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Q&A About Unity 8, Mir Display Server

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Published on 11 June 2014 05:47 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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A question and answer session was held today during the Ubuntu Online Summit for those interested in the Mir Display Server and next-generation Unity 8 desktop with its focus on convergence.

Olli Ries, the director of Unity and Mir, had a Q&A with Rick Spencer, Canonical's Engineering VP. Users were able to ask any Ubuntu topic ranging from "when is Adobe Photoshop coming to Ubuntu" to questions about drivers for Mir, Unity 8 plans, etc.

Q&A About Unity 8, Mir Display Server


There were no jaw-dropping statements during the hour long session, especially if you're up-to-date on your Phoronix reading like with the Unity 8 desktop preview image for Ubuntu 14.10 and Mark Shuttleworth still expressing plans for first-class driver support with Mir. However, if you're looking to kill an hour, embedded below is the Q&A session in full.


About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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