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Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 Releases Now Ready for Download

Friday 19th of December 2014 02:21:45 AM

The first alpha releases in the Ubuntu 15.04 development cycle are now available to download for testing.

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First Ubuntu Phone Will Launch In Europe This February

Thursday 18th of December 2014 05:37:00 PM

The first Ubuntu Phone will go on sale in Europe in the second week of February.

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Canonical, China Mobile Team Up for Ubuntu Phone ‘Innovation Contest’

Thursday 18th of December 2014 02:10:37 PM

China's youth developer community is invited to participate in the 'Ubuntu Developer Innovation Contest' with the chance to win 70,000RMB cash.

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New SuperTuxKart Beta Features a Powerful New Graphics Engine

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 01:45:45 PM

A new beta release of open-source racing game Super Tux Kart is available for testing, featuring improved tracks and a new graphics engine.

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6 Ideal Last Minute Linux Xmas Gift Ideas

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 10:36:47 PM

Christmas, Yule, Winterville, new socks day… Whatever you call it you'll be panic stricken to hear that it's almost here. Like the rest of us in denial, you are a little stumped for ideas.

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Dropbox 3 for Linux Goes Stable With New Qt UI, Setup Wizard

Monday 15th of December 2014 12:55:13 PM

Arriving with all the trimmings we showed you back in July, cloud storage service Dropbox 3.0 is now stable for Linux, Windows and Mac.

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Ubuntu 15.04 to Include GNOME 3.14, Updates to Default Apps

Sunday 14th of December 2014 12:29:24 PM

A small update, but one that should have a big impact on the lives of app developers and users alike: Ubuntu 15.04 will ship with GTK 3.14.

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This Modular Smartphone Wants to Offer Ubuntu, SailfishOS

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 11:45:56 AM

A Finnish tech startup founded by an ex-Nokia manager is hoping to put Ubuntu and Sailfish at the forefront of the modular smartphone race.

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Yes, This Trojan Infects Linux. No, It’s Not The Tuxpocalypse

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 01:25:27 PM

Grab a crate of canned food, start digging a deep underground bunker and prepare to settle into a world that will never be the same again: a powerful trojan has been uncovered on Linux.

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Linux Kernel 3.18 Released, This Is What’s New

Monday 8th of December 2014 10:54:11 AM

A new month means a new stable release of the Linux Kernel and today Linus Torvalds has announced the immediate availability of Linux 3.18.

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After an 18 Month Gap, Opera for Linux Returns With New Stable Release

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 02:37:37 PM

The first stable release of Opera for Linux in 18 months is now available for download, but will be a shock to those used to its v12 release.

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Official Ubuntu 14.10 ‘Utopic Unicorn’ T-Shirts Now Available to Buy

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 07:52:54 PM

For a while it looked like an official mascot t-shirt to accompany the release of Ubuntu 14.10 would be as rare as the Unicorn fronting it.

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The Easy Way to Keep Track of Multiple Time Zones in Ubuntu

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 02:53:14 PM

I work with multiple time zones in mind. To help, I use widgets and menu items to keep me in sync.

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Firefox 34 Arrives with Plugin-Free Video Calling and Powerful WebIDE

Monday 1st of December 2014 07:55:42 PM

Today, Mozilla has released Firefox 34 for Windows, Mac and Linux desktops, the first stable release since last month's security n' bug fix update.

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From Mint to Trisquel: The Top Linux Distro Releases in November 2014

Sunday 30th of November 2014 04:47:31 PM

November wasn't heavy on new Linux distribution releases, but still had more than enough to keep distro-hoppers bouncing from download server to ISO mirror and back again.

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Jolla Tablet Crowdfunder Adds 3 Stretch Goals, Including Splitscreen, 3G

Friday 28th of November 2014 02:00:39 PM

Jaw-dropping. Hugely successful. Record breaking. All terms that describe Jolla's recent crowdfunding campaign, and now it's getting even better.

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11 Useful Utilities To Supercharge Your Ubuntu Experience

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:03:58 PM

Whether you're a relative novice or a seasoned pro, we all want to get the most from our operating system. Ubuntu, like most modern OSes, has more to offer than what is presented at first blush.

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Meizu, Canonical Sign ‘Strategic Agreement’ for Ubuntu Phone

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 02:56:06 PM

Chinese phone maker Meizu has today confirmed that a 'strategic agreement' has been signed with Canonical, for…well, that they're not saying.

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The ‘Mystery’ Bq Event Went Big on Android, Silent on Ubuntu

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 12:27:41 PM

Few of us, save the most optimistic, were expecting today's media event from Bq Readers to yield news of the first Ubuntu Phone.

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Ubuntu Phone Partner ‘Bq’ Holding Mystery Press Event Next Week

Friday 21st of November 2014 04:36:45 PM

BQ Readers, one of two companies who plan to ship mobile handsets powered by Ubuntu for Phones, is holding a mystery media event next week, November 25, 2014, to announce three new products.

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