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Ubuntu Touch Gets Automatic Refunds for Purchases, Lets Users Edit App Reviews and Ratings

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Canonical employee Alejandro J. Cura sent in his weekly report about the progress made in the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system used in Ubuntu smartphone devices like BQ Aquaris E5 or Meizu MX4.

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Ubuntu Touch Gets Browser, Content Hub, and Address Book Improvements

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Canonical's Bill Filler and David Planella sent their regular reports to the Ubuntu Touch mailing list informing users about the new features that have been implemented in the mobile operating system for Ubuntu phones.

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BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition now available for €199.90 at the BQ store

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The BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition is now available for purchase, just in time for Father's Day.

Previously, the BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition was only available for pre-order. Starting June 18, the official Ubuntu Twitter account announced the availability of the latest smartphone running on Ubuntu OS.

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Ubuntu's Unity 8 Receives Another Major Update with Awesome New Features

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Michael Zanetti has had the great pleasure of informing us earlier about the latest features that have been implemented in the Ubuntu's Unity 8 user interface for Desktop and Ubuntu Touch.

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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Now Uses the Full GNOME 3.16 Stack

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Sebastien Bacher has sent in his usual interesting report on what's new for the upcoming Desktop edition of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, Wily Werewolf a.k.a. Ubuntu 15.10.

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Canonical Closes Devscripts Exploit in Ubuntu

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Canonical has revealed some information in a security notice about a devscripts vulnerability in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems that has been found and corrected.

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Rebase Ubuntu Touch on Android, Says Former Ubuntu Community Manager

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The former community manager for Canonical, Jono Bacon, notes in a very interesting article that it would be a good idea to rebase Ubuntu on Android and be done with it. It might sound like a joke, but it's not.

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Ubuntu daddy Mark Shuttleworth loses fight to cancel $20m bank fee

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Mark Shuttleworth has lost his long-running fight to reverse a US$20m (£12.8m) bank charge levied after he transferred a fortune out of South Africa.

In 2001, Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux maker Canonical, emigrated from South Africa to the Isle of Man. In 2008, he tried to withdraw R2.5bn (US$204m, £128m) from his account in the South African Reserve Bank. The bank, under orders from the SA finance minister, withheld 10 per cent of the transfer as an exit charge.

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Ubuntu MATE Welcome Screen Is Coming, Here's How It Looks Like

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Martin Wimpress, leader of the Ubuntu MATE project, teased all Ubuntu MATE users with a screenshot for the upcoming welcome screen that will be implemented in the next major various of the Ubuntu MATE Linux operating system.

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Introducing the World’s First 25/100 Gigabit Open Ethernet-Based Switch Powered by Ubuntu

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Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, the world's most popular free operating system, has been more than happy to announce earlier that Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. is launching the world's first 25/100 Gigabit Open Ethernet-based switch IC.

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