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Ubuntu Kylin, a Linux Distribution with a Microsoft Windows Experience

Author: Jack Yu | Files under syndicated

Ubuntu Kylin is an open-source Linux distribution based on Ubuntu since 2013,
mainly developed by a Chinese team alongside dozens of Linux developers all
over the world. It contains the basic features you would expect from Ubuntu, plus
features a desktop environment and applications. more>>


Linux Lite

Author: James Gray | Files under syndicated

Linux Lite is a beginner-friendly Linux distribution that is based on the
well known Ubuntu LTS and targeted at Windows users. Its mission is to provide a
complete set of applications to support users’ everyday computing needs,
including a complete office suite, media players and other essential applications.


Celebrating Ian Murdock

Author: Doc Searls | Files under syndicated

Ian Murdock was a Linux original. He gave us Debian in 1993 when he was still an undergrad at Purdue, and Linux’ latest version was to the right of the decimal point. (He was the ian in the name. more>>


The Ubuntu Conspiracy

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated

A recent rumor has sparked waves of fear and outrage throughout the
Linux community. The word is that Microsoft is in secret negotiations
to purchase Canonical, the Ubuntu company.


Problems with Ubuntu’s Software Center and How Canonical Plans to Fix Them

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated

Ubuntu has received a lot of
flack from the community for some of its commercial projects.
Placing Amazon ads in Unity’s Dash is a classic example of a poorly
planned move that flies in the teeth of the community’s ethos. A
community built on the concepts of freedom and software that
empowers the user (instead of some commercial concern) would never
take that well.


Huge Package Overhaul for Debian and Ubuntu

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated

Debian and Ubuntu are moving to update all C++ packages with GCC5, which was released in April. GCC stands for Gnu Compiler Collection, and it is used to convert source code to executable code and libraries. These compilers are used to build everything from the Linux kernel to user applications, so it’s a far-reaching change. more>>


The Controversy Behind Canonical’s Intellectual Property Policy

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated

In the world of FOSS, a small change to a license can be a big
deal. For users of proprietary software, changes in the EULA are hardly
even registered. Those users click “Ok” and forget about it in the blink of
an eye. They have accepted that they are severely limited as far as
their rights to alter or redistribute the software is concerned.


Urgent Kernel Patch for Ubuntu

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated

Linux is engineered with security in mind. In fact, the most fundamental security mechanisms are built right in to the kernel itself, which makes it extremely hard for malicious code to bypass. more>>


A More Stable Future for Ubuntu

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated
Ubuntu Snappy Core for Cloud

Canonical has announced plans to switch all versions of Ubuntu to its
new Snappy package manager. The new tool offers the promise of greater
stability and security for the system and applications. more>>


Ubuntu Ditches Upstart

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated

On April 23, 2015, Ubuntu
version 15.04 (code-named Vivid Vervet) was released. This is
an important release, although superficially it looks much the same as the
previous version.
The real difference is “under the skin”, as Ubuntu switches from the
Upstart init system to systemd.