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Ubuntu MATE 15.10 to Get MATE 1.10, New Welcome Screen, Integrated Launcher

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During a very informative session at UOS (Ubuntu Online Summit) for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) that took place today, May 7, Martin Wimpress had the great pleasure of informing us about the upcoming features of the Ubuntu MATE 15.10 operating system.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Use Systemd's Networkd Instead of Ifupdown

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Today was the last day of the Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS) event that took place online on the UbuntuOnAir channel on Google+ via YouToube live sessions, between May 5-7, and there were still some interesting discussions about the upcoming features of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf).

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Voyager-X Will Take You on a New Xfce Journey

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Voyager-X 10.14.4, released in March, is based on Xubuntu/Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin). This new Voyager-X is one of the first distros to use the new Xfce 4.12 desktop, more than one year in the making.

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Ubuntu MATE Is Now Available as Official Distro for Raspberry Pi 2

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Ubuntu MATE is now an official distribution for Raspberry Pi 2, and the images for this light and modern operating system are now listed on the website.

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Grooveshark to Be Removed from Ubuntu Touch

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The Ubuntu Touch platform has a music scope and one of the music sources for that service was Grooveshark, but the service has been shut down. Now Ubuntu developers need to make some adjustments to Ubuntu Touch.

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Canonical Showing Off Ubuntu-Powered Tablet Running PC-like Desktop

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Making a mobile device act like a PC might seem like a thing of the future, but it's not. Ubuntu developers just showed how connecting a mouse to a tablet transforms the Ubuntu Touch into a desktop experience.

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Canonical Demos Unity 8, It's Already Looking like a Proper Desktop

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Unity 8 is the next iteration of the desktop environment that powers the Ubuntu Linux distribution. It's still under development, but the Ubuntu developers have presented a short demo during one of the Ubuntu Online Summit sessions.

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Massive Ubuntu Touch Update Coming to Phones and Tablets This Summer

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We reported the other day that the Ubuntu Touch developers had a great session during the Ubuntu Online Summit for the next major release of the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf).

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Ugoos UM3 TV box dual boots Android and Ubuntu

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The Ugoos UM3 is a small box that you can plug into your TV to run Android apps. But unlike most devices that fit that description, this one can also run Ubuntu Linux.

That means you could use it to stream videos from YouTube or Netflix, play music from Pandora or Spotify, or play Android games. Then you could reboot the device and switch operating systems to run full desktop apps including LibreOffice and Firefox.

Ugoos offers a larger model called the UT3S which sells for about $179. But the Ugoos UM3 costs about $50 less.

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Xubuntu Core 15.04 Officially Released, Not Related to Ubuntu Core

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A new official Xubuntu flavor called "core" has been announced by developers. It's based on Ubuntu, and it integrates the Xfce desktop environment and nothing else.

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