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Ubuntu Unity Vs Ubuntu GNOME

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When I first started out with Linux I used Mandrake (later Mandriva, then Mageia) and then openSUSE and the desktop environment that I used was KDE.

The first time I tried GNOME was with Ubuntu 8.04 and for years this set the standard. In what was seen as a controversial move at the time Ubuntu switched from GNOME to Unity and GNOME seemed to be heading in a direction aimed at losing its loyal support base.

At first Unity was hated by nearly everybody but with the release of Ubuntu 12.04 many people could see the benefits.

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Lubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Finally Switch to LXQt

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During the last day of Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS) for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), the Lubuntu development team discussed some of the upcoming features that will be implemented in the Lubuntu 15.10 Linux operating system.

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Ubuntu may beat Windows 10 to phone-PC convergence after all

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

Despite the recent announcement that Windows 10 phones will be able to be used as PCs when connected to an external monitor, Ubuntu—the first operating system to toy with the idea—hasn’t conceded the smartphone-PC convergence race to Microsoft just yet.

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Also: Windows 10 or Ubuntu: Which will be the one OS to rule them all?

Ubuntu MATE 15.10 to Get MATE 1.10, New Welcome Screen, Integrated Launcher

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During a very informative session at UOS (Ubuntu Online Summit) for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) that took place today, May 7, Martin Wimpress had the great pleasure of informing us about the upcoming features of the Ubuntu MATE 15.10 operating system.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Use Systemd's Networkd Instead of Ifupdown

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Today was the last day of the Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS) event that took place online on the UbuntuOnAir channel on Google+ via YouToube live sessions, between May 5-7, and there were still some interesting discussions about the upcoming features of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf).

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Voyager-X Will Take You on a New Xfce Journey

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Voyager-X 10.14.4, released in March, is based on Xubuntu/Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin). This new Voyager-X is one of the first distros to use the new Xfce 4.12 desktop, more than one year in the making.

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Ubuntu MATE Is Now Available as Official Distro for Raspberry Pi 2

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Linux
Ubuntu

Ubuntu MATE is now an official distribution for Raspberry Pi 2, and the images for this light and modern operating system are now listed on the website.

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Grooveshark to Be Removed from Ubuntu Touch

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The Ubuntu Touch platform has a music scope and one of the music sources for that service was Grooveshark, but the service has been shut down. Now Ubuntu developers need to make some adjustments to Ubuntu Touch.

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Canonical Showing Off Ubuntu-Powered Tablet Running PC-like Desktop

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Making a mobile device act like a PC might seem like a thing of the future, but it's not. Ubuntu developers just showed how connecting a mouse to a tablet transforms the Ubuntu Touch into a desktop experience.

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Canonical Demos Unity 8, It's Already Looking like a Proper Desktop

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Unity 8 is the next iteration of the desktop environment that powers the Ubuntu Linux distribution. It's still under development, but the Ubuntu developers have presented a short demo during one of the Ubuntu Online Summit sessions.

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More in Tux Machines

XFree KWin, Plasma, KDE, and Qt/GTK

  • Announcing the XFree KWin project
    Over the last weeks I concentrated my work on KWin on what I call the XFree KWin project. The idea is to be able to start KWin/Wayland without XWayland support. While most of the changes required for it are already in Plasma 5.11, not everything got ready in time, but now everything is under review on phabricator, so it’s a good point in time to talk about this project.
  • Adapta Theme is Now Available for the #KDE Plasma Desktop
    A new port brings the Adapta GTK theme to the KDE Plasma 5 desktop for the first time, news that will please fans of its famous flat stylings.
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    A Norwegian developer has developed a new Qt platform abstraction plug-in to let Qt applications make use of GTK+ for windowing system integration. The Qt apps rely upon GTK+ as a host toolkit to provide GTK menus, GTK for input, and other integration bits.
  • Ant is a Flat GTK Theme with a Bloody Bite
    Between Arc, Adapta and Numix it kind of feels like Linux has the whole flat GTK theme thing covered. But proving their’s always room for one more is Ant.

Android Leftovers

Development: Blockchain for Good Hackathon, ASUS Tinker Board, React License, JavaScript, Pascal, Python

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    The Blockchain for Good Hackathon takes place Saturday, 30 September and Sunday, 1 October. Full agenda can be found here.
  • ASUS Tinker Board Is An Interesting ARM SBC For About $60 USD
    Earlier this year ASUS announced the Tinker Board as their first step into the ARM single board computer world. Earlier this month I finally received a Tinker Board for testing and it has been quite interesting to say the least. The Tinker Board with its Rockchip SoC has been among the most competitive ARM SBCs we have tested to date in its price range and the form factor is compatible with the Raspberry Pi.
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  • Facebook to Relicense React Under MIT [Ed: as we hoped [1, 2]]
    Facebook has decided to change the React license from BSD+Patents to MIT to make it possible for companies to include React in Apache projects, and to avoid uncertain relationship with the open source community. Adam Wolff, an Engineering Director at Facebook, has announced that a number of projects - React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js – will soon start using the more standard MIT License instead of BSD+Patents. The reason provided is "because React is the foundation of a broad ecosystem of open source software for the web, and we don't want to hold back forward progress for nontechnical reasons." While aware that the React’s BSD+Patents license has created "uncertainty" among users of the library, prompting some to select an alternative solution, Facebook does not "expect to win these teams back" but they still hope some will reconsider the issue. The change in license will become effective when React 16 will be released next week. Regarding other projects, Wolff said that "many of our popular projects will keep the BSD + Patents license for now", while they are "evaluating those projects' licenses too, but each project is different and alternative licensing options will depend on a variety of factors." It seems from this clause that Facebook plans to get rid of the BSD+Patents license entirely, but they need to figure out the best option for each project. [...] Facebook’s plan to switch to a standard license MIT, supported by Apache, completely solves this problem with React and several other projects. It remains to see what happens with the license of other Facebook projects, and how much this license issue has affected how React is perceived by the community.
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  • Plug For PASCAL
  • V. Anton Spraul's Think Like a Programmer, Python Edition

New Manjaro Release

What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more