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Ubuntu 17.10 Breaks the BIOS on Some Lenovo Laptops

If you have a Lenovo laptop and were planning on installing Ubuntu 17.10 over the Christmas holidays take my advice and don't.

19 December 2017
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Ubuntu 18.04 To Ship with GNOME Desktop, Not Unity

Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Canonical is to end its investment in Unity 8, Mir, Ubuntu for phones, tablets, and convergence.

5 April 2017

Valve Announce Army of ‘Steambox’ Gaming PCs Coming 2014

Valve has announced 'Steam Machines' - gaming PCs designed for the living room and running Steam OS - will hitting the market in 2014.

25 September 2013

Valve to Launch ‘Steam Linux Beta’ at UDS?

Steam fans will want to keep an eye on next weeks Ubuntu Developer Summit. As well as Valve rocking up on the event for a talk, an interesting listing has popped on the 'Open Steam Works' site titled "Steam Linux UDS Beta".

26 October 2012

Ubuntu to Use Signed GRUB2 Bootloader for Secure Boot

A signed version of GRUB2 that enables Ubuntu to work with Secure Boot devices is being prepped for Ubuntu 12.10. Further details about the change are expected from Canonical later today.

20 September 2012
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Stallman Calls Valve Games on Linux ‘Unethical’

Richard M Stallman - one of the founding fathers of the Free Software movement - has expressed anxiety over games company Valve's plan to bring their gaming wares to Linux. The bone of contention in Stallman's eyes is Valve's frequent use of Digital Rights Management (DRM) within its software. Rights-encumbered software is, Stallman writes on his blog, 'unethical'.

31 July 2012

Slick New Desktop Reddit App Heading to Linux

A new desktop application for browsing, commenting, and reading social news site Reddit is in development - and it's coming to Ubuntu. Reditr, which will be see its first alpha release at some point in the coming weeks, takes a 'Tweetdeck' style approach in presenting content from the site. Jump on in to see screenshots, video of the app in action, and further information.

31 July 2012

Android SDK Installer for Linux (Debian/Ubuntu)

I’m fan of automation, as well as simplicity and as much as I tend to complicate my own life I generally enjoy making life easier for others.

30 July 2012
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Is The New Nautilus A Step In The Right Direction? [Poll]

Is Nautilus being steered in the right direction, one with simplicity and a focus on core features as its destination? Or are GNOME developers driving the trusty file manager off the edge of a cliff with uncessary changes and feature removals? Share your opinion on our poll.

30 July 2012

Copenhagen, Denmark To Hold Next, Shorter, Ubuntu Developer Summit

Copenhagen, Denmark is to play host to the next Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) later this year. The bi-annual event sees Ubuntu developers from around the world get together to hammer out the details for the next release of Ubuntu.

30 July 2012
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Latest Skype Release Added to Ubuntu Software Center

Skype have been dutifully updating their Linux client over the last few months but, until today, Ubuntu users had to manually download and install the latest package from Skype's website. But now a new upstream release of Skype - though not the most recent - has been added to the Ubuntu Software Center.

29 July 2012

‘Wunderlist’ Fogger App Now PPA-Free

Earlier this week we filled you in on Michael Tunnell's work at bringing Wunderlist back to the Ubuntu desktop - and making it even better in the process. In that post we mentioned that you would need to add the 'Fogger Apps' PPA to Ubuntu in order to install it. Skip forward a few days: now you don't!

27 July 2012