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Aquaris E4.5 will be the first Ubuntu phone to market

Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition

Spanish mobile phone manufacturer BQ will soon be selling the first Ubuntu smartphone on the market, the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. Almost the same as the regular Aquaris E4.5 that runs Android, the Ubuntu version of the phone will cost €170 (about $190), but in a strange move, at first it will only be …

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Netflix finally works on Linux

Netflix streaming is finally working natively on Linux, without the need to trick the website in to thinking that you’re actually running a different OS. Streaming via Google’s Chrome browser is currently working on a few distros including Ubuntu, Fedora and the Ubuntu-based Mint. More distros are expected to be …

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Sol solar powered Ubuntu laptop coming this year

While companies like Intel might be hammering away at improving the efficiency of components while maintaining performance, we’re not quite at a stage yet where mobile electronics like laptops are able to sustain their operating life between charges much over 10 hours, if that. However, that doesn’t matter so much …

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Ubuntu forums are attacked, down for now

The official Ubuntu forums have been down for a few days now, with the homepage simply showing a notice that they’ve been deliberately taken down to deal with a security issue. But worse than that, passwords, usernames and  email addresses have all been stolen. “There has been a security breach …

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China loves Linux

Red Flag

While you would think that China, with its restrictive web and seeming dislike of personal freedoms, would be all about locked down operating systems, it’s not. In fact, it’s such a fan of Linux, that the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, is teaming up with British firm Canonical, …

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Ubuntu to replace Firefox with Chrome

Firefox has long been the browser of choice for Ubuntu, but Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth told Network World that he is a big fan of Google’s Chrome. The interesting news is that Canonical may replace Firefox with Chrome as the default browser in the operating system. The indication was that …

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Dell ditch online Ubuntu sales

Dell have stopped selling laptop and desktop machines with Ubuntu preinstalled, but they say they aren’t ditching the OS completely as its going to be offered via phone sales. Dell spoke to PC Pro, and a spokesman said “we are currently making some changes to our Ubuntu pages, and as …

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