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MK80 Linux Edition is an octa-core Ubuntu mini PC

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The MK80LE runs Ubuntu 14.04 Linux and supports hardware-accelerated video when using the VLC media player. As far as I’m aware this doesn’t mean that all Ubuntu apps can take advantage of the computers PowerVR G6230 graphics, but it does at least mean that you shouldn’t have problems playing HD video.

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New Ubuntu Phone Flash Sale Confirmed for March 12

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We have some really great news for you today, as BQ announced a few minutes ago on Twitter that a new flash sale of its BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone would take place tomorrow morning, March 12, starting 9 AM CET (Central European Time).

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15 Must Have Ubuntu Enhancements

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Anytime I'm forced to use Windows or OS X I instantly find myself missing the specific features I enjoy on the Linux desktop. More specifically, it's the post-installation enhancements that make using someone else's computer near painful.

In this article, I'll share my favorite Ubuntu Linux enhancements and how I use them to get more value out of my desktop experience.

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X.Org Server 1.17 Makes It Into Ubuntu 15.04

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X.Org Server 1.17 has made it into Ubuntu 15.04.

While Mir will power the Ubuntu Touch devices, X.Org Server 1.17.1 will be used as the default desktop display server for this next Ubuntu Linux release due out in May. Xorg-server 1.17.1 was uploaded to the Ubuntu Vivid archive yesterday to replace the old 1.16 series.

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Ubuntu just switched to systemd, the project sparking controversy throughout Linux

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It’s official: Ubuntu is the latest Linux distribution to switch to systemd.

After a civil war in Debian that spawned a fork named Devuan, Ubuntu has now flipped the switch. Ubuntu announced plans to switch to systemd a year ago, so this is no surprise. Systemd replaces Ubuntu’s own Upstart, an init daemon created back in 2006.

As the official announcement says, “brace for impact.”

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New Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Ubuntu

Canonical, through John Johansen, has announced earlier today, March 12, that a newly discovered Linux kernel vulnerability has been patched in the kernel packages of Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx).

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Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Gets a Newer Linux Kernel 3.19.x

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Ubuntu developers have updated the Linux kernel for the 15.04 branch (Vivid Vervet) and it's now ready in the official repositories.

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GNOME 2 is back: Ubuntu MATE is now an official flavor

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Yes, that means Ubuntu is giving a stamp of endorsement to GNOME 2 once again. You don’t need to switch to Linux Mint—just install the Ubuntu MATE disc and get a desktop that works like it did before Ubuntu's Unity and the GNOME Shell came along.

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A Closer Look At Canonical’s Ubuntu Phones

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Canonical has finally got skin in the mobile game, putting its first Ubuntu phone on sale in Europe last month.

It’s been showing off that mid-tier device, made by BQ, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, along with a more premium smartphone made by Meizu, which will be released later this year — targeting the Chinese market.

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