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+Mark Shuttleworth​ introduced “snappy” Ubuntu Core, a new way to get Ubuntu in the cloud with transactional, image-based updates. Watch the video to learn more about "snappy"!
And again, with hand signals!

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Ubuntu 14.04 receives positive reviews from the tech press - reports +OMG! Ubuntu!. Have you upgraded yet to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? What are your experiences so far with the new release?
A roundup of press reactions to Ubuntu 14.04 shows positive reviews of the latest LTS release.

Though press reactions are fairly thin on the ground this cycle, the Trusty Tahr has had a positive reception since its release last week.

#Ubuntu   #Linux   #TrustyTahr  

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+Mark Shuttleworth announced the codename of the upcoming Ubuntu release. Ubuntu 14.10 will be called...

If you want to know the answer, follow the link below:
http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1363

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The first Ubuntu tablets could launch this Autumn - reports OMG! Ubuntu!

What would you buy first if both were available: an Ubuntu phone or a tablet?
The first Ubuntu tablets will be launching this fall, says Shuttleworth.

The first Ubuntu tablets will be hitting the market "simultaneously" with the release of the first Ubuntu phones later this year.

Could the same "big name" companies be prepping both Ubuntu phones and tablets or could Canonical be teaming up with another small manufacturer for their first tablet?

#Ubuntu   #UbuntuTouch   #Tablet  

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The Inquirer reports from the Cebit: Ubuntu smartphones to cost 'between $200 and $400'

"We're going with the higher end because we want people who are looking for a very sharp, beautiful experience and because our ambition is to be selling the future PC, the future personal computing engine." - said Mark Shuttleworth speaking at the Cebit in Hannover.

For more details read the article at The Inquirer: http://theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2333689/cebit-ubuntu-smartphones-to-cost-between-usd200-and-usd400

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It looks like we will have to keep using Xorg on the desktop for a while. According to OMG! Ubuntu! Mir might not arrive to Ubuntu desktop until the LTS release coming in 2016. What do you think about the decision?
Mir may not arrive on the Ubuntu desktop as a default until 2016.

Canonical's X server replacement may not make it as the default display server until the next LTS release, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Nevertheless, three releases sit between next month's 14.04 LTS release and the 2016 estimate and Mir is already powering Ubuntu on phones and tablets.

#Ubuntu   #Mir  

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The first Ubuntu phones will be manufactured by bq and Meizu, the devices will be available globally. Are you excited?

For more details check out the official announcement: http://insights.ubuntu.com/news/canonical-announces-first-partners-to-ship-ubuntu-phones-around-the-globe/

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Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS has been released - reports OMG! Ubuntu!
Which version of Ubuntu do you use? Are you an LTS user or do you prefer the latest release? 
Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS has been released with an updated hardware enablement stack.

The fourth point update to the 12.04 LTS release includes an updated kernel and X stack.

#Ubuntu  

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Is your carrier already an advisory group member? Would you switch carrier for an Ubuntu phone? 
Delighted to see that Vodafone has joined in the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group which also includes China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Everything Everywhere, Huchinson, Korea Telecom, LG UPlus, MTN Group, Portugal Telecom, SK Telecom, Smartfren, Telecom Italia, Telstra, T Mobile, and Verizon Wireless - http://insights.ubuntu.com/news/press-releases/vodafone-joins-ubuntu-carrier-advisory-group/

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Jono Bacon, speaking in an informal AMA on Reddit, explains that while he ‘would love to see major OEM/Carriers shipping Ubuntu handsets’ he’d be ‘surprised’ if any hit the market before 2015 - reports OMG! Ubuntu!

Are you disappointed? Would you buy an Ubuntu Phone made by a less known manufacturer early or will you wait for a major player?

For more details go to OMG! Ubuntu!: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/01/ubuntu-phone-small-oem-no-apps
Ubuntu Phones from major OEMs? Not before 2015, says Jono Bacon.

Mark Shuttleworth recently stoked hopes of “household brands” shipping Ubuntu-powered phones, but Canonical’s Community Manager has seemingly poured cold water on it happening any time soon.
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