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Ubuntu Phone's Unity 8 Convergence Progress Captured in a Single Photo

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We all know by now that there's a lot of Ubuntu Phone convergence work in progress happening as we speak, and with each new OTA update, Canonical's mobile devices are turning into full-fledged and usable desktops.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu (Meizu PRO 5, Elementary OS, Rolling Release Model, Jono Bacon Uses 'Mac')

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  • Meizu PRO 5 Running Ubuntu Leaks, Launching At MWC?

    Meizu is a China-based smartphone manufacturing company which was quite unknown a couple of years ago. This company has managed to grow immensely in the last two years, and consumers definitely started noticing it. Meizu has managed to sell 4.4 million smartphones back in 2014, while they shipped out 20 million last year. That is quite a leap, as you can see, and Meizu is expected to grow even further this year.

    The company has introduced 5-6 devices last year, and the Meizu PRO 5 is definitely the most powerful one. This smartphone is the only non-Samsung device powered by the Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core SoC, and has been available out in the market for quite a while now. Well, it seems like Meizu plans to release yet another version of the PRO 5, an Ubuntu-powered one. Meizu has partnered up with Canonical before, last year when they released the Ubuntu variant of the Meizu MX4. A couple of images leaked showing off Ubuntu running on the Meizu PRO 5, which indicates this device might launch in the coming weeks. It is possible that Meizu plans to release the Ubuntu-powered PRO 5 phablet during the Mobiel World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona later this month, but we cannot confirm that, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

  • New Elementary OS Theme Replicates the Old Ubuntu 8.04 Look and Feel

    One of the designers working on elementary forked the elementary icon and GTK themes to create an old-school version that resembles the orange artwork used in previous Ubuntu OSes.

  • Ubuntu Getting Closer to the Rolling Release Model

    Discussions about making Ubuntu a rolling release distro have been going on for a few years now, but a decision wasn't made. It turns out that it might happen anyway when Ubuntu running Unity 8 and Mir become mainstream.

  • The Hybrid Desktop

    When you fire up the distribution, GNOME Shell appears (or Unity, KDE, Elementary etc) and it is running natively on the Mac, full screen like you would see on Linux. For all intents and purposes it looks and feels like a Linux box, but it is running on top of Mac OS X. This means hardware issues (particularly hardware that needs specific drivers) go away.

Mythbuntu Devs Need Your Help to Find a New MythTV Theme for the OS

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Remember Mythbuntu? Yeah, it has been a while since we've shared something here about the MythTV-based official Ubuntu Linux flavor, as they've decided a long time ago not to participate in regular releases of Ubuntu.

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Watch: Ubuntu MATE Linux Operating System Running on NanoPi 2 SBC

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Chinese SBC seller FriendlyARM published a new video on their YouTube account to show us that the Ubuntu MATE operating system runs flawlessly on the NanoPi 2 single-board computer attached to a capacitive touch LCD.

We saw Ubuntu MATE running on many devices, but this would be the first time when we see it used on this very interesting setup, a cool NanoPi 2 SBC connected to a capacitive touch LCD via HDMI output. The Inernet connection is provided via the built-in Wi-Fi module.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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  • Ubuntu Phone - Document Viewer
  • Oracle Cloud Becomes Latest Public Cloud with Certified Ubuntu OS
  • Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Alpha 2 Available To Test

    After the Ubuntu 15.10, all the Ubuntu members are preparing the for the next big release i.e. Ubuntu 16.04 'Xenial Xerus'. All Linux users especially Ubuntu users are curious to experience the 16.04. But it's taking shape and Ubuntu members including Ubuntu MATE have released Alpha 2 of Ubuntu MATE 16.04. You can test it out and send feedback to developers to help them shape it better for you.

  • Linux Mint 18 Will Get Its Own Set Of Apps

    Thursday, Linux Mint project lead Clement Lefebvre announced the creation of the X-Apps. The X-Apps are designed to be desktop-agnostic so that developers can update them without having to tweak them for each desktop environment. Lefebvre stated that these X-Apps would be used as default applications for Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce.

Lubuntu

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We’re preparing Lubuntu 16.04, Xenial Xerus, for distribution in April 2016. 16.04 will be an LTS. As 16.04 is an LTS, the focus is on looking out for and fixing bugs.

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The Big Mir 0.19 Update Finally Arrives for Ubuntu Phones with Convergence Fixes

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Canonical, through Łukasz Zemczak, informs us today about the latest work done by the developers of the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system in preparation for the upcoming OTA-9.5 hotfix update.

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Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Alpha 2 Released As the Biggest Update Ever

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Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Alpha 2 has finally landed, and its developers are saying that it’s the biggest update so far.

The Ubuntu MATE developers are spoiling its users with bigger and bigger changelog with each new edition. From the looks of it, the upcoming Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS is going to be a really big upgrade, and that’s easy to notice form the changelog that’s been posted. Besides the large number of fixes and other improvements, there are quite a few package upgrades.

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Also: Ubuntu Phone OTA9

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Opt-in Flavors Get Their Alpha 2 Release

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With a one-day delay, the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Alpha 2 operating system launches today, January 29, 2016, for several opt-in flavors, including Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Cloud, and Lubuntu.

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    Canonical has been excited to announce that Awnix, an OpenStack solution provider with over 25 years of experience designing systems for enterprise data center environments, has joined its Partner Reseller Programme for cloud solutions.
  • Docker Has No Plans to Ditch Ubuntu in Favor of Alpine Linux - Report
    If you've been reading the news lately, you may have heard rumors that Docker founders hired the developer of Alpine Linux, a small, text-based distribution, to move the official Docker images away from the Ubuntu infrastructure.
  • More Android Vendors Said To Be Eyeing Ubuntu Phones This Year
    A greater number of Android smartphone/tablet vendors are said to be eyeing Ubuntu Phone for new devices later this year. In an interview published this morning by The Register, Canonical CEO Jane Silber talked about their communications with more (unnamed) Android vendors and supposedly seeing some other vendors offering Ubuntu Phone products later in 2016.