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Ubuntu Touch/Tablet Is Using SurfaceFlinger

One of the first things I wanted to check when installing the Ubuntu Touch/Tablet Developer Preview is seeing what display server / compositor was in use by this newest Ubuntu Linux variant. Wayland? Compiz on X?
22 February 2013 - Display Server - 60 Comments

Ubuntu Phone, Tablet Developer Preview Released

The initial Ubuntu Phone/Tablet Developer Preview images for the Google Nexus 4, 7, and 10 devices are now available for those wanting to try out this touch-optimized version of Ubuntu Linux.
21 February 2013 - Ubuntu Phone - 10 Comments

Ubuntu For Tablets Announcement A Let Down

The countdown for the Ubuntu Tablet announcement that began yesterday is now over.
19 February 2013 - Countdown Over - 26 Comments

Canonical - Ubuntu Tablet Announcement Tomorrow

Canonical has made it not so subtly known that they will be making an Ubuntu tablet related announcement tomorrow.
18 February 2013 - Canonical - 13 Comments

Ubuntu Phone Preview Coming Next Week

Canonical will be releasing a preview of their new Ubuntu Phone platform next week for the Google Galaxy Nexus.
15 February 2013 - Ubuntu Phone Preview - 3 Comments

Ubuntu To Start Shipping On Smartphones In October

There's a report out today that Ubuntu will begin to ship on smart-phones beginning this October.
6 February 2013 - Ubuntu Phones - 16 Comments

Ubuntu Allegedly To Have Its Own X, Wayland Alternative

There's been talk already this morning in the forums, Twitter, and via email to Phoronix that Canonical is allegedly developing its own display server rather than using X.Org/X11 or Wayland.
4 February 2013 - Ubuntu - 96 Comments

Ubuntu Considering Switch To Rolling-Release Model

Starting with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS next year, Canonical may switch Ubuntu Linux to a rolling-release model whereby package updates the bi-annual Long-Term Support releases would be the official images with rolling package updates for those releases.
23 January 2013 - Ubuntu 14.04 - 32 Comments

Ubuntu Decides To Turn On Intel SNA

If you are an Ubuntu Linux user and rely upon Intel integrated graphics, Ubuntu developers could use your help in trying out Intel's SNA as they decide whether to enable this experimental acceleration architecture in Ubuntu 13.04.
18 January 2013 - Sandy Bridge - 8 Comments

Ubuntu's Hardware-Backported LTS Gets Delayed

Ubuntu 12.04.2, the first Long-Term Support point release of Ubuntu Linux where new hardware support is back-ported to the LTS release, has been delayed.
11 January 2013 - Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS - 7 Comments

Compiz Will Not Be Ported To Wayland

The Compiz window manager is not going to be ported to Wayland. The lead Compiz developer also sees no reason to continue the compositing window manager's development beyond maintenance purposes.
7 January 2013 - Ubuntu Compiz - 47 Comments

Ubuntu In 2013: Mobile, Unity, Deep In The Cloud

With 2012 quickly coming to a close, Mark Shuttleworth wrote a blog post this morning about his views on Ubuntu Linux in 2013.
26 December 2012 - Ubuntu 2013 - 10 Comments

Ubuntu Linux Considers Greater Usage Of zRAM

Ubuntu developers and users have brought back up the matter of zRAM and using it as part of the default Ubuntu Linux installation in some intelligent manner.
8 December 2012 - Ubuntu zRAM - 24 Comments

Upstart 1.6.1 Brings New Changes

Last month marked the release of Upstart 1.6 for the init daemon primarily used by Ubuntu. Coming out nearly one month later is Upstart 1.6.1 to deliver on some additional work.
8 December 2012 - Upstart

Ubuntu Continues Focusing On The Nexus 7 Tablet

Ubuntu developers continue investing a great deal of time and resources on ensuring the Linux distribution runs smoothly on the Google Nexus 7 tablet.
8 December 2012 - Google Nexus - 14 Comments

Richard Stallman Calls Ubuntu "Spyware"

In a post to the Free Software Foundation's web-site, Richard Stallman has called out Ubuntu as being "spyware" due to the Amazon search capabilities that have been integrated into Ubuntu's Unity desktop environment with the Dash.
7 December 2012 - Discussion - 176 Comments

Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" Alpha 1 Released

The first alpha release of the Ubuntu 13.04 family, the Linux distribution release that's codenamed "Raring Ringtail" and will be officially released in April, was unveiled on Thursday. Due to a revised schedule, it's not Ubuntu itself seeing an official alpha today but rather some of the derivatives.
6 December 2012 - Ubuntu 13.04 - 19 Comments

Ubuntu Prepares To Kill Off Metacity, Ups Compiz

Ubuntu has bid farewell to the Metacity window manager now that the Ubiquity installer has basic support for Compiz.
29 November 2012 - Ubuntu Killing - 43 Comments

Compiz To Unredirect Fullscreen Windows By Default

The Compiz 0.9.8.6 update soon coming to Ubuntu 12.10 will enable "Unredirect Fullscreen Windows" by default in an effort to boost the OpenGL gaming performance of the Linux distribution when using the Unity desktop.
28 November 2012 - PPA Testing - 11 Comments

Splashtop For Linux Claims 10x Performance Advantage

Splashtop for Ubuntu Linux is being released today and it claims to be 10x faster than VNC plus offering a host of other features.
28 November 2012 - 10x Over VNC - 15 Comments

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