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RaspEX, Ubuntu 16.04 for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2, Now Includes Kodi 16.0 & Fluxbox

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Arne Exton today informs Softpedia about the availability of a new build of his popular and free RaspEX Linux distribution based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and engineered for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs.

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ubuntuBSD Project Announces the Availability of the Official ubuntuBSD Forums

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The ubuntuBSD project announced the other day the availability of the official ubuntuBSD forums at https://forums.ubuntubsd.org, where users can collaborate to the upcoming OS.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

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Ubuntu

Magic happens with the Ubuntu tablet

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Reviews
Ubuntu

If you're looking for a tablet that will allow you to get your work done, one that won't break your bank (the M10 currently runs for around $260.00 USD - purchase here), and one that can serve nearly all your needs (from mobile to desktop), the Ubuntu Tablet has you covered. Once Ubuntu Touch matures, this device will be a game changer...of that there is no doubt.

Canonical, I am seriously impressed.

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Ubuntu: Yakkety Yak is now open for development

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Development
Ubuntu

Yakkety Yak [1] is now open for development, with syncs from unstable
still running. The development version already starts with some
changes:

- GCC is configured to build with -fPIE (and to pass -z now to ld)
by default on amd64 and ppc64el.

- Three library transitions are almost done: boost 1.60, ICU 57,
and libpng 1.6.

- A bunch of library transitions is already triggered by the sync
from Debian. Please help finishing such transitions if you see
them.

- Please expect a change of the GCC compiler to the 6.2 release
in June/July.

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Should Microsoft acquire Canonical for its open source ambitions?

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Microsoft
Ubuntu
  • Should Microsoft acquire Canonical for its open source ambitions?

    Both companies also worked together to bring Bash to Windows 10, something developers have come to love since it was released. It is clear that Canonical is Microsoft’s strongest partner in the open source community, but unfortunately we can’t imagine an acquisition even taking place.

  • Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Embraces Canonical on its Open Source Strategy [Ed: worrisome]

    For so long now, the battle has been Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) against anything but not Microsoft. Microsoft has had the upper hand with now near sign of it being toppled. The scenarios are however taking a twist. In an industry that once fiercely pounced on Linux, it is not mending ends to make it a key part of a long-term strategy. Microsoft is embracing open source, eliminating the line between the two ends.

You can buy the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition today

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If you've been waiting for a powerful Ubuntu smartphone, today is your lucky day. Canonical has announced that the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition is now on sale, officially giving Ubuntu a flagship phone to offer users.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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  • How Do You Pronounce Ubuntu?

    You all know the the word ‘Ubuntu’’ — and if you don’t, how’d you end up here?! — but do you know the correct way to pronounce it?

  • Ubuntu Snap Packages: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

    Without a doubt, Ubuntu 16.04 is said to be the biggest and most significant release of the distro in years. In my opinion, the reason for this release's perceived significance comes down to one thing – Ubuntu snap packages.

    The idea (from the user's perspective) behind snap packages is that Ubuntu enthusiasts can have access to the latest software packages without needing to worry about rushing to a new release of Ubuntu. Obviously, one must have 16.04 or higher going forward, but the general idea stands.

  • Lubuntu 16.04 Screenshot Tour

Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Ubuntu Budgie 16.04 Officially Released Based on Ubuntu 16.04 and Budgie Desktop

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The Budgie-Remix distro has been in development for the past couple of months, and it now finally sees an official release, based on the recently launched Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and built around the awesome Budgie desktop environment from the Solus Project.

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What is the Fedora Modularity project and how do you get involved ?

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antiX 16 & OpenMandriva 3.0 Beta 2 Release, openSUSE Numbers

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