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Reasons to Love and Hate elementary OS

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elementary OS is definitely one of the stars of the Linux ecosystem right now and with good reason. It's one of the most beautiful operating systems out there, and you would think that that's enough, but there are as many reasons to hate it as there are to love it.

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UbuTab 1TB Tablet Launches in April, But Ubuntu Devs Know Nothing of It

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UbuTab is a tablet supposedly built to take advantage of both Android and Ubuntu Touch operating systems and promises some great hardware components. The tablets should start shipping mid-April, but there is a problem. Ubuntu developers have no knowledge about the possible implementation of Ubuntu Touch on the tablet.

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Ubuntu Community Working on Amazing Unity Tweak App for the Phone - Gallery

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There are a ton of community projects for Ubuntu Touch, and some of them are really interesting, like the upcoming Unity Tweak app that is being built right now by a developer.

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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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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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    In June, Atari declared itself "back in the hardware business" with the announcement of the Ataribox—a retro-styled PC tech-based console. One month later it emerged Atari plans to crowdfund the project, and now we have some hard facts on cost, and what's under its hood. Speaking to VentureBeat, the Ataribox creator and general manager Feargal Mac says an Indiegogo funding campaign will launch this year, and that the final product will ship in spring of 2018. When it does, it'll cost between $250—$300 and will boast an AMD custom processor with Radeon graphics.
  • Atari are launching a new gaming system, the 'Ataribox' and it runs Linux
    Another Linux-based gaming system is coming, this time from Atari. The Ataribox [Official Site] will run on an AMD processor and it sounds quite interesting.

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