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

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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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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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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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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Linux Kernel 4.0 to Land in Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) in the Next Few Weeks

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Linux
Ubuntu

After reporting earlier the summary of the Ubuntu Desktop Team meeting that took place on June 2, we're now informing you about the decisions made by the Ubuntu Kernel Team on the same day.

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Ubuntu Spotted in Google's Futuristic "Project Soli" Promo

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Google
Ubuntu

Time and again, Ubuntu keeps popping up whenever there's some Google product launch. Remember Google's Project Tango or that bit of news about the use of a 'lightly custmozied Ubuntu' in Google's Driverless Car project? Given its widespread use inside Google, it's no surprise than Google is an Ubuntu Advantage Customer.

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LibreOffice 4.4.3 Lands in Ubuntu 15.04, Snappy Desktop Next UEFI Support Coming Soon

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LibO
Ubuntu

On June 2, Will Cooke reported the regular weekly summary about what has been implemented in the Ubuntu operating system and what features will arrive in the coming weeks.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 Update Arrives Next Week Based on Ubuntu 15.04

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Last week we reported on the new features that will arrive in the next major OTA (Over the Air) software update for the Canonical's Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for Ubuntu phones.

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