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Ubuntu Touch OTA-8.5 Confirmed, But The Developers Need Some Extra Time

As a reminder, Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 has been released a while ago, the developers working at OTA-9 right now. Despite this, the Canonical developers are also thinking at releasing an OTA-8.5 update, which should only bring fixes and squash bugs

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Ubuntu 16.04 Has Received Kernel 4.3 On The Master-Next Branch, Kernel 4.4 RC3 Is Also Tracked On The Unstable Channel

As a reminder, Canonical has scheduled the release of Ubuntu 16.04 Alpha 1 on December 31. Until than, they are working at implementing a new default kernel stack. The final plan is to use Kernel 4.4 as default on Ubuntu

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Canonical Has Updated The Ubuntu Touch Devel-Proposed Branch (Based On Ubuntu 16.04)

Today, Canonical has been working a lot at their Ubuntu Touch lately, trying to release a new OTA Update every 6 weeks. Right now, the developers are struggling to adopt the Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus as code base for Ubuntu

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Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Has Been Released, Using Kernel 3.19

Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa has been released, in the two traditional flavors: Cinnamon and MATE. The Cinnamon version uses the brand new, Cinnamon 2.8 as the default desktop environment, while the MATE variant uses MATE 1.12. It updates the Update

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The First Ubuntu Convergent Phone Will Be Released In 2016

As you may already know, Canonical has been working a lot lately at Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Touch, Mir, Unity and convergence. Recently, Canonical’s Pat McGowan has announced that the first Ubuntu-convergent mobile phone will be released in 2016, the vendor

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According To Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu Will Work With Both DEB and Snappy Packages

Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Ubuntu will not drop deb packages in favor of snappy ones, the Snappy Ubuntu Core being a container full of DEBs. Mark has announced that Canonical wants to make Ubuntu the perfect choice for

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A Canonical Developer Suggests A Non-Windowing Display Server To Provide More Flexibility

Canonical’s Joel Leclerc has proposed a non-windowing display server which could run with Wayland and Weston, in order to provide more flexibility and power to the OS. From the developer’s blog post: “It handles display-related things, such as drawing pixels

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Telegram 2.0 Will Arrive On Ubuntu Touch In One Month

As you may know, Telegram is already available on Ubuntu Desktop. A month from now, Telegram 2.0, based on TelegramQML developed by Aseman will be implemented on Ubuntu Touch. It will be built on Cutegram, which is an open-source telegram

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The Ubuntu Touch Users Can Dial Numbers Directly From The Terminal

As you may know, Ubuntu Touch is Canonical mobile version of Ubuntu Touch. Mark Shuttleworth’s big dream is to turn Ubuntu into a full mobile-desktop convergent system, meaning that the same code base will be used for all architectures. Also,

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BQ Is Still Testing The Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Update

As you may know, Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Update is ready, but BQ still has to test it, until it becomes available. The update for Meizu MX4 and Nexus 4 will be released today, but unfortunately, the BQ users will receive

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