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OpenSUSE 12.3 vs. Ubuntu 13.04

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datamation.com: I found myself growing comfortable with the way Ubuntu does things. With my busy schedule, a distro that "just works" appeals to me. Then something unexpected happened. I decided to take a leap of faith and gave OpenSUSE 12.3 a spin.

Richard Stallman says Ubuntu Linux is 'spyware'

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theinquirer.net: When Stallman's request was denied by the FLISOL event organiser with the excuse that it would limit user freedom of choice, Stallman fired off a response to the organisation's entire mailing list on Sunday.

Ubuntu tapped by China for national operating system

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  • Ubuntu tapped by China for national operating system
  • China plans to standardize around local version of Ubuntu
  • Chinese government builds national OS around Ubuntu

Windows 8 Outperforming Ubuntu w/ Intel Graphics

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: In our benchmarks of Microsoft Windows 8, we have found that Intel's Windows OpenGL driver is generally superior to that of their open-source Linux graphics driver. Some progress has been made, but in today's testing Linux has a ways to go.

Ubuntu For Tablets: Hot or Not?

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junauza.com: This year, Ubuntu has been in the news more than it's ever been. Week after week, a new announcement from Canonical inundates tech sites and blogs. And this time, it's not just the Linux-based news sites that are covering them. 2013 is all about Ubuntu going mainstream.

Changes in Ubuntu releases

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  • Changes in Ubuntu releases decided by the Ubuntu Technical Board
  • The Coolest Ubuntu Business Cards Ever
  • Ubuntu Technical Board Looks at Shuttleworth’s Proposal for Release Management Methodology
  • Ubuntu 13.04 Default Wallpapers Released [Download Link Included]
  • Sweet Ubuntu Device QtCreator Integration
  • Wayland
  • Ubuntu to halve support length for non-LTS releases
  • On the Ubuntu Community
  • Ubuntu Speech Recognition App is Shaping up Nicely

Ubuntu, openSUSE and the Definition of Easy

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SUSE
Ubuntu

datamation.com: To hear fans talk, without Ubuntu, Linux desktops would be still be basic window managers. Even Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu's founder, recently implied that those who questioned him held the view that "Linux is supposed to be hard so it's exclusive."

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 308

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  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 308
  • Like Ubuntu? Help make it better
  • Bacon: Recent Ubuntu Community Refinements

Putting Dell's Ubuntu Ultrabook to the test

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Hardware
Ubuntu

h-online.com: Tests on Dell's Ultrabook with pre-installed Ubuntu 12.04 show that the manufacturer has gone to some trouble to ensure that it runs well with Linux.

Dispelling FUD About Ubuntu

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datamation.com: It seems like every time Ubuntu makes any sort of change, the Linux community finds itself up in arms as if the world is about to end.

Also: Ubuntu 13.04 Adds Legal Notice to System Settings

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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more

Calamares Release and Adoption

  • Calamares 3.0 Universal Linux Installer Released, Drops Support for KPMcore 2
    Calamares, the open-source distribution-independent system installer, which is used by many GNU/Linux distributions, including the popular KaOS, Netrunner, Chakra GNU/Linux, and recently KDE Neon, was updated today to version 3.0. Calamares 3.0 is a major milestone, ending the support for the 2.4 series, which recently received its last maintenance update, versioned 2.4.6, bringing numerous improvements, countless bug fixes, and some long-anticipated features, including a brand-new PythonQt-based module interface.
  • Due to Popular Request, KDE Neon Is Adopting the Calamares Graphical Installer
    KDE Neon maintainer Jonathan Riddell is announcing today the immediate availability of the popular Calamares distribution-independent Linux installer framework on the Developer Unstable Edition of KDE Neon. It would appear that many KDE Neon users have voted for Calamares to become the default graphical installer system used for installing the Linux-based operating system on their personal computers. Indeed, Calamares is a popular installer framework that's being successfully used by many distros, including Chakra, Netrunner, and KaOS.

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