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Why the Ubuntu developer portal moved to DjangoCMS

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Canonical has used a variety of content management systems throughout the years, including Drupal and Zope, and a large number of our websites have run on WordPress; in fact, many still do. Our developer portal was one of these standard WordPress instances, which worked well enough for a simple website that didn't get very heavy traffic, but we began to outgrow it. The launch of the Ubuntu phone project, and its accompanying SDK for app development, meant that this site was going to start getting a lot more attention—from a very different audience—and it needed to do a lot more than it currently did.

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Ubuntu Security

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Ubuntu-Based REMnux 6.0 Linux Distro for Malware Analysis Officially Released

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The hard-working developers behind the REMnux Linux distribution, an Ubuntu derivative that promises a lightweight solution for assisting malware analysis with reverse-engineering malicious software, have announced the release of REMnux 6.0.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 Might Be Delayed Due to Miscellaneous Issues

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Canonical, through Łukasz Zemczak, announced a few minutes ago (June 8) that the highly anticipated OTA-4 software update for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system might be delayed after all.

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Dell's Current Ubuntu Image For The XPS 13 Developer Laptop 2015 Disappoints

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Earlier this year Dell released their XPS 13 laptop with an Intel Broadwell processor and all-around looks like a great developer laptop. Back when the hardware first appeared, the Linux support wasn't in great shape. Dell is now shipping the XPS13 2015 model with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS preloaded, but sadly, there's still some issues with the initial pre-install.

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How To Install/Upgrade To KDE Plasma 5.3.1 In Kubuntu 15.04 OR Ubuntu 15.04 And Derivatives

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How To Install/Upgrade To KDE Plasma 5.3.1 In Kubuntu 15.04 OR Ubuntu 15.04 And Derivatives

KDE Plasma 5.3.1 was released last month with a big list of changes and improvements. You can now upgrade to KDE Plasma5.3.1 in Kubuntu orUbuntu 15.04. You can also install KDE Plasma 5 if you have any other Desktop environment. Plasma 5 series is very sleek and really beautiful. Let's move on and see what's new in this release and then install/upgrade to the latest version.
 

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Ubuntu Touch New OTA Update to Land This Week with Dual-Sim Fix

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The upcoming Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 update is still in the works, and it should land this week if everything goes according to plan. The developers have fixed an important issue that was affecting the BQ dual-sim phones, and things are looking up.

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This IKEA Table Has Ubuntu-Powered Multitouch PC Inside

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There is a site out there that list and catalogues the work of people who modify IKEA furniture. One of the latest coffee tables posted on IkeaHackers runs Ubuntu GNOME 15.04.

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Ubucon Europe 2016 Is Coming

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Some members of the Ubuntu community want to organize Ubucon Europe 2016, a convention aimed at developers and users alike. The organizers are still in the early stages, and they want some feedback.

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Ubuntu Snappy Core Brings a User-Friendly UI to RIOT, the Internet of Things OS

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In its latest blog post, Canonical once again brags about the awesome abilities of the Snappy Ubuntu Core Linux operating system for Internet of Things (IoT).

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Google’s Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook: It works! It actually works!

Google currently has two OSes on the market: Android and Chrome OS. The company is never one to leave a successful product alone in the marketplace, though, so it's also developing a third operating system called "Fuchsia." When we last checked in on the experimental OS in May 2017, calling it an "OS" was a bit of a stretch. We only got the system UI up and running on top of Android, where it then functioned like an app. The UI offered a neat multi-window system, but mostly it was just a bunch of placeholder graphics. Nothing worked. It has been hard to check in on Fuchsia since. The Fuchsia system UI, which was written with a cross-platform SDK called "Flutter," quickly shut down the Android (and iOS) compatible builds. Fuchsia has a Vulkan-based graphics stack, and no emulator supports the new-ish graphics API. The only way to get Fuchsia up and running again was with actual hardware, and the only supported devices were Intel NUC PCs from 2015 and the Acer Switch Alpha 12 laptop. Read more

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Software: MenuLibre, Speech Recognition, "Just TODO It", Slack

  • MenuLibre 2.1.4 Released
    The wait is over. MenuLibre 2.1.4 is now available for public testing and translations! With well over 100 commits, numerous bug fixes, and a lot of polish, the best menu editing solution for Linux is ready for primetime.
  • Speech Recognition For Linux Gets A Little Closer
    t has become commonplace to yell out commands to a little box and have it answer you. However, voice input for the desktop has never really gone mainstream. This is particularly slow for Linux users whose options are shockingly limited, although decent speech support is baked into recent versions of Windows and OS X Yosemite and beyond. There are four well-known open speech recognition engines: CMU Sphinx, Julius, Kaldi, and the recent release of Mozilla’s DeepSpeech (part of their Common Voice initiative). The trick for Linux users is successfully setting them up and using them in applications. [Michael Sheldon] aims to fix that — at least for DeepSpeech. He’s created an IBus plugin that lets DeepSpeech work with nearly any X application. He’s also provided PPAs that should make it easy to install for Ubuntu or related distributions.
  • Announcing "Just TODO It"
    Recently, I wished to use a trivially-simple TODO-list application whilst working on a project. I had a look through what was available to me in the "GNOME Software" application and was surprised to find nothing suitable. In particular I just wanted to capture a list of actions that I could tick off; I didn't want anything more sophisticated than that (and indeed, more sophistication would mean a learning curve I couldn't afford at the time). I then remembered that I'd written one myself, twelve years ago. So I found the old code, dusted it off, made some small adjustments so it would work on modern systems and published it.
  • Linux users can now get Slack as a snap package
    Canonical has announced the general availability of the collaboration platform Slack, as a snap package. The move will allow Linux users to get setup with the platform and begin collaborating on their work more easily. Any Linux distribution with snap support can head over to the snapcraft website, download the package, and begin using it.