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10.28.13

Late October Links/News About Canonical, Ubuntu, and Derivatives

Posted in News Roundup at 10:07 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

  • Canonical/Ubuntu

    • PHP Attacked, the Shuttleworth Tea Party & More…

      It seem that many of Ubuntu’s detractors became upset at the reference to “the Open Source Tea Party.” My gawd, it was just a joke–and to make sure everyone knew he was just kidding, he followed it with a winky emoticon.

    • GIMP 2.9 (2.10 Development Builds) Available In New PPA For Ubuntu 13.10

      Thorsten Stettin has created a new PPA for Ubuntu / Linux Mint users who want to use the latest GIMP 2.9 development builds.

    • Ubuntu 13.10 Finally Released, Big Yawner

      Ubuntu 13.10 is officially released. Of course, it’s been in the news so much that the official announcement today feels like old news. But at least news of 14.04 will replace 13.10 next week. Until then, though, Ubuntu 13.10 is released for “Desktop, Server, Cloud, Phone, and Core products.”

    • Why system76 always ships the newest ubuntu
    • Ubuntu races toward convergence

      Canonical is moving ahead toward the convergence of mobile phone and desktop operating systems with the launch of Ubuntu 13.10 on Thursday.

    • Convergence In The Cloud

      Many of you will have heard about Ubuntu’s convergence goals on the client side — running a single, consistent code-base and experience that adapts to phones, desktops, tablets, and TVs…but are you aware of our convergence on the cloud?

    • Interesting facts about Ubuntu Linux

      Since the first release nine years ago today, Ubuntu Linux has been powering millions of PCs around the world. Love it or hate it, the Ubuntu project has made a great stride for the overall betterment of Linux, and no one can deny that. As its founder Mark Shuttleworth puts it, Ubuntu is all about total commitment to everyday users, making things “just work” for them.

      Celebrating its 9th birthday today, I am going to share interesting facts and history behind Ubuntu Linux.

    • 10 best features of Ubuntu 13.10

      Jack Wallen lists the 10 features that make Saucy Salamander a more polished Ubuntu distribution.

    • Taking Saucy Salamander for a spin

      On Thursday 17 October last week the latest release of Ubuntu 13.10- christened Saucy Salamander was released. The distribution- especially this current release- has been rocked by several controversies and has since dropped to number 3 on distrowatch. It however remains a veritable force to reckon with in the Linuxsphere where it has spawned a host of derivative distros such as the number one ranked Linux Mint. Countless blogs have been written on how to install it. I am here to offer some local tweaks to those guides.

    • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Opens For Development

      Things won’t get off to a rollicking start just yet. The early part of every development cycle is spent getting things up-to-date by syncing the latest versions of key development packages.

    • Happy Birthday, Ubuntu 4.10 Warty Warthog

      The first version of Ubuntu 4.10, Warty Warthog, was released on October 20, 2004, nine years ago, marking the beginning of a great journey.

    • Reflections On Ubuntu 13.10
    • Flavours and Variants

      • Xubuntu 13.10
      • Ubuntu Studio 13.10
      • Q&A: Clement Lefebvre: The man behind Linux Mint

        I got a Masters in Computer Sciences from the University of South Paris in 2001. I was mostly interested in game development, but as it happened, I worked for banks, telecom and software companies in France and in Ireland. I had various job titles (web developer, IT engineer, software developer, J2EE architect), and in one company I was teaching rather than coding, but most of time my job was to design and to develop software or web applications.

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