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Web app dev kit supports Android and Ubuntu

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Toshiba Electronics has introduced two starter kits for early development of web applications using the Toshiba TZ5000 Application Processor Lite (ApP Lite) series.

The RBTZ5000-2MA-A1 and RBTZ5000-6MA-A1 starter kits provide drivers for internet applications using HTML5.

Both kits provide drivers for video playback using Wireless LAN and HDMI output, with the RBTZ5000-2MA-A1 on Ubuntu Linux, and the RBTZ5000-6MA-A1 on an Android 4.4 platform.

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Ubuntu Spotted Flying Over the Antarctic During a NASA Mission

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The Ubuntu community has made a habit of spotting their favorite operating system in the most unexpected places. The Linux distribution built by Canonical has been observed “flying” over an Antarctic region, during a NASA mission.

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Unity 8 and Mir Updates Show Good Progress

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The Ubuntu developers are constantly working on their Unity desktop environment and most of changes and new features will most definitely land in the next versions of the operating system.

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New Ubuntu Browser for Phones Design Looks Superb

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Ubuntu for phones is constantly receiving improvements and updates, but the browser was a little behind. It looks now that it's about to receive an overhaul.

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Like Ubuntu 14.10, Debian 8.0 Jessie Will Be Also Using Kernel 3.16 As Default

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Ubuntu

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Kernel 3.16 stable will be released soon, for now only the seventh release candidate of the kernel being available (Kernel 3.16 RC7).

The usage of a new kernel is a very important, due to the fact that the newest kernels support the newest hardware specs and come with important performance improvements, compared to the previous ones.

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Valencia Schools Save Almost $50 Million (€37 Million) with a Linux OS Based on Ubuntu

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Linux
Ubuntu

Representative from the Valencia Linux School district have announced that they have managed to save €36 million ($48.3 million) by using a Linux distribution instead of proprietary software.

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Ubuntu Touch Image #157 Comes With Mir And Unity 8 Improvements, Among Others

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Ubuntu

Canonical has stopped promoting Ubuntu Touch images for a while (except for the unstable channel), due to some chroot issues, that were causing the environment to be unstable.

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Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) alpha-2 released!

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This alpha features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, UbuntuKylin and the Ubuntu Cloud images.

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Kubuntu 14.10 Alpha 2 (Utopic Unicorn) Is Out, Users Can Test the Beautiful Plasma 5 Desktop

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Kubuntu 14.10 Alpha 2 (Utopic Unicorn) is now ready for download and its developers provide both the KDE 4.14 branch and the new Plasma 5 for testing.

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Major South Korean Pharmaceutical Company Ditches Windows for Ubuntu

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Canonical published some very interesting details about a South Korean company called Bukwang Pharmaceuticals, which ditched most of its Windows OSes for Ubuntu and saved a lot of money. On top of the obvious savings, it also got a lot of good press, and other businesses found out that it can be done...

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