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Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 to Include Calendar App and Dekko Email Client by Default

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We reported a few days ago that the next major update for Canonical's mobile operating system, Ubuntu Touch OTA-6, will arrive in approximately 6 weeks, around September 1, 2015 or at the end of August if we're lucky.

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LXC Vulnerabilities Closed in Ubuntu OSes

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Canonical released details about a couple of LXC vulnerabilities that have been found and corrected in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, operating system.

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Ubuntu Touch to Soon Get a New Mir Version

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Canonical works on a few Ubuntu Touch branches at all times, besides the current stable one that everyone can get. From the looks of it, the development one is based on the new Wily Werewolf, and it's receiving some interesting changes.

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Ubuntu on Intel Compute Stick, Riddell Intervention

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GPS Navigation App Gets New and Important Features on Ubuntu Touch

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GPS navigation is an important function for any smartphone, but there wasn't anything for Ubuntu Touch until recently. As it happens, an application that's called just that, GPS Navigation, has been released a few weeks back and now a new major update has been made available.

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Ubuntu: request to move the Canonical IP policy web page

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I'd like to request that the Community Council moves the Canonical IP
policy off the Ubuntu website.
http://www.ubuntu.com/legal/terms-and-policies/intellectual-property-policy

It was revealed last week that is policy breached the GPL and still
leaves open numerous gaps in the ability of people to freely share,
copy and modify Ubuntu. It is hurting the reputation of Ubuntu as a
welcoming and functional free software project that respects the
licence of the upstreams we depend on.

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Ubuntu 14.10 Has Reached End of Life, Upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 Now

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Today, July 23, was the last day when Canonical released security patches and software updates for its Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) operating system, as the distribution reached end of life.

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Users Are Invited to Test Wi-Fi Hotspot (Internet Tethering) in Ubuntu Touch

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On July 22, Canonical's Jonas G. Drange informed us all that the Ubuntu Touch developers managed to finish the Wi-Fi Hotspot (also known as Internet Tethering) functionality for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system.

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New MySQL Version Lands in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Details about a number of MySQL vulnerabilities have been published by Canonical for its Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

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BackBox Linux 4.3 Is a Powerful Penetration Testing Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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BackBox Linux is a distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS that's used to perform penetration tests and security assessments. A new update has been released, bringing the version number up to 4.3.

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An introduction to the GNU Core Utilities

These two collections of Linux utilities, the GNU Core Utilities and util-linux, together provide the basic utilities required to administer a Linux system. As I researched this article, I found several interesting utilities I never knew about. Many of these commands are seldom needed, but when you need them, they are indispensable. Between these two collections, there are over 200 Linux utilities. While Linux has many more commands, these are the ones needed to manage the basic functions of a typical Linux host. Read more

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  • Brains behind seL4 secure microkernel begin RISC-V chip port
    Last week, the first RISC-V port of its seL4 microkernel was released by the Data61 division of the Australian government's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). seL4 is an open-source and highly secure version of the L4 microkernel that aims to be mathematically proven to be bug free, in that it works as expected as per its specifications. Meanwhile, RISC-V is an open-source instruction-set architecture, and is used as the blueprint for various open-source processor core designs – some of which are now shipping as real usable silicon, such as chips from SiFive and Greenwaves.
  • Dongwoon Anatech Licenses Codasip's Bk3 RISC-V Processor for Motor Control ICs for Mobile Camera
    Codasip, the leading supplier of RISC-V® embedded processor IP, announced today that Dongwoon Anatech, a technology leader in analog and power ICs for mobile phones, has selected Codasip’s Bk3 processor and Studio design tool for its next generation family of motor control IC products. Dongwoon Anatech, fabless analog semiconductor specialist, offers a wide range of analog products, including auto-focus driver IC for smartphones, AMOLED DC-DC converter, display power driver IC, and haptic driver IC.