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Firefox 35.0.1 Is Now Available for Ubuntu Supported OSes

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Ubuntu

Canonical has revealed that the previous update for Firefox has introduced a regression for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 14.10. A new version of the browser has been released and now the users can also upgrade their Firefox browser.

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Ubuntu Touch apps can run in windowed mode

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Ubuntu

The developers of the Ubuntu Linux operating system for desktop, notebook, and server computers are working on a touch-friendly version for smartphones and tablets, with the first Ubuntu phones expected to go on sale this year.

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Mobie Is a Tablet That Dual-Boots Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8.1

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

Mobie is a new kind of 2-in-1 tablet developed in Finland that is capable to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8.1. It's being launched in a couple of months and it already looks very good, at least on paper.

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Canonical Reveals the Hardware Specs of the Ubuntu Aquarius E4.5 Phone

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In the meantime, even if Meizu was the first company to confirm the release of an Ubuntu phone, it looks like Bq beat them to the punch, although they are aiming at different users. The specs detailed by Canonical show that Aquarius E4.5 is an affordable device with medium hardware specs. It doesn't seem like much, but it's addressed at people who don't want to spend too much on a high-end phone, but still want to own a smartphone.

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Ubuntu Touch Apps Running in Unity Desktop – Video

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Ubuntu

Unity 8 for Ubuntu is coming along and Mir is also making good progress. One of the byproduct of all these improvements is that some of the apps that are designed for the Ubuntu Touch are also working on the Ubuntu desktop, with very little help.

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Compiz Support Being Tested for Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10, Install Now

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Compiz was implemented by default in Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Alpha 2 and the developers have decided to put in some extra effort and make it available for Ubuntu MATE 14.10 and Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS, albeit it's still under testing.

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Ubuntu's Mir Gains Server-Side Platform Probing

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Ubuntu

The latest big feature landing in Ubuntu's Mir display server by Canonical is server-side platform probing support, which landed just before the weekend.

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Ubuntu 15.04 to Integrate Linux Kernel 3.19 Branch Soon

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Linux
Ubuntu

The Linux kernel is one of the most important components in a distribution and Ubuntu users are interested to know what will be used in the stable edition for the 15.04 branch, which is scheduled to arrive in a couple of months.

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Locally Integrated Menus Can Be Set to Always Show in Ubuntu 15.04

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The development cycle for Ubuntu 15.04 still have a couple of months left and the guys and gals from Canonical are making good progress. An important improvement regarding the use of menus in the title bar has been implemented and it will be part of the stable edition that will launch in April.

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Ninja Blocks prepares to begin shipping, announces major Ubuntu IoT deal

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Ninja Blocks has begun shipping the Ninja Sphere and announced it has signed up as a key partner for Canonical’s Ubuntu Core embedded device operating system, as it opens its first office in the US.

The startup launched in 2012, when it was selected to participate the Startmate accelerator program, and also smashed a Kickstarter campaign for its first product, which was also called Ninja Blocks.

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