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Canonical’s “Snappy” Ubuntu Core bites into Google’s Cloud

Canonical Ltd., the maker of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has just made its snappy Ubuntu Core operating system, designed for running Docker containers, available on Google’s Compute Engine. Ubuntu Core is a newly released, stripped down version of the original … Continue reading ?

2015 Predictions and Coming Attractions

As 2014 draws to a close a few folks are looking ahead to 2015. Jack Wallen pens his predictions for Linux next year. Phoronix has gathered a few Fedora 22 tidbits and OMG!Ubuntu! has some for Ubuntu 15.04. Dedoimedo.com reviews Kali Linux and the Hecktic Geek tests Fedora 21. Show More Summary

Debian vs Ubuntu: How Far Has Ubuntu Come in 10 Years?

Ubuntu recently released 14.10 “Utopic Unicorn”, which coincides with the fact that Ubuntu is now 10 years old! The king of Linux distributions has come a long way since its inception in 2004, so it’s a good idea to go down memory lane and take a look at the journey it has gone through so far. Show More Summary

Ubuntu Team Launches Snappy Ubuntu Core for Container, Cloud Deployments

Among Linux distributions, Ubuntu has a fairly sterling reputation as a proven operating system that developers can build around. Just witness the fact that more than half of OpenStack deployments are being built on Ubuntu, according...Show More Summary

Linux Mint 17.1 review—less change is good change

Now relying on an Ubuntu LTS base, Mint update shows the distro's strategy is on point.

5 Distros, 11 Tools, 800 Games, and 32 Bits

Today in Linux news, Swapnil Bhartiya features five distributions you might like. OMG!Ubuntu! found eleven utilities to beef up your Ubuntu experience and Steam now has over 800 Linux games. Larry Cafiero says he's "a 32-bit guy in a 64-bit world" and Docker users are urged to upgrade due to new found vulnerability. Show More Summary

Mint's the Best, Less Malware, and Debian vs Ubuntu

The Register's Scott Gilbertson today said that Linux Mint 17.1 was the best distribution "hands down." Elsewhere, Bruce Byfield compares and contrasts Debian and Ubuntu to see which is right for you and Lucian Constantin reports on a new vulnerability found in less programs. Show More Summary

More Debian and Systemd, Ubuntu Reviews, and Fedora Confusion

Debian and systemd top Linux news today with the latter being blamed for the loss of high profile Debian developer. Paul Venezia says Red Hat has confused Linux users with its latest Fedora moves and bloggers contemplate Debian and other forks. Show More Summary

Is KDE 5 Ready, Repo Dark Sides, and Black Lab Linux

Today in Linux news Chris Hoffman looks at the "hidden dark side of Linux software repositories" using Ubuntu and ownCloud as examples. Jack M. Germain test drives Black Lab Linux, an Ubuntu compatible distribution aiming for ease of use. Show More Summary

Jessie Freeze, Reviews, and Linux Outlaws Quitting

Today in Linux news, Debian 8 is frozen and Canonical confirms an Ubuntu tablet is in the works. Two reviews landed yesterday on the Kano Linux computer, one today on Ubuntu, and another on openSUSE 13.2. Linux Australia is now censoring its mailing list and Jack Wallen says Ubuntu 14.10 was a boring release because they are in a holding pattern. Show More Summary

How To Try Windows 10 If You’re Running Linux

The Windows 10 Technical Preview (TP) contains several Linux-inspired features, including workspaces (multiple virtual desktops), windows spread (task view), and a Ubuntu style search. Microsoft took good ideas from multiple sources, including user feedback, and turned them into what appears to be an attractive and stable operating system. Show More Summary

Ubuntu Reviews, SUSE News, and Red Hat Origins

Our top story on this October 27, 2014 is the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12. There are a couple of interesting user reviews of recently released Ubuntu 14.10 and Bodhi Linux lives with the release of 3.0 RC2. "Bob Young talks about...Show More Summary

Ubuntu at Suzuka, Game-Changing Frictional Games, and Linux for Privacy

Today in Linux news, Softpedia.com brings us another Ubuntu spotted-in-the-wild sighting. Hamish Wilson looks at Frictional Games' body of work and how it changed computer gaming. My Linux Rig talks to Charles Profitt about his Ubuntu...Show More Summary

Ubuntu turns 10 with its latest release

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Don't look now, but one of the staples of the open source world just marked a big birthday. Canonical has released Ubuntu 14.10, officially making this friendlier Linux distribution 10 years old. The company is clearly happy with a low-key...

Ten years of Ubuntu: How Linux’s beloved newcomer became its criticized king

Ars looks back at the decade in Ubuntu, from Warty Warthog to 25 million users worldwide.

Divisive Community, the Ubuntu Desktop, and is Idealism Dead?

Today in Linux news, Desktop Team manager at Canonical says the desktop isn't being neglected at Ubuntu. Matt Hartley looks at how friction helps and hurts the Linux community. Steven Ovadia talks to Eric Hameleers about his "Linux setup" and Dietrich T. Show More Summary

Netflix for Linux is here, but only if you use Ubuntu and Chrome

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

We told you it was coming, and now it's here! Canonical announced today that it's popular Linux distro Ubuntu now supports Netflix playback through Chrome. If you're running a fully updated install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS or later you can...

You Can Now Watch Netflix on Linux with Ubuntu and Chrome

Ubuntu: It's finally easy to watch Netflix on Ubuntu Linux. Before, you had to use an unofficial desktop app or try various other workarounds, but now all it takes is installing the Chrome browser. Read more...

Gigaom: Netflix arrives on Linux, if you use Chrome

3 months agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Ubuntu users can now stream movies and TV shows from Netflix without any workarounds, as long as they have Google's Chrome browser installed.

Netflix officially comes to Ubuntu via Chrome, Linux fans rejoice!

Back in September, Netflix revealed via the Ubuntu Developers Forum that the video-on-demand service would finally be available on Linux, via the latest stable Chrome build. Canonical has revealed that Ubuntu fully supports Netflix via the official Chrome 37 release, with no hacks, twiddles or workarounds required. Show More Summary

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