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First Ubuntu Phone BQ Aquaris Sold Out; But Will It Challenge iOS-Android Dominance?

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The world’s first Ubuntu phone, the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, finally went on sale last week and promptly sold out within day. The Ubuntu OS offers an alternative to iOS and Android but it has a long way to go before it can take on the two market leaders.

Ubuntu's phone itself is not that exciting; the most interesting thing about it is the software.

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Also: Ubuntu-Powered Meizu Handset Will Be Unveiled At MWC, Company’s Official Teaser Confirms

Keep A Portable Ubuntu Installation With You Wherever You Go

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There’s so much you can do with an Ubuntu installation. But what if you could take that same Ubuntu installation and make it portable so you can have it with you wherever you are?

We’ve looked at several options where you can use Linux with your USB drive, but now we’re going to take a look specifically at keeping a portable Ubuntu installation with you so that you have access to all your apps, settings, and files wherever you go.

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First Ubuntu Phone BQ Aquaris Sold Out; But Will It Challenge iOS-Android Dominance?

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The world’s first Ubuntu phone, the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, finally went on sale last week and promptly sold out within day. The Ubuntu OS offers an alternative to iOS and Android but it has a long way to go before it can take on the two market leaders.

Ubuntu's phone itself is not that exciting; the most interesting thing about it is the software.

The first Ubuntu phone runs on Ubuntu for smartphones, the mobile version of Canonical’s leading Linux desktop OS brand Ubuntu. As such, there were high hopes for Ubuntu OS, which Canonical has seemingly met. The Ubuntu OS reimagines the mobile OS with Scopes, which consists of different home pages to organize your apps.

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Multiple PostgreSQL Vulnerabilities Corrected in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems have been updated in order to fix a number of PostgreSQL vulnerabilities discovered to affect them.

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Meizu teases Ubuntu phone ahead of MWC event

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Ubuntu on mobile phones has been a long standing project for Canonical and quite an ambitious one. Much like Microsoft and its new One Windows ideology, Canonical hatched the scheme for a unified cross-device application ecosystem long ago, but progress has been rather slow.
Meizu has been a vital part of the new OS development with various demo builds and rumor of Ubuntu-powered Meizu handset popping up ever since the MX 3 was the company's flagship offer. Today the Chinese smartphone maker posted a rather interesting teaser on Facebook. The image hints at a new OS, which will join the ranks of Flyme and YunOS and probably be unveiled at this year's MWC.

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5 Reasons To Use Linux Mint And Not Ubuntu

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On the surface there isn't much difference between Linux Mint and Ubuntu as Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu (except for Linux Mint Debian Edition) and apart from the desktop environment and default applications there isn't really a difference.

In this article I am going to list 5 reasons why you would choose Linux Mint over Ubuntu. Now I am well aware that Ubuntu users are going to come back and say that there are loads of reasons to use Ubuntu over Linux Mint and so the counterargument to this list will be made available later in the week.

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MeX Linux Uses Linux Kernel 3.19, It's Based on Ubuntu 14.10 and Debian Jessie

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Debian
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Arne Exton, the creator of numerous distributions of GNU/Linux, including the untroublesome and fast Exton|OS, had the pleasure of informing us today, February 14, about a new build for its MeX Linux computer operating system based on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), Debian 8 Jessie, and Linux Mint 17.1 (Rebecca).

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Mir 0.11 Released With Many Enhancements

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Version 0.11 of the Mir Display Server was released this week for Ubuntu.

Mir 0.11 has lots of Android code changes as they work to support external displays, except that feature isn't yet fully wired-up. Mir 0.11 also has changes to the Mir driver model, a redesign of server classes, new client API for dialogs and tooltips, new surface states. new Mir proving server functionality, and a large number of bug-fixes. For enhancing Mir's performance, Mir 0.11 on the desktop now uses double buffering rather than triple buffering to reduce visible lag and it also uses optimally efficient fragment shading when possible. Mir 0.11 also has support for building by the LLVM Clang 3.6 compiler

The Mir 0.11 details from this week's release can be found via their change-log in the Bzr repository. Mir 0.12 is now under development for Ubuntu 15.04. On the desktop, Ubuntu 15.04 is still using the X.Org Server by default with the Unity 7 desktop environment.

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Erle-Copter Is the World’s First Ubuntu-Powered Drone - Video

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Erle Robotics, a Spanish company that creates all sorts of Linux-powered robots, such as Erle-brain, an open hardware Linux kernel-based autopilot for drones, Erle-plane, a Linux-based plane, and Erle-rover, a Linux-based rover, has announced Erle-copter, the world’s first Ubuntu-powered drone, which can be used to capture amazing scenes (if you have a great camera).

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