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New Ubuntu Touch OTA Update for BQ Aquaris E4.5 Planned for Next Week

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BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition users will be happy to know that the next major software update for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system from Canonical will arrive sometime in the middle of next week.

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Watch: Mark Shuttleworth's Keynote at the OpenStack Summit 2015

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As expected, Canonical was present at the OpenStack Summit 2015 event that took place in Vancouver, British Columbia between May 18-22.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Already Tracking Linux Kernel 4.1

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The development cycle for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) seem to be going smoothly and Canonical is already tracking a new Linux kernel, 4.1, which will eventually get released by Linus Torvalds.

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Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Comming to Europe Soon, New BQ Ubuntu Phone Also Planned

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Canonical is preparing for the launch of the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition in Europe and it looks like Bq is also preparing to release a new phone on the European market as well.

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Latest in Kubuntu/Canonical Feud

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KDE
Ubuntu
  • Making Sense of the Kubuntu/Canonical Leadership Spat
  • Jonathan Riddell forced out of Kubuntu

    He has also stated his intent to leave the Ubuntu community. "I also wish to extend my personal apology to the Kubuntu community for keeping this private for as long as we did. Generally, I don’t believe such an approach is consistent with our values, but I supported keeping it private in the hope that it would be easier to achieve a mutually beneficial resolution of the situation privately. Now that it’s clear that is not going to happen, I (and others in the KC) could not in good faith keep this private."

  • Of course I support Jonathan

    I’m disappointed in the way the Ubuntu Community Council has handled this and I think the way they treated Jonathan is appalling, even taking into account that he could’ve communicated his grievances better. I’m also unconvinced that the Ubuntu Community Council is at all beneficial to the Ubuntu community in its current form. The way it is structured and reports to the SABDFL makes that it will always favour Canonical when there’s a conflict of interest. I brought this up with two different CC members last year who both provided shruggy answers in the vein of “Sorry, but we have a framework that’s set up on how we can work in here and there’s just so much we can do about it.” – they seem to fear the leadership too much to question it, and it’s a pity, because everyone makes mistakes.

  • Ubuntu Community Council Can't Track Down $143,000 Worth of Donations

    The Ubuntu Community Council has made a rather troublesome discovery regarding the accounting of $143,000 in donations. From the looks of it, no one knows how this money was spent.

Canonical Fixes Multiple Release Channels Issue for Ubuntu Touch

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Canonical has been working on a way to ensure that Ubuntu Touch users have an easy time moving from one branch to another, and they have implemented a solution for this problem.

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Jonathan Riddell gets full support from the Kubuntu community

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KDE
Ubuntu

By now, you’ve probably met the donate page on Ubuntu, the one you see when you go to download an Ubuntu ISO. This donation page has led to a schism between the Ubuntu Community Council and Jonathan Riddell, the ‘leader’ of the Kubuntu project. All stemming from a perceived lack of transparency regarding donations made to Canonical.

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Also: Challenges and opportunities

Mark Shuttleworth keynote at the OpenStack Summit

Ubuntu for Desktop Spotted Running on NVIDIA Shield Tablet

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Ubuntu

The NVIDIA Shield Tablet is a gaming device built by Nvidia that has very specific user niche, but a user of this tablet managed to run Ubuntu on it; not the mobile version, but the desktop one.

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Dropping Ubuntu Edge Was Canonical's Biggest Mistake

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Ubuntu Edge was the superphone from Canonical that never raised the money it needed to become a reality, and the community is still asking about it, two years later. The truth of the matter is that not making the Ubuntu Edge phone is probably the biggest mistake the company ever made.

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    Twitter has banned advertising from Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab since January, the head of the firm, Eugene Kaspersky, has disclosed.  

  • When you go to a security conference, and its mobile app leaks your data
     

    A mobile application built by a third party for the RSA security conference in San Francisco this week was found to have a few security issues of its own—including hard-coded security keys and passwords that allowed a researcher to extract the conference's attendee list. The conference organizers acknowledged the vulnerability on Twitter, but they say that only the first and last names of 114 attendees were exposed.

  • The Security Risks of Logging in With Facebook
     

    In a yet-to-be peer-reviewed study published on Freedom To Tinker, a site hosted by Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy, three researchers document how third-party tracking scripts have the capability to scoop up information from Facebook's login API without users knowing. The tracking scripts documented by Steven Englehardt, Gunes Acar, and Arvind Narayanan represent a small slice of the invisible tracking ecosystem that follows users around the web largely without their knowledge.

  • Facebook Login data hijacked by hidden JavaScript trackers
     

    If you login to websites through Facebook, we've got some bad news: hidden trackers can suck up more of your data than you'd intended to give away, potentially opening it up to abuse.

Beginner Friendly Gentoo Based Sabayon Linux Has a New Release

The team behind Sabayon Linux had issued a new release. Let’s take a quick look at what’s involved in this new release. Read more

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