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Ubuntu 13.10 Release Date, Features: Overshadowed by Ubuntu Edge?

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thevarguy.com: Canonical's Ubuntu Edge smartphone project grabs headlines. But is the core Ubuntu 13.10 upgrade on track for a successful delivery in Oct. 2013?

Shuttleworth Pessimistic About Ubuntu Desktops

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  • While Shuttleworth Is Pessimistic About Ubuntu Desktops, They Rock
  • Why Ubuntu’s creator still invests his fortune in an unprofitable company

Ubuntu 13.04 Enables Phased Updates – But What Are They?

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Earlier this week ‘Phased Updates’ were enabled for Ubuntu 13.04 – but what are they? Worry ye not: we’re here with a quick overview.

Should Shuttleworth Sell Ubuntu?

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  • Canonical: Should Shuttleworth Sell Ubuntu Company?
  • S06E24 – Glengarry Glen Ubuntu
  • Install Google Web Fonts In Ubuntu With TypeCatcher
  • Want to try Ubuntu Touch on your phone? We’re almost there!
  • Rick Spencer: The Big Rocks of August

Will $80,000 from Bloomberg save the Ubuntu Edge

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  • Will a price cut and $80,000 from Bloomberg save the Ubuntu Edge?
  • Ubuntu Edge price drops to $695, promises dual-booting bliss
  • Ubuntu Edge's First Corporate Backer, Bloomberg pledges $80,000
  • Ubuntu Edge campaign reaches half-way point, but funding is nowhere close to goal

My Return to Xubuntu: A Review

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mylinuxrig.com: Poking around Ubuntu, I remembered how much I enjoyed Xubuntu back when I ran it a few years ago. While Xubuntu won’t push out Xfce-related updates as long as it will push the general Ubuntu ones, it felt long-term enough for my purposes.

Top 10 Ubuntu App Downloads for July 2013

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softpedia.com: On August 6, Canonical published the usual top 10 app downloads chart, this time for July 2013, extracted straight from the Ubuntu Software Center.

Solar-Powered Ubuntu Laptop Lasts 10 Hours on a Charge

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laptopmag.com: What if it only took two hours out in the sun supply your laptop with 10 hours of battery life? That’s what the Ubuntu-driven Sol laptop aims to do, according to the folks over at WeWi Telecommunications Inc.

The Performance Penalty Of Xfce/Xubuntu On XMir

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phoronix.com: With there being experimental XMir-based Xubuntu 13.10 images available for the Xfce desktop spin and a request going out for testing, I ran some Phoronix performance tests to compare the XMir performance penalty for 2D and 3D workloads.

Xubuntu XMir ISOs Available

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  • Xubuntu 13.10 XMir ISO Available for Testing
  • Burning Circle Episode 125
  • My Ubuntu Week
  • Counting down to Ubuntu and Debian releases with distro-info
  • Install Conky and Conky Manager in Ubuntu and Mint
  • Meet Sol – The Solar-Powered Ubuntu Laptop
  • In Pictures: Ubuntu Touch starts getting real
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 328
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Distributions and Kernels

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    When it comes to operating systems, container technologies, and unikernels, the trend toward tiny continues. What is a unikernel? It is essentially a pared-down operating system (the unikernel) that can pair with an application into a unikernel application, typically running within a virtual machine. They are sometimes called library operating systems because they include libraries that enable applications to use hardware and network protocols in combination with a set of policies for access control and isolation of the network layer. Containers often come to mind when discussion turns to cloud computing and Linux, but unikernels are doing transformative things, too. Neither containers nor unikernels are brand new. There were unikernel-like systems in the 1990s such as Exokernel, but today popular unikernels include MirageOS and OSv. Unikernel applications can be used independently and deployed across heterogeneous environments. They can facilitate specialized and isolated services and have become widely used for developing applications within a microservices architecture. [...] In this series of articles, we are looking at the projects mentioned in the guide, by category, providing extra insights on how the overall category is evolving. Below, you’ll find a list of several important unikernels and the impact that they are having, along with links to their GitHub repositories, all gathered from the Guide to the Open Cloud:
  • Mesa 17.0 Delayed To Allow For Ivy Bridge OpenGL 4.0
    Mesa 17.0 (formerly known as Mesa 13.1) was supposed to enter its feature freeze last weekend, but that milestone and branching of the code-base didn't happen due to last minute feature work.

Software and today's howtos

More Games

  • Here's How To Setup Clear Linux For Intel Steam Linux Gaming
    A few weeks back we learned of Intel's Clear Linux distribution working towards Steam support. While Clear Linux is a performance-oriented workstation/server/cloud distribution, repeatedly in our tests it performs among the top Linux distributions even when it comes to Intel OpenGL Linux gaming, so being able to game with it isn't a far stretch with Steam support -- there is also Vulkan support now too. If you aren't familiar with Clear Linux for OpenGL/gaming performance, see some of our past tests like in Clear Linux With Mesa 13 Is A Strong Match For Intel Linux Performance or Clear Linux Continues To Have Graphics Performance Advantage Over Ubuntu. Clear Linux on Intel graphics systems can even outperform Ubuntu and other more popular desktop distribution alternatives. Though this is just for Linux gaming with Intel graphics -- AMD/NVIDIA graphics aren't currently supported by this Intel Open-Source Technology Center project.
  • Smartphone Game: Highway Traffic Rider game now available for free on Tizen Store
    Last year a motorbike riding game named Highway Traffic Rider was released on Tizen Store by Janos Barkoczi and copyright of ZipZap Games Kft. for ₹33. Now this game is available in the Tizen store for FREE. This is an awesome bike riding game, which has different types of missions & levels, different types of riding mode, different types of environments and different bikes for different levels. There are 3 missions in a level.
  • Wine Staging 2.0 RC5 Improves Support for Apps That Require Windows 7 or Vista
    The road to Wine 2.0 and Wine Staging 2.0 continues, and while the former already got its fifth Release Candidate (RC) development release at the end of last week, the latter yesterday received a new unstable build. That's right, we are talking here about Wine Staging 2.0 RC5, which comes hot on the heels of Wine 2.0 RC5 to add numerous goodies for those who want to run Windows apps and games on their Linux computers.