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NTFS-3G Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu 15.04

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Details about a NTFS-3G vulnerability that has been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) have been published by Canonical in a security notice.

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Ubuntu Touch to Get Improved Desktop Mode with Next Update

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Canonical is preparing a major new update for Ubuntu Touch, but it will take a while until it's going to be ready. From the looks of it, the devs are preparing some interesting improvements and updates.

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Yet Another Convergence Demo: Desktop, Phone And Tablet All Running Ubuntu

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Canonical’s endgame is to create a full desktop-mobile convergent system, to run the same code-base on Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Phone and Internet of Things devices. Also, the user interface is responsive, adjusting itself to fit best the screen.

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New Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

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After only three days from the last kernel update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), Canonical published today details about a recent security flaw that was patched in the Linux kernel packages of the distribution.

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What If Ubuntu Touch Would Support Android Apps?

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Android
Ubuntu

Because it is a new platform, the main problem is that it does not have a lot of applications yet, despite the fact that it has a big and active community, the community-driven apps are not enough.

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Simple Photo Manipulation in GNU/Linux with Fotoxx

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Image manipulation in GNU/Linux has always been associated with The Gimp. However, most users will find Gimp vastly oversized for their needs. Fotoxx is a neat, simple and yet very advanced photo manipulation software that is definitely worth installing and playing with.

Simple Photo Manipulation in GNU/Linux with Fotoxx

FUSE Exploit Closed in All Ubuntu OSes

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Canonical has published details about a FUSE vulnerability in its Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems. This is not a major issue, but that's not a reason not to upgrade.

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UK Government Analyzes Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Security

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Ubuntu

The UK government releases every year a security guidance that details various problems and security problems that are identified in systems used by the authorities. They also revealed some issues with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, although it's not something major.

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Mark Shuttleworth considering Canonical IPO

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Shuttleworth, who has funded the popular Linux company out of his own pocket since its founding in October 2004, said that while a final decision has not been made, "He's seriously thinking about taking Canonical public."
The decision won't be entirely his. "I need to talk it over with my Canonical team." He also said that the idea has been being seriously kicked around internally for the last several months.

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Ubuntu 15.10 Release Schedule Firmed Up

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For those that haven't seen/heard yet, the Ubuntu 15.10 release schedule has now been firmed up.

Ubuntu 15.10 is set to make its debut on 22 October. Up to the Ubuntu 15.10 final release will be various alpha and beta releases over the summer for the flavors opting-in to do such development milestones while Canonical will just encourage the daily testing of Ubuntu ISOs. The Debian import freeze and feature freeze is set for 20 August.

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Why Everyone should know vim

Vim is an improved version of Vi, a known text editor available by default in UNIX distributions. Another alternative for modal editors is Emacs but they’re so different that I kind of feel they serve different purposes. Both are great, regardless. I don’t feel vim is necessarily a geeky kind of taste or not. Vim introduced modal editing to me and that has changed my life, really. If you have ever tried vim, you may have noticed you have to press “I” or “A” (lower case) to start writing (note: I’m aware there are more ways to start editing but the purpose is not to cover Vim’s functionalities.). The fun part starts once you realize you can associate Insert and Append commands to something. And then editing text is like thinking of what you want the computer to show on the computer instead of struggling where you at before writing. The same goes for other commands which are easily converted to mnemonics and this is what helped getting comfortable with Vim. Note that Emacs does not have this kind of keybindings but they do have a Vim-like mode - Evil (Extensive Vi Layer). More often than not, I just need to think of what I want to accomplish and type the first letters. Like Replace, Visual, Delete, and so on. It is a modal editor after all, meaning it has modes for everything. This is also what increases my productivity when writing files. I just think of my intentions and Vim does the things for me. Read more

Graphics: Intel and Mesa 18.1 RC1 Released

  • Intel 2018Q1 Graphics Stack Recipe
    Last week Intel's Open-Source Technology Center released their latest quarterly "graphics stack recipe" for the Linux desktop. The Intel Graphics Stack Recipe is the company's recommended configuration for an optimal and supported open-source graphics driver experience for their Intel HD/UHD/Iris Graphics found on Intel processors.
  • Mesa 18.1-RC1 Released With The Latest Open-Source 3D Driver Features
    Seemingly flying under our radar is that Mesa 18.1 has already been branched and the first release candidate issued. While the Mesa website hasn't yet been updated for the 18.1 details, Dylan Baker appears to be the release manager for the 18.1 series -- the second quarter of 2018 release stream.

Exploring Contributors Centrality Over Time

At the end of my previous post we concluded with yet another question. Indeed, on the 2017 KDEPIM contributor network we found out that Christian Mollekopf while being a very consistent committer didn't appear as centrality as we would expect. Yet from the topology he seemed to act as a bridge between the core contributors and contributors with a very low centrality. This time we'll try to look into this and figure out what might be going on. My first attempt at this was to try to look into the contributor network on a different time period and see how it goes. If we take two snapshots of the network for the two semesters of 2017, how would it look? Well, easy to do with my current scripts so let's see! Read more

KDE: Elisa 0.1.1, KDE Plasma 5.13 and More

  • 0.1.1 Release of Elisa
    The Elisa team is happy to announce the first bug fix release for the 0.1 version.
  • KDE Plasma 5.13 Is Making Great Improvements On Its Wayland Support
    KDE Plasma 5.13 that is due for release in June will have a great number of improvements to its Wayland support for allowing the KDE Plasma desktop to work much better on this alternative to the X.Org Server. KDE developer Roman Gilg has provided a nice summary of some of the Wayland improvements in the queue for the Plasma 5.13.0 release due out towards the middle of June.
  • This week in Usability & Productivity, part 15
    I’ve initiated a big project: overhauling KDE Open & Save dialogs for greater usability and productivity.
  • Latte bug fix release v0.7.5
    Latte Dock v0.7.5   has been released containing important fixes and improvements! Hopefullly this is going to be the last stable version for v0.7.x family. During the next months the next stable branch (v0.8.x) is going to appear.