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

    They're trying to cram every cutting-edge bit of tech into one phone, and we're fine with that.

    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. 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. 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. 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. 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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