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Ubuntu Prepping Its 16.04 "Rolling HWE Kernel"

Similar to past Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) releases, Ubuntu 16.04.2 and beyond will feature hardware enablement kernels back-ported from newer Ubuntu releases in order to allow new hardware to work on these older LTS releases, but now the Xenial Xerus is switching to a concept of a "rolling HWE kernel."

28 November 2016 - Ubuntu LTS Rolling Kernel - 17 Comments
Mir/Ubuntu Developer Talks Up Mir Outside Of Unity 8

Most talk these days of Ubuntu's Unity 8 next-gen desktop experience and their Mir display server goes hand-in-hand since the change-over is planned in-step before Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, but there's a new Ubuntu Insights blog post up working to promote Mir as more than just tech for the Unity 8 desktop.

28 November 2016 - Mir Abstractions - 24 Comments
Ubuntu Developers Continue Talks To Discontinue i386 & PowerPC Images

Discussed today during the Ubuntu 17.04 Online Summit was the dwindling state of PowerPC (32-bit PPC) and i386 (x86 32-bit) support for Ubuntu and overall Linux for that matter. Images are still being produced but likely for not much longer although the package archives are anticipated to remain.

16 November 2016 - Ubuntu i386 PowerPC Fall - 3 Comments
The Current RadeonSI Benefits Of Switching To Mesa 13.1-dev Git On Ubuntu 16.10

For those wondering the current benefits of switching over to Mesa Git (13.1-devel) on Ubuntu 16.10 compared to the stock Mesa 12 drivers, here are some benchmark comparisons for RadeonSI Gallium3D using an R9 Fury. There are also tests when moving to Linux 4.9 from the Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" Linux 4,8 kernel.

12 November 2016 - RadeonSI Benchmarks - 36 Comments
Ubuntu Core 16 Released

Pardon for being a bit late with this news due to being busy testing Deus Ex on a wide range of GPUs, but Canonical this morning announced the release of Ubuntu Core 16.

3 November 2016 - Ubuntu Snappy Core 16 - Add A Comment
Canonical Rolls Out Its Own Kernel Livepatching Service For Ubuntu

Canonical has formally moved forward with its enterprise kernel livepatching service, which it's making free to the Ubuntu community -- assuming you have three Ubuntu installations or less. Like the other approaches, this is about applying in real-time critical security fixes to the kernel without rebooting.

18 October 2016 - Ubuntu Live Kernel Patches - 35 Comments
Trying Out Ubuntu GNOME 16.10, Wayland Session Not So Great

With today's Ubuntu 16.10 release one of the exciting spins we've been looking forward to is Ubuntu GNOME 16.10, which has an experimental Wayland session available but is not the default. I spent a few minutes trying out Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 this morning.

13 October 2016 - Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 - 22 Comments
Ubuntu 16.10 Final Beta Released

It feels like so soon - we are just two weeks out from seeing the official Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" release. Today the final beta is available.

28 September 2016 - Yakkety Yak - 11 Comments

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