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PLUMgrid Teams with Canonical's OpenStack Interoperability Lab

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As IT departments focus on OpenStack and Ubuntu together, they are also focusing on the OpenStack Interoperability Lab, which Canonical announced in 2013 and has been evolving. Now, PLUMgrid, which provides virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack clouds, has become an Ubuntu Cloud partner and a part of the Canonical OpenStack Interoperability Lab program.

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Press release: PLUMgrid Joins Canonical Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab

First Ubuntu Touch Devel Version Based on Vivid Is Out

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Canonical has just published a fresh development version for Ubuntu Touch that's using a Vivid base, and the devs have started to push new features updated for that branch.

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XUBUNTU 15.10 TO DROP GIMP, ABIWORD AND GNUMERIC, SHIP WITH LIBREOFFICE (OR PARTS OF IT) BY DEFAULT

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A week ago, the Xubuntu team members were asked to vote if Xubuntu 15.10 should drop GIMP, Abiword and Gnumeric and include LibreOffice by default.

The vote expired yesterday and Simon Steinbeiß, the Xubuntu Project Lead, announced the vote results, which are as follows:
GIMP will be dropped;
Abiword will be dropped;
LibreOffice or parts of it will be installed by default.
This doesn't mean you can't use GIMP, Abiword or Gnumeric - they will continue to be available in the repositories so you can install them via Ubuntu Software Center.

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OnePlus One Ubuntu Touch Now Supports OTA Updates via Wi-Fi

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The community has been working on OnePlus One Ubuntu Touch, and they are making good progress. They just managed to get Wi-fi going a few days ago, and now they have also gotten the OTA updates to work.

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AMD Catalyst 15.3 Beta Driver Backported to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Ubuntu 15.04

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Ubuntu

The AMD Catalyst 15.3 Beta driver was made available a few weeks ago, but only for the Ubuntu distribution, which was rather odd. In any case, the drivers have been backported to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as well.

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​The five biggest changes in Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet

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While the new Ubuntu isn't due out until April 23rd, the second beta is more than mature enough to see what we'll be getting in the Vivid Vervet. A vervet, for those of you who are wondering, is an East African monkey.

Based on my work with the beta over the last few days, here are the most important changes in Ubuntu 15.04. I've been using Ubuntu since the first version, 2004's Ubuntu 4.10. These days, I use it on desktops, servers, and cloud. In other words, I know Ubuntu.

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Shuttleworth: Linux 4.0 coming to Canonical Ubuntu in October

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Ubuntu

CANONICAL BOSS Mark Shuttleworth has confirmed that Linux Kernel 4.0 should be making its debut in Ubuntu products before the end of the year.
In a note to The INQUIRER, Shuttleworth confirmed that the newly released kernel's integration was "likely to be in this October release."
The news follows the release of version 4.0 of the Linux kernel in a flurry of what T S Eliot would describe as "not with a bang but a whimper".

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Ubuntu Touch Port for OnePlus One Gets WiFi Support

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We announced at the end of February 2015 that Canonical's Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system is being ported to the OnePlus One smartphone device.

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Ubuntu MATE Is Now a Partner for the Linux Hardware Company Entroware

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Entroware has become the first hardware partner for Ubuntu MATE, meaning that users can now purchase a laptop powered by this operating system.

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After The Next OTA Update, Ubuntu Touch Will Switch To Ubuntu 15.04

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Their next OTA update should be the last one until the Ubuntu RTM branch migrates to Ubuntu 15.04 as code-base.

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Game Engines: CRYENGINE 5.4 and Godot 3.0 Alpha

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    The CRYENGINE 5.4 Preview has been released and it comes with something truly interesting: Vulkan support.
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GNOME: Nautilus, Recipes, Evince, and GUADEC

  • Tags in Nautilus
    As I mentioned in my last blog post, I spent the last weeks working on tags. Though, just to be clear from the beginning, general tags will probably not make it into the next versions of Nautilus. At the time I found out that this feature should not be included, I already had some of the work done, so I’ll explain below what I accomplished even if it’ll not be part of the next releases.
  • Summer recipes
    While this is a development release, I think it may be time to declare this version (1.6) stable. Therefore, I encourage you to try it out and let me know if something doesn’t work.
  • New Evince format support: Adobe Illustrator and CBR files
    I mentioned that we switched from using external tools for decompression to using libarchive. That's not the whole truth, as we switched to using libarchive for CBZ, CB7 and the infamous CBT, but used a copy/paste version of unarr to support RAR files, as libarchive support lacks some needed features.
  • I’m going to GUADEC
    The GUADEC is approaching and I’m happy to say that I will be there, again! Apart some issues with my laptop[1], everything is packed and ready for the trip. I plan to be in Manchester from tomorrow evening and will stay in there until Thursday next week. Just by looking at the schedule and planned social events, I’m sure that it is going to be an awesome week.

Snapdragon 835 neural processing SDK targets Android and Linux gizmos

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK for the Snapdragon 835 supports Caffe, Caffe2, or TensorFlow AI frameworks on Linux or Android targets. In May 2016, Qualcomm announced its first deep learning software development kit, called the Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine for the Snapdragon 820 system-on-chip. Now, it’s releasing a more advanced SDK for the Snapdragon 835 (APQ8098). Read more