bringing the next-generation Ubuntu-based Dell XPS 13 laptop developer edition to the Ubuntu's strong developer community, but the fact of the matter is that, at that point in time, Dell launched two laptops, the Dell XPS 13 and the Precision M3800 mobile workstation.

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ClamAV Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu 15.04

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

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A More Stable Future for Ubuntu

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Canonical has announced plans to switch all versions of Ubuntu to its new Snappy package manager. The new tool offers the promise of greater stability and security for the system and applications.
Snappy already is used in Ubuntu core, a minimal version of Ubuntu intended for use in the cloud, on mobile devices and in embedded systems.

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Linux: To recurse or not

Linux and recursion are on very good speaking terms. In fact, a number of Linux command recurse without ever being asked while others have to be coaxed with just the right option. When is recursion most helpful and how can you use it to make your tasks easier? Let’s run through some useful examples and see. Read more

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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.
  • Samsung Halts Android 8.0 Oreo Rollouts for Galaxy S8 Due to Unexpected Reboots
    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.
  • Xen Project Contributor Spotlight: Kevin Tian
    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.