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Canonical is letting the Ubuntu Software Center wither and die

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The Ubuntu Software Center is withering away.

Canonical has silently discontinued the paid app store without informing developers, Ubuntu flavors are dropping it, and free software enthusiasts aren’t happy with it. It’s still fine for installing free software from Ubuntu’s software repositories—but it can be slow and clunky even for that.

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Ubuntu Touch's Clock App Gets a Major Revamp with Custom Alarm Sounds, Stopwatch

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Nekhelesh Ramananthan has posted some interesting information on his blog about the latest work done for the default Clock app of Canonical's Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system.

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LinuxCon exclusive: Mark Shuttleworth says Snappy was born long before CoreOS and the Atomic Project

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Ubuntu has always been about developers. It has been about enabling the free software platform from where it is collaboratively built to be available at no cost to developers in the world, so they are limited only by their imagination—not by money, not by geography.

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Ubuntu Phone Can Get Toasty & Battery Hungry With Browser Video Playback

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Particularly if watching any videos from the web browser with an Ubuntu Phone or using WiFi, your phone's battery can drain quite quickly while the device gets rather warm.

One of the newest discussions on the Ubuntu Phone mailing list is about overheating. The Ubuntu Phone user that started the thread warned, "my Nexus 4 (most recent stable version) gave me a burn that almost blistered after 15 minutes of YouTube (wifi), and went from 29% battery to 2% in that time."

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Canonical Closes Numerous OpenSSH Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu

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Canonical has published details in a security notice about a few of OpenSSH vulnerabilities that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

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Ubuntu Gets Firefox Update to Correct Default Search Engine Switching to Yahoo

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Canonical has just upgraded the Firefox packages in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems after a regression has been identified. From the looks of it, the default search engine was set to Yahoo.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Might be Delayed Due to Bugs in PulseAudio Implementation

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On August 20, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak sent in his daily report informing Ubuntu Touch users and developer alike about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch devs for Canonical's mobile operating system in preparation for the OTA-6 software update.

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OTA-6 for Ubuntu Touch Is Now Being Tested

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The new OTA update for Ubuntu Touch is in the works, and it looks like it's entering its last stages. It's in the hand of the QA team, and it should be out in the next couple of weeks.

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Also: WifiTransfer App for Ubuntu Touch Upgraded, Lets Users Send Files to OS

Unity 7 to Use the GNOME Scrollbars Starting with Ubuntu 15.10 - Video

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The famous "almost invisible and difficult to make appear when you need them most" scrollbars in Unity 7 are going away, and they are being replaced by the upstream version from GNOME.

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