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Ubuntu has a bigger problem than its Amazon blunder

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Ubuntu Sending search queries to Amazon by default is bad enough, but backing it up with haughty statements is worse

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 Screenshots

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  • Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 Screenshots
  • Unity 6.6: Still Regressing On Performance?

7 Things About Gnome 3.6 That You Will Love

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  • 7 Things About Gnome 3.6 That You Will Love
  • Getting Gnome 3.6 Live Image!
  • What users like
  • Ubuntu Gnome Remix beta is out
  • Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Beta 2 Released
  • Meet The Ubuntu Women

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2: Preview

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  • Canonical adds a 'kill switch' for Ubuntu's Amazon search
  • Full Circle Magazine Issue 65

I Feared Uncertain Doubt

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  • Desktop Dis-Unity: Ubuntu Adds Web-Search to the Desktop
  • Ubuntu Sound Not Working Troubleshooting Tips
  • Ubuntu Studio: A Distro for Recording
  • 5 Best Free Apps For Ubuntu 12.04 – Part 1
  • 12.04 Music Player Review – CPU Usage
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 284
  • Useful Ubuntu One Tips and Tricks
  • How I Saved a Mac Using Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Made Easy Shortens the Learning Curve
  • Pre-release Ubuntu 12.10 has partial support for manual LVM and disk encryption

Canonical loses Ubuntu marketing exec to Mozilla Firefox OS project

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Ubuntu The marketing manager from Canonical's OEM department is set to join Mozilla's team from next week, where it is widely expected that he will be working on the organisation's Firefox OS project.

Ubuntu: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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  • Ubuntu 12.10: What to Expect
  • Ubuntu: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  • Ubuntu 12.04, Amahi, and Not Detecting Disks
  • Ubuntu: Re-Doing the Possible
  • Ubuntu 13.04 Release Schedule
  • Jono Bacon: On The Recent Dash Improvements
  • All your base are belong to Canonical
  • Ubuntu on Air!: Beta

Getting the Most From Ubuntu: 20 Tips

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  • Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 (Report #3)
  • Amazon search results in the Dash
  • Slow Ubuntu DNS (name) lookups - solution
  • Getting the Most From Ubuntu: 20 Tips

Should Ubuntu’s Minimize Button Be Vertical?

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  • Should Ubuntu’s Minimize Button Be Vertical?
  • Online Shopping Feature Arrives in Ubuntu 12.10
  • Quetzal is taking flight & update on Ubuntu secure boot plans

Ubuntu to Use Signed GRUB2 Bootloader for Secure Boot

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Ubuntu This approach is different to the one Canonical previously announced in which they decide ‘for security reasons’ to use a custom non-GRUB based bootloader – a decision for which they were publicly admonished by the Free Software Foundation.

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Zorin OS 12 Beta - Flat white, no sugar

I did not do any other testing, no extensive tweaking, no customization. I felt no need or desire to do so. Now, do remember Zorin OS 12 is still in beta, so we can excuse some of the problems we see here. But others are purely Ubuntu, and have been ported over from the parent distro without any discrimination or any improvements and fixes introduced in the last six months. The big offenders include: multimedia and smartphone support, poor software management, and then the somewhat heavy utilization and slow performance. Zorin is quite pretty but weary on the eyes, it tries perhaps too hard to be more than it is, and overall, the value it brings is negatively offset by the myriad papercuts of its design and the implementation of its unique style, plus the failings of the Ubuntu family. It's an okay choice, if you will, but there's nothing too special about it anymore. It's not as fun as it used to be. Gone is the character, gone is the glamor. This aligns well with the overall despair in the Linux desktop world. Maybe the official release will be better, but I doubt it. Why would suddenly one distro excel where 50 others of the same crop had failed with the exact same problems? Final grade, 5/10. Test if you like the looks, other than that, there's no incentive in really using Zorin. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Read more

PlayStation 4 hacked again? Linux shown running on 4.01 firmware

Hackers attending the GeekPwn conference in Shanghai have revealed a new exploit for PlayStation 4 running on the 4.01 firmware. In a live demo you can see below, once again the Webkit browser is utilised in order to inject the exploit, which - after a conspicuous cut in the edit - jumps to a command line prompt, after which Linux is booted. NES emulation hilarity courtesy of Super Mario Bros duly follows. Assuming the hack is authentic - and showcasing it at GeekPwn makes the odds here likely - it's the first time we've seen the PlayStation 4's system software security compromised since previous holes in the older 1.76 firmware came to light, utilised by noted hacker group fail0verflow in the first PS4 Linux demo, shown in January this year. Read more Also: 'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' Coming To Linux In November, Mac Port On Hold