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Ubuntu's Deb-Based Software Center Fails As An App Store

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Debian
Ubuntu

Aside from the Ubuntu Software Center on the desktop frustrating some users over being slow and outdated compared to other "software stores", some app developers are also unhappy with Canonical's handling of the USC for paid apps.

Ubuntu app developer Michał Rosiak wrote a Google+ post last month over "deep frustration related to Canonical’s approach to developers."

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A Couple of Mockups for Plasma Mobile Look Better than the Original

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KDE
Ubuntu

Plasma Mobile is a new project from the KDE developers that is based on Ubuntu Touch, among other technologies. It took everyone by surprise, including the Ubuntu developers who were working on the initial project. Now we have a few new mockups for Plasma Mobile, and they look absolutely stunning.

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Who will be the Ubuntu of Hadoop?

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Ubuntu

Today, he posits, variation between Hadoop distributions is actually less than we see in Linux land. ("There's more variation among the Red Hat, Ubuntu, and CoreOS kernels than there is among the core components of the various Hadoop distributions.") I found this a bit surprising given Hortonworks' noise earlier this year that Hadoop standardization was imperative, as it launched the Open Data Platform initiative.

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LibreOffice 5.0 Is a Milestone Release for Ubuntu Touch

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LibO
Ubuntu

LibreOffice 5.0 was made available by The Document Foundation a couple of days ago, and it's a glorious release. It full of all sorts of new features, and many users have already upgraded to this latest version, but the application will also have an impact on another new platform, Ubuntu Touch.

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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Is Now Available for Download, Here's What's New

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Ubuntu

Today, August 6, Canonical, through Adam Conrad, had the great pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download and upgrade of the third point release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system.

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Unity 8 Looking like a Proper Linux Desktop - Gallery

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Ubuntu

Unity 8 is the desktop environment on Ubuntu for phones and it's going to land on the desktop as well. Developers have published a few screenshots to let us know what kind of progress it's been made.

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Ubuntu Touch Devs Still Struggling After GCC 5 Transition, No Word on the OTA-5.5 Hotfix

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Ubuntu

Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak has sent in his daily report after a short break because of health problems, which are now resolved, to inform us all about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers.

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More Oxide Security Issues Have Been Fixed in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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Security
Ubuntu

Canonical has released details about quite a few Oxide vulnerabilities that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a security notification.

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Erle-Spider Is a Six-Legged Drone Powered by Ubuntu Snappy Core

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Ubuntu
Gadgets

Erle-Spider is a new kind of drone, but it's not one that flies. As the name implies, it's a spider drone, and as it happens, it's powered by Ubuntu.

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Erle Spider – Spider Robot Powered By Snappy Ubuntu Core

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The Erle-Spider has an aluminium exoskeleton and is equipped with an ARM Cortex-A8 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, has accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, pressure, temperature sensors, 4 USB ports, Ethernet port, UART, I2C, microSD slot and has 18 degrees of freedom.

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10 Best Open Source Forum Software for Linux

A forum is a discussion platform where related ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged. You can setup a forum for your site or blog, where your team, customers, fans, patrons, audience, users, advocates, supporters, or friends can hold public or private discussions, as a whole or in smaller groups. If you are planning to launch a forum, and you can’t build your own software from scratch, you can opt for any of the existing forum applications out there. Some forum applications allow you to setup only a single discussion site on a single installation, while others support multiple-forums for a single installation instance. In this article, we will review 10 best open source forum software for Linux systems. By the end of this article, you will know exactly which open source forum software best suites your needs. Read more

(K)Ubuntu: Playing' Tennis and Dropping 32-bit

  • Tennibot is a really cool Ubuntu Linux-powered tennis ball collecting robot
    Linux isn't just a hobby --  the kernel largely powers the web, for instance. Not only is Linux on many web servers, but it is also found on the most popular consumer operating system in the world -- Android. Why is this? Well, the open source kernel scales very well, making it ideal for many projects. True, Linux's share of the desktop is still minuscule, but sometimes slow and steady wins the race -- watch out, Windows! A good example of Linux's scalability is a new robot powered by Linux which was recently featured on the official Ubuntu Blog. Called "Tennibot," the Ubuntu-powered bot seeks out and collects tennis balls. Not only does it offer convenience, but it can save the buyer a lot of money too -- potentially thousands of dollars per year as this calculator shows. So yeah, a not world-changing product, but still very neat nonetheless. In fact, it highlights that Linux isn't just behind boring nerdy stuff, but fun things too.
  • Kubuntu Drops 32-bit Install Images
    If you were planning to grab a Kubuntu 18.10 32-bit download this October you will want to look away now. Kubuntu has confirmed plans to join the rest of the Ubuntu flavour family and drop 32-bit installer images going forward. This means there will be no 32-bit Kubuntu 18.10 disc image available to download later this year.

Suitcase Computer Reborn with Raspberry Pi Inside

Fun fact, the Osborne 1 debuted with a price tag equivalent to about $5,000 in today’s value. With a gigantic 9″ screen and twin floppy drives (for making mix tapes, right?) the real miracle of the machine was its portability, something unheard of at the time. The retrocomputing trend is to lovingly and carefully restore these old machines to their former glory, regardless of how clunky or underpowered they are by modern standards. But sometimes they can’t be saved yet it’s still possible to gut and rebuild the machine with modern hardware, like with this Raspberry Pi used to revive an Osborne 1. Purists will turn their nose up at this one, and we admit that this one feels a little like “restoring” radios from the 30s by chucking out the original chassis and throwing in a streaming player. But [koff1979] went to a lot of effort to keep the original Osborne look and feel in the final product. We imagine that with the original guts replaced by a Pi and a small LCD display taking the place of the 80 character by 24 line CRT, the machine is less strain on the shoulder when carrying it around. (We hear the original Osborne 1 was portable in the same way that an anvil is technically portable.) The Pi runs an emulator to get the original CP/M experience; it even runs Wordstar. The tricky part about this build was making the original keyboard talk to the Pi, which was accomplished with an Arduino that translates key presses to USB. Read more