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Canonical to end official Kubuntu support with 12.04, crushes your Plasma-powered dreams

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Standard Ubuntu, with its Gnome roots and Unity interface may get most of the attention, but there are many different varieties of the world's most popular Linux distro. Most, like Xubuntu and Edubuntu, are community efforts entirely maintained by volunteers. Now Kubuntu, the KDE-sporting edition will be joining the...
Canonical to end official Kubuntu support with 12.04, crushes your Plasma-powered dreams
‘Anonymous-OS’ is fake and packed with malware, Anonymous says

FXI Cotton Candy ICS-on-a-stick gets May release date, sweetened design

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Is that an Ice Cream Sandwich riding shotgun atop your Cotton Candy stick? It may sound like a delicious carnival delight, but munching on this bad boy will send you to the hospital faster than a family pack of deep-fried Oreos. Keeping up the confection theme, FXI has coined...
FXI Cotton Candy ICS-on-a-stick gets May release date, sweetened design

Ubuntu's full desktop OS coming to multi-core Android devices

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What the Atrix 4G first promised, it looks like the folks at Canonical may deliver. Think back to CES 2011, when Motorola showed us a future where our phone was the only computing device we would need -- only to leave us wanting when its webtop app didn't deliver...
Ubuntu's full desktop OS coming to multi-core Android devices

Wil Wheaton Reminds Us That Torrents Are Awesome, And Not Just For Pirated Movies

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The conflation of tools and technologies with the ways people use them is a big problem in the copyright debate. One of the many, many examples is the way the anti-piracy crowd treats "torrent" as a dirty word. Google endorsed this last year when they started dropping it from their...
Wil Wheaton Reminds Us That Torrents Are Awesome, And Not Just For Pirated Movies

Linux Mint 13 'Maya' released, just in time for the next piktun

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Linux comes in all sorts of flavors -- it's part of what makes the OS so confusing to new comers. To make matters worse, some of the most popular variants are actually based on other distros, such as Linux Mint, the refreshing desktop that's based largely on Ubuntu. So,...
Linux Mint 13 'Maya' released, just in time for the next piktun
New Dell Ubuntu ultrabooks a step in the right direction for Linux support

Android performance boosted 30-100 percent by Linaro toolchain

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Linaro’s efforts have boosted Android’s performance, delivering an improvement of 30 to 100 percent in various benchmarks. They achieved these impressive gains by adapting Android 4 so that it could be built with their improved GCC toolchain. We first wrote about Linaro in 2010 when the non-profit organization was founded...
Android performance boosted 30-100 percent by Linaro toolchain
Neckbeards, rejoice! Dell’s new Linux ultrabook was developed just for you

Browser Shootout Shows Minor Variations In Performance – It’s Still A Matter Of Taste

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The browser wars are in a tense state of suspension right now. The once-obvious advantages of one and disadvantages of another can’t be counted on as much as they could a year ago, and fast-changing standards and interaction methods have produced a sort of uneasy détente while everyone awaits the...
Browser Shootout Shows Minor Variations In Performance – It’s Still A Matter Of Taste

DuckDuckGo: The default search engine for Anonymous

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For reasons unknown, the famous and perhaps infamous hacker group Anonymous has released its own operating system, dubbed Anonymous-OS. And just as this news broke, I noticed something peculiar in one of the screenshots on the project’s blog. As you can see below, DuckDuckGo, complete with its playful name and goofy logo, is...
DuckDuckGo: The default search engine for Anonymous

Hands-on with FXI's Cotton Candy, now available for pre-order (video)

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By now, we hope you're mighty familiar with FXI's Cotton Candy -- the much anticipated pocketable computer that just became available for pre-order. We've previously shown photos of the device running both Ice Cream Sandwich and Ubuntu, but now we're able to bring you a video demonstration that may...
Hands-on with FXI's Cotton Candy, now available for pre-order (video)
Anonymous OS is fake, 'wrapped in trojans' says AnonOps Twitter account

20 Popular Ubuntu Linux Apps to Try Now

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Gaming accounted for many of the top apps last month, but there were a few business-oriented gems as well, according to a new report....
20 Popular Ubuntu Linux Apps to Try Now

Google's latest Chrome OS: You know have a desktop, but...

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Google’s latest Chrome OS for developers looks a bit like Windows, Ubuntu and Mac OS X. Is that enough?...
Google's latest Chrome OS: You know have a desktop, but...

Ubuntu and Android make for a mobile one-two punch

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Canonical plans to turn future Android phones into Ubuntu desktops, which could eliminate the need to carry a laptop. The company announced the news on Tuesday and will be demonstrating the solution later this month at the Mobile World Congress event. The idea of using a docked phone as a...
Ubuntu and Android make for a mobile one-two punch
Microsoft paints Azure with open source brush

Intel distributes LibreOffice, can Microsoft be pleased?

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Intel supports LibreOffice, can Microsoft be pleased? LibreOffice, the OpenOffice fork, is a very popular open-source office suite. But, while it has great support from Linux distributors, like openSUSE and Ubuntu, LibreOffice has never had a major corporate backer on the Windows side… until now. Intel is now offering LibreOffice...
Intel distributes LibreOffice, can Microsoft be pleased?

And the most in-demand tech skills of 2012 are …

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One way to find out what skills will be in highest demand this year is to look at job posts. I decided to analyze recent Craigslist San Francisco Bay Area job ads. It’s a good proxy for the local demand. The Bay Area is often a trend setter, and technologies...
And the most in-demand tech skills of 2012 are …

Microsoft Confirms They Won’t Be Making Their Own Windows Phones

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When Microsoft announced their intentions to jump into the hardware space with the unveiling of their new Surface tablet, the next logical question seemed to be whether or not the folks at Redmond would do the same for smartphones. After all, the model seemed to be doing well enough for...
Microsoft Confirms They Won’t Be Making Their Own Windows Phones

Getting started with Linux commands

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Whether you’ve been inspired to try and add functionality to your home NAS, run commands on your rooted smartphone, or experiment with one of the powerful new desktop environments like Ubuntu, you’re likely to have come across the need to interact directly with Linux using its command line. If you’re...
Getting started with Linux commands

Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth Predicts That Countries Who Limit Patents Will Have More Innovation

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The BBC has an interesting article about Mark Shuttleworth and Ubuntu, and some of the innovations Canonical is working on. There's some good stuff in there, but what caught my attention was the bit at the end about patents: "We know that we are sort of dancing naked through a...
Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth Predicts That Countries Who Limit Patents Will Have More Innovation
Windows 8 won’t kill the desktop, but don’t worry — we’re still screwed

Google's latest Chrome OS: You now have a desktop, but...

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Google’s latest Chrome OS for developers looks a bit like Windows, Ubuntu and Mac OS X. Is that enough?...
Google's latest Chrome OS: You now have a desktop, but...

Free Software Foundation: Ubuntu's Secure Boot Plan Won't Fly

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Fedora Linux's proposed approach is better for users, the advocacy group says....
Free Software Foundation: Ubuntu's Secure Boot Plan Won't Fly

Try 'Precise Tweak' to Customize Ubuntu Linux 12.04

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Want to modify Unity or disable the HUD interface in Canonical's new OS? This newly updated tool will help you get the job done....
Try 'Precise Tweak' to Customize Ubuntu Linux 12.04

Hands-On With Ubuntu for Android

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A few days ago, Ubuntu announced its plans to marry its full desktop operating system with the Android mobile operating system. Ubuntu, of course, is mostly known for its Linux distribution, but the company has recently also branched out into consumer electronics with its Ubuntu for TV initiative. Today, we...
Hands-On With Ubuntu for Android
Linux gaming on the rise: EA arrives on Ubuntu and Valve plans Steam port

Canonical's AWSOME API bridges OpenStack and Amazon clouds, Ubuntu has its head in both

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New features and services that improve Canonical's latest version of Ubuntu seem to keep rolling in. The latest addition being the announcement of its AWSOME proxy service. No, that's not us getting over excited about it, that stands for Any Web Service Over Me, and it includes APIs that...
Canonical's AWSOME API bridges OpenStack and Amazon clouds, Ubuntu has its head in both

Ubuntu's 'Precise Pangolin' emerges into Beta, enjoys the fresh air (video)

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So, it looks like Precise Pangolin has just crawled out of its Alpha hiding hole, and into the open plains of Beta testing. The Beta 1 version of Ubuntu 12.04 is available to download today, and Beta 2 is already in the crosshairs, one month from now. Being an...
Ubuntu's 'Precise Pangolin' emerges into Beta, enjoys the fresh air (video)
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