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Compiz 0.9.12 Released, Starts Porting GTK Window Decorator To GTK+ 3

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While Compiz 1.0 might never be reached given its diminishing usage these days and bleak outlook with Unity 8 being designed around Mir, Compiz 0.9.12 was released today with some minor new developments.

Compiz 0.9.12 was released by Canonical's Stephen Webb and he says "it consists of mostly smaller bugfixes, as befits a mature andstable project." One new feature though to mention is that Compiz's GTK-Window-Decorator is being ported to the GTK+ 3 tool-kit from GTK2. The porting to GTK+ 3 should benefit newer desktop environments using GTK+ 3.

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Ubuntu's Click Packages Might End the Linux Packaging Nightmare

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Ubuntu is the most used Linux operating system, so it's very likely that, if something really catches on with users of this distribution, it will probably shake things up in the Linux ecosystem as well. For now, the app packaging for Linux operating systems is a mess. It has improved over the years, but it still poses many problems.

There isn't any kind of unification and different distros use different packages. Debian-based distros use .deb and Fedora-based ones use .rpm, but you can also find packages with .sh or .run. The main problem is that they depend very much on the libraries that are already installed or available in the repos. Even if you have a .deb file for your Ubuntu system, it's not a guarantee that it will work. It might very well depend on a library that's not available for that particular version.

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Canonical Drops Ubuntu 14.10 Dedicated Images for Apple Hardware

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Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) has been available for a couple of weeks and the reception has been positive for the most part, but there is one small piece of interesting information that didn't get revealed. It looks like the Ubuntu devs don't need to build specific images for Apple hardware...

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Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Lightweight and Configurable

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“Ubuntu MATE is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor. With modest hardware requirements it is suitable for modern workstations and older hardware alike.” About ubuntu MATE

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Ubuntu Touch RTM Gets Major Update – Video Tour

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A new Ubuntu Touch RTM version has been released and the developers have made a number of important fixes, not to mention all the improvements that have been made to the backend.

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Ubuntu is working on a new secure container hypervisor: LXD

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At the OpenStack Summit, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu Linux, announced that Canonial and Docker have started working on a new secure hypervisor, LXD — pronounced lex-d — for containers.

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Taking Ubuntu 14.10 for a ride

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Ubuntu is one of the more widely used GNU/Linux distributions in the world with the project's parent company, Canonical, reporting around 30 million computers shipping with Ubuntu pre-installed in the past two years. Ubuntu, along with its many community editions, continues to be used by millions around the world and the decisions made by Ubuntu developers have an direct impact on many computer users.

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Ubuntu Laptop Buying Guide

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Over the years I've seen a lot of bad advice with regard to selecting the best Ubuntu laptop to purchase. To make matters worse, most laptop buying guides were Windows specific – not addressing Linux compatibility at all.

In this article, I'll share which brands of laptops are the best bet for Ubuntu users, and I'll also share my insights about the advantages of choosing a Linux pre-installed laptop.

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UbuTricks 14.11.03 Released with Support for 5 More Apps, Cinnamon PPA

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Five more apps have been added in this small update, including the Cinnamon 2.4 PPA (while the old one for 2.2 has been kept as well). The total number of supported applications is now 55.

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Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Released with GNOME 3.12 and Kernel 3.16

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Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is an official ubuntu flavor based on Ubuntu 14.10 and uses GNOME 3.12 as the desktop environment. It released and announced by Ubuntu GNOME Development Team with new features and updated applications.

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