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With all of the controversy surrounding the Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Linux on non-Unity desktops, a Canonical engineer sought to find out what Linux desktops would work atop Mir if using the XMir X.Org Server compatibility layer.
24 June 2013 - XMir - 99 Comments
For those wishing to play with the next-generation Unity 8 interface atop the Mir Display Server while running Ubuntu Touch, a Personal Package Archive (PPA) is now available. There's also been other Mir and Unity 8 progress made this week.
22 June 2013 - Mir Progress - 29 Comments
Taking a break from blogging about UEFI and Secure Boot, Linux kernel developer Matthew Garrett is now writing about how Canonical's choice of license for their Mir Display Server is a bit scary. It's not the GPLv3 license alone that's raising eyebrows, but the GPLv3 combined with the Ubuntu Contributor's License Agreement that is unfortunate in the mobile space.
19 June 2013 - Canonical CLA - 123 Comments
Canonical has announced today the Carrier Advisory Group for Ubuntu Touch/Phone.
18 June 2013 - Canonical - 18 Comments
For those looking for the latest drama in the Ubuntu Linux land, the fighting over whether KDE and GNOME should support the Mir Display Server to complement the in-development Wayland support continues to be hotly discussed.
18 June 2013 - Fights - 100 Comments
With Canonical's planned adoption of their in-house Mir Display Server over the next year rather than using an X.Org Server or Wayland, derivatives such as KDE-based Kubuntu continue to fear the change and what exactly the options will be.
14 June 2013 - Mir Display Server - 115 Comments
Ubuntu developers are still likely to be switching from Mozilla Firefox as the Linux distribution's default web-browser to now using Google's open-source Chromium platform.
12 June 2013 - Chromium - 8 Comments
This past week Canonical developers made a little more progress on their Mir Display Server stack and the next-generation Unity desktop interface.
10 June 2013 - Mir Display Server - 87 Comments
For those that haven't yet tried out the Ubuntu Phone first hand by loading it onto one of the supported devices, here's a video of the latest Ubuntu Phone version on the Galaxy Nexus smart-phone.
6 June 2013 - Ubuntu Phone - 21 Comments
Here's an update on the Mir display server changes and the adjoining next-generation Unity 8 user-interface that were made to end out May.
3 June 2013 - Unity 8 - 65 Comments
Interestingly, this morning Mark Shuttleworth decided to close Ubuntu's Bug #1 on Launchpad, the bug report created by him in 2004 about Microsoft having a majority market-share. He feels that the Windows creator is no longer commanding the market, but neither is Ubuntu.
30 May 2013 - Ubuntu Bug #1 - 78 Comments
Canonical's Kevin Gunn shared a status update for the advancements made by their team this week on the Mir Display Server and next-generation Unity 8 interface.
24 May 2013 - Unity 8 & Mir Status Update - 3 Comments
Yesterday evening I mentioned Ubuntu Linux developers would be discussing replacing Mozilla Firefox with Google Chromium as the default web-browser in Ubuntu 13.10. After the discussion today, it looks like this may very well happen.
16 May 2013 - Ubuntu 13.10 - 36 Comments
As mentioned already this morning, the plan with Ubuntu 13.10 is to have an experimental Unity 8 desktop powered by Mir for those wishing to toy around with Canonical's next-generation work. The default, however, will be Unity 7 in an X.Org environment. Even so, the Unity 7 desktop along with the Compiz window manager will receive some refinements for the next Ubuntu release.
16 May 2013 - Unity 8 & Mir - 22 Comments
For those Linux enthusiasts wishing to toy with the Mir Display Server and Canonical's next-generation Unity 8 interface, they will be made optionally available for desktop users with the Ubuntu 13.10 release due out in October.
16 May 2013 - Unity 8 & Mir - 20 Comments
Linux developers are considering this week replacing Mozilla Firefox with Chromium, Google's open-source version of their Chrome web-browser, for the Ubuntu 13.10 release.
15 May 2013 - Google Chromium - 70 Comments
Arch Linux replaced MySQL with MariaDB, openSUSE gutted MySQL, Fedora replaced MySQL, and now Ubuntu Linux is looking to continue the trend.
15 May 2013 - MySQL - 12 Comments
While NVIDIA Optimus and other multi-GPU/hybrid laptop graphics systems have been available for years, in the Linux world support for these capabilities is still in the early stages.
15 May 2013 - Hybrid Graphics - 16 Comments
Yesterday during the virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit to begin working out Ubuntu 13.10 plans were more discussions surrounding the distribution's proposed new packaging system.
15 May 2013 - Ubuntu Developer Summit - 8 Comments
Martin Gräßlin, the maintainer of KDE's KWin window manager, has been vocal against Canonical's Mir Display Server from the beginning. He's now written another blog post on the matter in which he makes it rather clear there is little hope of seeing KDE running on the Ubuntu Wayland-competitor.
15 May 2013 - KDE Mir - 163 Comments
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