BQ Ubuntu Smartphone Now Available To All For $180

BQ Ubuntu Smartphone

Anyone who has been waiting to get their hands on the new BQ Ubuntu smartphone will be pleased to know that the Ubuntu smartphone is now available to purchase priced at €170 in the European Union.

The BQ Ubuntu smartphone is equipped with a 4.5 inch IPS multi-touch screen, offering 5 capacitive touch points together with a Protective Dragontrail display and a qHD 540 x 960 – 240 ppi (HDPI) resolution.

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Compulab Utilite 2 Ubuntu Mini PC Launches For $192

Ubuntu Mini PC

A new Ubuntu mini PC has been launched this week in the form of the Compulab Utilite 2 which was first unveiled late last year and is now available to purchase priced from $192.

The Compulab Utilite 2 is equipped with a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor supported by 2GB of RAM and is available in two options, with either 4GB of eMMC storage or a 32GB solid state disk (SSD) priced at $229.

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Ubuntu Touch Apps Can Now Be Launched In A New Windowed Mode

Ubuntu Touch appsA new Ubuntu smartphone OS feature has been created by developer Michael Zanetti, who has created a way to run Ubuntu Touch apps in windows rather than full screen, allowing them to be dragged , shrunk, maximised, or minimised, just like they were desktop applications but on your smartphone.

An Ubuntu smartphone operating system is currently under development to provide a touch friendly version of the Linux operating system, and has been specifically designed for tablets and smartphones.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Alpha 2 Now Available

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Alpha 2

Ubuntu users might be interested to know that a new release has been made available in the form of the Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Alpha 2 which is now available to download

Other stable builds are also available in the following builds Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, and Ubuntu Kylin based on the core Ubuntu operating system but featuring KDE, LXDE, GNOME, and Kylin desktop environments.

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PC Partner Linux Mini PC Unveiled With Tegra K1 CPU

Linux Mini PC

PC Partners the parent company of Zotac, has recently added a new addition to their range of Linux mini PCs, in the form of the newly launched N2581N1-F that measures just 5 x 5 x 1.8 inches in size.

The N2581N1-F Linux mini PC is powered by a NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 quad-core processor that is supported by 192-core Kepler graphics, but it seems that the current time the small powerful Linux mini PC is only available to purchase in Japan.

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Chromebook Crouton Script Allows Ubuntu To Run In A Browser Tab

Chromebook Crouton

The Crouton script developed by David Schneider has been available to use for some time and has been designed to offer users a simple way to run native desktop Linux applications on Chrome OS hardware.

Once installed the Crouton script can be used to easily run applications such as GIMP, LibreOffice and Firefox to name a few, and has this week been updated with a new option to run the Linux Ubuntu operating system contained within a browser tab.

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Baldur’s Gate 2 Enhanced Edition Launches On Android, Linux And iPhone Tomorrow


Android, Linux and iPhone users patiently waiting for the highly anticipated launch of the Baldur’s Gate 2 Enhanced Edition will be pleased to know that tomorrow it finally arrives on all three platforms.

Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition has already been available for some time on Mac, PC and iPad and will later this week be available to play on all remaining platforms apart from Windows Phone.

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Netflix Linux Native Playback Support Arriving Very Soon Via HTML5

Netflix Linux

Linux users that have been patiently waiting for the arrival of support from Netflix for native playback, will be pleased to know that Paul Adolph from Netflix reached out to Ubuntu developers to explain the current situation of the Netflix Linux support

Previously Linux users have been able to work around the restrictions of the Netflix service using a variety of hacks. But the new support for Netflix on the Linux operating system using HTML5 will make it much easier Netflix to be adopted by Linux users.

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VolksPC Linux PC Capable Of Running Both Debian And Android Launches On Indiegogo (video)

Linux PC

VolksPC has taken to Indiegogo this week to launch to launch a crowd funding campaign to help take its low cost solid state Linux PC into production.

For just $119 you can back the project can be one of the first to own a VolksPC Linux PC computer that is capable of running both Debian and Android applications. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the VolksPC Linux PC project and see it in action.

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