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OpenSSL Export Cipher Suites Removed from Library in Ubuntu OSes

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Security
Ubuntu

Canonical has revealed details about an OpenSSL feature that has been disabled in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

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Ubuntu Touch to Get Private Browsing and Telephony Improvements

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The Ubuntu Touch operating system from Canonical also comes with its own Internet browser, developed internally, and the application is still improved. A new batch of features is about to land very soon, including an incognito mode.

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Ubuntu's Juju Now Supports systemd and Google Cloud Platform

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Ubuntu

Udi Nachmany, director of Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud at Canonical, has announced the release of a new version of Juju, an open-source, solution-driven orchestration tool for Ubuntu Linux.

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Here's How Persistent Network Interface Names Will Be Implemented in Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 16.10 and Debian 9

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Debian
Ubuntu

We reported last month that Martin Pitt, a renowned Ubuntu and Debian developer, came with the idea to enable stateless persistent network interface names by default in the next major version of the Ubuntu and Debian operating systems.

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Canonical and Cisco Join Efforts on Policy-Based OpenStack Clouds

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Ubuntu

On June 3, Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system, proudly announced that it would collaborate with Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT, to implement application policy on OpenStack clouds.

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Ubuntu Software Center: proprietary and free software mixed in a confusing UI

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OS
Ubuntu

I have been watching the evolution of the Ubuntu Software Center for quite a while now. I had doubts about its interface and its speed, but I liked the fact that it offered an easy, down-to-earth interface that allowed users to install software easily.

However, I have to say that the way the Ubuntu Software Center has evolved is worrying me -- a lot.

I am not against the idea of selling software. What I am against, is confusing proprietary software with non-proprietary software, The Ubuntu Software Center seems to be doing just that.

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Here's How to Win a Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Phone

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Ubuntu

Nekhelesh Ramananthan, a renown Ubuntu Touch developer, has published some details about a developer contest with a brand-new Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition smartphone as a prize.

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Also: Canonical to Implement WhatsApp and Dropbox as Ubuntu Touch Services

Ubuntu Insiders Hangout June 2015

The Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 Has Been Rescheduled for Next Week. It Will Bring the Switch to Ubuntu 15.04, WiFi Hotspot Support and Better Private Browsing, Among Other Changes

Computex: Intel updates IoT Gateway with support for Snappy Ubuntu Core

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Ubuntu

TAIPEI: INTEL HAS ANNOUNCED an update to its Internet of Things (IoT) Gateway product family, which it says will help developers create and deploy more innovative and cost-effective IoT solutions for a more diverse range of markets, such as smart cities and the infrastructure that supports them.

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Also: Canonical Working to Add Whatsapp and Dropbox to Ubuntu Touch as Services and Not Apps

Ubuntu phone upgraded – meet the BQ Aquaris E5

​A new day, a new Ubuntu smartphone

Numerous Qt Vulnerabilities Closed in Ubuntu OSes

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KDE
Ubuntu

Numerous Qt vulnerabilities have been identified and fixed in the Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

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Ubuntu Spotted in Google's Revolutionary Soli Radar Project for Hand Motion

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Google
Ubuntu

Project Soli is a new project from Google that aims to integrate radar technology into a small chip that can be used to track hand motions, and from the looks of it, the engineers are using Ubuntu.

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Collaboration Events: Pakistan Open Source Summit, GNOME+Rust Hackfest, DataworksSummit Berlin

  • Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018 concludes [Ed: Not about software]
    A large number of attendees from industry, academia, government, and students participated in the summit. Portuguese Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa was the chief guest at the opening ceremony while former Naval Chief Admiral (r) Asif Sandila graced the occasion as the chief guest at the closing ceremony.
  • ‘Open Summit key to create industry-academy linkages’
    Ambassador of Portugal to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa has said that events such as the Open Source Summit are excellent for spreading awareness and for creating industry-academia linkages and enhancement of the information technology. He stated this while addressing a concluding ceremony of the two-day informative ‘Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018’ attended by large number of people from industry, academia, government and students. Former naval chief Admiral (R) Asif Sandila co-chaired the concluding session. Dr Joao Sabido Costa said that the organisations should utilise open source platforms to build their IT infrastructures in future. To build open source culture in Pakistan, he recommended roadmap with future activities and timelines for spreading open source.
  • Madrid GNOME+Rust Hackfest, part 2
    Yesterday we went to the Madrid Rust Meetup, a regular meeting of rustaceans here. Martin talked about WebRender; I talked about refactoring C to port it to Rust, and then Alex talked about Rust's plans for 2018. Fun times.
  • DataworksSummit Berlin - Wednesday morning
    Data strategy - cloud strategy - business strategy: Aligning the three was one of the main themes (initially put forward in his opening keynote by CTO of Hortonworks Scott Gnau) thoughout this weeks Dataworks Summit Berlin kindly organised and hosted by Hortonworks. The event was attended by over 1000 attendees joining from 51 countries. The inspiration hat was put forward in the first keynote by Scott was to take a closer look at the data lifecycle - including the fact that a lot of data is being created (and made available) outside the control of those using it: Smart farming users are using a combination of weather data, information on soil conditions gathered through sensors out in the field in order to inform daily decisions. Manufacturing is moving towards closer monitoring of production lines to spot inefficiencies. Cities are starting to deploy systems that allow for better integration of public services. UX is being optimized through extensive automation.

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10 Great Linux GTK Themes For 2018

Customization is a big part of the Linux experience, and your desktop theme is no exception. The world of Linux desktop themes is an ever-evolving one, with new ones replacing old favorites all the time. Of course, the desktop environments and GTK itself are always changing, so that adds another dynamic element to consider. That said, some of the best desktop customization happens on the simplest desktop environments, like XFCE. As of now, in early 2018, there are some really excellent GTK themes available. These themes aren’t ranked in any particular order. That comes down to a matter or preference. Any one of them can add a whole new look to your GTK-based desktop. Read more