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Here’s a guide that covers how to install and enable Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10 after Anniversary Update, as well as launching the tool when it’s done installing.

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In a move that surprised all, Microsoft announced at today’s Build 2016 keynote that it has partnered with Ubuntu’s Canonical to make Bash and its open-source command line tools native to Windows 10.

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Ubuntu has been striving hard to establish itself as a key smartphone player for some time now, and finally, its phone OS has found a device it can claim home to. Enter – Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, coming in from a Spanish company called BQ. More details can be found after the break.

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The mobile industry is currently a battle between two main platforms — iOS and Android — and although the fringe parties are struggling to keep up with Apple and Google’s respective ecosystems, this hasn’t deterred Canonical from taking its famed Ubuntu flavor of Linux and bringing it to the small(er) screen. Today, the company has released the first “true” version of Ubuntu Touch for mobile with the Ubuntu 13.10 update, and it has been optimized for a couple of Google’s most significant smartphone releases including the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Nexus 4.

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Google Glass is definitely the hottest topic around at the moment, even if Google didn’t say much about the new technology during its Google I/O opening keynote. The internet is abuzz with stories from people who were lucky enough to get their hands, or heads, on one of the Explorer Edition of the product a couple of weeks ago. We seemingly can’t get enough of Google’s special eyewear, and it’s easy to understand why.

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Ubuntu is trying desperately to transition from hugely popular enthusiast platform to mainstream competitor for Mac OS X and Windows. It’s fair to say that it has had limited success in doing that so far, but much is resting on the latest big release of Ubuntu, which is almost comically called 13.04 – Raring Ringtail.

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For the better part of the last few months, Ubuntu has been wowing technology enthusiasts and developers alike with its new flavors aimed at post-PC devices, including smartphones and tablets, known as Ubuntu Touch. Although users of Nexus devices have received a preview recently, Canonical has now announced that users of other tablet and smartphone devices will be able to get their hands on the new operating system very soon.

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Canonical had promised the availability of its fabled (and much anticipated) Linux operating system for mobile devices, christened Ubuntu Touch, for Android-based Nexus devices starting February 21, and they have made good on their commitment. The developer preview of Ubuntu Touch was made available for download a few hours earlier, and when we reported that for you, we, too, made a promise for a guide on how to install the preview on your Android powered Nexus device. Well, without further ado, here we go. This article will lay down the steps for getting Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview up and running on your Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, 7 or 10.

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As promised, Canonical has delivered its Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview to a bunch of Nexus smartphones and tablets. In the same week that also saw the announcement of a version tailored specifically for tablets, Canonical really seems intent on driving its easy-to-use Linux flavor to both of the mobile realms, and if you’ve a spare Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 lying around (plus, a little know-how), then you can now get started with the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview.

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Over the last few months, Ubuntu has branched out to smartphones and TVs, maintaining the underlying operating system while incorporating especially-designed user interfaces for each device. Today, Ubuntu has gone after a form factor that has received much press lately: tablets.

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A couple of days back, we learned that Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux desktop operating system, would be bringing the Developer Preview of the smartphone version to the Nexus 4, as well as the already-confirmed Galaxy Nexus. As if the inclusion of the new, popular Google handset wasn’t nice enough a surprise, Canonical has also revealed that tomorrow, February 19th, an announcement relating to tablet space will be made. With the banner “tick, tock, tablet time” accompanying a countdown timer on the Ubuntu website, it looks as though Canonical will be updating us on the progress of a tablet OS to match the smartphone version releasing in October.

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Linux enthusiasts rejoiced at the news that Canonical would be bringing Ubuntu to the mobile realm, and although it was promised a developer preview would be available for the Galaxy Nexus at some point early this year, it now looks as though the Nexus 4 will be joining it. From 21st of February, anybody in ownership of either device will be able to get a first look at the OS, which is set to release at some point in October, and although developers may not be leaping out their seats in excitement, it’s hard not to take at least a fleeting interest in its progress.

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