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Will Ubuntu Linux Hit 200 Million Users This Year?

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It's been four years and two weeks since Mark Shuttleworth expressed his goal of "200 million users of Ubuntu in 4 years." While Ubuntu's presence has continued to increase over the past four years, it doesn't look like that goal has been realized yet or will be by the end of the calendar year.

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Mark Shuttleworth: Why Ubuntu mobile really matters

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A smartphone that can work as a desktop may be a long shot but the pursuit of mobile technology has brought many benefits to Ubuntu, according to Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth.

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The Ubuntu Touch OTA 4 Update Will Bring Important New Features

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Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak has confirmed that the next Ubuntu Touch Update (OTA 4) will be released by the end of the month and will change the code base of the system to Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet.

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Also from Linux G: Canonical Has Created Two Different Development Channels For The Two Ubuntu Touch Phones: BQ Aquaris E4.5 And Meizu MX4

Ubuntu 15.10 Is Now Based On Kernel 4.0.4

Canonical Releases Linux Kernel Update for Ubuntu 14.10

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Canonical has published details about a few vulnerabilities that were found and corrected in the Linux kernel packages, affecting the kernel for Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicon) operating system.

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Ubuntu Touch Could Really Use an Android Runtime to Emulate Apps

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Ubuntu Touch is already stable, and it's available on two different phones right now, Bq Aquaris and Meizu MX4. It's different from your regular OS experience, but that's a good thing. The only real problem is the lack of apps, although a Blackberry approach to the problem might be a good thing for Canonical.

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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Move to Linux Kernel 4.0 Soon

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On May 19, the Ubuntu Kernel Team had a meeting in order to plan the steps that are to be taken by them prior to the migration to the latest upstream Linux kernel packages for the upcoming Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system.

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Full Ubuntu Convergence Demonstrated in One Image

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Convergence used to mean a different thing a couple of years back. We used to think that it's about turning your phone into a working PC, and that was a great idea, but that concept has been refined mostly by the need of the real world. Sure enough, Canonical could have put forth a working prototype for a phone that doubled down like a PC, but they would limit themselves.

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Getting Snappy with Ubuntu

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As with every major change to Ubuntu, I have Bodhi users asking if we will continue using Ubuntu as a base. As always, my answer is: Wait and see! I like waiting to actually see what a new technology has to offer instead of casting judgment beforehand.

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​Canonical claims LXD crushes KVM

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At OpenStack Summit, Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical and Ubuntu's founder, announced that benchmarks proved that Ubuntu's LXD container hypervisor "crushed" Linux's own built-in virtual machine (VM) hypervisor KVM.

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Also: Ubuntu's Shuttleworth's call to arms in open source stirs up controversy

Ubuntu: Landing team 18.05.15

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Hello everyone,

Everyone's slowly preparing for the OTA planned at the end of the month.
The list of issues that have been scheduled for this milestone can be
found on the ww22-2015 LP milestone [1]. There are some connectivity
fixes on the way, but not only that - good stuff in overall. With the
release of OTA-4 the stable branch will officially become vivid based.
There's not too many visual changes coming with this switch, but there
are a few things we didn't back-port to 14.09 before.
Of course, the timing all depends on the state of the candidate images,
so no promises on the release date yet.

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Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition to Launch in Europe Soon, but Not for Everyone

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition is coming to Europe soon, but it would be available for everyone straight away. The latest Ubuntu insider event provided some more information about the impending launch. Read more