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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Will Be Based on Linux Kernel 4.1, Says Canonical

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It's official! The final version of the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) will be based on the forthcoming Linux 4.1 kernel, due for release at the end of June 2015, according to Canonical.

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Also: Is there spyware in Ubuntu? Answered.

GPS Offline Navigation Coming to Ubuntu Touch - Video

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Ubuntu Touch is a young platform, but it's already getting some apps that would make other platforms jealous, like offline GPS navigation, for example.

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Also: You Could Win a BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition on Father's Day

Canonical Patches Linux Kernel Vulnerability in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Canonical has published earlier a new security notice for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems, informing users that a Linux kernel vulnerability has been patched, urging them to update their systems as soon as possible.

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Ubuntu-Based Mangaka Linux Nyu Distro for Anime and Manga Fans Reaches RC State

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Two weeks after the announcement of the Beta version of the upcoming Mangaka Nyu Linux distribution for anime and manga fans, based on Ubuntu, Animesoft International has released the RC (Release Candidate) version.

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Snappy Ubuntu Core Gets an Updated Raspberry Pi 2 Image, Ubuntu 15.10 Branch Available

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Canonical's Snappy Ubuntu Core development team has started reporting the new features and changes that have been implemented lately in the operating system for Internet of Things.

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Unity 8 Shell Rotation Just Landed in Devel Version of Ubuntu Touch

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Full shell rotation on Ubuntu Touch is now a little bit closer to land on everyone's phones after the feature made its way onto the latest rc-proposed image for the mobile operating system.

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Ubuntu Touch Huge OTA-4 Update Officially Released, OS Now Based on Ubuntu 15.04

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Canonical has just released the fourth major update for Ubuntu Touch, and it marks the switch to a new Ubuntu 15.04 base, not to mention the fact that it comes with new features and improvements.

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Dell Makes the Ubuntu-Powered Inspiron 14 3000 Series Even Cheaper

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Dell is making sure that everyone knows that they are selling Ubuntu-powered laptops, and the company is now promoting them on Twitter, with a limited offer for the new Inspiron 14 3000 Series.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 to Finally Bring New Icons for the Core Apps

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Canonical, through Łukasz Zemczak, informed its users about the fact that the upcoming OTA-5 software update for its Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system will get new icons for all the core apps.

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Ubuntu's Unity 8 and Mir Get Another Massive, Exciting New Update

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After announcing last week that both the next-generation Unity 8 user interface and Mir display server of the Ubuntu Linux operating system received a massive update with numerous new features, Kevin Gunn dropped an email on June 12 informing us about an exciting new update for said technologies.

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ExTiX 18.4 – “The Ultimate Linux System” – with LXQt 0.12.0, Refracta Tools, Calamares Installer and kernel 4.16.2-exton – Build 180419

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