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Important OpenSSL Exploits Fixed in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Details about OpenSSL vulnerabilities in its Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems have been published by Canonical.

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Fedora 21 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Power Consumption On An ASUS Zenbook

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Ubuntu

In upgrading to the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon Broadwell ultrabook, I'm debating whether to switch back to Fedora after having used Ubuntu for a number of years on my main production system after some falling out with a few less then stellar Fedora Core releases back in the day (of course, on test systems, there's plenty of Fedora around here but this is just about deciding on my next main OS for business tasks). In waiting for the new Broadwell ultrabook, I've been running some fresh Ubuntu and Fedora Linux tests on some other laptops/ultrabooks in the office.

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Ubuntu Touch Can Now Run X.Org Apps Like LibreOffice

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Ubuntu Touch already has a good selection of apps and more are added everyday, but it looks like Will Cooke from Canonical managed to get the Writer tool from LibreOffice to run on a phone. This opens up a wealth of opportunities.

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Ubuntu Convergence Is Here and Working, This Music App Is Living Proof

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The Ubuntu Touch platform has a number of applications that have been developed specifically for this platform, but they are actually working on the desktop as well. The same is true for the Music app, which already looks great.

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Locally Integrated Menus in Ubuntu 15.04 to Have Always Display Option

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Ubuntu developers added a new feature called locally integrated menus for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it was extremely well received. In fact, some users have been asking for some refinements and it will be improved in the near future.

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Systemd and Upstart Comparison and Usage on Ubuntu 15.04 Detailed in Great New Wiki

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Linux
Ubuntu

The adoption of systemd in Debian has caused quite a ruckus, but it has other ramifications. For example, Ubuntu will soon use systemd by default, most likely in Ubuntu 15.04. The community has put together a great wiki page that explains the differences between upstart and systemd and how you use it right now.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Might Get Global Menu And HUD Support By Default For Java Swing Applications

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Java Swing Ayatana (JAyatana) is a project that integrates Java Swing applications with Ubuntu's global menu (AppMenu) and HUD.

Using it, you get Unity AppMenu and HUD support for applications such as NetBeans IDE, IntelliJ IDEA, Android Studio, jDownloader and so on.

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Meizu May Announce An Ubuntu Touch-Powered Device This Month

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Meizu will be announcing 3 new devices by the end of January. The news leaked out from a Weibo account called ChinaUbuntu; that shows a teaser which has some unusual text on it.

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Ubuntu With XFCE vs Xubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

This isn't a straight forward Ubuntu is better than Xubuntu or Xubuntu is better than Ubuntu article.

This article will also show Ubuntu users how to get to a base XFCE desktop and also how to install the complete Xubuntu desktop.

Ubuntu and Xubuntu are created for different purposes and what I aim to highlight here is when and why you would use Ubuntu and when you would use Xubuntu.

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Exiv2 Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu 14.10

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Security
Ubuntu

Canonical has published details in a security notice about a Exiv2 vulnerability in Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) that has been found and corrected. This not a major issue, but users should upgrade nonetheless.

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KDE/Qt: Qt Contributor Summit 2018, Integrating Cloud Solutions with Qt, FreeBSD, and Konsole

  • Qt Contributor Summit 2018
    One bit especially interesting is the graphics stack. Back in Qt 5.0, Qt took the liberty of limiting the graphics stack to OpenGL, but the world has changed since: On Windows the only proper stack is Direct3D 12, Apple introduced Metal and recently deprecated OpenGL and Vulkan is coming rather strong. It looks like embracing these systems transparently will be one of the most exciting tasks to achieve. From a KDE & Plasma perspective I don’t think this is scary, OpenGL is here to stay on Linux. We will get a Framework based on a more flexible base and we can continue pushing Plasma, Wayland, Plasma Mobile with confidence that the world won’t be crumbling. And with a bit of luck, if we want some parts to use Vulkan, we’ll have it properly abstracted already.
  • Integrating Cloud Solutions with Qt
    These days, using the cloud for predictive maintenance, analytics or feature updates is a de facto standard in the automation space. Basically, any newly designed product has some server communication at its core. However, the majority of solutions in the field were designed and productized when communication technology was not at today’s level. Still, attempts are being made to attach connectivity to such solutions. The mission statement is to “cloudify” an existing solution, which uses some internal protocol or infrastructure.
  • KDE on FreeBSD – June 2018
    It’s been a while since I wrote about KDE on FreeBSD, what with Calamares and third-party software happening as well. We’re better at keeping the IRC topic up-to-date than a lot of other sources of information (e.g. the FreeBSD quarterly reports, or the f.k.o website, which I’ll just dash off and update after writing this).
  • Konsole’s search tool
    Following my konsole’s experiments from the past week I came here to show something that I’m working on with the VDG, This is the current Konsole’s Search Bar. [...] I started to fix all of those bugs and discovered that most of them happened because we had *one* search bar that was shared between every terminal view, and whenever a terminal was activated we would reposition, reparent, repaint, disconnect, reconnect the search bar. Easiest solution: Each Terminal has it’s own search bar. Setuped only once. The one bug I did not fix was the Opening / Closing one as the searchbar is inside of a layout and layouts would reposition things anyway. All of the above bugs got squashed by just moving it to TerminalDisplay, and the code got also much cleaner as there’s no need to manual intervention in many cases. On the review Kurt – the Konsole maintainer – asked me if I could try to make the Search prettier and as an overlay on top of the Terminal so it would not reposition things when being displayed.

LibreOffice 6.0 Is Now Ready for Mainstream Users and Enterprise Deployments

LibreOffice 6.0.5 is here one and a half months after the LibreOffice 6.0.4 point release to mark the open-source office suite as ready for mainstream users and enterprise deployments. The Document Foundation considers that LibreOffice 6.0 has been tested thoroughly and that it's now ready for use in production, enterprise environments. Until now, The Document Foundation only recommended the LibreOffice 6.0 office suite to bleeding-edge users while urging enterprises and mainstream users to use the well-tested LibreOffice LibreOffice 5.4 series, which reached end of life on June 11, 2018, with the last point release, LibreOffice 5.4.7. Read more

LibreOffice 6.0 Is Now Ready for Mainstream Users and Enterprise Deployments

The Document Foundation informed Softpedia today about the general availability of the fifth point release of the LibreOffice 6.0 open-source and cross-platform office suite for all supported operating systems. LibreOffice 6.0.5 is here one and a half months after the LibreOffice 6.0.4 point release to mark the open-source office suite as ready for mainstream users and enterprise deployments. The Document Foundation considers that LibreOffice 6.0 has been tested thoroughly and that it's now ready for use in production, enterprise environments. Read more Direct: The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.0.5