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Ubuntu: OpenStack, Podcast, AndroNet Icons, Dell Precision 5530 Developer Edition

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  • OpenStack Rocky for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

    The Ubuntu OpenStack team at Canonical is pleased to announce the general availability of OpenStack Rocky on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS via the Ubuntu Cloud Archive.

  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S11E26 – Twenty-Six Roses - Ubuntu Podcast
  • Get Android Feel On Your Ubuntu/Linux Mint Desktop With AndroNet Icons

    You may have tried different icons themes for your desktop and maybe you may have favorite one but it is good idea to always give a try to new things. If you are Android user then you may love these icons on your desktop. These icons are not extracted from Android OS or any Android rom but designed to give flavor of Android to Linux Desktop. These icons are based on Oranchelo icon theme which you may have seen and used it already. These icons fits with any kind of theme whether it's light or dark, also it works with most desktop environments such as: Gnome Shell, Cinnamon, Xfce, Mate, Unity, Lxde and so on (except KDE).
    If you are using Ubuntu/Linux or any Ubuntu based distribution then we have icons ready to install via PPA and if you are using other Linux distribution then you can download icons and save in one of these location ~/.icons or /usr/share/icons. Current this icon pack is in active development which means you can contribute to the icons by any means either submitting bug or creating icons, for more details contact author.

  • Dell Precision 5530 Developer Edition Laptop Launches with Ubuntu Pre-Installed

    Dell's Barton George, founder and lead of the Project Sputnik line of developer oriented laptops, announced the worldwide availability of the latest model in the new Ubuntu-based Dell Precision Developer line-up unveiled earlier this summer.

    Following the developer editions of Dell Precision 3530 Mobile Workstation, Dell Precision 7530 Mobile Workstation, and Dell Precision 7730 Mobile Workstation, as well as Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS pre-installed, meet the Dell Precision 5530 Mobile Workstation Developer Edition, the smallest, thinnest, and lightest 15-inch mobile workstation that comes with the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system pre-installed.

Mozilla Firefox 62 "Quantum" Is Now Available for All Supported Ubuntu Releases

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Firefox 62 introduces Canadian English (en-CA) locale, FreeBSD support for the WebAuthn (Web Authentication) API used for accessing Public Key Credentials Level 1, support for Firefox Home to display up to four rows of top sites, highlights, and Pocket stories, and a new "Reopen in Container" tab menu option that lets users reopen conternized tabs in a different container.

Furthermore, Firefox 62 enables web developers to create richer web page layouts and beautiful typography for sites thanks to the addition of CSS Shapes support and CSS Variable Fonts (OpenType Font Variations) support, as well as a brand-new Shape Path Editor in the CSS Inspector. It also allows users to distrust certificates issued by Symantec by setting "security.pki.distrust_ca_policy" to 2.

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Ubuntu: Desktop and Server Leftovers

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  • 11 Best Web Browsers for Ubuntu

    Web Browsers are one of the most widely used application software by millions of users worldwide. Ubuntu comes pre-loaded with Mozilla Firefox web browser which is one of the best and popular browsers alongside Google’s Chrome web browser. Both have their own set of features which make them different from each other.

    There are many web browsers available in the market according to the taste of internet users. Some users prefer fast web browsers while some prefer secure ones. Ubuntu users don’t need to worry as we have got you covered. In this article we are covering the 11 best web browsers which can be used on Ubuntu and other Linux distros. If you are looking for fastest browser, browser for web development or a secure web browser where you can block ads then you are at right place.

  • 10 Best Icon Themes for Ubuntu

    Tired of same look and design of your Ubuntu desktop over the years? And looking to give a fresh look to your Ubuntu desktop? Then you’re at the right place. Because today we’re going to cover 10 best icon themes which will give your Ubuntu desktop a new look. Changing icon theme is the best and most easy way to give a new fresh look to Ubuntu desktop.

  • Ubuntu Server development summary – 04 September 2018

    The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team.

KDE neon on Ubuntu 18.04 “bionic” Upgrade Open for Testing

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Our upgrader has been working for some time and many people have used it successfully, but as ever we wanted to prove it was correct and QA. It uses the same upgrader as Ubuntu which was written over a decade ago and has seen not much attention since. We wrote our own notifier and got translations for it. Added to the upgrader is stopping Packagekit so you don’t get notified of updates while you are already updating. We added translations to the upgrader. A test was added to make sure version numbers in bionic are greater than in xenial which turns out not to be the case for a few things so we had to add rules to deal with them and then make sure those rules got used by the upgrader. The release notes that get shown before an upgrade strangely have no translations but we edited them a bit so in English it is relevanto to neon. Stopping the screen locker during an upgrade is important too but surpringly faffy since the upgrader runs as root and the screen locker as user.

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Canonical Needs Your Help to Test Nvidia GPU Support for Ubuntu 18.10 and 18.04

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Canonical is looking for committed volunteers that own a computer with a dedicated Nvidia graphics card to test drive both the Nvidia proprietary graphics drivers and the open-source Nouveau graphics driver on both the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) and the upcoming Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) releases and report any issues they might encounter.

"We are looking for committed volunteers to test Nvidia with proprietary and open source drivers. The goal of this testing is to catch regressions early in the cycle, and fix bugs before they reach a major audience. It is for Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic) or Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic), in laptop or PC machines," said Will Cooke, Ubuntu Desktop Director at Canonical.

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5 Great Productivity Apps for Ubuntu, Linux

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If you are a professional desktop, laptop users of Ubuntu, Linux you should be using some productivity booster tools/apps as they are neat and free; does their job. Here are 5 such free apps for Ubuntu, Linux which you might want to give a try.

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Debian and Ubuntu: LTS Work, LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition), Ubuntu 18.10, ‘Software Center’ Revamp, Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter

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  • Holger Levsen: 20180901-lts-201808
  • My Free Software Activities in July & August 2018 [by Raphaël Hertzog]

    My monthly report covers a large part of what I have been doing in the free software world. I write it for my donors (thanks to them!) but also for the wider Debian community because it can give ideas to newcomers and it’s one of the best ways to find volunteers to work with me on projects that matter to me.

  • Ubuntu free Linux Mint Project, LMDE 3 ‘Cindy’ Cinnamon, released

    The Linux Mint Project community announced the release of LMDE 3 Cinnamon, codenamed as ‘Cindy’. LMDE( Linux Mint Debian Edition) is a Linux Mint project where the main goal of Linux Mint team is to see how viable their distribution would be and how much work would be necessary if Ubuntu was ever to disappear.

    LMDE aims to be similar to Linux Mint, but without the use of Ubuntu. Instead, LMDE package base is provided by Debian.

    LMDE 3 Cindy includes some bug and security fixes. However, the Debian base package stands unchanged. Mint and desktop components are updated continuously. Once ready, the newly developed features get directly into LMDE. These changes are staged for inclusion in the next upcoming Linux Mint point release, which is not yet disclosed.

  • Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish WON’T Ship With Android Integration

    Earlier this year in May, we reported regarding Canonical’s interest in shipping Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish with inbuilt Android integration. In the latest development, as it turns out, it’s not going to happen.

    As per a report by OMGUbuntu, the Ubuntu developers aren’t satisfied with the current state of GSconnect GNOME Shell extension. For those who don’t know, the developers were planning to bring an out-of-the-box Android integration with the help of this extension only.

  • See Canonical’s Mockups for a Major ‘Software Center’ Revamp

    A major redesign of the Ubuntu Software app is being proposed by Canonical.

    The planned overhaul, hammered out at a design sprint hosted by Canonical back in June, wants to make it easier for you, me, and everyone else to “discover” new apps, more often,

    Canonical design team member Matthew Paul Thomas has produced a series of mockups depicting an idealised “front page ” for the GNOME Software & Ubuntu Software stores, aimed at making the catalog a more exciting and dynamic place

  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 543

    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 543 for the week of August 27 – September 2, 2018.

Find Any Pixel Color Value on Your Screen Using this App in Ubuntu

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This is how you can find any pixel color value using a picker on your screen, including the task bar. Gcolor3 is a free and open-source native GTK3 app available for Ubuntu/Linux. Using this app, you can pick any color from any pixel on your screen.

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Dell Precision 5530 mobile workstation now available with Ubuntu

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All of the Dell Precision mobile workstations launched earlier this year are now available with a choice of Windows or Ubuntu Linux. Dell has announced that the Precision 5530 mobile workstation is the latest of its mobile workstation-class computers to be available as a Linux-powered Developer Edition computer.

It’s currently on sale for $1185 and up.

The starting price gets you a 3.9 pound notebook with a 15.6 inch display, an Intel Core i3-8300H quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, a 56 Whr battery, and a 1080p display.

But the notebook can be configured with up to an Intel Core i9-8950HK hexa-core processor, up to NVIDIA Quadro P2000 graphics, up to 32GB of RAM, up to a 4K touchscreen display, up to a 97 Wh battery, and up to two hard drives or SSDs.

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Ubuntu 18.10 Won’t Include Android Integration After All

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Always possibility, and now sadly confirmed: Ubuntu 18.10 won’t ship with Android phone integration out of the box.

The feature, provided by the GSconnect GNOME Shell extension, a Qt-free implementation of the KDE Connect service, was proposed for inclusion in Ubuntu 18.10 early on in the development cycle by Ubuntu desktop manager Will Cooke.

Like many, we were excited by the notion of being able to boot up Ubuntu and view Android notifications on the desktop, transfer files to and from our phone using Nautilus, monitor battery life, keep tabs on calls, send SMS messages, and more.

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