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Proprietary Software for Ubuntu--What Will It Mean?

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datamation.com: With new proprietary applications finding their way onto the Ubuntu desktop, one has to wonder what the long-term effects might be.

Ubuntu 13.04 Default Wallpaper Revealed

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Ubuntu 1304′s default wallpaper has been unveiled – some 5-ish months ahead of schedule!

Handy Ubuntu Unity Lenses and Scopes

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junauza.com: If you’re looking for some great new scopes and lenses to install on your system, here is a list of some of the most useful ones.

Review: Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal a mix of promise, pain

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arstechnica.com: Write this down: Ubuntu 12.10, the late-year arrival from Canonical's six-month standard release factory, marks the first new release within the company's current long-term support cycle. Got it? Good, because it may be the best takeaway from the latest Ubuntu release.

System76 unveils an 'extreme performance' Ubuntu Linux laptop

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pcworld.com: On Monday, however, System76 unveiled another Linux-powered machine that some may find even more compelling: the 17.3-inch Bonobo Extreme featuring “the world's fastest GPUs."

Ubuntu 13.04 Is About 13% Complete

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  • Ubuntu 12.10 Review
  • Ubuntu 13.04 Is About 13% Complete
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 292
  • PPA for Netflix Desktop App

Ubuntu 12.10 with Nvidia - No, no, NO!

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  • Ubuntu 12.10 with Nvidia - No, no, no, no, no, NO!
  • Booting Ubuntu 12.04 from external disk connected to USB 3.0
  • Lead Compiz Developer Leaves Canonical
  • Let your Ubuntu more beautiful with those wallpapers
  • How To Integrate The Best Web Services Into Your Ubuntu Desktop

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 12.10

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 12.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Kubuntu uses the KDE desktop environment.

Netflix on Ubuntu Is Here

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iheartubuntu.com: Netflix on Ubuntu linux works! And it works great too! A winner has been found! Back in March of this year I Heart Ubuntu put out a call to get Netflix on Ubuntu working. Somehow. Legally.

Ubuntu gaining ground in website deployments

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theregister.co.uk: Although it has chiefly been known as a desktop Linux distribution, Ubuntu has been gaining ground in data centers as well, according to the latest statistics from web survey outfit W3Techs.

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    In January of 2015, the Open vSwitch team announced that they planned to start a new project within OVS called OVN (Open Virtual Network). The timing could not have been better for me as I was looking around for a new project. I dove in with a goal of figuring out whether OVN could be a promising next generation of Open vSwitch integration for OpenStack and have been contributing to it ever since. OVS 2.6.0 has now been released which includes the first non-experimental version of OVN. As a community we have also built integration with OpenStack, Docker, and Kubernetes.
  • RcppCNPy 0.2.6
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  • gcbd 0.2.6
    A pure maintenance release 0.2.6 of the gcbd package is now on CRAN. The gcbd proposes a benchmarking framework for LAPACK and BLAS operations (as the library can exchanged in a plug-and-play sense on suitable OSs) and records result in local database. Recent / upcoming changes to DBMI and RSQLite let me to update the package; there are no actual functionality changes in this release.
  • Udisks Indicator Makes Monitoring and Mounting Drives Easy on Ubuntu
    Want to get quick, at-a-glance details about your connected drives while on Ubuntu? A new indicator applet aims to help. UDisks-Indicator is a small panel-based applet that shows disk usage information about mounted partitions.
  • Skype for Linux Alpha 1.9 released with dark theme support and more
    Microsoft today released a new update of Skype for Linux users. Skype for Linux Alpha 1.9 comes with dark theme support, the ability to mute notifications and more. Read the full change log below.
  • Open source tool uses PowerShell to enable vSphere infrastructure as code [Ed: Microsoft ‘open’ code already being used to promote proprietary software with back doors]

PostgreSQL 9.6 Released

  • PostgreSQL 9.6 released
    PostgreSQL 9.6, the latest version of the world's leading open source database, was released today by the PostgreSQL Global Development Group. This release will allow users to both scale up and scale out high performance database workloads. New features include parallel query, synchronous replication improvements, phrase search, and improvements to performance and usability, as well as many more features.
  • PostgreSQL 9.6 Officially Released With Parallel Query Support

How I Use Android: Android Central Editor Emeritus Phil Nickinson

In the meantime, I was able to convince Phil to step out of his metaphorical kitchen for a few minutes to chat about how he uses Android in his day-to-day life. This is a man who has seen and used practically every Android device over the past several years, after all -- and a fair number of apps and customization tools, to boot. So what devices does someone with so much knowledge carry around in his own trousers, and how does he make the most of what they have to offer? Enough with the suspense already. In his own words, this is how Phil Nickinson uses Android. Read more