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Shuttleworth: … for human beings

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markshuttleworth.com: Thank you, to those who stood by Ubuntu, Canonical and me as we set out on this adventure. This was a big change, and in the face of change, many wilt, many panic, and some simply find that their interests lie elsewhere.

Is Ubuntu 12.04 a Linux Game Changer?

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datamation.com: Ever since the Unity desktop first came to Ubuntu, I've been critical of it and found myself completely disinterested in it. With Ubuntu 12.04 just around the corner, I was shocked to discover that Unity now offers a stable and configurable desktop experience.

Also: Ubuntu 12.04 Open Source OS LTS Offers More Features, Polish

Unity is the best choice for the future of Ubuntu

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popey.com: With well over 20 million users worldwide, Ubuntu is the most popular Linux desktop. In the 8 years since its first conception the number of Linux users has grown and Ubuntu has been at the head of that growth curve.

Why Distros Are (or Aren't) Using Ubuntu's Unity

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datamation.com: Referring to Ubuntu's emphasis on usability, Mark Shuttleworth described making Unity the default desktop environment as "the biggest leap forward in that mission that Ubuntu has ever taken . . . . We brought something new to the very core of the user experience." That was ten months ago.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance

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  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance
  • Ubuntu For Android: Do We Really Need it?
  • 'MyUnity' Released With Revamped UI And New Features
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 254
  • Create Your Own Ubuntu Distro
  • Tutorial Video: Reporting a Bug in Ubuntu

Canonical's Ticking Time Clock

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linuxinsider.com: Given Canonical's history of abandoned users and product announcements that come up short in execution, Shuttleworth's most recent goal of 200 million users by 2015 doesn't compute.

FXI Taking Preorders for Cotton Candy USB Computer

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laptopmag.com: When we first saw the FXI Cotton Candy, a dual-core Android / Ubuntu computer on a USB stick, we were blown away by the unique device’s tiny size and enormous promise, but we were also left wondering when we could buy one.

Ubuntu's Bold Mobile Gambit

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Gadgets

linuxinsider.com (blog safari): There's no denying the magnitude of Linux's impact on the world of personal computing so far, but you know something has changed when headlines like the ones we saw last week begin appearing.

Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 1 freeze now in effect

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  • Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) Beta 1 freeze now in effect
  • Login Screen, Software Center, Ubuntu One Changes Land in Ubuntu 12.04
  • Linux on Smartphones: Could it Replace the Laptop?
  • An Interview with Balloons

Why Does Kubuntu Suck?

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nixternal.com: Why does Kubuntu suck? I don’t think it sucks. However after reading a lot of comments recently on the Internet about the death of Kubuntu and KDE (sarcasm there) a lot of people think it does.

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SUSE Leftovers

  • Newest Tumbleweed snapshot updates KDE Applications
    The latest openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshot has updated KDE Applications in the repositories to version 16.04.3. Snapshot 20160724 had a considerably large amount of package updates for Tumbleweed KDE users, but other updates in the snapshot included updates to kiwi-config-openSUSE, Libzypp to version 16.1.3, yast2-installation to version 3.1.202 and Kernel-firmware to 2016071
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    openSUSE Conference’16, Hackweek 14 and the various SUSE internal workshops are over. So it’s time for the YaST team to go back to usual three-weeks-long development sprints… and with new sprints come new public reports! With Leap 42.2 in Alpha phase and SLE12-SP2 in Beta phase our focus is on bugs fixing, so we don’t have as much fancy stuff to show in this report. Still, here you are some bits you could find interesting.