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Ubuntu Developers Want To Make It Easier To Run The Latest NVIDIA Drivers

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Gaming
Ubuntu

Jorge Castro of Canonical has started coordinating some work around providing newer upstream NVIDIA proprietary graphics drivers for users, primarily Ubuntu gamers.

After being dissatisfied with the performance of the NVIDIA Linux driver as currently packaged on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, he resorted to using PPAs for getting the newer NVIDIA Linux driver. He's looking to build on that and to do a better job of testing and making available the newer binary blobs.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 to Land in Two Weeks

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Ubuntu

Canonical continues to make improvements to Ubuntu Touch, and a new OTA (over the air) update is in the works. If everything goes well, it should be here in the next couple of weeks.

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Ubuntu One file syncing code Open Sourced

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OSS
Ubuntu

Today, we’re happy to be open sourcing the biggest piece of our Ubuntu One file syncing service.

The code we’re releasing is the server side of what desktop clients connected to when syncing local or remote changes.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Problems with Ubuntu's Software Center and How Canonical Plans to Fix Them

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Ubuntu

When a new version of Ubuntu is released, commercial packages in the software center must be thoroughly checked for compatibility issues (the major open-source packages in the repos are audited before the distro version is upgraded). This introduces a bottleneck, with some applications waiting for months before they can be included in the store.

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BQ Aquaris Phones Powered by Ubuntu to Land in India in Two Weeks

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Touch operating system will arrive in India in a couple of week aboard the BQ Aquaris E4.5 and BQ Aquaris E5 phones.

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Single Cinder Vulnerability Fixed in Ubuntu 15.04

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Ubuntu

A single Cinder vulnerability has been found and repaired in Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) and a new patch has been made available in the official repositories.

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Plasma 5.3.2 and Frameworks 5.12.0 Backported to Kubuntu 15.04

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Ubuntu

Packages for the release of KDE's desktop suite Plasma 5.3.2 and KDE's Frameworks 5.12.0 are available for Kubuntu 15.04. You can get them from the Kubuntu Backports PPA.

Bugs in the packaging should be reported to kubuntu-ppa on Launchpad. Bugs in the software to KDE.

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ExTix 15.3 Is Ubuntu 15.04 Stripped of Unity and with LXQt

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Linux
Ubuntu

ExTiX 15.3 64-bit, a distribution based on Ubuntu 15.04 that uses the LXQt desktop environment, has been officially released and is now ready for download and testing.

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