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Firefox 37.0.1 Lands in Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Ubuntu

Details about a number of Firefox vulnerabilities and a new Firefox in its Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems have been revealed by Canonical, and the company has pushed a version of the software into the repositories.

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Ubuntu 15.10 to Finally Drop Python 2.X Support

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu developers usually plan beyond what they are working on at any particular moment, and it looks like they are finally taking an important decision regarding the presence of Python 2 libraries and dependencies, which might be solved for the Ubuntu 15.10 launch.

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Reasons to Love and Hate elementary OS

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Ubuntu

elementary OS is definitely one of the stars of the Linux ecosystem right now and with good reason. It's one of the most beautiful operating systems out there, and you would think that that's enough, but there are as many reasons to hate it as there are to love it.

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UbuTab 1TB Tablet Launches in April, But Ubuntu Devs Know Nothing of It

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Ubuntu

UbuTab is a tablet supposedly built to take advantage of both Android and Ubuntu Touch operating systems and promises some great hardware components. The tablets should start shipping mid-April, but there is a problem. Ubuntu developers have no knowledge about the possible implementation of Ubuntu Touch on the tablet.

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Ubuntu Community Working on Amazing Unity Tweak App for the Phone - Gallery

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Ubuntu

There are a ton of community projects for Ubuntu Touch, and some of them are really interesting, like the upcoming Unity Tweak app that is being built right now by a developer.

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Compiz in Ubuntu Needs Tweaking for Wine Apps to Work Correctly

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Software
Ubuntu

A Softpedia user informs us today that there is an old bug in the current Ubuntu releases that affects the way Wine apps are working on the distribution. The issue being related to the Compiz compositing manager.

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Unity 8 Won't Be Very Different Visually from Unity 7

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Ubuntu

Unity 8 is not ready for regular use, but Canonical is improving it all the time. Users need to know that despite all the important changes and improvements announced for the Unity 8, it won't be terribly different from the current implementation.

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Ubuntu MATE 15.04 to Provide First Class Compiz Integration - Video

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu MATE developers are preparing for the launch of the latest 15.04 branch of the operating system. One of the features to be present in Ubuntu MATE 15.04 is Compiz integration, and one of the developers has put together a video showing all the cool stuff to be available.

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11.6-inch HD tablet runs Ubuntu Touch on Intel Core M

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Ubuntu

Cube’s $399, Ubuntu-based “i7-CM” tablet has an Intel Core M CPU and an 11.6-inch HD display. Meanwhile, an Ubuntu-driven “MJ Tech” tablet has broken cover.

A Chinese company called Cube, owned by Ele Technology, has begun selling an Ubuntu Linux-based version of its Windows-based i7 tablet. The Cube i7-CM appears to be one of the first tablets to run the Ubuntu Touch UI extensions.

As first reported by CNGadget, and picked up by Liliputing, the i7-CM starts at just $399 at AliExpress, compared to $581 for the Windows version. The 11.6-inch tablet is notable for running on one of Intel’s new 14-nm fabricated Core M processors. Meanwhile, at least two other Ubuntu tablets are also in the works, including a model from MJ Technology.

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Ubuntu Touch Is Probably the Only Mobile OS Shipping with a Firewall by Default

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu for phones has been officially released and it's running on Bq phone in the wild, not to mention the thousands of Nexus 4 devices, but not many people know that it also comes with an integrated default firewall.

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Also: Ubuntu Touch Update with Battery Life Improvements and Indicator Overhaul Coming Soon

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After announcing his new RaspArch distribution that helps users run the powerful Arch Linux distribution on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B computer board, Arne Exton informed Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of the ExTiX 15.2 Linux operating system. Read more

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Leftovers: Software

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