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Compiz in Ubuntu Needs Tweaking for Wine Apps to Work Correctly

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A Softpedia user informs us today that there is an old bug in the current Ubuntu releases that affects the way Wine apps are working on the distribution. The issue being related to the Compiz compositing manager.

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Unity 8 Won't Be Very Different Visually from Unity 7

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Unity 8 is not ready for regular use, but Canonical is improving it all the time. Users need to know that despite all the important changes and improvements announced for the Unity 8, it won't be terribly different from the current implementation.

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Ubuntu MATE 15.04 to Provide First Class Compiz Integration - Video

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The Ubuntu MATE developers are preparing for the launch of the latest 15.04 branch of the operating system. One of the features to be present in Ubuntu MATE 15.04 is Compiz integration, and one of the developers has put together a video showing all the cool stuff to be available.

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11.6-inch HD tablet runs Ubuntu Touch on Intel Core M

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Cube’s $399, Ubuntu-based “i7-CM” tablet has an Intel Core M CPU and an 11.6-inch HD display. Meanwhile, an Ubuntu-driven “MJ Tech” tablet has broken cover.

A Chinese company called Cube, owned by Ele Technology, has begun selling an Ubuntu Linux-based version of its Windows-based i7 tablet. The Cube i7-CM appears to be one of the first tablets to run the Ubuntu Touch UI extensions.

As first reported by CNGadget, and picked up by Liliputing, the i7-CM starts at just $399 at AliExpress, compared to $581 for the Windows version. The 11.6-inch tablet is notable for running on one of Intel’s new 14-nm fabricated Core M processors. Meanwhile, at least two other Ubuntu tablets are also in the works, including a model from MJ Technology.

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Ubuntu Touch Is Probably the Only Mobile OS Shipping with a Firewall by Default

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Ubuntu for phones has been officially released and it's running on Bq phone in the wild, not to mention the thousands of Nexus 4 devices, but not many people know that it also comes with an integrated default firewall.

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Also: Ubuntu Touch Update with Battery Life Improvements and Indicator Overhaul Coming Soon

Watch Mir and Unity 8 Running GTK+ Apps Natively - Video

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Canonical is almost ready to offer the next generation of its Unity environment for the desktop, and it will be accompanied by Mir, their brand-new display server. One of the community's biggest worries was that GTK apps will have a problem running on the new desktop, but that issue won't be a problem.

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nOS Infinity Linux April 2015 Update Brings Performance and Stability Improvements

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Linux
Ubuntu

A new update has been announced for the nOS Ubuntu-based Linux operating system that uses the KDE4 desktop environment. nOS is a rolling-release distribution, but new ISO images are being released by the nOS development team at the beginning of each month for those who want to install the operating system on new computers.

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Ubuntu Touch Has Over 1200 Apps And Scopes

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Despite the fact that Ubuntu Touch is a young platform, over 1200 apps are already available for the Ubuntu Touch OS, including some real important apps, like Telegram, Cut The Rope, Tox or GCompris.

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LXLE 14.04.2 and 12.04.5 Officially Released, the Last to Support 32-bit Architectures

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Approximately a month ago, we’ve reported that the Beta release of the Lubuntu-based LXLE Linux distribution was released introducing UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) support in the 64-bit ISO images, and that they’ve decided to switch to SeaMonkey as the default web browser. Today, we announce that the final release of LXLE 14.04.2 is now available for download.

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elementary OS 0.4 Loki Will Be Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Development Started

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elementary OS 0.3 Freya is not even finished and the hard working team behind one of the most beautiful distributions of Linux have started development on the next major release of the operating system, elementary OS 0.4, which is rumored to be released sometime in 2017.

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Ubuntu: Applications Survey, Mir support for Wayland, Canonical OpenStack Pike and Bright Computing

  • Results of the Ubuntu Desktop Applications Survey
    I had the distinct honor to deliver the closing keynote of the UbuCon Europe conference in Paris a few weeks ago. First off -- what a beautiful conference and venue! Kudos to the organizers who really put together a truly remarkable event. And many thanks to the gentleman (Elias?) who brought me a bottle of his family's favorite champagne, as a gift on Day 2 :-) I should give more talks in France!
  • Mir support for Wayland
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  • Mir 1.0 Still Planned For Ubuntu 17.10, Wayland Support Focus
    Following our reporting of Mir picking up initial support for Wayland clients, Mir developer Alan Griffiths at Canonical has further clarified the Wayland client support. It also appears they are still planning to get Mir 1.0 released in time for Ubuntu 17.10.
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Linux Foundation Courses and Events

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  • Diversity Empowerment Summit Features Stories from Individual Persistence to Industry-wide Change
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  • Open Source Summit: Day 1 in 5 minutes
    As you can see in the video below, the first day of the Open Source Summit was quite educational. My day was filled with clouds, containers, community building, flavors of Linux, and Linus Torvalds.

Early Linux 4.14 Kernel Benchmarks Are Looking Promising

I've begun running some Linux 4.14-rc1 kernel benchmarks and in some areas there appears to be nice gains with this in-development kernel. If you are behind on your Phoronix reading and don't know about all of the changes coming for this next kernel release -- which will also be an LTS kernel -- see our Linux 4.14 feature overview that was published this past weekend. Here are just some very early benchmarks while more are on the way. Read more