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Ubuntu sends trash to its desktop's desktop

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Canonical is shifting around the trash can icon on the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 release, which might give some a sense of déjà vu.

Apple kicked off the trash in the corner trend in 1983, with an easily accessible icon for storing junk on its Lisa computer. In 1995, Microsoft added a "recycle bin" to the DOS replacement, Windows 95.

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Ubuntu 17.10 Rebased on Linux Kernel 4.12, Final Release to Ship with Linux 4.13

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As of today, August 16, 2017, the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system has been rebased on the current stable Linux kernel series, namely Linux 4.12.

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Also: Ubuntu 17.10 to Allow Users to Amplify the Sound on Laptops Through Media Keys

Ubuntu: Dustin Kirkland, Firefox 55, Trash Can Icon, Vanilla and More

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  • Cloud-optimized Linux: Inside Ubuntu’s edge in AWS cloud computing

    While the market’s cloud infrastructure solutions are beginning to consolidate, there remains a multitude of options for software development environments. Of the operating systems available, however, Ubuntu overwhelmingly leads as the operating system in Amazon, according to Dustin Kirkland (pictured), head of product and strategy at Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu. In fact, about 70 percent of all instances running in Amazon right now are running open-source Ubuntu, Kirkland added.

  • Firefox 55 Upgrade Is Finally Rolling Out on Ubuntu

    Ubuntu users can finally upgrade to the Firefox 55 release on supported Ubuntu releases. 

    The latest stable release of the popular open-source web browser took a little longer to arrive on Ubuntu than usual owing to a last minute point release.

    But the update is now rolling out across supported Ubuntu editions, including Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.04, through the standard update mechanism.

    You don’t need to add any PPAs or download things from websites to get the update. Just pop open the Software Updater utility, run a check for updates, and install those that are listed.

  • Ubuntu is adding a Trash Can Icon to the Desktop
  • Vanilla Framework has a new website

    We’re happy to announce the long overdue Vanilla Framework website, where you can find all the relevant links and resources needed to start using Vanilla.

  • Folder Color now has emblem file support

The Internet of Underwater Things: Open Source JANUS Standard for Undersea Communications

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Open standards exist for all manner of wireless and terrestrial communications, but so far none has emerged for underwater communications. Below the waves, submarines, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and undersea sensor stations use a hodgepodge of incompatible proprietary technologies including acoustic, radio, and optical modems.

Manned submarines and many automated subs can surface to communicate over the air, where the bandwidth is much higher, and some submersible AUVs and research stations can be tethered to floating wireless buoys. Yet, there are times when neither option is feasible, and with the huge expansion in AUVs, there’s a growing need for a universal undersea communication standard for persistent mobile communications.

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The system was tested in San Diego aboard a highly modified Sea Robotics USV-2600 autonomous catamaran called the Gemellina USV. The sensor-laden catamaran navigates using an Ubuntu-driven computer.

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Ubuntu Budgie Distro: Simple, Clean and User-Friendly

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The Budgie desktop lacks the glitz and glitter found in more seasoned desktop environments. Animation is nonexistent.

That said, Budgie is an ideal desktop environment that is very user-friendly. Its customization options and ease-of-use make it a great trade-off.

Still, its design seems a bit too simplified for seasoned Linux users.

Canonical's Ubuntu Linux distro also offers users a Budgie desktop release. Do not confuse that Ubuntu flavor with the Ubuntu Budgie distro. The two desktop integrations have different appearances and feature sets.

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Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 2

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Let’s continue our journey and progress on transforming current Ubuntu Artful. For more background on this, you can refer back to our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my blog post.

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Windows vs Ubuntu: A Look Before You Switch

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When I first thought about writing an article on Windows vs. Ubuntu, I decided pretty quickly that I would avoid trying to get people to switch operating systems. The fact is, that's a deeply personal decision that I simply don’t need to influence.

Instead, this article is written for someone who is considering switching from Windows to Ubuntu, doesn't mind exploring the unknown corners of an operating system they're unfamiliar with and won't give up at the first sign of trouble. This may sound harsh, but this simply isn't an article targeting those who are simply "window shopping" – no pun intended.

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The New Ubuntu Dock (First Look)

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We reported last week that Ubuntu is creating a fork of Dash to Dock, the popular GNOME extension, for use on the Ubuntu 17.10 desktop — but we didn’t know a lot about it.

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AMDGPU-PRO 17.30 Linux Graphics Driver Brings Support for Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

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AMD today released a new update to its proprietary graphics driver for Linux-based operating systems, AMDGPU-PRO 17.30, which brings support for Canonical's recently announced Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

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Also: AMDGPU-PRO 17.30 Released With Vega Support, Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS Compatibility

AMDGPU DC Display Code Gets A Public TODO List

Didier Roche: Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 1

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Ubuntu

Let’s start with the ground work and differentiate our two “ubuntu” and “gnome” sessions. Until today, they were pixel by pixel identical.

Now are migrating some GNOME Session changes as well as some GNOME Shell ones in Artful.

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GNOME and Debian: Debian Turning 24, GNOME Turning 20

  • Debian Celebrates Its 24th Birthday
    Yesterday marked GNOME turning 20 while today Debian developers and users have its 24th birthday of the project to celebrate.
  • GNOME desktop environment for Linux and BSD is 20 years old today
    When many people think of Linux, they incorrectly assume it is an operating system. Actually, Linux is merely the kernel which many operating systems leverage. An actual operating system is compromised of many things, including a user interface -- after all, users need to interface with their computer! Most computer users will obviously want a graphical UI nowadays, and for BSD and Linux-based operating systems there are many such desktop environments from which to choose. One of the most popular environments is GNOME. Not only is GNOME a DE, but it has evolved into much more, such as a collection of apps and design rules (Human Interface Guidelines). Today, GNOME is celebrating a very important milestone -- it is an impressive 20 years old!
  • Happy birthday, GNOME!
    The GNOME desktop turns 20 today, and I'm so excited! Twenty years is a major milestone for any open source software project, especially a graphical desktop environment like GNOME that has to appeal to many different users. The 20th anniversary is definitely something to celebrate!
  • Linux desktop GUI GNOME celebrates its 20th birthday
    By 1997, there had long been graphical Unix and Linux graphical user interface (GUI) desktops, but none of them had gathered much support. KDE, which was destined to become a major desktop, had started in 1996, but it was still facing opposition for its use of the Qt license. The GNOME Project, founded by Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena Quintero on August 15, 1997, was created to build a GUI without the use of any non-General Public License (GPL) software. Thus, a struggle began between the two Linux desktops, which continues to this day.