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Xfce, LXDE, & GNOME Are Running On Ubuntu XMir

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

There's Now An Ubuntu Touch PPA For Unity 8, Mir

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

Mir's GPLv3 License Is Now Raising Concerns

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

Ubuntu Announces Carrier Advisory Group

Canonical has announced today the Carrier Advisory Group for Ubuntu Touch/Phone.
18 June 2013 - Canonical - 18 Comments

In-Fighting Continues Over Mir On Non-Unity Ubuntu

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

Mir Still Causing Concerns By Ubuntu Derivatives

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 Still Looks To Chromium Default Browser

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

Canonical Working On Mir's Performance, Mir On Mir

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

The Current State, Preview Of The Ubuntu Phone

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

Unity 8, Mir Changes Landed Last Week

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

Shuttleworth Closes Bug #1, Microsoft's Market Share

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

Unity 8, Mir Made Progress This Week On Features

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

Ubuntu 13.10 Likely Switching To Chromium Browser

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

Unity 7, Compiz To Be Polished For Ubuntu 13.10

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

Unity 8, Mir To Be Experimental Choice In Ubuntu 13.10

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

Ubuntu To Look At Replacing Firefox With Chromium

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

Ubuntu Looks Towards MySQL Alternatives

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

Ubuntu Still Figuring Out How To Handle Hybrid Graphics

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

Further Planning On Ubuntu's New Package System

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

Kubuntu, KDE Has Little Hope For Ubuntu's Mir

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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