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Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicon) Gets Linux Kernel Update

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Canonical has announced that a few vulnerabilities were found in the Linux kernel packages, affecting the kernel for Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicon) operating system, and they have been corrected.

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Xubuntu 12.04 LTS Reached End of Life, Users are Urged to Upgrade to Xubuntu 14.04

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Xubuntu developers informed users today, April 29, that the LTS (Long Term Support) version of the Xubuntu Linux operating system is no longer supported, as it reached end of life (EOL) on April 26, 2015.

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Vivid Vervet Doesn't Have Much Meat on Its Bones

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I looked at Ubuntu's flagship desktop environment, Unity, but most of the technical improvements are rolled into Ubuntu's other desktop choices as well. These include Matte, GNOME and Kubuntu.

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Here's what's new in 7 Ubuntu 15.04 offshoot 'flavors,' from Kubuntu to Ubuntu MATE

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Ubuntu 15.04 wasn’t the only new Ubuntu desktop released last week . Seven of the nine official Ubuntu “flavors” released new versions based on Ubuntu 15.04. These all use the same low-level Ubuntu software, but with different desktop environments and tweaks.

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Also: Chromixium: Ubuntu Linux… if it looked like Chrome OS

Canonical to Release Another Major OTA Update for Ubuntu Touch Next Week

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A major OTA update was released for Ubuntu Touch a couple of weeks ago, and it looked like it would be the last one for this branch, but it's quite possible that we'll get another before the switch to the Vivid base.

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Work Has Started on Ubuntu MATE 15.10

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Now that Ubuntu MATE 15.04 has been released, the developers are already looking towards next release and it looks like the wheels are already in motion.

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An About.com Review Of Ubuntu 15.04

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In this review I will be highlighting the major features of Ubuntu for those of you who have never used Ubuntu before.

I will also be highlighting the new features that are available in Ubuntu 15.04.

Finally there will be a look at some of the known issues.

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Old Ubuntu Bug Lets Malicious Users Gain Sudo Access

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It appears that there's a bug in Ubuntu distributions which lets malicious users locally exploit sudo and gain access to the user's account without knowing their password. The bug was submitted to Canonical's Launchpad back in September 2013 by user Mark Smith.

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Annoying Ubuntu Boot Logo Resolution Bug Survives for at Least Five Years

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Many of the Ubuntu long-standing bugs have been fixed, even if some took years, but there is at least one that seems to survive from one iteration to another. We're talking of course about the Ubuntu boot logo.

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Canonical Is Focusing on Ubuntu Desktop Once More

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A new Ubuntu Online Summit is now in the planning stages, and it will start in less than week, giving users and developers an insight regarding the upcoming Ubuntu 15.10 version.

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Also: Ubuntu 15.10 Plans Being Discussed Next Week

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