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Windows 10: is it finally time to migrate to Ubuntu?
Ubuntu continues to grow in popularity, not only with mainstream consumers, but also with Fortune 500 companies. Moreover, government and top notch education entities across the globe have realized they can save millions of USD, and invest funds more prudently for social programmes.
LibreOffice 5.0.1 Turns a Great Release into an Excellent One
The Document Foundation has just revealed that LibreOffice 5.0.1 has been released, making this the first maintenance version for the new generation of the famous office suite.
Ubuntu: Wily Werewolf Beta 1 Released
The first beta of the Wily Werewolf (to become 15.10) has now been
This beta features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME,
Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu and the Ubuntu Cloud images.
Pre-releases of the Wily Werewolf are *not* encouraged for anyone
needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running
into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however,
recommended for Ubuntu flavor developers and those who want to
help in testing, reporting and fixing bugs as we work towards getting
this release ready.
Ubuntu Archive Still Free Software
In conclusion there is nothing which restricts people making derivatives of Ubuntu except the trademark, and removing branding is easy. (Even that is unnecessary unless you’re trading which most derivatives don’t, but it’s a sign of good faith to remove it anyway.)
Which is why Mark Shuttleworth says “you are fully entitled and encouraged to redistribute .debs and .iso’s”. Lovely.
Xubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 Drops Gnumeric and Abiword in Favor of LibreOffice Writer and Calc
Canonical has announced the release of the first Beta build for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) opt-in flavors, which include the well-known Xubuntu distribution built around the lightweight Xfce desktop environment.
Technology, the law and you: Open-source software
But “free as in beer” isn’t really the point – huge numbers of corporate open-source users opt for paid commercial versions of open-source projects, for simplicity and support. And then there are all those various licenses that protect the openness of the software – GPL, Apache, Eclipse. But the good news is that, with very few exceptions, there aren’t many legal issues for the average company to worry about.