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It's smooth, pretty, and, in short, it's the nicest Ubuntu Linux desktop that's ever been.
It's smooth, pretty, and, in short, it's the nicest Ubuntu Linux desktop that's ever been.
I still find Ubuntu with Unity the best desktop of all for users who don't know computers and just want something easy to use.
CowboyRobot sends in an article about how Samsung's constantly shifting plans for its smartwatches are making it hard for developers to commit to building apps. Quoting: "Samsung's first smartwatch, released in October last year, ran a modified version of Google's Android platform. The device had access to about 80 apps at launch, all of which were managed by a central smartphone app. Samsung offered developers an SDK for the Galaxy Gear so they could create more apps. Developers obliged. Then Samsung changed direction. Samsung announced a new series of smartwatches in February: the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit. Unlike the first device, these three run Samsung’s Tizen platform. ... This week, Samsung made things even more interesting. Speaking to Reuters, Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of Samsung’s product strategy team, said the company is working on a watch that will use Google’s Android Wear platform. In other words, Samsung will bring three different watches to market with three different operating systems in under a year."

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS came out to the world yesterday — but do you plan to upgrade?

The post Have You Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? (Poll) first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Checks if sites were vulnerable and what they've done about it

Internet stats clearinghouse Netcraft has released a new tool aimed at letting consumers know when the sites they visit might have been compromised by the Heartbleed encryption bug.

Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and wondering how to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? Don't worry, we're here to walk you through it.

The post How to Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Icehouse, the newest version of the leading open source cloud OpenStack, is now ready for users.

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has been released and so has its family of flavours. In this post we'll give you a quick overview of what's new and improved in each, along with all the info and links you need to get them.

The post Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Kubuntu 14.04 Available to Download — Here’s What’s New first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This is an interview with Graham Morrison, who is one of four people behind the shiny-new Linux Voice magazine, which is printed on (gasp) paper. Yes, paper, even though it's 2014 and a lot of people believe the idea of publishing a physical newspaper or magazine is dead. But, Graham says, when you have a tight community (like Linux users and developers) you have an opportunity to make a successful magazine for that community. This is a crowdfunded venture, through Indiegogo, where they hoped to raise £90,000 -- but ended up with £127,603, which is approximately $214,288 as of this video's publishing date. So they have a little capital to work with. Also note: these are not publishing neophytes. All four of the main people behind Linux Voice used to work on the well-regarded Linux Format magazine. Graham says they're getting subscribers and newsstand sales at a healthy rate, so they're happily optimistic about their magazine's future. (Here's an alternate video link)

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