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  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS released and available for download

    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (‘Xenial Xerus’) is supported for 5 years with critical security, bug and app updates from Canonical is now available for download. The new Ubuntu features: Improved Intel Skylake processor support 3D support in the virtual GPU driver New driver for Corsair Vengeance K90 Support for TPM 2.0 chips Journaled RAID 5 support   This ...

  • Ubuntu Software Centre will be replaced by GNOME Software Center in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

    Ubuntu's desktop manager Will Cooke mentioned that they were more confident in their ability to add support for Snaps to GNOME Software Centre than they were to Ubuntu Software Centre. So, They will be planning to replace Ubuntu Software Centre with GNOME Software Centre. He had mentioned that in recent ...

  • Swift on Ubuntu 15.10

    Swift is a general-purpose programming language built using a modern approach to safety, performance, and software design patterns. The goal of the Swift project is to create the best available language for uses ranging from systems programming, to mobile and desktop apps, scaling up to cloud services. Most importantly, Swift is ...

  • Finally, Ubuntu Phone is Now Available in India

    Online shopping website Snapdeal is selling two Ubuntu Phones made by Bq through its website. It is the first major international retailer to stock the Ubuntu Phone. The two handsets are: Bq Aquaris E4.5 – MSRP ?11,999 Bq Aquaris E5 – MSRP ?13,999  Bq already ships its devices internationally, including to mainland Europe and ...

  • Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) reaches End of Life on July 23, 2015

    The support period for Ubuntu 14.10 will come to an end on 23rd July 2015. At that time, security notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 14.10. Adam Conrad tells us that the supported upgrade path is via Ubuntu 15.04, and he links to the site where ...

  • Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition has gone on sale in China

    Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition has gone on sale in China.   The phone has an eight-core MediaTek MT6595 SoC (modified by Meizu), a healthy 2GB RAM and 16GB of built-in flash storage for files, photos and apps. The phone equipped with two cameras a 20.7 megapixel rear snapper and a front selfie ...

  • End of Life for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail and other Ubuntu updates

    Ubuntu 13.04 will reach end of life on Monday, January 27th 2014. The Raring Ringtail released almost 9 months ago on April 25, 2013.  This was the first release with their new 9 month support cycle. The available upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 is Ubuntu 13.10 which can be done easily by ...

  • Ubuntu GNOME Control Center might be dropped in favour of Unity Control Center

    According to tech sources, Canonical is planning to drop the GNOME Control Center in favour in-house fork called Unity Control Center.  Unity desktop environment made by Canonical still relies heavily on GNOME. The developers have forked a lot of packages and have patched others. According to Canonical's Robert Ancell “Ubuntu makes ...

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (‘Xenial Xerus’) is supported for 5 years with critical security, bug and app updates from Canonical is now available for download. The new Ubuntu features: Improved Intel Skylake processor support 3D support in the virtual GPU driver New driver for Corsair Vengeance K90 Support for TPM 2.0 chips Journaled RAID 5 support   This ...

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The authoritative name servers that serve the DNS root zone, commonly known as the “root servers”, are a network of hundreds of servers in many countries around the world. They are configured in the DNS root zone as 13 named authorities. They answers other requests by returning a list of the ...

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Ubuntu's desktop manager Will Cooke mentioned that they were more confident in their ability to add support for Snaps to GNOME Software Centre than they were to Ubuntu Software Centre. So, They will be planning to replace Ubuntu Software Centre with GNOME Software Centre. He had mentioned that in recent ...

Continue

Swift is a general-purpose programming language built using a modern approach to safety, performance, and software design patterns. The goal of the Swift project is to create the best available language for uses ranging from systems programming, to mobile and desktop apps, scaling up to cloud services. Most importantly, Swift is ...

Continue

Online shopping website Snapdeal is selling two Ubuntu Phones made by Bq through its website. It is the first major international retailer to stock the Ubuntu Phone. The two handsets are: Bq Aquaris E4.5 – MSRP ?11,999 Bq Aquaris E5 – MSRP ?13,999  Bq already ships its devices internationally, including to mainland Europe and ...

Continue

The support period for Ubuntu 14.10 will come to an end on 23rd July 2015. At that time, security notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 14.10. Adam Conrad tells us that the supported upgrade path is via Ubuntu 15.04, and he links to the site where ...

Continue

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition has gone on sale in China.   The phone has an eight-core MediaTek MT6595 SoC (modified by Meizu), a healthy 2GB RAM and 16GB of built-in flash storage for files, photos and apps. The phone equipped with two cameras a 20.7 megapixel rear snapper and a front selfie ...

Continue

Ubuntu 13.04 will reach end of life on Monday, January 27th 2014. The Raring Ringtail released almost 9 months ago on April 25, 2013.  This was the first release with their new 9 month support cycle. The available upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 is Ubuntu 13.10 which can be done easily by ...

Continue

According to tech sources, Canonical is planning to drop the GNOME Control Center in favour in-house fork called Unity Control Center.  Unity desktop environment made by Canonical still relies heavily on GNOME. The developers have forked a lot of packages and have patched others. According to Canonical's Robert Ancell “Ubuntu makes ...

Continue

It’s rumored that Canonical has just signed its first deal to supply a Smartphone with its mobile operating system Ubuntu Touch, Canonical founder and product strategy leader Mark Shuttleworth revealed in an interview here at the LeWeb conference. He wouldn't say which company has agreed to use the Linux-based OS, ...

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