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KDE Plasma 5.3.2 Lands in Kubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf)

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The KDE community recently announced a new version of KDE Plasma, 5.3.2, and that version has been already implemented in the upcoming Kubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf).

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Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) to Reach End of Life Soon

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Canonical has just announced that Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) will reach end on life in just a couple of weeks, on July 23.

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Ubuntu Is Finally Fixing Its Annoying GRUB Setting

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An annoying setting of Ubuntu's GRUB configuration is going to be finally addressed in Ubuntu 15.10 and will be addressed in current Ubuntu releases via a stable release update.

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BQ Aquaris E5: An Ubuntu Edition Phone that severely disappoints

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Ubuntu

I can't begin to tell you how saddened I am that I've had to write this. I wanted the Ubuntu Phone to completely blow me away and pull me from the Android platform with ease and grace. Instead, it solidified my opinion that jumping into the ring with Android and Apple is a fight that most aren't really ready to take up.

Please, Canonical, go back to the drawing board and return with a UI that makes sense... or simply return all of your focus on what you do best and leave the mobile platform to Google and Apple.

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Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu Goes on Sale, Lower Specs than Windows Version

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The Ubuntu 14.04 LTS flavored Intel Compute Stick is finally going on sale next week, and it joins the Windows version that was already made available a while back.

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Ubuntu MATE Project Donates Money to Geany, Transmission, and MATE Devs

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The Ubuntu MATE team makes monthly donations to other projects that are being used by this distribution and this month's targets are Geany and Transmission, along with a couple of MATE developers.

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Ubuntu MATE hardware partnership with LibreTrend

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Ubuntu MATE is an official flavour of Ubuntu focussed on usability and stability, which has gained massive traction in the Linux community over recent months. Inspired by the traditional GNOME 2 interface of classic Ubuntu releases, Ubuntu MATE is the perfect distribution for easing the transition between Microsoft Windows or Mac OS and Linux.

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Ubuntu Touch Web Apps Push Notifications Are Coming Soon, Here's a Demo Video

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After having reported last week that work started on implementing push notifications for Web Apps on the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system, Canonical's David Barth now comes with more great news about the latest developments in the Web Apps area.

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Firms work to bring computers to Meridian classrooms

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GNU
Linux
Ubuntu

"We are taking these and installing Ubuntu/Linux software on all the computers and then putting them back in Meridian's public schools," said AOTECH owner Robb Hudson.

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