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Ubuntu Touch To Receive Miracast Support Via Aethercast

As you may know, Ubuntu Touch is the mobile version of the Ubuntu desktop system, currently pre-installed on Bq Aquaris E5, Bq Aquaris E4.5 and Meizu MX4, but also officially supported on the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 devices. Recently,

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Canonical’s Dustin Kirkland Thinks That There Are Over 1 Billion Ubuntu Users

Dustin Kirkland, which is the leader of the Ubuntu Product and Strategy team has announced that probably more than 1 billion users use Ubuntu, if we count everybody that uses Ubuntu, Ubuntu Touch, Ubuntu server or other versions of the

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Canonical Suggests That Convergence Is Almost Ready

As you may know, Canonical is working hard at making Ubuntu the first convergent system on the market, meaning that the same system will be usable on both mobile devices and desktop computers, but the graphical design will behave different.

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The Mir Display Server Has Received Initial Vulkan 3D API Support And New Features Specific To IoT

As you may know, Ubuntu is working a lot at Mir, their own display server specially created for Ubuntu Touch. They wanted to use Wayland and first, but in order to have more control over it, they preferred to create

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Canonical Is Patching Some Mir-Related Fixes For Ubuntu Touch

As a reminder, Canonical has recently released the Ubuntu Touch OTA-8.5 hotfix and is working at implementing new changes at the OTA-9 update, which is scheduled for release on January 2016. Right now, the Ubuntu developers are struggling to fix

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Ubuntu Touch Has Received Mir Updates, Among Others

As you may know, Canonical is constantly upgrading Ubuntu Touch, the mobile version of Ubuntu. According to Canonical’s Ɓukasz Zemczak, the Ubuntu developers have managed to implement Mir 0.18, a new UI Toolkit and updated versions of the Web Browser,

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Canonical Has Fixed Four Kernel Vulnerabilities, Upgrade Now

After releasing new Kernel stacks for Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Canonical has also updated the Kernel of Ubuntu 15.10 for Raspberry Pi 2. Canonical has taken over

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus Disables The Unity 7 Online Search

As you may know, Canonical has added an online search functionality to the Unity 7 Dash starting with Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. The community was not pleased with the fact that Dash searches triggered online results and many of them

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Kernel 4.3.3 Is Now Used By Default On Ubuntu 16.04, Kernel 4.4 RC5 Added To The Unstable Branch Of Ubuntu Xenial

According to Canonical’s Kernel Team weekly newsletter Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus has adopted Kernel 4.3.3, which is currently the most advances stable kernel released so far. But Canonical is also tracking Kernel 4.4, Kernel 4.4 RC5 being added to

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Canonical Has Discovered A Zero-Day GRUB2 Vulnerability On All The Supported Ubuntu Systems

Canonical has discovered a zero-day security vulnerability that affects all the Linux systems that use GRUB2 (GNU GRand Unified Bootloader) 2.02 Beta as default. This security flaw would permit skilled hackers to bypass the GRUB password and gain access to

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