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Ubuntu 13.10 Release Date, Features: Overshadowed by Ubuntu Edge?

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thevarguy.com: Canonical's Ubuntu Edge smartphone project grabs headlines. But is the core Ubuntu 13.10 upgrade on track for a successful delivery in Oct. 2013?

Shuttleworth Pessimistic About Ubuntu Desktops

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  • While Shuttleworth Is Pessimistic About Ubuntu Desktops, They Rock
  • Why Ubuntu’s creator still invests his fortune in an unprofitable company

Ubuntu 13.04 Enables Phased Updates – But What Are They?

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Earlier this week ‘Phased Updates’ were enabled for Ubuntu 13.04 – but what are they? Worry ye not: we’re here with a quick overview.

Should Shuttleworth Sell Ubuntu?

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  • Canonical: Should Shuttleworth Sell Ubuntu Company?
  • S06E24 – Glengarry Glen Ubuntu
  • Install Google Web Fonts In Ubuntu With TypeCatcher
  • Want to try Ubuntu Touch on your phone? We’re almost there!
  • Rick Spencer: The Big Rocks of August

Will $80,000 from Bloomberg save the Ubuntu Edge

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  • Will a price cut and $80,000 from Bloomberg save the Ubuntu Edge?
  • Ubuntu Edge price drops to $695, promises dual-booting bliss
  • Ubuntu Edge's First Corporate Backer, Bloomberg pledges $80,000
  • Ubuntu Edge campaign reaches half-way point, but funding is nowhere close to goal

My Return to Xubuntu: A Review

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mylinuxrig.com: Poking around Ubuntu, I remembered how much I enjoyed Xubuntu back when I ran it a few years ago. While Xubuntu won’t push out Xfce-related updates as long as it will push the general Ubuntu ones, it felt long-term enough for my purposes.

Top 10 Ubuntu App Downloads for July 2013

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softpedia.com: On August 6, Canonical published the usual top 10 app downloads chart, this time for July 2013, extracted straight from the Ubuntu Software Center.

Solar-Powered Ubuntu Laptop Lasts 10 Hours on a Charge

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laptopmag.com: What if it only took two hours out in the sun supply your laptop with 10 hours of battery life? That’s what the Ubuntu-driven Sol laptop aims to do, according to the folks over at WeWi Telecommunications Inc.

The Performance Penalty Of Xfce/Xubuntu On XMir

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phoronix.com: With there being experimental XMir-based Xubuntu 13.10 images available for the Xfce desktop spin and a request going out for testing, I ran some Phoronix performance tests to compare the XMir performance penalty for 2D and 3D workloads.

Xubuntu XMir ISOs Available

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  • Xubuntu 13.10 XMir ISO Available for Testing
  • Burning Circle Episode 125
  • My Ubuntu Week
  • Counting down to Ubuntu and Debian releases with distro-info
  • Install Conky and Conky Manager in Ubuntu and Mint
  • Meet Sol – The Solar-Powered Ubuntu Laptop
  • In Pictures: Ubuntu Touch starts getting real
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 328
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  • The peril in counting source lines on an OSS project
    There seems to be a phase that OSS projects go through where as they mature and gain traction. As they do it becomes increasingly important for vendors to point to their contributions to credibly say they are the ‘xyz’ company. Heptio is one such vendor operating in the OSS space, and this isn’t lost on us. :) It helps during a sales cycle to be able to say “we are the a big contributor to this project, look at the percentage of code and PRs we submitted”. While transparency is important as is recognizing the contributions that key vendors, focus on a single metric in isolation (and LoC in particular) creates a perverse incentive structure. Taken to its extreme it becomes detrimental to project health.
  • An Open Source Unicycle Motor
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  • The A/V guy’s take on PyCon Pune
    “This is crazy!”, that was my reaction at some point in PyCon Pune. This is one of my first conference where I participated in a lot of things starting from the website to audio/video and of course being the speaker. I saw a lot of aspects of how a conference works and where what can go wrong. I met some amazing people, people who impacted my life , people who I will never forget. I received so much of love and affection that I can never express in words. So before writing anything else I want to thank each and everyone of you , “Thank you!”.
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    Casado sees Mashape's Kong API gateway in particular as being a particularly well positioned technology. Kong is an open-source API gateway and microservice management technology.
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    PrismTech’s TSS reference implementation is being made available under GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) v3 open source license terms.
  • How Open-Source Robotics Hardware Is Accelerating Research and Innovation

    The latest issue of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine features a special report on open-source robotics hardware and its impact in the field.