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The state of XMir

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mjg59.dreamwidth.org: XMir's been delayed from Ubuntu 13.10. The stated reason is that multi-monitor support isn't sufficiently reliable. That's true, but it's far from the only problem that XMir still has:

Meet Ubuntu Classic - Ubuntu Without Unity

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  • Meet Ubuntu Classic Distro, Ubuntu 13.04 Reimagined Without Unity – Screenshot Tour
  • XMir update for Ubuntu 13.10
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 336
  • Ubuntu pre-installed and in retail worldwide

Ubuntu 13.10: solid, if slightly dull

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theregister.co.uk: On the surface, based on the second beta just released, Ubuntu 13.10 is shaping up to be a solid, if slightly dull, Linux distro.

Physics computing innovation benefits multitude

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Linux
Ubuntu
  • Physics computing innovation benefits multitude
  • Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 Will Not Include GNOME 3.10
  • Debian GNU/Linux Works In Education
  • Burning Circle Episode 133
  • Ubuntu 13.10 screen shot preview
  • Introduction to Linux: In The Beginning…

Ubuntu 13.10 Final Beta released

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  • Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Final Beta released
  • S06E31 – Reservoir Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Linux 13.10 Preview: Docking With Mir
  • Ubuntu 13.04 vs. Ubuntu 13.10 In A VMware VM
  • Ubuntu 13.10 Beta Downloads Go Live – This Is What’s New
  • Ubuntu 13.10 Beta Review
  • Full Circle Magazine #77 has arrived

Dell Still Offers Ubuntu Amid Microsoft Loan, Windows 8.1

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Microsoft (MSFT) is loaning Dell roughly $2 billion, but Michael Dell continues to support Ubuntu, Oracle, Red Hat and other Microsoft rivals. Here's why.

Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu?

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datamation.com: History is written years after the events it describes. But when the history of free software finally is written, I am increasingly convinced that this last year will be noted as the start of the decline of Ubuntu.

Powerful New Ubuntu PC Unveiled By System76

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Hardware
Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: The 4th generation of their Leopard Extreme series is a veritable beast of a machine, boasting the latest Intel Haswell processors, support for up to 64GB of high-speed RAM, and a choice of graphics cards that would struggle to so much as wheeze under Steam for Linux.

City of Munich throws Ubuntu lifeline to Windows XP holdouts

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Ubuntu

theregister.co.uk: Windows XP users in Germany’s third largest city are being offered free upgrades to Ubuntu ahead of termination of Microsoft support for the OS next Spring.

Burning Circle Episode 130

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  • Burning Circle Episode 130
  • Intel rejection of Ubuntu’s Mir patch forces Canonical to go own way
  • Ubuntu Crops Up In Mercedes-Benz Self-Driving Car Promo
  • System76 Galago UltraPro Performance Preview
  • Ubuntu impresses in Linux enterprise server test
  • Ubuntu Linux Toolbox: 1000 Commands for Power Users
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  • Linux Kernel Podcast for 2017/03/21
  • Announcing the Shim review process [Ed: accepting rather than fighting very malicious things]
    However, a legitimate criticism has been that there's very little transparency in Microsoft's signing process. Some people have waited for significant periods of time before being receiving a response. A large part of this is simply that demand has been greater than expected, and Microsoft aren't in the best position to review code that they didn't write in the first place.
  • rtop – A Nifty Tool to Monitor Remote Server Over SSH
    rtop is a simple, agent-less, remote server monitoring tool that works over SSH. It doesn’t required any other software to be installed on remote machine, except openSSH server package & remote server credentials.
  • Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.9.3 and KDE Applications 16.12.3, More
    Neofytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra GNU/Linux project, an open-source operating system originally based on Arch Linux and the KDE Plasma desktop environment, announced the availability of the latest KDE updates in the distro's repositories. Those of you using Chakra GNU/Linux as your daily drive will be happy to learn that the stable repos were filled with numerous up-to-date packages from the recently released KDE Plasma 5.9.3 desktop environment, KDE Applications 16.12.3 software suite, and KDE Frameworks 5.32.0 collection of over 70 add-on libraries for Qt 5.
  • YaST Team: Highlights of YaST development sprint 32
    One of the known limitations of the current installer is that it’s only able to automatically propose an encrypted schema if LVM is used. For historical reasons, if you want to encrypt your root and/or home partitions but not to use LVM, you would need to use the expert partitioner… and hope for the best from the bootloader proposal. But the new storage stack is here (well, almost here) to make all the old limitations vanish. With our testing ISO it’s already possible to set encryption with just one click for both partition-based and LVM-based proposals. The best possible partition schema is correctly created and everything is encrypted as the user would expect. We even have continuous tests in our internal openQA instance for it. The part of the installer managing the bootloader installation is still not adapted, which means the resulting system would need some manual fixing of Grub before being able to boot… but that’s something for an upcoming sprint (likely the very next one).
  • Debian stretch on the Raspberry Pi 3 (update) (2017-03-22)
    I previously wrote about my Debian stretch preview image for the Raspberry Pi 3.
  • Asus Tinker Board – Chromium YouTube Performance
    One of the many strengths of the Asus Tinker Board is its multimedia support. This 4K video capable machine is a mouthwatering prospect for the multimedia enthusiast. The machine has a respectable 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor. It’s only 32-bit (unlike the Raspberry Pi 3) but has a higher clock speed. The Tinker Board also sports an integrated ARM-based Mali T764 graphics processor (GPU).

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