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Ubuntu MATE Is Becoming A Thriving Member Of The Ubuntu Family

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Back when the GNOME 2 desktop was forked in 2011 as the MATE Desktop Environment, there were polarized views from the Linux community how this fork of GNOME2 could survive and what sort of future it would have. Four years later, MATE is still being maintained, there's distributions shipping with MATE as the default desktop, and the project is managing to stay relevant.

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Ubuntu Core Drone Is the First Drone That Has Apps

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The world is changing, and it looks like everything will soon be powered by operating systems and apps, and that includes drones, as unlikely as it might sound.

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IoT: Canonical and GE’s FirstBuild Collaborate on Smart Refrigerator

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ChillHub is a refrigerator with two USB ports and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. In addition, ChillHub has an open-source iOS-compatible app that provides seamless integration with the refrigerator by giving a user access to sensor data and control of the refrigerator’s components allowing for new interior accessories to be easily developed. This is a first-of-its-kind platform that enables the development of new hardware products that can operate inside a cooled space.

Ubuntu is the favored platform for developers of all kinds – particularly those innovating around the Internet of Things. Since the launch of ‘Snappy’ Ubuntu Core – a transactionally-updated Ubuntu for clouds and devices – a host of manufacturers have begun to develop highly innovative solutions like ChillHub to demonstrate the commercial opportunities surrounding the Internet of Things.

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Watch How a Linux Kernel Panic Is Solved with an Ubuntu Snappy Rollback - Video

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The Snappy packages that are being worked on by Canonical are taking all the headlines and with good reason. They provide many advantages, and one of them is the ability to rollback an update, even for critical components, such as the Linux kernel.

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Here's Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Running on a Handmade Raspberry Pi Lego Computer

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We announced last week that the Ubuntu MATE operating system based on Ubuntu and built around the traditional MATE desktop environment was available for the Raspberry Pi 2 computer board.

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Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 Shipped with GNOME 3.14

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Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 is an official ubuntu flavors based on ubuntu 15.04, released and announced by Ubuntu Gnome Team with the latest version of GNOME 3.14. This release is supported with security patches and software updates for only 9 months, until February 2016.

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Ubuntu Devs Propose Stateless Persistent Network Interface Names for Ubuntu and Debian

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Martin Pitt, a renowned Ubuntu and Debian developer, came with the proposal to enable stateless persistent network interface names in the upcoming versions of the Ubuntu Linux and Debian GNU/Linux operating systems.

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Xubuntu Team Announces "Xubuntu Core"

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Xubuntu Core though isn't to be confused with Ubuntu Core or Snappy package management as is the case with upstream Ubuntu. Xubuntu Core is simply a slimmed down version of the Xfce version of Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Come with GCC 5, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Python 3

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During the Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS) event for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) that took place early this week, between May 5-7 on the UbuntuOnAir channel, the Ubuntu developers discussed the possibility of switching to the GCC 5 compiler by default.

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The Ubuntu 15.10 Daily Builds Are Now Available For Download

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