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Ubuntu 15.04 review, from a Plasma user’s point of view

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Ubuntu 15.04 is finally here. I am a known KDE Plasma user so my reader may assume that I don’t run Ubuntu (with Unity) on my desktops. Which is not true. I love technology so I use almost every possible technology, which I can afford or use (including Mac OS X and iOS). Using different technologies put me in a better position to evaluate the advantages of GNU/Linux or a particular distros or DE in comparison to the rest.

I am actually a heavy Ubuntu user. I run three Virtual Private Servers (all powered by Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) which host my cloud services as well as my web sites. I also run it on my home server because Ubuntu does a great job as a server.

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Kubuntu 15.04: the first major distro to ship Plasma 5

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Kubuntu is one of the best Plasma distros, along with openSUSE. Jonathan Riddell, the lead developer of the project, just announced the release of Kubuntu 15.04.

Kubuntu 15.04 is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and important releases due to many reasons. First of all it is the first major distro to ship Plasma 5 as the default desktop environment.

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Also: Calligra @ conf.kde.in

Xubuntu 15.04 Arrives with Xfce 4.12 and Linux Kernel 3.19 - Screenshot Tour

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Canonical released today the final version of the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system, as well as its many flavors, including Kubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu MATE 15.04, Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, Ubuntu Kylin 15.04, Ubuntu Studio 15.04, and Lubuntu 15.04.

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Also: Lubuntu 15.04 Is the Last Release to Use LXDE as the Team Prepares for LXQt - Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu 15.04 Gets Its First Vulnerability Fix

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Canonical has just published details regarding the first vulnerability identified and fixed for a package present in Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet).

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Canonical Making First Steps Towards Ditching DEB-Based Ubuntu

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Canonical has been maintaining an Ubuntu Next version that features the Unity 8 desktop environment and the Mir display server, which is designed to work on the desktop. They have announced that the current .deb based version of Ubuntu Next will be replaced with a version based on Snappy.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Reviews

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  • Ubuntu 15.04 review

    If it’s spring, that must mean a new release of Ubuntu. This latest one is codenamed the “Vivid Vervet”, but – as has become common for Ubuntu releases – you’ll have to squint to spot the difference between this and last autumn’s “Utopic Unicorn”.

  • Ubuntu 15.04: Minor improvements, major controversy

    Ubuntu 15.04 has arrived, but not without a bit of controversy. Jack Wallen highlights what you can expect from the latest iteration from Canonical by way of drama and improvements.

Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 Is Out, Based on GNOME 3.14 - Screenshot Tour

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The final version for the 15.04 branch of Ubuntu GNOME has been released and is now available for download. As expected, it comes with the latest GNOME 3.14 packages, a new Linux kernel, and many other upgrades.

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Also: Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Released, Is Now an Official Ubuntu Flavor - Screenshot Tour

Kubuntu 15.04 Officially Released, Based on Beautiful Plasma 5 Desktop

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Kubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) has been made available, and users can now download and install this pristine KDE experience.

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Also: Kubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu 15.04 Officially Released

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Canonical has officially released Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), a Linux distribution based on Debian that uses the Unity desktop environment.

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Also: Ubuntu 15.04 Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Is Now Available for Download

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While Canonical prepares an official announcement for the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system later today, they have already started uploading the Live ISO images on mirrors worldwide.

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'Turbo Boost Max 3.0' and Mesa 17.2.4

  • Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Skylake Fixed With Linux 4.15
    The platform-drivers-x86 updates have been sent in for Linux 4.15 and include a range of improvements for Intel hardware support. One of the bigger items is support for Skylake CPUs with Turbo Boost Max 3.0.
  • Mesa 17.2.4 Graphics Stack Lands for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 Gamers
    Canonical's Timo Aaltonen reports on the availability of the Mesa 17.2.4 open-source graphics drivers stack on the X-SWAT updates PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 systems. Ubuntu systems have always lagged behind the development of the Mesa 3D Graphics Library, the Linux graphics stack containing open-source drivers for Intel, AMD Radeon, and Nvidia GPUs, but they usually catch up with it through a specially crafted PPA (Personal Package Archive) repository that can be easily installed by users.

OSS Leftovers

  • The Future of Marketing Technology Is Headed for an Open-Source Revolution
  • Edging Closer – ODS Sydney
    Despite the fact that OpenStack’s mission statement has not fundamentally changed since the inception of the project in 2010, we have found many different interpretations of the technology through the years. One of them was that OpenStack would be an all-inclusive anything-as-a-service, in a striking parallel to the many different definitions the “cloud” assumed at the time. At the OpenStack Developer Summit in Sydney, we found a project that is returning to its roots: scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service. It turns out, that resonates well with its user base.
  • Firefox Quantum Now Available on openSUSE Tumbleweed, Linux 4.14 Coming Soon
    Users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system can now update their computers to the latest and greatest Firefox Quantum web browser.
  • Short Delay with WordPress 4.9
    You may have heard WordPress 4.9 is out. While this seems a good improvement over 4.8, it has a new editor that uses codemirror.  So what’s the problem? Well, inside codemirror is jshint and this has that idiotic no evil license. I think this was added in by WordPress, not codemirror itself. So basically WordPress 4.9 has a file, or actually a tiny part of a file that is non-free.  I’ll now have to delay the update of WordPress to hack that piece out, which probably means removing the javascript linter. Not ideal but that’s the way things go.

Red Hat and Fedora Leftovers