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Ubuntu Touch for Phones Will Be Usable by the End of the Month

Ubuntu Touch for Phones has been announced for some time now, but Canonical has yet to release a working version of it. This problem will be fixed by the end of May. Rick Spencer, an Engineering Manager at Canonical, has promised that a working version of the operating system will be made available soon. He also underlined some of the ... Read More »

Calligra Suite 2.7 Beta Is Swimming in New Features

Calligra 2.7 Beta, an integrated suite of applications for office, creative and management needs, has been released on May 8. Highlights of Calligra 2.7 Beta: • The word processing application has a new look for the toolbox;• The writer’s application (Author) now has support for the EPUB3 format;• Mathematical formulas and multimedia contents are now exported to ebooks using the ... Read More »

Garry's Mod to Arrive on Steam for Linux After All

Garry’s Mod is one of the most awaited applications on Steam for Linux, and its developer has just confirmed, sort off, that the game will be arriving on the open source platform. In case you didn’t know, Garry’s Mod is a physics sandbox based upon the Source engine used in Half-Life 2. It’s only natural that a release of this ... Read More »

Ubuntu’s Raring Ringtail Is Kind of a Snore

The latest release of Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux distro, version 13.04, or Raring Ringtail, comes with a big yawn factor. I get a growing sense that the company’s rejections of users’ criticisms of Ubuntu’s native Unity desktop portray Canonical as Microsoft in a penguin suit. Regular Ubuntu users of previous versions will be satisfied with the new release. It does not ... Read More »

MiraBox Review – Super Raspberry Pi?

Follow @LinuxUserMag Removed from its packaging, the MiraBox looks remarkably like a desktop Ethernet switch. Its shiny white plastic top and bottom is ringed by an impressively solid-feeling metal centre, and it’s only when you turn the device around to view the two Ethernet ports and two USB 3.0 ports on the rear that you realise there’s a little more ... Read More »