Lead developer sees no Compiz future under Waylandview story

https://www.linux.com – In a blog post, the lead developer of the Compiz window manager has declared he does not want to port the project to Wayland. Currently, Canonical's Unity desktop uses Compiz as its compositing engine... Sam Spilsbury, lead developer of the Compiz window manager, has written a blog post declaring that he does not see much of a future in porting the project to the Wayland architecture. (Software)

IRC Has Lost 60% Of Its Users Since 2003, But Life As A Robot Is Just Beginningview story

http://techcrunch.com – Internet Relay Chat (IRC) has lost 60 percent of its users, going from 1 million in 2003 to about 400,000 today. And IRC channels? In 2003 there were 500,000; now there is half that number. This is due in large part to the advent of the Web, social media, and tools that can do a lot more than plain text can do. IRC Is Not Dead But is it dead as Royal Pingdom declared last week? (IT news)

Ubuntu Phone OS Revealedview story

http://www.ubuntuvibes.com – Canonical has unveiled a new Ubuntu Phone OS, featuring a UI optimized for small screen. The interface uses same design principles as Unity for desktop (home screen, lenses, scopes, etc), but everything has been adapted to be touch friendly and suitable for mobile devices. Check out some videos: Hands on videos by Engadget and The Verge: Ubuntu Phone (HowTos)

Ubuntu One: Canonical aggiunge la sezione Fotoview story

http://www.oneopensource.it – Canonical da tempo propone come alternativa, al più blasonato Dropbox, il suo Ubuntu One, un servizio di storage sul cloud che nel prossimo futuro ci farà da tramite per l’acquisto di musica, giochi e applicazioni sulla futura Ubuntu 13.04. Tuttavia ad Ubuntu One mancava una funzione che per molti può rivelarsi molto utile, la gestione delle foto direttamente dal portale di Ubuntu One. (Software)

APT Exploit Fixes for Ubuntu 12.10view story

http://news.softpedia.com – On December 12, Canonical published in a security notice details about an APT vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), and Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating systems. According to Canonical, APT could have made to expose sensitive information. It was discovered that APT set inappropriate permissions on the term.log file. (General)

Mark Shuttleworth Wants One Ubuntu to Rule Them Allview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of the Canonical, has provided some insights in the future of Ubuntu and talked about his plans to conquer the Linux world.It’s not a secret that Mark Shuttleworth has big plans for Ubuntu and it’s been clear for some time that he wants Ubuntu on all the major platforms, including mobiles ... (read more) (General)

Ubuntu’s Community Manager Apologizes to Richard Stallmanview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Jono Bacon, Ubuntu’s Community Manager, had to apologize to Richard Stallman, founder and president of the Free Software Foundation, after a rather harsh blog post.Richard Stallman is not a friend of Canonical. He criticized the company and their operating system, Ubuntu, in the past. Recently he had some pretty po... (read more) (General)

[ubuntu] Skype won't installview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi all, I am having problems installing the skype package in ubuntu. I added the canonical partner repository like the community documentation requests, but when I try to install skype, I get the following messages: jared@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. (Hardware)

Richard Stallman calls Ubuntu spywareview story

http://www.linuxandlife.com –  In a recent post on the Free Software Foundation blog, Richard Stallman has called upon Linux advocates to reject Ubuntu, claiming the Amazon search integration in the Ubuntu 12.10  contains dangerous "surveillance code."  The creator of the GNU Project accuses Canonical for including a search feature in the latest version that sends packets to Canonical's own servers without al (Distributions)

Dell XPS has become a Linux Ultrabookview story

http://www.linuxandlife.com – Dell XPS is really an awesome laptop and today it has become even more awesome. Earlier this year, Dell announced their "Project Sputnik", intended to produce a developer-focused Linux laptop using their popular XPS-13 Ultrabook as base hardware. (Distributions)