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Canonical has released the latest version of Ubuntu ‘Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark‘. Ubuntu 17.10 is the first to return to the GNOME run-time following the decision to abandon Unity 8. That means the next release of Ubuntu will be the first in years to bring about some major change. That change comes by way of  [ Read More ]

Categories: OpenSource, Ubuntu

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 desktop Sprint held at Canonical  [ Read More ]

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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 designed to make writing  [ Read More ]

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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.

Categories: Ubuntu

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 instructions and caveats for  [ Read More ]

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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 cam of 2  [ Read More ]

Categories: Ubuntu

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 following the steps outlined  [ Read More ]

Categories: OpenSource, Ubuntu

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 use of a heavily  [ Read More ]

Categories: OpenSource, Ubuntu

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, but said it will be  [ Read More ]

Categories: OpenSource, Ubuntu

It’s Christmas and Ubuntu Canonical shop is geared up with new goodies and big discounts for users. Take a look at Canonical shop at their website and grab the goodies for lesser prices. Now, they have came up with Christmas bundles, up to 30% promotional prices! So, it is the perfect time to have the  [ Read More ]

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