We wrote about Bitcoin open source project when it was officially launched sometime in 2010. We did a followup article when the value of one Bitcoin hit $1 USD. And somehow I managed not to buy any during those early days (it was not easy acquiring these elusive "internet money" back then, being outside of US and EU didn't help either, I guess). But even then, I'm happy that Bitcoin is proving all its naysayers wrong. We saw it coming and we were able to inform our readers about Bitcoin before it was cool. The value of Bitcoin just went past an astronomical $1000 mark!! Nobody in their wildest of imaginations would have thought of sky high valuations like that for Bitcoin within such a short period of time.  

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Ubuntu is finding new takers everyday. System76 was the first to introduce an Ubuntu pre-loaded touchscreen laptop. Though Dell is no stranger to Ubuntu and Linux in general, this is the first time they are showcasing a laptop running Linux equipped with a touchscreen display. 

Sputnik 3: Dell's Ubuntu touchscreen Laptop
Sailfish OS project was started by a group of ex-Nokia employees aimed at continuing the development of MeeGo OS. Originally the MeeGo was the result of the merger of Nokia's Maemo and Intel's Moblin projects, both Linux systems. But when Nokia decided to ditch MeeGo in favor of proprietary Windows Phone, a bunch of disgruntled Nokia employees who included Sami Pienimäki, Jussi Hurmola, Marc Dillon and Stefano Mosconi, formed Jolla, the company behind open source Sailfish OS, in October 2011. And their hard work is finally paying off. The first ever Sailfish OS powered smartphone is arriving at the end of this month. 

first ever Sailfish OS powered Jolla phone to arrive on November 27
Another instance of Ubuntu being used in fields most of us are not even aware of. This video popped up on reddit a few hours ago. Skip to 01:00 to see Ubuntu in action. 

Ubuntu spotted in this Self Synchronizing Quadcopters video, Coding Motion
Two more blockbuster games are now available for Linux via Steam. Metro: Last Light is a single-player first-person shooter and horror video game developed by Ukrainian studio, 4A Games. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world and features a mixture of action-oriented and stealth gameplay. On the other hand, Football Manager 2014 for Linux was announced earlier this year and it is heartening to see that the devs have lived up to their promises. 

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