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Unzip Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu OSes

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Canonical has announced that an unzip exploit has been found and fixed for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems.

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Ubuntu Could Be the First OS on Planet Mars

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Mars One is a project that aims to put people on planet Mars by 2025, before NASA and everyone else. The kicker is that it's designed as a one-way trip for the colonists. The good news, if you can call it that, is that they seem to be favoring Linux.

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Developers Close GTK+ Bug in Ubuntu That Allowed Users to Bypass the Lock Screen

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The Ubuntu developers have corrected a small issue with GTK+, which would allow users to bypass the lock screen in certain conditions. It might be a trivial matter, but it had to be fixed nonetheless.

According to the security notice, "Clemens Fries discovered that GTK+ allowed bypassing certain screen locks by using the menu key. An attacker with physical access could possibly use this flaw to gain access to a locked session."

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Ubuntu Devs Are Talking Whether to Let Software Update Delete Old Kernels

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Ubuntu

One of the problems on Ubuntu platforms is that the Software Update tool doesn't remove the old kernels after an upgrade, but the Ubuntu devs are now talking whether their tool should be used to perform this kind of cleaning.

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Proof Of Concept: LibreOffice’s Writer Tool Running On Ubuntu Touch

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While it already has many applications specially developed for it, Canonical’s Will Cooke has managed to make LibreOffice’s Writer tool (developed for X.org) run on Ubuntu Touch.

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Ubuntu Advances Juju Linux Magic Charms

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Juju first debuted in Ubuntu 11.10, the "Oneiric Ocelot," back in October of 2011. The word "juju" is a word meaning magic in the African language from which the name Ubuntu itself was derived. Ubuntu Linux Server The promise of Juju is easier application and service deployment, which is enabled by way of a number of Juju components.

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Firefox 35 Lands in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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Moz/FF
Ubuntu

Canonical has updated the Firefox packages for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems. If you have this application already installed, you only need to update your system

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Canonical Ports Unity Improvements from Ubuntu 14.10 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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It's easy to think that Ubuntu developers are usually working only on the next version of the operating systems, but they also put a lot of effort into the distros they already released. For example, an important Unity update has been unveiled now for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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Ubuntu Phone: The little phone that could

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I predicted it would fail. Honestly, I didn't want it to -- I was fairly sure the Ubuntu Phone would be just the mobile interface we really needed, but it just seemed Canonical and the Ubuntu Phone were both on a collision course with vaporware-dom. However, like that little train in that adorable children's story, the Ubuntu Phone seemed to keep moving forward. In a few weeks, thanks to bq, the Ubuntu Phone will finally be given a chance on the marketplace... at least in Europe.

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Ubuntu Phone Launches Pushed Until Early Next Year

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There isn’t much time left in 2014 so we suppose it comes as no surprise that Canonical, the parent company behind Ubuntu, recently confirmed that the first Ubuntu-powered smartphones have been delayed until “early” next year. The first Ubuntu-powered devices were originally scheduled to launch sometime in 2014.

“Canonical continues to work closely with its first selected hardware partners, Meizu and bq, to bring Ubuntu phones to market in Europe and China,” Canonical’s vice president of mobile Cristian Parrino recently told PCWorld, without discussing rollouts to other markets such as the United States. The phones are expected to cost somewhere between $200 and $400 when they do launch.

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