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Ubuntu daddy Mark Shuttleworth loses fight to cancel $20m bank fee

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Mark Shuttleworth has lost his long-running fight to reverse a US$20m (£12.8m) bank charge levied after he transferred a fortune out of South Africa.

In 2001, Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux maker Canonical, emigrated from South Africa to the Isle of Man. In 2008, he tried to withdraw R2.5bn (US$204m, £128m) from his account in the South African Reserve Bank. The bank, under orders from the SA finance minister, withheld 10 per cent of the transfer as an exit charge.

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Ubuntu MATE Welcome Screen Is Coming, Here's How It Looks Like

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Martin Wimpress, leader of the Ubuntu MATE project, teased all Ubuntu MATE users with a screenshot for the upcoming welcome screen that will be implemented in the next major various of the Ubuntu MATE Linux operating system.

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Introducing the World’s First 25/100 Gigabit Open Ethernet-Based Switch Powered by Ubuntu

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Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, the world's most popular free operating system, has been more than happy to announce earlier that Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. is launching the world's first 25/100 Gigabit Open Ethernet-based switch IC.

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Joyent hits the sweet spot between containers, VMs for Ubuntu

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For some businesses, containers seem too new and thorny, while VMs seem too antiquated and slow. So now vendors are exploring a sweet spot between the two.

Joyent's Triton Elastic Container host uses SmartOS's (from Solaris) native containerization functions to run containers on bare metal instead of in VMs. It now allows Canonical Ubuntu Linux to run as a "container-native Linux image," says Joyent.

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Also: Joyent and Umbongo union jilts VM at cloud altar

Joyent Adds Non-Docker Services to Triton Container Cloud

Joyent Expands Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure, Adds Support for Container-Native Linux on Bare Metal

Aptdaemon Exploit Closed in Ubuntu OSes

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Canonical released some details about an Aptdaemon vulnerability that has been found and corrected in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04.

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Ubuntu Touch to Switch Soon to Ubuntu Snappy Core

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The Ubuntu Touch platform is currently based on Ubuntu 15.04, but it looks like the developers are preparing to move to Ubuntu Snappy, a decision that could open some incredible, new and exciting avenues for the platform, like competing with products such as the Raspberry Pi 2.

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BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition Is Now Available for Purchase Without Pre-Order

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BQ and Canonical were proud to announce a few hours ago on their Twitter account that the recently announced BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition smartphones moved from pre-order to being available to buy.

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Stateless Persistent Network Interface Names Landed in Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf)

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We reported a couple of weeks ago that Martin Pitt, a renowned Ubuntu developer and Canonical employee, proposed the implementation of stateless persistent network interface names in the next major versions of the Ubuntu and Debian operating systems.

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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Will Be Based on Linux Kernel 4.1, Says Canonical

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It's official! The final version of the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) will be based on the forthcoming Linux 4.1 kernel, due for release at the end of June 2015, according to Canonical.

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Also: Is there spyware in Ubuntu? Answered.

GPS Offline Navigation Coming to Ubuntu Touch - Video

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Ubuntu Touch is a young platform, but it's already getting some apps that would make other platforms jealous, like offline GPS navigation, for example.

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Also: You Could Win a BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition on Father's Day

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