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Ubuntu Friendly Wasn't So Friendly After All

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Ubuntu Ubuntu Friendly -- the Canonical-spawned initiative for the community to try to provide information on computer hardware that's "friendly" to run Ubuntu Linux -- is not being actively maintained.

My Ubuntu 12.04 Tweaks

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  • Ubuntu 12.10 To Target Linux 3.5 Kernel, Maybe 3.6
  • Install Latest Gimp On Ubuntu
  • First Post Release Unity Update Brings Massive Fixes
  • 13 surprises from Kubuntu 12.04
  • My Ubuntu 12.04 Tweaks
  • Shuttleworth Explains HUD for Ubuntu 12.10
  • Reports from Ubuntu Developer Summit
  • Ubuntu releases open hardware VGA Switch
  • Ubuntu 12.10 Working To Play A Sound Theme

Ubuntu 12.04 vs. Windows 8: Five points of comparison

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Ubuntu The leading Linux desktop and the number one desktop of all, Windows, are both undergoing radical transformations, but which will be the better for it?

Dell tests open-source laptop for developers

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Ubuntu What is it that web developers want? That’s what Dell is trying to find out with its just-launched Project Sputnik, an “experimental” laptop bundled with Ubuntu Linux plus utilities, and with an easy on-ramp to github repositories coming soon.

Also: Canonical: Ubuntu To Soon Ship On 5% Of PCs

Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quetzal’ Logo

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  • Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quetzal’ Logo
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Online Upgrade Review
  • Xubuntu 12.04 LTS Review
  • Kubuntu 12.04 review - Precise what?
  • Ubuntu 12.04, a review
  • Five kinds of branches
  • Building Your Own Custom Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 264

Master Ubuntu’s Unity Desktop: 8 Things to Know

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Ubuntu Ubuntu’s Unity desktop is a change of pace, whether you’re coming from Windows or another Linux distribution with a more traditional interface. Unity has its own way of doing things, including powerful keyboard shortcuts.

4 Things You’ll Love About Ubuntu 12.04

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Ubuntu The new version of Ubuntu–12.04, codename “Precise Pangolin”– is officially here, meaning two things: I get to be really happy about new features, and some people get to complain about Unity in the comments.

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin - Five years of excellence

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Ubuntu I am officially kicking off the start of the spring hunting season with a long review of Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. 'Tis a silly name, but it's a five-year Long Term Support (LTS) release.

7 Reasons to Like and Dislike Ubuntu Unity

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Ubuntu In its latest release, Unity is neither as hopeless as its detractors insist nor as extraordinary as its supporters claim.

Kubuntu 12.04 Updates Offer Stability

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  • Kubuntu 12.04 Updates Offer Stability, Performance Increases
  • Ubuntu Linux 12.04: Microsoft's Worst Nightmare?
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 263
  • What's Coming Next for Ubuntu Linux?
  • Upgrading to Precise
  • Getting involved in Ubuntu by programming IS EASY!
  • Ubuntu 12.04 vs. Windows 7: Intel Sandy/Ivy Bridge Loses On Linux
  • How to Enable Hibernate in Ubuntu 12.04
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FOSS Events: LCA and systemd.conf

  • 5 great talks (that aren't about Linux), otherwise known as LCA, is one of the world's longest-running open source events. LCA has been held in a different city around Australia and New Zealand almost every year since 1999. Despite the name, is a generalist open source conference. LCA hasn't been just about Linux for a long time. Rather, the conference focuses on everything to do with open source: the software, hardware, and network protocols that underly it. LCA also has a strong track on free and open culture, exploring how open source interacts with science, government, and the law.
  • FINAL REMINDER! systemd.conf 2016 CfP Ends on Monday!
    Please note that the systemd.conf 2016 Call for Participation ends on Monday, on Aug. 1st! Please send in your talk proposal by then! We’ve already got a good number of excellent submissions, but we are very interested in yours, too!

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Security News

  • Security advisories for Thursday
  • Please save GMane!
  • The End of Gmane?
    In 2002, I grew annoyed with not finding the obscure technical information I was looking for, so I started Gmane, the mailing list archive. All technical discussion took place on mailing lists those days, and archiving those were, at best, spotty and with horrible web interfaces. The past few weeks, the Gmane machines (and more importantly, the company I work for, who are graciously hosting the servers) have been the target of a number of distributed denial of service attacks. Our upstream have been good about helping us filter out the DDoS traffic, but it’s meant serious downtime where we’ve been completely off the Internet.
  • Pwnie Express makes IoT, Android security arsenal open source
    Pwnie Express has given the keys to software used to secure the Internet of Things (IoT) and Android software to the open-source community. The Internet of Things (IoT), the emergence of devices ranging from lighting to fridges and embedded systems which are connected to the web, has paved an avenue for cyberattackers to exploit.
  • The Software Supply Chain Is Bedeviled by Bad Open-Source Code [Ed: again, trace this back to FUD firms like Sonatype in this case]
    Open-source components play a key role in the software supply chain. By reducing the amount of code that development organizations need to write, open source enables companies to deliver software more efficiently — but not without significant risks, including defective and outdated components and security vulnerabilities.
  • Securing a Virtual World [Ed: paywall, undated (no year but reposted)]
  • Google tells Android's Linux kernel to toughen up and fight off those horrible hacker bullies
    In a blog post, Jeff Vander Stoep of the mobile operating system's security team said that in the next build of the OS, named Nougat, Google is going to be addressing two key areas of the Linux kernel that reside at the heart of most of the world's smartphones: memory protection and reducing areas available for attack by hackers.