Canonical and BQ to Unveil the First Ubuntu Tablet That Runs X11 Apps at MWC 2016

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

There you have it. Canonical promised this for a long time now, and it would appear that the London-based company behind the world’s most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux, will finally unveil the first ever, real Ubuntu tablet device this year, during the upcoming MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016 event.

MWC 2016 will take at the end of next month, between February 22 and 25, and Can… (read more)

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Microsoft About Platform Convergence and Continuum: I Made This

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

Microsoft recently published an article in which they explain how they come to the idea for Continuum and how they pretty much “invented” it.

Canonical is pretty close to deliver what they started to call convergence all the way back in 2013, although they had this idea internally for longer than that. They presented the Ubuntu phone in January 2013, at CES, and tried to raise funds for the read more)

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LibreOffice 5.1.0 to Integrate OpenGL and Coverty Fixes

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

The Document Foundation has revealed the second Release Candidate for LibreOffice 5.1.0, the first major update for the 5.x branch of the famous office suite.

The LibreOffice developer are preparing for a major upgrade to the office suite, but that shouldn’t take anyone by surprise since they are following a schedule that’s been known for some time. It’s also worth noting that these kinds of big updates are usually preceded by bug hunts sessions and they have at least three… (read more)

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Ubuntu Edge Could Finally Become Real in 2016, Sort Of

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

The Ubuntu Edge was an incredible concept, and Canonical wanted to make something really unique. It didn’t happen, but the technology has progressed sufficiently to get to the level of what the company wanted to build in 2013.

It’s funny to see that it took more than two years to reach the same level of hardware specifications to even match what the… (read more)

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NetworkManger 1.2 to Offer Tracking Protection in Wi-Fi Networks on Linux Systems

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Fedora contributor and NetworkManager developer Lubomir Rintel writes on his blog about an important feature that is currently missing from the NetworkManger network connection management software used in hundreds of GNU/Linux OSes.

The developer begins the story by ranting about the evolution of the mobile networking, as we now live in an era w… (read more)

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Users Will Start Noticing Things Looking More Different on Ubuntu, Says Canonical

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

On January 18, Canonical’s Rae Shambrook shares with us some examples and thoughts on the upcoming design that will be implemented in Ubuntu, based on the company’s new Suru visual language.

According to Rae Shambrook, Ubuntu users will start noticing more and more changes on their desktops and mobile devices, as Canonical will begin implementing their long anticipated Suru visual designed, which promises to offer a more lighter and clean look, on both the Unity elements an… (read more)

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qBittorrent 3.3.2 Free BitTorrent Client Supports Loading of Multiple Magnets, URLs

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Earlier today, January 19, the qBittorrent open-source and cross-platform BitTorrent client for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems has been updated to version 3.3.2.

According to the official release notes, which have also been attached at the end of the article for reference, qBittorrent 3.3.2 is more than a maintenance release to the 3.3 series of the software, as it… (read more)

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