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Locally Integrated Menus in Ubuntu 15.04 to Have Always Display Option

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Ubuntu developers added a new feature called locally integrated menus for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it was extremely well received. In fact, some users have been asking for some refinements and it will be improved in the near future.

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Systemd and Upstart Comparison and Usage on Ubuntu 15.04 Detailed in Great New Wiki

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Linux
Ubuntu

The adoption of systemd in Debian has caused quite a ruckus, but it has other ramifications. For example, Ubuntu will soon use systemd by default, most likely in Ubuntu 15.04. The community has put together a great wiki page that explains the differences between upstart and systemd and how you use it right now.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Might Get Global Menu And HUD Support By Default For Java Swing Applications

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Java Swing Ayatana (JAyatana) is a project that integrates Java Swing applications with Ubuntu's global menu (AppMenu) and HUD.

Using it, you get Unity AppMenu and HUD support for applications such as NetBeans IDE, IntelliJ IDEA, Android Studio, jDownloader and so on.

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Meizu May Announce An Ubuntu Touch-Powered Device This Month

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Meizu will be announcing 3 new devices by the end of January. The news leaked out from a Weibo account called ChinaUbuntu; that shows a teaser which has some unusual text on it.

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Ubuntu With XFCE vs Xubuntu Linux

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This isn't a straight forward Ubuntu is better than Xubuntu or Xubuntu is better than Ubuntu article.

This article will also show Ubuntu users how to get to a base XFCE desktop and also how to install the complete Xubuntu desktop.

Ubuntu and Xubuntu are created for different purposes and what I aim to highlight here is when and why you would use Ubuntu and when you would use Xubuntu.

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Exiv2 Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu 14.10

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Security
Ubuntu

Canonical has published details in a security notice about a Exiv2 vulnerability in Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) that has been found and corrected. This not a major issue, but users should upgrade nonetheless.

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Ubuntu Touch Spotted Running on Former Windows 8.1 Tablet Lenovo ThinkPad 8

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Touch is a new operating system made by Canonical for mobile devices like phones and tablets. The only supported platforms are Nexus 4 and Nexus 7, but it looks like developers now have an easier time to make it work on other platforms, such as the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 with Intel processor.

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Canonical and Lightworks Enter Partnership, Prizes Available

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Lightworks and Canonical have teamed up and they are looking for people who use the application suite for their projects. Those sending their work will be getting voucher codes for Lightworks Pro.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970/980: Windows vs. Ubuntu Linux Performance

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Microsoft
Ubuntu

This comparison is similar to the three-way NVIDIA GeForce graphics card comparison from Monday but just testing the Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 graphics cards while running the latest binary drivers on Windows and Linux. As with the other end-of-2014 Windows vs. Linux benchmarks, Windows 7 Pro x64 with all available system updates was used and on the Linux side was Ubuntu 14.10. The latest NVIDIA Linux driver is the 346.22 driver version while the latest Windows version at the time of testing was the 347.09 driver release.

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Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 Finally Gets GNOME 3.14

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GNOME
Ubuntu

Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is just one of the many official Ubuntu flavors and its developers have been working to implement the latest version of GNOME 3.14.

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6 Linux-y announcements from Mobile World Congress

I earlier wrote about how Linux invaded CES 2015. The domination continues at Mobile World Congress, which kicked off this week in Barcelona. Here are some of the major announcements from MWC that show that Linux has become an unstoppable force. Read more