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  1. Tech

    Canonical Tests Limits of Crowdfunding With $32M Idiegogo Campaign for Ubuntu Edge Smartphone

    Canonical is stepping up its efforts on the Ubuntu for Phones front. They've launched one of the most ambitious crowdfunding campaigns in history to offer enthusiastic early adopters the Ubuntu Edge smartphone. The campaign not only pushes the limits of what crowdfunding can do, but it also wants to push what phones can do.

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  2. Tech

    Canonical Announces Next Logical Step: Ubuntu for Tablets

    Back in January Canonical announced that they were releasing a mobile phone version of their Ubuntu operating system, and everyone in the whole entire world Linux users got very excited. The mobile version of Ubuntu promised the full Ubuntu experience on a phone, and the seamless blending of our computers and mobile devices. To really fulfill that promise, though, Canonical needed to include tablets as well. That's why today they announced there will be a version of Ubuntu for tablets.

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  3. Gaming

    Linux and Valve Celebrate Valentine’s Day Together, Steam for Linux is Live

    Hey, Linux users, Valve heard you love games, so they released the official version of Steam for Linux today. To make the deal even sweeter, they're also offering 50 Linux compatible games at 50 to 75 percent off the regular price. Looks like you might have to cancel that Valentine's date tonight. You've got games to play.

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  4. Tech

    Ubuntu Phone Will Come Complete With a Terminal App, If You’re Into That Sort of Thing

    When the ticking clock on Ubuntu's website hit zero and revealed the Ubuntu Phone platform, I got excited. I've used various versions of Ubuntu off and on over the years, and recently started using it as the primary OS on my laptop. I've been impressed and would love to see Ubuntu flow over on to my phone as well. The Ubuntu Phone experience will be even more similar to the desktop version than previously thought, because Ubuntu Phone will have a terminal application, giving users complete control over their phone's system.

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  5. Tech

    Ubuntu’s Ominous Countdown Reveals Ubuntu Phone and Mobile OS

    For days now Ubuntu's site has featured an ominous countdown and the words "So close, you can almost touch it." The countdown ended with the release of a virtual keynote by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth touting a new mobile version of Ubuntu, and the "Ubuntu Phone." Shuttleworth says the new goal for Ubuntu is to create "one platform for all kinds of computing." The aim is have Ubuntu powering phones, computers, television, and the cloud.

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  6. Tech

    Steam for Linux Beta Available Now

    It almost seems too good to be true, but Steam for Linux is finally in a tangible form, and the beta is available now. The service only provides a couple dozen games at the moment, but it does offer some other neat features, one of which we didn't expect right away.

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  7. Tech

    Steam for Linux: No “Industrial Strength” Copy Protection, General Release Window

    If you've been patiently (or impatiently) awaiting Steam for Linux, some good news came out of the Ubuntu Summit. Speaking at the conference, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, Valve Engineer Drew Bliss said that Steam for Linux will not employ "industrial strength" copy protection.

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  8. Tech

    Ubuntu Download Now Comes With Optional Donation Selection Page, Give It Money

    Whether you're using OS X, or still refuse to update from Windows XP because "it's the last good Windows," the Big Two aren't the only operating system games in town. There's Linux, of course, and a lot of it. The most prevalent user-friendly versions of Linux are probably Ubuntu, Mint, and Red Hat. Normally, Linux distros are free (though Red Hat found a way to be for pay long ago), because that's the whole point. When an experienced user that hasn't tried Linux before tries a popular Linux distro for the first time, a common sentiment tends to be that, man, Linux would be so good if only there were enough money behind it. Canonical, the developers behind the popular Ubuntu distribution, are now passively asking for money through an optional donations page that allows users to choose exactly where their money goes.

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  9. Tech

    6th Grade Teacher Builds Students a Free Linux-Based Computer Lab From Scratch

    Robert Litt teaches sixth grade in Alameda County, California. Until recently, he taught at a school that lacked a functioning computer lab. For reasons that are probably clear to anyone who reads technology and nerd culture blogs, a school in 2012 not having a computer lab is a totally unacceptable thing. It occurred to Litt that if students aren't coming out of primary education with some basic computer literacy, they're being drastically underserved by their school system, and he wasn't ready to let that fly. So, with no budget to speak of and in dire need of a computer lab, Litt turned to the warm embrace of free software and put together 70 computers running Ubuntu, meaning that ASCEND, the school where he teaches, now has not only a computer lab, but computers in classrooms as well.

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  10. Tech

    Most Disappointing Upgrades in Tech

    If there’s one thing we can be sure of in this world, it’s that companies will generally release an upgrade for their primary gadget or software if the original was well-received. This can range from the minor upgrade to the spiritual sequel or even an entirely new endeavor with the old name slapped on. There will always be those riding the coattails of their former achievements, but there are also those companies who seem to be genuinely trying to improve their product and just miss the mark. Whether it’s a matter of public perception, a number of times they fall short of their goal, or a combination of factors. Both of these can lead to disappointing results -- financially and otherwise -- that can leave the general public jaded. So, here at last is our list of the most disappointing technology upgrades and additions.

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  11. Tech

    Mac OS X 10.6.3 Is Here: Third Update to Snow Leopard

    Windows users, UbuntuHeads -- feel free to skip this post. But our internal stats suggest that a fair number of our readers are Mac users, and you all may be interested to know that Apple has just released Mac OS X 10.6.3, the third update to their Snow Leopard operating system.

    Installation info and upgrade details after the jump:

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