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New dual-boot TV boxes run Android + Ubuntu or Windows

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Android
Microsoft
Ubuntu

Like the idea of a TV box that runs Android and has access to thousands of apps including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and XBMC, but don’t want to buy one unless it can also handle desktop apps like Office or LibreOffice?

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Kicking the Tires on an $89 Symple PC

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Ubuntu

The Symple PC Web Workstation is a strange hybrid. It’s not new; it’s not used; nor is it refurbished — but it is all of those things. Symple PC takes discarded systems from electronics recycling centers, puts the components through rigorous testing, then reassembles them into brand spanking new mini tower cases made from 100 percent recycled vinyl. The resulting PC is new on the outside, but filled with “previously owned” guts.

Because the computers are made from repurposed parts, they don’t all come with the same specs; buyers are guaranteed a minimum of a 2.8 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM and a 80 GB hard drive. Our test machine meets these minimum specs exactly. While gamers and bleeding edge aficionados may scoff at these numbers, they’re more than adequate for nearly any office workstation, which is their intended use.

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Ubuntu Touch For OnePlus One Now Supports OTA Updates

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Ubuntu

While it is still not ready for daily usage, its developer has recently announced that the Ubuntu Touch version for OnePlus One got support for WiFi, the OTA updates feature becoming also available.

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Also: Forget flash sales: The first Ubuntu Phone is now available to buy all the time

PLUMgrid Teams with Canonical's OpenStack Interoperability Lab

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Ubuntu

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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Ubuntu

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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Ubuntu

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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Ubuntu

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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Graphics/Benchmarks
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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Ubuntu

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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Linux
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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