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Meizu Russia confirms “Ubuntu rumors”

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Yup, just as we’ve told you before, Ubuntu is coming to a Meizu smartphone near you. We still don’t have the official announcement, but details keep coming.

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3 Best Bitcoin Clients for Ubuntu

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Bitcoin is going to be big, we predicted way back in 2010. The value of Bitcoin soared from a little over 1 USD in 2011 to a mammoth 1000 USD in 2013. Bitcoin is now a world-wide phenomenon with nearly 100,000 transactions every day. The revolutionary new "internet currency" is changing the world as we know it. Be it any platform, if you want to use Bitcoins, you have to have reliable Bitcoin clients. And here we'll discuss 3 of the best free Bitcoin clients available for Ubuntu (and Linux) and the required steps for installing each one of them.

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Implement the Bleeding Edge GRUB 2.02 Beta 2 Boot Loader

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Ubuntu distributions didn't always come with the latest GRUB, but Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) might implement the most recent version, GRUB 2.02 Beta 2.

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Intel Graphics Driver Installer 1.0.3 For Ubuntu/Fedora

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The Intel Graphics Installer for Linux is an attempt by Intel OTC developers to make it easier to upgrade their open-source driver on Fedora and Ubuntu. In particular, the installer is designed for Ubuntu 13.10 and Fedora 19.

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Intel vs. AMD Performance-Per-Watt On Ubuntu 14.04 Linux

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To complement the many Intel vs. AMD CPU/APU Linux benchmarks published earlier this week as part of our AMD A10-7850K "Kaveri" APU coverage, here's some results mostly examining the performance-per-Watt and overall system power consumption of the many different Intel and AMD processors running Ubuntu Linux.

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GNOME Shell 3.10 Lands In Ubuntu 14.04

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For a while it looked like Ubuntu 14.04 would stick to a GNOME 3.8 world, for the GNOME packages it ships in Ubuntu Linux as newer packages are partially held back by Ubuntu dependencies for their Unity desktop. Previously blocking the GNOME 3.10 update in Ubuntu was the GNOME Control Center, which ended up being forked by Canonical until their own Ubuntu System Settings can be developed.

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Steam OS has that killer app that Ubuntu doesn’t

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The first batch of Steam OS powered machines were announced at CES 2014. These machines will serve two purposes – they will redefine the gaming industry by bringing new players, better hardware to break the trinity of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo which locks everyone else out of the game console market.

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Rarin' to buy an Ubuntu phone? Maybe not until 2015, Canonical man says

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Commercial smartphones running the mobile version of the Ubuntu Linux distro probably won't be available through carriers until 2015 at the earliest, a Canonical spokesman has revealed.

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Canonical Engages Ubuntu Community for App Development

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The Ubuntu Linux team hopes to expand the open source operating system's application stack by drawing on community contributions of smartphone and tablet apps.

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