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Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Alpha 1 now available

Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Alpha 1 now available

If you're up for checking out the upcoming version of Ubuntu -- Utopic Unicorn 14.10 -- the first alpha has been released. There are images available for GNOME, Kubuntu, and other popular varieties, and with the images come some software updates and system improvements.

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Ubuntu Orange Box: cloud portability

Ubuntu Orange Box: cloud portability

At the OpenStack Summit, Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth took the wraps of the Ubuntu Orange Box, an aptly named orange cloud-in-a-box that is hailed as portable (to a degree). The Orange Box is a full mobile cluster with a couple of convenient handles on top and a weight that lets you check it with your baggage.

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Ubuntu phones from Meizu and bq in 2014 Canonical promises

Ubuntu phones from Meizu and bq in 2014 Canonical promises

The first Ubuntu phones will be launched later in 2014 by Meizu and bq, Canonical has confirmed, along with an unspecified number of carriers also keen to get the new OS to market. Meizu is better known for its affordable Android devices, while bq readers, though not broadly known for its own brand, is responsible for a number of low-cost Android smartphones offered in Europe, particularly Spain.

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Ubuntu Touch OS scores smartphone partner, reveals Shuttleworth

Ubuntu Touch OS scores smartphone partner, reveals Shuttleworth

The days of Canonical's mobile operating system, dubbed Ubuntu Touch, are rapidly upon us. In October, an image of Ubuntu Touch was released along with the 13.10 version of the desktop OS. Fast-forward a couple more months, and Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth has revealed the company has penned an agreement with its first -- and yet unspecified -- smartphone partner.

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Canonical Ubuntu Edge smartphone production still a possibility

Canonical Ubuntu Edge smartphone production still a possibility

Earlier today, we reported that Canonical's Indiegogo campaign to fund an Ubuntu-based smartphone missed its crowdfunding goal by a mile. However, we're now learning that Canonical has every intention of moving forward in another capacity, calling the campaign a success and noting that the $12.8 million they did manage to raise was the largest amount raised for a crowdfunding campaign ever.

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Ubuntu Edge misses crowdfunding goal by a long shot

Ubuntu Edge misses crowdfunding goal by a long shot

Canonical set a bold goal when they launched the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the Ubuntu Edge phone, asking backers to collectively raise a total of $32 million, which would be the highest amount any crowdsourced project would raise. Sadly, the company didn't meet the mark, but it ended up raising almost $13 million.

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Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign trumps Pebble to become highest ever

Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign trumps Pebble to become highest ever

Canonical has announced that its Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign has achieved a new world record, trumping other high-earning crowdfunding campaigns (we're looking at you, Pebble) to be the "biggest ever." Such has been achieved with $10,266,845 in funds, and the company doesn't fail to point out that it has a tad under a week left, potentially seeing that number grow.

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Ubuntu Edge gets price hack to boost Indiegogo pledges

Ubuntu Edge gets price hack to boost Indiegogo pledges

You might remember that dual-booting Linux and Android-powered phone that we discussed last month. It's called the Ubuntu Edge and it's hoping to change the mobile landscape in a big way. However, before it can do that, Canonical needs some funding help in order to produce the phone for the masses, and it seems like pledges are slowing down, for which Canonical is bumping the price down in order to get more people interested.

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Official Chinese OS in works as government signs with Ubuntu

Official Chinese OS in works as government signs with Ubuntu

If there's one technological breakthrough China's government thinks it needs right this second, it's their own operating system. Or more control over the internet - but that's (perhaps) besides the point. Today the big news is the Chinese government signing a deal with Canonical, the creators of the OS Ubuntu, to create their own home-grown operating system to "wean its IT sector off Western software in favor of more home-grown alternatives."

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Ubuntu for tablets unveiled, coming to Nexus devices this Thursday

Ubuntu for tablets unveiled, coming to Nexus devices this Thursday

Early last month, Canonical announced the Ubuntu OS for smartphones, which will be coming later this year in October as opposed to the initial timeline of a 2014 release. However, we still haven't heard a word about a tablet OS until now. Canonical unveiled the tablet version of Ubuntu today during the same time as HTC's event, and while the news might have gotten drowned out by the new HTC One smartphone, open-source fanatics are no doubt excited for a tablet version of Ubuntu.

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Canonical seeks developers for 12 core Ubuntu Phone apps

Canonical seeks developers for 12 core Ubuntu Phone apps

While it's not quite up to the level of RIM's Port-a-Thon events, Canonical plans to have a dozen "core apps" ready to go for Ubuntu Phone when it hits shelves. The apps will be included on the phone, and aim to give users the foundation they've come to expect in handset software offerings. Developers who are interested in participating need to hit up Canonical's site for mock-up designs.

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Ubuntu mobile OS announced, coming to phones in 2014

Ubuntu mobile OS announced, coming to phones in 2014

As teased yesterday, Canonical unveiled its latest Ubuntu project by announcing a mobile version of Ubuntu, which is actually built around the existing Android kernel and drivers, but doesn't use a Java Virtual Machine. The company has made the OS compatible on both ARM and x86 devices, and says that the new platform will use "the full power of the phone" when it eventually hits the market.

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