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Someone Tries to Sell Ubuntu GNOME Linux OS on Craigslist for $30

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In some amusing news, it would appear that someone is trying to make money from open source by selling a GNU/Linux operating systems on Craigslist for the sum of $30 (€26).

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Canonical Apologizes for Linux Kernel Regression in Ubuntu, Patch Released

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On June 21, Canonical sent out new Ubuntu Security Notices for users of the Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, informing them about a patch for a regression introduced by the previous kernel updated, which we reported last week.

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Happy Birthday, Ubuntu MATE!

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The Ubuntu MATE project is now year old, although it seems a lot more than that if we take a look at what the developers have achieved in such a short amount of time.

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Ubuntu Touch Gets Automatic Refunds for Purchases, Lets Users Edit App Reviews and Ratings

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Canonical employee Alejandro J. Cura sent in his weekly report about the progress made in the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system used in Ubuntu smartphone devices like BQ Aquaris E5 or Meizu MX4.

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Ubuntu Touch Gets Browser, Content Hub, and Address Book Improvements

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Canonical's Bill Filler and David Planella sent their regular reports to the Ubuntu Touch mailing list informing users about the new features that have been implemented in the mobile operating system for Ubuntu phones.

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BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition now available for €199.90 at the BQ store

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The BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition is now available for purchase, just in time for Father's Day.

Previously, the BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition was only available for pre-order. Starting June 18, the official Ubuntu Twitter account announced the availability of the latest smartphone running on Ubuntu OS.

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Ubuntu's Unity 8 Receives Another Major Update with Awesome New Features

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Michael Zanetti has had the great pleasure of informing us earlier about the latest features that have been implemented in the Ubuntu's Unity 8 user interface for Desktop and Ubuntu Touch.

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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Now Uses the Full GNOME 3.16 Stack

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Sebastien Bacher has sent in his usual interesting report on what's new for the upcoming Desktop edition of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, Wily Werewolf a.k.a. Ubuntu 15.10.

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Canonical Closes Devscripts Exploit in Ubuntu

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Canonical has revealed some information in a security notice about a devscripts vulnerability in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems that has been found and corrected.

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Rebase Ubuntu Touch on Android, Says Former Ubuntu Community Manager

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The former community manager for Canonical, Jono Bacon, notes in a very interesting article that it would be a good idea to rebase Ubuntu on Android and be done with it. It might sound like a joke, but it's not.

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