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You Can Now Get Twitter, Facebook and Gmail Alerts on Ubuntu Phone

Thursday 14th of August 2014 12:48:41 PM

With the first Ubuntu Phones still on course to ship later this year, its developers are now in the final furlong of preparing for a 'Release To Manufacturing' milestone.

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Can Ubuntu Do This? — Answers to The 4 Questions New Users Ask Most

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 02:10:45 PM

Type 'Can Ubuntu' into Google and you'll see suggested terms based on the queries being typed most by searchers — but what are the answers?

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Retro-Styled Rhythmic Puzzle Game ‘Micron’ Hits All The Right Notes

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 04:46:39 PM

With retro-styled visuals and plinky soundscapes, I couldn't resist taking old-school rhythm-based puzzle game 'Micron' for a spin.

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Elementary OS Beta Released, But You Might Want to Hold Off Trying It

Monday 11th of August 2014 01:51:01 AM

The first public beta of elementary OS Freya is now available to download — not that the team behind the Ubuntu-based Linux distro think you should try it.

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How To Watch Netflix on Ubuntu The Easy Way

Sunday 10th of August 2014 05:55:49 PM

Native Netflix Linux playback is reported to be working in beta builds of Google Chrome — no Wine-based app or PPA required.

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Shutter 0.92 Fixes Bugs, Removes Ubuntu One Upload Plugin

Sunday 10th of August 2014 01:35:06 PM

New bug fix release of versatile open-source screenshot tool Shutter now available for download finally removes defunct Ubuntu One plugin.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Coming to Linux This Fall

Friday 8th of August 2014 02:05:08 PM

Games publishers 2K have confirmed that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on Linux.

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Ubuntu 14.10 Wallpaper Contest Now Open for Entries

Friday 8th of August 2014 11:24:38 AM

Wacom tablets & lenses at the ready: the Ubuntu 14.10 Wallpaper contest is open for entries — but you only have until August 29 to take part.

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Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Released, Ready to Download Now

Friday 8th of August 2014 01:45:43 AM

Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS is now available to download, and comes with an updated kernel and X.org server stack derived from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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This is What’s New In VLC 2.1.5, Available to Download Now

Thursday 7th of August 2014 11:10:31 PM

VLC 2.1.5 has been released for Windows, Mac and Linux, and is expected to be the final update in the 2.1.x series before the release of 2.2.x.

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First Monthly Update to KDE Frameworks 5 Now Live

Thursday 7th of August 2014 12:50:14 PM

KDE has announced the first big update to KDE Frameworks 5, the first in a series of planned monthly releases. I love the smell of progress.

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Unity Shopping Lens Is Legal, Says UK Data Protection Body

Thursday 7th of August 2014 12:16:50 PM

Ubuntu's controversial 'Amazon shopping' feature has been deemed compliant with data protection and privacy laws by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office.

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Retro Epics: Five GOG.com Linux Games Everyone Should Own

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 05:45:17 PM

Ardent Linux gamers will have seen last week as a good one, as rising game distribution service GOG.com brought a batch of more than 50 classic PC and indie titles to the platform, many for the very first time.

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Latest Intel Linux Graphics Drivers Now Available on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 12:10:12 AM

Intel's open-source utility for getting the latest graphics drivers for supported Intel hardware on Ubuntu has reached version 1.0.6.

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This Is What’s New In Linux 3.16

Monday 4th of August 2014 02:06:14 PM

Linus posted a new stable release of the Linux kernel this weekend. Great. But what changes does it bring? Take a look...

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Latest Skype Release Now Available from Ubuntu Software Center

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 01:25:54 PM

The latest stable release of Skype 4.3 for Linux is available to install from the Ubuntu Software Center on 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS.

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LibreOffice Ported To 64-bit ARM (AArch64)

As more and more open-source programs get brought up for 64-bit ARM, LibreOffice is the latest to receive such AArch64 enablement. As of today in LibreOffice Git is the initial AArch64 support. Over one thousand new lines of code were added to LibreOffice by Red Hat's Stephan Bergmann for allowing the open-source office suite to build on the ARMv8 64-bit architecture. LibreOffice already runs on many CPU architectures from x86 to Alpha and SPARC with ARM64 just being the latest. Read more

SUSE's Flavio Castelli on Docker's Rise Among Linux Distros

Docker has only gained traction since its launch a little over a year ago as more companies join the community's efforts on a regular basis. On July 30, the first official Docker build for openSUSE was released, making this distribution the latest among many to join the fray. I connected with Flavio Castelli, a senior software engineer at SUSE, who works extensively on SUSE Linux Enterprise and has played a major role in bringing official Docker support to openSUSE. In this interview, he discuses the importance of bringing Docker to each Linux distribution, the future of Docker on SUSE Linux Enterprise, and other interesting developments in the Docker ecosystem. Read more