Canonical has issued a security advisory to all fifteen people who installed a particular Ubuntu Phone app.
While its reach might be trivial, the bug itself was serious: someone worked out how to bypass checks that are supposed to protect the Ubuntu Phone operating system's single-click app installation process.
The Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) development cycle is coming to an end, and the project has finally entered Final Freeze. This means that only a small number of particular fixes are allowed now, and the launch of the OS is only one week away.
My employer, Igalia, recently purchased a Gazelle Pro from System76 for me to use. So far, it seems like a great laptop, but time will tell. It came with Ubuntu 15.04 preinstalled, so before replacing that with Fedora Workstation, I decided to check out how some of our applications look under Ambiance, the GTK+ theme that Ubuntu uses instead of Adwaita.
Making the switch to Ubuntu – or any popular Linux distribution – is more than the mere act of changing operating systems. You must also have apps that allow you to get work done. In this slideshow, I'll be sharing critical applications that I rely on, and I’ll talk about how I use them in my daily activities.
Canonical had been pursuing the dream of “convergence”— a phone that can power a PC desktop—for years. This year, Microsoft declared plans to bring a similar feature to Windows 10 as “ Continuum,” making it a central part of Windows Phone’s identity. This lit a fire under Ubuntu, and Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth announced hardware would ship before the end of 2015 and beat Windows 10 to market.
Ubuntu Touch has featured an online account option that integrates the OS with your Google account. However, many people seem to be having plenty of problems with this useful online integration, as reports have been flying around about constant authentication failures/
Ubuntu Touch developers are aware of the issue, and have been talking about how to fix the problem. For this very reason, they’re requesting feedback from the community and other devs.