Ubuntu 15.10 “Wily Werewolf” announced

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Mark Shuttleworth recently announced on his blog that Ubuntu 15.10 will be codenamed “Wily Werewolf”.

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This is quite a fitting name since this is the version of Ubuntu that will finally bring the much talked about convergence in personal computing. He mentioned in a recent keynote that a phone will be released this year that will give users a pocket PC experience. He also confirmed that WhatsApp will become available on Ubuntu Touch.

This is great news for Ubuntu Touch and should finally realise some of the potential of the Ubuntu Edge device that was announced in 2013.

The shape changing Wily Werewolf is less than 6 months away. Until then, we will have to watch Mark’s keynote video and wait for a beta release. Stay tuned as more info becomes available over the next few months.

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Elementary OS 0.3 “Freya”

Elementary OS logoElementary OS titleElementary OS 0.3 “Freya”, the popular Ubuntu based distro was released a few days ago. Elementary OS is similar in visual styling to Apple’s OS X operating system despite it’s Ubuntu roots. This version is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and will be updated till 2019.

Elementary OS ships with it’s own desktop environment, called Pantheon. This desktop environment is completely different Continue reading

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Debian 8.0 released

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Debian 8.0 codenamed “Jessie” has been released. This is the first version of Debian that uses systemd as the OS’s init software.

New features include support for the arm64 architecture, Gnome shell 3.14, better UEFI support and numerous updates to software packages including LibreOffice 4.3.3 and GIMP 2.8.14.

Debian 8.0 can be downloaded from debian.org.

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