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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Is Now Rebased on Linux Kernel 4.0.5

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Canonical, through Joseph Salisbury, has announced the summary of the Ubuntu Kernel Team meeting that took place on June 9, 2015, which concerns their activity on the Linux kernel packages for the upcoming Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system.

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Canonical Patches Five Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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After releasing kernel updates for the Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating systems, Canonical announced on June 10 the immediate availability of a new kernel update of its Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) distro.

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You Can Use a PC Keyboard Connected to BQ Aquaris E.4.5 Ubuntu Edition - Video

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It's easy to forget that Ubuntu Touch is actually a Linux-based phone, but that's perfectly true. That's why it's possible to connect a USB keyboard to it and use it with very few modifications.

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Another strongSwan Exploit Closed in Ubuntu OSes

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Canonical has published in a new security notice details about a strongSwan vulnerability that has been found and corrected in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS operating systems.

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Canonical Better Defines Convergence and What They Need to Do from Now On

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Canonical's convergence concept might seem alien at first sight, but the developers are homing in on what they actually want to achieve and they have recently defined what they are looking for and what their final aim is.

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New Siri Suggestions Look Suspiciously like an Ubuntu Touch Scope

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The latest Apple WWDC conference announced a number of new releases in the Apple ecosystem, but one of the features, in particular, seems take a page out of Ubuntu's handbook. It's not a copied feature per say, but it looks awfully familiar.

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Canonical Wants Users to Test Ubuntu Snappy Core for Raspberry Pi 2

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Canonical has a Raspberry Pi 2 image based on Ubuntu Snappy Core, but it's still in the early stages of development. The truth is that it still needs a lot of work, and the developers are looking for people who are willing to test it.

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System76 Unveils the Fastest and Most Powerful Ubuntu Laptop on the Planet

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System76 is a hardware company well known for producing unique laptops powered by the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux, and it has just unveiled a new product called Serval WS.

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Next Ubuntu Touch OTA Update Should Arrive in July, Says Canonical

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Canonical employee Łukasz Zemczak revealed recently the fact that the next OTA (Over the Air) software update for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system used in Ubuntu phones should arrive at the beginning or in mid July 2015.

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Pre-order BQ’s second Ubuntu phone for €200

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The BQ Aquaris EQ HD Ubuntu Edition is a smartphone with a 5 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display, a quad-core MediaTek ARM Cortex-A7 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.

It’s now available for pre-order for about €200 and the phone should ship after June 22nd. There’s one small catch though: the BQ Aquaris HD Ubuntu Edition is only available in the European Union, Norway, and Switzerland at launch.

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  • Mesa 17.3.3 Released With RADV & ANV Vulkan Driver Fixes
    Mesa 17.3.3 is now available as the latest point release for the Mesa 17.3 stable series. This bi-weekly point release to Mesa presents several RADV Vega/GFX9 fixes, various Intel ANV Vulkan driver fixes, a DRI3 fix, and random fixes to the OpenGL drivers like RadeonSI, Etnaviv, and even Swrast.
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    Most pre-GCN AMD graphics cards are still limited to OpenGL 3.3 support at this time due to not supporting FP64. Only the HD 5800/6900 series on R600g currently have real double-precision floating-point support working right now so at present they are on OpenGL 4.3 rather than 3.3, but those other generations may be catching up soon thanks to the "soft" FP64 code.
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    Harry Wentland of AMD has sent out the latest batch of patches for the AMDGPU DC display code stack. Fortunately it lightens up the DRM driver by about six thousand lines thanks to removing some unused code. Besides gutting out a chunk of unused code, the DC code has a few audio fixes (no word yet on supporting newer audio formats with DC), fixes on driver unload, a "bunch" of continued Raven Ridge display updates, and various other code clean-ups.
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  • Tumbleweed Rolls Forward with New versions of Mesa, Squid, Xen
    This week provided a pretty healthy amount of package updates for openSUSE’s rolling distribution Tumbleweed. There were three snapshots released since the last blog and some of the top packages highlighted this week are from Mesa, Squid, Xen and OpenSSH. The Mesa update from version 17.2.6 to 17.3.2 in snapshot 20180116 provided multiple fixes in the RADV Vulkan driver and improvements of the GLSL shader cache. The Linux Kernel provides some fixes for the security vulnerabilities of Meltdown in version 4.14.13 and added a prevent buffer overrun on memory hotplug during migration for KVM with s390. The snapshot had many more package updates like openssh 7.6p1, which tightened configuration access rights. A critical fix when updating Flatpak packages live was made with the gnome-software version 3.26.4 update. File systems package btrfsprogs 4.14.1 provided cleanups and some refactoring while wireshark 2.4.4 made some fixes for dissector crashes. Xen 4.10.0_10 added a few patches. Rounding out the snapshot, ModemManager 1.6.12 fixed connection state machine when built against libqmi and blacklisted a few devices to include some Pycom devices.
  • openSUSE Tumbleweed Rolls To Mesa 17.3, Linux 4.14.13
    OpenSUSE has continued rolling in the new year with several key package updates in January. Exciting us a lot is that openSUSE Tumbleweed has migrated from Mesa 17.2 to now Mesa 17.3. Mesa 17.3.2 is the version currently in openSUSE's rolling-release.

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