Ubuntu 14.10 Released, openSUSE GNOME Peek, and Debian Multimedia

The release of Ubuntu 14.10, codenamed Utopic Unicorn, was the big news today. But in other news, Kostas Koudaras has a sneak peek of GNOME in upcoming openSUSE 13.2 and Alessio Treglia shared some bits on Debian 8.0 multimedia. Miguel de Icaza announces Mono for the Unreal Engine and, finally, Erich Schubert says avoiding systemd isn’t hard at all. Today’s top story must be the release of Ubuntu 14.10. While not getting the number of headlines as in days passed, Ubuntu can still dominate the news like with today’s announcement of Utopic Unicorn. Reading it demonstrates that the big change this release is the lack of big changes. Update is major theme of this release with a side order of "not yet with convergence. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is one of many covering the release saying, "The Ubuntu 14.10 desktop is new and improved, but it’s on the server and cloud side where this new Linux distro really shines." Jane Silber, Canonical CEO, today reflects on "ten years of Ubuntu." She said, "All Ubuntu releases seem to have their own personality, and Utopic is a fitting way to commemorate the realisation of a decade of vision, hard work and collaboration." Kostas

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Ubuntu 14.10 has landed – and it's not just for desktops

Canonical’s latest Linux, Ubuntu 14.10, saves the biggest improvements for its cloud and server versions.

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Quick Look: Ubuntu 14.10

Ubuntu 14.10 is the latest version of Canonical’s iconic desktop operating system. This time around the focus is on application updates, as well as maintenance and stability improvements. The Linux kernel has been updated to 3.16, and most applications have been updated as well.

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Ubuntu 14.10 ships, but not yet with convergence

Ubuntu 14.10 moves to Linux 3.16, and offers performance and stability improvements, Netflix on Chrome support, and an easier loading process for the Android SDK.

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Ubuntu 14.10 tries pulling a Steve Ballmer on cloudy offerings

Proprietary clouds in particular come from Microsoft, Google and Amazon, while open-source cloud offerings are provided by OpenStack. On OpenStack, it’s the 1990s Linux time again, only this time around tech firms are slapping their badges on the OpenStack APIs instead and selling support to go with them.

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Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Released, Download it Now

Ubuntu 14.10 utopic unicorn has been released by canonical, it now available for you to download and install on your PC and laptop.

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One of the big issues with the Ubuntu repositories, in particular "universe", is that it's full of old and unmaintained versions.

A member of the ownCloud security team has sent a request to Canonical asking them to remove all the packages from their repositories regarding this software stack. The problem is that things are not that simple.

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Quick PHP patch beats slow research reveal

Patches have been flung out to cover vulnerabilities in PHP that led to remote code execution and buffer overflows. The flaws were detailed this week by Swiss researchers High-Tech Bridge in versions 5.4.33, 5.5.17 and 5.6.1 on a machine running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and the Radamsa fuzzer.

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Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) released

Codenamed "Utopic Unicorn", 14.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.
Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 3.16-based kernel, a new AppArmor with fine-grained socket control, and more.
Ubuntu Desktop has seen incremental improvements, with newer versions of GTK and Qt, updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice, and improvements to Unity, including improved High-DPI display support.
Ubuntu Server 14.10 includes the Juno release of OpenStack, alongside deployment and management tools that save devops teams time when deploying distributed applications – whether on private clouds, public clouds, x86 or ARM servers, or on developer laptops. Several key server technologies, from MAAS to Ceph, have been updated to new upstream versions with a variety of new features.
The newest Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, and Ubuntu Studio are also being released today. More details can be found for these at their individual release notes:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UtopicUnicorn/ReleaseNotes#Official_flavours

Maintenance updates will be provided for 9 months for all flavours releasing with 14.10.
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Distribution Release: LXLE 14.04.1, 12.04.5

Ronnie Whisler has announced the releases of LXLE versions 14.04.1 and 12.04.5, two updated builds of the project’s Lubuntu-based distribution made for older computers and featuring the LXDE desktop: "LXLE 14.04.1 and 12.04.5 released. The official release of the incremental update to LXLE 14.04 and 12.04 has undergone….

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