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Ubuntu 15.10 Codename Announced (And a Whole Heap More)

7 hours 50 min ago

The codename of Ubuntu 15.10 has been revealed as news of a powerful new Ubuntu Phone that turns into a PC when connected to a monitor is revealed.

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How to Install Visual Studio Code in Ubuntu

Friday 1st of May 2015 04:10:09 PM

Microsoft has released a Linux version of Visual Studio Code, a lightweight, code editor with IntelliSense and supporting over 30 languages.

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Facebook Chat Will Stop Working in Ubuntu This Week

Thursday 30th of April 2015 11:30:29 AM

Hope you're not feeling talkative: Facebook Chat will stop working in Empathy and other third-party desktop instant messaging clients from today, April 30.

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Synfig Studio 1.0 — Open Source Animation Gets Serious

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 05:48:57 PM

A new version of free animation software Synfig Studio is available for download, and features a new bones system and a single-window mode.

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KDE Plasma 5.3 Released, Here’s How To Upgrade in Kubuntu 15.04

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 01:44:31 PM

KDE Plasma 5.3 has been released. We show you how you can upgrade to Plasma 5.3 in Kubuntu 15.04 using the official backports PPA.

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Indicator SysMonitor Now Available for Ubuntu 15.04

Sunday 26th of April 2015 03:29:08 PM

A new version of the handy system resource monitor ‘Indicator SysMonitor‘ has been released. The utility makes keeping an eye on CPU load, RAM usage and battery capacity a snap. Although similar to Indicator MultiLoad, a tool we featured in our list of 11 must-have Ubuntu power-ups, SysMonitor eschews fancier graphical touches, like usage graphs and theming options. Instead, the […]

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Ubuntu 15.04 Flavors Now Available for Download

Friday 24th of April 2015 06:33:30 PM

Arriving with the final stable release of Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet are downloads for a colorful array of official community flavors. And this year there’s an extra spin in motion. Ubuntu MATE (pronounced Maah-tay) was formally welcomed into the official Ubuntu flavors club earlier this year. Ubuntu MATE ships with a fork of the older GNOME […]

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Will You Upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04? [Poll]

Friday 24th of April 2015 02:01:38 PM

Ubuntu 15.05 Vivid Vervet has now been released — but are you planing to upgrade your laptop or PC with it? That's what we're asking in this poll.

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11 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 15.04

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 02:00:01 PM

While you wait for your freshly minted ISO download to complete, check out our bi-annual rundown of things to do after installing Ubuntu 15.04.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Released, This Is What’s New

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 12:44:45 PM

Well, here we are. After six busy months, one beta and a bunch of minor changes, the final stable release of Ubuntu 15.04 is now ready for you to download.

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Official Ubuntu 15.04 ‘Vivid Vervet’ T-Shirt Now Available to Buy

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 10:54:53 AM

It’s here — the official Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet mascot t-shirt is now available to buy from the Canonical store. The long-time fan-favorite merch item has been a staple part of the Ubuntu release cycle since 2008 and its arrival typically coincides with the final stable release of the OS. It’s available in a dusky blue color and comes emblazoned with a vivid orange […]

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The Best Racing Game on Linux Just Got Even Better

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 02:29:52 PM

Linux racing game SuperTuxKart has been updated, with version 0.9 adding a new rendering engine, new tracks and improved kart physics.

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How to Change Default Web Browser and Email Client in Ubuntu

Tuesday 21st of April 2015 03:30:21 PM

In this entry to our Ubuntu Basics series we cover changing the default apps that handle web and e-mail links.

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GNOME Pie App Launcher Gets a Tasty New Update

Monday 20th of April 2015 06:34:10 PM

A new version of circular app launcher Gnome Pie is now available, baked with bug fixes and seasoned with some new sweet new features.

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Tomahawk 0.8.4 Released, Plugin for Tidal On The Way

Thursday 16th of April 2015 05:15:20 PM

A new update to the meta-streaming desktop music player Tomahawk has washed ashore, with a bunch of bug fixes firmly in tow.

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Cirrus7 Nimbini — The Most Stylish Ubuntu PC Ever Made?

Wednesday 15th of April 2015 05:47:10 PM

The new Cirrus7 Nimbini is the best looking fanless NUC Ubuntu PC we've ever seen. Inside the tiny alumium case comes fifth-gen Intel power.

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KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta Arrives With Improved Power Management Features

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 04:39:04 PM

KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta, the next major version of the KDE Plasma desktop environment, is available for testing. It brings better power management features, bluetooth changes and more.

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Linux Kernel 4.0 Features Live Kernel Patching, PS3 Support

Sunday 12th of April 2015 11:55:45 PM

A new stable release of the Linux Kernel, Linux 4.0, has been announced by Linus Torvalds. It brings a small number of changes, including initial support for live kernel patching.

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Ubuntu MATE Inks First Hardware Deal

Friday 10th of April 2015 05:21:48 PM

Forget the release of shiny new Macbooks and Apple Watches, the big hardware news of the week for Linux enthusiasts comes from little known UK computer company called Entroware.

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