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If you ever use text VTs, don't run XMir right now

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  • If you ever use text VTs, don't run XMir right now
  • Add a user in Ubuntu
  • System76 Gazelle Pro: An Intel Haswell Laptop With Ubuntu Linux
  • S06E26 – Raging Ubuntu
  • 4 favourite C's in Ubuntu setup
  • Ubuntu Edge – What Happened?
  • Ubuntu In a Nutshell Series: The Ubuntu SDK and Developer Story

RIP Ubuntu Edge, but Ubuntu is still coming to smartphones

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  • RIP Ubuntu Edge, but Ubuntu is still coming to smartphones in 2014
  • Ubuntu Edge smartphone misses crowdfunding goal by $19 million
  • With $12.8M raised, Ubuntu Edge campaign fails, but it’s not all in vain
  • Ubuntu Edge Campaign Admits $32 Million Goal Was 'Crazy'
  • LG signs up for a Firefox phone - Anything to get away from Android

Some Thoughts on Getting Started with Ubuntu

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  • Some Thoughts on Getting Started with Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu devs to get 15-min code review, full SDK love – Canonical
  • The Ubuntu App Showdown Contest

How Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu are slowly turning your PC into a smartphone

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pcworld.com: The glorious era of PC stardom is over. Once the belle of the technology ball, desktops and laptops now share the spotlight with smartphones and tablets, and the embrace of mobile devices by consumers has provoked deep changes in the computing landscape.

Ubuntu Edge At $11M With Less Than Three Days Left

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phoronix.com: There's only two and a half days left to Canonical's Ubuntu Edge crowd-funding campaign for building a high-end smart-phone running Ubuntu. Unfortunately, the campaign is still about twenty million dollars short of its $32M goal.

Our Favourite Ubuntu 13.10 Wallpaper Entries

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Did you have a snap you wanted to submit to the Ubuntu 13.10 Wallpaper Contest? You’ll need to get your skates on as the competition closes for submissions tomorrow.

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
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    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
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    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.