Ubuntu has become the first Linux OS to allow users to enable live kernel patching on their systems -- for free. Users can enable live patching on three devices, for free, before having to pay.
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Mark Shuttleworth has taken to his personal blog to announce the codename for the next version of the Ubuntu operating system which he founded in 2004. The next release is due out in April, 2017.
Canonical has released Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. The release will be supported until July 2017, just nine months away. The release brings minor improvements and includes a Unity 8 tech preview.
It was recently discovered by a Spotify user that the service would randomly open links, which are infested with malware. The issue was seen occurring on a PC, Mac, and Ubuntu computer.
Ubuntu Touch OS, Canonical's mobile OS, has received an over-the-air update. The OTA-13 release brings Korean and Latvian keyboard support, copy/paste on legacy apps and improved app start times.
The Elementary OS team have released a stable version of Loki which previously went through two betas. Loki is built on top of Ubuntu 16.04 and provides a number of improvements over Freya.
Ubuntu now has support for the popular framework, React Native. The framework allows web applications to have a native user interface, making them feel like first-class apps on any platform.
Valve has released the latest stats for hardware and software usage, indicating that Windows 10 usage continues to rise, now commanding a user base of 46.52% as Windows 7 continues to decline.
Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, launched in October, has today reached end-of-life. Users should upgrade to the Ubuntu 16.04.1 to continue to receive security updates through the update manager.
After a four-month effort by the Linux team, the latest kernel has finally been released after seven Release Candidate versions. One of the more noticeable updates includes support for the AMD RX480.
New images show the price and specifications of the upcoming Meizu MX6, powered by Ubuntu. The leak follows news of an under-wraps device, called 'Midori', which was reported on earlier in the week.
Canonical is now surveying users to find out whether there is an appetite to phase out 32-bit support following a draft plan, put forward by an Ubuntu developer, to drop i386 support by 2023.
A new Ubuntu phone could be coming from Meizu soon after a new device codename was mentioned on the Launchpad bug tracking website. The 'Midori' codename does not correspond to any known phone.
Snap packages which were introduced in Ubuntu 16.04 in April have made their way to several other popular distributions and their derivatives, these include Arch Linux, Debian and Gentoo and Fedora.
After pre-orders began over two months ago, Canonical has announced today that the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition is now available for purchase. The device promises to be the first flagship Ubuntu phone.
On April 21 Canonical is due to release its next Ubuntu Long Term Support release, version 16.04 codenamed Xenial Xerus. The major highlight of the release is the introduction of Snaps.
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Canonical has announced that snap-packaged apps will be arriving on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Snaps (snappy apps) are more secure than deb-packaged apps and are easier for developers to push updates to.
The new BSD-based OS, ubuntuBSD is looking to be accepted into the Ubuntu line of products. Its major developer, Jon Boden has asked if his creation could be made official, similar to Xubuntu.
Continuing its push to integrate open-source technologies in Windows, Microsoft just gave the developer community an exciting piece of news by announcing Bash for Windows.
Dell is now shipping updated versions of its 'Project Sputnik' line of laptops that come with Ubuntu pre-installed, which also includes the company's professional-grade Precision laptops.
The Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu edition is now available for pre-order. The phone represents the highest spec phone so far which runs the open source operating system - Ubuntu. It'll set you back $369.99.
Two community ports of Ubuntu are coming to the Sony Xperia Z1 and OnePlus One. Both phones will be shown off at Mobile World Congress 2016 running the open source operating system too.
Canonical's CEO, Jane Silber, says that we should expect more hardware partners to ship Ubuntu phones and tablets later this year. Names of partner companies have not been disclosed yet.
Canonical has announced the latest Ubuntu powered device - the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet. This tablet can switch to desktop mode Ubuntu by connecting a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
In 2016 we may finally see Ubuntu achieve its convergence goal. This will see the same OS run across phones, tablets and desktops. It's unclear if this functionality will arrive for the LTS release.
Mark Shuttleworth set a goal of reaching 200 million users in 2015. Unfortunately they have not made this expectation a reality but they could achieve it in the future with new offerings.
Security researchers have discovered a way to bypass login screen security on various Linux distributions. The bypass allows access to a shell which would allow an attacker to maliciously modify a PC.
Meizu is launching the MX4 Ubuntu Edition, an 8.9mm-thick handset with a 5.36-inch Full HD display, octa-core processor, 20.7MP camera, 4G LTE, 3100mAh battery and more, for €299.
Like the first Ubuntu OS phone, the new BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition is based on an existing Android handset, with a 5-inch 720p display, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage and 13MP camera with dual-LED flash.
Microsoft has a couple of new features that are rolling out for Azure including support for HDInsight running on Ubuntu and general availability of Azure Machine Learning.
The world's first Ubuntu phone is just a variant of an existing low-end Android phone, but it's already picked up some carrier support - although perhaps not quite in the way that you were expecting.
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The first Ubuntu-based phone will go on sale next week - but it's actually an 'Ubuntu Edition' of a low-end Android handset with a 4.5" qHD display, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and 1.3GHz MediaTek processor.
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS shows that the company is moving toward a more unified experience across phones, tablets, and PC's with the introduction of the Unity 8 interface for Desktop
As expected, Canonical's crowdsourced campaign to fund development of their Linux-based Ubuntu Edge smartphone failed to reach its highly ambitious $32 million goal.
The Ubuntu Edge smartphone has now broken the record for the most money raised for a fixed crowd sourced campaign, but it is still well behind the pace to reach its $32 million goal.
The crowd sourced fund raising campaign for the Linux-based Ubuntu Edge smartphone has now raised $5 million of its $32 million goal in less than three days, with 28 days left in the campaign.
Canonical has launched a massive crowd sourcing campaign to help fund its Linux-based Ubuntu Edge smartphone, as it hope to raise $32 million via the Indiegogo website.
Late last night the Ubuntu forums, which uses vBulletin was hacked and data stolen, including usernames, passwords and email addresses. At the time of writing the site is still down for maintenance.
The satirical #1 bug report for Canonical's Linux-based Ubuntu OS, "Microsoft has a majority market share", was closed today after nine years by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth.
The Italy-based Python S3 tablet launched this week and company claims the 11.6 inch device can boot three operating systems: Windows 8, Ubuntu Linux, and Android.
Dell has announced that its Alienware X51 gaming PC is now being sold with an option to have Ubuntu installed in place of a Windows operating system for the first time.
As predicted, Canonical has officially announced plans to launch a tablet version of its Linux-based Ubuntu operating system, with a number of features made especially for the larger touchscreen.
The Ubuntu.com website has launched a countdown clock that will go down to zero on Tuesday that looks to be some sort of tablet-themed reveal for the Linux-based OS.
Smartphone OS competition is growing, and Ubuntu has thrown its hat into the ring with their mobile OS. Now it's been announced that the Galaxy Nexus image of the OS will be available in February.
The latest hardware stats from Valve's Steam service show the percentage of its Windows 8 users are close to overtaking Windows Vista owners, while the Ubuntu version of Linux makes its survey debut.
The big Ubuntu reveal today turned out to be a touch UI version of the free Linux-based OS that's being made especially for the smartphone market, but no specific hardware was announced.
The Ubuntu website currently has a countdown clock that will reach zero on Wednesday, with speculation that the team behind the Linux-based OS could reveal a touchscreen-based version.
Famous software activist Richard Stallman has accused Ubuntu developers Canonical of ignoring the privacy of its users by enabling a form of surveillance in association with Amazon by default.