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== Ubuntu Stats ==
=== Bug Stats ===
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Riccardo Padovani writes about the Italian LoCo Team's presence at the
"Fiera del Radioamatore", the biggest electronics fair in the
northeastern part of Italy. He says the team was in charge of giving
several workshops, the main topics being Ubuntu 14.04's new features,
participating in the Ubuntu Community, and Ubuntu Touch.
=== Valencia: new Theme for the Ubuntu Italy Website ===
Mattia "deshack" Migliorini starts a series of posts that will follow
the development of a new theme for the Ubuntu Italy website. He makes
reference to using Canonical's Web Style guide and says the useful
design kit meant a lot of the work had already been done.
Svetlana Belkin wrote two short reviews of Ubuntu 14.04, one for the
desktop and one for the tablet. In her desktop review she highlights the
extended battery indicator abilities, "past 100%" volume option, and
live resizing of windows. For the tablet, she notes several missing
features like no app uninstall facility and no volume indicator.
=== Robie Basak: New in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: PHP 5.5 ===
Robie Basak reminds us that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ships with PHP 5.5, which
is a significant upgrade over PHP 5.3. He explains several of the
differences in PHP 5.5 between various distributions and upstream and
indicates the differences appear to have affected some Ubuntu users.
Robert Ancell writes that one of the most useful tools he uses is
`https://errors.ubuntu.com/` which shows statistics for crash reports
sent from users machines. Robert shows us a graph showing the crash
reports received for the last six releases, noting several items of
=== What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas... ===
Alejandra Obregon reports on a Juju sprint that was recently held in Las
Vegas. She illustrates her report with photographs to show that there
were "plenty of distractions within reach" but that a large amount of
work was also done, listing the items covered.
=== Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance ===
Michael Larabel of Phoronix writes about the performance advantages to
64-bit Ubuntu Linux versus 32-bit Ubuntu on a modern Intel laptop. He
says "I continue to be flabbergasted by the number of people still
asking this question when nearly all modern x86 Intel/AMD hardware fully
supports x86_64 and it generally means much better performance."
=== Testing Ubuntu, Debian and LMDE on my new notebook ===
J A Watson of ZDNet writes about his experience installing Ubuntu 14.04
LTS, Linux Mint Debian Edition and Debian testing (jessie) on a recently
purchased Acer V5-131. He explains the (extremely simple) process of
configuring UEFI boot when installing Ubuntu, concluding "Once again I
went through everything I could think of to test, and once again
everything worked. It's so nice to be bored!"
=== Vixtel Unity Tries To Be An Android + Ubuntu Tablet ===
Michael Larabel of Phoronix takes a brief look at the Vixtel Unity, an
Australian attempt to ship a tablet loaded with Ubuntu and Android.
Michael says that he doesn't have a product to test, so he refers his
readers to the Vixtel Unity website for further information.
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