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Ubuntu 15.04, the Vivid Vervet, is now under its final freeze for its release next week.
16 April 2015 - Vivid Vervet - 21 Comments
Lightweight Ubuntu derivative Xubuntu is planning to replace the Abiword open-source word processor with LibreOffice in Xubuntu 15.10. The Xfce-powered desktop distribution also plans to do away with the GIMP image editor in this next release following Xubuntu 15.04.
15 April 2015 - Xubuntu 15.10 - 27 Comments
For those of you running Ubuntu Touch/Phone, once updating your default calculator app you'll be presented by the brand new "calculator reboot" app.
12 April 2015 - Ubuntu Phone Calculator Reboot - 14 Comments
Back when the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smart-phone launched in February it was only available in limited numbers via "flash sales" facilitated by the company. At last, now this first Ubuntu smart-phone is available to order by anyone within the European Union.
10 April 2015 - BQ Aquaris Phone - 4 Comments
In recent months we've covered an Ubuntu tablet with a 1TB hard drive, another sketchy Ubuntu tablet, and other awkward devices looking to ship Ubuntu in tablet/mobile form without any support from Canonical. There's yet another tablet to talk about today.
8 April 2015 - Cetrix CZ974 - 20 Comments
Canonical developers have been hard at work on the next version of their Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Touch 15.04.
30 March 2015 - Mir 0.13 - 1 Comment
Adam Conrad, on the behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, tonight announced the final beta of the Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" release.
26 March 2015 - Vivid Vervet - 8 Comments
Last week we relayed the article by Carsten Munk of Jolla about the kernel of the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone being a mess. Since then, it looks like BQ and Ubuntu developers have taken to cleaning up the kernel source tree.
26 March 2015 - Kernel Mess
As some more exciting open-source benchmarking news this week besides the release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 and The New Place Where Linux And Other Open-Source Code Is Constantly Being Benchmarked (a.k.a. the new ~50 system upstream Linux benchmarking test farm complete with a bar), the barrier to entry for benchmarking Ubuntu in the Cloud is now even lower. It's becoming rather trivial to run Ubuntu Cloud benchmarks.
25 March 2015 - Ubuntu Cloud Benchmarking - 4 Comments
Carsten Munk of the Mer Project and Chief Research Engineer of Jolla has raised some concerns about the Linux kernel used by the BQ Aquaris E4.5 smart-phone running Ubuntu Touch. The kernel appears to have module source-code marked as confidential and other markings that would not comply with the GPLv2 license of the Linux kernel.
18 March 2015 - BQ Ubuntu Phone - 42 Comments
The Ubuntu Release Team has sent out the reminder today that Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" will not be supported any longer after the end of next month.
18 March 2015 - Lucid Lynx - 11 Comments
With next month's release of Ubuntu 15.04, CPU microcode updates will attempted to be better handled.
15 March 2015 - CPU Microcode - 27 Comments
The official wallpaper of the upcoming Ubuntu 15.04 release was announced this morning.
11 March 2015 - Purple Wallpaper - 17 Comments
The latest development code of Ubuntu's Mir display server now supports multiple displays when using the Ubuntu Phone/Touch Android base.
10 March 2015 - Mir Multi-Monitor - 10 Comments
This week Ubuntu Cloud switched over to systemd while on Monday is when all other Ubuntu flavors will be migrating to systemd by default over Upstart.
5 March 2015 - Ubuntu Systemd Day - 10 Comments
After receiving specifications on the talked about Ubuntu Tablet and then receiving pricing information on the Ubuntu Tablet, the start-up responsible for this tablet that seeks to launch one of the first mass Ubuntu Tablets has sent along some official photos of their design.
4 March 2015 - MJ Ubuntu Tablet - 9 Comments
It's a go: Linux 3.19 is powering Ubuntu 15.04.
3 March 2015 - Linux 3.19 Kernel - 9 Comments
Back in December, Phoronix delivered the first article about An Ubuntu Tablet Inspired By The Ubuntu Edge Is Coming. From the company responsible for this tablet inspired by the failed Ubuntu Edge smartphone we have some new specifications of the tablet they plan to ship with Ubuntu.
27 February 2015 - MJ Tech - 16 Comments
A new video is out showing the latest work on Ubuntu's Unity 8 interface and the convergence user experience across phones, tablets, and desktop PCs.
27 February 2015 - Unity 8 - 60 Comments
The Ubuntu derivatives opting-in to doing beta releases put out their first beta today. With this 15.04 Beta 1 milestone, Ubuntu MATE has been made an official derivative.
26 February 2015 - Ubuntu 15.04 Beta - 13 Comments
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