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Massive Ubuntu Touch Update Coming to Phones and Tablets This Summer

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We reported the other day that the Ubuntu Touch developers had a great session during the Ubuntu Online Summit for the next major release of the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf).

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Ugoos UM3 TV box dual boots Android and Ubuntu

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The Ugoos UM3 is a small box that you can plug into your TV to run Android apps. But unlike most devices that fit that description, this one can also run Ubuntu Linux.

That means you could use it to stream videos from YouTube or Netflix, play music from Pandora or Spotify, or play Android games. Then you could reboot the device and switch operating systems to run full desktop apps including LibreOffice and Firefox.

Ugoos offers a larger model called the UT3S which sells for about $179. But the Ugoos UM3 costs about $50 less.

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Xubuntu Core 15.04 Officially Released, Not Related to Ubuntu Core

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A new official Xubuntu flavor called "core" has been announced by developers. It's based on Ubuntu, and it integrates the Xfce desktop environment and nothing else.

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Ubuntu Developers Working to Use Systemd on Ubuntu Touch

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The desktop flavor of Ubuntu has already moved to systemd from an upstart, but Ubuntu Touch is still using upstart. It's not clear when the mobile platform will move to the new init system, but Ubuntu developers are already working towards this goal.

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Mark Shuttleworth Asks Devs from Different Desktop Environments to Work Together

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Mark Shuttleworth had a very interesting keynote at the opening of the Ubuntu Online Summit for 15.10, and he said the developers from all the desktop environments should work together towards a common goal.

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Canonical to Support Two Ubuntu Versions, One Based on Deb and One on Snappy

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Canonical is bringing some very significant changes to Ubuntu and that includes a new way of packaging and maintaining the system. That being said, the company will continue to provide support for both the .deb based and .snap based Ubuntu systems for a long time.

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Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Gets Its First Linux Kernel Update

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The first kernel update for the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system arrived on May 5 and it patched a very important vulnerability in the upstream Linux kernel 3.19. As such, all Ubuntu 15.04 users are urged to update their systems as soon as possible.

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​EMC partners with Canonical, Mirantis, and Red Hat for OpenStack

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Do you want to use OpenStack, but you're afraid of the headaches of getting its architecture just right? Well, EMC is here to help with OpenStack reference architectures for three leading OpenStack vendors: Canonical, Mirantis, and Red Hat.

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Important Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

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In a recent security notice, dated May 5, Canonical announced the immediate availability of a new kernel update for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin).

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Snappy Ubuntu Core takes off in a quadcopter

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Erle Robotics has launched an Ubuntu Core “Snappy” version of its open source Linux and ROS-based Erle-Copter quadcopter, with Erle-Copter app store access.

The “Erle-Copter Ubuntu Core Special Edition” is functionally almost identical to the Erle-Copter quadrotor drone announced by Erle Robotics in December, but instead of the usual Debian Linux distribution, it offers one of the first implementations of the lightweight new Snappy version of Ubuntu Core.

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